- Europea: For the full treatment, order the 12-taste menu dégustation. You’ll see why chef Jérôme Ferrer, whose roots are in France and Spain, is a designated “Grand Chef” of the esteemed Relais & Châteaux community of restaurants and hotels.
- Brasserie T: At a more moderate price point, Brasserie T is the little sister of chef/owner Normand Laprise’s Toqué!, another top choice (see below). But Brasserie T has a few extras in its favor: It’s open for both lunch and dinner, and it has a fun patio overlooking the Quartier des Spectacles plaza (complete with dancing waters in warm months).
- Toqué!: The celebrated Toqué! overwhelms with unparalleled service and dazzling cuisine. Even after 20 years, this remains one of the most creative kitchens in the city.
- Lawrence: Lawrence takes modern British cuisine to a new level. Its hugely popular English breakfast and brunch are what people rave about, but the lunch and dinner menus are equally outstanding.
- Fairmont Bagel: Montreal's bagels have a justifiable renown for their dense, sweet dough.Try one for yourself at this 24-hour bakery; it has been satisfying fans since 1919.
- Le Vin Papillon: Though Joe Beef is more famous, we think the third restaurant from chef David McMillan is his best. With a veggie-forward menu, and a wine list composed entirely of obscure (but delicious) natural wines, it's been pulling in the crowds since it opened in 2014. Sorry: no reservations are taken, so get ready for a wait. The rotisseried cauliflower sprinkled with crispy chicken skin is patience-inducing.
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