Montreal’s Best Restaurants of 2016

Montreal’s Best Restaurants of 2016

By Lesley Chesterman for the Montreal Gazette

With rising interest rates in both the U.S. & Canada and much uncertainty in the world on the political front, this holiday season is a good time to turn to one of my favorite topics, “food”, When it comes to food, Montreal is certainly one of the best cities! I fear it’s no longer a well kept secret, in fact the word is out! There are so many delicious tastes and places to discover and savor, spread out throughout our many neighborhoods. What’s really special is the local neighborhood fare that is sometimes located on your own street! I recently tried this super healthy and yummy curcumin, kamut, almond bread, made by Arhoma, one of my favorite bakeries in the city, located in the Hochelaga Maisonneuve district.  Montreal has become a food lover’s paradise… and to make the point, check out Gazette editor, Lesley Chesterman’s list of Montreal’s best restaurants of 2016!

Read the article here;

https://montrealgazette.com/life/food/local-food-reviews/lesley-chestermans-best-montreal-restaurants-of-2016

Links to Montreal Gazette restaurants reviews;

Restaurant review: Toqué! is as sublime as ever – on a par with many of the world’s top restaurants

Toqué! has had a monumental impact on the Québécois food scene since it first opened in Montreal 23 years ago under the stewardship of Normand Laprise. Faultless cooking keeps it on a par with many of the world’s top restaurants.

Restaurant review: Maison Boulud’s cuisine is cause for celebration

The scenic Ritz-Carlton restaurant is more confident than ever, and remains the ideal spot to mark a special occasion. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette ***1/2 out of 4 stars $$$$ 1228 Sherbrooke St.

Restaurant review: Graziella is worth gushing over

Graziella Battista and company offer a true-blue restaurant experience at their excellent Italian establishment. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette *** 1/2 out of 4 stars $$$$ 116 McGill St. (Corner Wellington St.)

https://montrealgazette.com/life/food/local-food-reviews/dining-review-hoogan-et-beaufort-is-firing-on-all-cylinders

Restaurant review: At Hvor, the chef works without a safety net – and that’s a thrill

S’Arto Chartier Otis is one gutsy chef whose confidence shines through on every plate and with every bite at Hvor. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette *** 1/2 $$$ 1414 Notre-Dame St. W. (corner Lucien L’Allier St.) Phone: 514-937-2001 Open: Wed.-Sun.: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Restaurant review: It’s an honour to be served at Moleskine

There are thrills to be had when dining out at the hands of talented professionals, and sommelier Véronique Dalle is one. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette Phone: 514-903-6939 Website: moleskine-mtl.com Open: Tues.-Sat.: 11 a.m.

Restaurant review: Relish every moment at L’Express

Excellence reigns at old-school bistro on St-Denis St. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette Four stars out of four $$-$$$ 3927 St-Denis St. (near Duluth Ave. ) Website: restaurantlexpress.com Phone: 514-845-5333 Open: Weekdays 8 a.m.

Restaurant review: Outremont bistro Leméac gets better with age

The menu hasn’t changed, but the dishes remain relevant and delicious even as it marks its 15th anniversary Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette 1045 Laurier Ave. W. (near Durocher St.)

Accords le Bistro in the Quartier des spectacles is a delicious turnaround story

Restaurant review: At Larrys wine bar, an offshoot of Lawrence, look beyond the drinks to what’s on the plate

Three stars out of four for the wine bar started as an offshoot of Lawrence. Most come for the drinks, but this wine bar serves up dishes that are simple and remarkable. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette *** out of **** stars (three out of four stars) $$-$$$ 9 Fairmount Ave.

Restaurant review: Foiegwa has a sense of humour and a French twist

From the decor to the cocktails, this ‘Americanized French diner’ is designed for fun Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette ** 1/2 out of 4 stars $$-$$$ Address: 3001 Notre-Dame St. W. (Corner Atwater Ave.)

Restaurant reviews: Extraordinary Mexican at Escondite

And the sunny Venice MTL makes it a pleasure to eat your greens. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette *** out of 4 stars $$ 1206 Union Ave. (Corner Cathcart St.) Phone: 514-419-9755 Website: escondite.ca Open: Tues.-Fri.

Dining: Foxy is an exciting new venture from Dyan Solomon and Éric Girard

I like the energy at this potentially great restaurant, Lesley Chesterman says, but some dishes come up short Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette 1638 Notre-Dame St. W., Phone: 514-925-7007 Website: foxy.restaurant Open: Tues.

Montreal restaurants: Fiorellino is Buonanotte’s bright, cheery offshoot in the Quartier International

Skillfully done Italian cooking in the Quartier International. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Lesley Chesterman * Special to Montreal Gazette Fiorellino 470 de la Gauchetière St. (corner St-Alexandre St.) Phone: 514-878-3666 www.fiorellino.ca Open: Weekdays 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat.

Best restaurants of 2015: Lesley Chesterman’s picks

Despite all the challenges restaurateurs have been facing, we are spoiled for choice. Lesley Chesterman picks the standouts among the new restaurants in Montreal. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page.

 

 

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