Les Deux Singes de Montarvie is a trendy, upscale French bistro with a vintage feel. Set in a wealthy arrondissement called the Mile End, the restaurant features traditional French cuisine, dabbling in the areas of gastronomy. The wine list is diverse and as carefully chosen as the dishes.
Maison Publique is more than your typical British-style pub. Taking inspiration from well-loved British pubs and with the help of the head chef, the menu features interesting twists on traditional British pub food. The décor is as you would expect: warmly lit, cladded in Victorian wallpaper and intentionally rough around the edges with a cosy and comforting atmosphere.
Maison Publique, 4720 Marquette, Montréal, QC, Canada, +1 514 507 0555
Le Comme Chez Soi fuses traditional French-style cuisine with bold North American food, offering dishes like the organic bison burger and house-made crêpes. There’s an oversized brunch offered on the weekends and a different table d’hôte each day of the work week. There’s also a place for gluten and lactose-free diners.
Le Comme Chez Soi, 5386 Boulevard St Laurent, Montréal, QC, Canada, +1 514 277 0100
Looking for a foodie experience in Montréal? Head to Joe Beef, a spot with a boho vibe and a great wine selection. Favourites include the tournedos de cheval, horse-meat wrapped in bacon, and the lobster spaghetti.
Joe Beef, 2491 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada, + 1 514 935 6504
For a charming breakfast or lunch, Olive + Gourmando, or so-called ‘O+G’, has few competitors that come within reach. With mouth-watering sandwiches and house-made cakes, Olive + Gourmando is among one of Montreal’s finest, with panini as their speciality.
Olive + Gourmando, 351 Rue Saint Paul Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada, + 1 514 350 1083
Don’t be discouraged by the exterior, Rôtisseries Romados is a gem. The menu is short but sweet as this spot has honed in on serving one item for years: Portuguese-style roasted chicken. The racks constantly rotate full of chickens roasting, and the line is typically long. Choose from a whole chicken, 1⁄2 or 1⁄4, and be sure to add a side of fries which comes in its usual mountainous portion.
Rotisserie Romados, 115 Rue Rachel Est, Montréal, QC, Canada, + 1 514 849 1803