Occupying almost half of the main floor of the St. Paul hotel, this stylish restaurant caters to a cool, thirty-something crowd. Crafted by the design firm atelier Moderno, the moody backdrop has always felt very Phantom-of-the-Opera to me; dark and full of candles, tufted banquettes, with starry lights blanketing the ceiling and large tree trunks for decorative appeal, the atmosphere is one of sheer whimsy.
The restaurant serves up contemporary french, although I'd feel wrong commenting as I haven't eaten there since it opened. Rather, I love meeting my girls there for late night drinks on either Thursday and Saturday nights, when the music is pumping and the atmosphere is energizing. And when the small patio opens come summer, you'll see me out sipping mojitos on Place D'Youville square. See you there!
Vauvert | 355 McGill St (in the St. Paul Hotel) | Montreal, QC
Vauvert has since closed, and is currently now occupied by Hambar.