A sleek new oyster, wine and cocktail bar has come to the heart of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie. Le North End is from the same management as Le Saint Édouard, arguably the most popular bar in the 'hood.
The principals now have a firm grip on the boul. Rosemont scene - only a few short blocks separate the two establishments. Pierre Gadouas (Crowd Bar & Flair, Bar le Jockey), a regular on the competitive mixology circuit, is in as general manager.
Le North End officially opens today, fresh off the proverbial soft launch, which elicited two very divergent Yelp reviews:
the bad: service, service, service! when i got there, we were maybe 7 patrons in the bar and service was slow. took about 10-15 minutes to actually order something. once it got a bit more crowded, confusion just hit everyone. as i was enjoying my drink and wondering where the hell were my oysters (or if i actually had order them), i could see people waiting for what seem like forever to be served. their faces were pretty telling. some actually walk out as they got pissed. Hoang-Khai T.
There is a beautiful oyster bar and windows that offer a glimpse into the kitchen where hearty Quebec bar treats like smoked meat sandwiches are carved and served. The beer menu is limited to the usual exclusivity-demanding suspects which is too bad, I'd love to see some adventurousness here, but when looking for a beautiful, romanic spot for oysters and cocktails look no further. Risa D.