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Montreal Food Pros Name Their Single Best Meals From 2019

A look back at the year’s very finest dining experiences

Foie mousse at Foxy, one of Gazette critic Joanna Fox’s top meals of the year

As is tradition at Eater, we close the year with a survey of food critics, writers, bloggers, and people about town. This year we posed nine questions, from meal of the year, to top restaurant newcomers. All will be revealed by the time we turn off the lights at the end of 2019. Responses are unedited, except for grammar and translations, which are italicized.

Q: What was your best restaurant meal of 2019?

Jean-Philippe Tastet, Le Devoir dining critic:

A 14-course menu at Le Petit Mousso.

Joanna Fox, Montreal Gazette dining critic:

Off the clock, Foxy, on the clock, Beba, with Parasol close behind.

Mallory Frayn, Eater Montreal contributor:

Le Mousso, full tasting menu with demi pairings (so you can walk away after 11 courses still remembering what you ate).

Iris Gagnon-Paradis, La Presse restaurant reporter and critic:

Outre le Clairon, qui m’a éblouie avec ses petites assiettes créatives, j’ai mangé au Club Chasse et Pêche pour mon anniversaire un véritable repas de reine. Cet endroit continue d’être pertinent même 15 ans après son ouverture. J’ai aussi été agréablement surprise par le menu du Ström Spa; le chef Raphaël Podlasiewicz amène vraiment la bouffe de spa à un autre niveau!

Apart from Clairon, which blew me away with its creative small plates, I had a meal fit for a queen at Le Club Chasse et Pêche for my birthday. This restaurant continues to be relevant even 15 years after opening. I was also pleasantly surprised by the menu at Ström Spa, chef Raphaël Podlasiewicz really takes “spa food” to another level!

Amie Watson, Montreal Gazette food columnist:

Provisions. Not the wine bar.

Isa Tousignant, Montreal Gazette food columnist:

The most hoity-toity experience was at [Atelier de] Joël Robuchon at the Casino, a meal focused on seafood. Inventive, transportive... plus I won $80 that night.

JP Karwacki, Time Out Montreal editor:

Mano Cornuto for lunch. Le Boulevardier for dinner. Ratafia for dessert. Chifa for drinks and bites.

Élise Tastet, Tastet blog:

Montréal Plaza with friends. Their tasting menu is out of this world.

Mayssam Samaha, Will Travel For Food blog:

Parasol, Denise with Anita Feng in the kitchen, the Grand Gelinaz shuffle dinner at Foxy.

Daniel Bromberg, Eater Montreal contributor:


Tommy Dion, critic and writer, blogger for Le Cuisinomane:

Best high end: H4C par Dany Bolduc.

Best casual: Moccione and Montréal Plaza.

Le Club Chasse et Pêche

423 Rue Saint-Claude, Ville-Marie, QC H2Y 3B6 (514) 861-1112 Visit Website


167 Holloway Road, , England N7 8LX 020 7700 0476 Visit Website


3900 Rue Éthel, Verdun, QC H4G 1S4 (514) 750-7087 Visit Website

H4C par Dany Bolduc

538 Place Saint-Henri, Le Sud-Ouest, QC H4C 2R9 (514) 316-7234 Visit Website


45 Avenue Mozart Ouest, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC H2S 1C1 (514) 490-0777 Visit Website

Montréal Plaza

6230 Rue Saint-Hubert, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC H2S 2M2 (514) 903-6230 Visit Website


1638 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Le Sud-Ouest, QC H3J 1M1 (514) 925-7007 Visit Website

Le Petit Mousso

1023 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1P8


386 Avenue Beaumont, Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension, QC H3N 1T4 (514) 664-4637 Visit Website


380 rue Villeray, Montreal, QC H2R 1G9 (514) 270-4441 Visit Website

Casino de Montréal

1 ave. du Casino, Montreal, QC H3C 4W7 (514) 392-2709 Visit Website

Le Mousso

2000 Amherst, Montréal, QC H2L 3L7 (438) 384-7410 Visit Website

Parasol Bar à Vin

5439 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, QC H2T 1S5 Visit Website