This venue is closed.
The wholesale Québécois invasion of New York kicked off by poutine and perpetuated by Mile End
continues with M. Wells Diner,
a Long Island City operation run by husband-and-wife team Hugue Dufour
and Sarah Obraitis. Dufour, a Canadian, is an alum of Montreal's
powerhouse nose-to-tail restaurant Au Pied de Cochon, while Queens native Obraitis achieved notoriety when she brought authentic Montrealer tourtiere to meat pie–hungry New Yorkers. At
M. Wells, housed in an old chrome-sided diner that's been gutted and
redesigned, the duo serves what they call "Quebeco-American
cuisine," which ranges from
frogs' legs to lobster rolls, foie gras tamales, pan pizza, and
spaghetti and meatballs cooked in a can. Canadian-food wise, tourtieres appear on the menu, but alas, no poutine, since Dufour claims you can't get the good stuff here in the states.