Montréal’s culinary landscape is always evolving. Classics and newer offerings are available side-by-side, to the delight of gourmets visiting Montréal. The next time you are visiting the city for an event or a meeting, enjoy your evenings off sharing a great meal with colleagues, all within walking distance of Montréal’s main hotels and convention centres.
Montréal’s Quartier international
The business epicenter of Montréal, the Quartier international offers up a variety of gourmet dining experiences. Among these is Boris Bistro, where you can find fresh French-inspired cuisine on one of downtown Montréal’s most beautiful terraces nestled between historic buildings. A few steps farther south, Holder invites you experience a richly European brewery experience; whether you stop by for cocktails, or for a full meal, this unforgettable spot will seduce you with its diverse menu and friendly service. Finally, you can’t miss Toqué!, a genuine institution, masterfully run by Normand Laprise of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux; it will make for a meeting with your friends and colleagues that will never be forgotten.
Old Montréal is a favorite spot for many visitors to the city; it is a prestigious destination with an impressive selection of popular restaurants. This is indeed the case at Le Local, which offers a delicious bistro-style cuisine in the friendly atmosphere of a converted architectural studio. You can also discover surprisingly delectable revisited Québécois recipes at Méchant Boeuf, including their now-famous braised pork poutine. Lovers of Italian food will be delighted with the menu and the ambiance at the new BEVO, where 60s style hanging chairs hang amid historic stone walls; moreover, the restaurant can comfortably accommodate large parties.
A little bit west of downtown is Griffintown, one Montréal’s most visited neighborhoods. Stop in to Hangar, a restaurant with modern Italian flair, and a menu filled with so many delicious options that it may be hard to settle on which dish to order; the restaurant also offers catering services, Simpléchic, for your meetings and events. With a terrace on the Lachine Canal, the bistro at Montreal Brewing Co. (Brasseurs de Montréal) offers a chic place to unwind in its urban minimalist décor. Finally, steak and seafood lovers can definitely not pass on dining at Joe Beef; it’s absolutely unique, and you will certainly leave with fond memories of Montréal.
About Tourisme Montréal
Tourisme Montréal, the Greater Montréal Convention and Tourism Bureau, is responsible for providing leadership in the concerted efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also responsible for developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with the ever-changing conditions of the market.
Information courtesy of Colin Danby of Cohn & Wolfe |Montréal