French cuisine Olala! Montreal is fortunate to have a large number of restaurants dedicated to this specialty cuisine some of which have received many prestigious rewards! Great gourmet restaurants, Parisian brasseries, pastries or creperies, here is some inspiration to give a little taste of Europe for your next outings!
4005, rue Ontario E, Montreal, H1W 1T1
A bring-your-own-wine restaurant in Hochelaga, État Major is a French-inspired cuisine that uses Quebec products. The tartiflette, salmon tartar, and duck breast are a must!
260, rue St-Jean, Vieux Longueuil, J4H 2X5
If you want to savor the specialties of the Nice and Provencal regions, head to the Vieux-Longueuil at Lou Nissart. The chef-owner is self-taught and has made his mark over the years. You can eat a good celery remoulade, ratatouille, pan-fried goat cheese, sweetbread lobes and pizzas!
1974, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, H3J 1M8
If you love French cuisine and want to try a gourmet version, head to Chez Sophie. The restaurant specializes in southwestern French cuisine with a menu that changes with the seasons.
1030, ave. Laurier O, Montréal, H2V 2K8
Authentic Parisian brasserie in Montreal, Chez Lévêque has a reputation to uphold. They have been open for over 50 years for lunch and dinner. They serve great classics of French cuisine that are hard to find in Montreal such as pike quenelles, veal brain, and Dover sole.
3927, rue St-Denis, Montréal, H2W 2M4
For a typical French bistro atmosphere in Montreal and for a late-night menu, it's been at the Express since 1980. In addition to their impressive wine cellar, they have a nice variety of typical dishes such as marrow bone, veal kidney, veal liver, and more.
1230, boul. de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, H3G 1M2
For many years, Le Pois Penché has delighted locals and tourists alike with its décor, ambiance, and French cuisine. From brunch to dinner, there's something to feel like you're in France with dishes like onion soup, salade niçoise, steak fries, bouillabaisse, and generous seafood platters.
5064, ave. Papineau, Montréal, H2H 1V8
Open for 14 years, Plein Sud is specialized in the flavors of Provence and the Maquis. You can feel the warmth of the south in the service and the atmosphere the moment you walk in the door. We suggest you take the board of cooked pork meats and cheeses, the foie gras, and/or the beef tab.
1045, ave. Laurier O, Montréal, H2V 2L1
Leméac has become one of the pillars of Montreal's gourmet scene, especially in French cuisine. It offers an authentic French menu with a nice touch of modernity. From brunch to dinner, Leméac will delight you with the quality of its dishes and its service.
5237, rue St-Denis, Montréal, H2J 2M1
Discreetly located on Saint-Denis Street, Bleu Raisin is worth discovering if you've never been there. Bring your favorite bottle to accompany one of the delicious dishes such as duck breast, salmon trout, duck foie gras au torchon, and more.
141, boul. de Mortagne, Boucherville, J4B 6G4
A Parisian bistro located in Laval, the Tire Bouchon offers daily tables d'hôtes that will transport you to France. Onion soup, hot goat cheese, bone marrow, mussels, cassoulet from Toulouse, and tartars are wonderful examples of what you can taste. The service is warm and friendly.