Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. Au Cinquième Péché4475, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal
2. Au Pied de Cochon536 Ave Duluth Est, Montréal
3. Garde Manger408 rue Saint-Francois-Xavier, Montréal
4. A.A. Restaurant3702 Notre-Dame O., Montréal
5. Mâche1655 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal
6. Poutineville1348, rue Beaubien Est, Montréal
7. La Banquise994, rue Rachel Est, Montréal
8. Frite Alors!5235A ave. du Parc, Montréal
This small bistro pours a variety of wines while serving up quality French fare made with fresh local and seasonal ingredients.
Dining at “the foot of the pig” ("Au pied de cochon") is a Montréal must, as Chef Martin Picard has created a temple for all things meaty, decadent, and over-the-top (read: poutine topped with foie gras!). While ultra-luxe ingredients like red wine chutney and pig's trotters are a common theme here, their application to low-brow foods is what sets this bustling restaurant apart. The price tag might not match the casual atmosphere, but exaggerated indulgences like pan seared foie gras with goat cheese and raspberries on a brioche will blind you to dollar signs.
This dimly-lit, Old Montreal resto's blackboard specials change on the regular and include staples like seafood platters, lobster poutine, and braised short ribs.
If you just NEED an old-fashioned greasy spoon diner experience, then A.A. is one of the best places in Montreal to start.
This comfort food spot and burger joint will satisfy you with their specialty burgers and filling poutine, not to mention their outstanding pâté chinois, which is a classic French Canadian dish similar to shepherd's pie.
They got the name right here, that's for sure. Poutineville serves up a myriad of different poutines from standard to 15lb heart attack poutine with bacon, chicken, wieners, ground beef, ham, onions, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese curds and gravy.
This Montreal Poutinery, to coin a phrase, is open day and night and serves up scrumptious curds 'n gravy fries in a variety of configurations. On top of that, there's a more general menu for traditional fare such as burgers and sandwiches, and they've got a number of microbrews to choose from as well. But really, lets cut the pretense, we know you're mainly here for the scrumptious and squeaky pouty-pouts.
This chain of Belgian-style restaurants uses french fries as a central theme, which is basically the greatest central theme for anything ever. The fries are served in a cone, and can be purchased in regular and sauce-drizzled varieties. The poutine here is available in numerous configurations, ranging from regular sauce to braised beef. Should you want something more than just french fries (inconceivable!!), there's also a bevy of traditional fare including burgers and sandwiches, with several imported and domestic beers for you to wet your whistle.