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Promenade Cafe and Wine enjoys an idyllic location. It sits besides the peacefully flowing Red River thus offering patrons scenic views along with their French fare and robust wines. Open from 8a, Promenade Cafe and Wine is an excellent option for a hearty breakfast before heading out on an excursion through the city. Quintessentially French dishes like the onion soup and Beef bourguignon are must-try for lunch. The place also serves the classic poutine with a French twist. Their exhaustive wine list promises something for every taste and their amicable waiting staff is always available for assistance over various labels. Coffee and desserts also do not fail to impress at Promenade Cafe and Wine.
It isn't difficult to spot Beaujena's French Table, simply look out for colorful illustrations along St Jean Baptiste Street and you are home. This creativity is extended into the restaurant's interior as well. It's decked in beautiful colors, dimly lit and all the tables are decorated with fresh flowers, thus creating a perfect ambiance for your special date. Chef Randy Reynolds designs the menu which offers three, five and seven course meals. The dishes are innovative and crafted to perfection with the use of fresh, local ingredients. You can also pair your meals with robust wines at an additional cost. Rely on the servers and hosts for suggestions over wine flights.
Restro Gare is not only a fine dining restaurant, but it is also a piece of local history. Located at the old Canadian National train station, abandoned in 1913, this French Quarter space offers a unique decor that takes you to a different era; when rail travel was elegant. The food is as sophisticated as the surroundings with international and local French favorites on offer. One plate definitely worth trying is the fillet of sole with almonds. Professionals and anyone with a discerning palate for authentic French food frequent this spot.
Opened in 2003, In Ferno's Bistro occupies a breezy location in the midst of Saint Boniface. Chef Fern Kirouac curates an impressive menu with varied options, appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and pastas, while the core focus centers around French cuisine. A seafood inspired Mussels menu with a French twist is especially adored by regulars, such as the Moules Madagascar served with cream and peppercorns and hot frites on the side. Other highlights include classics like Canard Confit à L’Orange and Veau Grand-Mère (veal in mushroom and white wine sauce). Above all, the desserts at In Ferno's Bistro are especially revered, with delicate Lemon Hazelnut Tortes and the French-Canadian Maple Hazel Pie inducing much swoon at the end of a meal. Bring a healthy appetite, as the portions are generous.