MTLàTABLE’s classic restaurants
Classics are classics for a reason and these restaurants are no exception. They’ve withstood the test of time and have thrived while gathering a loyal clientele. From Thursday, November 2, until Thursday, November 16, you will have the chance to revisit some of these classic spots for MTLàTABLE for a friendlier price.
Alexandre et fils
A classic on the downtown Montréal culinary scene since 1977, Alexandre et fils is a boisterous French bistro that spills out onto Peel Street every night until 3am.
Au Petit Extra
Artists, businessmen and food lovers have been gathering at Au Petit Extra since 1985 to enjoy its classic French cuisine, great wines or a show at the Lion d’Or cabaret next door.
Market fresh ingredients are the essential focus of Beaver Hall by chef Jérôme Ferrer who strives to give guests the best dining experience in all his restaurants.
Besides having one of the most beautiful terrasses in Old Montréal, Boris Bistro serves a cuisine that’s anchored in France but likes to travel around the globe (and the menu is 90% gluten free!).
Dining at this Old Montreal spot is always a fun experience. Chef Laurent Godbout’s impeccable yet playful cuisine is a treat for the eyes and the palate.
This classic Parisian brasserie’s menu hasn’t changed in 40 years, which hasn’t deterred its loyal clientele from making it one of the most beloved restaurants in Montréal.
One of the most beloved Plateau Mont Royal neighbourhood restaurants, Chez Victoire offers a market-inspired cuisine with impeccable service in a fun and festive ambiance.
An elegant fine dining establishment on one side and brasserie on the other, Decca’s cuisine features fresh ingredients and a creative team in a great downtown location.
Greek restaurant Milos specializes in fresh fish and seafood imported daily from the Mediterranean. Their fine and exquisite Greek cuisine has made them one of the best establishments in Montréal.
Step into Laloux and travel to Paris through its outstanding décor and ambiance. The cuisine here is French, elegant and inspired by the seasons.
L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel has donned an Asian twist to its menu lately but the eclectic trendy decor and history between its centennial stone walls are still just as impressive.
In a stunning décor that combines rustic and modern, this Old Montréal favourite offers a contemporary cuisine that is sure to please any palate.
French onion soup, garlic escargots and rabbit with foie gras and prunes are only a few of the classic French dishes plated in a decidedly contemporary way at Le Margaux.
In a colourful décor and jazzy, unpretentious ambiance, Le Valois’ cuisine waltzes between French bistro classics and contemporary affairs inspired by Québec’s terroir.
This friendly Plateau Mont Royal restaurant transports guests to the south of France by way of its cuisine which includes such classics as duck magret, pissaladière and veal with green olives.
Restaurant La Chronique
One of the most underrated fine dining establishments in Montréal, La Chronique’s French cuisine is just as elegant and sophisticated as its luminous dining room.
The elegant yet unpretentious ambiance of Plateau Mont Royal’s Le Vertige sets the stage for its beautiful cuisine steeped in the French tradition yet open to the flavours of the world.
Taverne F par Ferreira
Located in one of the funkiest spaces in town and the heart of the Place des Festivals, Taverne F specializes in petiscos, tapas-like traditional Portuguese dishes meant to be shared.
Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grillades
An iconic spot for Montréal jazz and food lovers alike, Upstairs is the perfect place to enjoy a spectacular Spanish-inspired meal while listening to some great music.
Wienstein & Gavinos
Located on Crescent Street in the heart of downtown Montréal, bustling Wienstein & Gavinos serves up a contemporary Italian cuisine that includes homemade pasta and pizza cooked to perfection in their brick oven.
Mayssam Samaha, blogger
Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city.