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What To Eat in Montreal? | Best Dinner Must Eat Travel Guide
What To Eat in Montreal? What to do and where is the best restaurants is always on our minds. Last time we were in Montreal, we had no itinerary, no “Must Eat List”, and no “10 Things to do in Montreal” plan. This time, I find myself combing thru TripAdvisor and Yelp, geo-tagging every restaurant, cafe and little boutique. Perhaps, it comes with age. Perhaps, occupational hazard. I’m always trying to find the next best thing. Yet, I always go back to comfort. It’s like having 20 pairs of shoes but always wearing the two.
Montreal is a rich city and quite culturally diverse in terms of culinary gluttony. Depending on how long your stay in Montreal is, I’m sure you will leave bellies full and satisfied. We have the full listof Montreal good eats: Broken down my meals of the day – breakfast/brunch, dinner, desserts, cafes, just plain gourmandism.
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Toque Montreal is ranked best restaurant in Canada. Second on the list is Hawksworth Restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. Naturally we had to try this being in Montreal for the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference. Toque is located on 900 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle; just around the corner from Le Westin Montreal. And it is easily accessible by the Metro. Get off at Station Square-Victoria. Toque’s Executive Normand Laprise culinary philosophy is all about “une cuisine de produits”. Using fresh ingredients to delivery flavorful dishes.
Toque reminds us a lot of Le Crocodile in Vancouver. It blends traditional French cooking with innovative sense of fun. The restaurant itself is modern and patrons primarily are business professionals. We recommend dressing for the occasion. Gentlemen, remember that sports coat. Oh, and no sneakers!
Toque Tasting Menu
- TWO GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE (2 OUNCES EACH) AND ONE OYSTER 30
- MENU WITH OR WITHOUT FOIE GRAS (EACH PERSON) 122
- WINE PAIRING : FIVE GLASSES 80
- WINE PAIRING : SEVEN GLASSES 105
The tasting menus apply to the table as a whole.
Amuse Bouche: tuna apple confit with crispy bread. I love the bright apple that elevates the taste of tuna.
Blue Fin Tuna Tartare: When the ingredients are fresh, it just speaks for itself.
DUCK MAGRET AND HEART 50: This warm and earthy dish is filled with shiitake mushrooms, carrots, pear, Jerusalem artichoke, black garlic purée and Madeira sauce. The duck is rich and cooked perfectly.
SUCKLING PIG LOIN 50: oyster mushrooms, apple, celery, squash purée and poivrade sauce. In hind sight, we realized this dish resembled a lot of the duck magret and probably would have ordered the cod or the Agnolotii with duck confit and foie gras instead. Nonetheless, the pig loin was tender and quite delicious.
We didn’t end up ordering desserts. We were so tired after a long flight that we didn’t have much of an appetite. For desserts, I would have loved to try the blueberry mousse or the iced raspberry mousse with cocoa and almond dacquoise, Manjari chocolate ganache, and cocoa nib infusion. They all sounded fabulous.
Instead, we were presented with brown sugar fudge and white chai chocolates. The brown sugar fudge was amazingly define. It was sweet but not so sweet that makes you cringe. It melted in our mouths.
Toque restaurant is a great location for a special celebration and for those who want to experience traditional French fine dining. The prices are reasonably priced and the staff welcoming. Next time, I would want to try the tasting menu simply because we’ve done the a la carte style already.
I would recommend ordering a la carte and share the a few appetizers you have your heart set on. The menu can be quite decadent and rich. I hope you have a big stomach!
When in Montreal, one must explore Old Montreal. Vieux Montreal is very charming. So much character and plenty of old architectures, restaurants and Notre Dame Basilique.
Tue 11:30 am – 1:45 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 1:45 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 1:45 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 1:45 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
900 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 2B2
Olive et Gourmando Montreal is a quick easy soup and sandwich cafe in Old Montreal near Le Westin Hotel. There are long line ups for take out. Table service is quick with plenty of bar counter seats.
Last time we were in Montreal, we had no itinerary, no “Must Eat List”, and no “10 Things to do in Montreal” plan. This time, I find myself combing thru TripAdvisor and Yelp, geo-tagging every restaurant, cafe and little boutique. Perhaps, it comes with age. Perhaps, occupational hazard. I’m always trying to find the next best thing. Yet, I always go back to comfort. It’s like having 20 pairs of shoes but always wearing the two.
It is the last morning before our flight back to Vancouver. God, I miss my own bed and the mild temperatures. I really don’t understand how East Coasters / Montrealers brave their winters. My skin barely survived the brash wind and dehydration. Thank goodness for Laneige Water Sleeping pack, Aesop cleansers and my last minute decision to pack my Aritzia Blanket Scarf.
For a quick tasty meal, we ordered a salad and panini sandwich to share. Had we not went to Cafe Myriade in the morning, I’d probably order another Cappuccino. To be two cups deep before noon while on vacation seems a bit atrocious. I’ll save that for the office tomorrow.
Chicken Salad: daily special salad was the chicken salad with couscous, fennel, celery, apples, roasted almonds and lemon mayo dressing. Crunchy, tart, and refreshing. I must recreate this at home!
The Cubain Panini Sandwich: panchetta, roasted pork, Gruyere cheese, lime, cilantro, chipotle and pickled mayonnaise. Hearty. Cheesy. It wasn’t mind blowing but rather home comfort. Not too crazy pre-flight. I think fellow travellers can appreciate us not ordering a burrito.
If you are not in a pinch for time, wander in Old Montreal. Vieux Montréal city is very charming. So much character and plenty of old architectures, restaurants and Notre Dame Basilique.
Olive et Gourmando
Cuisine: Cafe, Soups, Sandwiches, Salads, Bakery
Tue 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
351 Rue Saint Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A7
Omnivore Comptoir Grill is a Middle Eastern fresh salad and grilled meat restaurant on Boul St-Laurent Montreal. Traveling for work or pleasure is always hard on your body. You are thrown off from your fitness routine. This gluttony vacation was no exception. While we love trying new restaurants like Toque, Park and L’Express; sometimes I just really miss a healthy meal full of greens.
Omnivore offers vegan, vegetarian and meat options fit for a flexi-Tarian like me. They have a great selection of salads, beef or chicken skewers and also fresh sandwiches.
This is a very busy lunch spot constantly with people coming in and out. Seat yourself and order at the counter. Space is super tight and tables are meant to be shared.
Fish sandwich 6.50: Fish, green pesto garlic sauce, fennel, tahini cabbage. Nice subtle flavors for a lighter Kaftas Sandwich.
Carnivore Platter: three skewers of beef or chicken, hummus, labneh…. The hummus is more acidic when compared to Nuba Labenese Restaurant in Vancouver. Tasty nonetheless. Meat is flavorful, well seasoned and nicely charred.
No doubt this place is one of our favorites and you should definitely add it to your list of places to eat in Montreal.
Omnivore is a brisk walk from the Metro. Approximately 30 min walk to Sherbroke and Saint Catherine’s. Or if you are tired from walking? Uber your way back to the hotel or your next destination.
Omnivore Comptoir Grill
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Lebanese
Mon 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
4351 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z8
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