Summer has settled in, slightly interrupted by the world events, which left us all craving for some good food – not cooked at home for a change. Confinement feels like it’s a distant memory, and we’re all ready to enjoy the delicious menus offered by our favourite local restaurants.
To get you back up to speed with the world-class food scene in the Village and Quartier des Spectacles, here are five classic restaurants that have recently reopened their dining rooms.
Recognized by foodies as one of the most innovative restaurants in Canada, Le Mousso is one of our favourite joints in the Village and beyond. Its Seoul Train popup event celebrates the rich Korean gastronomy. This one-time event is from 4 to 9 PM from Thursday to Sunday, until July 12th. You can reserve your spot here.
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Bistro Le Passé Composé
Le Passé Composé announced it is reopening this week, from Thursday through Sunday. The French-inspired inescapable brunch bistro is back for all to enjoy. Previously installed in the Plateau, its owner and chef Arnaud Glay set up shop in the Village in 2017. As its namesake suggests, Le Passé Composé remixes classic dishes and adds a touch of cozy decadence, always with generous portions. Even though it has a large dining room and outdoor terrace during the summer, there may be a long lineup after 10 AM on weekends. To skip the wait, we suggest you get there early.
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Saladiom opened in September 2019, with the premise of combining freshness and colorful ingredients, with a wide selection of salads, soups, sandwiches and smoothies. Their smoked meat salad brings out some of the best Montréal has to offer. The restaurant even has swings instead of bar chairs. Saladiom has an outdoor terrace with 4 tables, and it’s now open every day starting at 5 PM.
O’Thym proposes fresh, local cuisine with seasonal ingredients. You can also bring your own wine, and there happens to be an SAQ just around the corner. O’Thym is now open from Wednesday to Saturday, starting at 5:30 PM.
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Spanish cuisine at its finest! With a variety of hearty paellas and tapas, this might just be your favourite summer spot to discover. The menu includes none less than 14 paellas, including salmon, shrimp, calamari, mussels, chorizo and other Iberian staples. These dishes can be complemented with a glass of white wine, blonde beer or a pitcher of sangria with good company.
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We expect that once our project is delivered in September, more exquisite restaurants will open their doors and terraces, making up for missed opportunities to get acquainted with some of Canada’s best tables.