Montréal's best hotel restaurants
With thousands of options, getting a taste of Montréal’s restaurant scene can take some precise logistical planning. Luckily if you’re visiting Montréal, your gastronomic journey’s starting point can start closer than you realize. Some of Montréal’s great chefs helm the kitchens of the city’s finest luxury and boutique hotels. These restaurants highlight some of city’s creative culinary teams and are frequented and appreciated by visitors and locals alike.
E.A.T (Être Avec Toi)
Located in the trendy W Hotel (also home to Bartizen and Bartini), E.A.T is amalgamation of restaurant and art gallery. Edgy murals and commissioned canvas pieces by local artists adorn the walls of the space. The menu is heavy on seafood that features, multi-tiered seafood towers, shellfish on ice, catch of the day specialties as well as local and seasonal dishes.
W Hotel – 901 Square-Victoria Street, 514 395-3195
Discover the wonders of Quebec terroir cuisine at Laurie Raphaël brought to you by Chef Daniel Vézina. Chef Vézina (radio and television host, author, and philanthropist) and team executes his contemporary style of cuisine characterized by an emphasis on local products and regional flavours.
Hotel Le Germain – 2050 Mansfield Street, 514 985-6072
Branzino’s philosophy of a great dining experience is a simple of equation of food, atmosphere and service – a balance of which the team at Branzino is proud to exemplify. Their menu is creative and unpretentious and is complimented by their casual but refined atmosphere.
Hotel Le Méridien Versailles – 1800 Sherbrooke Street West, 514 904-1900
Osco! Brasserie Provençale
Osco! restaurant allows you to discover local Québec products enhanced with the flavours of Provence. Much of the produce and organic ingredients on the menu are harvested from Osco!’s own roof-top garden. Located right next to Osco! is Montréal’s premiere absinthe bar, Sarah B. Sarah B invites you to sample the once outlawed spirit in the plush space that features nooks and secret alcoves to enjoy the ritual of absinthe as well as a fantastic bar menu of small bites and hors d’oeuvres.
Hotel Intercontinental – 360 Saint-Antoine Street West, 514 847- 8729
Kyo boasts an izakaya themed menu and an extensive –and probably the city’s biggest – sake list of over 30 options. With tapas style dishes, Kyo offers a little bit of everything from different styles of Asian cuisine with a deft Japanese sophistication; from sushi and nigiri to chicken yakitori and hamachi bibimbap, Chef Ding and crew will not let you leave hungry.
Hôtel Le Place d’Armes – 711 Côte de la Place-d’Armes, 514 282-2711
Also located in the Hotel Place d’Armes, Brasserie 701 is a popular spot for locals and visitors for happy hour drinks as well as boozey Sunday brunches that feature a live DJ spinning tunes to knock the cobwebs out of your head.
Hotel Place d’Armes – 701 Côte de la Place d’Armes, 514 904-1201
Located in the heart of Chinatown Chez Chine serves Cantonese dishes as well as traditional dim sum. The restaurant is located in the atrium and overlooks a live indoor koi pond. Book the table in the pagoda for a unique dining experience.
Holiday Inn Centreville – 99 Viger Avenue West, 514 878-9888
Restaurant de l’institut
Let the next class of hospitality professionals serve you today. Located in the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, this teaching restaurant and hotel is where students garner experience to graduate as top industry professionals. Keep an eye out for their creative and inspired menu items, who knows, they may be featured at the next up and coming restaurant.
– 3535 Saint-Denis Street (514 282-5155)
Chef Paul Little is a Montreal restaurant scene veteran and has been executive chef at Gazette for the last seven years. His menu promotes the terroir farm-to-table slow food movement and features ingredients sourced from local farms which they proudly list on their official website.
Le Westin Hotel – 300 Saint-Antoine Street West, 514 380-3477
La Coupole Bistro Laurentien
The rustic menu at La Coupole Bistro Laurentien features products from local artisans from all over Québec. Their whimsical blackboard on the wall identifies what part of the province the produce in your meal is sourced from. Their wine list features 25 locally made wines perfect to complete a terroir dining experience.
Hôtel Le Crystal – 1325 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, 514 373-2300
East Pan-Asian Cuisine & Bar
Discover the tastes and flavours of the Far East with a Western twist at the Renaissance Montréal Downtown hotel’s restaurant, East. In an atmosphere reminiscent of Old Shanghai, delight your senses with a Pan-Asian menu that will guarantee to pique your palate for exotic fare. Check out the lobster shu mai or scallop dumplings on their all-day dim sum list, or indulge in the Chinese delicacy Peking duck, served with water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and hoisin sauce.
Renaissance Hotel – 1250 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, 438 386-9088
New from Le Groupe Antonopoulos comes restaurant Maggie Oakes located in the newly minted luxury hotel, William Gray (421 Saint-Vincent Street). The menu at Maggie Oakes is described as an “upmarket grill restaurant with a local vegetable focus.” Enjoy an eclectic cocktail list, while taking in the sights and sounds of the roof top terrasse overlooking Place Jacques-Cartier and the scenic Old Port. Named after the the historic building it now occupies – Maison Edward-William-Gray constructed in 1773 – Hotel William Gray is a masterfully crafted juxtaposition intertwining historic charm and modern flourishes in both architecture and design. This property promises to be a destination for casual gatherings and discerning dining.
Hotel William Gray – 421 Saint-Vincent Street, 514 866-8080
Other hotel restaurants to try
Restaurant Bonaparte (Bonaparte)
Bijou (Marriott Terminal)
Le Petit Opus (Omni)
Restaurant Gault (Hôtel Gault)
Samuel de Champlain (Marriott Château)
Taverne Gaspar (Auberge du Vieux-Port)
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