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About fifteen steps from our front door
http://montreal.bixi.com
Public Bike System
Pick up one of the 3000+ bikes at any of the 300+ stations in Montreal and drop your bike off at any station. 5$ per day plus hourly fees to a max of 11$ per day.

Bike to Old Montreal, Botanical Gardens, Lachine Canal, or just pedal around one of the many interesting neighbourhoods Montreal has to offer. You can go anywhere with this convenient and affordable biking system. Bike paths abound Montreal. You could even bike out to one of the smaller islands if you want to make a day of it!

Also steps from the Casa Bianca is a great company that offers bike tours and much much more.

http://www.fitzandfollwell.co/

115 Mont-Royal avenue

514-840-0730!

Walking Hike from Casa Bianca

http://www.montreal.com/parks/mtroyal.html

Steps from Casa Bianca’s front door enjoy the beauty and nature of Mount Royal park. Panoramic views from the top after a brisk 30-90 minute walk or run through this dense inner city forest. A must do!

A great way to start or end your day with an invigorating yet peaceful walk. Also a popular picnic spot, you could walk to Beaver lake located about 15 minutes past the beautiful Chateau and panoramic view point. This park was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the same architect who designed Central Park, and has seen grown to include more statues, pavillions, and wonderful hiking paths. This 101 hectare park boosts Montreal’s highest peak and is right at your front door!

For personalized and historical cultural tours:
http://www.fitzandfollwell.co/
115 Mont-Royal avenue
514-840-0730

Tennis Courts

RIGHT IN FRONT OF CASA BIANCA!

Open from May to October
$9/Hour
Last reservation can be made at 10pm
9am – 11pm
514-872-5520

  • Cross Country Skiing

    In and around Montreal

    • http://www.out-there.com/qc12ns.htmAgrignon – This is a lovely area to ski through forest and field, yet surrounded by a completely urban environment. The park has 10km of easy trails for skiers in the winter. You can literally walk out of the Metro (subway) and into the park. Check our Urban Transit section for information on taking ski equipment on the Metro.
    • Boise-de-l’Ile-Bizard – The park has 20km of trails which are accesible to novices. The trails run through forest and field. Rentals are available.
    • Boise-de-Liesse – The park has 16km of trails available to novice cross country skiers. The trails run through forest and field. Rentals are available.
    • Cap St-Jacques – The parks trails are suitable for novices with over 30km to explore. The trails run through forest and field. Rentals are available.
    • Ile-de-la-Visitation – The park has 8km of cross country ski trails, all of which are open to novice skiers. Rentals are available.
    • Maisonneuve – A favorite for beginners, since there’s little in the way of hills.
    • Mont Royal – The mountain has a number of cross country ski trails which radiate out from Beaver Lake. Rentals are available.
    • Parc du la Riviere des Mille Iles – The park is open to cross country skiers (6km of classic, plus 7km of multi-use trails) and snowshoers when the river freezes solid in the winter.
    • Saint-Michel Environmental Complex – This unique endevour continues to amaze, with cross country skiing now added to the mix of sports the park supports.
    • Point-aux-Prairies – The park has 23.5km of cross country ski trails suitable for novices. The trails run through forest and field. Rentals are available.
    • Montreal XC Skiing – Great Site – Cross-Country Skiing in and around Montreal has over 25 ski areas listed – Montreal, Quebec
  • Ice Skating at Beaver Lake

    Location: Mount Royal Park
    Neighborhood: Plateau Mont-Royal; Outremont; Côte-des-Neiges
    Getting There: Mont-Royal Metro & Bus
    http://montreal.about.com/od/seasonalattractions/a/beaver_lake.htm
    Hours: Sunday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 12th to mid March
    Admission: free
    Services: ice skate rental ($7 for 2 hours), locker lock rental ($3 with $5 deposit), helmet rental ($3 for two hours), children’s harness rental ($4 for 2 hours with $5 deposit), skate sharpening service ($5). All rentals require a piece of I.D. with picture, given back upon rental return.
    INFO: (514) 843-8240 or (514) 280-8989One of Montreal’s more recently refurbished outdoor skating rinks, the Beaver Lake (or Lac des Castors) outdoor skating destination atop Mont-Royal is a donut-shaped hit with locals. With a tendency to get really packed on weekends, it’s a great spot to bring kids and the whole family. However, speed skaters risk disappointment with the lack of maneuvering possible on the popular donut rink during peak hours. A total surface of 2500 square metres.

  • Ice Skating Parc Lafontaine

    Location: 3933 avenue du Parc-Lafontaine, above Sherbrooke, below Mont-Royal Neighborhood: Plateau Mont-Royal
    Getting There: Sherbrooke Metro
    http://montreal.about.com/od/seasonalattractions/a/skating_lafonta.htm
    Mid December to mid March, call (514) 872-2644 or 311 before showing up at Parc La Fontaine to make sure the rink and rental office are open. Even if it’s skating season, it’s best to call beforehand to confirm ice conditions as well.
    Hours: weekdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Admission: free
    Services: ice skate rentals ($7), locker lock rental ($3), helmet rental ($3), skate sharpening service ($6). Blade protectors and skate laces also sold on location. All rentals require monetary deposit or I.D. given back upon rental return.Parc La Fontaine’s charm in the skating department is the park’s characteristically long meandering outdoor ice paths that give you the feel of gliding on a frozen stream or small river. While the latter paths are ripe with romantic appeal, Parc Lafontaine also has two oblong-shaped outdoor arenas ideal for hockey games.

  • Bar Bily Kun

    354 Ave. Mont-Royal Est Montreal,
    QC H2T 1P9
    (514) 845-5392
    Website
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa, Interac
    Directions: Mont-Royal Metro
    Hours: Daily 3:00pm- 3:00am
    Fax: (514) 845-6558
    Atmosphere: Pub, Lounge
    Music Type: House
    Happy Hours: Daily drink specials offered until 8 p.m.
    Tavern Chic For anyone who knows a thing or two about Montreal’s trendy Plateau Mont-Royal district, the name Bily Kun probably rings a few bells. A favourite neighbourhood hangout for local area residents, as well as partiers from across the city looking for a more chilled out alternative to all the cheesy dance clubs that downtown Montreal has become famous for, Bily Kun is the perfect place to grab a few beers with some friends without having to worry about what you’re going to wear. Featuring an unpretentious ambiance described by some as ‘tavern chic’, Bily Kun has become a permanent fixture on the Plateau scene since it first opened in 1998.Ostriches Overhead Upon walking into Bily Kun, newcomers may be taken aback by the rows of stuffed ostrich heads that overlook the bar’s activities and provide the perfect icebreaker for any conversation. But after a few visits, the famous ostrich heads fade into the background, as Bily Kun presents a live DJ every night of the week beginning at 10 p.m. Other reasons to visit include the bar’s famous line-up of live jazz duos and trios on several nights of the week. And best of all, visitors to Bily Kun will never have to pay a cover charge.

