Quality Inn & Suites
6680 Taschereau Boulevard
Brossard, QC J4W 1M8
Phone: (450) 671-7213
Fax: (450) 671-7041
Bars & Cafes
One of Montreal's best known Italian restaurants, Da Emma is actually a transplant from Little Italy to Old Montreal; the tradition of fine cuisine hasn't suffered, even if the current setting is a former prison! It is run with a flair for the dramatic and an obvious love of food. In the Roman tradition, the menu eschews faddish components and sticks to the basics: classics like mozzarella salad and house antipasti, followed by meat-intensive pastas and other main courses. The terrace is wonderful in summer.
Quirky, trendy and full of life, the Bistro brasserie - Les soeurs grises, is a trendy microbrewery and bistro that is known for their excellent selection of in-house craft beers and imported beers. Built at a site that was once occupied by Les soeurs grises or the Grey Nuns founded by Marguerite d'Youville, the bistro has incorporated in to its otherwise contemporary decor, pieces of furniture that originally belonged to the nuns, including some of the light fixtures that have been crafted from swings that were once used by the orphans who were cared for by the nuns. Their food menu is a perfect complement to the distinctive taste of their beers. Although not extensive, dishes like the grilled cheese with chorizo and fig jam, brisket, smoked pork sandwich and cajun chicken sandwich form a menu that is packed with flavor.
Le Cartet is a bright, modern cafe that is always bustling with life and cheer. The crowd that is always lined up outside this casual eatery will give you a good idea of the kind of popularity and attention it has garnered since it opened its doors in 2002. The cafe serves a fine selection of light meals, snacks, desserts, pastries, smoothies and coffees, alongside a selection of wines and alcoholic beverages. Although food is served all day, the breakfast, brunch and lunch menus are available only during designated hours, so be sure to check those out depending on the meal you have in mind. Blueberry French toast, crepes with fresh fruit, Ham and Cheese croissants, and the beef tartare are especially good and prepared fresh. Perfect for a relaxed brunch on a lazy afternoon or a quick, light lunch on a busy day, Le Cartet will soon become your go to choice for every occasion.
Café Bistro Van Houtte in Cité du Multimédia is a gourmet coffeehouse and is a part of its namesake chain. It procures its fair trade coffee from all over the globe and also freshly roasts in small batches every day. The aroma of their beverages is enough to rouse your senses. Take a sip of your comforting filter java or espresso specialties. You can also have their cold varieties which are equally delicious. Nibble on tasty bites that will just delight you. The musical notes on the background, just adds to the overall experience. Buy their coffee paraphernalia to recreate the magic at your home.
Steak is the reason most people go to this restaurant in Old Montreal; it is a popular attraction for both tourists and locals to enjoy an evening meal. The decor is retro, circa 1974, and lends itself well to the nostalgic ambiance. The limited menu includes various cuts and styles of steak in green or black pepper sauce. The service is competent if somewhat curt. Reservations are a must.
Restaurant Communion is an ideal spot for a laid back brunch or lunch with friends and family. Situated in the beautiful neighborhood of Old Montreal on the Commune Street West, this eatery welcomes tourists and locals alike. Eggs Benedict and Blueberry pancakes make an ideal order for brunch and Salmon tartare bouchée is a must try for lunch, here. The extensive wine menu lets you taste some of the finest wines from Europe. The beautiful patio of Restaurant Communion is also perfect for a late-night drink with someone special.
La Récréation is a quaint little cafe that offers its guests a selection of fresh sandwiches, soups and salads. Created with immense love and care, the dishes reflect the culinary talents of chef Alexandre Gosselin. The pulled pork sandwich with caramelized onions and BBQ sauce, and the daily soup specials are especially popular and just the right size for a light lunch. The cafe also offers an amazing selection of smoothies that are as delicious as they are innovative and unique. La Récréation also delivers catering portions for a minimum order for 6 persons.
A unique and interesting way to spend the evening, Le Cigare du Pharaon is a cheerful and boisterous place for one and all. The eccentric decor will remind you of Egyptian kings and mummified preserves. Apart from a wide variety of choices when it comes to drinks, the lounge also offers an option of preserving your bottle of wine in a small sarcophagus that resembles your favorite Tintin character!
Celebrity chef Chuck Hughes' offering in Old Montreal has been garnering critical acclaim since it opened. The regularly changing menu offers a delightful selection of modern Canadian specialties. Menu favorites include lobster poutine, seafood platters and braised short ribs. Sip on delicious cocktails as you check out dining room bustle the cozy bar. The interiors make great use of the historic building it occupies, with rustic furniture and elegant lighting choices including a chandelier adding character to the room. Reservations are highly recommended. Check website for more.
The fifth floor of Hotel Nelligan is unique; it provides some views of the Old Montreal area that cannot be accessed from anywhere else. From this rooftop restaurant & bar one can easily view the architectural details of the Notre-Dame Basilica as well as get some fantastic angles of the St Lawrence River & the Old Port. Of the many cocktails you can sip on here, the most famous is the white sangria. You can also enjoy a range of smoothies, alcoholic as well as without alcohol. Terrasse Nelligan specializes in meat & fish tailor-made for you on the outdoor grill. The restaurant takes reservations only upto 3p, so make sure you get there well in advance for dinner.
Located on the ground floor of Hotel Nelligan, this restaurant offers a delicious range of French dishes. Try the Guinea hen with maple syrup, or simply go in for the house specialty – sliced duck breast marinated in ginger. The restaurant is generally crowded with hotel guests and business people, so reservations are necessary if you don't want to wait too long for a table. The after-office crowd prefers the Verses bar, to chat over a few martinis and enjoy a splendid view of twinkling stars from the inner courtyard.
Situated in Downtown East, Flyjin provides the perfect lounge experience to its visitors. The ambience is apt, with oval and circular dim lights and red accents giving the space a cozy look. The appeal is classy and urban, and so is the crowd. The place is known to get busy after 10p, and sees a host of people visiting this bar for a taste of one of its masterfully mixed cocktails. A glass of Japanese beer(Sakura) or Japanese whiskey is also available, among other drinks. There is also something for food lovers, who can try the bar's delicious dumplings. The place is also known to host DJs every night. With an impressive menu of drinks and small plates, and a vibrant environment, Flyjin is where you begin a fun night.