I've told you where you need to brunch, and now this is where you need to wine and dine. Some of these names are recognized as Montreal's finest, and others are the brand new IT restos you need to try ASAP. Promise you won't regret it.
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1. Nora Gray
1391 Rue Saint Jacques
Home style Southern Italian with a twist. Au coin de St jacques and Lucien L'Allier, Nora Gray is the creation of Montreal chef Emma Cardarelli. The ambiance is warm and endearing, and houses the freshest ingredients on the market.
Photo Creds - Good Food Stories
2. Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Who hasn't heard of Joe Beef? It's actually ranked as Canada's best restaurant and #81 in the World. Owned by David McMillan and Frederic Morin, this place is literally the crack spot for food. It doesn't even make sense.
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Park is not your usual sushi restaurant. It holds this lofty vibe, but is located in Westmount, right off Victoria street. Unlike the usual sashimi and nigiri menu, you can actually enjoy beef teriyaki and their speciality black Angus steak. If you're lucky you'll even catch chef Antonio Park, in the midst of creating his masterpieces.
3748 Ave. Victoria
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4. Le Bremner
361 St Paul E.
They've got Chuck Hughes. You know... the star of the cooking shows: Chucks Day Off, and Week Off. He's also the owner of Garde Manger. Try the crab cakes and kimchi, the oysters, and the hake and clams. Scratch that, just try everything.
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5. Tuck Shop
4662 Rue Notre Dame O.
No need for a review it's so good. Seriously.
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6. Au Pied De Cochon
536 Avenue Duluth E.
You'll be at the pigs feet indeed. Go visit Chef Martin Picard where you'll learn the new meaning of pork, who would've known it could taste so good in so many different ways?
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7. Le Fantôme
1832 Rue William
You won't be ghosting this one. Owned by new Restauranteurs Kabir Kapoor and chef Jason Morris. It's got a cool hip artsy vibe, and the beef tartare is out of this world.
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1638 Rue Notre Dame O.
Olive & Gourmando's new restaurant. Interesting fact: Foxy is the name of the owners Dyan Solomon and Éric Girard's dog. They cook everything on a wood fire oven. Home made feta, flatbread and meats smoked in house are some of the specialities to look out for.
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9. Lapin Blanc
4456 Rue Sainte-Catherine E.
White bunnies are the tastiest. Chef Simon Touchette will feed you oysters until the wee hours of the night. They've got bunny wings (yes, you heard right), and killer carrot cake.
Photo Creds - Nathalie Richard
10. Montreal Plaza
6230 Rue St Hubert
New restaurant alert. Montreal Plaza has been open for less than 3 months and it's making noise. From Chef Charles-Antoine Crête and partner Cheryl Johnson. It's got a killer atmosphere on St Hubert's traffic-driven street.
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