8350 Boulevard Taschereau
Brossard, QC J4X 1C2
Phone: (450) 466-2186
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Bars & Cafes
One of Montreal's best known Italian restaurants, Da Emma is actually a transplant from Little Italy to Old Montreal; the tradition of fine cuisine hasn't suffered, even if the current setting is a former prison! It is run with a flair for the dramatic and an obvious love of food. In the Roman tradition, the menu eschews faddish components and sticks to the basics: classics like mozzarella salad and house antipasti, followed by meat-intensive pastas and other main courses. The terrace is wonderful in summer.
Quirky, trendy and full of life, the Bistro brasserie - Les soeurs grises, is a trendy microbrewery and bistro that is known for their excellent selection of in-house craft beers and imported beers. Built at a site that was once occupied by Les soeurs grises or the Grey Nuns founded by Marguerite d'Youville, the bistro has incorporated in to its otherwise contemporary decor, pieces of furniture that originally belonged to the nuns, including some of the light fixtures that have been crafted from swings that were once used by the orphans who were cared for by the nuns. Their food menu is a perfect complement to the distinctive taste of their beers. Although not extensive, dishes like the grilled cheese with chorizo and fig jam, brisket, smoked pork sandwich and cajun chicken sandwich form a menu that is packed with flavor.
Le Cartet is a bright, modern cafe that is always bustling with life and cheer. The crowd that is always lined up outside this casual eatery will give you a good idea of the kind of popularity and attention it has garnered since it opened its doors in 2002. The cafe serves a fine selection of light meals, snacks, desserts, pastries, smoothies and coffees, alongside a selection of wines and alcoholic beverages. Although food is served all day, the breakfast, brunch and lunch menus are available only during designated hours, so be sure to check those out depending on the meal you have in mind. Blueberry French toast, crepes with fresh fruit, Ham and Cheese croissants, and the beef tartare are especially good and prepared fresh. Perfect for a relaxed brunch on a lazy afternoon or a quick, light lunch on a busy day, Le Cartet will soon become your go to choice for every occasion.
Café Bistro Van Houtte in Cité du Multimédia is a gourmet coffeehouse and is a part of its namesake chain. It procures its fair trade coffee from all over the globe and also freshly roasts in small batches every day. The aroma of their beverages is enough to rouse your senses. Take a sip of your comforting filter java or espresso specialties. You can also have their cold varieties which are equally delicious. Nibble on tasty bites that will just delight you. The musical notes on the background, just adds to the overall experience. Buy their coffee paraphernalia to recreate the magic at your home.
Enjoy delectable smokehouse and barbeque favorites in a relaxed setting at Le Boucan, located in Little Burgundy. The menu offers an extensive choice of American-inspired smokehouse specialties including pork ribs, pulled pork guedille and grilled salmon among others. Their signature 5 Napkin Burger and Pit Boss platter are a favorite among patrons. Don't miss the scrumptious desserts on offer. The bar menu offers a premium choice of bourbons, whiskeys and other spirits. Exposed-brick walls, extensive woodwork and warm lighting create a cozy atmosphere in dining room. The outdoor terrace is an inviting affair in summers. The space is available for private events. Check website for more.
Steak is the reason most people go to this restaurant in Old Montreal; it is a popular attraction for both tourists and locals to enjoy an evening meal. The decor is retro, circa 1974, and lends itself well to the nostalgic ambiance. The limited menu includes various cuts and styles of steak in green or black pepper sauce. The service is competent if somewhat curt. Reservations are a must.
La Récréation is a quaint little cafe that offers its guests a selection of fresh sandwiches, soups and salads. Created with immense love and care, the dishes reflect the culinary talents of chef Alexandre Gosselin. The pulled pork sandwich with caramelized onions and BBQ sauce, and the daily soup specials are especially popular and just the right size for a light lunch. The cafe also offers an amazing selection of smoothies that are as delicious as they are innovative and unique. La Récréation also delivers catering portions for a minimum order for 6 persons.
Vallier Restaurant creates the impression of being at a friend's place for a meal. The restaurant has a very inviting decor; the living-room setting and simple wooden chairs and tables make the place warm and welcoming. Hues of brown all around and yellow lights emanating from chandeliers gives Vallier a rustic charm. The place can be explored for brunch, lunch and even for dinner. The cuisine hovers over, French specials with an American twist and, some American dishes with a French influence; the end result of this fusion is delectable. Their portions are massive and the prices are reasonable. Wines and beers are poured in libation and coffee marks a lovely conclusion to any meal.
Situated in Downtown East, Flyjin provides the perfect lounge experience to its visitors. The ambience is apt, with oval and circular dim lights and red accents giving the space a cozy look. The appeal is classy and urban, and so is the crowd. The place is known to get busy after 10p, and sees a host of people visiting this bar for a taste of one of its masterfully mixed cocktails. A glass of Japanese beer(Sakura) or Japanese whiskey is also available, among other drinks. There is also something for food lovers, who can try the bar's delicious dumplings. The place is also known to host DJs every night. With an impressive menu of drinks and small plates, and a vibrant environment, Flyjin is where you begin a fun night.
The Burgundy Lion is a one-of-its-kind pub which understands the need to protect the all important pub culture of Britain along with understanding the modern needs of its customers. And with this in mind, the management at this pub has created a unique atmosphere for its guests. They provide a flavor of the yesteryear in the fine traditional whiskeys, beer and the traditional food fare and a flavor of the modern era in the wise cocktails, other modern day drinks and live music on offer. Besides its fare and drinks, this pub has become a favorite with many for its laid back atmosphere which prompts them to start discussions and enjoy a good conversation with their friends. All in all, if you are in Montreal with time to spare and play a game of darts as well, the Burgundy club is a great idea to go to.
Le Confessionnal may seem to adopt it's pious name only due to its ambiance, which looks like something straight out of a quaint french chapel. But once you step into this place, you'll figure out it is definitely not as quiet as one! The dark wood furniture that resemble church pews are elegant in their own way, and the crowd that visits this place do seem like they are more in a mood to party rather than confess. Still, this is the ideal place to come and relax with some close friends, or even by yourself, after a really hard day of work. The drinks menu is extensive, and there are also some delectable bar snacks to munch on in case you get hungry. Call for additional information.
Restaurant Communion is an ideal spot for a laid back brunch or lunch with friends and family. Situated in the beautiful neighborhood of Old Montreal on the Commune Street West, this eatery welcomes tourists and locals alike. Eggs Benedict and Blueberry pancakes make an ideal order for brunch and Salmon tartare bouchée is a must try for lunch, here. The extensive wine menu lets you taste some of the finest wines from Europe. The beautiful patio of Restaurant Communion is also perfect for a late-night drink with someone special.