Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 35
Beer Avg: 3.58
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
we stumbled across Reservoir while ambling around the Plateu after dinner one night, a place that had been discounted for it's relatively low beerfly review, but in the end we chose to return here for dinner the next night rather than hit Benelux - which just looks too hip for my preference
the downstairs is a small but lively arrangement of tables and a small bar, lots of conversation but never too loud, good music, the kitchen is open to the bar area, air conditioning seems to be nonexistent in most bars here (not a complaint) - while ceiling fans and swingout storefront windows provide some relief from the heatwave, very much a local/community feel, never made it to the upstairs patio but it's likely a great spot
it was the chalkboard stretching nearly floor-to-ceiling with food specials changing daily that really pulled me back in for a meal - lots of inventive and appealing choices, we settled for the cold cucumber and mint soup with a yogurt base, and the calamari and cow tongue with pureed vegetables and a chorizo/tomato salsa (paraphrasing here, the actual descriptions were quite elaborate and even more appetizing untranslated), the soup was very tasty and refreshing, while the veal tongue dish was creatively presented and had a great contrast between the rich, tender tongue and cold puree splashes (beet, squash, and green bean)
selection was okay, and perhaps the only disappointment here: IPA, pilsner, vienna lager, blanche, and a stout were the only choices at the time, the beers themselves were adequately tasty if without any standout characteristic
service was typically quick and efficient, though level of friendliness varied by server, no complaints here
thought Reservoir was a great value, prices 0.50 lower before 8 pm, and both pint and the smaller "glass" serving sizes available, most meals $12 - $18 range
07-12-2010 04:22:47 | More by blackie
4.08/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Visited while on vacation w/my wife when her friend was giving us a tour of his favorite brewpubs. This place is easy to walk by and miss since their sign outside is so small. Atmosphere was decent. We stopped here twice, and sat once upstairs, and once downstairs. Nice wooden tables and comfortable chairs. The service was decent, and the brews were good. I had a creme ale and the barley wine, but sampled several others, and all were decent. The food was very good...would have given a 4.5 but one dish wasn't too great. We ordered several appetizers, and the fried calamari was probably the best I've ever had. Also had a beef/eggplant pizza-like creation that was awesome. The cheese plate was also a delicious way to sample some regional cheeses. Wife's friend said this place was his favorite local establishment, and I can see why. I also marked it as inexpensive, which is probably a stretch, but it had the lowest prices around for the quality. The pints were about $5.50, and the food was very reasonably priced. I got a 750mL bottle of Barley wine for $12. Very pleased w/all aspects.
03-10-2009 01:48:17 | More by BoitSansSoif
3.7/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Trendy looking place from outside and in. Nice garage style doors open up to the outside world. Pleasant decor and ambiance.
Seven beers on tap, which is one above my bear minimum for a brew pub.
The quality of the beers were fair to good. Some of them being a bit on the thin side but tasty nonetheless.
Our waitress was polite and accurate with our brew orders. Nothingout of the ordinary but sufficient. It was during a fairly busy lunchtime.
Food, we had just eaten a a little soup and sanwhich shop downt he street that our local bud Josh took us to...which was REALLY good btw. So, didnt try any here but we oogled at the plates that went by....it all looked wonderful! Next time.
All in all a nice expereince at this new to me location. I will be back next time I find myself in town.
07-04-2008 08:34:16 | More by Deuane
3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This brewpub sits less than a stone's throw away from Boulevard St-Laurent, the city's main "nord-sud" artery. I entered Le Réservior just minutes after its 3pm opening and saw a small interior and bar, but with stairs leading to a second floor. Seven house brews were offered on-tap at the time, along with their bottled barleywine. Presentation of the beer and quality itself was good, but getting into conversation with the staff was the highlight. The bartender noticed I was taking notes of the place, and he retrieved a "secret list" of brews the pub brewed in years past, probably to leave a good impression on me. Even if it weren't for the secret list, the staff knew exaclty what malts and hops were used in each brew, including the seasonal dubbel which I had.
Add this to your pub crawl if you plan to tour up St-Laurent.
12-26-2007 05:19:40 | More by DoubleJ
Réservoir in Montréal, QC, Canada
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.