1317 avenue Van Horne,
Outremont, (514) 439 3778
Everything in this Czech café invites you to savour: you can feast on ‘Czech’ tapas, or crisp croutons topped with meat, salmon or seafood, all accompanied by beer, Eastern European wine, or an espresso brewed on a 1965 Brugnetti & C. machine. True brunch fans will be delighted by the menu concocted by pastry chef, chocolatier, and café owner, Romain.
1595 boulevard Saint-Laurent,
Montréal, (514) 845 1595
This hip, urban resto with a slightly crazy atmosphere offers attentive service, despite the madness that reigns on show nights. The cuisine of Chef François Nadon is at once accessible and surprisingly innovative, blending flavors to perfection. We took the plunge recently to relish the arrival of seasonal oysters and crab from the Gaspé, all savoured with a rosé or house lemonade.
26 rue Turgeon,
Sainte-Thérèse, (450) 818 1008
It was singled out as a favourite by the ‘Restos Montréal 2012’ annual guide, and with good reason. The chic, classic ambience, friendly service, as well as the freshness and studied simplicity offered by each dish, combine to create a consummate gourmet experience. On the menu: pasta and risotto, fish and seafood, as well as classics like filet mignon fondant.