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“La Table des Roy pour le fin gourmet.”
Review of La Table des Roy

La Table des Roy
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Not to be missed, the food is exquisite, the staff friendly, the surroundings pleasant and peaceful.

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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Professional and attentive service, an excellent dining selection and fine wines to accompany the dishes. Denis, the maitre d' kept a watchful eye on all the tables and ensured that the clients were well served. The generous island bouillabaisse made of fresh local produce matched the quality of any found in the south of France. Though the restaurant was extremely busy the Saturday night we visited, Denis made time to chat with us. The prices are relatively high, however, the quality was there and the island runs on seasonal tourism, hence it is understandable to pay somewhat more than in a year round urban operation.
Would not hesitate to recommend this establishment for those that enjoy fine dining.

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Reviewed 16 August 2012

"Awsome" is the word.
This place gives me the impression of how things should get done in a restaurant , from the kitchen to the atmosphere and the "savoir faire" of the service crew.
Bravo...!!!
We wish there was more places like yours in the city.

Ray & Janice

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Reviewed 20 July 2012

on a recent trip to the Magdalen Islands we had dinner on our last night at La Table des Roy
although we had no reservation the owner was gracious enough to seat us. the service was impeccable and the food was absolutely spectacular in both its presentation and taste. following the meal we sat outside in front of the outdoor firpace and the owner presented us with some apperatifs. Overall this was a wonderful way to say goodbye to the Islands!

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Reviewed 18 July 2012

En français plus bas
Nothing justifies to pay such prices for what is average presentation and ordinary cooking on that given day. The bouillabaise was an imposture for anyone who has lived in Marseille or visited Provence. The accidental catch of the day (cod) was excellent, yes, but overall the first service called entrée in French) was way too expeneive for what is was (see description in French below) . It remains by all standards for us -and we have travelled extensively around the world- a shameless rip-off. And you are better off to go to Le Veau de Nathaêl, to get their fine local products and some French bread and cheese and to savour some fine wine which you will have chosen at home, or go to Le Café de la Grave in Havre Aubert a little more worth what you will have paid for and bought. At La table des Roy they serve only 2 wines by the glass both mediocre (which means very average here). We sampled the white wine (vin d'assemblage not even vin de cépage!) of the cheapest bottle at la Régie des alcools (South African white at 9.95 the bottle) for the price, here, of 10 dollars of a fragment of a glass (before tax and service realize that this makes 13.00 a tiny volume of the glass) and they pour in so little as to make 8 to 9 glasses out of their bottle. No this restaurant is only to be considered fine dining by the casse-croute reality of the Magdalen islands' dining standards, that is just better than the average <<family>> restaurant. In addition, the service was, from the beginning, arrogant by some Dartagan-looking waiter with no deference or politeness, forget about courtesy. He was above-all stand-offish in mimics, tone of voice, non-verbal expressions and so forth. How can this disdainful individual be tolerated in an establishment pretending to such <<local fame>>? And if he comes out of l'école d'hôtellerie du Québec, I would be surprised that <<ses grands airs de sommelier en exil>> would have given him a passing grade out of that school. He behaves the way French waiters in Paris used to greet American tourists in the 1970's . No longer is this the case in France in most reputable places nowadays in France, as they are delighted to speak English and have overall lost that air of superiority in culture and judgement in most fields of kowledge or the arts of luxury as displayed rue de la Paix on Place Vendôme. Here we had a sample, so far away from such landmarks, of that old hexagonal arrogance. Fortunately we were saved by the establisment's busboy, his sole courtesy and that of another waiter's rescue efforts as he too was exasperated by the <agissements>> of Dartagnan. Awful evening overall when we were expecting so much in elegance and simplicity. Beware; all prices are to be divided by 3 or at least 2 by the reasonable standard's of Montreal's finest restaurant and tables. In the details, it lacks class.

Franchement, ce resto est à éviter à tout prix. On s'y donne de grands airs et on a triplé la valeur des plats en espérant piger dans vos poches le profit d'une année en l'espace des 3 mois de passages plus achalandés sur les îles. Je ne crois pas à la viabilité d'une telle entreprise de restauration où la cherté n'est pas accompagnée de grand service (ce qui devrait être le cas vu les prix pratiqués assimilables à de la rapine, ici, pratiquée sans vergogne qu'une seule fois avec notre assentiment et en définitive à notre insu). La qualité des plats était douteuse dans leur personnification: la bouillabaise n'en était pas une puisqu'il fallut dépecer nos crustacés nous-mêmes, le bouillon n'en était pas non plus ni en parfum ni en saveurs ni en fumets. Précédemment, l'entrée des deux pétoncles découpées en 3 parts, les deux huitres et enfin la présentation artisanale d'une entrée goûteuse pour deux mais à 36 dollars plus 30 pour cent (service et taxes=46 dollars pour une seule minuscule entrée ouvrant l'appétit mais laissant sur note faim parce que ridiculement trop chiche) était une exagération odieuse où nous devenions en préambule les dindons de la farce. Seule la prise accidentelle du jour (la morue très fraîche) valait la peine de quelque éloge mais l'apprêt était certes bon,mais simple et au goût du pays, sans plus (42 dollars après taxes et service pour ce seul plat!). Non, vraiment abstenez-vous de croire qu'ils puissent se prétendre être du monde de l'hospitalité et de l'accueil. Trois bonnes phrases de grands critiques débonnaires de Montréal, reçues au cours d'une compétition culinaire publicisée, ne peuvent justifier aux artisans et lauréates de se poster en une île pour voracement se jeter sur l'argent des touristes qui ne voudront pas vouloir revenir une seconde fois sous de telles auspices. Voilà pourquoi ce resto ferme 8 mois sur 12, les gens de la place restent scandalisés de ces pratiques qui glacent le sang et font honte aux Madelinots si on se fie à leurs réactions une fois qu'on en ait parlé quoique ceci n'était pas nouvelle du jour à leurs oreilles sensibles.

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