Situated inside the magnificent Auberge Bonaparte Hotel, Bonaparte is a striking, French restaurant ideal for a romantic evening. With its exposed walls, wooden floors and warm, yellow lights, the place creates a chic yet rustic environment. Everything from the cutlery to the table arrangements is systematic here, thus setting a perfect tone for the delectable journey that patrons commence. The menu is quintessentially French incorporating meat, seafood and vegetarian preparations. Dishes are presented in front of you with utmost attention to detail and the flavors are memorable to say the least.
Shaika is an artist-run café which regularly hosts art exhibitions, magazine launches and concerts for young Montreal bands. The food is decidedly healthy, and the sandwiches are even named after the neighborhood streets. The Oxford includes bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers. The house favorite is The Harvard with turkey, cheddar cheese, avocado, tomato and onions; and the Melrose is made up of roasted peppers, goat-cheese and mixed greens. Furnishings here are simple, and the décor changes depending on the exhibiting artist.
Since 1984, this pizzeria has been serving authentic taste of Italy in their pizzas. Il Focolaio is known for the thin crust pizzas cooked fresh in the maple wood oven. The big pizzas here have some of the best and most fresh toppings and ingredients. The other side orders like breads, calzones, etc. are equally delicious. Amazing pizza with a glass of beer or premium wine, together, create a perfect family or friends group time.
If you're in the mood for a flavorful meal, infused with the traditional flavors of Latin cuisine, then La Capital Tacos won't disappoint. This hip Mexican eatery may seem out of place in Chinatown, but if the crowds that gather here are any indication, the oddity of its location is in no way a deterrent. The shrimp and pork tacos are the clear favorites, although there's ample variety to suit every taste and preference with a few vegetarian options as well. Every dish on the menu is packed full of the vibrant flavor and freshness that Mexican cuisine is known for. Stop by La Capital Tacos for a delicious meal that is sure to keep you coming back for more.
Known throughout the neighborhood for its simply delicious meals, Le Vieux Vélo is the place to be for an enjoyable breakfast or brunch. Rustic, charming and intimate, this is the perfect spot to seek a hearty breakfast, and an engaging conversation. Featuring an enticing selection of classic French and Canadian delicacies, each item on the menu grantees you a palate-pleasing experience. Take your pick from the old-fashioned Benedictines, Le Florentine and Le Classique, and start your day with a simply delectable meal.
If you are in the mood for Mexican fare, but are tired of the usual offerings, head to Escondite for a taste of creative, new Mexican fare. Roughly translating to Hideout, the chefs at this Mexican eatery incorporate a touch of contemporary flavor without altering the original essence of the meal. Feast on inventive delicacies like Shrimp Ceviche and El Clandestino which is a smoked meat taco. You can wash down the meals with a few house crafted tequilas for a more authentic experience or go for one of their signature drinks like La Papaya or Michelada. Set in a cozy, welcoming ambience, you are sure to love Escondite, whether you come here alone or bring your pals in tow.
Maple Delights is a charming spot and a must visit if in Old Montreal. This sweet bistro and museum is a wonderful way to discover this national pride. At the bistro you can relish delish baked goodies, gelatos, candies, waffles, milkshakes, coffees and sorbets, all with the goodness of maple syrup and sugar in them. Check out their small museum that gives an insight of how the sap is collected. You can also taste the products made from maple that highlight its unique quality.
Situated in a prime location, Kyo Bar Japonais is a gastropub that has an upbeat and swank atmosphere. This bar and restaurant offers several shochu-inspired cocktails, a large selection of sushi as well as a range of sake. Some of its recommendable items are the Maguro Tataki, Ginjo sake, and other izakaya(Japanese tavern) classics. The bar specializes in small plates and also boasts of an extensive liquor selection. The community table setting encourages conversation and is a good way to make new friends. For those who love tapas-styled Japanese food in a laid-back environment, Kyo Bar Japonais is a good choice.
The aromas wafting from this bakery will surely make you stop and wonder. So just follow your instincts and enter this charming patisserie at Place Royale in Old Montreal, and browse their eclectic menu, there will definitely be something that tickles your fancy. A treat for all your senses, the offerings on display will set your sweet tooth into a tizzy! Spread over four stories, Maison Christian Faure is really an amalgamation of a pastry school, a bakery and a salon, all dedicated to traditional French pastries and rich, hauntingly lovely desserts. Stop by and order up a refreshing cuppa along with one of their baked marvels like the chocolate croissant - a miraculous combination of flaky pastry and rich, sinful chocolate or a raspberry and passion fruit tartlet that is a symphony of colors, succulent, natural sweetness and beautiful, buttery pastry that is sure to keep you coming back for more.
Epik Resto-Terrasse in Hotel Epik has very neat and beautiful interiors with elegant tables and black-and-white theme. The ambiance is perfect for a trip with family or friends. The fireplace and rooftop terrace, that opens only for spring, gives a romantic feel. The restaurant has a variety of European small dishes or tapas options that is meant for sharing with your people. There is a wine to complement and complete every dish you order.