Boris Bistro (Old Montreal, Montréal, QC)
The best way to describe Boris Bistro is a complete surprise. I had dinner here with two of my Mexican colleagues last night, and it was simply wonderful. Surprising to me, because (a) the staff was really accommodating to our needs (b) the food was excellent (c) the service was fantastic, all in light of (d) we arrived at 10pm. And besides, the staff were extremely good looking
Boris Bistro is a spacious restaurant located in the Old Montreal area, non-pretentious yet elegant, with a beautiful patio and more importantly, within 3 blocks from the hotel where I am staying at. We were greeted with warmth and the servers tolerated our French/English mumbling as we were completely starving.
I ordered a salade méditerranéenne au poulet (Mediterranean chicken salad, $17.50) which was well served (albeit, it had goat cheese – I know, how could I order a dinner item with cheese – but I did want to see how they served it, and besides I was starving). The salad was exquisite, and it had a side-order of tapenade that simply enhanced the chicken flavours perfectly. I will even admit that the goat cheese was amazing and that it combined perfectly with the salad (some balsamic vinegar may have made its way into the salad dressing). I’m a fan of very strong flavours and this salade méditerranéenne au poulet was just what the doctor ordered for me.
Overall, if I had to come back (and I know we had already visited here a few years ago for another NACEC meeting) I would definitely seek the comfort of Boris Bistro. Very highly recommended, and not expensive enough to break the bank.