Just over 50 years ago, Pierre Lévêque became the owner of La Lucarne, a small steak house on Laurier Avenue, already elegantly adorned with warm, inviting storefronts. The name changed to Chez Lévêque and a Montreal landmark was born. Still in the hands of the Lévêque family, this Parisian Brasserie continues to shine with a menu very much taking on a Lyon, France vibe. I was therefore quite pleased to experience this place for the very first time.
MTLàTABLE: Brasserie 701 in Old Montreal presents contemporary cuisine with chic decor and magnificent neoclassical architecture
Located in the heart of Old Montreal in the iconic, internationally renowned Hotel Place d’Armes, Brasserie 701 presents contemporary cuisine, inspired by the great French brasseries. You will be charmed by the enchanting atmosphere of this spacious and bright Montreal dining room with chic decor and magnificent neoclassical architecture.
When it comes to a Vietnamese dining-out experience in Montreal look no further than the Tran Family. Following up on our recent sensational night out at the newly launched Hang Bar in Old Montreal, Judy and I, along with our friends Dana and Jeff accepted an invitation to Marilyn Tran’s diner in St. Henri, aptly named Tran Cantine.
I recently attended the annual teacher’s convention at the Hotel Bonaventure. It was the first time I did so since before the pandemic. At lunch hour I would always go to the food court in the same building. When I walked over I was surprised to see that it no longer exists.
For many years, Kyo Bar Japonais has been on our radar screen to try. We finally made that happen recently and it was everything we expected and more. Located in Old Montreal and opened in the summer of 2023, Kyo Bar Japonais immerses you in the frenzied vibe of an Izakaya with the hushed atmosphere of a sushi bar, with a list of over 25 sakés.
On the eve of its 10th anniversary, things are looking very bright for Pizzéria NO.900. With 30 successful franchises, including one that opened in Lyon, France last winter, the brand’s leadership just returned from Atlantic City where it secured first and second place finishes at the International Pizza Challenge.
Elio Pizzeria has a rich history spanning over six decades and is a true Montreal culinary treasure. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a traveler passing through, this pizzeria is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a taste of Italy in the heart of Montreal.
Although it has been around since 1952, I only experienced the magnificent Duc de Lorraine for the very first time two years ago. Needless to say, it left a lasting impression.
We have been touting the much-anticipated arrival of Milestones Restaurants, a leading Canadian restaurant chain, to Quebec for a few years now. Well, thanks to the team at Foodtastic, this exceptional dining experience has arrived at Fairview-Pointe Claire.
Hogar is a new steakhouse in Westmount with Mexican influence which is quickly attracting a following for lunch and dinner. The place opened last summer. It can seat 60 people in the dining room and 15 more at the bar.
Lucille’s Oyster Dive opened its first location on Monkland Avenue in NDG back in 2009. For reasons I cannot properly explain, it took me 14 years to enjoy my first experience and wow was this ever a treat!
There are now five restaurant locations – NDG, Fairview Pointe-Claire, Dix30 in Brossard, Laval and Mont Tremblant. In addition, there is a summer pop-up at Atwater Market, three food trucks and a catering division. We decided to enjoy our first Lucille’s experience at Fairview.