Restaurant: Le Blossom
Restaurant type: Japanese, bar, sushi bar, poké bowls, fancy
Prices: $3.95-$18.95 entrées, $4.29-$15.95 sushis, lunch specials
Date: Friday July 27th 2018
Table of: 2
My favorite dish: Salmon and ikura chirashi
Back in July, when I worked nights for two weeks, I figured, why not take advantage of this opportunity and brunch during the week? Unfortunately for me, my plan backfired, as when we arrived at Le Passé Composé on a Friday at lunch time, there was a line up! Not wanting to wait in line, we decided to try out the nearby Le Blossom Bar.
If you’re from Montreal and just slightly aware of what’s going on in the food scene, then you know that Le Blossom opened less than a year ago and features a beautiful cherry blossom tree in the middle of its restaurant (yes, its fake). Even though its fake, its very beautiful and adds a nice touch to the place.
There are many advantages of choosing Le Blossom at lunch, like a near empty restaurant, seating of our choice just under the cherry tree and their lunch menu specials. For prices ranging between $16 and $26, you can get a soup or edamame, a house salad and a dish of your choice. Pretty sweet deal in my opinion.
Liz and I both opted for the same dish, the salmon and ikura chirashi along with a glass of Le loup blanc, Petit Chaperon rose. Everything was delicious, from the miso soup to the house salad with ginger vinaigrette and the salmon and ikura chirashi. The salmon sashimi was delicious and fresh, as was the zesty salmon tartare. I would however have preferred it if there had been an accompanying sauce (probably cause I’m westernized) so I chose to add soya sauce to my rice bowl. The portions were good and filling too.
Overall, we enjoyed a delicious meal, under the beautiful cherry blossom tree. Le Blossom is not just a place to visit at night for drinks, but also during the day for their delicious lunch specials. It also makes a great spot for a day-time work meeting, as its relatively quiet. I have my own criteria when it comes to reviewing restaurants, which I also use on my Instagram account (@elisebgravel). It’s very simple, there are only three points: the quality of the food (on 10), the price (from $ to $$$$$) and the following question: would I go back?
So, here is my review of Le Blossom:
Price: $$ (lunch)
Would I go back?: Yes! I would love to check it out at night time for a 5@7.
UP NEXT: my blog post about Yen Cuisine Japonaise (Delicious new Japanese restaurant downtown!)
*All photos and opinions are mine