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Système, a New Nightlife Hub, Pulls Up on Plaza St-Hubert — And More June 2022 Openings

Including something brewing in the Angus Shops, and West Island expansions for the beer makers at 4 Origines and all-vegan Burger Fiancé

nighttime photo of storefront Devon Behelak/Supplied

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LA PETITE-PATRIE — An all-new nightlife destination called Système pulled up on Plaza St-Hubert last week. Opened on June 23, it’s a multifaceted undertaking — “a restaurant, bar, club, venue, lounge, social club, meeting place, memory-making environment,” per an Instagram post announcing its arrival. The project comes from Sebastian Cowan (founder and owner of Arbutus Records) and David Schmidt (who spearheaded the likes of Japanese snack and sake bar Fleurs & Cadeaux, swimming pool-themed Club Pelicano, and other food and drink spots around town), with chef Josh Lauridsen in the kitchen. Local DJs Ouri, Coach Vic, Juju Le Moko, and Pulsum, among others, played sets at the venue during its first week in operation.

Système, located at 7119 St-Hubert Street, is taking dinner reservations for Wednesday to Saturday, from 5 to 9:30 p.m., via Instagram DM. The music starts at 10 p.m.

WEST ISLAND — The craft brewers behind Pointe-St-Charles’ 4 Origines just expanded with the opening of a new taproom and restaurant out in Dorval. Origine Brass has been serving craft beer, natural wines, and sourdough pizza out of a Hymus Boulevard locale since June 24. This is a second location for the microbrewery started by partners and friends Michael D’Ornellas, Keegan Kelertas, and Benjamin Somers back in 2018.

Origine Brass is open Thursday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

ROSEMONT — The Angus Shops area of Rosemont is now home to a co-op-run craft brewery, restaurant, and bar called La Chope Angus. The new spot leans into British-style beers, including English pales ales, porters, and bitters, with grub from chef Marie Desjardins, according to a post on Est Média Montréal.

La Chope Angus is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 3 to 11 p.m., at 2601 Rue William-Tremblay, Suite 140.

WEST ISLAND — Vegan burger joint Burger Fiancé opened its third location this month and is now flipping house-made and Impossible patties on Sources Boulevard, in DDO. Pulled shiitake sandwiches, chicken-like Cajun burgers, waffle fries, milkshakes, and a brownie à la mode (i.e. with ice cream) are also on the menu. The project comes from the same all-vegan restaurant group behind Hello 123, Kupfert & Kim, and newcomer Conceria. The team started Burger Fiancé in Old Montreal in March 2021 before opening a second location in Toronto.

Burger Fiancé’s DDO location is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 3627 Sources Boulevard.

PLATEAUNikkei, a new restaurant serving Peruvian-Japanese food, is the latest addition to the Laurier East culinary scene. Read more about the opening here.

Nikkei is open daily from 4 to 11 p.m. at 1577 Laurier Est.

sign reading “La Cantine” outdoors. Charles Briand/La Cantine

OLD MONTREAL — Outdoor co-working space developer Aire Commune and the minds behind top-grade Villeray café Saison des pluies (Erika Lafleur and Antoine Lacroix-Vézina) have teamed up for the launch of a casual waterside terrasse on the Old Port promenade. Starting June 17, head to La Cantine for an easygoing all-day menu of snacks, like salted caramel popcorn and fried cauliflower, seasonal salads, sandwiches — there’s a shrimp guédille and club sandwich — and some kid-friendly fare. Refreshing cocktails and natural wines by the bottle or glass are also available.

La Cantine is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 2 rue de la Commune Ouest.

VILLERAY — It’s coffee and croissants by day and apéro by night at Villeray’s newest neighbourhood gathering place. Called Tabac, the project comes from Montreal artist Patrick Bernatchez, plus partners Guillaume-Van Roberge and chef Jean-François Devillemure (of Cantine Barberousse in Gaspésie). For now, the offering is pared down, featuring pastries and bread (from Boulangerie Automne), charcuterie, fries, natural wines, and, on Sundays, bubbly and oysters (from the folks at L’effet-mer). Come September, the menu is set to expand, a representative from Tabac tells Eater.

Tabac is open Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.; and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1370 Rue Villeray.

inside of cafe with green and pink walls and wood furniture Tabac/Facebook

DOWNTOWN — Concordia University students continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to pocket-friendly dining options in the area. The latest is called Mr. Tantuni, and per the Daily Hive, it is the first Canadian franchise location for a chain that counts more than 500 across Turkey and Europe. Its namesake dish is a popular street food consisting of thinly sliced meat that’s been boiled and fried and then wrapped in lavash bread with tomatoes, onions, and parsley.

Mr. Tantuni is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 1510 Boulevard de Maisonneuve.

GRIFFINTOWN — A group of industry vets, including Matthew Shefler and chef Vincent Lévesque-Lepage from Villeray Italian restaurant Knuckles, have opened an all-day cafe, wine bar, and restaurant on Notre-Dame, corner St-Martin. Read more about it here.

Nolan is open for walk-ins only, Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m., at 1752 Notre-Dame Ouest.

OLD MONTREAL — A new French restaurant and rum distillery has settled on touristy de la Commune Street, right across from the Old Port. It’s called Délices & Rhums, and it brings plenty of greenery into an old stone-walled space.

Délices & Rhums is open Sunday to Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Thursday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m., at 269 Rue de la Commune Est.

PLATEAU — After two years of preparation, chef Massimo Piedimonte has officially swung open the doors to his Italian-French restaurant and fermented food destination, Cabaret L’Enfer. Read more about the much-anticipated restaurant here.

Cabaret L’Enfer is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 6 to 11 p.m., at 4094 Rue St-Denis.

La Cantine Aire commune

2 Rue de la Commune Ouest, Ville-Marie, QC H2Y 4B2 Visit Website

Cabaret L'enfer

4094 Rue Saint-Denis, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, QC H2W 2M5 (514) 659-6182 Visit Website


1577 Laurier Ave E, Montréal, Quebec H2J 1J1 Visit Website

Le Système

7119 Rue Saint-Hubert, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC H2S 2N1 Visit Website

La Chope Angus

2601 Rue William-Tremblay, ,

Microbrasserie 4 Origines

1304 Rue Saint-Patrick, Le Sud-Ouest, QC H3K 1A4 (514) 934-1444 Visit Website

Saison des pluies

301 Rue Guizot Est, Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension, QC H2P 1M5 (514) 384-5053

Burger Fiancé

417 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Ville-Marie, QC H2Y 1V2 (514) 840-3614 Visit Website