A Taste of Change in Montreal's Angus Neighborhood
Station F is the epitome of a neighborhood restaurant. It opened in 2006 in what used to be a strictly working-class, industrial neighborhood, where the vast majority of residents worked for the nearby Angus railcar manufacturing facility. The area is now being rejuvenated, and Station F is definitely part of the refreshing wave.
The restaurant offers a simple twist on French bistro staples, with an affordable menu du jour and a relaxed atmosphere. The menu changes seasonally and is almost exclusively composed of locally sourced ingredients. The beef tartare is very tasty and quite surprising, with hints of harissa for a good kick. Bon appétit!
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Intimate Dinners in French Bistros
With such a thriving French expat community (over 60,000), it doesn't come as surprise that Montreal would be home to so many brasseries and bistros ran by French chefs and sommeliers. Indeed, eating out in a Montreal bistro is the next best thing to actually crossing the bond, considering most menus include staples like perfectly-seasoned tartares, tender duck confit and yumgasm-inducing fondant au chocolat. Le Plateau Mont-Royal is where most of the authentic eateries are located, from iconic and ever-so-popular L’Express on Saint-Denis Street to the more discreet, neighborhood-gem type Les Héritiers on Mont-Royal East. Other favorites include La salle à manger, Le cinquième péché, Laloux and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Pégase.