Restaurants

Top Choice French in Plateau Mont-Royal

L'Express

L’Express has all the hallmarks of a Parisian bistro – black-and-white checkered floor, art-deco globe lights, papered tables and mirrored walls. High-end bistro fare completes the picture with excellent dishes such…
French in Old Montréal

Toqué!

Chef Normand Laprise has earned rave reviews for his innovative recipes based on products sourced from local farms. The bright, wide-open dining room has high ceilings accented by playful splashes of color, and a gl…
French in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Van Horne

Sophisticated, market-sourced works of art are beautifully presented in this intimate spot that pays tribute to American businessman and gourmet William Van Horne. Chef Jens Ruoff has a limited but rotating menu, fe…
French in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Kitchen Galerie

Jovial chefs Mathieu Cloutier and Mathieu Bourdages are well situated by the Marché Jean-Talon for their succulently fresh market offerings, which change daily. Expect carnivore-oriented choices such as bavette saig…
French in Quartier Latin & the Village

Ma'Tine

A lovely addition to the Village, Ma'Tine has a bright, vintage-inspired setting where regulars pop by for a light meal from the ever-changing menu. The chefs prepare inventive but flavorful combinations such as end…
French in Old Montréal

Le Club Chasse et Pêche

One of the pillars of Old Montréal’s grand dining scene, this elegant restaurant serves fantastic new-wave French fare, including roast suckling pork and sautéed scallops with fennel and citron confit. Given the pri…
French in Old Montréal

Le Local

On the western edge of Old Montréal, Le Local serves delectable fare in an architecturally stunning dining room. Well-dressed 20- and 30-somethings feast on inventive dishes with rich, market-fresh ingredients to th…
French in Quartier Latin & the Village

Au Petit Extra

This sweet little place serves traditional bistro fare to a garrulous local crowd. The blackboard menu changes frequently but features simple, flavorful dishes (steak frites, foie gras, duck confit, fish soup), and …
French in Plateau Mont-Royal

Les Trois Petits Bouchons

In this delightfully convivial minimalist space, chef Audrey Dufresne’s motto is ‘terroir (locally sourced) products are the basis, and our passion does the rest.’ Market-based dishes such as grilled octopus, veal t…
French in Quartier Latin & the Village

O'Thym

O'Thym buzzes with foodies who flock here from all over town. It features an elegant but understated dining room (exposed brick walls, floodlit windows, oversized mirrors), and beautifully presented plates of fresh …