Set inside the Sheraton Hotel downtown, the long lounge of Stanley is set below its towering three floors of windows looking out onto René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest. Operating at just about all hours of the day, it ain’t just for people staying at the hotel, and that’s a good thing: Their menu is uniquely set up with different single-person and sharing portion options with only slight bumps in price. Want that steak or tartare platter for three or four people? No problem. Wolf it down for yourself? That’s an option, too. Thanks to its chef Alexandre Martin, all of it is cooked with an absolute precision you love to see in a hotel setting.
Picking up the baton dropped by departed dive bars like PrimeTime, Snack N’ Blues, and La Petite Idée Fixe, Double's Late Night takes a slightly more chic approach to reviving the cheap beer ‘n’ eats-type of establishment. While you still can grab a cold bottle of Labatt Bleu, being run by Victor Petrenko of Pasta Pooks and Danny Smiles with A5 Hospitality backing means you’ll get well-executed takes on comfort food like hot chicken, burgers, blooming onions, and fried pork chops served up with a bottle of HP sauce. Believe it or not, you can reserve a table here.
A multi-tiered hospitality concept taking over the upper floors of Place VIlle-Marie, Hiatus has truly set itself up to do it all: An outdoor terrasse with Mediterranean raw bar dining on the 44th floor, a bar with snacks on the 45th, and a full-fledged restaurant on the floor above that (the 46th and highest in the building) cooks up Japanese and French plates with technique interplay between the two cuisines. That translates to things like ramen or nori tacos as well as foie gras tartelettes and arctic char. With ambitious interior redesigns by Sid Lee Architecture, Hiatus has among the highest and most highly-prized tables in the city when it comes to lavish dining.
Brasserie Harricana has been open since 2015, and continues to make a name for itself. The reason is simple: in a magnificent setting, on the border of Little Italy and Mile-Ex, Brasserie Harricana offers something to please almost everyone.