Dessert menus can seem to be something of an afterthought for restaurants, and sometimes it feels like it’s hard to escape pedestrian fondants and panna cottas (although some places do them well).
Fortunately, it’s not a problem everywhere. The restaurants in this map have some of the city’s best meal-ending sweets. Only restaurants feature on this map — if it’s patisseries and bakeries you’re looking for, there’s a separate guide for those.
It bears mention that, as one restaurant owner tells Eater, pastry and dessert chefs can be the ultimate luxury hire for many restaurants, and are simply out of financial reach for many smaller operations. As such, some of Montreal’s finest desserts are the realm of fine dining spots, from Toqué to Leméac, or hotel restaurants like Maison Boulud or Rosélys. But some smaller operations have excellent dessert programs too — H4C in St-Henri and dessert-focused Ratafia in Little Italy, to name just two.Read More