Forget your lingering memories of university ichiban, this is a menu of straight up, streets-of-Tokyo-style restoratives, and we'll be coming back often. Read more.
How about a fish-heavy menu that pushes the same Montreal-is-a-port-city idee fixe that we've been pushing, and features tuna sliders to boot? Read more.
Head to this Rachel St. spot and have a burger, a beer and a glimpse of whatever weird sports people watch at this time of year. Read more.
If things are at all hanging in the balance, lady-wise, a table here and some kimchi Snow Crab will keep you on the "not a mistake" side of her ledger. Read more.
This amazing restaurant opened only six months ago and not only does it have the best fusion food ) now you can enjoy the terrace and eat your delicious menu of say, wasabi hamburger and lotus chips. Read more.
We need more soup options in the city and this splendid new shop has em; soups like spicy chicken, potato and cocoa milk. This brand new spot is great for all seasons Read more.
Scandinave is a luxury spa offering all the amazing styles and types of massages that a man needs to really let that work stress fly. Waterfall rinsing stations & health bars make this spa top notch. Read more.
This new restaurant offers all tasty sorts of lobster chitarra, or -- if you want some Quebec in there -- Quebec lamb steak with white wine and garlic. Great food that doesn’t overcompensate Read more.
Take note of the tight jean crowd mixing with crews of local meatheads and float your way into this cafe, you won’t be disappointed. What would Mile-End be without Olimpico? Sleepier and fatter. Read more.
Chef Eric Gonzales of the Auberge St Gabriel is renowned across Canada for his superb cooking skills, and is now directing a catering team under the guise of L'Auberge Sur La Route. Read more.
Toast, the meni is a bit idiosyncratic, offering diners a choice of one, two or three appetizers, each of which is culled from a category such as "Reassuring" ) or "Audacious" Read more.
It has everything a man could ever want when it comes to custom wine cellars, wine racks, coolers, decanters, and more. There is even the possibility of obtaining a custom cellar for oneself. Read more.
Now with a bring your own wine policy, try the shrimp cakes with roasted red bell pepper sauce & salsa verde, or perhaps seared fish & mojo criollo dressing. Read more.
An airy, glassy spot in the long-abandoned building overlooking the pond that is set to sell well-crafted small plates & beer & wine. Open Wed. to Sun. before June 24th (open full time afterwards). Read more.
Boasting a gym, spa, sporting classes, masseuses, and even a bistro, this is the sort of place you need if you're going to sweat out last Thursday (& every Thursday before it). Read more.
This elegant little 5-a-7 spot features locally sourced small places from Chef Louis-Phillippe Daoust, live music & the type of urban crush you just can't find on Bernard Street. Read more.
This new bambino can hold you & accommodate you for as long as you need. Offering luxury rooms, suites, a health club, & a new restaurant with renowned Chef Louis-Francois Marcotte. Read more.
This yankee chain decided to make their Canadian debut right here in Montreal. A simple menu of cheeseburgers, kosher hot dogs, veggie hot dogs, and Cajun fries cooked in non-cholesterol peanut oil. Read more.
We're excited about the Dominion's new lunch menu, which we insist on calling their "luncheon menu" because it just somehow fits. Fish 'n' chips, pigs head terrine, devilled eggs - it's hearty stuff. Read more.
The Galaktoboureko is heavy but heavenly, and the Ekmek -- made with Kataifi (angel hair) and cream -- is just asking for it. Read more.
Consider, a charlotte of lobster & granny smith apples, or some grazed calf's sweetbreads with a parsnip puree. Delight in the very idea of a white tuna & arctic char carpaccio with enoki mushrooms. Read more.
One of the best steak houses in Montreal. From the perfectly aged porterhouses to the city's-best filet mignon, it's the reference steakhouse downtown, the one you tell your NYC buddies about. Read more.
. We couldn't believe it when the chain's original Old Port location closed, and we feared replacement-by-mixology-bar. Luckily, our old fave has been relocated not very far from its original spot Read more.
Chef Eloi Dion, however, thinks that one should be able to get off at Outremont metro and feast immediately on Barramundi with coriander and bok choy or one of the city's finest beef tatakis. Read more.
A pillar of Montreal’s nightlife for almost a decade, Time remains a go-to destination for everyone from power brokers to fashionites to models thanks in large part to its equal mix of eye candy Read more.
With a menu of upscale diner foods, a beautiful terrasse, and a location among the skyscrapers of downtown, we just think this one is going to prove a sight for sore eyes. Read more.
