A Table For Two
A blog of critiques of restaurants around Montréal, Québec, and some other places.
2006-03-25 - 13:52:17
Mehfil(Note: Mehfil has been sold and is now called Mantra.)
Are we really that prejudiced? We really didn't expect anything particularly good when we decided to visit the restaurant called Mehfil. After all, this is an indian restaurant that really doesn't look all that hot... On a small avenue... In Longueuil.
Well, I'm at a loss for words when I try to describe the delicious surprise that awaited us. The interior is pretty and warm. It looks like a family owned restaurant instead of one of those commercial enterprises that seem to abound in and around Montreal. At Mehfil's, not only can you feel like you're in a small restaurant, but it's also capable of welcoming bigger groups.
The service is excellent. I don't mean that they offer the highest level of professionalism but rather that the employees sincerely want you to have a pleasant experience. And believe us, we did.
Let us not forget the most important point: the meal. In our opinion, the dishes offer an exceptional quality. Honestly, neither Sandra or I are experts in Indian cuisine, but we have tried a few over the years. Without a doubt, this is the one that has impressed us the most. The meals are prepared "with loving care" and even if the portions aren't huge, they are perfectly generous.
Here are some of the items we tried during our first two visits: pakoras, seekh kabab, chicken tikka, nân bread, rice, gulab jamun and more. Everything was wonderful. And the price? Between $15 and $25 per person. We strongly recommend that you try it and let us know what you think.
2 comments2007-09-08 - 11:11:46TrishTotally agree with the above review. We returned to this restaurant September 2007 when the original owners took back management. The food is truly excellent and the service warm and inviting. Absolutely 5 stars all around.2007-09-10 - 11:07:58ThierryThank you for the comment. I had no idea the original owners were back. We'll have to go back for a visit soon.
- $15 to $25 per person
- Going out with the family
- Going out with friends
- 1019, Ste-Foy, Longueuil, Quebec
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