Where to eat this month in Montreal
Hungry? Well, you’re about to be by looking at this list of exciting places we laid down, guaranteed to satisfy every single one of your food cravings.
By Marie-Ève Venne
Jacopo Montreal – 436 Place Jacques-Cartier
The latest addition to the Antonopoulos group, Jacopo, has opened last spring in the Old Port, bringing its Italian flair to the very touristic Place Jacques-Cartier and is now offering a brunch option on the weekend. Just like the restaurant itself, the brunch is Italian inspired with homemade pastries, cannolis and decadent dishes such as cacio e peppe scrambled eggs. The place even offers the option of “make your own Bellini” kits, mixing prosecco and peach puree, perfect to accompany a hearty brunch. As for the décor itself, the indoor dining room offers a tidy and slightly eclectic mix of vintage and sharp, mid-century furnishings.
Maestro SVP – 3615 Boul. St-Laurent
Even if they are an acquired taste for many, those who truly enjoy oysters are constantly looking for a new place to try among the growing amount of seafood restaurants in Montreal. As an institution on the Main for more than 25 years, Maestro SVP is the place to go to discover a multitude of fresh oysters of different varieties and feast on seafood platters of high quality in a refined atmosphere. It’s also one of the few restaurants in Montreal specializing in baked oysters. They recommend Champagne as the perfect food pairing, but you can also take a peak at their extensive list to compliment all types of oysters.
Maman Griffintown – 1524 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Maman — who is already an institution in the United States and Toronto — opened earlier this summer on Notre Dame West. The Griffintown establishment sticks to the formula that made it a true success, offering coffees, gourmet salads, hearty sandwiches, fresh spreads and various pastries, including the famous chocolate and hazelnut chip biscuit. They also kept the same vibe for the decor, with the perfect – resad instagramable- boho atmosphere with brick walls, plants everywhere and aged wooden tables. Unlike other establishments in the chain, you can also enjoy delicious cocktails!
Bloom Sushi Bar – 368 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest
As the new addition to the vegan restaurants in Montreal, Bloom Sushi offers Futomakis, Kamikazes, Dragon Eyes, Homosaki and Nigiri are available in vegan versions. Everything Bloom Sushi offers is designed with the sustainable development and health of our oceans in mind. Indeed, the restaurant uses as little plastic as possible while encouraging local producers. As an accompaniment to vegan sushi, the house offers, for a complete Japanese immersion, a beautiful offer of sakes and Japanese whiskies. Bloom Sushi also features light cocktails, a small selection of wine bottles, and Quebec and Japanese beers.
Fiorellino Snackbar – 470 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
Restaurant Fiorellino Laurier recently launched a new “late night menu” that will be offered 7 nights a week as of 9 PM. The menu, offered at $26/person includes: a choice of antipasto & a main dish, and, important to know, the dishes are the same as the regular menu. The restaurant will also be serving specials on signature Italian cocktails such as Aperol and Bellini available in large pitchers. Perfect for a pre-night out dinner or after-movies meal.
Le Richmond – 377 Rue Richmond
The popular Griffintown eatery has now a brand-new chef! Gianfranco Schifano, Sicilian-born, has 27 years of experience under his belt and has made his classes with some of the greatest chefs of our time (Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon), along with working in renowned Parisian establishments (Claudio Puglia, Bellagio). Determined to introduce Montrealers to the cuisine of his childhood in Sicily, he presented a few weeks ago to the Montreal media a glimpse of his culinary knowledge, like mozzarella gnocchi of incredible delicacy and other authentic dishes that celebrate the best Italian products.