  • L’Barouf

    4171 Rue Saint Denis

    514-844-0119 noon-2am
    A french watering hole with many selections of local and import beers. Large windows pull opne to expose the street on a warm day. A great place to people watch. Try Coup de Grisou in tap, a Quebecois spicy buckwheat beer!

  • Plan B

    327 Mont Royal Est
    514-845-6060
    6pm-3am
    Simply decorated, great selection of cocktails, beers, ports, and martinins with DJs spinning electro beats most nights. Fun and vibrant with a small terrace in the back on a nice summers night.

  • Stogies

    2015 Crescent street Montreal, Qc 
    H3G 2C1 
    514.848.0069
    http://www.go-montreal.com/stogies/index.htm

    Stogies cigar lounge, established in 1997, has been at the forefront of the cigar scene in Montreal from the day it first opened. This elegant, yet down to earth lounge has something for everyone. From one of our 101 martinis, to a rare Cuban cigar, this is your first and last stop in Montreal. Being one of Montreal’s few remaining cigar lounges , and a Habanostm dealer will guarantee you the best in authentic Cuban cigars at retail prices.

  • Whisky Cafe

    5800 St-Laurent Boulevard Montreal, Quebec
    514.278.2646
    more info..

    Located on St-Laurent Boulevard, the Whisky Café, Bar and separate Cigar lounge is one of the few Montreal cigar bars left in the city. The Whisky Café carries an excellent choice of over 150 scotch whiskys, lots of Porto’s, wines, tasting a la carte and one the best Montreal happy hours. Our cigar lounge is separated from the cafe and offers a wide variety of cigars including one of the best selections of Montreal Cuban cigars. Known to be the best first date bar and lounge in Montreal.Winner of Top Appeal Nightlife Award, Zagat Survey Montreal Guide 2006-07. The High end bar with unique washrooms in Montreal.

  • Distillerie

    2047 Mont Royal Est or 300 Ontario Est

    16h00-3h00

    www.pubdistillerie.com

    One of the longest standing cocktail bars, La Distillerie is known for its amicable ambiance, non-pretentious ambiance where one can enjoy a cocktail prepared with fine ingredients and custom recipes. Bartending is an art of flavour here. You can also find a selection of local and import beers on tap and wine list.

  • L’Assommoir

    112 Berrnard Ouest

    514-272-0777

    11am-1am (3am fin des semaines)

    $10-50 per person for tapas & cocktail

    www.assommoir.ca

    Un délice pour les néophytes comme les connaisseurs. Du bartending de haut niveau. Des standards élevés, maintenus par les meilleurs professionnels en ville. Diversité, qualité et arômes uniques placent le bar de L’ASSOMMOIR au niveau des meilleurs cocktails-bars internationaux.

  • Le Chien Fumant

    4710 De Lanaudiere

    514-522-5444

    6pm-2am

    $20-40 per person for food

    lechienfumant.com

    Trendy young gourmet bistro tucked away in the corner of the plateau on back nieghbourhood streets. Usually frequented by foodie locals. The chefs here are both cocktail experts and take the business very seriously. Go for dinner as well, but the main attraction is their love for the finest cocktails with the most unique and exotic quality ingredients.

  • La Ronde

    22 Chemin Macdonald Île Sainte-Hélène Montréal (Québec) H3C 6A3

    http://www.laronde.com

    Part of Six Flags rides for the whole family.

  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

    • Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
    • Micheal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion 1379 Sherbrooke Street
    • Pavilion Erskine and American Church 1339 Sherbrooke Street West

    Information 514-285-2000

    Administration 514-285-1600

    http://www.mbam.qc.ca/en

    Tuesday: 10am – 5pm Wednesday,

    Thursday, and Friday: 10am – 5pm 5pm – 9pm

    Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5pm

    Monday: Closed

    The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, true to its vocation of acquiring and promoting the work of Canadian and international artists past and present, has a mission to attract the broadest and most heterogeneous public possible, and to provide that public with first-hand access to a universal artistic heritage.Founded in 1860, one of the first museums in North America to amass an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has, over its existence, has built up a collection of over 33,000 objects – painting, sculpture, works on paper, prints and drawings, photographs and decorative art objects – from Antiquity to today.Year after year, the Museum continues to acquire new works to enrich its collections of Ancient Cultures, European Art, Canadian Art, Inuit and Amerindian Art, Contemporary Art and Decorative Arts.In order to make our cultural heritage accessible to the greatest number of people, the Museum has adopted a policy of free admission to its galleries displaying works from the collections.

  • Montréal Planetarium

    1000, rue Saint-Jacques Montréal (Québec)  H3C 1G7 514 872-4530 http://www.planetarium.montreal.qc.ca

    Currently the Planetarium is closed until 2013. The main feature at any planetarium are the astronomical shows presented in the “Star-theatre,”  so special attention has to be paid to the theatre’s design. At the Montréal Planetarium, our Star-Theatre seats 385 people in a series of concentric circles. Above the theatre there sits a hemispherical dome, 20 metres in diameter. In all, 1309 thin aluminum plaques, each containing 2500 tiny perforations, cover the inside of the dome’s tubular support structure. The perforations reduce weight and undesirable echos, by allowing sound to pass right through the dome. This means loudspeakers and even lighting effects can be placed behind the dome out of public view.

  • Museum of Modern Arts

    185, Sainte-Catherine Ouest (corner Jeanne-Mance) Montréal, Québec H2X 3X5

    On the Place des Arts site opposite Complexe Desjardins

    Place-des-Arts metro Connected to the underground city City bus numbers : 15, 55, 80, 129, 535 Motorcoaches may drop off passengers on Jeanne-Mance Street, along the west side of the Musée.

    Telephone : 514 847-6226

    http://www.macm.org/en

    Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Mondays, except public holidays. $8 adults $6 seniors (aged 60 and over) $4 students (aged 30 and under with student I.D.) $16 family package (maximum 4 persons including at least 1 adult with adolescents aged 12 to 17). Free admission for children under 12 and members of the Musée.

    Art is a good reason for optimism today when you look at the work being done by people in their thirties.  With a sense of the productivity and originality of a country’s young artists, you can gage the whole country’s vitality.  If the artists are productive, it means that they have a serious audience, people who are productive themselves, and if they are original, it means the audience will last. As art is my witness, we have a good thing going now in Canada. In Montreal, eternal city of youth, we are old hands at celebrating our cultural vitality.  But other cities encourage their bright young artists too, for example Québec.  I am proud to say that this is Yannick Pouliot’s first solo exhibition in Montreal and his most spectacular so far.  We have seen art made with furniture before, but imagine a set designer whose work is so eloquent that no one notices the absence of either the writer or the actors. Pouliot’s mastery over sculpture is not only technical, it is especially psychological. Picture, if you can, Watteau and Polanski as a firm of interior decorators.  If you cannot, then you must see this exhibition.

