Savour French cuisine in Montreal

Embark on a little trip to France without boarding a plane. Whether you're looking for a French beer, a money-saving BYOB bistro, or a proper Paris-style splurge, Montréal is THE place to eat fantastic French food if you can’t get to the other side of the Atlantic.

Tandem Restaurant

1
586, rue Villeray, Montréal, QC H2R 1H6

Located in the Petite-Patrie borough, Tandem is a true neighbourhood restaurant, where guests can relax in the warm, intimate ambiance. Guests can bring their own wine to accompany the fine dishes crafted in the French tradition, that can be ordered either as a table d’hôte or as a tasting menu. A lovely patio enables diners to sit outside on warm summer evenings.

Vertige

2
540, ave Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2L 1A9

Featuring a tasting menu and a table d'hôte, Restaurant Vertige treats guests to gourmet cuisine at truly affordable prices. Homage is paid to local products such as foie gras, rack of veal, sweetbreads, bouillabaisse and risotto.

Renoir

3
1155, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 2N3

The restaurant features fresh seasonal and local ingredients and a menu prepared by chef Olivier Perret. De-light menus offer three healthy courses, each less than 500 calories. Sunday brunch is buffet-style. An outdoor patio enhances summertime dining.

Plein Sud

4
222, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1P3

Plein Sud welcomes guests with the flavours of southern France. Signature dishes include Corsican sautéed veal and braised lamb shank with rosemary. The atmosphere is casual, typical of the region, a warm décor with accompanying Corsican music and lounge sounds.

Pastaga

5
6389, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C3

Chef Martin Juneau offers signature dishes including a pork belly in a brown sugar glaze atop a parsnip pancake. The venue focuses on local products and offers a wine list comprising mainly organic vintages.

Les coudes sur la table

6
2275, rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2K 2J3

Les Coudes sur la table offers a constantly changing menu based on local and seasonal products. The wine list comprises about 60 selections, some of which are organic. This neighbourhood restaurant oozes with world and jazz music and is located in an historical building.

Restaurant Le Margaux

7
5058, av du parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G1

Le Margaux is a bring-your-own-wine restaurant offering a menu of new and classic takes on southwestern French cuisine. Local produce meets the Aquitaine region in this elegant, inviting venue.

H4C Place St-Henri

8
538, Place Saint-Henri, Montréal, QC H4C 2R9

Located just next to the Place St-Henri Métro station, the restaurant H4C is set in a converted post office and bank building. With a focus on local, seasonal, sustainable, and fair-trade products, the establishment serves specialties like octopus and sweetbreads. The wine list has a selection of private imports.

La Maison Du Magret

9
102 rue Saint-Antoine O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1J6

Located in the vault area of a former bank, La Maison du Magret is a fine blend of the traditional and the contemporary. Serving up delights from southwestern France, the restaurant offers specialties including foie gras and roasted duck breast. The wine list includes private imports.

Alexandre et fils

10
1454, rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1S8

Alexandre's French brasserie cuisine treats its guests to sauerkraut, cassoulet, confit, foie gras, broiled meat and fresh fish from the market, all served in a convivial Parisian atmosphere. Upstairs, a British pub offers the choice of 12 tap imported beers.

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