About Lawrence Restaurant
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
Lawrence Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We were introduced to Lawrence on a food ...
We were introduced to Lawrence on a food tour of mile end. It is affiliated with the organic and sustainable butcher 2 doors down. We came back that night and it was our favorite food of the 5 day trip. 4 of us got double appetizers. Good onion soup, great corn and sturgeon soup, fresh side salad, the shredded rabbit with artichokes, olives and capers. The only one we would skip is the shrimp with grilled zucchini. Excellent fresh oysters and our favorite was the octopus nduja with a chorizo spread on toast. Yum. Ah but the other 2 had stellar entrees ! A huge dinner plate sized pork chop that was fork tender and melt in your mouth with the most amazing potatoes fried in beef fat! And the perfectly seasoned and cooked lamb with cauliflower and salt lemon was only a slightly smaller portion. Good wine selection, casual atmosphere, great service!
Finally went to see what all the hype ha ...
Finally went to see what all the hype has been about. I would go back but not for a main dish but rather a couple of appetizers. The two main dishes we had were not great: the lamb dish was not as tender as you'd expect nor as flavourful. The chicken liver and seaweed& pasta dish was moderately good. Service very pleasant though and a fantastic wine list.
The service, staff, and food are all per ...
The service, staff, and food are all perfect at Lawrence. The food is always amazing and the experience I was able to share with my friends will, for sure, be a lasting memory for all eleven of us. I look forward to dining at Lawrence every year, it absolutely never disappoints.
The beef tail for two with the corn risotto, by the way, is a dish I will surely never forget.
The food was very good, as was the wine. ...
The food was very good, as was the wine. Service was also very good. Decor was kind of industrial grunge, not too bad nevertheless. The big problem was the incredibly high noise level. Hard to hear what others were saying. Hard to hear what you were saying yourself.
Large group, 10 of us. This place was p ...
Large group, 10 of us. This place was phenomenal, everyone of us was blown away by what we ordered. Wine pairings were great, cocktails were perfect. I'd absolutely go out of my way to have dinner here the next time I'm in Montreal. The whole staff was incredibly kind and helpful as well.
We stayed in the neighborhood on a recen ...
We stayed in the neighborhood on a recent trip to Montreal. Great little place with a wonderful menu and wine list. If you are a bit adventurous, this is the place for you. We shared three plates a seafood sampler, a tomato tart, and a lamb with cauliflower dish. All were delicious. We also had a nice bottle of red wine, there selection was great, not overwhelming like some places. We went to Liverpool House and Pastaga while we were there, and this was our favorite meal of the 3!
Such an enjoyable evening at Lawrence! A ...
Such an enjoyable evening at Lawrence! As San Francisco area residents, we set a high expectational bar, and Lawrence 's talented English chef reached that bar with most dishes. The staff are young and enthusiastic, knowledgeable about what's in the food they offer. Cocktails were very well-made. A highlight of this very good meal was the seafood assiette starter, an assortment of perhaps eight small, well-conceived and beautifully executed ceviches, salads, and smoked fish slices. The corn, clam and smoked sturgeon soup was outstanding. We knew at that point we were in very good hands and relaxed! Next, meltingly tender lamb shank was accompanied by an over-exuberance of flavorful roasted cauliflower, and the smoked salmon and roasted garlic / goat cheese toasts my husband had as his main dish were very good as well. There was a bit of a drop-off in focus when we hit dessert: a deliciously tart summer pudding needed a more-sweetened whipped cream to balance, while the flavors of a pistachio/chocolate trifle were muddled. Minor quibbles, though. Overall, we recommend Lawrence highly!
Party of 11 to celebrate a bachelorette ...
Party of 11 to celebrate a bachelorette and not many places have reservations for such a large party. Lawrence was accommodating with our delayed arrival (sat down at 9:15p) and server was friendly. The menu choices are more on the acquired taste/exotic end and everyone ordered foods that are familiar - we were hesitant to try new things (i.e. sturgeon fish dish). We had the lobster, the poached duck leg and the lamb. Feedback was that the mix of flavors for the lobster and duck were too varying and it wasn't a nice mix. Lamb was good.
We ordered appetizers and entrees but the wait time for our entrees to arrive was over 1hr. We had to order a second round of bread. By the time we finished our meal, the restaurant was closing (~11p) and we didn't have time to order coffee even if we wanted to.
I had read great reviews for brunch and therefore, had high hopes for dinner. I was disappointed in the overall food/experience but would go back to try their brunch menu. Hopefully, they'd win me over then.
The liver was buttery, but not cloyingly ...
