The Café Holt Montréal: Freshness & Refinement
It’s after more than 2 years of work that the updated Holt Renfrew Ogilvy is finally unveiled. After the men’s section in spring 2019, it’s the turn of the Tudor room, the women’s section, the ground floor and, newly opened, the Café Holt, located on the 2nd floor, to reveal themselves.
The charm of 1940s Hollywood
This brand-new space inspired by art deco. European, 40s Hollywood and classic South American standards.
You’re probably wondering what the main variations are between this restaurant and the old one at Holt Renfrew on Sherbrooke Street. Note that the new design of the restaurant greatly differentiates The Café Holt Montréal from its predecessor. A direct access with an elevator, without forgetting the view that overlooks rue De La Montagne, whereas previously you were under this same street.
Who says new restaurant usually says new menu, on the other hand, you know that many classics are difficult to do away with sometimes, what about Café Holt? You find the classic beef and salmon tartares, burger, steak frites. A classic french café inspired by the Canadian cuisine.
A decor at odds with the old Café
The intricate combination of fine materials such as Breccia Pernice marble and the custom design of many decor elements, including sunlight above the bar, underscores Holt Renfrew Ogilvy’s heritage.
“Our ambition is for Café Holt to become more than a restaurant,” says Luis Laplace, architect of Café Holt. May it become a meeting place and a destination in its own right for Montrealers and guests of the city.”
This decor is sublime, what can you expect when entering
This decor is designed by the Parisian firm Laplace, it is warm and welcoming with an open dining room concept with the bar as the focal point and an absolutely magnificent light fixture in the heart of the restaurant. The idea is to offer a unique and timeless place to a varied clientele concerned with the aesthetics and comfort of the restaurant they select. The unique identity of Café Holt allows you to enjoy a unique experience in a privileged setting.
And what will make the Café Holt noteworthy you might think. The Holt Renfrew Ogilvy luxury service standard, paired with a stunning modern design, freshness and new uses of local produce in the creation of the dishes, will keep people coming back again and again. A creative mixologist employs many different essences to elevate known cocktails and create original ones.
All this mix of flavours and inspiration has given you the taste, Café Holt is now open and waiting for you. Also, the Marcus at the Four Seasons Montreal is not far away to continue your evening!
The Café Holt Montréal
1307, Sainte-Catherine St. West
Article originally published in the Gentologie Magazine Issue 5