Original title : A fresh crop of new restaurants!
2565 boul. Daniel-Johnson, Laval
Find the best of the Maritimes on Montreal’s North Shore! Montrealers have been enjoying seafood classics at Lucille’s Oyster Dive for the past 11 years, but now Laval residents can get in on the action too as the restaurant has opened a second location in Carrefour Laval. The menu at the new outpost features the same fresh products, including lobster rolls, fish and chips and grilled octopus. The real standout, however, is the impressive raw bar with its permanent $1 oyster special! There are also options for carnivores, as Lucille’s is known for its USDA quality beef, aged for 48 days. This unique sensory experience could easily be part of an ideal family vacation!
343 rue Saint-Paul Est, Montréal
The former site of La Champagnerie in Old Montreal is now home to a new restaurant concept: “cuisine & sabrage.” With its bright colours and a fresh look, the room is even more welcoming, and the new summer menu starring seafood is very appetizing. A holdover from the address’ previous incarnation is the practice of using a saber to open bottles of bubbly from Maison Saint-Paul’s diverse selection. All clients are invited to try this unique experience, whether they purchase a bottle of cava, prosecco or champagne. On Friday and Saturday nights, Maison Saint-Paul turns up the music for late night revelers.
4043 rue Ontario Est, Montréal
Le Flamant is the latest hip new spot in Montreal’s Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district. Hardly surprising, given that it is run by a star chefs who worked at Au Pied de Cochon, Le Chien Fumant and Fantôme. On offer: an incredibly colourful market menu featuring classics with a twist. For example, the smoked meat is made of beef heart and pickle jelly. The unpretentious, deconstructed haute cuisine is accompanied by an impressive cocktail menu. Be sure to save room for dessert: you are in store for some fun surprises!
9150 boul. Leduc (suite 102), Brossard
Restaurant Toqué! is expanding. After opening its first Brasserie T downtown at Place des Festivals, the group is serving up its latest location in the heart of the DIX30 district. Since the apple never falls far from the tree, this new address offers the same classics as its big sister, including homemade charcuteries, tartares and burgers worthy of the best French brasseries. The light-filled, 80-seat dining room has a window overlooking the kitchen so guests can watch the chefs in action. An ideal spot before or after a show, or whenever you need some sustenance after a long day of shopping!
244 rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
The latest breakfast, lunch and brunch spot is headed by Michael Tozzi, formerly of Olive et Gourmando, and opened its doors earlier this year. Dandy offers a sleek, warm decor, elegant ambience and a menu full of comfort food. In the morning, patrons can enjoy a diverse menu, featuring ricotta pancakes, chia bowls or blood pudding, while the lunchtime menu serves up roast cod, porchetta sandwiches and fresh pastas. The inventive wine list by sommelier Kaitlin Doucette (of Foxy and Un Po’ Di Piu), is full of unique finds.