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Recommended by Les Clefs d’Or – April 2024

Recommended by Les Clefs d'Or - April 2024

Every 1st Wednesday of the month, Gentologie brings you a new selection of places to visit with “Recommended by Les Clefs d’Or Canada.” As part of our new partnership with Les Clefs d’Or Canada, we are starting with the Montréal region (if you do not know what Les Clefs d’Or is, click here). Every month, concierges and future concierges (mentioned as guests) of this international group will be offering you suggestions for places to visit, restaurants and bars to enjoy and much more. Here is “Recommended by Les Clefs d’Or – April 2024” with Mr. Maxime Denier and Mrs. Sabina Da Costa of the Ritz-Carlton Montréal, Mr. Michael Koopman of Le Mount Stephen Hotel and Mrs. Carole-Anne Lainé of the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth.

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Recommended by Les Clefs d’Or – April 2024

Mr. Maxime Denier’s Selection
Les Clefs d’Or Member
Ritz-Carlton Montréal

Fine Dining

Le Piment Rouge

The Piment Rouge opened for the first time in 1980 in the magnificent heritage building of the former Windsor Hotel, in the heart of the city centre. Until 2014, this establishment established itself as the elegant Chinese restaurant par excellence of the metropolis. A popular destination for the jet-set, it was the refuge of celebrities and politicians visiting the city. After a decade of absence on the gastronomic scene, the owner, Hazel Mah, is making her big comeback offer us a more accessible and family-friendly version of this emblematic restaurant. This restaurant is also recommended by Mr. Michael Koopmann.

495, avenue Beaumont
Montréal, QC H3N 1V4

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Le Chien Fumant

The menu offers updated classics, very well executed. You have a vast choice of 14 starters, 14 main courses, and several homemade desserts. There are some changes every day, depending on availability. They can also compose a tasting menu adapted to your tastes and budget. Casual and delicious restaurant located in the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal area.

Tuesday to Saturday, evenings only. Reservations essential.

4710, rue de Lanaudière
Montréal, QC H2J 3P7

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Restaurant Cadet - Recommended by Les Clefs d'Or - April 2024

Restaurant Cadet
Photo: Restaurant Cadet

The atmosphere in Cadet is lively and perfect for a celebration dinner. The menu, which changes regularly, offers dishes to share, real delicacies. It is recommended to take three or four for two people, depending on your appetite. The menu is divided into four sections: vegetables, fish, meat and desserts.

1431, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal, QC H2X 2S8

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Rustic, seasonal, and delicious, discover the Foxy, located in the trendy Griffintown District. With his amazing flavours, the concept revolves around dishes cooked over a wood fire paired with plenty of vegetables. Open 7 days a week, only for dinner.

1638 rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, QC H3J 1M1

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Café Myriade - Recommended by Les Clefs d'Or - April 2024

Café Myriade
Photo: Café Myriade

Open since 2008, Café Myriade has over time become a landmark for serving some of the best handmade coffee drinks in Montréal. Having received numerous accolades, their multiple locations continue to source from the best roasters (including 49th Parallel Roasters since they opened) to ensure they offer you a memorable experience. Feel free to explore their many locations.

1432, rue Mackay
Montréal, QC H3G 2H7

1000, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montréal, QC H3B 5L2

4627, rue Saint-Denis
Montréal, QC H2J 2L4

28, avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest
Montréal, QC H2T 2S1

347, avenue Victoria
Westmount, QC H3Z 2N1

Art of Living

The Biodome

Here, you will embark upon an immersive and sensory journey through five ecosystems of the Americas. Listen to the sounds of the Tropical Rainforest, search for lynx in the Laurentian Maple Forest, dive into the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and say hello to penguins in the Subantarctic Islands, one of the two subpolar regions featured in the complex.

4777, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal, QC H1V 1B3

Recommended by Les Clefs d’Or – April 2024

Mrs. Sabina Da Costa’s Selection
Les Clefs d’Or Guest
Ritz-Carlton Montréal

Fine Dining

Scotch and tea workshop at Camellia Sinensis (In french)

Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, Camellia Sinensis, Montréal’s leading tea shop, is offering workshops in gourmet exploration. One of these workshops, Scotch and Teas, introduces us to the astonishing marriage between these two beverages. You will be amazed by the complexity of the products, the fusion of flavours and the pleasure of tasting them! Enjoy!

Next workshop : April 12, 2024 at 7 p.m.

351 rue Émery
Montréal, QC H2X 1J2

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Recommended by Les Clefs d’Or – April 2024

Mr. Michael Koopmann’s Selection
Les Clefs d’Or Member
Le Mount Stephen Hotel

Fine Dining

In addition to Piment Rouge, also mentioned above, Mr Koopmann recommends these choices.

Restaurant Verdun Beach

Le Verdun Beach - Recommended by Les Clefs d'Or - April 2024

Le Verdun Beach
Photo: Verdun Beach

Discover this magnificent wine bar in the Verdun arrondissement. From Sunday to Wednesday, oysters are $2. You will love its relaxed atmosphere, inventive local cuisine and fine wine list. It was ranked No. 37 of the 100 best restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants.

4816, rue Wellington
Montréal, QC H4G 1X4

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Junior Filipino

A great place to discover traditional Filipino dishes. Do not hesitate to opt for the excellent brunch offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

1964, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, QC H3J 1M8

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Le Central

Located just down the road from my next suggestion, this food hall boasts an exceptional variety of restaurants to suit all appetites. You will find ramen, pizzas, wine bars and much more!

30, rue Sainte-Catherine
Montréal, QC H2X 0C8

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Art of living

MEM – Centre des mémoires montréalaises

For history buffs like me, enter this cave in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles and discover the history of Québec’s metropolis.

1210, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal, QC H2X 2S5

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Recommended by Les Clefs d’Or – April 2024

Mrs. Carole-Anne Lainé’s Selection
Clefs d’Or Canada Member
Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth

Fine Dining

Restaurant Da Emma

Restaurant Da EmmaPhoto: Restaurant Da Emma

Restaurant Da Emma
Photo: Restaurant Da Emma

Real Italian food prepared by a real Nonna. The restaurant is underground and the decor is unique. Perfect for a business or romantic dinner.

777, Rue de la Commune Ouest
Montréal, QC H3C 1Y1

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Crew Collective & Café

Crew Collective & Café - Recommended by Les Clefs d'Or - April 2024

Crew Collective & Café
Photo: Crew Collective & Café

This is the city’s most beautiful café, built in the former headquarters of RBC (Royal Bank of Canada). It offers workspaces and a variety of sandwiches, salads and soups for breakfast or lunch.

360, rue Saint-Jacques
Montréal, QC H2Y 1P5

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La Maison Cloakroom

A perfect 3-in-1, the Maison Cloakroom offers the best barber in town, a boutique selling handmade and made-to-measure clothes and a small speakeasy bar (30 seats) where you can enjoy classic or creative cocktails.

2175, rue de la Montagne
Montréal, QC H3G 1Z8

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Elegant boutique for buying or selling pre-owned luxury watches, repairing watches or discovering the history of your current watch.

999, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest
Montréal, QC H3C 4M7

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Beauties Lab Space

This place is, in my opinion, the real skin specialist, each treatment is unique according to your needs and preferences. They offer a 30-minute express treatment, ideal for glowing before an event.

10, avenue Laurier Ouest
3e étage
Montréal, QC H2T 2N3

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