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Montreal's Best Dining


1 av. du Casino in the Casino de Montréal
(514) 392-2708

This gourmet resto at the top of the city's casino got an impressive face-lift in 2007 that made the decor as contemporary and elegant as the food -- all creamy walls and pale leather banquettes. It's a room with real star power.


900 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
(514) 499-2084

Superstar chef/owner Norman Laprise has been thrilling Montréal gourmands for years. In dishes of startling innovation, he brings together diverse ingredients that have rarely appeared before on restaurant plates. There's little point in describing individual dishes, for he replaces them with some new invention before any of his entrees achieve signature status. This dazzlingly postmodern venue is now a deserving member of the gold-standard organization Relais & Châteaux.

Best Classic French Bistro


3927 rue St-Denis at rue Roy
(514) 845-5333

Plateau Mont-Royal's most Parisian spot is where you come to see what the Francophone part of this city is all about. From the black-and-white-checkered floor to the grand, high ceilings, this is where Old France meets New France.

Best Room for a Celebration


1 av. du Casino
(514) 392-2708

got a dazzling face-lift in 2007 and now looks as contemporary as the food on its plates. It's a gracious, multistarred temple de cuisine atop the Montréal casino on Ile Ste-Hélène.

Best Exotic Downtown Restaurant

Portuguese Ferreira Café

1446 rue Peel
(514) 848-0988

In a city where French food and its derivations rule, the lush orange and blue Mediterranean decor at Portuguese Ferreira Café as well as its big, fleshy mounds of grilled squid and black cod feel downright sexy.

Best Restaurant with HUGE Portions

Au Pied de Cochon

536 rue Duluth est
(514) 281-1114

As the name "The Pig's Foot" suggests, Au Pied de Cochon is mostly about slabs of meat, especially pork. The "PDC's Cut," weighing in at more than a pound, is emblematic.

Best Vegan Restaurant in Montreal

Aux Vivres

4631 boulevard St-Laurent
Near Avenue du Mont-Royal
(514) 842-3479)

A standard-bearer since 1997, Plateau Mont-Royal's Aux Vivres moved to new digs in 2006 and has been packing in vegans, vegetarians and the meat eaters who love them ever since.

Best Guilty Treat in Montreal

Poutine is a plate of french fries (frites) drenched with gravy afloat with cheese curds. It's a bedrock Québec comfort food that tastes better than it sounds.

La Banquise

994 rue Rachel est
(514) 525-2415

La Banquise offers upwards of 25 variations and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Best Old-Fashioned French Meal in Montreal

Chez Queux

158 rue St-Paul est
(514) 866-5194)

Right on Place Jacques-Cartier in Vieux-Montréal is a throwback to a time when the only cuisine was French and the only proper romantic meal was chateaubriand for two, alongside showy tableside preparations and flaming desserts. The food is decidedly retro, but the execution is superb. And the waiters wear tuxedos.

Best Out of the Way Place for a Date in Montreal

Little La Montée de Lait

371 rue Villeneuve est, at the corner of rue Drolet
(514) 289-9921)

Tucked on a nondescript side street in Plateau Mont-Royal at keeps you close to your honey and elbow-to-elbow with neighbors. The room can get loud, though, so consider that in your planning.

Best Breakfast in Montreal

The city has seven outposts of Eggspectation, and they all do brisk business serving funky, creative breakfasts with loads of egg options. The menu is extensive, prices are fair, and portions are HUGE!

Best Smoked Meat in Montreal


3895 boulevard St-Laurent, north of rue Prince-Arthur in Plateau Mont-Royal

Chez Schwartz Charcuterie Hébraïque de Montréal serves up the definitive version of regional brisket.

Best Bugers in Montreal

La Paryse

302 rue Ontario est
(514) 842-2040)

Local wisdom holds that the biggest, juiciest burgers are assembled at this Latin Quarter Favorite.



4415 bd. St-Laurent
(514) 223-2292)

A gourmet burger joint in Mile End


M Burger

2015 rue Drummond
(514) 906-2747

Launched by steakhouse stalwart Moishes in early 2008.

Best Bagels in Montreal

Even native New Yorkers have to give it up for Montréal's bagels, which are sweeter and chewier than those produced south of the border.

St-Viateur Bagel & Café

1127 av. Mont-Royal est in Plateau Mont-Royal
(514) 528-6361

Fairmont Bagel

74 av. Fairmont ouest in Mile End
(514) 272-0667)

Best Restaurant for Sharing in Montreal


256 rue Roy est
(514) 844-0222)

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