I’m French and I love French cuisine with all my heart. As much as I enjoy experimenting and testing out the food diversity Montreal has to offer, sometimes I like to go back to my roots and enjoy a table d’hôte at the restaurant Le Square.
The restaurant is on a pedestrian portion of Prince Arthur Street which makes it particularly enjoyable, as you don’t have the noise of cars passing by while you’re eating. The cosy mood in the restaurant is set by the dimmed lights and candles, making it one of my favourites for a date.
While it’s really a no-fuss place with small wooden tables and chairs like you would find in a bistro in France, the food is what it’s really all about. The menu includes salmon gravlax, fois gras, duck magret, risotto, crème brûlée and a chocolat lava cake among other things. I have to give a special mention to their apple pie with salted caramel and vanilla ice cream which never disappoints me at the end of my meal. The portions sizes are just enough that you can still have an entree, a main course and a dessert without feeling like you need to roll back home.
It’s a bring-your-own-wine restaurant so don’t forget your bottle if you want to drink! However, there is a little SAQ that sells alcohol on the opposite side of the road so you won’t be left hanging if you do!