Dinner In the Sky is a 22-seat platform that gets hoisted up (to varying-but-invariably-alarming) heights by a crane. Once yuor party is at the advertised altitude, a 5-course dinner is served. Read more.
A superb classic Italian joint, whether for a plate of Pappardelle aux champignons sauvages, or just a glass of red wine. A good choice for a relaxing, quality meal that isn’t too fussy or overdone. Read more.
This spot has the rain showers, the massages, the facials, and even the food to make sure that you go into this weekend a Better Man. Read more.
Addict is here & it wants you to get hooked on its meats & fresh international fish, so trade in the dark glasses & gaunt sneer for a more rotund version of substance dependance. Read more.
Whether Italian, Greek, Australian, French, or Chilean wine, Ariel covers it. As for food, think well-paired continental classics, like veal schnitzel & a cordon bleu in mustard sauce. Read more.
The opening of the the Montblanc boutique in Carrefour Laval last spring expanded our options, and actually got us doing something we never dreamed we would: riding a bus through Laval. Read more.
Chef Daniel Boulud operates respected, award-winning restaurants around the world, including Daniel, his flagship NYC resto that's earned a superb three-star Michelin rating. Read more.
Newly opened Gado-Gado is the perfect excuse to take a real lunch hour. Where else can you find tasty and inexpensive Indonesian fare in a central downtown location? Read more.
You don't have to shop-hop to keep your wardrobe in top-notch shape. Instead, check out Tozzi Boutique on Crescent, which features a curated a lineup of both classic and on-trend items. Read more.
You'll remember this quirky spot for its decor (think life-size horse lamps and retro pinup girl prints), and its dim lighting and bustling vibe might make you forget that you're not in the Plateau. Read more.
Order from the equally interesting menu (beer clams, anyone?) and wash it down with a pick from the well-balanced wine list. Don't forget to try the establishment's own blonde or red brews. Read more.
The airy space is a converted garage filled with long, communal wooden tables where patrons sip $2.50 glasses of beer and chow down on cheap daily BBQ fare (generally a choice of hot dogs or nachos). Read more.
You want quality threads but aren't in a position to max out the plastic. Enter the newly opened A/X Armani Exchange -- affordable one-stop shopping for a whole range wardrobe needs. Read more.
The Satay Bros are serving up authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Savor spicy papaya salad & juicy marinated brochettes(served with a homemade peanut sauce that's so tasty you'll want to order extra). Read more.
Hotel Herman's presentation is flawless and its service is great, so head down for date night or grab dinner with friends, because this is one restaurant you don't want to miss. Read more.
Tazah, a great new lunch option on Mont-Royal, has a solid selection of Middle East-inspired sandwiches, salads and drinks. Read more.
Try the brioche french toast, huevos divorciados, or classic eggs benedict with peameal bacon -- because you can't go wrong at Griffintown, a brunch destination that keeps it cool without the cost Read more.
The Korean barbecue -- beef, short ribs or pork -- is out of this world, and the classic bibimbap, served in a sizzling bowl with rice, zucchini, egg yolks and beef, is amazing. Read more.
Year-round terrasse? Check. Heated outdoor pool? Check. Fake Parisian architecture? Hell no. Smoked meat? Forget Ben's, just Bixi up the Main to Schwartz's if you're so goddamned hungry, Read more.
The highlight of the new hotel is the double-peek-a-boo showers, extra-wide stalls for couples with multiple overhead & wall-mounted shower heads to create the ultimate amorous deluge. Read more.
Check out hand-made European Pashleys or Polish-built Cremes or choose from a wide selection of helmets emblazoned with quirky designs. They even carries leather wine-bottle holders and picnic gear. Read more.
Though the décor is spare, the duds and accessories are plentiful. Hard-to-find brands (in this city, at least), like Steven Alan and Norse Projects, are well represented. Read more.
Helena serves classic seafood & poultry dishes amid sleek décor. It's not be the cheapest Portuguese in town, but it’s among the tastiest. That’s enough to draw us away from our many Plateau haunts. Read more.
The purveyor of gourmet desserts owned by pastry chef Josie Weitzenbauer has cut the ribbon on its Saint Henri storefront selling its doughnuts -- made with all-natural, local ingredients... Read more.
While Joséphine’s menu boasts bistro classics, it shirks convention by infusing its offerings with a distinctly Québécois flare. Read more.
The swordfish was absolutely fantastic and they have nicely balanced cheese and meat plates. Order a bottle of the 2006 Corno Grande Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva, and you're all set. Read more.
The bar’s interior is a throwback to another time, and its cocktails are good and plentiful. Read more.