Bistro 1843 is located in a historical home in Ile Bizard, that was once the leisure home of Denis Benjamin Viger. Today a young couple Sara and Tarik have turned it into a dining delight.
The buzz about this 32 seat restaurant is enough to get you to make a reservation. Not only did I hear how fabulous it was by anyone who had been there but also how hard it was to get a reservation. Timing is everything mixed in with some patience. I called one day and left a message.
When I got the call back from the Bistro I was offered choices of dates in the months to come. Not even sure who was going to join me I jumped on a Sunday reservation in March, as the next reservation was end of May. These reservations are coveted so even if you don’t know the details you can always find someone to join you.
My night finally arrived and I was not disappointed. The food was amazing at the bring your own wine bistro. The chalk board held a list of three special choices that included soup or salad, a main dish and desert for around $45.
There are choices on the regular menu as well, everything going by looked delicious. I wished for two stomachs as I often do when I like a restaurant.
I had the soup, braised lamb shank served with roasted veggies and the blueberry upside down cake for desert. TO DIE FOR…. As I write this I could nibble on the blueberry cake that was made with Lac St. Jean blueberries.
Daniel had the cod which he loved and the salad as a starter. He finished off with the lemon cheesecake. Needless to say I was tasting from his plate and all was delicious there too.
This is 32 seat dinning room in an old home has comfy chairs. Decor could use a boost but the place is clean. Service is second to none. Sara was very attentive to all our needs throughout the evening.
A must for every West Islander. Thanks to Sara and Tarik for a memorable experience.
Address: 376 Chemin Cherrier, L’Île-Bizard, QC H9C 1S1