  • Bio-Dome

    4777 avenue Pierre-De Coubertin Montréal, Québec H1V 1B3

    Telephone: (514) 868-3000 Viau metro station.

    Pay parkings nearby: – 3000 rue Viau (outdoor)*

    $5 – first hour $10 – full day * Parking ticket is also valid for Botanical Garden/Insectarium parking lots. 3200 rue Viau (underground, Olympic Park) •12 $ – flat fee http://www.biodome.qc.ca/

    Awaken your senses as you visit the Americas! With your eyes, your ears and your nose… The Biodôme is a unique museum of the environment. Live collections with more than 4800 animals of 230 species and 750 plants species in four ecosystems from the Americas, each with a different climate … all under one roof! Follow the Biodôme’s pathway! The Biodôme’s ecosystems are designed for self-guided tours. Interpretation panels are posted all along the pathway, and nature interpreters are available in the ecosystems and at the Info-Ecosphere desk to answer visitors’ questions. So take your time and look around carefully. You’ll sometimes see animals where you least expect them!

    Audioguide To get the most out of a visit to the Biodôme, the audioguide is the best way.

    Questions? Our Nature interpreters are present along the ecosystem pathway. You can recognize them by their pith helmets. They’ll be happy to answer any questions.

  • Montreal Botanical Garden

    4101, rue Sherbrooke Est Montréal, Québec Canada, H1X 2B2

    Information : 514 872-1400

    Opening Hours from January 7 to May 14, 2008 From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday

    With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, some thirty thematic gardens, and teams of researchers and activities staff, the Montréal Botanical Garden ranks as one of the world’s largest and most spectacular botanical gardens. No matter what the season, visitors to the Montréal Botanical Garden are sure to be captivated by the colors and fragrances from around the world as they wander from the delightful Chinese Garden to the heart of the Sonoran desert, from the peaceful oasis of the Japanese Garden to the classically designed French garden or the woodlands of the Laurentians.

  • Montréal Insectarium

    Insectarium de Montréal 4581 Sherbrooke Est Montréal, Québec CANADA H1X 2B2

    Telephone: General information: (514) 872-1400  Administration: (514) 872-0663

    http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/insectarium

    From May 15 to June 23, 2012 – Every day, 9 AM to 6 PM, From June 25 to September 6, 2012 – Every day, 9 AM to 6 PM, From September 7 to November 4, 2012 – Every day, 9 AM to 9 PM

    Every year since it opened in February 1990, the Montréal Insectarium has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors intrigued by these misunderstood creatures, which are so often wrongly feared and despised. The Insectarium aims first and foremost to awaken visitors to the wonders of the insect world, and to explain how insects play an essential part in ensuring the Earth’s ecological balance. Along with its educational mission, the Insectarium has important cultural and scientific roles, too. Feel free to explore our site but even better, come pay us a visit in person! The world’s most beautiful insects are waiting for you to admire. Come see them, discover their world, learn about them (and even taste them!) at the Montréal Insectarium.

  • Casino de Montreal

    1 du Casino Avenue Montréal, QC H3C 4W7 (514) 392-2746 http://www.casinosduquebec.com/montreal/

  • La basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal

    La Basilique est situé au: 110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal

    Adresse postale: 424, St-Sulpice, Montréal, Qc. H2Y 2V5

    Courriel : info@basiliquenddm.org

    No. tél. : (514) 842-2925 ou 1-866-842-2925 No. fax : (514) 842-8275 http://www.basiliquenddm.org

    Messes quotidiennes du lundi au vendredi : 7h30 et 12h15. Messe dominicale le samedi à 17h et le dimanche à 8h00, 9h30, 11h00, 17h00. Les messes du samedi soir et du dimanche sont accompagnées , soit par l’orgue, soit par l’orgue et le chant, soit à 11h le dimanche par l’orgue et le chœur de Notre-Dame. Située au cœur du Vieux Montréal, la basilique Notre-Dame est un chef-d’œuvre de l’architecture néo-gothique. Réputée pour la richesse de sa décoration intérieure et l’audacieuse harmonie d’une architecture gothique fleurie avec un complément moderne de sa chapelle Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur, elle attire chaque année des centaines de milliers de visiteurs venus du monde entier.

  • Mont Royal Park

    Directly in front of Casa Bianca!

    http://www.lemontroyal.qc.ca

    Mount Royal has a wealth of riches ripe for exploration. Discover the principal services and attractions that will enable you to fully enjoy your visit to the mountain. Mount Royal is a very special part of Montréal’s heritage. Its landscapes, flora, fauna and history make it an exceptional place to visit. Many services are available to help you explore this natural monument in the city’s centre. Consult the sections below to learn more about our services and activities. The Smith House welcomes visitors year-round, and is the best place to begin your exploration of the mountain. A permanent exhibition on the first floor can be viewed free of charge, our courteous staff are there to answer your questions and the newly opened Café Smith provides wholesome food and beverages. A witness to history, the Smith House also provides a forum for raising awareness and exchanging ideas about conservation and enhancement issues affecting Mount Royal.

For a listing of Montreal events courtesy of Tourism Montreal, click here…
http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/What-To-Do/Events
  • Cite Deco meubles

    1761 Amherst 3881 St Denis

    514-528-0659

    http://www.citedecomeubles.com

    Since 1992, Cite Deco specializes in 20th century furniture.We specialize in furniture from the Art Deco period and from the years 1950 to 1980. A great selection of mid-century and Art Deco furniture, lighting and accessories from Eames, Panton, Jacobsen, Prober, Knoll, Herman Miller, Paulin as well as Danish teak and rosewood furniture.

  • Jack’s

    1860 Amherst 514-596-0060

    11am-6pm daily except Monday

    http://www.jacks70.com

    Midcentury furniture and modern design. Also accessories from 50-8o’s such as rugs, lamps, and mirrors.

  • Dans ta Bulle

    316 Mont Royal Est

    514-842-3019

    noon-5pm daily

    This little shop is tucked away among the masses on Mont Royal Ave. The owner carries only local made beauty products. Everything is all natural and most of it made right here in Montreal. Soaps, face creams, bath salts, and more.

  • Dix Milles Villages

    4128 St Denis 5675 Monkland Avenue

    514-848-0538

    10am-6pm daily

    http://www.tenthousandvillages.com

    A fairtrade retailer found all over North America. This organization works with over 130 artisan groups in more than 38 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East to bring you fair trade jewelry, home decor, gifts and more. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, we build long-term relationships with artisans that are based on mutual understanding and respect. Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wage and provides the opportunity for a better quality of life.

  • Il etait deux fois

    4539 St Laurent

    514-281-6767

    11am-5pm daily

    As it name suggest, this store carries unique items, made in Montreal or collectives in developing countries, entirely produced using recycled items. Clocks, photo albums, purses, and jewelery along with other great gift ideas made from unimaginable objects which would other wise be wasted. My favourite are the purses made of Mexican candy wrappers and old bottle tabs.

