A long-established Portuguese restaurant will soon bid the Plateau farewell and move to new downtown Montreal digs. As a result, Portus Calle will become Portus 360, and occupy the 29th floor of the Evo student residence tower on Robert-Bourassa, corner Saint-Antoine. This, of course, is the old Delta Hotel Tour de Ville restaurant—a revolving restaurant, and familiar Montreal landmark, with 360-degree panoramic views.
Le Journal de Montréal reported that the decision by chef-owner Helena Loureiro and partners to decamp from the Plateau came about because of a drop in services on the Main, as well as a desire to be close to another Loureiro project, Cantinho de Lisboa, in Old Montreal. Portus 360 will keep the same Portuguese concept as its predecessor, and will extend over two floors: a panoramic dining room of 188 seats, and an oyster and tapas bar with 77 seats.
"It's a unique space in Montreal," Loureiro told Le Journal. "So I'll keep the same concept, but I'll decorate it à la Portuguese, according to my tastes. I'll also add a Sunday brunch, and a more affordable menu after 11 p.m., for students living in the building." Portus Calle will remain open until the end of the year. Portus 360 will be unveiled sometime in 2016. Helena Loureiro, incidentally, just released a new cookbook.