Montrealers are notorious creatures of habit, so when Continental
went up in flames last July there were collective cries of despair up
and down St-Denis.
Now this beloved bistro has risen from the ashes in a new home down the
street. Loyal customers will find the same green leather stools, cozy
vibe, attentive staff and market-fresh food (by new chef Sophie Juneau).
We recently enjoyed a delicious spot of lunch with owner Alain Rochard.
While we savored a lovely glass of Le Régal du Loup red ($7.85) and beef
carpaccio ($10.50), this charming foodie regaled us with stories of his Loire
Valley vineyard and passion for his loyal customersyoull even find
him serving meals on Friday nights.
Bistro Continental, 4007 Saint-Denis, Montreal, 514-845-6842, www.lecontinental.ca