Apart from the name, you’d never know that this restaurant is run largely by students from the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec. The menu reflects of-the-moment experimentation by beginner chefs and is presented by warm and eager wait staff in training. For value, try the C$20 three-course lunch (served weekdays) or the C$25 and C$35 three-course dinners (Tues–Wed evenings). Floor-to-ceiling windows and louvered wooden blinds add elegance to the comfortable dining room. Upstairs is a training hotel at a remarkably good value.
Restaurant de l’Institut
3535 rue St-Denis (1 block north of rue Sherbrooke)
Our Rating Neighborhood Plateau Mont-Royal Hours Mon–Fri 7–9:30am and noon–1:30pm; Sat–Sun 7:30–10:30am; Tues–Sat 6–9pm Transportation Métro: Sherbrooke Phone 514/282-5155 Prices Main courses C$21–C$28; table d’hôte lunch C$20; table d’hôte dinner Tues–Wed Cuisine Type Contemporary French Web site Restaurant de l’Institut