Thursday, August 20, 2009
Bifstro Marin-Aylmer Québec
- Steak and Seafood-Charming, intimate restaurant in the heart of the historic old Marina area of Aylmer with deck overlooking the Parc de l'imaginaire and Lac des Chênes.
Heard good things so we decided to check it out. Arrived on a busy Friday night. Service was very good which was surprising with the number of people there.
Started with scallops wrapped in bacon. Five or six ?? Broiled scallops wrapped with nice almost crisp bacon. Cooked perfectly. Delicious!
I ordered the Rib eye rare. It came accompanied with home pommes frites and grilled vegetables. The steak was cooked perfectly and the portion seemed larger than the 12 ounce indicated on the menu. This steak was obviously procured from the local butcher. It was about an inch thick and didn't look at all like the same standard steak you get at the chains in Ottawa. It was tender moist and full of flavour from the grill. It was lightly seasoned with Montreal steak spice. The frites were home cut and superb. Crisp and flavourful. The vegetables were grilled to perfection. Not overdone, crisp and still slightly crunchy. The best steak I've had in the area.
Birthday girl ordered the linguini and it surpassed expectations. Fresh pasta al dente with 3 huge sea scallops and a generous amount of large shrimps grilled to succulent perfection in a rich creamy garlicky Alfredo sauce. The accompanying vegetables were also beautifully done. Leftovers came home for lunch next day. A great location, excellent service and great food served in generous amounts. If you want above average steak and seafood this is the place. The secrets out!
The Bifstro Rib Eye $22, 95
Seafood Linguini Alfredo $23.95
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon $9.50
Le Bifstro Marin
11 Front Street