A group that includes popular radio man Terry DiMonte, of CHOM-FM, has invested $1.5 million to open a restaurant in a West Island heritage landmark, reports the Montreal Gazette. Bistro Pointe-Claire opened Saturday in Maison Mitchell, a late-19th century Pointe-Claire Village property at the corner of Lakeshore and Cartier. Other principals include couple Kevin McDonnell—co-owner of TetraGenx, an animal pharmaceutical company—and Michelle Frenette, and chef Kristijan Konjevic, late of downtown's Moxie's Grill & Bar.
"There’s enough [in Pointe-Claire Village] now to say this is a dining destination," McDonnell, who purchased Maison Mitchell this past summer, told the Gazette. "If you go along the street, you can count eight places to eat." Bistro Pointe-Claire will serve seasonal "comfort food as well as healthy options" and homemade "pierogi, sausages, fish cakes, doughnuts, and ice creams." The 80-seat restaurant will also sport an oyster station, and, after winter subsides, an outdoor barbecue. Bonus: weekend brunch.
Status: Bistro Pointe-Claire, 252 Lakeshore, Pointe-Claire, (514) 630-5500, now open weekdays for lunch and dinner, weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.