Restaurants in Canada
This elegant oasis at the Metropolitan Hotel provides a Pacific Northwest take on international cuisine. Chef Hamid Salimian applies his talents to 'explosively flavorful' fish and poultry dishes alongside ultra-fresh seasonal tasting menus and decadent desserts.
The hotel restaurant does well with the classics, like printanier salad and baked Canadian Brie.
Don’t be put off by the waitstaff outfitted in period style—even local taxi drivers swear by this restaurant for home-style Québécois dishes such as duck braised in maple syrup sauce and pheasant served with pork and beans.
Eric Borderon is a French-born and trained artisan baker (boulanger) and pastry chef (pâtissier).
Bistro Bienville opened in 2006 on a tucked-away, tree-lined residential street that’s a five-minute walk from St. Denis. The restaurant's dining room has white walls and narrow tables, and the exposed kitchen produces an ever-changing menu of a dozen or so dishes.
Inspired by the classic West Coast seafood restaurant, this downtown eatery serves the freshest daily catch in a spacious, two-story dining room.
This French-style deli-cum-bistro in Old Montreal is cluttered with chalkboards, Paris street signs, vintage canned goods, and faux meat hanging from the ceiling.
After debuting in 2008, Lucien wasted little collecting accolades, earning "Best New Restaurant" by Toronto Life and getting mentioned in Food & Wine.
Set in an old movie theater in Saint-Roch, Les Salons d’Edgar draws a thirty-something crowd looking for a cozy but cool place to end the day.
A literal hole-in-the-wall hidden in a small street of the Old City, Bar Sainte-Angèle is a cozy pub where locals and visitors mix to chat, drink, and sometimes listen to live jazz music (performed by musicians sitting only inches from the crowd).
Smack in the middle of Grande-Allée, Maurice Nightclub attracts a chic set that’s ready to flirt, dance, and drink the night away. Experienced DJs know how to excite the crowd, and changing music themes intertwine the latest and biggest hits.
This multidisplinary space is equal parts restaurant, bar, and exhibit space. By hosting performing artists, DJs, and music shows, it caters to a diverse crowd that includes everyone from families to hipsters. The food is a draw, too.
Le Sacrilège instantly makes visitors feel like regulars. The space is tight and rowdy, the atmosphere is laid-back, the service is friendly, and the drinks are cheap. A packed events calendar offers a mix of hockey nights, DJ sets, live performances, and art exhibitions.