Meera La Nuit
Everything about this place spoke to me; ironically enough my college nickname is Mimi. This chic resto-bar (housed in an old piano lounge) that pays tribute to a "liberated, strong woman who is the living legacy of 22 Saint-Paul Street" seemed an absolute perfect way to celebrate the end of 2014. In chatting with the waitress, we learned the place had only been open a couple of weeks and with no fanfare or bravado - the owners wanted to keep it strictly word-of-mouth. Our cocktails were delicious, accompanied by an oyster plate. The atmosphere is hushed and buzzed at the same time; guarded in its stone walls are secrets of its past as the Catholic Sailor's Club (a mariner's house created in 1893 to entertain sailors on stopover in Montreal
.) I'm so thrilled that we chanced into this place, and had the whole bar to ourselves for a few precious, intimate minutes. Not to be missed!