Six weeks after a low-key launch, Larrys, the multi-faceted restaurant from Lawrence, nabs a write-up from La Presse's food critic today. This is exactly the kind of neighbourhood spot we all wish we had, to meet up with friends, have a coffee and a bite, and feel at home, gushes Marie-Claude Lortie.
After a modest wait for a table (Larrys is no-reservations), the critic enjoys spaghetti puttanesca, minced lamb cabbage rolls, oxtail pudding, and a ceviche that feels more like a tartare but is "frais, relevé" regardless. The restaurant's homemade bread is almost worth a detour alone, Lortie declares. For dessert there's a crème brûlée-like rice pudding, and a caramel frosted chocolate cake — all "bien fait, à l'image de tout le repas." Kudos too, for the terrific wine list, and co-owner Annika Krausz's tasteful design. Lortie's verdict: Larrys is relaxed, convivial, and serves delicious, affordable food. The critic will be back.