"Oddly enough I wasn't wowed by Le Filet when it first opened in 2011," admits the critic for the Montreal Gazette in her review today. That is no longer the case. The popular restaurant from the familiar foursome of Claude Pelletier, Hubert Marsolais, Patrick St-Vincent and Yasu Okazaki has come up a half star shy of a perfect review.
Lesley Chesterman describes her starters at Le Filet as "alive" and "delicious." It only gets better from there. The "next dishes were some of the best I've tasted in ages." The hits include Faroe Island salmon with saffron sauce and yuzu cream, a seafood and mushroom risotto, and cavatelli with veal cheeks and foie gras. A dish of Boileau deer with gnocchi is "perfect." The conclusion from the critic is about as strong an endorsement as it gets. "Gorgeous food, perfect service, terrific wines, great room is the equation for excellence in the restaurant business, and Le Filet has it down pat."