Where can you find the best Restaurants for a business lunch in Montreal? We have some suggestions for a business lunches provide you with an opportunity to connect with your clients or colleagues outside of the office, leaving behind phone calls, emails, and all the other distractions that come along with the typical office environment. As a result, you’ll have their undivided attention for at least an hour. Instead of having your client sitting behind their desk, you’ll be equals at the restaurant table to discuss your business. In the end, you and your companion will have shared an experience, which is invaluable in the business world.
The benefits of having a meeting over lunch are obvious, but there is a little preparation necessary. Specifically, you need to select an appropriate restaurant for your business lunch. The spot should be quiet enough so that you can converse at a reasonable volume and should reflect the impression that you wish to make, but it trend, elegant or casual. So what are some of the best restaurants to have a business lunch in Montreal? Well, we’re happy to share some of our favorite spots for a Montreal business lunch that are guaranteed to impress your clients.
In the center of Montreal’s cultural district, Brasserie T offers delectable and accessible foods adapted to the modern architecture. The restaurant uses only seasonally fresh, local products. 1425 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal.
This Italian restaurant consistently provides a lovely lunch experience with homemade pasta dishes. The ambiance is wonderful, and service is professional and attentive. 116 McGill, Montreal.
Having been a part of Montreal’s culinary scene for more than 30 years, Milos is a fantastic Greek restaurant. The food is fresh, and the seafood is always great. 5357 av. du Parc, Montreal. So there you go, five of our favorite spots for business lunches in Montreal.
Discover the Tastes of the City With a Montreal Tour!
Without a doubt, Montreal is one of the premiere culinary destinations in the world. There are over 5,000 restaurants throughout the city that cater to a variety of unique tastes. Yes, we Montrealers have very refined palates. And the only thing that rivals our enthusiasm for good food is good drinks. But how to take in all the tastes of Montreal during your visit?
Well, that’s where we recommend taking a Montreal tour, specifically focused on the food and drinks that the city has to offer. Usually lasting a couple of hours, these tours take you to several venues to sample some of the best of Montreal. Ok, so we can see your mouth watering already, so here are our three favourite Montreal tours that we think you will enjoy. Bon appetit!
Local Montreal Tours
Local Montreal Tours offer walking tours of Montreal’s local eateries and brewpubs. All of their tour guides are extremely knowledgeable not only about the food and drink but also about the local Montreal neighborhoods. And they know how to make the tours fun, too! They offer group tours of Montreal’s brewpubs and Mile End restaurants as well as private tours. localfoodtours.com
And if beer isn’t your cup of tea, then you might enjoy a tour of the charming Monteregie countryside and the excellent wineries that it has to offer. Kava Tours provides you with two choices to experience Montreal’s wine country: Driving yourself or be picked-up by their bus. There are half day and full day itineraries offered from May to November as well as special winter tours from February to March. Whichever you chose, these are top-notch tours with gracious, informative guides. Rain or shine, you’ll have an outstanding experience. kava tours
Round Table Tours
And finally, we come full circle to Round Table Tours, which offers a wide variety of food tours in Montreal. Seriously, they offer tours that focus on Montreal’s Vegan, Iberian, and Southwest cuisines. There’s even a food tour of Montreal’s food trucks as well as private offerings. We’ve even had clients who had a romantic picnic organized by Roundtable, which included a tour of Atwater Market to purchase the fresh and local produce for the picnic. roundtablefoodtours.com
Our Favorite Burgers Restaurant in Montreal
If you don’t know already, Montrealers love their burgers. In fact, the city holds its own people’s choice competition for ‘Burger Week’ each year in search of latest and greatest burger in town – promoting some of the most original gourmet burgers you’ll find anywhere. So in the spirit of that competition, we give you the top five burger joints, each with their own creative take on the traditional comfort dish.
Burger Bar Crescent
Many patrons will undoubtedly stop Downtown by to enjoy the gigantic ‘Hangover Burger’ – former People’s Choice Award for ‘BEST BURGER IN MONTREAL’ during Burger Week MTL. However, the bar offers plenty of gourmet burgers of smaller proportions. Vegetarian options are available as well. As the website claims, you will find burgers here that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you are in for an artfully created burger, or just want the biggest hearty meal imaginable, Burger Bar Crescent delivers the goods. Vegetarians will also be pleased to know that any of the 15-20 burger patty options on the menu can be subbed with a vegetarian option.
