The H4C: THE BEST KIND OF NEIGHBOURHOOD BISTRO
The H4C is Saint-Henri’s newest restaurant, the kind you only tell your best friend about and would like in your own neighbourhood, because the food is that good and the space that charming. Situated in a former bank and just across the street from a fire station, Marc André Vallée and Chantal Paradis, both architects, couldn’t have chosen a better spot to fulfill their dream of opening a restaurant. And they’ve succeeded on every count. Indeed, the room is gorgeous: exposed brick walls, high ceilings, expansive bar and open kitchen, safes disguised as cellars, and a stunning view of the neighbourhood. Beautiful, refined, and as friendly as it gets.
Everything on the menu is just as delightful. The chef, Dany Bolduc, formerly of Réservoir restaurant, followed his friends in this adventure and knows how to satisfy our appetites. My favourites were the shiitake duck foie gras dumplings, quail with creamy parmesan tortellini, black chanterelles, and Norwegian cod with quinoa. The homemade and kamut breads, served with farm butter, are also delicious. And don’t worry, desserts are equally fantastic: chocolate, cocoa-almond crumbs, salty caramel, pistachio, honey, dates, and rose petals; I dare you to resist.
In short, this is an excellent and affordable neighbourhood restaurant. What are you waiting for? Make a reservation!
538, Place Saint-Henri, Montréal
514 316 7234