| October 16, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Cafe Via Dante

cafe via dante in montreal

A few blocks further on Dante is Cafe Via Dante, a small unpretentious looking place with authentic food from Northern Italy. The rustic, simple décor is accentuated by the dark wood bar and chalkboards on the wall displaying the menu. Give the burrata cheese appetizer a try and the fresh luscious Italian cheese filled with [...]

| August 18, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Grandville Island

granville island public market

I went for the public market but there is a lot more than you can do on Grandville Island. Therefore, you can plan to pass an entire afternoon on the island. There is a water park for kids. I suggest that you eat lunch since they are plenty of good eatery places across the island. [...]

| August 18, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Le Grand Comptoir

le grand comptoir in Montreal

Le Grand Comptoir is very busy at lunch. Their French bistro food is good and simply done. Since my office is one block away, I eat lunch there a few times a month. My favorite dishes are their veal liver, their niçoise salad and their pork fillet with mustard. Their daily special is priced at $13 [...]

| August 15, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Chez Papa Resto

panna cotta at chez papa mint plaza restaurant

If you crave for a taste of French Provencal cuisine, you will not be disappointed by Chez Papa Resto. I was first attracted to Chez Papa for its beautiful, quiet patio. It was a gorgeous sunny day. We started with appetizers. For the entree course, my husband selected the Seared Ahi Tuna Niçoise with Roasted Peppers, Haricots Verts, Artichokes, Arugula and Quail [...]

August 13, 2010 | by Kim

Mint Plaza Café

mint plaza cafe by blue bottle coffee in san francisco

Local coffee purveyor Blue Bottle Coffee, renowned for its superlative hand-crafted, artisan-produced coffee, proudly debuts its first café on Mint Plaza, located [...]

August 12, 2010 | by Kim

Le Cartet

le cartet montreal

A hip place for brunch on weekends or a lunch on weekdays. The restaurant offers a mix of 2 to 4-place tables [...]

August 12, 2010 | by Kim

Leméac Café Bistro

leméac cafe bistro in outremont

It is a restaurant where you know that you will eat well. Their classic repertoire is not about reinventing a dish of [...]

August 12, 2010 | by Kim


laloux restaurant in Montreal

Laloux produces high-end bistro cuisine. Their menu includes plenty of tasty fish and meat dishes. I always make sure to leave place [...]

August 12, 2010 | by Kim

Holder Restaurant

holder restaurant in montreal

Holder serves traditional French Brasserie food. You get the atmosphere of a Parisian bistro. If this is what you want you will [...]

August 12, 2010 | by Kim

L’Express Restaurant

l'express restaurant in Montreal

I mentioned this French bistro because you can go for a full dinner at 11 pm any night and not be rushed. [...]

August 12, 2010 | by Kim



The place to go if you wish to mingle with either the creative or the social media crowd in Montreal. Free WiFi [...]

August 12, 2010 | by Kim

Vallier Restaurant


I like to go to Vallier  for its relaxed atmosphere and because it delivers delicious food at a reasonable price. I tried [...]