Move over, trendy St-Laurent restaurants. The Main is welcoming the Bouchonné wine bar in its new, bigger location. This is the place to be for wine lovers in the mood for some tasty tidbits…
The wine bar tradition is becoming more and more popular on the Montréal restaurant scene, and Bouchonné is certainly one of the best of the lot. As it was always packed in its old location on Fairmount Street, it was time to pack up the bottles and open in a bigger spot.
Its popularity is no surprise. They’ve got 30 different wines available by the glass and a wine menu that includes not only products from the best producers around the world, but also private imports and lesser-known gems.
Since variety is the spice of life, I recommend opting for half-glasses or sharing a few smaller bottles with your friends. Same strategy for food: go for a round of small dishes such as oysters, quail hors-d’oeuvres or chopped liver. Bigger appetites will be pleased by the prime rib.
On this picture: sommelier Hugo Duchesne (left) and chef Martin Juneau (right) of la Montée restaurant and owners of Bouchonné
5171 St-Laurent Street
Monday to Friday From noon to midnight
Saturday From 5pm “til late”
Sunday Open for brunch only
Average bill for 2 people, before tax, alcohol and tip: $60