  • Preloved

    St Laurent (between Rachel and Duluth)

    http://www.preloved.ca

    Reinvention and renewal is the philosophy of this thriving Canadian business. Preloved creates one-of-a-kind clothing from reclaimed vintage fabrics. Passion is in design and sustainability is the philosophy

  • Rien a Cacher

    4141 St Denis

    514-907-6187

    11am-7pm weekdays 12-5pm weekends

    http://www.rienacacher.com

    mode chic et ethique fashions from Montreal designers and ethical companies working with small business’ in developing countries young and trendy

  • Vive La Difference

    119 Mont Royal

    514-481-0043 10am-6pm weekdays 12-5 weekends

    http://www.viveladifference.ca

    An independent retailer that carries fairtrade artisan crafts from around the world. Buying pieces directly from artists or through fairtrade organizations ensuring artists receive a fair price for their work. Baby gifts, housewares, and jewelery.

  • Mona Moore

    1446, rue sherbrooke Ouest Montréal QC H3G 1K4 Canada

    http://www.monamoore.com

    We fantasized. Mona Moore loves shoes and handbags. Then we conceived the ideal boutique: avant-garde and runway styles, perfect product, perfect service. The store opened on Montreal’s Golden Mile in the fall of 2002. Mona Moore is where the dream of style, beauty, elegance and the cutting edge coalesces in a collection of shoes and handbags. Four times a year we travel to Paris, Milan and New York to purchase a meticulously edited selection of the best styles from the best designers. Everything is crafted in the tradition of the Italian artisan. With the launch of monamoore.com in the fall of 2004, Mona Moore began to share the love with clients all over North America and the world. Mona Moore customers can count on the same personal attention and expert consulting over the phone and online as in the store. We welcome you to our store.

  • Arterie Boutique

    176 Bernard Ouest

    514-273-3933

    11-5pm daily

    http://www.arterieboutique.blogspot.com/

    Come shop with Adrienne on Bernard street and check out Arterie Boutique and Friperie! Arterie’s collection includes lines from local Montreal designers, vintage clothing, vegan shoes and lots of accessories!

  • Body Bag

    17 Bernard Ouest

    514-274-4252

    11h-17h (19h thurs-fri)

    http://www.bodybagbyjude.com

    Jude is one of Canada’s finest designers and the workshop is located only a heartbeat away from the Casa in the trendy mile end neighbourhood. This is one of the more high end stores in the area with amazing silk pieces and casual denims and cottons with amazingly cute flair.

  • Cokluch

    410 A Villeray

    514-273-5700

    11am-5pm except Sunday

    http://cokluch.com

    Creations made from reclaimed leathers and with amazingly beautiful organic prints make a surprisingly striking and beautiful combination. This boutique shop also carries many other local designers. Well worth the trip to this cute and vibrant neighbourhood usually untouched by tourists footprints.

  • General 54

    54 St Viateur Ouest

    514-271-2129

    An amazingly fun boutique shop boasting an array of Montreal designers. Flirty skirts, interesting jewelry and loads of semi-casual and dress wear for touring around the city. Also a small vintage section in the back and close by to great cafes and other boutiques. Your one stop shop for a flavour of Montreal’s fashion.

  • Myco Anna

    4660 St Laurent

    514-844-7117

    11am-5pm daily

    http://www.mycoanna.com

    Old parisian pacthwork influences ( made with reclaimed materials) on contemporary patterns. Every piece is unique in its design of colours and the designs are definite conversation pieces. Only steps away from the Casa.

  • Big in Japan

    3723 Blvd St Laurent

    514-847-2222

    11am-3am daily

    $10-25 per person

    http://www.biginjapan.ca/

    A Japanese Brasserie with a tapas like sampler menu and many beers to choose from. A mix of bistro and cafe environment this is a very chill place to grab some inexpensive eats and people watch from a window seat.

  • Breads of India

    2027, boul. St-Laurent

    514-982-3724

    noon-9pm daily

    $10-15 per person

    Resto Montreal link

    A traditional focus on thali’s ( veg or meat), but the a la carte menu has so many options you won;t go wrong. Great service and options to sit on silk cushions with little steel tables on the floor!

  • ChaoPhraya

    50 Laurier Ave West

    514-272-5339

    5pm-10pm (11pm Thurs-Sat)

    $15-20 per person

    http://www.chao-phraya.com

    Open since 1988, Chao Phraya was one of the first Restaurant in Montreal to offer the special flavours of Thailand. In fact, Thai food is internationally famous by it distinctive taste and healthy foods. The major ingredients consist of fresh herbs, curry, dried chillies, garlic, coriander roots, lemon grass, shallots, kaffir lime peel and galanga.

  • Devi Indian resto

    1450 rue Crescent

    514-285-0303

    11am to midnight daily

    $10-25 per person

    http://www.devimontreal.com

    Beautifully ornate with rich woods, silks, and artwork. A little pricier than the average Indian hole in the wall, but worth every cent. Delicious!

  • Maiko Sushi

    387 Bernard Ouest

    514-490-1225

    17h00-23h00 daily Lunch Mon & Tues only

    Resto Montreal link

    To give soul to a space is no easy task. We have worked at it continually since the opening of Maiko Sushi in 1997. Ambiance. hospitality and the small details, they all matter to us.But more than design and quality service, its the refinement and beauty of the dishes we serve that are our greatest concern.Chef Maiko and her team are pleased to be able to count on so many dedicated food lovers for the encouragement to continue refining their vision of an exceptional dining experience.

  • Miso

    4000, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest

    514-908-6476

    Lunch and Dinner

    $20-40 per person

    http://www.restaurantmiso.com/

    The sushi menu is quite an extensive choice of raw fish that is both affordable and sophisticated. It is brimming with the tastes of crab, salmon, tuna with fresh, crisp vegetables. Moreover, the menu features various Asian fusion dishes. Traditional Japanese and Chinese dishes like spicy chicken, roasted salmon, AAA rib steak grilled in shiso leaves with a brunoise of fennel and bananas and chicken in peanut sauce.

  • Orchidee de Chine

    2017 Peel Street

    514-287-1878

    11am-2pm\5pm-10pm daily

    $15-20 per person

    More Info

    If you’re a Szechwan cuisine connoisseur, the exquisite tastes of L’Orchidee Chine is a must visit to complete any day in downtown Montreal. Located on Peel, just below Sherbrooke St. West, L’Orchidee Chine is an upscale

  • Sakeo Sushi

    2300 Mont Royal Est

    514-596-0600

    5pm-10pm daily

    $15-25 per person

    A montreal favourite BYOB. Offering some of the better sushi and sashimi in Montreal. Very noisy and busy on weekends. Simple decor and kind service.

