Barroco, in Old Montréal, has the feel of a supper club, with a lively bar and cozy dining room. The decor is an appealing mix of classic and cool—stone walls and wood-beam ceilings are paired with leather banquettes, Edison-bulb light fixtures, and retro-chic wallpaper. The cocktail menu is creative and surprising—the Maple Old-Fashioned is a popular only-in-Canada choice. If you are just here for drinks, you can pair them with oysters or charcuterie or cheese plates, though you may want to stick around and order a main as well: The short ribs and paella are the restaurant's best-known dishes.
This trendy, raucous restaurant in Old Montreal comes recommended highly by Ritz-Carlton concierge Simon Bajouk. Diners enjoy veal tartare, maple-poached foie gras, and beef shortribs, braised for 12 hours. Or go all-in and get the dry-aged ribeye for two. (With a choice of 31oz, 40oz, or 46oz, it could easily serve more.)
By AFAR Traveler, AFAR Contributor
312 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A3, Canada