MTLàTABLE in hotel restaurants
If you’re staying at a Montréal hotel between November 2 and 16, you’re in luck! That’s when MTLàTABLE takes place, Montréal’s wildly popular restaurant week full of incredible experiences and knockout prix fixe deals in restaurants all over the city – including at many of the city’s best hotels.
The formula is simple: for 10 days only, 175 of Montréal’s best restaurants are offering three-course meals at a flat rate of $21, $31 or $41. There’s also a $15 brunch program in some of the restaurants, and a $21 late-night program for you night owls out there. Here are the hotel restaurants participating:
Bistro L’Aromate, Hotel St-Martin
Featuring market cuisine with new twists on classics like blood sausage, wagyu steaks and, for dessert, s’mores, L’Aromate is a festive environment to while a night away.
Bistro Laurentien - La Coupole, Hôtel le Crystal
Lovers of rich, delicious dishes (bison tartare, crusted pork loin, cheese and mushroom cavatelli) will be in gourmet heaven at La Coupole Bistro Laurentien downtown.
Bonaparte, Auberge Bonaparte
You’ll enter a whole universe at Bonaparte, where the Empire style of the décor sets the tone for a stunning French meal. Pair the lamb, duck or seafood linguine with one of the suggested wines for the complete experience.
Branzino, Le Méridien Versailles
Invention is on the menu at the stylish Branzino, where starters like mozzarella ice cream lead to inspired surf or turf mains and decadent desserts (flambéed Alaska, anyone?).
Brasserie 701, Le Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites
Modern brasserie fare like duck magret with creamy polenta or pumpkin risotto is on the menu at Suite 701, on the roof of this Old Montréal hotel. Make sure you partake of the delicious wines suggested with your meal.
Brasserie Le Pois Penché, Hotel Chez Swann
Like any good authentic Paris brasseries, the Golden Square Mile’s Le Pois Penché serves up refined flavours in a glittering environment (trout with lobster jus, duck with blueberry coulis). And don’t forget the crème brûlée!
EAST Pan-Asiatique, Renaissance Montréal Hotel
EAST at the new Renaissance Montréal Hotel downtown features Asian cuisine with a modern twist (think veggie chow mein and beef bulgogi), complete with recommended wine pairings.
Épik Restaurant, Épik Hotel
The refined setting of Épik in the Old Port sets the background for the perfect Italian dinner date, featuring squid ink linguine, Tuscan fish soup, tiramisu and more.
Être Avec Toi EAT, W Hotel
EAT is a fun, lively place to enjoy experimental cuisine that’s high in daring and flavour. Pork shoulder confit? Salmon tartare with wasabi-apple sauce? You’ll want to try it all.
gaZette, Westin Montréal
From salmon and tuna poke to Nagano pork loin served with dried ham chips, Gazette offers treats with a Japanese twist steps from the Palais des Congrès.
Guru Bistro Indien, Auberge du Carré Saint Louis
Punjabi fusion awaits at this fun Plateau spot, where classic Indian dishes like chicken tikka lamb madras are served Guru style: with a twist based on local ingredients.
Kyo Bar Japonais, Le Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites
A lively after-work spot in Old Montréal, Kyo delights the senses with Asian bistro bites (stuffed lettuce leaves, soy-braised pork belly, Japanese poutine) and great drinks.
La Société Montréal, Loews Hotel Vogue
At the meeting point between French bistro and market cuisine lies La Société, a glittering spot to enjoy the likes of duck confit, wild mushroom risotto or seafood soup.
Laurie Raphaël, Le Germain Hotel Montréal
In the heart of Old Montréal, Laurie Raphaël has a menu full of incredible terroir flavours (think deer tartare, salmon confit, braised pork cheek and barely-blackened whitefish with seaweed butter).
Le Petit Opus Café, Omni Mont-Royal
Oh oui oui, zis French restaurant is the spot to soak up Montréal’s European charm. Le Petit Opus offers treats like escargots, lobster bisque, truffle ravioli and a cheese plate to finish, all featuring local ingredients.
