6 Caesars to try in Montréal

Isa Tousignant

Isa Tousignant is a Montréal-based editor and storyteller with a curiosity that runs deeper than most. She has chatted life philosophies with celebrity chefs, gemologists, arena rockers and furries. All were transformative. 

This article was updated on May 1, 2023..

This quintessentially Canadian cocktail is a salty take on the Bloody Mary that’s synonymous with summer and the patio lifestyle. And if anything defines Montréal in the summer, it’s terrasses! Maybe that’s why we’ve perfected this drink to the point of madness.

L’Gros Luxe

Various locations | Website

This baby has the full-meal deal of Caesars, literally. There’s a whole Caesar menu featuring offerings from the humble classic to the outright outlandish! For the whole shebang, go ahead and order L’Gros César.

SUWU

3581, Saint-Laurent Blvd. | Website

The Triad Caesar at SUWU, a beautifully designed bistro-bar on the Main at the corner of Prince-Arthur, is a handsome variation on the classic that features your choice of either vodka, gin, bourbon or tequila and some SUWU house ceasar mix! 

John Michael's Pub

458, Place Jacques-Cartier | Website

John Michael's Pub is the place to go for happy hour to drink one of their Bloody Caesar's. The JMP is filled with classic ingredients, such as vodka and clamato juice, but also includes some olives, celery, steak spices and bacon. Cheers!

Lucille’s

5669, de Monkland Avenue | Website

Lucille’s Seafood Bloody Caesar doubles as an appetizer: it comes piled high with fresh-from-the-sea goodies, including a fresh-shucked oyster, a jumbo shrimp, clam and a crab leg. The flavourings of the drink itself are perfectly measured – just the right briny saltiness, just the right spicy kick. Go wild and order other goodies from the raw bar to go with it, or go classic and order the knockout wedge salad followed by lobster roll and home-cut fries.

Garde Manger

408, Saint-François-Xavier Street | Website

TV chef Chuck Hughes has a small kingdom in Old Montréal, but his first restaurant remains a go-to hole-in-the-wall for a fun, hopping evening. The blackboard menu features tonnes of seasonal treats, try their everlasting attractions : the splendid Caesar.

 

Isa Tousignant

Isa Tousignant is a Montréal-based editor and storyteller with a curiosity that runs deeper than most. She has chatted life philosophies with celebrity chefs, gemologists, arena rockers and furries. All were transformative. 

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