BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD
The Old Port is one of my favorite neighborhood in the city. Aside from the cachet of the old city and the amount of clubs and lounges there’s also a major concentration of restaurants. If you’ve been before you know that some of those places can run you up a pretty stiff bill. The Bulldog is that kind of place that won’t make to much of a dent in your budget.
The food is reasonably priced and is actually very good. Been a pub they have a selection of beer but nothing on tap, everything is cans or bottles. As for the menu they have a good selection of Pub food that ranges from finger food tapas style to steak, burgers and tacos.
For my part I decided after looking at the menu to go for the meatballs for starters. I would usually order those when I go to an Italian restaurant but the fact that their meatball had smoked meat in them I wanted to try them. The portion is only 2 meatballs but for 2$ you can’t go wrong, I actually order 2 orders. For my main dish my choice ended on the Bang Bang Shrimp Naan Taco, as the name says it it is a Taco made with a Naan bread instead of the typical hard or soft shell taco. I admit that I was not sure how it would taste but it ended up been quite good and different. I like when restaurant are a little bit audacious and think outside the box to revisit a conventional dish.
Service was a little slow but I was in no rush and neither were my friends. The whole meal including my appetizers, my main and a large beer were just under 30$ which is pretty good for the Old Port. Not a place to bring a date but if you’re looking for an inexpensive place for a bite before going to some of the clubs you’ll get your money’s worth.
12 Rue Street Paul Ouest, Montreal