The supperclub is really the best of both worlds – it’s a restaurant with terrific meals but they also play fantastic tunes to give it more of a nightclub feel. Montreal is notorious for its eclectic array of posh supperclubs, which are each known for different things such as their food, atmosphere and varying price points. These unique venues vary in taste and crowd, but they all have something incredible to offer. So here are a few supperclubs in Montreal with a quick list of what they’re known for.
Buonanotte: Best Atmosphere
This supperclub on The Main is always busy, so you’ll need reservations (Montreal Nitelife can take care of that for you). The decor is contemporary, the staff are top-notch, and the people who hang out there are sophisticated. Buonanotte has an award-winning wine cellar, authentic Italian fare, and so much more – it’s a venue that shouldn’t be missed.
Globe: Best Food
Another St. Laurent Street gem, Globe has been a downtown fixture since they first opened their doors in 1993. Chef Francois Nadon created a menu with contemporary cuisine that is inspired by high-quality ingredients and techniques that aim at emphasizing them. Start with their Tasmanian trout tartar appetizer followed by a main course of lobster risotto, Spanish chorizo, fennel, and lemon zest, and finish things off with scotch & whiskey pannacotta, caramelized peanuts, and banana and cherry sorbet.
Cafeteria: Best Value
Eating at a supperclub doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune (although you can, as you’ll see later on) – Cafeteria is a restaurant and lounge where you’ll get the best bang for your buck. They make a wicked breakfast but their dinners are also delicious, and everything is very reasonably priced, especially given the popularity of this venue – all of their main courses are under $30 and the portions are great, so you have no reason not to experience a supperclub like this.
Cavalli: Money Should Be No Object
Everyone deserves one of “those” evenings where you blow a wad of cash and completely over-indulge yourself – if this is your thinking then hit up Cavalli. Located in the heart of downtown on Peel Street, Cavalli is all about sophistication, glamour, and glitz. They offer lunch, dinner, and private dining, and even with the higher price tag, it’s totally worth it.
Kabana: Off Island But Still Popular
The latest supperclub to hit the radar, Kabana on the South Shore of Montreal has only been open a short time but it’s already jam-packed every night of the week. Sample their various Italian dishes, all created in-house with the freshest of seasonal ingredients, enjoy their great entertainment and ample parking, and schmooze with the beautiful women on their outdoor terrace.
Photo courtesy of Globe – Charles-Henri Debeur