(English) Restaurant Sinclair: A terrace with class

Last Tuesday, I was invited to dine on the terrace at Restaurant Sinclair in order to give you my impression of the new space and its matching menu. The space is gorgeous – tucked in the back of Le Saint-Sulpice hotel – it was more than I had imagined. The space is covered and heated for chilly nights and the terrace’s flowering trees filled the air with their welcoming scent. I started off with a not-too-sweet white sangria to put me in a summery mood despite the poor weather.

From the menu we chose to start with a few fresh oysters (6 for $17) garnished with finely chopped crisp cucumber and celery – a refreshing appetizer. As a first course, my date had the raw marinated scallops with caramelized orange and fennel while I enjoyed the grilled guinea fowl salad (both $19). Mine was a perfect plate with succulent meat, tart rhubarb and al dente green beans while the scallops were sliced a bit too thick, leaving them a little fishy. For our mains we both went with seafood – I had the market fresh Mackerel grilled and served with fiddleheads and béarnaise-mayo and my guy had the Sinclair bouillabaisse (both $26). These dishes were delicious!

I probably didn’t need dessert, but this wouldn’t be a review without one, so I definitely recommend the Lemon pie “verrine” (lemon pie in a glass, $8) – which was quite simply: lemony, creamy, crunchy and good. We enjoyed our first Sinclair terrace experience and I will very likely return, if only to have that guinea fowl salad again with a nice glass of wine.

125 Saint-Paul West

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