Wine and dine like a king at Montreal’s best wine bars

In our ongoing search for the ultimate combination of great food and excellent wine, we’ve turned to wine and food expert and award-winning author François Chartier. We asked him for his top picks for wine bars in Montreal that pair an excellent wine list with truly impressive food coming out of the kitchen. Read on to discover his recommendations. [Image credit: PeopleImages]

Accords - Le bistro

22, rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2X 1K4

With an eclectic wine list that includes lots of organic and natural wines, Accords makes for an interesting evening of sipping. Add to this the delectable bistro cuisine created by one of the top chefs of the moment, Simon Mathys, and you’re in for a truly enjoyable experience.

Rouge Gorge

1234, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1Y1

THE wine bar of the hour! Everything here shows off wine at its best: the ambiance, the service, the simple and delectable cuisine, and of course the wide selection of wines that varies as shipments come in.

Restaurant Vin Papillon

2519, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1N6

One name: Joe Beef! In fact, Le Vin Papillon is the “well-hidden secret” of the famous restaurant next door, run by a great sommelier, and a creative cook to boot, but with both hands in the garden. Reference address.


240 Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N8

It’s always exciting to see great new places pop up, and this superb new place for 2016 fits the bill. Created by the bright spark that is chef Stelio Perombelon (formerly of Les Cons Servent, Goats, Pullman, Leméac), the wine here takes centre stage alongside creative, airy and inspired food that allows for an assured harmony of dishes and wines.

Pop! Bar Laloux

252, av des Pins E, Montréal, QC H2W 1P3

A Montreal fixture for some years now, this little brother of famous restaurant Laloux (which you really must visit) is one of the finest wine bars in the city. It stands out for its meticulous wine selection and an inventive menu.

With several award-winning, innovative cookbooks to his name, François Chartier knows a thing or two about creative cuisine. Here, he kindly provides a guide to some of the most interesting eateries in Montreal, where inventive dishes and unique flavours are sure to please. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised!
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