Savour the French Savoir-faire in Montreal

Of course you adore foie gras, truffles and great wine. Who doesn't? But if you want to appreciate truly masterful French gastronomie, here are the restaurants you need to discover. The MTL à TABLE event will be celebrated from October 29 to November 8. To make a reservation, select a restaurant and simply tap the "Book a Table Now" or "Call Restaurant" button.

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 created by owner-operator duo Pascal and Éricka. The two opened their own restaurant after many years spent gathering experience in the restaurant business. Guests can bring their own wine to accompany the fine dishes crafted with care by Pascal 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.

Le Square

2
162, rue Prince-Arthur E, Montréal, QC H2X 1B7

Located in the heart of a pedestrian thoroughfare, just in front of a lovely fountain, Le Square is a charming bring your own wine (BYOW) restaurant. On the menu – savoury and plentiful French cuisine.

Vertige

3
540, ave Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2L 1A9

From the moment its doors first opened, Restaurant Vertige has not stopped wowing patrons with a true sensorial experience. 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. Fine dining is artfully reinvented in this charming restaurant.

Restaurant Carte Blanche

4
1159, rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1R3

The young owner and chef of restaurant Carte Blanche, André Loiseau, greets his guests with genuine fine cuisine made with the freshest local products. The elegant ambiance, courteous service and wine list offering a selection of private imports are much appreciated by the clientele. Carte Blanche was the Regional Award winner at the 2008 Québec Tourism Awards, and André Loiseau received the 2010 Regional Chef Award from the Société des Chefs, Cuisiniers et Pâtissiers du Québec.

Renoir

5
1155, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 2N3

Renoir serves French cuisine featuring the freshest seasonal and local ingredients and a menu prepared by chef Olivier Perret. De-light menus offer three healthy courses, each less than 500 calories. As for desserts, pastry chef Roland Del Monte carries the recognition of Meilleur Ouvrier de France. Sunday brunch is buffet-style. An outdoor patio enhances summertime dining.

Plein Sud

6
222, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1P3

Open since 2008, 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

7
6389, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C3

Under the guidance of chef Martin Juneau, and in a hip, relaxed setting designed by local firm Cabinet Braun-Braën, Pastaga offers delicious signature dishes, including a pork belly in a brown sugar glaze atop a parsnip pancake. Open since 2011, the venue focuses on local products and offers a wine list comprising mainly organic vintages.

Osco!

8
360 rue Saint-Antoine O, Montréal, QC H2Y 3X4

Warmth, elegance, and savoury variety are always on the menu at Osco! Faithful to his Occitan origins and passionate about using local produce, chef Matthieu Saunier brings sunshine to your dining experience with options ranging from velvety risotto to succulent grilled dishes. And with good food comes good wine – the venue offers more than 700 bottles, including a large selection of private imports and those produced in organic or biodynamic vineyards.

Les coudes sur la table

9
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 friendliness, world and jazz music, and warmth, all within a beautifully restored historical building.

Restaurant Le Margaux

10
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.

Restaurant Mercuri

11
645, rue Wellington, Montréal, QC H3C 1T2

Mercuri Montreal offers an impressive open wood fireplace, the first of its kind in Montréal. Add to this a creative and eclectic menu and a décor that is both rustic and contemporary, and you have an extraordinary fine dining experience. The restaurant also serves up a tasting menu, and group menus are available upon request.

H4C Place St-Henri

538 PlStHenri, 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 with panisse, fennel, aioli of espelette peppers, and mint, and sweetbreads with potato, rutabaga, turnips, and veal jus. The wine list has a selection of private imports, and the dessert menu is rich with flavour. A private room can welcome up to 20 guests. The atmosphere is at once historic, chic and relaxed.

Sinclair

12
414, rue Saint-Sulpice, Montréal, QC H2Y 2V5

Located in the luxurious St-Sulpice Hotel, in Old Montréal, Restaurant Sinclair offers savoury and contemporary French gastronomy with a selection of fresh, quality ingredients that honour local and seasonal cuisine. An extensive wine list includes many private imports. A glassed-in patio provides for an exclusive atmosphere all year long, and a lounge bar welcomes you for cocktails. Chic, modern and elegant, the venue also houses banquet rooms for a variety of events. A DJ is available for special occasions.

La Maison Du Magret

13
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 a diversity of specialties, including foie gras in a several forms – torchon-style, in a block, escalope, and Périgourd tourin. Other favourites include roasted duck breast, seasoned with Espelette pepper and topped with foie gras sauce. The wine list includes private imports and items selected specifically to complement the menu.

Chez Lévêque

14
1030 Av Laurier, Outremont, QC H2V 2K8

Open since 1972, this Parisian-style brasserie specializes in French classics, including foie gras, tartare, offal, and seafood dishes, all prepared with market-fresh produce. The top floor, which can accommodate up to 80 people, can be reserved for meetings and other events, while a private hall (open from September 2012) can hold groups of up to 30, with multimedia equipment available for corporate gatherings. The venue also offers a late-night menu and an extensive wine list.

Bonaparte

15
443, rue Saint-François-Xavier, Montréal, QC H2Y 2T1

Three decorated halls in the Empire style that dominated the Napoleonic era give this restaurant the intimate character that guests treasure. The "Imperatrice" hall can accommodate up to 60 people. The Greenhouse, bursting with green plants, and the Centre Hall, with its stonework, can easily accommodate 20 guests. The Bonaparte cuisine is inspired by the French countryside. The menu, with its array of tempting suggestions, is made to satisfy the most diverse palates at very reasonable prices.

Restaurant Verses

16
100, rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3

In the 19th century building that houses the chic Hôtel Nelligan, Verses Restaurant offers contemporary, refined, French-inspired and market-fresh cuisine, where guests can enjoy chef Clément Rodarie's signature dishes like truffle-crusted beef tenderloin, or sample regional favorites, including bison tartare and foie gras. The extensive wine list is palatably priced, and the intimate ambiance is enhanced by a fireplace and a striking wine cellar. A few steps away is Verses Bar, located in a soaring atrium amid fountains and vegetation. Large, flexible private halls can accommodate any function, from corporate meetings to wedding receptions.

Alexandre et fils

17
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. There is also a cigar lounge.

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