Firegrill Restaurant & Bar: Cosy & classic steakhouse in the heart of downtown Montreal

Restaurant: Firegrill Restaurant & Bar
Restaurant type: steakhouse, steak, ribs, grilled meats, seafood, table d’hôte menu
Prices: $7-$29 entrées, $13-$41 mains, $30-$110 wine bottles

Date: Tuesday August 28th 2018
Table of: 2
My favorite dish: surf n turf + rack of lamb + molten brownie

I had the pleasure of trying out Firegrill Restaurant & Bar as their guest with Alex. Alex had already been a few years back and loved it, so I knew it was going to be a great meal. Firegrill is basically a steakhouse, nestled somewhere in between a Baton Rouge and a The Keg. Firegrill actually has two locations, one in the heart of downtown on Stanley and Maisonneuve (the one we went to) and a second in Ville St-Laurent. The whole decor and layout is very warm and masculine, with a lot of dark colors, wood, bricks and leather.

Firegrill’s menu offers much more than just steak and meat. They have an extensive salads menu, pasta options and a long list of entrées. After browsing through the menu, we chose:

  • Pinot Blanc, Mission Hill “Five Vineyards”, Canada
  • Virgin mojito
  • Spinach and artichoke dip: spinach and artichoke hearts in a creamy three cheeses blend
  • Shrimp cocktail: cold water jumbo shrimp, served with a salsa dip
  • Steak and shrimp (surf n turf) (from the table d’hôte menu) : 3 grilled shrimps accompanied by a grilled Manhattan cut sirloin steak, topped with a Porto sauce and served with rice and grilled vegetables
  • Rack of lamb (from the table d’hôte menu) : rubbed with a blend of herbs, served with a Porto reduction, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and grilled bell peppers
  • Molten brownie: double layered fudgy brownie, filled with a chocolate espresso ganache and served with vanilla ice cream
Spinach & artichoke dip (2018)
Jumbo shrimp cocktail (2018)
Surf n turf (2018)
Rack of lamb (2018)
Molten brownie (2018)

Everything was very good and the portions were very big too. My favorite dish was the rack of lamb, which was seasoned to perfection and cooked to a perfect medium-rare. The garlic mashed potatoes were creamy and garlicky, the sauce was delicious and the grilled peppers were perfectly grilled. I also enjoyed the surf n turf, which also featured a perfectly cooked piece of meat (medium-rare), a wonderful sauce, and delicious grilled vegetables. The shrimps were especially good, with a delicious seasoning and great grill. I also liked that the jumbo shrimps from the shrimp cocktail were huge, exactly as they should be. For dessert, we chose the molten brownie which was absolutely divine; probably one of the best desserts I’ve had in Montreal! The brownie was rich, moist and decadent, the ganache was delicious and the vanilla ice cream was the cherry on top of the sundae. I also enjoyed my glass of pinot blanc, which is from a Canadian winery in BC #drinklocal. Alex’s virgin mojito was also very good, nice and minty and limey.

Overall, we had a great evening at Firegrill, filled with delicious foods and drinks. Although I enjoyed everything we ate, the meat dishes were the standouts for me, as well as the brownie. When going through the menu, I was looking for some standout choices, something out of the box, which I didn’t find. A salmon tartare, or a beef tartare or some grilled scallops could be nice additions to the menu. Firegrill is the place to go if you’re looking for a nice meaty meal and a cosy place that will make you feel like you’re at home.

Pinot blanc & virgin mojito (2018)
Spinach & artichoke dip (2018)
Surf n turf (2018)
Surf n turf (2018)
Rack of lamb (2018)
Rack of lamb (2018)

UP NEXT: my restaurant review of Noodle Factory (Fast-paced Chinese eatery & takeout in Chinatown)

*This restaurant post does not contain my usual restaurant review criteria of restaurants, as this is a sponsored post where I was invited to the restaurant as a guest.

*All photos and comments are mine

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