Restaurant Jane was a hit! Matt, Julie H. and I were happy to discover a new spot close to home. It’s a little hard to find because there is no sign on the façade and they don’t have a website, but people have clearly taken to the new “novelty pizza” joint in Griffintown. It was full!
Their menu is mainly composed of pizzas, which include some strange but intriguing twists on classic comfort food like Mac n’ Cheese, Souvlaki and Pulled Pork.They also have a pretty wide array of solid entrées and a couple of main courses. Yesterday, they were serving up a fried pork chop with spinach orichietti, beef wellington with foie gras and NY steak and fries, but I think they change up the main courses on a regular basis. We had the Schwartza smoked meat pizza and were all impressed by the “smell” effect. If you closed your eyes, you would definitely think there was a smoked meat sandwich in front of you!
Price was reasonable. I’d say it’s in line with Gepetto, the other great pizza joint in the area.The bill came to $104 (excluding tip) for the three of us and accounted for our $10 cocktails (don’t bother with the raspberry mojito…), $42 bottle of wine (which was an awesome Cotes du Rhône), 3 entrées and our Schwartza.
We had the grilled octopus ($18), endive and blue cheese salad ($13) and meatballs ($13) as entrees and they were all amazing. Meatballs were a little salty (and God knows I love my salt) but still recommendable. The octopus dish surprised me as I was a little weary of this delicate dish being on a pizza joint’s menu. Honestly, one of the best I’ve had!
Julie, Matt and I agreed on an overall rating of 7.5 on 10. We would definitely go back, especially given it’s close to home for us and is a great option to our regular roster of Gepetto and Burgundy Lion.
1744, Notre-Dame Ouest (close to Guy)
Check out their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Restaurant-Jane/140378979326052?v=info