House-ground burgers, fresh-cut fries and shakes will replace the recently closed D.A.D.'s Bagels at 5732 Sherbrooke Ouest in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce sometime in February 2015.
Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce is a gourmet burger restaurant from Mammad Abedi, a partner in the Double Pizza chain, and Jonathan Dresner. Dresner also co-owns Kupfert & Kim, a Toronto health food chain with future expansion plans for Montreal. The entrepreneur describes Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce as a compromise between the likes of Burger de Ville and M:BRGR. "N-B-G will serve gourmet burgers, made fresh, in-house, in a refined space. There are no restaurants like it in the neighbourhood." The partners hope to obtain a liquor licence from the city and, soon, the services of a capable chef. "We may even offer an equity stake," reports Dresner.
Walter Qualizza is the designer of Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce. Qualizza's portfolio includes Apollo, Le Pois Penché, Vertigo, Zibo!, La Belle & La Boeuf and some new look Double Pizza outlets as well. Dresner confirms that Dollarama's expansion, which the D.A.D.'s shutter was initially blamed on, is still a go. Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce will occupy a distinct space from the retail outlet. Look for Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce to open in February.