You’ve arrived in Montreal for a long-weekend of food exploration. Little yellow stars blanket your Google Map so heavily, you can barely see street names. You’re overwhelmed by restaurant, cafe and bar recommendations from friends and blogs, all of whom passionately advise you get to these spots!! They all sound amazing and you wish you had more time, but you don’t.
With so many options and so little time, you’ve got to narrow it down. Below is a super-edited list of only those spots that kill it in the department of food, design, ambiance and balance (as in plant vs. meat options). In some cases, however, a restaurant’s food or design may be so special that they alone are reason to get there.
As for the spots I liked, but don’t feel you desperately need to go out of your way for? –> Dieu du Ciel (for a beer), Santa Barbara (for brunch),