An Old-Fashioned Date Night
5887 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H4A 1X6
I love date night.
But date nights have changed. Restaurants are evolving from “fine dining” to “fast casual” to cater to our increasingly fast-paced society.
You no longer look up across the table to see the eyes of your date gazing into yours, but rather into their phone screen – checking the score, answering an e-mail, or scrolling through Instagram. All too often we complain about the food taking too long, the service being too slow, and just wanting to get home in time for that TV show. There is no doubt that I am guilty of all of it, and that is the exact reason I fell in love with my date night at Jardin Iwaki.
This quaint spot on Sherbrooke O in NDG has a total of 4 tables, 1 waitress, and 1 chef, so right off the bat – you know you’re not going to be in and out of here so fast. Learn it. Accept it. Love it.
Course 1: Assorted Appetizers
Tuna-stuffed tomato, fish cakes, salmon tartare, eggplant and pork, and seaweed served in cucumber.
Course 2: Cold Soba Noodle Salad
Course 3: Japanese Pancakes
Course 4: Tuna Sashimi with Sunflower Oil
Course 5: Mackerel with Rapini, Three Kinds of Japanese Mushrooms, and Eggplant
Course 6: Mussel Soup with Rice
Course 7: Ginger Ice Cream with Grapes and Figs
A L L Y O U N E E D T O K N O W
Just walk-In • Reserve the Day Of • Reserve the Week Of • Reserve 3-Months in Advance
PJs Would Do • Jeans and a Tee • Effort Required • Dress to Impress
Don’t Expect Much • Pretty Chill • Trendy • Expect a Party
Parking Lot • Free on Sidestreets • Meters • You should Probably Uber
7-Course Chalk Board Menu (call in advance to inform of food restrictions) • Diverse Menu Options • Accommodating • GF, V, Organic
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