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(here’s the best of Montreal – particular favorites are marked with *)

Fine Food

*400 Coups
Super hot – must book 3 weeks in advance, trendy, market cuisine, $$$
400 Notre-Dame East – (514) 985-0400 – website

*Accords
Modern, toned down, small plates, sharing, $$$
212 Notre-Dame West – (514) 282-2020 – website

*Au Pied de Cochon
Trendy, modern, loud, fun, $$$
536 Duluth East – (514) 281-1114 – website

*Auberge St-Gabriel
Classy, high-end rustic – french-inspired, $$$$
426 Saint-Gabriel – (514) 878-3561 – website

Bouillon Bilk
Fancy food done right, $$$
1595 St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal - 514.845.1595 – website

Brasserie T
Toque’s more price-conscious sibling, trendy, $$$
1425 Jeanne-Mance – (514) 282-0808 – website

Bremner
Trendy, small plates- order 2-3 for dinner, $$$$
361 Saint-Paul East – (514) 544-0446 – website

*Bu
Trendy, tapas-sized portions, market cuisine, $$
5245 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 276-0249 – website

Casa Tapas
266 Rachel East – (514) 848-1063 – website

Cava
Milos’ younger sibling, seafood, $$$$
5551 Parc Avenue – (514) 273-7772 – website

Chao Phraya
Classic, traditional Thai, $$
50 Laurier West – (514) 272-5339 – website

Chez Chose
French, $$
4621 Saint-Denis - (514) 843-2152 - website

Chez L’Épicier
Modern, experimental, $$$$
311 Saint Paul East  - (514) 878-2232 - website

*Club Chasse et Pêche
Classic yet modern, one of the most delicious in Montreal, $$$$
423 Saint-Claude – (514) 861-1112 – website

Communion
Contemporary European, plates to share, cozy, stone walls, $$$
135 de la Commune East – (514) 937-6555 – website

*Decca 77
Trendy, great bang for buck – 35$ 3 service table d’hote, $$$
1077 Drummond – (514) 934-1077 – website

*Dominion Square Tavern
Upscale 1920′s tavern, trendy, $$
1243 Metcalfe Street - (514) 564-5056 - website

*DNA
Trendy, super modern, slightly experimental food, $$$$
355 Marguerite d’Youville – (514) 287-3362 – website

Entrecôte Saint-Jean
Classic French bistro, $$
2022 Peel – (514) 281-6492 – website

Europea
Modern Mediterranian, very haute cuisine, $$$$
1227 de la Montagne - (514) 398-9229 - website

F Bar
Ferreira’s younger sibling, seafood, $$$
1485 Jeanne-Mance – (514) 289-4558 – website

Ferreira
Classic, Portuguese, seafood, $$$
1446 Peel – (514) 848-0988 – website

*Garde Manger
Uber trendy, seafood, loud, cool music, celeb fave, $$$$
408 Saint-François-Xavier – (514) 678-5044 – website

Grange
Trendy, wine bar, market cuisine, $$
120 McGill – (514) 394-9463 – website

Graziella
Haute Italian, trendy, $$$$
116 McGill – (514) 876-0116 – website

*Hachoir
Trendy, haute casual food (mini burgers and tartare), $$
4177 Saint-Denis – (514) 903-1331 – website

Holder
French bistro, loud & bustling, $$$
407 McGill – (514) 849-0333 – website

Hostaria
Haute Italian, $$$
236 Saint-Zotique East - (514) 273-5776 – website

Icehouse
Southern comfort food, trendy, $$
51 Roy East – (514) 439-6691 – website

Jane
Relaxed hip, comfort food, specialty = pizza, $$
1744 Notre-Dame West – (514) 759-6498

Joe Beef
Uber trendy, market cuisine, focus on red meat, $$$$
2491 Notre-Dame West – (514) 935-6504 – website

Jun I
Japanese, sushi, $$$
156 Laurier West – (514) 276-5864 – website

*Kaizen
Japanese steakhouse, trendy, $$$
4075 Saint-Catherine West – (514) 932-5654 – website

Kazamaza
Syrian cuisine, great price-quality, $$
4629 Parc Avenue – (514) 844-6292 – website

Kitchenette
Fusion with an Asian twist, slightly experimental, $$
1353 René-Levesque East - (514) 527-1016 - website

L’Assomoir (Bernard location)
Trendy, bistro style cocktail bar, $$
112 Bernard West – (514) 272-0777 – website

*L’Express
Classic, French bistro – right down to the black and white tiled floor, $$
3927 Saint-Denis – (514) 845-5333 – website

*L’Orignal
Uber trendy, market cuisine, loud, fun music, $$$$
479 Saint Alexis – (514) 303-0479 – website

Lawrence 
French-ish, $$$
5201 Saint-Laurent Blvd - (514) 503-1070 - website (Twitter for menu)

*Le Comptoir
Trendy, market cuisine, small plates – 2 or 3 per person, $$
4807 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 844-8467 – website

Le Filet
Club Chasse et Peche’s younger sibling, seafood, small plates to share – 2 or 3 per person, $$$
219 Mont-Royal West – (514) 360-6060 – website

*Le Hangar
Le Local’s younger sibling, market cusine, uber trendy, $$$$
1011 Wellington – (514) 878-2112 – website

Le Local
Trendy, modern, market cuisine, $$$$
740 William – (514) 397-7737 – website

*Le Taj
Classic, Indian, $$
2077 Stanley – (514) 845-9015 – website

Les Cavistes
Trendy, French-inspired, small plates – 2 or 3 per person, $$$
4115 Saint-Denis – (514) 903-5089 – website

