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Les Deux Singes de Montarvie on TripAdvisor Stardom

The Mile End restaurant consistently sits atop the consumer review site's list of Montreal restaurant.

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Les Deux Singes de Montarvie
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie

In "The power of consumer reviews", The Gazette profiles chef Sean Murray Smith and Les Deux Singes de Montarvie. The humble Saint-Viateur Ouest bistro is the top-ranked Montreal restaurant on TripAdvisor, a spot it has held for nine of the past 12 months.

"It's a nice pat on the back (and) been great for business," Smith tells contributor Mark Caldwell.

Ambiance has long been the restaurant's strong suit. Despite a lacklustre meal in 2006, Lesley Chesterman ended a two-star review of Les Deux Singes de Montarvie with this:

Maybe I do take this whole food thing too seriously. There's a lot more to an appealing restaurant than the right salsa for a scallop, the seasoning of a fish filet or the sauce on a chocolate cake. Or so, in the case of a nice little restaurant like this, I wished I believed.

· The power of consumer reviews [Gazette]
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