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Top Choice Bistro in Downtown

Café Parvis

Hidden away on a quiet downtown lane, Café Parvis is set with oversized windows, hanging plants, old wooden floorboards and vintage fixtures. Once part of the fur district, this cleverly repurposed room serves up de…
Top Choice Québécois in Downtown

Liverpool House

The sister establishment (and neighbor) of Joe Beef, Liverpool House sets the standard so many Québec restaurants are racing for: an ambience that feels laid-back, like a friend's dinner party, where the food is sen…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal

A must for art lovers, the Museum of Fine Arts has amassed several millennia worth of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, furniture, prints, drawings and photographs. European heavyweights include Rembrandt, Pica…
Market in Downtown

Marché Atwater

Just off the Canal de Lachine, this fantastic market has a mouthwatering assortment of fresh produce from local farms, excellent wines, crusty breads, fine cheeses and other delectable fare. The market’s specialty s…
Arts Center in Downtown

Place des Arts

Montréal’s performing-arts center is the nexus for artistic and cultural events. Several renowned musical companies call Place des Arts home, including Opéra de Montréal and the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, based in…
Park in Downtown

Parc du Mont-Royal

Montréalers are proud of their 'mountain,' the work of New York Central Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted. It's a sprawling, leafy playground that's perfect for cycling, jogging, horseback riding, picnicking and, …
Québécois in Downtown

Joe Beef

In the heart of the Little Burgundy neighborhood, Joe Beef remains a darling of food critics for its unfussy, market-fresh fare. The rustic, country-kitsch setting is a great spot to linger over fresh oysters, brais…
International in Downtown

Le Vin Papillon

The folks behind Joe Beef continue the hit parade with this delightful wine bar and small-plate eatery next door to Liverpool House (another Joe Beef success). Creative, mouthwatering veggie dishes take top billing …
International in Downtown

Foodlab

On the upper floor of the arts center SAT, Foodlab is a creative culinary space, where the small menu changes every two weeks, and ranges across the globe. It's a casual but handsomely designed space, where patrons …
Taverna in Downtown

Dominion Square Tavern

Once a down-and-out watering hole dating from the 1920s, this beautifully renovated tavern recalls a classic French bistro but with a long bar, English pub–style. Executive chef Éric Dupuis puts his own spin on pub …