Les Soeurs Grises
Relaxed, casual microbrasserie, $$
32 McGill - (514) 788-7635 - website

Leméac
Classic, French bistro, $$
1045 Laurier West – (514) 270-0999 – website

Les Enfants Terribles
Trendy, modern-cosy, bistro-comfort style food, $$
1257 Bernard – (514) 759-9918 – website

*Les Trois Petits Bouchons
Trendy, wine bar, French market cuisine, $$$
4669 Saint-Denis – (514) 285-4444 – website

*Liverpool House
Uber trendy, Italian market suisine, $$$$
2501 Notre-Dame West – (514) 313-6049 – website

Messa
Neighbourhood Greek, $$
5611 Monkland Ave  – (514) 419-6242

Milos
Classic & trendy, seafood, $$$$
544 Parc Avenue – (514) 272-3522 – website

Misto
Regular Italian, trendy, $$
929 Mont-Royal East – (514) 526-5043 – website

Mysore
Classic Indian, $$
4216 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 844-4733 – website

Nora Gray
Rustic Italian, modern space $$$
1391 Rue Saint-Jacques - (514) 419-6672 - website

*Osteria Venti
Italian, no frills/straightforward food, homemade pasta, $$
372 St-Paul W, Old Montreal – (514) 284-0445 – website

*Pastaga
French-ish, modern, toned down, small plates, $$$
6389 Saint-Laurent Blvd. - (438) 381-6389 - website

Pintxo
Tapas-sized portions, Spanish, $$
256 Roy East – (514) 844-0222 – website

Portus Calle
Classic, Portuguese, older crowd, $$$
4281 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 849-2070 – website

*Pullman Wine Bar
Wine bar, market cuisine, tapas-sized portions, $$
3424 Parc Avenue – (514) 288-7779 – website

Quartier Général
French bistro, bring your own wine, $$$
1251 rue Gilford – (514) 849-0333 – website

Romeo
Regular Italian, good bang-for-buck, $$
285 Mont-Royal East – (514) 987-6636 – website

*Salle À Manger
Market cuisine, trendy, loud, modern French bistro athmosphere, $$$
1302 Mont-Royal East – (514) 522-0777 – website

Sinclair
New (opened in December), $$
125 St-Paul West – (514) 284-3332 – website

Tapeo
Tapas-sized portions, Spanish, $$
511 Villeray – (514) 495-1999 – website

*Tasso Bar a Mezze
Greek, classic, $$
3829 St-Denis – (514) 842-0867 – website

*Taverne on the Square
Haute-bistro market cuisine, bustling, trendy, $$$
1 Westmount Square – (514) 934-2334 – website

Taverne Gaspar
Taverne-bistro cuisine, bustling, trendy, $$
89 de la Commune East – (514) 392-1649 - website

Taza Flores
Tapas-sized portions, good bang-for-buck, $$
5375 Parc Avenue – (514) 274-5516 – website

*Tuck Shop
Rustic and rowdy, an unpretentious Garde Manger $$$
4662 Rue Notre-Dame W.- (514) 439-7432 – website

Queue de Cheval
Classic, steak, $$$$
1221 René-Lévesque Boulevard West – (514) 390-0090 – website

Vallier
Trendy, Quebec cuisine, $$
425 McGill – (514) 842-2905 – website

*Van Horne
Modern market cuisine, $$$
1268 Van Horne Ave – (514) 508-0828 – website

*Vauvert
Trendy, market cuisine, $$$
355 McGill – (514) 876-2823 – website

*Voro
Rustic Mediterranean, tapas-sized portions, $$
275 Fairmount West – (514) 509-1341 – website

Wakamono (now byob)
Asian, sushi, modern, $$
1251 Mont-Royal East – (514) 527-2747 – website

Yuukai (byob)
Sushi, good bang-for-buck, bring your own wine, $$
5658 Parc Avenue – (514) 278-4572 – website

Nighttime Fun

*Baldwin Barmacie
115 Laurier Ouest – (514) 276-4282 – website

Balroom
3643 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 282-7665 – website

*Bily Kun
354 Mont-Royal Avenue East – (514) 845-5392 – website

Blizzarts
3956 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 843-4860 – website

*Buvette Chez Simone
4869 Parc Avenue – (514) 750-6577 – website

Buona Notte
3518 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 848-0644 – website

*Cherry
417 Saint-Pierre – (514) 841-9669 – website

Confessional
431 McGill – (514) 656-1350 – website

*Garde Manger
408 Rue St-François-Xavier – (514) 678-5044 – website

Gogo Lounge
3682 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 286-0882 – website

**L’Orignal
479 Saint-Alexis – (514) 303-0479 – website

Laika
4040 Saint-Laurent boulevard – (514) 842-8088 – website

LaMouche
1284 Rue Saint-Denis – (514) 764-2683 – website

*Philemon
111 Saint-Paul Ouest – (514) 289-3777 – website

Rouge
7 Prince Arthur West – (514) 282-9944 – website

Santos
191 Saint Paul West – (514) 849-8881 – website

*Sparrow
5322 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 690-3964 – website

*Tokyo
3709 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 842-6838 – website

U.N.
390 Notre-Dame West – 514-849-1390 – website

*Velvet
426 Saint-Gabriel – (514) 878-9782 – website

*Waverly
5550 Saint-Laurent Boulevard – (514) 903-1121 – website

Wunderbar (W Hotel)
901 Victoria Square – (514) 395-3195 – website