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East, a Pan-Asian Restaurant, Comes to the Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel

From the Satori restaurant group.

Inside East
Inside East

Are hotel restaurants in Montreal in the midst of a renaissance? Recent projects like the Alt Hotel Griffintown, home to Industria, and the future Hôtel Mount Stephen, where Toronto's Oliver & Bonacini will helm food and bev, suggest that the answer could be yes.

Now the aptly-named Renaissance downtown, a Marriott property, wants to go beyond humdrum hotel fare with East (not Est), a "refined, pan-Asian restaurant" open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mixologist-for-hire Lawrence Picard, of Nectar & Mixologie, was called on to create the cocktail list. Groupe Satori, the South Shore based restaurant group from principals Ladi Cheng and Thyda Ouy, also operates Satori Sushi in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, open since 2003, and Siam Restaurant Thai in Brossard's Quartier DIX30 mega mall.

Status: East, 1250 boulevard Robert-Bourassa, corner Cathcart, (514) 657-5000. Opens Monday, January 18 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel

1250 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Ville-Marie, QC H3B 3B8 (514) 657-5000 Visit Website

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