One of the things I look forward in Montreal is all the French food. Or should I say, the Québécois flare it has. Although I can’t quite put my finger on what makes it Québécois, I can tell it’s both different and good. Damn good. This was my experience at Le Quartier Général, a restaurant in the Plateau. Nestled in a French neighborhood, this quaint but hard-to-get-reservations establishment puts together some fantastic dishes.
The restaurant has three service windows, 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. We were only able to get the 9pm seating which was fine by my Pacific Time eating hours. Arriving 30 minutes early our table still had patrons so we took a walk around the block. Nice way to spruce up your appetite. Once we got back, the table was ready. It’s almost as if people were ushered out for the next seating. I mean two hours was more than enough time to finish your meal even if it’s bring your own wine. Oh wait, I didn’t mention that? And that there’s no corkage fee? Yes, it’s true. This is another reason why it’s so popular.
We ordered appetizers and our main dishes with the addition of $14.00CAD to add soup/salad and a dessert. I have to say, this wasn’t your typical French bistro. The portions were quite large. If you choose the $14 compliment, you can do without appetizers. But if you were me and wanted to eat everything, sure, order away. And I did. The food and atmosphere for this place was perfect for a feast. Finishing under two hours, we left very happy and a bit toasty from the wine. This was a great way to start my trip here in Montreal.
Le Quartier Général
1251 Rue Gilford
Montreal, QC H2J 1R3
+1 (514) 658-1839
Verdict: Swing by here and go for what I regret not trying, the rabbit.