The brunch restaurant in(famous) for having some of the city’s longest line-ups is expanding.
L’Avenue, currently on Mont-Royal in the Plateau, will be opening a second location in St-Henri in early spring this year. It’s set to be at 3612 Notre-Dame West, in the space where beauty salon M Enr Elle Et Lui used to be. It’ll be tucked in right next door to shawarma hotspot Sumac — so even though the Sud-Ouest borough adopted a bylaw late last requiring new restaurants on Notre-Dame to be spaced 25 metres apart from existing ones, they’re still coming. That said, L’Avenue likely had their permits before the law kicked in.
The 75-seat restaurant will offer the same French-tinged menu as the original: duck benedict and mushroom-lardon benedict (among various other hollandaise-based options), among options from this side of the Atlantic such as the “Sugar Shack” plate, breakfast poutine, and more.
The projected opening date is March 30 this year — the exact date that the original Mont-Royal location opened about two decades ago.
Eater will have more details closer to the opening.