Good restaurants in Old Montreal?
Hi, me and a bunch of friends (8 guys in total) are going to Montreal for a Bachalor Trip, we are looking for a good restaurant for dinner in the Old Montreal area for the Labour Day long weekend. Knowing nothing about Old Montreal, I would like to get some input from here about suggestions for restaurants in the area, we would prefer something french, and we're in the $50-60 budget for each person. Thank you!
Well, as a Montrealer myself, I have recently discovered Old Montreal, and more specifically, McGill Street.
I would suggest the following places for different reasons:
- Boris Bistro: very cool courtyard and outdoor seating. Nice menu options. Great for late evening dining
- Holder: Very french-bistroesque. Reminds me of Balthazar in nyc.
- L'Appartment: I like this resto/lounge mainly because of the ambiance. The food is not the best, in my opinion. But it would a cool place for a bachelor party.
- Gibbys: if you like steak, then Gibby's it is!
Can vouch for the fact that other than the terrasse, Boris has nothing else going for it - the food is terrible. As for L'appartement, it's always empty and the reviews have been terrible. I would definately go to Holder. I might also suggest Aix, the restaurant in the Hotel Place D'armes: http://www.aixcuisine.com/
Garde Manger is a funky place. Most of the food The later you stay, the cooler the vibe. Food is very good, ambience is very cool. Mostly seafood but enough meat for non-fishy types. Might be at the top end of your budget, but fun.