VIP dining at the Montreal Grand Prix

The Montreal Grand Prix attracts many tourists and celebrities from around the world; in fact it’s one of Montreal’s biggest weekends. With all the big names in town and exciting events taking place, why not take the opportunity to indulge a little yourself? Rub shoulders with the glitterati as you dine like a VIP at one of these fine Montreal restaurants.

Maison Boulud

1228 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, QC H3G 1H6

Located inside the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Maison Boulud offers a unique and upscale dining experience complete with a romantic outdoor dining area. Led by world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud, the restaurant serves some of the best fine French cooking in the city, as well as some very unique cocktails.

Restaurant Toqué

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

Voted the best restaurant in Canada by a national panel of chefs, Toqué raises the bar with its farm-fresh Québecois cuisine. Any dish that comes from Normand Laprise’s kitchen can only be described as a culinary masterpiece, and only gets better when paired with a fabulous bottle of wine from their very extensive list.

Joe Beef Restaurant

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

Joe Beef is widely recognized as one of Montreal’s top restaurants. Led by Dave McMillan and Frédéric Morin, the restaurant serves up gastronomic indulgence at its best. You know you’re eating fresh when the vegetables come straight from the garden out back and the meat is smoked on-site. As with all restaurants on this list, reservations well in advance are a must here.

Les 400 Coups

400, rue Notre-Dame E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1C8

Located in Old Montreal and named after the popular French film, this posh restaurant offers exquisite market-fresh fare, meticulously prepared and beautifully presented. Pair your French-inspired meal with a wine from the extensive list. The restaurant itself is small, providing a cozy, intimate setting. Combine this with the impeccable service and you’ll surely feel like a celebrity here!

Le Bremner

361, rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H3

Run by celebrity chef Chuck Hughes, Le Bremner delivers the finest of seafood comfort food with a twist in its rustic-chic atmosphere. The menu is very seafood-focused, but there are still some wonderful options for those who prefer meat. The dining room is small but inviting, and you’ll almost certainly have to make a reservation to secure a table and the opportunity to savour a truly special meal.

Café Ferreira

1446 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1S8

Located in the heart of the city, and close to all of the Grand Prix action, Ferreira Café offers top-notch Portuguese fare at their posh and trendy Peel Street location. The menu is seafood-heavy, and all dishes are meticulously prepared with only the freshest ingredients available. Their wine list is extensive, offering one of the largest selections of Portuguese wines in the city.

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