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.
Set in the heart of downtown Montreal, just steps away from numerous hotels, shopping and local attractions, Rosalie provides the pallet an extraordinary culinary experience with savoury dishes and rich textures inspired by chef Derek Bocking, accompanied by a wine selected from the extensive private cellar, guests enjoy the chic and sophisticated ambiance inspired by the historic yet “au courant” establishment. Rosalie is recognized for its open sky terrace, dining room and esteemed private wine cellar.
Wood 35 is full of beautiful people but, as you can imagine, it is pretentious. The music is good and the bartenders are hot, but you will pay a lot for drinks and it can get quite crammed inside. This is a sleek and stylish restaurant that opens up as a huge dance floor on certain nights, especially Fri & Sat. This is where the good looking people come to party and if you’re not there early enough, you may not be allowed inside. Wood 35 is at the southern entrance of where St. Laurent becomes epic at its intersection with Sherbrooke.
Conveniently located on the edge of Montreal’s downtown and business district, Time Supper Club is tucked away close to the Old Port and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Be prepared to have your breath taken away when you enter Time… Set in a land marked 1930’s Art Deco bank building, Time is a refreshingly high-styled space like no other. The entire venue is versatile and can be tailored to your event’s needs, whether it be a corporate function, product launch, film screening, Christmas party, Bar Mitzvah, wedding or engagement party, sweet 16 or any other special occasion.
Photo courtesy of Globe – Charles-Henri Debeur