This fine dining establishment on Avenue du Mont-Royal is simple sophistication personified. From the look – muted black-and-white décor, bare bulbs, shiny wood banquettes – to the food, all is economical and judicious. The kitchen is just as adept at preparing fish and sea goodies (if you want a real treat, share the seafood platter to start) as meat, a talent best exemplified in the surf ‘n’turf menu options. In the past those have included merguez sausages served with scallops, leeks and lentils, or Cajun spiced Arctic char served with ribs, Monte Carlo mashed potatoes and greens. A perennial favourite is their take on the Quebec classic, French onion soup, which they make with aged cheddar and a smoked ham hock.