And when you're as into sushi as I am, you've been to quite a few places, friends. I've legit been to too many sushi restaurants in Montreal than I can count, and although I'll be the first to admit that our sushi scene is fleek, a select few spots really stand out.
This spot, situated near Square-Victoria metro, not only has some of the tastiest sushi rolls you can possibly try in the city, but it also happens to have some seriously welcoming, trendy, and intimate vibes, making it one of the most perfect spots for an awesome date night.
Located in Old Montreal, this seriously delicious sushi spot should absolutely be on your to-try list. Not only is the sushi incredibly fresh and incredibly flavourful, but it's also a super vibrant spot, with a seriously unbeatable location.
Ask anyone where their favourite sushi place in the city is, and chances are they might just tell you it's this Westmount favourite. Spearheaded by chef Antonio Park, Park Restaurant and its above and beyond delicious, buttery sashimi will never disappoint.
This East End restaurant serves up sushi rolls you will legit be dreaming about for days. All the food here is super fresh and incredibly tasty, but their tasting menu in particular is something you've totally got to try.
Situated in Montreal's NDG, this spot is a favourite for tons of Montrealers - and for good reason. Serving up deliciously delux and inventive sushi rolls, the meals here are just as delicious as they are beautiful.
One of the newest spots on this list, Le Ninja has been making quite a splash in Montreal's sushi scene - and for good reason. The rolls are beautiful and inventive, the dishes are above and beyond tasty, and all in all, this is one incredibly solid spot to come and nosh on some raw fish.
Pretty much an institution in Montreal at this point, this Plateau restaurant has been serving up seriously fresh and tasty rolls for ages. Not only is it delicious, but the casual, welcoming vibe here makes it the perfect spot to come and try out pretty much any time.
Ah, Jun I. This Plateau sushi spot is one of Montreal's most famous, and if you've ever been here, then you know exactly why. They serve up complex and fresh sushi rolls, made with super high quality ingredients, making for one sushi experience you won't soon forget.
One of Montreal's more popular sushi spots, Saint is a somewhat hidden sushi restaurant in the Plateau. Their rolls are incredibly creative and incredibly delicious, and although the spot is small, it's an incredibly warm and welcoming spot!
At around 3:15 a.m. on Friday morning, Montreal police received a call about an unconscious person in an apartment building on rue Saint-Urbain and avenue Fairmount. When officers arrived, they found two people dead.
According to SPVM spokesperson Véronique Comtois, the individuals exhibited signs of violence.
Police located one of the victims and found the other while "securing the apartment," Comtois said.
Major crimes investigators were dispatched to the scene and will work to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.
As of 4:30 a.m., police had established a perimeter for the investigation.
If you're reading this, you probably love brunch as much as I do — which means you know that, as great as it is to revisit Montreal's classic brunch spots weekend after weekend, sometimes you want to shake up your routine. That's where Barranco, a new Peruvian brunch spot in the Plateau–Mont-Royal, comes in.
Barranco just launched its brunch service on September 17 and, as the brunch lover I am, I was there two days later to try it. Between the $30 bottomless mimosa option, the good vibes and the Montreal-meets-Peru concept, anyone looking for something unique and delicious should add this place to their weekend brunch roster.
The real Barranco is a neighbourhood in the heart of Peru's capital Lima, which Barranco MTL owner Fidel M. Vasquez described as "romantic and urban, very artistic." But Montreal's Barranco is in the heart of the Plateau on Rue Saint-Denis, across from Clébard.
"I'm in the [restaurant] industry for about 10 years now and I come from Cusco, Peru," Vasquez told me. "It's always been my dream to open a restaurant here in Montreal [so] that I can show you guys a bit more about our culture."
We were struck by the cool atmosphere that effortlessly blends two different worlds: Montreal and Peru.
On one wall, you'll find a mural that transports you straight to the streets of Peru with palm trees and colourful houses. On the other wall, you'll find mixed media collage-style art that's common on the streets of Montreal.
The menu was created as a collaboration between Passé Composé's Arnaud Glay and Barranco's chefs Daniel Silva and Michelangelo Miceli. Like the decor, puts a Montreal twist on Peruvian favourites. My friend got a Peruvian take on a bagel lox and cream cheese: a St-Viateur bagel with trout gravlax, cilantro sauce, red onions, radishes, jalapeño yogurt, cilantro sprouts, corn and jalapeño salsa. He loved it.
I had the Ceviche de Hongos, a mix of mushrooms, sour marinade, chives, red onion, corn, crunchy corn, quinoa, and coriander seeds. It was a perfect excuse to eat ceviche for breakfast — something I haven't done since I visited Peru several years ago and it brought back yummy, fresh, citrusy, seafood memories.
I opted for a house passionfruit (maracuya) juice instead of the $30 bottomless mimosas that day. My juice was delightfully refreshing and beautiful to look at. That said, the bottomless mimosas are a fun option and it looked like the party atmosphere was starting picking up the pace when we headed out, as a DJ spun happy beats and old-school retro music.
If you're looking for a tasty new brunch spot that'll make you feel like you have one foot in Canada and the other in South America, then I definitely recommend checking out Barranco, whether for brunch or for dinner. The restaurant is open for brunch on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner Monday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Why You Need To Go: From the $30 bottomless mimosa option to the Montreal-meets-Peru concept, Barranco is a unique and delicious new brunch spot that should be added to any Montreal brunch lover's brunch bucket list.
Archaeology museum Pointe-à-Callière is bringing its popular 18th-century market back to Old Montreal this year. The museum says its market occupies the same spot as the one first established by French settlers.
Once again at the Place Royale, craftspeople will be selling their wares and demonstrating colonial skills.