If Lucille’s Oyster Dive was a real, tangible woman, every Montreal man would be trying to get all up on that. Her sultry exterior and sophisticated taste in seafood and oysters would lure them in, but her chill out ‘watch the game with the boys’attitude would keep them around. Unfortunately, the only men Lucille’s will be luring in are the famished ones looking to grab some tasty grub. Located in the heart of Monkland Village, Lucille’s has been, and continues to be, a perfect combination of class and fun for everyone.
In 2012, an unfortunate fire brought Lucille’s to a screeching halt, destroying the restaurant and anything surrounding the vicinity. A year later, they re-opened, all brand-spanking new, and oh were we excited to feast again! The menu has a wide range of seafood appetizers and mains, each being tastier then the next.
Our top favourite entrées are definitely the fish tacos, the clam chowder, and obviously the oysters (walking into an oyster dive without trying the oysters is the ultimate form of foolishness). The fish tacos are dressed with red cabbage, filled with big chunks of fried fish sitting on white tortilla bread. The clam chowders are a perfect balance of potatoes, carrots, celery, fish, and clams, all in a decadent creamy broth. Our favourite aphrodisiacs are nothing short of perfection, to the extent that we can guarantee that after the first slurp, there will be a whimsical feeling of love in the air. The oysters are slimy, delicious, and expertly shucked. Try the jalapeño-cilantro dressing: it really adds the perfect touch.
As for the mains, the seafood-chorizo dish and the surf and turf are two definite must-tries. The seafood dish is filled with scallops, octopus, shrimp, and grilled chorizo, all basting in a spicy broth. The scallops are so juicy, with each bite more succulent than the next, and the broth is the perfect amount of spicy, just enough to get that perfect tang (gotta love that tang!). Their mouth-watering surf and turf consists of two incredible dishes: their famous lobster rolls and a 30-day, dry-aged beef steak. The rolls are filled to the top of the bun with an abundance of lobster chunks, and the turf, well, it’s aged for 30 days so obviously it’s an out-of-this-world slab of tender goodness.
Make sure you get to Lucille’s early: it’s a first come, first serve type of relationship. Whether it’s to watch the Habs score or to Instagram a foodie pic with your pals, you truly do not want to miss out. Check out their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more info on the menu and take a peak at some delicious photos.
5626 Av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E3