1. Maison Boulud
It must be said that Riccardo Bertolino's departure from the helm of the grand Maison Boulud left many skeptical about the next step. After a year juggling the new challenges while getting comfortable behind the stoves, chef Romain Cagnat is possibly the best thing that could have happened to this chic table at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal - as well as its owner-chef, Daniel Boulud. Timid in the kitchen but extremely bold with his plates, Romain executes flawless cuisine, where techniques are as masterful as the flavours. From the soothing environment to the quality of the service, Maison Boulud is without a doubt one of the best tables in Montreal.