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Monkland Tavern

5555, av. Monkland (Av. Old Orchard) Send to Phone
A fine place to see and be seen, and get a decent bite to eat while doing so.
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Dinner nightly
Open late

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Monkland Tavern Restaurant Review

: The space it small for the number of tables it holds, and with a long bar running down the length of one wall, the place looks more like a polished hipster bistro than a barroom. Among the many patrons, there’s a predominance of young singles mingling. The menu is brief with lots of pastas and too many pretentious fusion trimmings. Almost all of the dishes have some kind of candied fruit reduction or are served with Brussels sprouts leaves or something equally affected. But generally, the food is tasty, such as the soup of the day, which can include cream of cauliflower, red bean chipotle or potato-leek. For a main course, rigatoni is paired with house polpetti and topped with chilies. A decorative cylinder of lightly whipped maple cheesecake drizzled with maple cream and dotted with candied walnuts is a nice way to end the meal. Portions are generous without being excessive, and prices are affordable. Staff serves and busses with an efficiency born of a perpetually overbooked restaurant.

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