Le Quartier General is a bustling bistro offering a Quebecois menu and located at the heart of Le Plateau. The restaurant is rather small, yet cosy and fun at the same time.
As soon as we entered the restaurant, I immediately liked its vibes. A member of the staff nicely welcomed us and kindly asked us to wait a few minutes as we had not booked a table. During the wait, I took the chance to observe the restaurant’s atmosphere. I found the restaurant to be very lively and animated as people were happily eating and drinking. The open bar and kitchen area also contributed to this atmosphere as you could see the chefs working hard on preparing the dishes.
Once we sat down, we were offered the lunch menu which was short but awesome. Our waitress was great and explained each dish into details. We could choose between the “a la carte” menu or the special lunch menu. We decided to give a try to the lunch menu and we were not disappointed. For CA$20, you get one starter and one main dish of your choice. The menu changes regularly and also contains Quebecois dishes. The food was delicious and of high quality. Also, portions were big.
We also had a beautiful bottle of French white wine from Burgundy to enjoy our meal. We actually brought the wine from home. In fact, Le Quartier General has a “bring your own booze” concept which is great considering the crazy wine list prices you usually find in Montreal’s restaurants. Of course, you can order from the wine list but do not worry about looking cheap. EVERYONE had brought their own bottle of wine at the time we visited. There are more and more restaurants putting this practice in place in Montreal.
Overall, I enjoyed the delicious meal at Le Quartier General and would go back.