Montreal Weekender: October 7th through 9th, 2011

Looks like we might be having summer redux in Montreal this weekend, and we want you to get out and about on the town, meandering around and checking out some of our favourite spots.

Start off the weekend with dinner at Mythos in Outrement. Located on Parc Avenue, this Greek restaurant has been open since 1995 and they do traditional Greek cuisine in a serious way. Enjoy the Greek orchestra that performs Thursday through Saturday nights, eat some lamb or fresh seafood, then head to Comedy Works on Bishop for the 11pm showing. (This weekend will see Jim McCue take to the stage.)

Saturday, you should, of course, sleep in…but then head out to Griffintown Cafe in St. Henri for a cozy brunch (may we suggest their benedict or their famous huevos rancheros). Spend the afternoon shopping indoors at the underground Cours de Montreal, where local and international designers set up small, intimate boutiques. Catch a late movie at the Scotiabank Theatre, then grab a bite next door at Dominion Square Tavern (owned by the guys who brought you Baldwin’s Barmacie). This French bistro has an old school flare, with black and white checkered marble floors and a beet salad to absolutely die for. For late night entertainment, you can head to Upstairs Jazz Club on Mackay (around the corner from Dominion) for live music and wine. The softly lit ambiance is delightful and the tunes are perfection as their musicians are a great mix of international jazz stars and the best local musicians. 

Sunday, have breakfast in bed and then head to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and experience their beautifully curated Napolean exhibit. Take in a coffee at Cafe Myriade and then end the day with dinner at Jane for pizza and meatballs.