In this happy little place (just a short cab ride from downtown), you’ll experience true Magdalen Islands food and décor. Naturally, this includes your pick of the sea: scrumptious crab, sweet lobster and, of course, seal meat served in any way you can handle it. I’m not sure Brigitte Bardot would approve, but my taste buds sure did! Try the Fisherman’s Plate with specialties like creamy Pied-de-vent cheese (one of my favourite Quebec cheeses), smoked mackerel, herring, smoked seal, seal sausage, seal pâté and more. What does seal meat taste like, you ask? Well, it depends on how it is prepared, but the flavour ranges from sweet and nutty to slightly beefy.
On a Saturday nights, you get the full island deal with live music played by the sisters’ uncle. Not surprisingly, half of the clientele made of expat Magdalen Islanders.
I shot a short video of the place to give you a better idea of the ambiance. Have a look:
http://www.youtube.com/v/ECZrg4tqqHI&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=fr&feature=player_embedded&fs=1Les Îles en ville
Debit and cash. No credit cards.
Tuesday to Friday 11 am to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 11 pm
Reservations recommended on Friday and Saturday nights
Average bill for dinner for 2 people (before tax, alcohol and tip): $50