When Art came to stay we nipped over to St Henri and had lunch at Sumac. Think ‘middle Eastern’ cuisine along the lines of Yalla Yalla or Comptoir Libanais in London. Until Sumac opened there was really nothing like this available in Montreal. Cutting to the chase, everything was awesome and I already can’t wait to go back.
The menu is on a big board, you order at the counter before finding a table, which feels a tad too casual but it’s really busy come lunchtimes so I see why they do it. Will be heading back for dinner soon to check out if things are any different in the evening.
We shared the falafel ($12) and the beef kefta ($14) plates which come with your choice of 2 salads from the pretty extensive salad menu, the best pita I've ever had, hummus and pickles. The main dishes (falafs, keftas, chicken shawarma and a veggie aubergine option) can also be ordered as a pita or 'family style' (I'm not sure what this means exactly). We also shared sumac fries, having been advised that the hummus fries are huge and would push us over the edge. Prices are very reasonable and portions are large. This is North America after all!
Just looking at these pictures and thinking about how good the food was is making me want to get back down there today, and look at this, they even have a website, something of a rarity in Montreal. Good work Sumac.
3618 Notre Dame O.
St HenriH4C 1P5