Five months after this huge Plywood Report, Le Sieur d'Iberville is now open on the corner of Mont-Royal Est and d'Iberville on the edge of the Plateau.
The bold overhaul of a moribund 1950s-era taverne du quartier from Stephen Leslie (Monkland Tavern, Tavern on the Square) and brothers Mike and Greg Silas (Typhoon Lounge) includes some authentic nods to the past. As Leslie told Eater Montreal in February:
"This believe it or not, was behind a jiprock [sic] wall. The restaurant was a tavern in the '50s (of course) and this is the old beer delivery system. It goes downstairs into the cooler - where you load the pints onto metal shelves - and brings it upstairs. We're almost done refurbishing it. It will get a glassed-in front (to keep our Molson pints cold) and we are having old style tavern fridge door made for the rest of it. It's so badass."
The bar was built from "110-year-old 3-4"-thick planks from this place that was in Lachine. They're about 8' long and weigh a ton. Beautiful stuff."
As for the menu, two words: rotisserie chicken. There is a house-ground burger too, which Leslie describes as a partial ode to "Heston Blumenthal and Danny Bowien's method. Arduous task but the end result is worth it."
Other notables include fried chicken, a jerk chicken sandwich ("The Big Jerk") and profuse bar snacks. All subject to change, of course, as Leslie and his staff tinker when necessary.
Le Sieur d'Iberville is open Monday to Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
· Le Sieur d'Iberville [Official Page]
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