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I Tried Benny&Co.’s New Old Montreal Restaurant & Bar And Here’s What I Thought (PHOTOS)

Even more Benny&Co. restaurants are coming to Montreal.

Contributing Writer
Benny&Co. Has A New Restaurant In Old Montreal

It's Wednesday afternoon, I've already had a few drinks, and I'm craving rotisserie chicken.

Good thing I got to attend the grand opening of family-owned chicken rotisserie chain Benny&Co.'s newest location at 201, rue Saint-Jacques the other day, along with my partner, Therese.*

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You might have enjoyed Benny&Co.'s crispy-skinned roast chicken served with rich gravy and fries in some of the towns and suburbs around the city but this is their first foray into Old Montreal.

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As such, they seem to take comfort food to the next level with new offerings for hip urban folks such as signature cocktails, QR code menus, lots of exposed stone, and even a DJ spinning tunes, which made me feel fancy, indeed.

Courtesy of Thierry du Bois

The experience began with a selection of tasty starters and dipping sauces. The mozzarella sticks were hot and melty enough for a decent cheese pull.

Courtesy of Thierry du Bois

Therese ordered the meatless chicken tenders, which were so good we'd already eaten half of them before taking this photo, oops.

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Their poutine was a stick-to-your-ribs creation served with crinkle-cut fries, squeaky curds, and a light gravy.

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And then I ordered more chicken wings (what can I say? I'm a wing-lover). At this point, my tummy was too full to try their signature dish so I can only assume their rotisserie chicken comes out of the oven as crisp and tender as their winged counterparts.

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By the end of the evening, I was overfed with food and filled with gratitude, so I ordered a shot and asked the bartenders to join me. Professional conduct prevented them from doing so but they graciously obliged me by shooting cranberry juice while I drank whiskey.

Benny & Co. Old Montreal

Cuisine: All things chicken and fast food, as well as a new bar concept

Address: 201, rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: For that classic Benny & Co. chicken taste in a new location and revamped restaurant concept.


*This article has been updated.

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