  • Souvernirs d’Indochine

    243 Mont-Royal west

    514-848-0336

    5pm-10pm

    $15-20 per person

    More info

    Indonesian regional specialties and amazing twists on dishes!

  • Toroli

    421 Marieanne Est

    514-289-9292

    5:30-10:30 Tues-Sun Lunch 11h30-14h30

    $25-50 per person

    http://www.toroli.com

    TOROLI combines refined Japanese aesthetics with the rich flavours of the French culinary tradition. Our dishes aim to be as stimulating to the palate as they are pleasing to the eye. The name TOROLI comes from the Japanese onomatopoia describing the dripping of rich, thick sauce. It simultaneously conveys both the simplicity and luxuriance that you will find in our food.

  • Au Cinquieme Peche

    4475 rue Saint-Denis

    514-286-0123

    6pm-11pm $20-40 per person

    http://www.aucinquiemepeche.com/

    French Bistro style cuisine. Market fresh options change often, but include things like duck, lamb, salmon. Desserts are amazing such as white chocolate mousse and tiramisu.

  • Cantine

    212 Mont Royal

    514-750-9800

    11am-10pm (closed Monday)

    $15-20 per person

    This warm bistro with 45 seats welcomes you to enjoy a market cuisine putting forward Quebec classics but with a very special touch from La Cantine: The salted caramel pudding, les Champignons Champions casserole de champignons gratinés, New Hamburger steak from game served with cranberry sauce, and a unique version of ham with pineapple, a ham on the bone cooked for 5 hours, topped with a pineapple caramel.

  • L’Actuel

    1194 rue Peel

    514-866-1537

    11:30am -10pm

    $20-30 per person

    http://www.actuelrestaurant.com/

    L’Actuel is a classic french bistro. Great if you’re in the mood for Belgian mussels and fries.

  • L’Amere à Boire

    2049 St Denis

    514-282-7448

    pub 2pm-2am kitchen 4pm-9pm

    http://www.amereaboire.com/

    This brewpub may have some of the finest homemade beers in Montreal. Taste them along side a great bison of Quebec burger, rabbit burger, or a mix of munchies of the delicious tapas menu

  • L’Express

    3927 rue St-Denis

    514-845-5333

    9am-11pm daily

    $25-50 per person

    More info

    Most popular french bistro in Montreal. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Parisian ambiance and service style. A simple yet classic menu and seasonal specials. YOU MUST RESERVE IN ADVANCE, especially for dinner on weekends.

  • Le Reservoir

    9, avenue Duluth Est

    514-849-7779

    11am-2am daily

    $10-20 per person

    Bistro Le Reservoir offers patrons the perfect mix between a friendly neighbourhood pub and a trendy Saint Laurent resto-bar. Established to reflect a love of fine food and beer, Le Reservoir is known above all for its tasty selection of home brews prepared right on the premises. While home brews may be Le Reservoir’s selling point, patrons can also enjoy a fairly extensive gourmet lunch menu that includes several full-course meals. Following the midday lunch, Le Reservoir serves a good assortment of snack foods.

  • Nouveau Palais

    281 Bernard Ouest

    514-273-1180

    http://www.nouveaupalais.com

    Serves a beautiful and yummy breakfast on weekends from 11am-3pm with live DJ. Typical Montreal diner with a twist.

  • Au Pain Perdu

    4489 Rue de la Roche

    514-571-8005

    7am-3pm daily

    $7-15 per person

    http://www.aupainperdu.ca 

    Comme le suggère son nom, ce petit resto situé dans un ancien garage en plein cœur du Plateau, se spécialise avant tout dans le repas le plus important de la journée: le petit déjeuner, et ce, depuis 1997! Ambiance amicale !L’ambiance y est relax et amicale, le décor chaleureux et inspiré et le personnel particulièrement accueillant. Pour bien manger tout en se sentant chez soi, Au pain perdu est tout indiqué.

  • Bagel Etc.

    4320 Saint Laurent

    514-845-9462

    everyday 7:30AM – 4:00PM

    $10-15 per person

    More info..

    Right around the corner from Casa Bianca! Expect long lines on the weekend but it’s worth the wait. The interior is vintage modern with high tine ceilings.Things get particularly interesting in the “around the world” section of their brunch menu, where you’ll find a number of options that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in town, including a Sephardic-style egg dish served with a delicious stewed tomato concoction.

  • Chez Jose

    173 Duluth est

    514-845-0693

    8am-6pm

    $10-15 per person

    Not your average breakfast place. This cafe is tucked away on Duluth street and offers a little twist on comfort foods. Smoothies, crepes and breakfast sandwhiches are among the most popular items on the menu.

  • Restaurant L’Avenue

    922 avenue du Mont-Royal Est

    (514) 523-8780

    9am-3pm

    $15 per person

    Review – Ambiance très “Plateau” donc beaux gens, beau décor, un peu compressé, bien placé sur Mont-Royal, excellente musique mais trop forte le soir. Question bouffe, c’est excellent, généreuses portions, bon goût. Essayez les jus frais !!! Et que dire des toilettes. Ca vaut le détour !!

  • Universel

    3630 Rue Saint Denis

    514-598-7136

    7am-10pm

    $10-20 per person

    More info..

    Located near the scenic St. Louis Square, this restaurant takes the classic diner and gives it a hip makeover. A modern stainless steel decor provides the perfect setting for a casual lunch or night out. From pizza to pasta, from traditional omelettes to upscale veal dishes, and from simply brochettes to an intimidating array of triple decker sandwiches, Universel Déjeuners et Grillades has something to suit any taste.

  • L’Atelier

    5308 St Laurent

    514-273-7442

    5pm-11pm except Mondays

    50$ per person table d’hote

    More info.. 

    French Market Cuisine, limited menu based on season. Rich sauces with game meats, filets, and usually a fish options. L’Atelier s’associe aux meilleurs agriculteurs, fromagers et éleveurs du Québec afin de vous offrir, dans un lieu d’exploration culinaire, des plats finement élaborés et savoureux.

  • La Prunelle

    327 avenue Duluth Est

    (514) 849-8403

    5pm-10 pm daily

    $25-35 per person

    Modern and chic. This restaurant boasts french fusion cuisine with an emphasis on Quebec herbs and produce. Menu changes seasonally. Bring your favourite bottle of wine to accompany your meal.

  • Le Flambard

    851 rue Rachel Est

    514-596-1280

    5:30-10 pm daily

    $18-30 per person

    http://www.leflambard.com/ 

    One of the best traditional French cuisine restaurants. You go for the food, not the atmosphere. The menu is extensive and the sauces are divine. Dessert is a must. Bring your favourite bottle of wine to enjoy with this special meal.

  • Les Infideles!!

    771 Rachel

    514-528-8555

    17h30-22h00

    $20-50 per person

    http://www.lesinfideles.ca/ 

    Market french cuisine at its finest. Amazing from start to finish. Bring a very nice bottle of wine to enjoy with this very special experience. A dining pleasure you could not compare. One of our favourite’s for french food. A true value.

