And the foodie wave just keeps on going!
The newest resident in our Montreal culinary scene is Maggie Oakes, an upmarket grill concept located inside the new and trendy Hotel William Gray.
The restaurant, which takes its name from Margaret Oakes, wife of Edward William Gray, offers a picturesque atmosphere for a casual weekend brunch, a business lunch, dinner date, or a relaxing after-work cocktail with your buddies.
The stunning interior has touches of grey marble, leather, walnut, and brass throughout. The dining room includes a sleek glass-walled cooler that features the kitchen’s dry-aged meats, and a lush ‘living wall’ that provides the chef with fresh, seasonal herbs.
Maggie Oakes also boasts a great 50-seat terrace located smack dab in the middle of Place Jacques-Cartier, perfect for people watching and entertainment.
Run by chef Derek Bocking, a former Top Chef Canada contestant, the menu is full of local and seasonal ingredients.
Featuring a raw bar with daily oysters, some of the standouts from the menu include a crudo of sea scallops seasoned with Meyer lemon and lavender, roasted carrots and parsley root with a kale purée, and sweet potato manicotti with homemade ricotta, offering creative vegetarian options. Fine dry-aged meats and fresh seafood along with house-made pasta entrees are also a big part of the menu.
Now get your foodie calendar out and make sure you schedule a visit to this new hotspot. Don’t forget to visit the gorgeous Hotel interior while you’re there!