Restaurants offering the best wine lists in Montreal

Wine holds no secret for the "Guide du vin Phaneuf" author Nadia Fournier. Here she presents us with her list of Montreal spots where meals are made memorable thanks to some of the best wine in town.

Restaurant La Chronique

104, av Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N7

One of the most famous restaurants in Montreal, La Chronique offers a cuisine that is both hearty and refined, along with an extensive wine list with a very good selection by the glass.

Restaurant Hambar

355, rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E8

Located on the ground floor of the Hôtel Saint-Paul, Hambar serves as more of a wine bar than a restaurant. The establishment specializes in cured meats and offers, among other items, pata negra ham. The wine list has expanded, with some great bottles of Burgundy and Bordeaux on the list.

Le Petit Alep

191, rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal, QC H2R 1S8

Neighbour of the restaurant Aleppo, this small, bustling and very nice restaurant, open lunchtime and evenings, offers tasty Syrian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, highlighted by a very vast selection of "natural" wines.

Restaurant Toqué

900, Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 2B2

Served in the modern setting of the Quartier international de Montréal (Montreal's International District), Normand Laprise and his team’s inspired cuisine easily deserves its place within the North American gourmet elite. The menu often showcases the products of local artisans and is accompanied by a wine list as eclectic as it is sought after.

Restaurant L'Express Inc

3927, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4

The popularity of this veritable Montreal establishment is undeniable. For 30 years they have served classic French bistro cuisine alongside a wide selection of wines, including some rarities sold at earthly prices.

Joe Beef Restaurant

2491, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1N6

In the heart of the Little Burgundy neighbourhood, Joe Beef and Liverpool House - two neighbouring establishments admirably run by chefs David McMillan and Frédéric Morin - set new standards. Loyal customers have come to enjoy the sumptuous fare and generous portions, not to mention the wine, carefully selected and ranking among some of the best in the city.

It's happened to all of us: we arrive at a 5 a 7 with the best intentions in the world, only to leave hours later than we meant to. The author of the "Guide du vin Phaneuf", Nadia Fournier, recommends some places that are ideal to begin - or spend - the evening,
In the mood to go out and indulge without breaking the bank? Follow the advice of Nadia Fournier, author of the "Guide du vin Phaneuf", and bring your own wine as you visit these great Montreal restaurants.
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