May 29, 2009
Located on a small street in the charming Vieux Montreal district, Garde Manger serves honest, simple, impressive food in a rustic chic setting. With exposed stone walls, blackboard menus, and a wildly oversized chandelier, the restaurant has gained a reputation for its fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients. The sea scallops with carrot butter literally melted in your mouth and the short rib braised in red wine was delightful. At night the restaurant transforms into a nightclub offering premium table service and encouraging patrons to use the bar and tables as their dance floor. Next time I will have to make room for their infamous fried mars bar dessert..
Chef Chuck Hughes is featured on the Food Network in Chuck’s Day Off where he prepares his fresh, simple fare for family and friends.
408 Rue St.-Francois-Xavier (there is no sign or website)
Montreal QC +514 678 5044