The hottest new bar in Montreal right now is Kampai Garden and it has everything. The highly anticipated new project from local celebrity chef, Antonio Park, recently held it’s massive opening and it might just have been one of the biggest openings of the year! Have a look below! 

unspecified-1Park and his team have created a sprawling bar and restaurant in the Faubourg Saint-Catherine, injecting some much needed love into the mostly derelict, one popular space. Designer Amlyne Phillips (Jatoba, Mayfair, Fitzroy, Apt. 200 and more) spearheaded the project and created a multi-tiered, deeply visual space that combines industrial elements with artistic flair. The space features cozy corners, pool tables, large windows (perfect for those Instagram shots) and plenty of bar space and seating. Located one of the city’s busiest university centres, it will no doubt be a big draw for students and those looking for some great food and drinks.

unspecified-2-copyunspecified-2At the opening we sampled some of the food that they will be serving and Antonio Park has once again not disappointed. We sampled their Michigan hotdogs, delicious Asian pork, chocolate mousse and much more. We also sipped on their special cocktails, served of course, in pitchers. That will no doubt be a bit hit! I will be returning to do a full review of the restaurant but for now you can get your official DJNL first look at the restaurant and food here.

unspecified-5unspecified-6 unspecified-3The design elements are astounding.

unspecified-1-copyunspecified-7unspecifiedunspecified-8The food and cocktails tastes as good (or maybe even better than) they look.

unspecified-9unspecified-3-copyThe opening brought out a massive crowd and featured local celebrities, media and party goers from around the city. We mingled, played pool and nibbled on treats all night long. It was a great way to spend an evening out in the city.

Kampai is now open and ready to impress! You can learn more about the new restaurant at their website.