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Toqué!

No. 1: Toqué!

900 PLACE JEAN-PAUL-RIOPELLE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC RESTAURANT-TOQUE.COM 514-499-2084 Many a great restaurant has been defeated by the challenge of staying fresh and relevant for a decade— never mind two and counting. But Toqué! somehow marches on, more nimbly today than ever,…

Joe Beef

No. 4: Joe Beef

2491 RUE NOTRE-DAME WEST, MONTREAL, QUEBEC JOEBEEF.CA 514-935-6504 The humble 30-seat back-to-basics culinary outpost that chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin opened on a sketchy stretch of NotreDame West in 2005 has, over the intervening years, doubled its size and…

No. 5: Le Vin Papillon

2519 RUE NOTRE-DAME WEST, MONTREAL, QUEBEC VINPAPILLON.COM Le Vin Papillon is the newest sibling of the Joe Beef and Liverpool House clan and, like in all other families, the youngest child has decided to be the most original and the…

Park

No. 19: Park

378 AVENUE VICTORIA, WESTMOUNT, QUEBEC PARKRESTO.COM 403-265-7343 Park is and remains one of the top restaurants in the former culinary desert of otherwise posh Westmount. No one will say that the popularity of this address is due to the décor,…

Maison Publique

No. 21: Maison Publique

4720 RUE MARQUETTE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC MAISONPUBLIQUE.COM 514-507-0555 Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal might seem an unlikely location for one of the best gastropubs this side of Piccadilly, but that’s exactly what Maison Publique is. Chef Derek Dammann, along with his backing partner…

Nora Gray

No. 24: Nora Gray

1391 RUE SAINT-JACQUES, MONTREAL,QUEBEC NORAGRAY.COM 514-419-6672 Located near the Bell Centre in a retail no-man’s land, Nora Gray is nonetheless always full—which says a lot about the love regular customers sustain for this modern Italian eatery. They are not only…

Maison Boulud

No. 25: Maison Boulud

1228 SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, MONTREAL,QUEBEC MAISONBOULUD.COM/MONTREAL 514-842-4224 The New York-based Lyonnais master chef Daniel Boulud has found a most appropriate home in Montreal’s RitzCarlton. In the strikingly European setting of the relaunched hotel, the original César Ritz-designed lobby juxtaposes with…

Le Club Chasse Et Pêche

No. 26: Le Club Chasse et Pêche

423 RUE ST. CLAUDE, MONTREAL, QUÉBEC LECLUBCHASSEETPECHE.COM 514-861-1112 Despite the contemporary photographs on the walls, le Club Chasse et Pêche has an enduring and charming retro feel, helped along by deep leather armchairs, low ceilings and meaty fare. Chef Claude…

Montréal Plaza

No. 31: Montréal Plaza

6230 RUE ST-HUBERT, MONTREAL,QUEBECL,QUEBEC MONTREALPLAZA.COM 514-903-6230 No new Montreal restaurant in recent memory has opened to such heated anticipation as this one. The reason is the track record and calibre of its main players—front of house manager Sébastien Blanchette, and…

Cabane A Sucre

No. 32: Cabane à Sucre

11382 RANG DE LA FRESNIÈRE, ST-BENOÎT DE MIRABEL,QUEBEC AUPIEDDECOCHON.CA 514-281-1114 At Cabane à Sucre, au Pied de Cochon chef Martin Picard grows vegetables, raises organic pigs and—mostly—taps surrounding maples to make his own syrup. then cooks with these ingredients with…

Au Pied De Cochon

No. 34: Au Pied de Cochon

536 DULUTH EAST, MONTREAL,QUEBEC AUPIEDDECOCHON.CA 514-281-1114 Martin Picard’s cult restaurant continues to awe crowds with the same unapologetically gluttonous menu items that made its reputation—like foie gras poutine and duck in a can. But this does not mean you should…

Hotel Herman

No. 40: Hotel Herman

5171 BOULEVARD SAINT-LAURENT, MONTREAL,QUEBEC HOTELHERMAN.COM 514-278-7000 Located in the Mile End, where hipsters share the neighbourhood with Hassidims—just like they do in Williamsburg, Brooklyn— Hotel Herman is a not a hotel at all, but rather a restaurant loved by the…

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