The Culinary Scene in Montréal
Dining in the City
When it’s time to sit down, relax, and dine in, here are a few of the restaurants we enjoyed while in Montréal:
Communion – A chic and intimate restaurant in Old Montréal, this popular spot features meats, seafood, and produce from local suppliers and farmers. With its large outdoor dining area with a view of Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, Communion is the perfect spot for people watching on a warm and sunny afternoon. Brunch is very popular in Montréal and Montrealers prefer it to lunch on the weekends, so be sure to stop in on Saturday or Sunday for one of their brunch specialties such as Le Bol, a delightful combination of luscious plain yogurt, homemade granola, fresh berries, and a tasty nut crunch. You might also enjoy their Drunken Brunch (as they call it) featuring “All you can drink” Mimosas or Aperol Spritz.
Verses – A beautiful restaurant located in the Hotel Nelligan in Old Montréal, Verses’ menu features a contemporary twist on French inspired dishes. Artful and colorful platings highlight the local Québec seasonal specialties and ingredients, such as fresh seafood and a study in foie gras from the close-by Charlevoix region. Begin a romantic evening with a cocktail in the Verses Bar followed by dinner paired with some of the restaurant’s excellent wine selections in their elegant dining room.
And when you tire of expertly prepared French food (if that’s possible), there are many other dining options in Montréal. With its international population, visitors can find a myriad of delightful spots for lunch or dinner, particularly many excellent Italian restaurants such as Ristorante Bis in Centre-Ville (Downtown).