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Bar George in Hotel Mount Stephen Gets A Warm First Review

While a critic’s visit to Monkland Tavern is uneven — Just a few weeks after Bar George opened in the Mount Stephen Hotel with Britain-meets-Quebec fare from executive chef Anthony Walsh, its first review is in from Le Journal de Montréal. Show More Summary

NDG’s Prohibition is Unexpectedly and Permanently Closed

With little warning Seven-year-old Monkland Village restaurant Prohibition announced suddenly on Facebook Thursday afternoon that they would be permanently closed, immediately. The restaurant was a neighbourhood staple, drawing crowds...Show More Summary

Gokudo, a Hidden Japanese-Style Cocktail Bar, is Coming in June

Simple and stirred Gokudo, a two-in-one Japanese restaurant and bar is slated to open downtown on Cathcart Street next month. It comes from Yann Levy, the principal behind other nearby venues like Biiru and most recently, poke spot Koa...Show More Summary

NDG is Getting a Double Whammy of New Restos With Porco and Hopkins

One’s casual and meaty, the other is fancier The winds of change are blowing through NDG: chef Liam Hopkins (ex-Restaurant Park) has teamed up with restaurant creative director Nicolina Servello (Nicolina Servello Food) to open two new spots on Monkland, both set to open in June. Servello and Hopkins met on the high-end catering circuit. Show More Summary

La Queue de Cheval Gets in a Beef With TV Host Over Lunch Disaster

Get the popcorn High-end downtown steakhouse La Queue de Cheval and owner Peter Morentzos are no strangers to drama, between too much swearing in the kitchen, and creating an advertisement comparing women to cuts of beef. And now — more...Show More Summary

Ludger Gets Love From St-Henri After Window Smashing Incident

But nobody claims responsibility Saint-Henri restaurant and bar Ludger had its front windows smashed by fire extinguisher-wielding vandals during service last Friday night — but is getting plenty of community love after the incident. As...Show More Summary

After Just Six Months, Vegetable-Loving LOV is Expanding

They’re adding a downtown location It’s been (almost) half a year since LOV opened in Old Montreal, with upscale casual vegan and vegetarian food as the focus — apparently, it’s been a success since there’s already a second locationShow More Summary

Where To Eat At Montréal-Trudeau International Airport This Spring/Summer

Many lowlights, and a few highlights. With summer season looming, plenty of Montrealers will be heading to the airport, with plenty more outsiders coming in to take their place — at least if the city’s 375th anniversary tourism push works out. Show More Summary

Mile End’s Elda Delivers Intelligent, Original Food — Critic

And another critic says Laurie Raphaël is damn underrated — The new Mile End restaurant, Elda, from Mile Ex owner Gregory Paul, along with Valentin Wajda and François Schepens gets a warm reception from Jean-Philippe Tastet at Le Devoir this week, just days after a mixed review from La Presse. Show More Summary

Côte St Luc Bar-B-Q Knocked Out of Action by Fire

No more maple rotisserie chicken for now NDG chicken roasting stalwart Côte St Luc Bar-B-Q was damaged in a fire early Thursday morning, and will be temporarily out of business to clean up and repair. The Montreal Gazette reports that the fire broke out around 6 a.m. Show More Summary

How Hard is it to Get a Table at Joël Robuchon’s Montreal Restaurant?

Hint: it’s not the toughest table in town L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon was billed as a blockbuster restaurant that would be the crowning jewel of Montreal’s food scene, putting the city on the culinary map and drawing crowds — but despite...Show More Summary

Where to Eat in Montreal’s Gay Village and Centre-Sud

From bakery to BYOB, and everything in between Despite its proximity to downtown, the Village and the surrounding Centre-Sud district hasn’t nearly had the same restaurant boom as other inner-city areas like Griffintown — perhaps because...Show More Summary

Turn Takeout Into a Picnic at These 11 Park-Adjacent Restaurants

Get food, lounge on grass Montreal is a park city. We have a couple of sad beaches, but they’re not really where citizens tend to spend their summer afternoons. As soon as it’s 15 degrees, the blankets are rolled out, the six-packs are...Show More Summary

Tacos in Montreal: 25 to Try Now

Tacos for days Lost among the recent influx of pizzerias and izakayas is the fact that lately, Montreal has seen a deluge of taquerias — and a few more upscale Mexican restaurants, too. No wonder, as any good demographer will tell you. Show More Summary

Bouche Bae Wants To Make Afro-Caribbean Fast Food A Thing Downtown

Griot, bokit, and lots of plantains If you’re looking to grab African or Caribbean food downtown, the options are pretty slim — but one duo of soon-to-be restaurateurs are changing that. Bouche Bae is the name, and it comes from the duo of Prisca Um-bayiha and Gema Honesta, both of Afro-Caribbean background. Show More Summary

Here’s What It’s Like To Get Burned Out Of Your Restaurant A Week After Opening

It happened to Plateau restaurant Kiffin earlier this month How does it feel to open your first brick and mortar restaurant, only to have a fire force you out of business less than a week later? It’s not pleasant — and founder of caterer-turned-restaurant Kiffin, Natasha Alani, can tell you that. Show More Summary

Griffintown’s Hvor Loses Chef S’Arto Chartier-Otis — And Other News

Including where Christina Aguilera went for cocktails in the city GRIFFINTOWN — Hvor was a hot new arrival when it arrived with a focus on seasonal and locavore fare almost exactly a year ago, with chef S’Arto Chartier-Otis at the helm in the kitchen. Show More Summary

Big Gun Le Blumenthal is Open Right Next to Place des Arts

Le Balmoral’s do-over hopes to appeal more to locals The replacement for former Quartier des Spectacles restaurant Le Balmoral has touched down, with Le Blumenthal opening in the hub of the city’s summer festival zone. As reported back in April, the made-over brasserie is hoping to shed its predecessor’s rep for being primarily a tourist haunt. Show More Summary

Mile Ex’s Marconi Stumbles on Mushy Fish in Mediocre Review

And Elda is convivial but not without flaws — Ex-Au Pied de Cochon chef Mehdi Brunet Benkritly and partner Molly Superfine Rivera have drawn ample buzz since opening Marconi in December, racking up two highly positive reviews — but a recent visit from Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman has led to their first bad press. Show More Summary

Foodchain’s Vegetarian Bowls Are Set to Strike Downtown’s Lunch Scene

With big names associated — including Montréal Plaza Whoever predicted so-called “plant-based” meals as an up-and-coming food trend was right — first, Old Montreal got stylish vegan-vegetarian resto LOV last December, now downtown is...Show More Summary

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