  • O’Thym

    1112 de Maisonneuve Ouest

    514-525-3443

    17h30-22h00 daily 12h00-14h00 tues-fri

    $20-45 per person

    http://www.othym.com

    Classic french cuisine served in a montreal bistro style with blackboard menus, menu items change seasonally.

  • Restaurant Le Bleu Raisin

    5237, rue Saint-Denis

    (514) 271-2333

    5:30-11:30pm ( closed Sun, Mon)

    $49 per person Table d’Hote only

    More info..

    Cleverly named to bring to mind the two necessary elements for any real gourmet meal – ‘bleu’ for blue cheese (or any other cheese for that matter!) and ‘raisin’ for wine – the quaint Restaurant Le Bleu Raisin is a culinary gem in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal. Founded in 2000, this medium-sized eatery features seating for 60 diners and boasts an outdoor terrace in summer with tables for an additional 12 guests.

  • Bistro Bienville

    4650 rue de Mentena

    514-509-1269

    18h00-22h00

    $40-50 per person

    http://www.bistrobienville.com

    Intimate dining and seasonal menus. An exceptional wine list. Set in the bottom of a house on s small side street in the plateau. Very limited seating so call ahead.

  • La Petite Ardoise

    222 avenue Laurier

    514-495-4961

    Tuesday-Saturday: 9AM-10PM Sunday-Monday: 9AM-4PM

    $10-25 per person

    www.lapetiteardoise.com 

    La Petite Ardoise has been a friendly and relaxed place to dine since 1981. With seating for 80, this popular bistro adds 50 more seats in their garden terrace during the summer. The décor of brick and light wood creates an ambiance of warmth and comfort. A blackboard houses the menu for patrons to read, hence the name “ardoise,” which means “slate” in French. Faux windows with flowers add to La Petite Ardoise’s Parisian-style look.

  • Le Club Chasse et Peche

    423 rue St Claude

    514-861-1112

    noon-10pm daily

    $20-50 per person

    http://www.leclubchasseetpeche.com

    In Old Montreal, this restaurant almost made into on to our tourist attractions list, but its local clientele and reputation for traditional french home cooking harmonized with market cuisine has kept this restaurant a little under the radar.

  • Lemeac

    1045 rue Laurier Ouest

    514.270.0999

    11am-midnight daily

    $20-40 per person

    http://www.restaurantlemeac.com 

    Freshness and simplicity, quality ingredients, a new twist on french classics … basically, the must-haves of all great bistros is what the Leméac presents to you. Inspired by the elegance of glass, the preciousness of marble and the warmth of wood, the cordial decor of the Leméac restaurant reflects the sophistication of its cuisine. With its immense windows overlooking Laurier street, its beautiful heated patio on the garden side, and its lovely and efficient serving staff, restaurant Leméac is a place to discover again and again.

  • Salle A Manger

    1302 Mont-Royal E.

    514.522.0777

    6pm-11pm closed monday

    $25-45 per person

    The atmosphere: A sort of upper class cabane a sucre vibe. Loud, boisterous, fun. The meat fridge is fully visible at the back where you can see the various meats hanging behind the glass, very cool.

  • Da Emma

    777, rue de la Commune Ouest

    514-392-1568

    call for hours

    $15-30 per person

    http://www.daemmarestaurant.com

    Da Emma is great for lunch or dinner. The restaurant is half underground, giving it a dark, comfy feel. Not only is the ambiance impeccable, but so is the food.

  • Il Trullo

    4135 St Denis

    514-504-1619

    Tues-Fri 11am-10pm Sat-Sun 5pm-10pm mon closed

    More info..

    Traditional Italian cuisine with homemade pasta, fresh seafood, and traditional dishes change daily on the table d’hote menu.

  • L’Academie

    4051 Saint Denis

    514-849-2240

    5pm-11pm

    $10-20 per person

    http://www.lacademie.ca/

    A three story restaurant on the corner of two busy streets in the heart of plateau’s shopping and dining district. Chefs in training cook Italian pastas, fish, mussels, and chicken dishes. Sun-Wed there is a 10.95 menu. Always a busy restaurant and always a good price. Not necessarily exciting, but simple. Bring your own wine or beer.

  • Liverpool House

    2501, rue Notre-Dame

    514-313-6045

    5pm-10pm

    $20-30 per person

    www.joebeef.ca 

    In fall 2007, the chefs of Joe Beef restaurant opened a new restaurant, the Liverpool House, located next to the Atwater market and numerous antiquarians of Notre-Dame St. With a menu that changes every week, the Liverpool House offers seasonal dishes inspired by ingredients found in the market. The patrons at Liverpool House can enjoy a high-class dinner and choose among six entrées and six main dishes: fresh pastas dressed with various sauces and spices, various cuts of meat, fish, and salads. To accompany the meal, the wine menu offers a large choice of red and white wines. For dessert, like in Italy, house ice creams and sorbets are the Liverpool House’s specialty.

  • Pizzeria Napoletena

    189 Dante Street

    514-276-8226

    5pm-10pm

    $10-20 per person BYOB

    http://www.napoletana.com 

    Long Bench tables, Bottles of wine everywhere ( bring your own) and 34 styles of traditional pizzas and pastas. Do not expect to get your own table, you will simply be put where there is space. Sharing conversations while enjoying this casual atmosphere.

  • Restaurant Il Mulino

    236 rue St-Zotique est

    514.273.5776

    6pm-10pm

    $20-40 per person

    http://www.ilmulino.ca

    Enter Il Mulino and your senses revel. They are stirred, not shaken, by the subtle yet generous aromas wafting through the air, proud concoctions of co-owner and chef, Tony De Rose.

  • Via Roma

    7064 St. Laurent

    514-277-3301

    $15-20 per person

    Located in Montreal’s Little Italy, Via Roma is one of the Casa’s favorite restaurants. Via Roma has a great family feel, but still has incredibly delicious gourmet dishes.

  • Milos

    5357 Park Ave

    514-272-3522

    11:30am-10pm

    $20-35 per person

    http://www.milos.ca

    Montreal’s classic of Greek restuarants. For over thirty years serving the finest of Greek cuisine. Milos philosophy is to preserve the natural flavours of food and not cover it up using heavy sauces. Excellent for seafood!

  • Omnivore

    4351 St-Laurent

    514-303-5757

    11:30am-10pm

    $10-15 per person

    http://www.omnivoregrill.com 

    Montreal best little sandwich joint. Flavorful food made with love.

  • Entre le Cafe et la Plume

    123 Mont-Royal

    514-903-2618

    8am-6pm

    The best little cafe in Montreal that happens to be located right around the corner from the Casa Bianca! Verve coffee and delicious homemade sandwiches and snacks.

  • Laika

    4040 St-Laurent, Montreal

    514-842-8088

    $15-20 per person

    A great spot for snacking and drinking with live DJ’s most nights.

