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4000 Chemin Yvon-Plante, Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, QC J0K 1V0, Canada
Despite Montreal being the most romantic city in the New World, some lovebirds will enjoy getting away from the action and retiring to the countryside for the weekend. The Orford Express train ride in the bucolic Eastern Townships is quite scenic,...
1425 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC H2X 2J4, Canada
Ask any Montrealer the question "Which is the fanciest restaurant in town?" and chances are Toqué! will be a frequent answer. Indeed, quite fancy. But also quite expensive. Luckily, chef Charles-Antoine Crête, once mentored by...
5326 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1A5, Canada
Although Montreal's Mile End neighbourhood is rife with hip and fashionable restaurants and cafés, this one is different. This salon de thé plays in another league, where lines are blurred between tradition and modernity, and where everyone and...
200 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T3, Canada
Coffee in Old-Montreal used to be a sad affair ruled by international chains that shall not be named; that was until Tommy opened its doors and blessed the tourists and workers of the area with its delightful espresso shots. But despite the fact...
160 Rue Saint Viateur E #105, Montréal, QC H2T 1A8, Canada
Did you know this is a Montreal-based brand? This menswear maker, specializing in shirts and suits hip professionals actually like to wear, has conquered indie circles all over the world with its web store, but over the past couple of years it has...
1248 Avenue Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V 1V6, Canada
Thanks to its Italian community, Montreal always had a strong base of old school pizzerias; but a new wave of glorious pizzerias has hit the city in the past year, where pizza is not just a family dish but an art in its own right. Nowadays, the...
Old Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Whether boasting full-on winters is actually a curse or a blessing remains to be seen; but whenever a snowstorm hits and cover the city in a fresh layer of snow, one can hardly feel anything else than sheer excitement, especially in Old-Montreal....
Rue McGill & Rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H3C, Canada
Bota Bota began its life on the water as a ferryboat. Then called the Arthur Cardin, it sailed between the cities of Sorel and Berthier, just east of Montreal, back in the 1950s. Many years later, someone had the idea to transform this mothballed...
1619 QC-138, Montréal, QC H2L 3A7, Canada
Perhaps due in large part to the city’s notoriously harsh, never-ending winters, Montrealers have a profound appreciation of their green spaces, always jumping at the chance of spending a couple of hours outdoors, basking in the sun. The...
3670 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V4, Canada
Castle Ho's motto, the owner of lovely boutique 1861, is quite simple. "Women who love being women and dressing the part." Such is the premise of her work, and it definitely transposes into her boutique. The store is decorated in what seems to be...
1266 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1Y4, Canada
People who haven't heard of macarons by now probably live under a rock. Not just yet another French dessert to travel across the pond, macarons are a delightful bite-size sandwich-like treat, with a thin, crusty envelope and a flush, jam-like...
536 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2L 1A9, Canada
Chef Martin Picard is one of the leaders of Montréal's restaurant scene, introducing diners—and other chefs—to a new appreciation of the bounty of local ingredients grown and produced in Québec. (He is also a television celebrity...
1351 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2J 2K2, Canada
Le Lab is on the cutting edge of cocktails. No windows, no hockey game on the TV, no loud music, no big sign outside, an unassuming facade—but cocktail lovers would be very sad to miss out on this place. The "labtenders" have come up with an...
343 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H3, Canada
Rustic elegance is the order of the day at La Champagnerie, a champagne-only bar in Old Montreal. Between the delicious cocktails, heaven-sent food, and exposed brick walls of this historic building, the drinking experience will be memorable. The...
453 Rue Saint-Sulpice, Montréal, QC H2Y 2V8, Canada
The strong aroma of sugary goodness hits your nostrils the moment you set foot inside this cupcake heaven. The shop is a calm oasis in the hustle of Old Montreal—a pink oasis, that is. Finding it is easy. What's not easy is resisting the sight...
1126 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1X8, Canada
I'll be honest—these are the first macarons I have had in my life. Not being an authority on the delicate little bundles, I can't say how these compare to what you'd find at other bakeries in the city, but from a dessert perspective these were...
1300 Rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, QC H3G 1H9, Canada
One of Canada's most venerable department stores, Holt Renfrew was founded in 1837 in Québec City, where it became known for the quality of its furs. The store was later to become the official furrier to the Queen—Victoria, that is...
277 Rue Dante, Montréal, QC H2S 1K3, Canada
At the neighborhood’s eastern extreme, on Rue Dante, this traditional Italian bakery is renowned as the purveyor of the city’s best cannoli, though it’s a hotly debated issue. They are blindingly scrumptious, that’s for sure, and they come in...
378 Avenue Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N4, Canada
Chef Antonio Park offers the most refined sushi experience in Montreal at his small and relaxed restaurant downstairs from the Victoria Park health centre and spa. He blends classic Japanese sushi traditions with his unique Korean/South American...
1377 Avenue Greene, Westmount, QC H3Z 2A9, Canada
This homey diner on Avenue Green serves the best grilled cheese in town, hands down. They have a few kinds, but the top is the Deluxe, a triple-decker with bacon and tomato. Hallelujah! If you’re in a healthier mood, the array of salads and...
645 Rue Wellington, Montréal, QC H3C 2R1, Canada
This fine dining house presided over by Chef Joe Mercuri offers two levels of experience: one in a relaxed atmosphere around Montreal’s first open-fire wood oven, where you can sit and chat with friends as you await dishes like wild mushroom...
1915 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2H 2N9, Canada
Les Héritiers is entirely devoted to food. Here the decor is stripped down to the bare essentials and the waiters are courteous and quite helpful. If all French bistros were like this, I would be poor, but very happy. Make sure to try the...
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