Juliette et Chocolat is the creation of a genius master chocolatier named Juliette. This is more than just a restaurant or a coffee shop. It is a place to indulge in rich, inventive and scrumptious chocolate concoctions in a cozy environment. From old-fashioned hot chocolate to classic desserts with a twist such as the popular white chocolate coconut brownie, their decadent menu allows customers to enjoy cocoa in every possible way. A great spot for chocolate lovers, Juliette’s menu also offers tasty lunch options such as the goat cheese crepe and the Mexican salad with chocolate chicken. Affordable and original, it is the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon snack or satisfy a late-night craving.
The Sparrow is a British-inspired resto-bar serving authentic gastro-pub fare. Famous for its hearty brunches and English dishes with a North American twist, it is set in a retro ambiance that feels like a traditional London pub. Seasoned head chef Mark Cohen has worked in Montreal’s best-rated restaurants and learned from one of the world’s most renowned chefs, the one and only Gordon Ramsay. His menu finds a happy middle ground between conventional and experimental gastronomy, offering English breakfast classics such as homemade crumpets, donuts and blood sausages, as well as more creative concoctions for lunch like the braised rabbit with bacon and polenta. The Sparrow deserves its title for being one of the coolest restaurants in Plateau Mont-Royal.
If you are in the mood for some delicious Sushi, Saint Sushi Bar is the place to go to. Offering an array of maki sushi roll platters as well as other varieties, this restaurant is highly popular among locals and tourists alike. A number of sashimi options, a few light appetizers and miso soup are also on offer. The ambiance here is cozy and elegant with dim lighting, an open sushi bar, decorative lamps and dark wood furniture. All in all, this is a great place to go for lunch with friends and family.
This tiny diner on the corner of St-Laurent and Rachel serves immaculately prepared greasy spoon standards. Breakfast, which is served all day long, offers heaping portions of the trademark home fries and a good selection of fruit to balance things out. Lunch and dinner feature huge burgers and sandwiches. The décor is kitschy but not obnoxious, and the vinyl stools at the counter are definitely the place to be. The upbeat staff knows the regulars, most of whom wish it was slightly closer to home. Only cash is accepted.
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar is an eatery that has mastered the art of creating steaks. Their steak story is a great one and they provide their patrons with a large array of steaks to choose from. Their signature dish is always grilled to perfection, be it the Blue Rare, the Medium Rare or the Chicago. No matter how it is that you like your steak, at the Keg Steakhouse & Bar they will find a way to satisfy you. Their classic dinners are steaks that come with salads, vegetables & mushrooms. There is a separate children's menu, who would obviously not be able to finish their large portions of steak.
If you happen to be passing by this restaurant in the morning, be sure to drop in for a hearty breakfast. Chez Jose Cafe offers a wide range of breakfast items of both regular and vegan varieties. Along with sweet treats like danishes and croissants from their bakery, they also offer a variety of crepes, bagels, fresh fruit juices, omelettes and crepes. You can also stop in for a quick lunch and opt for a soup and sandwich combo. Providing diners with a pocket-friendly but delicious meal in a cozy ambiance, Chez Jose Cafe has definitely earned its popular acclaim.
Rodízio Brasil at Montreal offers diners a taste of authentic Brazilian cuisine. Although the restaurant offers a variety of chicken, seafood and pasta dishes, what it is best known for is its all you can eat Rodízio. Upon ordering the Rodízio you will be presented with an amazing variety of Brazilian style grilled meats that are presented on spits and cut straight on to your plate. A buffet selection of rice, beans and fries are available as accompaniments to the meat, however no Brazilian meal is truly complete without a Caipirinha. With succulent meats, explosive Brazilian flavor, live music on Fridays and delicious Caipirinhas, Rodízio Brasil is one of Montreal's best offerings for a taste of Latin cuisine.
Located at Montreal's historic Old Port, L'Usine de Spaghetti is housed within a historic building that is believed to be where Charles Dickens wrote a part of A Tale of Two Cities. With a rustic ambiance and antique décor, the restaurant proudly embraces the rich history of its surroundings, even naming each of their dishes after the city's neighborhoods and famous personalities. The restaurant offers a selection of dishes that are masterful compilations of traditional Italian flavours and the goodness of home-style cooking. Some popular choices include lamb shank braised in red wine, duck leg confit, chicken parmesan with spaghetti and home-made tomato sauce, and spaghetti with meat sauce. L'Usine also offers an excellent wine list, complementary garlic bread and an extensive salad bar to complement your meal.
A breezy neighborhood spot, La Grande Terrasse welcomes diners to relish staple American eats and an amazing selection of beverages. Nestled by the lively Place Jacques-Cartier, this cozy joint is famous for its sprawling patio dining area. During winters, the outdoor space is insulated with heaters which keeps it operational throughout the year. In sunny days, the canopy-style roof cuts the sun's blaze, creating a soothing atmosphere inside. Stop in for a early morning breakfast or in the evenings to devour some wholesome burgers and delicious concoctions.
Located in Old Montreal, BEVO Bar + Pizzeria is a bar and a lovely Italian restaurant known for their wood-oven pizzas. The warm and welcoming space can accommodate larger groups with ease and is perfect for family meals or an evening with friends. Along with their delicious pizzas, their meatballs and pasta dish also comes highly recommended. A variety of wine and beers are available to balance the flavors of the food.
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.
Warm ambiance, friendly staff and of course, great food makes Vieux-Port Steakhouse a must-visit for those who love Steak. An Old Montreal favorite, the restaurant is popular with tourists and locals alike. Whether you're looking for the perfect place for a business lunch or a nice place for a special Sunday brunch, Vieux-Port Steakhouse has plenty of dining options. Their Sunday Buffets serve a sumptuous array of dishes, while the Lunch menu is a great value for money option on week days. Items to try on their menu include the Fillet Mignon, Osso Bucco, and Grilled Salmon Fillet. Accompanied by a classic glass of wine or a perfectly prepared dry Martini, it makes for a wonderful meal. On pleasant summer evenings enjoy dining Alfresco on their lovely stone terrace, perfect for larger groups.