  • Le Cagibi

    5490 blvd St Laurent

    514-509-1199

    11am-midnight

    $7-12 per person

    http://www.lecagibi.ca/ 

    A real historic sight with unfinished rickety floor and old general store fixtures with a rifraf of crooked furniture. A 5$ and up lunch menu makes this a popular spot for locals. Offers vegetarian and vegan lunches and desserts, coffees and drinks like rootbeer floats and homemade lemonade. Live music or art event almost every night.

  • Olive & Gourmando

    351 St Paul Ouest

    514-350-1083

    1am-5pm

    $12-17 per person

    http://www.oliveetgourmando.com

    A very local cafe in the heart of Old Montreal. This gourmet cafe has a strong hold with locals working in touristy Old Montreal. A great place to stop for lunch during the day and watch all the action in Old Montreal’s business district.

  • Santropol

    3990 St Urbain

    514-842-3110

    11am-9pm

    $10-15 per person

    http://www.santropol.com

    Perfect spot for a cozy lunch in an old victorian house decorated with modern local art and vintage furniture. The terrace is amazing in the summer. Huge sandwiches on thick homemade bread, veggie chili, soups and desserts you will love! Also a great spot to stop for an afternoon cafe au lait or mockachino.

  • Titanic

    455 rue St Pierre

    8h00-16h30

    $10-15 per person

    http://www.titanic-mtl.ca 

    Underground restaurant with circular windows, stainless steel open concept kitchen, exposed brick walls, and wooden floors and benched tables. fresh market cuisine at a great price on the back windy streets of old montreal.

  • Club Espagnol

    4388 St Laurent

    514-842-6301

    11h00-01:00 daily

    $10-25 per person

    http://www.tabledhote.com/clubespagnol/ 

    Homestyle Spanish restaurant with equally homestyle decor. Not the most exciting or hip place to eat, but a very traditional Spanish experience.

  • La Buvette Chez Simone

    4869 Avenue du parc

    514-750-6577

    17h00-24h00 ( no reservations)

    $20 plus per person

    http://www.buvettechezsimone.com

    French cuisine tapas, market cuisine, wine bar, vibrant and popular spot for locals.

  • Pintxo

    256 Roy Est

    514-844-0222

    6pm-11pm daily Lunch Wed-Fri

    http://www.pintxo.ca 

    Our favourite tapas in Montreal. Traditional basque cuisine, served in small, decorative portions in perfect timing, this is the place to sip wine and socialize over an interestingly diverse menu. Presentation is an important element which makes this Tapas stand out more than others. The menu is heavy on fish, but offers some vegetarian and meaty options as well.

  • Portus Calle

    4281 St Laurent

    514-849-2070

    noon-11pm Mon-Fri 6pm-3am Saturday

    $20-35 per person

    http://www.portuscalle.ca 

    Situé en plein cœur du quartier portugais de Montréal, Portus Calle propose une ambiance conviviale et moderne, grâce à ses couleurs chaudes évoquant les côtes méditerranéennes et à une musique rythmée mais discrète. The decor combines the solidity of materials like wood, brick, and cobblestone, to the fluidity of fabrics and glass. The dining room accommodates up to one hundred guests and offers a splendid view of the staff bustling about in the open-counter kitchen.

  • Sala Rosa

    4848 St Laurent

    514-844-4227

    5-11pm closed monday

    $15-20 per person

    http://www.casadelpopolo.com/salaresto/about.htm 

    La Sala Rosa Restaurant offers tapas, and paella, along with a changing weekly menu of divinely tasty specials and desserts. This restaurant is bridging the gap between the old-time Spanish community and the changing face of the neighborhood. Come see how these worlds mingle and get a taste of the true Iberia right here in Montreal. Every Thursday the restaurant plays host to a live Flamenco show with dancing, singing and wicked guitar licks.

  • Tapeo

    511 Villeray

    514-495-1999

    17h30-23h00 Ferme Lundi Lunch Wed-Friday

    $20-30 per person

    http://www.restotapeo.com

    Discover a variety of Spanish dished skillfully prepared. The staff at Tapeo aim to make your experience memorable. Seasonal dishes. Warm atmosphere tucked away in a small neigbourhood off of the Plateau.

  • Au Pied de Cochon

    536 rue Duluth Est

    514-281-1114

    5pm-midnight (closed Monday)

    $25-45 per person

    http://restaurantaupieddecochon.ca

    Chef Martin Picard has made a name for himself at a young age for his innovative market cuisine, making liberal use of foie gras and other luxury ingredients as well as less highly regarded ingredients such as liver, tongue and pig’s feet. Au Pied de Cochon features high end versions of local comfort food, such as the excellent foie gras poutine, and the pig’s foot stuffed with foie gras. The seafood is painstakingly sourced and very fresh and the meat dishes are generous and hearty. The room is rustic, warm and welcoming: all wood and brock and no tablecloths. Personally, I think there is a little too much hype about this restaurant. Yes, it is good, but foie gras stops being revolutionary when you put it in every dish on the menu. Nonetheless, as the restaurant at the forefront of real Quebec market cuisine, Au Pied de Cochon is a must-visit.

  • Fonduementale

    4325 Saint Denis

    514- 499-1446

    Sun-Thurs 5:30pm-11pm Fri-Sat 5:30-11:30pm

    $20-35 per person

    http://www.fonduementale.com 

    Comfortable dining in an elegant atmosphere offering a variety of Fondue options and in the summer a relaxing garden terrace.

  • Gibby’s

    298 Place d’Youville

    514-282-1837

    5-11pm daily

    $25-50 per person

    http://www.gibbys.com 

    A Montréal institution, this steakhouse caters to the craving for beef served up with your choice of a selection of traditional French sauces. Fresh fish and seafood simply prepared also star on the menu. Housed in a 200-year old building, the entrance arch stands over what was once the left bank of the Little St. Pierre River. The décor is comfortably rustic with exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and traditional Québécois pine armoires.

  • Joe Beef

    2491 Notre Dame Street W

    514-935-6504

    5pm-10 pm daily

    $30-50 per person

    http://www.joebeef.ca 

    Though its name suggests a steakhouse—and there are succulent rib and sirloin steaks—the bistro pays tribute to local philanthropist Charles McKiernan. Nicknamed Joe Beef, he founded a tavern in Old Montreal in the mid-1800s and often helped the needy. Highlighting market fresh ingredients, the daily menu features some well-known dishes with a twist. Try indulgent lobster spaghetti with bacon or the lobster Irish stew. There’s also skate—not steak—frites, soft-shell crab and oysters galore, best enjoyed raw on ice with some wine. Sometimes you can delight in stuffed rabbit, or seared liver topped with smoked meat and a pickle. The wine list is solid and desserts range from chocolate eclairs to tarts to fruit and cheese plates.

