Tag Archive: Bistro


Le Quartier Général

Posted on August 13th, 2013

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Immediately when we arrived in Montreal at Central Station, we knew it was a very different place than most of Canada—and I don’t just mean the French signs that we couldn’t understand. In the caverns of the grand station there actually lies an amazing food court with an excellent patisserie, incredible deli sandwiches, … (More →)


Catch 122

Posted on May 8th, 2012

Every time we head to Gastown it seems like a new restaurant, bar or coffee shop has emerged in a formally derelict building; it’s almost impossible to keep up. Blocks that previously had been lined with boarded up storefronts and flophouses are now bustling with trendy hotspots. On a recent weekend stroll in the neighbourhood, … (More →)


Chambar Restaurant

Posted on January 1st, 2012

Sometimes things stay popular for a reason: they are good. Recently, I wandered into Chambar after the Prince concert at half past eleven on a Friday night and was surprised to see its brick-lined interior as packed as when it first opened in 2004. Apparently 60 or 70 people had the same idea as me … (More →)


La Brasserie

Posted on November 15th, 2011

My father is always saying he doesn’t like French food and I’m sure it’s just because he hasn’t tried the right kind. Anticipating heavy cream sauces, strange organ meats and fussily prepared dishes, he has proclaimed his disdain loudly, while seated in French restaurants, in France. I think he would feel differently if he tried … (More →)