Montreal is filled with vibrant, culturally-rich neighbourhoods that all compete amongst themselves to be deemed the most desirable spot to live in the city. At Notable, we try not to be too biased, but when it comes to Outremont, it’s hard not to be. Its history as a neighbourhood is ever-so evident. Outremont, which sprawls along the north slope of Mont Royal, began from the start as home to the French-speaking upper class. To date, streets like Laurier (a landmark Outremont street) boasts both contemporary French restaurants that cater to Francophone ladies who lunch, and the French spot for roast chicken since 1936. Not to mention, Outremont is peppered with high-end gourmet shops and kitchenware stores. The area weighs heavily towards the francophone side. Below is a list of what we at Notable feel you must check out when in the area.
La Croissanterie Figaro
Nestled on Fairmont amongst quiet homes, La Croissanterie Figaro is a quaint neighbourhood French restaurant that specializes in lunch on the terrace, but also serves up a cute dinner with a notable wine list.
You can’t go to Outremont and eat high-end Greek without stopping in for some fine Mediterranean dining at the world famous Milos Restaurant.
For French Bistro dining at its best, check out what has become a Montreal landmark for tasty French food nestled on Laurier Street (check out their after 10pm table dote menu).
Buvette Chez Simone
A wine bar that not only has some of the best wine on their list, but also makes a mean roast chicken and has some of the best charcuterie options in Montreal. Just as easily as you can make this destination into a dining experience, you too can make it into just a drinking-with-friends-experience.
For a brunch that will blow your socks off, stop into this restaurant on Bernard Street for a lengthy meal with friends on a hung-over Sunday morning.
We’ve mentioned this spot before, and we will mention it again. For a lounge that stays true to the neighbourhood vibe, head over here any night of the week. It will quickly become your new watering hole.
Image of Albini Leblanc’s interpretation of Outremont, Montreal from his Scene de Rue series. Click here to see more of his works.