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…
Top Choice French in Inuvik

Andre's Place

Andre is a classically trained chef who learned his craft in Paris and he shares his culinary skills every Wednesday and Friday. Expect fine dining in an intimate setting; the menu changes weekly (see the updated me…
Top Choice French in Stratford

Bijou

Classy and delightful, this French joint has a different prix-fixe menu written on the chalkboard each evening. The locally sourced meals might include quail, heirloom tomato salad or Lake Huron whitefish ceviche. C…
Top Choice French in Québec City

Café du Clocher Penché

This splendid, high-ceilinged cafe serves classy bistro fare that proudly shows off local Québécois products. What sets it apart are the delicious – and very rich – weekend brunches, featuring homemade brioches with…
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 Gastown & Chinatown

L'Abattoir

Gastown's most romantic top-end restaurant, this candlelit, brick-lined spot makes an art of attending to every detail. Be careful not to fill up on the warm bread before you tuck into a menu of French-influenced We…
French in Ottawa

Métropolitain Brasserie

Métropolitain puts a modern spin on the typical brasserie with its swirling zinc countertop, flamboyant fixtures and Gallic soundtrack: you'll feel like you're dining on the set of Moulin Rouge. 'Hill Hour' (4pm to …
French in Québec City

Le Lapin Sauté

Naturally, lapin (rabbit) plays a starring role at this cozy, rustic restaurant near the foot of the funicular, in dishes like rabbit cassoulet or rabbit poutine. Other enticements include salads, French onion soup,…
French in Gatineau

Le Baccara

How do you say 'shmancy' in French? The answer is 'Baccara.' This world-class dining experience in the Casino du Lac Leamy features an open-concept dining room where patrons can watch the master chefs at work. All c…
French in Québec City

L'Échaudé

Everything comes beautifully plated and bursting with flavor at this relaxed but classy bistro, one of the rare Old Town eateries where locals regularly outnumber tourists. Classics such as duck confit, steak frites…