  • Moishes Steak House

    3961 St Laurent

    514-845-3409

    5pm-10pm Tues-Sun

    $40-60 per person

    http://www.moishessteakhouse.com 

    Revered as the city’s premiere steak house, Moishes sets the standard in quality, tradition and hospitality. This Montreal institution is owned and personally operated by the family that founded Moishes in 1938 on St. Laurent Boulevard—famously dubbed The Main. Families and business colleagues frequent Moishes to celebrate their successes, which are reflected in the restaurant’s excellent service and the comfort of its clubby atmosphere.

  • Robin de Bois

    4403, boul. Saint-Laurent

    514-288-1010

    11:30am-10pm weekdays 5pm-10pm saturday closed sunday

    $15-20 per person lunch 20-70 per person dinner

    http://www.robindesbois.ca

    Situated in the heart of the Plateau, Robin des bois is a restaurant with a non-lucrative goal. Most employees are volunteers and all the profits earned by the sale of meals and products are redistributed to charities that work in the community helping to overcome solitude, social isolation and poverty.

  • Schwartz

    3895 St. Laurent Boul.

    514-842-4813

    http://www.schwartzsdeli.com

    Experience Montreal’s world famous smoked meat sandwiches. People from all over the world come to Montreal just to have a smoked meat sandwich from Shwartz.

  • Toqué!

    900, Pl Jean-Paul-Riopelle

    514-499-2084

    Tues-Sat 5:30-10:30pm

    $20-40 per person

    http://www.restaurant-toque.com

    One of the city’s most celebrated restaurants, Toqué! is roundly applauded for its wonderful cuisine, spectacular presentation and unpretentious appeal. The contemporary French-Canadian menu capitalizes on fresh local ingredients and masterfully combines herbs and seasonings. Absolutely delectable main courses include roasted duck magret, grilled venison, roasted saddle and leg of rabbit, and pan-seared sea bass. Other options include foie gras, scallops and veal, and there are nightly specials as well.

  • Aux Vivres

    4631, boul. St-Laurent

    514-842-3479

    11am-11pm everyday

    $10-15 per person

    http://www.www.auxvivres.com

    The Casa’s favorite vegan lunch spot. A nice laid back setting, accompanied by a delicious vegan meal. Don’t miss out on the desserts!

  • Chu Chai

    4088 Saint Denis

    514-843-4194

    noon-10pm daily

    $15-20 per person

    http://www.chuchai.com

    Fine Cuisine Thailandaise vegetarien A popular spot for vegetarians and not. Well known for its imitation duck dishes and imitation chicken, peanut and spinach dish. In the heart of Plateaus shopping district a great spot for dinner at the end of a day of shopping or before going to a jazz club at night.

  • Crudessence

    105, rue Rachel Ouest

    (514)510-9299

    8h00-21h00 daily

    $15-20 per person

    http://www.crudessence.com 

    Organic, vegan, yummy…Crudessence is an expression of respect for all living things: a healthy body in a clean environment and a strong, sustainable ecosystem.

  • Fuchsia

    4050 Coloniale corner Duluth

    514-842-1232

    11:00-5:00 except mon, tues

    $10-15 per person

    www.epiceriefleur.com

    Take-out meals are packaged in fully compostable containers as well as compostable take-out coffee cups and cold drink cups. The always vegetarian and often vegan menu changes daily which includes a dish, dessert and drink of the day for $10 (tax included. The Café also offers an array of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, puddings, and muffins to choose from, as well as creamy café au lait and fragrant teas and tisanes

  • Lola Rosa

    545 Milton

    514-287-9337

    noon-8pm daily

    $10-15 per person

    Cozy, home-like restaurant in the McGill ghetto near the Casa. A great selection of hot and cold vegetarian dishes year round.

  • The Green Panther

    66 St Viateur ouest

    514-903-7770

    11h00-20h00 except Sunday

    $8-15 per person

    http://www.thegreenpanther.com 

    Organic, sustainable, & local produce used to make a delicious vegetarian menu. Found in the heart of Mile-end, neighbourhood bordering Casa Bianca’s plateau, you can walk up and check out all the local boutiques before stopping for this healthy lunch or dinner menu. La Panthère verte est un projet dynamique tout frais ayant comme objectif principal de développer une manière de vivre plus soutenable dans la réalité urbaine d’aujourd’hui. Elle supporte et crée des alternatives locales à travers l’utilisation de produits biologiques (locaux si possible), de matériaux recyclés et par la conscientisation.

  • Ambrosia Holistic Center

    4150, St-Denis Street,
    (514)504-7886
    http://www.ambrosia-sante.com

    Ambrosia is a health centre dedicated to providing you with a global and comprehensive approach to a variety of health care such as massage therapy, osteopathy, yoga, meditation, life coaching, sauna with infrared lights, aroma therapy, kinesitherapy, body care such as body wraps and exfoliation as well as consultations in nutrition in a bio-ecological and fair-trade environment.

  • Espacenomad

    4650 Saint Laurent
    (514) 842-7279
    11am -9pm most days
    http://www.espacenomad.ca

    Organic Spa experience
    Beautifully relaxing and situated between the Casa and Mile end. Perfect before a day of relaxing at one of Mile ends many cafes and bookshops.
    Espacenomad se définit comme un lieu de bien-être magique et envoûtant au cœur de montréal, offrant le meilleur de la massothérapie et des soins corporels. Nous ne sommes pas un lieu ordinaire, nous abritons une équipe ayant à cœur votre mieux-être mais aussi celui de notre chère planète. C’est pourquoi nous nous efforçons toujours de diminuer notre empreinte sur la planète avec notre démarche verte.

  • Les Bains Scandinaves

    71 de la Commune Ouest
    514-288-2009
    http://www.scandinave.com

    Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal est un véritable éden au cœur de la ville. Espace aménagé dans un ancien entrepôt maritime face aux quais du Vieux-Port, le spa offre un environnement à la fois contemporain et authentique. L’intimité et la détente y sont favorisées afin de vous faire vivre une sensation d’évasion absolue.

    Whether you know it as thermal baths, Turkish baths, Norwegian baths or Finnish saunas, the use of water as a way to relax and as a source of physical and mental well-being is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years. This European tradition is best known today as hydrotherapy. The term spa comes from the phrase Sanitas Per Aquam, or health through water, and defines our commitment to each and every visitor to Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal.

  • Strom

    1001 Blvd de la Foret
    514-761-2772
    http://www.stromspa.com

    Notre mission est de créer une expérience de détente unique et de qualité supérieure, dans un environnement naturel à proximité des centres urbains, favorisant le ressourcement du corps et de l’esprit.
    Referring to the power and tranquility of water, the term strøm, borrowed from Scandinavian languages, literally means a current, but it also has a figurative meaning: energy related to movement, displacement. The term strøm refers to kinetic energy, channelled, which carries with it the vestiges of its source and profoundly transforms the course of things, bringing about regeneration and moving towards a state of equilibrium.