Sunday, 10 February 2013

MILESTONES (BYWARD MARKET) 4.5 out of 5

ByWard Market / Lower Town 700 Sussex Drive Ottawa ON., K1N iK4, (613) 789-5432  

We went to Milestones in Ottawa's ByWard Market.  It was in a wonderful location, next to the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa Ontario.  It was filled with families that had just finished skating on the Rideau Canal and had to literally undress all their winter attire to get ready to eat in this restaurant. The hostesses were very patient with the families. It was a very welcoming environment on a cold Sunday evening during Winterlude.



It is located in the heart of Ottawa in the shadow of the Chateau Laurier Hotel and has some nice architectural features.  It has a nice outdoor patio in the summer.



My son Mark and I decided to begin with appetizers.  He had the mushroom soup which was outstanding and generous.
We shared two portions of phyllo shrimp - we always choose these when we are in any Milestones.  They are mouth watering and served with Thai chili sauce for dipping.
For our mains Mark ordered the Cajun Shrimp Diane with Louisiana style shrimp, with Reggiano cheese, scallions and roasted mushrooms in a lightly spiced garlic cream sauce, served with bok choy, roasted grape tomatoes and he chose the garlic mash instead of the standard jasmine rice.  He always enjoys this dish.


I decided to try the portobello mushroom chicken with two chicken breasts and sliced portobellos sauteed in olive oil with fresh basil, roasted garlic and reduced Reggiano cream over garlic mashed potatoes.  It was accompanied by carrots and green beans.  It was delicious.
With a couple of glasses of a California Cab the meal was satisfying and comfortable on a bitterly cold Ottawa evening.  
It seems we can never go wrong at Milestones.  The service is always efficient and the meals are always consistently delicious.  

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http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/250/1415152/restaurant/ByWard-Market-Lower-Town/Milestones-Ottawa

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