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1. Huis Clos7659 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal
2. Ma Poule Mouillée969 Rachel, Montreal
3. Mme Lee151 Rue Ontario E, Montreal
4. Grenouille844 Aven du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
5. Marché Park Market380 Victoria Ave, Westmount
6. Ceviches152 Napoleon, Montreal
7. Café Sardine/Izakaya Iwashi9 Ave Fairmount, Montréal
8. Lili Co.4650 rue Mentana, Montreal
Located on a peaceful corner in Villeray, Huis Close might be hard to find since it only has a small sign and dark interior, but once you do get to it, you'll find an impressive wine list, creative cocktails, and an extensive dinner menu.
Helmed by the former chef at Romados, Tony Alves, Ma Poule Mouille has taken his talents solo to open this Portuguese rotisserie that churns out some serious chicken, homemade sammy buns, and distinctive hot sauce.
This bar/lounge/resto is adorned with polished tile and smooth wood to create a comfortable and modern ambience in which you can enjoy tapas, specialty cocktails, and sweet live music.
This upscale French Mont Royal resto sets the tone with massive wooden rafters above, exposed stone all around, and a menu bursting with French comfort grub like cassoulet, bouillabaisse, boeuf bourguignon, and (bien sûr) frogs legs.
From Antonio Park (who brought us Park Restaurant), this eponymous bistro/epicerie busts out genius Japanese fusion featuring the likes of sesame smoked salmon and citrus edamame salads.
Opened by Luis Gil Andrade, the chef/owner behind Venezuelan Arepera, Ceviches is part Peruvian ceviche bar, part South American taco stand, with a variety of marinades going into every dish, which is usually accompanied by crispy plantain chips.
By day, this Mile End cafe serves up fresh homemade donuts, sodas, and lunch items, as well as piping-hot coffee from Kittel and Phil & Sebastien. By night, it transforms into Izakaya Iwashi, serving Japanese fare made by expert Chef Hachiro Fujise.