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The 2014 Eater Awards for Montreal

This year’s winners for restaurant of the year and more.

Meet your winners Montreal
Meet your winners Montreal

It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs—to announce the winners of the 2014 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 24 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters who have defined this year in dining on the continent. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them.

To recap, Eater's local editors in 24 cities nominated candidates for five major local categories: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, So Hot Right Now Restaurant, Bartender of the Year and Stone Cold Stunner. Eater readers then voted to narrow the field to a final three in each category. From that final three, the Eater editorial team chose one to move forward and the Eater braintrust got together to decide the national winners.

Without further ado, here's who came out on top in Montreal.

Eater Awards 2014

Restaurant of the Year
Nominees: Les Coudes sur la Table, Manitoba, Salmigondis, Le Serpent, Le Shinji
Finalists: Manitoba, Le Serpent, Le Shinji
Winner: Manitoba

Chef of the Year:
Nominees: Cédric Deslandes (Les Coudes sur la Table), Joe Mercuri (Mercuri), Shinji Nagai (Le Shinji), Chris Parasiuk (Manitoba), Brian Peters (Salmigondis)
Finalists: Shinji Nagai, Chris Parasiuk, Brian Peters
Winner: Shinji Nagai

So Hot Right Now
Nominees: Gia Ba, Maison June Rose, Majestique, Ma'tine, Pizzeria GEMA
Finalists: Majestique, Ma'tine, Pizzeria GEMA
Winner: Pizzeria GEMA

Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Maxime Boivin (Midway), Val Chagnon (Le Mal Nécessaire), Max Coubès (SpiritHouse), Jonathan Homier (B1), Simon Lesperance (Slang)
Finalists: Val Chagnon (Le Mal Nécessaire), Max Coubès (SpiritHouse), Jonathan Homier (B1)
Winner: Jonathan Homier (B1)

Stone Cold Stunner
Nominees: Laurea, Lea, Maison June Rose, La Queue de Cheval, Le Richmond
Finalists: Laurea, Lea, Le Richmond
Winner: Le Richmond

Saddest Shutter of the Year
Bistro à Champlain (see gallery below)

B1 Bar

2021, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3K8 (514) 419-3444


6827 Saint-Dominique, Montreal, Quebec H2S 3B1

Le Richmond

377 rue Richmond, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1T9 Visit Website


271 Rue Saint Zotique Ouest, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC H2V 1A4 (514) 270-8000 Visit Website

Le Shinji

1732 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1M3 (438) 382-1270 Visit Website