Maggie Oakes, William Grey Hotel
Maggie Oakes serves delicate starters, as well as goodies from the land and the sea, like pork filet with acorn squash, monkfish with barley risotto and eggplant with three cheeses.
Marché Artisans, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
The focus at Marché Artisans is squarely on Quebec produce and products, so expect to enjoy the terroir’s best in a creative format: roasted beet salad, beef with smoked eggplant, lukewarm mackerel salad…
Méchant Boeuf, Hotel Nelligan
Featuring live music and a raw bar, Méchant Boeuf is a guaranteed good time in Old Montréal, serving up yummy fare like pulled duck tacos and bacon and eggs carbonara.
Osco!, InterContinental Montréal
Get a taste of Provence at Osco!, where the wine list offers over 700 choices. After saucy meats and heartwarming polenta, make sure to keep room for the award-winning dessert!
Renoir, Sofitel Montréal
Playful creations with local ingredients await at Renoir, such as foie de volaille cake, cod a la plancha and mushroom-stuffed chicken breast served with crunchy chicken chips.
Restaurant de l’ITHQ, Hôtel de l’ITHQ
As the teaching restaurant of Québec’s tourism and hospitality institute, Restaurant de l’ITHQ’s menu changes with every new batch of students. Discover the adventurous delights thought up by the next generation of great chefs.
Restaurant Hambar, Hôtel St-Paul
Pâtés and smoked fishes for starters, followed by braised bison cheek, monkfish with smoked eggplants or duck confit risotto… Old Montréal’s Hambar whets the appetite, without forgetting the vast wine list.
Restaurant Rosélys, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
An exercise in style, Rosélys will charm you with its décor before you even taste the delicious butternut squash ravioli or braised pork.
Restaurant Sinclair, Hotel St-Sulpice
The French fare at Le Sinclair is gastronomy at its finest. Raise a perfectly paired glass to your goat’s cheese or crab starters, your pork, duck or walleye mains and your sweet finales: either sugar pie or a twist on the waffle.
Resto-Bar Le Cordial, Delta Montréal
The artful cocktails alone are worth a visit to Le Cordial, where you can choose from lamb with a goat’s cheese crumble or seafood pappardelle for mains. And did we mention churros for dessert?
SIX Resto Lounge, Hyatt Regency
Enjoy local flavours in a decadent way at SIX, where there’s an orzo mac’n’cheese among the starters and a creamy polenta with basil and parmesan for the vegetarians out there. Plus, of course, meats!
Taverne Gaspar, Auberge Du Vieux Port
Taverne Gaspar is a pub with next-level tavern fare. Pick between the trio of sliders (veal, pork and duck), the steak, the fish and chips… and to finish, a decadent all-dressed brownie or old-school bread pudding?
Verses Restaurant, Nelligan Hotel
Verses Restaurant is just the spot for a glass of wine and flavourful classics like braised wild boar, snapper served with chorizo and pancetta and wild mushroom risotto.
XO Le Restaurant, Le St. James Hotel
Housed inside the formal Banker’s Hall, XO Le Restaurant serves fine French-inflected seasonal cuisine and amazing private-import wines in a stunning setting. Try the stuffed turkey or the grapefruit-kissed sea bream.
Z Tapas Lounge, Hotel Zero1
Near Quartier des Spectacles, Z Tapas Lounge is a perfect spot to share small plates with a Latin twist. Will you have the mushroom tamales before your osso bucco on risotto verde?
Find the entire list of restaurants participating in MTLàTABLE here, and most of all, book your tables FAST! There are also activities galore to take part in, including tasting tours that give the inside scoop on Montréal’s food scene. Bon appétit!
Isa Tousignant, blogger
Isa Tousignant is an art and lifestyle writer based out of Montréal’s ecclectic Park Ex neighbourhood. She is Contributing Editor for Canadian Art magazine and freelances full-time for a wide variety of magazines and brands. She’s also a jewellery designer and passionate about animal costumes and their role in contemporary art.