Montreal’s Restaurants – Expensive 3

La Montée de Lait

This cafe’s top-quality, market-driven cuisine comes at relatively affordable prices, especially for lunch. They have an extensive list of wines by the glass specially picked to accompany their menu.

Yes, lunch is the way to have some of Montreal’s best, expensive choices, especially if this tier of dining is a stretch for your budget. Then, the prices are roughly half of those at dinner, for a slightly smaller portion. albeit.

Chef Martin Juneau, Patrick Duchesne and Hugo Duchesne run a gem. Juneau loved the small-plate style of dining in the past but has refined that to include a larger menu, too, these days and he has an open-kitchen concept. Hugo’s wine program and dining-room savoir faire are evident to patrons immediately, too.

The menu is now divided into 4 categories — little tastes (amuse-bouches), starters, mains and desserts. There is a fresh daily menu, written on the blackboard (‘sur le tableau noir’).

Each section has 4 offerings, but the array of ingredients per dish leaves no-one thinking there’s not enough variety! The starters are $10 – $15, entrees are $15 – $25 each. La Montée de Lait Sample Menu.

Be aware that the wine prices run high, but the wines are well-chosen.

Consider the 7-Course “Tasting Menu” in the evening for around $70 per person without the cost of the wines. With two big Perriers, a bottle of non-alcoholic wine and 2 coffees, the total was $170 for 2 people, recently. (Other Montreal restaurants offer tasting menus but they have fewer courses for upwards of $100 per person plus beverages. And, the West-coast price for this same meal would easily be 50% higher or even more.)

Call 2 weeks in advance for weekend reservations. If you don’t drink alcohol, ask them to get a non-alcoholic wine for you, then.

The restaurant has moved around a lot, so always check the current location!

La Montée de Lait
5171 Rue Saint-Laurent (Mile-End)
phone: 514-273-8846
Monday – Friday 11:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 11:00am – 11:00pm


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