Le Blumenthal sits in one of Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles best vantage points. Looking out over the sprawling grounds that is anchored by the MAC and Place des arts, this is one of the busiest areas of the city all year round. With festival season quickly approaching the QDS is about to be inundated by thousands of tourists and visitors to our city, all hungry for jazz, laughs and of course great food.
At Le Blumenthal’s recent opening, Montreal’s media, VIP guests and celebrities (including Gilmore Girl’s actor Yanic Truesdale) were treated to the first look at the gorgeous new 80-seat restaurant that features giant windows that will look out over the festival. Beyond the windows a large 150-seat terrasse will keep patrons basking in the summer sun all season long all.
Though we haven’t yet sampled much of what the restaurant will offer its guest other than cocktails, bubbly, wine and a few canapés, chef Remi Brunelle (Leméac, Albert Bistro) promises a top notch menu filled with classics such as pasta & cheese, tartares and more. We hope to get back again soon to try more.
Housed in the same space that was once home to le Balmoral, le Blumenthal is a bright addition to downtown Montreal’s ever growing and evolving restaurant scene. le Blumenthal, like the restaurant that came before, will continue to operate as a non-profit restaurant, with surplus proceeds helping finance the many free activities associated with the Maison du festival.