Lifestyle & Parenting

Montreal’s Top 10 Restaurants

April 18, 2014

Our highly subjective ranking of the best places to eat and drink right now. (No playing favourites among these favourites; we’ve listed our top restaurant choices in alphabetical order.)

blackstrap bbqBlackstrap BBQ: For authentic southern flavours, namely in-house smoked pork, brisket, turkey and chicken, plus all the fixins’, Verdun is the place to be. 4436 Wellington, 514-507-6772,

boulangerie hof kelstenBoulangerie Hof Kelsten: Because of Jeffrey Finkelstein’s baked goods, we’ll never, ever curb the carbs (not that we’re complaining). 4524 St-Laurent,

impasto 2Impasto: The menu is ever-changing and always incredibly delicious. Bonus points for the beautiful space, impeccable service and fab wine list. 48 Dante St., 514-508-6508,

jean talon marketJean-Talon Market: A few hours spent grazing the tasty offerings (including nachos at El Rey del Taco) is our idea of a perfect afternoon. 232 Jean-Talon E. 514-274-3336,

joe beefJoe Beef: It’s an icon (with a David Chang stamp of approval, no less) and so are the other two family eateries in the family (Liverpool House and Le Vin Papillion). 2491 Notre-Dame St. W., 514-935-6504,

maiMai Xiang Yuan: Fried beef and onion dumplings, steamed pork, shrimp and coriander dumplings and a cucumber salad—the perfect order. Thank us later. 1084 St-Laurent St., Montreal, 514-875-1888

parkPark: Fresh, organic and local whenever possible: our sushi scene is alive and well thanks to chef Antonio Park. 378 Victoria Ave. 514-750-7534,

pizzeria magpiePizzeria Magpie: By-the-slice counters give Montreal a bad rap when it comes to pizza, but this Mile End parlour more than makes up for it. 16 Maguire St., 514-507-2900,

rotisserieRotisserie Romados: The lineup may seem eternal, but it’s so worth it (think: succulent grilled chicken—doused in spicy oil, always—and a side mountain of fries). 115 Rachel E., 514-849-1803,

supply and demandOTTAWA WILD CARD: Few things get us excited about a two-hour drive. Supply and Demand, one of EnRoute’s best restaurants of 2013, is one of them. 1335 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, 613-680-2949,

Bon appétit —Christine Laroche


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