Accords Wine bar and restaurant

Another discovery in Old Montreal neighbourhood. I really should explore more just so I can weed out the tourist traps and find the actual good spots.

I’m a bit conflicted about Accords. The concept is nice, wine bar offering parings with food. It has a lovely terrasse and a wide selection of liquor. However, the price is indeed steep. I would keep it for a night when I’m feeling fancy.

The food is quite good here. We took a light red wine based on the recommendations from our waitress to pair with the seafood, cheese and charcuterie. There’s a green tea sausage in the charcuterie platter that sounded interesting, but didn’t taste like green tea at all. The pickled vegetable that came with the charcuterie was surprisingly good and went well with the dish.

The dessert was one of their specialties and it didn’t disappoint! I really liked the fact that the chocolate cake wasn’t too sweet.

Accords - Tomato gazpacho

Accords – Tomato gazpacho

Accords - Charcuterie, Cheese (14 arpents), and Grilled Octopus

Accords – Charcuterie, Cheese (14 arpents), and Grilled Octopus

Accords - Chocolate cake and maple icecream

Accords – Chocolate cake and maple icecream

Accords - Terrasse

Accords – Terrasse

Accords bar à vin | resto
Address: 212 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T3

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Boris Bistro

Boris Bistro is a hidden gem in old Montreal. I pass by from time to time and always assumed it’s a pretentious overpriced restaurant. However, after I finally got a chance to try it, I fell in love with it immediately.

The best part of Boris Bistro is their terrasse. It’s only open during summer time and looks like an abandoned back yard brought back to life by the merry guests. Very few things can beat the feeling of sipping a refreshing drink under the trees in a breezy summer night.

Boris Bistro has a nice wine list and surprisingly cheap happy hour drinks that can make sure you are drunk before the night comes.

Of course, the food is the highlight as well!

I tried their red tuna, grilled to perfection. And the dessert! The combination of chocolate and salted caramel is just divine!

You know I’ll definitely go back there for more drinks. 🙂 The waitress told me that it’s better to go before 5pm, or it may be hard to get seats.

Boris Bistro  - Red Tuna Boris Style

Boris Bistro – Red Tuna Boris Style

Boris Bistro - Chocolate marquise with salted caramel coulis

Boris Bistro – Chocolate marquise with salted caramel coulis

 

Boris Bistro

465 McGill St.

Montreal, Quebec

H2Y 2H1

(514) 848-9575

http://borisbistro.com/

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