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"How would the real Rufus Rockhead feel about this place?" Indeed. Sarah Musgrave (behind the paywall) starts her review of Rufus Rockhead with the logical question on everyone's minds, with the possible exception of Simple Plan fans who hope to catch a glimpse of guitarist and Rufus Rockhead owner Jeff Stinco at the bar. The Gazette critic gives the splashy Griffintown supperclub a 'Fair Bet' and sums up the food with this: "Everything was not very good, but some items went down well." [Gazette]

Lesley Chesterman (behind the paywall) reserves few compliments for La Grenouille, the Plateau bistro from media personality Marie-Claude Savard. Of the bouillabaisse: "Our last dish, the bouillabaisse, failed on all fronts. What to criticize first? The mealy broth ... the stringy hake ... the bland rouille ... the broken bits of shrimp? Or how about having to extract the meat from a snow crab shell bathed in soup? What a mess." [Gazette]

La Majestique (behind the paywall) garners a good review from Thierry Daraize, who is quick to remind everyone that Charles-Antoine Crête was a menu consultant at the new restaurant on the Main: "Si l'ouverture de ce nouveau restaurant est sur toutes les lèvres, c'est qu'un per-son-nage y officie, comme consultant, dit-il, mais il y imprime un style, une façon de faire qui lui est propre." [Journal de Montréal]

Over at Métro, Audrey Lavoie thinks that Mile-Ex restaurant Manitoba needs more time to gel: "Somme toute, l'expérience au restaurant Manitoba est intéressante, sauvage. On sent une grande réflexion derrière chaque plat, et les produits sont magnifiques et respectés. Malgré cela et malgré notre enthousiasme de départ, aucun plat n'a suscité de «wow!» une fois en bouche." [Métro]

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Majestique

4105, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y7 (514) 439-1850 Visit Website

Manitoba

271 Rue Saint Zotique Ouest, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC H2V 1A4 (514) 270-8000 Visit Website

Rufus Rockhead

1726 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1M3 (438) 384-1272 Visit Website

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