“Elegant” “Outstanding” “Stunning”: the reviews are in and everyone is raving about Monarque, a splendid restaurant in the heart of Old Montréal led by the father-son duo of Richard and Jérémie Bastien, both experienced chefs and restaurateurs in their own right.
Simply jaw-dropping for both elegance and size, Monarque impresses with stunning fenestration, exposed stone and brick walls, plus a sparkling marble-tiled floor. The restaurant features three fabulous spaces: the brasserie with its magnificent counter backed by a wall of wine bottles which is reflected by large mirrors, and a graceful dining room accentuated by wooden tabletops and chic curved banquettes. And in between, a transitional space where a fishbowl window offers a prime view of the kitchen.
Offering meticulously prepared French classics with a focus on market cuisine, the brasserie menu features tried-and-true favourites such as bouillabaisse, tartare, and Cornish hen, while the up-scale dining room menu proposes a four-course format. To begin, line-caught tuna tartare with foie gras custard, beef cheek pot-au-feu or Hamachi crudo will whet your appetite for more, while delectable mains including guinea fowl ballotine, Beaurivage farm piglet and monkfish saltimbocca will have you booking your next reservation. A four-chocolate bento box with Japanese flavours puts the perfect finishing touch on this extraordinary dining experience.
And the service? Impeccable!
- Number of private rooms: 1
- Capacity of the largest private room: 180
- Group capacity: 32
Mon, Tue, Wed, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Thu, Fri, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sun, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed: Dec 24, 25, 26 and Jan 1.
- Menu for Groups
- Reservation of the Entire Restaurant
- Liquor permit
- Private rooms
- Parking ($)
- More than $65 - 3-course meal at night
Types of cuisine
- Green Policy
Montréal, QC H2Y 1S1