(CLOSED) Montreal En Scene RestoBar

Address: Montreal-Trudeau Airport, past US Custom, across from Gate 73

Social Media: CLOSED

Date / Time Visited:  5:45PM, 14 March 2015

Genre: Airport, Pub

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper

Reservation: Nil

Here are some of our thoughts (please listen to the podcast for a complete description):

Ambiance / description of place / music / WIFI

Chris – Airport, exposed overhead but still trying to make it work.  Lots of TVs on sports channels (French subtitles), modern tables and chairs.  Can be misled by all the tables were set up with coffee cups – those were ‘breakfast’ tables so we got shifted.  Playing hits of the 80s and 90s such as Wilson Philips.  Airport Wi-Fi is available!

Margaret – No ambiance really because it’s open and at an airport.

Montreal En Scene - Interior Decor

Montreal En Scene – Interior Decor

Greeting / reception

Chris – Very friendly bilingual host.

Margaret – Good – friendly (even though we sat in the ‘closed’ section.

Montreal En Scene - Restaurant Area

Montreal En Scene – Restaurant Area

Menu prices

Chris – Airport reasonable at first glance, but a bit shocking when you see the final bill!

Margaret – Airport reasonable.

Montreal En Scene - Bar Area

Montreal En Scene – Bar Area

Variety

Chris – lots of traditional appetizers, pasta, and burgers.

Margaret – Small menu but a good selection.

Montreal En Scene - Appetizer Menu

Montreal En Scene – Appetizer Menu

Smell/look/taste of Triple Cheese Bacon Beef Burger

Chris – Really had no smell – got a better sense of an earthy smell from the Portobello burger.  I really like the pretzel bun look, but it made for a really thick burger.  The burger itself was unremarkable, but I loved the cheese combination (have I mentioned I love cheese?).  The fries were okay, but I could tell that we’re in Quebec – they were served with a side of mayo.  There was ketchup and mustard made available, but no relish.  The coleslaw was average (probably from a bucket), but I gave it away since Margaret loves it!

Margaret – Hard to bite (big).  Tasty.

Montreal En Scene - Triple Cheese Bacon Beef Burger

Montreal En Scene – Triple Cheese Bacon Beef Burger

Smell/look/taste of Portobello Mushroom Beef Burger

Chris – Good taste on the Portobello, but I think I made the right choice

Margaret – Very good.  Mushrooms cooked nicely – like the way that they were chopped. The cheese was nice.  There was a tangy sauce on the side – I didn’t like it (Charlotte thought it was weird on how it transitioned from tasting like a BBQ sauce to a sour sauce to a sweet sauce.)

Montreal En Scene - Portebello Mushroom Beef Burger

Montreal En Scene – Portebello Mushroom Beef Burger

Smell/look/taste of Chicken Quesadillas

Chris – Charlotte had chicken quesadillas, but wasn’t sharing so we don’t know!

Margaret – ???

Montreal En Scene - Chicken Quesadilla

Montreal En Scene – Chicken Quesadilla

Why we chose menu items

Chris – It’s what I was going to order, but the waiter recommended it so ‘fait accompli’.  I was also going to have a pop but he recommended a Rickards Red, so…

Margaret – I like mushrooms! (was a toss-up with the three-cheese burger)

Montreal En Scene - Sandwich Menu

Montreal En Scene – Sandwich Menu

Service/wait staff knowledge

Chris – Couldn’t really tell, but what a good recommendation!

Margaret – Fast service but hard to tell his depth of knowledge since we didn’t ask questions.

Montreal En Scene - Pretzel Bun

Montreal En Scene – Pretzel Bun

Overall dining experience

Chris – Pleasant, our flight was still on time so no worries there…

Margaret – Company was pleasant and the food was nice.

Would we go again?

Chris – Not giving it away, but probably the best choice in the US Pre-Clearance area

Margaret – If we’re ever in this part of the Montreal Airport then yes

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