Named after a medieval French monastic order, a Scottish castle, and the Parisian art museum (which are all referential influences for the design and spirit of the restaurant), Cluny Art Bar serves breakfast and coffees and is a notable lunch spot for people who live in the neighbourhood, local office workers, and local artists.
Situated at the South-West corner of the Darling Foundry (which can be rented for events) on the West edge of Old Montreal, Cluny Art Bar is co-owned by Montreal locals Patrick Meausette and Rob Hack, who also own Titanic in Old Montreal. Cluny is a hit because of the owners’ expertise as restaurateurs, designers, and party hosts.
All the sandwiches at Cluny Art Bar are outstanding. Most notable choices are their spicy tuna or their mango chicken. Additionally, there is always a daily hot meal offered which can be anything from lamb shanks to stews. Salads and soups top off their delicious menu, and Cluny Art Bar’s desserts are succulent, while their wine options are top notch.
Young professionals in the area will enjoy their coffee and tasty dishes surrounded by amazing local art, floor-to-ceiling windows, and some of Montreal’s coolest people in the city. Keep your eyes open for ‘Cluny,’ co-owner Rob’s black pug who also acts as a mascot for the place.
Cluny Art Bar is also available for private events in the evenings and, of course, provides its own catering. Cluny Art Bar, 257 Rue Prince, Montreal, 514-866-1213.