Top 10 End-of-2016 Restaurants in Montreal

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This is a 100% subjective list of the restaurants in Montreal that earned top marks for me this year, or held strong from previous years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But for something new...well, go to: 1. Le Fantôme This fine dining place in Griffintown is tasting … [Read more...]

Living for Charcuterie, Chicken and Chenin at La Buvette Chez Simone

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How do you define Montreal as a food city? We have a little of everything, but we specialize in a very open interpretation of French-inspired cuisine. We're grazers – a little of this and a little of that, all accompanied by a glass of wine or a beer. And we enjoy a … [Read more...]

Le Rouge Gorge: Montreal’s Most Affordable Wine Bar?

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Montreal doesn't lack for wine bars, but when you're looking for a (couple) glass(es) of biodynamic, private import, natural, low-yield or organic wine from small-scale wineries, you could be looking at $10-$15 a glass. Pre-tax and pre-tip. At Loïc in St-Henri – a rare … [Read more...]

La Coupole: Revamped Fine Dining in Downtown Montreal

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At La Coupole, lunch is happening. Sun fills the vaulted room and efficient servers place plates of salmon tartare and skinny frites in frot of heels and suits with somewhat longer-than-rushed and somewhat shorter-than-leisurely lunch breaks. Fortunately, the menu promises … [Read more...]

MTL a Table and the Best Restaurants for Dinner, Lunch and Brunch

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It's Montreal restaurant week time again – that magical part of the year when a week is defined as 11 days (Oct. 29 to Nov. 8, 2015).* All the better for us, since that means four more days of prix fixe menus at some of Montreal's top restaurants. Most restaurants give two … [Read more...]