First thing that comes to mind is that they named the restaurant appropriately. It is a real gem.
Decor is modern, elegant and inviting. The lunch menu was reasonably priced with a table d’hôte at $18.00 that includes a starter, main course and desert. The table d’hôte selection changes each week.
Executive Chef Jonathan Legris pays close attention to detail. Tomatoes for the caprese salad shown in the pictures are locally grown organic from Urban Farms, one of several products Legris likes to include.
The service was outstanding, Sebastiano and Michele took care of every course with care and efficiency.
My main course was a traditional hamburger served on a gluten free bun. I love to have a burger but cannot not always find a gluten free bun worthy of the calories. This burger was served with all the trimmings on a fluffy bun, a side of fries and just enough salad to say you had your greens. It was a big meal so do not expect to feel like making dinner for the kids after.
My friend Brenda had the table d’hôte salmon dish. Served on a pea mash and a red cabbage couscous delight. I tasted it to make sure it tasted as good as it looked. It did!!!
Although stuffed I indulged in the gluten free Tiramisu. Just perfect. I don’t care for a strong Tiramisu, I prefer to taste the cream with a hint of coffee. This was just right.
Good news is you can park FREE for four hours. Bring your parking ticket in with you so they can validate it. Do not use your credit card as you enter the parking garage as that does not give the helpful staff a way to validate. You NEED the parking ticket.
Internet is free if you want to check in while you are visiting Bijou. Use the “lobby” connection.
Bijou has a great family brunch on the special occasions – next brunch is Mother’s Day.
800 Leigh-Capreol Place, Dorval, QC H4Y 0A4