While it has plenty of options as well as a trendy bar in the middle of Downtown, the famous $100 Burger (easily one of the most expensive on Earth) at Burger Bar Crescent deserves first mention. So what do you get for $100?…two Kobe beef patties, bacon, foie gras, honey truffle aioli, and grilled pear with the fig jam. Of course, plenty of less extravagant burgers are available for a normal-size bite to eat, making Burger Bar Crescent a must-visit. 1465 Crescent St, Montreal, Quebec
For more than 50yrs, Mister Steer has kept Montrealers coming back to the diner-style restaurant on Downtown’s St. Catherine Street, wining numerous awards along the way. While other burger joints shoot for the moon with their burger alchemy, the classic Steerburger has remained a staple of the city by keeping to their own no-nonsense signature recipe. 1198 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec
Aux Vivres Vegan – Plateau
If you are looking to keep the calories down or simply a fan of vegan-friendly burgers made from organic ingredients, Montreal’s most popular vegan restaurant has you covered with 4-5 burger options for less that $15. Try the Tempeh burger, a standby favored by vegans and carnivores alike. 4631 Boulevard Saint-Laurent Montréal, Quebec
Living in Downtown Montreal
Those traveling to the wonderful city of Montreal may already know that its famous Downtown district has almost everything one could want in a city. Whether it’s for business travel, vibrant culture, nightlife, or all of the above—Downtown Montreal is one of the most exciting neighborhoods to be in because it offers a perfect blend of thriving entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary culture and tradition.
While staying in Downtown Montreal, residents and visitors frequently enjoy a wide array of arts, culture and entertainment. Within minutes from any location are Montreal’s museums and performing arts centers, such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Place des Arts. The old world charm of apartments along Bishop Street and Old Montreal also show a touch of some of the most historically rich locations within the city.
Of course, Downtown’s fine-dining restaurant scene features many of the very best chefs in the world. With hundreds of restaurants lining nearly every street, residents get their pick of Montreal’s own specialty dishes as well as diverse international cuisine styles. The district also features some of the best shopping in the city, with tons of boutiques and the Eaton Centre—the largest underground mall at the heart of the Montreal underground city! If all the amenities on Downtown’s street level weren’t enough, its ‘indoor’ city (which spans 4.6 sq mi area of Downtown), features over 200 restaurants, 1,700 shops and 30 movie theaters.
With the multitude of amenities of Downtown to get to, getting to them couldn’t be easier. For those with a full schedule, convenient transportation within the area and to the rest of Montreal is easily accessible either by taxi, metro or the Underground Pedestrian Network. The extensive subterranean pathways also offer ways to get around the city while offering tons of goods and services.
So whether you are arriving in Downtown to stay for business, pleasure or a bit of both—get in touch with us for our stylish Downtown apartments that will give you breathtaking balcony views of all Downtown Montreal has to offer!
Montreal’s West Island
Montreal is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Its prime location on the St. Lawrence River, near great skiing and natural beauty, makes it a very attractive international destination for business, tourism, and for its quality of life.
Most of those who visit the city of Montreal tend to focus on the very visible Downtown and Old Port areas, the bustling center of city life. However, today, I will tell you about another very special, yet, often unexplored neighbourhood in Montreal called the West Island.
The West Island is a superb retreat from inner-city life. Boasting numerous parks, it is a great place to relax and enjoy nature, take your bike for a ride, or go cross-country skiing on one of its trails. En Ville Inc. has a number of corporate executive furnished apartments for rent in this area, both furnished short-term rentals and long-term rentals, that will allow you to experience the lush tranquility of the island while living in style.
Not only is Montreal’s West Island prized for its green space, it is also home to many other interesting attractions. This architecturally interesting area, is host to an eclectic mix of modern and contemporary buildings, as well as historical country-style architecture. EnVille furnished corporate suites will allow you to enjoy your stay to the max by placing you right where you want to be. Moreover, you will never be at a loss for something to do. You will find a number of museums, quaint cafes, fine restaurants, and boutique shops ready to welcome you. This area is ideal for a peaceful lifestyle.
The furnished corporate suites available in this area through En Ville Inc. are of the best in terms of style, comfort, and location. The best thing about the furnished apartments for rent in the West Island:
Montreal’s bustling city center and Trudeau International Airport are just a quick ride away. Enjoy the best Montreal has to offer by renting a luxury apartment in the West Island.
And of course, if you find your out-of-town clients and colleagues visiting more often because of these wonderful lunch recommendations, we can also suggest a luxurious place for them to stay: our lovely corporate suites. To book a luxurious executive suite, contact us today.
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