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Critic Regrets Every Second of His Meal at Le Sinclair

Why review this place now?

Inside Le Sinclair
Inside Le Sinclair
Le Sinclair

With a bumper crop of new restaurants ripe for review, the critic for Le Journal de Montréal opts to write-up the somewhat obscure and older Le Sinclair this week. The restaurant inside the Saint Sulpice Hotel once counted Stelio Perombelon as chef; a stint that lasted a year and a half and ended in April of 2013. The normally hyperbolic and enthusiastic Thierry Daraize cuts to the chase in his review: "Que s’est-il passé le soir de ma visite? J’avais pourtant déjà eu de bonnes expé­riences à cet endroit, que ce soit pour le lunch ou lors de soirées cocktails... Mais là, il a dû se passer quelque chose et ça me désole vraiment."

In short, Daraize's meal at Le Sinclair is a massive disappointment. Service is spotty and unprofessional, the menu is full of errors and odd references and the food is just off. A beef tian: "Rien ici dans ce tartare ne le laissait penser, ni dans sa saveur ni dans sa présentation." A worrisome crab cake: "Le plaisir de la dégustation est absent et, avec mon invitée, nous sommes de plus en plus inquiets." The lows endure with a dull magret and a disastrous seafood medley that the critic wishes he had sent back. The final appraisal of Le Sinclair is just brutal: "Vraiment, c’était une soirée à oublier!" One star on five.

Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel

414 Rue Saint Sulpice, Montreal, QC H2Y 2V5

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