The liver was buttery, but not cloyingly so, and caramelised, but not burnt or fire-hardened - in a word, delicious! The garlic and goat cheese dish was also splendid (and splendidly 'like buttah'). And relaxing environs to boot!
Some friends and I were having a stop over bite. Prior to our dinner, we had already made pitstops at two other food joints. The staff at Lawrence were more than happy to accommodate our "light" dinner request. We ordered 3 apps, 2 mains, 4 beers, 1 rosé, and 3 espressos. Tax and tip came out to $210 between the 5 of us. Money well spent and the food was worth more than the price!
It was my 2nd visit and there will certainly be more down the road!
Reservations certainly recommended.
I'd made a reservation here for a large group (13 people) a few weeks in advance, and on the day of our meal I had to move the reservation back an hour, which they graciously accommodated. Bonus points for Lawrence.
The food was absolutely exquisite - most of the party agreed that it was the best meal many of us had had in a while. The bone-marrow tortelloni was a big hit, as well as the grilled lamb. The drinks were also on point.
Excellent experience at Lawrence. Highly recommended.
Lovely dinner at Lawrence
My friend and I had an early dinner at Lawrence - she had to catch a train that evening. It was quiet when we arrived around 5:30 on a Tuesday evening. The waitress offered us drinks promptly and did a great job explaining the different dishes. I had the salad and albacore. The salad was so simple and yet - perfect! Greens with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Simplicity with quality ingredients. The albacore was seared to perfection and I enjoyed the accompanying lentils, carrots and yogurt sauce. My friend had the salad as well and two entrées - the urchin linguini an deviled crab. Both were delicious. I have been to Lawrence for brunch as well and if you like hearty, lively brunches it is the place to be!
I heard that their brunch was very good but we went for supper. Unfortunately, this restaurant is not for me. The service was really good and the atmosphere was also good. I just found that the plates did not have good combinations and there were too much "marinated" stuff for my taste. I guess other people might like that but it was not for me.
Saturday at Lawrence
Small but cosy. Great wine list with expert recommendations.
I was extremely happy to be able to drink a Hill Farsmtead brew to start off the night even though the bottle is understandably pricey. They also have some Evil Twin which is not so easy to find either.
The appetizer (pork tongue) was excellent. The main (beef neck) was a bit under seasoned for my palate, but the meat was perfectly cooked. Presentation-wise, both my dishes looked very much alike... might just be my choice... kind of a mash of all the ingredients.
Can't say I'm too familiar with English cuisine, so take the above as it is.
The value/price ratio is good. Looking at the menu though, I think if I go back soon, it will be for breakfast/brunch... definitely looked quite hearty but original.
Overall, very satisfied with the experience at Lawrence.
Went to Lawrence for lunch. I would call this modern California style cuisine with some French favourites. The steak tartare was excellent, but the fries are "signature" level....perhaps the best fries ever. I'm a big guy at 6'2" and 250, so I took two appetizers and some fries. Big mistake. One appetizer (beef tartare) and fries would have been more than enough for lunch. Careful, the quantities here are substantial. The food was expertly prepared and not overly fussed-over. Foodsters (as opposed to foodies) will love it, i.e., people who love good food prepared from excellent ingredients without too much pretentiousness.
The details get the spotlight in this palate play
With a quiet and intimate setting, Lawrence serves dishes of such elegant simplicity that it may belie the attention invested in their preparation. To start, I had the herring and trotter dumpling on sauerkraut; clean flavours and a noteworthy start to the evening. For the main, I had the striped bass with celery root risotto; the skin of the fish was crispy and delicate, and the flesh was supple and sweet. The risotto was creamy and rich, perfectly augmented by the texture of the celery root and the perfume of the stock. Tastings around the table revealed a nutty and complex aged steak that was tender to the cut and served with a croûte (topped with complementary layers of savory pork fat, kale and pickled shallots), and a lamb dish served with squash (also delicious). For dessert, I had a ginger cake served with cream and pickled apple; a moist bite with an adventurous interplay of warming spice, velvet sweet and cleansing tart. Other observations: the bar offers up a very well-made (rye) Manhattan, and the fish and shellfish starter plate highlights the unique textures and flavours of the seafood in small, intricate bites. Our server was attentive, patient and very helpful; the food arrived in intervals that allowed for good conversation. A wonderful evening from start to finish.
For December 31st
We chose Lawrence for our December 31st supper. For its incredible natural wines on card & its great selection of orange ones especially. It is a neighbourhood gem in the Mile End with vintage England decoration ambiance. Everyone were pearls; the service and advices on the menu appropriate, the kindness, superb. It was a great evening! Many thanks to all.
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