I always feel a touch of pride when I dine at Le Jolifou since the chef/owner, David Ferguson, is a friend of mine and I've watched his beautiful restaurant evolve literally from the ground up.
As I was between jobs around the time he was planning to open, I gave him a few months of work as his sous-chef and enjoyed every minute. Some describe his cuisine as French techniques with a Latin twist, but you really have to try it to understand why this place is unlike any other restaurant in town. If you like memorable, bold flavors, totally reasonable prices, and a fun, hip atmosphere, this is a place you need to try out now! I can't count how many times I have eaten there and it never gets old.
With his laidback style and simple yet bold presentation, Dave makes it all look effortless; I, for one, know it's not. Too many places around Montreal miss the mark for the combination of affordability and titillating taste to be an easy target.
Fortunately for us, we have Le Jolifou!