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Reviews for BarBounya, Ludger and More

Fresh off a top 10 People's Choice nod in enRoute mag, BarBounya gets a rave from Ariane Krol: "Évidemment, quand une formule devient aussi populaire, on risque aussi de tomber sur des menus sans imagination, dont la seule ambition est de profiter de la tendance. Ce n'est heureusement pas le cas au BarBounya, un «bar à mezzés turcs» dont l'offre très personnelle amène quelque chose de réellement nouveau dans le paysage." [La Presse]

Saint-Henri hot spot Ludger gets a "Good" from Sarah Musgrave: "All in all, there's lots of good local energy at Ludger; it feels like less of a grand geste than some of the other recent openings in St-Henri — a young place where there's a sense that the old neighbourhood is worth holding on to." [Gazette]

Lesley Chesterman likes the French spirit of La Maison du Magret but observes some off notes. Two out of four stars: "I wanted to like La Maison du Magret, and I still think the concept is interesting. But if you're going to have a "concept restaurant," you're going to have to nail every dish to get people to return for a menu that isn't going to budge much. And as much as I love duck, why settle for mediocre renditions of classics when there are dozens of bistros around town serving a great confit, great magret, great mousse de foie gras?" [Gazette]

Jean-Philippe Tastet is charmed by neighbourhood bistro Lili Co.

Le Chasseur wins praise from Audrey Lavoie, most notably for a focus on local: "Sur le menu, les noms des producteurs sont inscrits en dessous de la description de chaque plat. Par exemple, le tataki de cerf est fait de cerf de Boileau. Une belle reconnaissance pour les artisans du terroir québécois." [Métro]

Finally, Lorraine Carpenter bigs up Park Ex pillar Bombay Mahal's new outpost on the Main: "Finally, party people on the Main can indulge in late-night cuisine that the British have been absorbing their booze with for decades: curry." [Cult MTL]

Ludger

4001 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Le Sud-Ouest, QC H4C 1R3 (438) 383-3229 Visit Website

Barbounya

234 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, QC H2T 2N8 (514) 439-8858 Visit Website

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