Why You Should Care: Following a long and understandable tradition of French spots in Montreal, this shabby-chic establishment on Mont Royal will have you Recherche-ing du Temps Perdu. There's a strong châlet vibe going on, with heavy wooden rafters, exposed stone, and dangling bronze cookware inside the cozy dining room. A menu of French comfort food offers new and traditional imaginings of cassoulet, bouillabaisse, boeuf bourguignon, and (bien sûr) frogs legs. Do yourself a favor, order the wheel of baked Camembert (with caramelized onions and maple praline pecans). And don't share.