Plateau Mont-Royal

Les Cons Servent


5064 Papineau Ave.,
H2H 1V8.

Opened in 2007, Les Cons Servent is a play on words, alluding to the bistro's home-canned preserves, conserves, and pickles that are stacked on ceiling-high shelves in the gray-tone dining room. Made-in-house specialties include toasted pecans, strawberry vinegar, and quail eggs in black tea. A 150-label wine cellar consists of privately imported bottles that, like the preserves, are available for take-away sales. The market-driven French menu includes dishes like venison tartare and pan-fried snapper with chorizo and Jerusalem artichokes. For an uncommon dessert, try the pear fritter topped with caramel and bacon bits.