Open since January 14, 2020, Stem Bar is a project initiated by the owners of the September Surf Café, also located on Notre-Dame West. It was born from a desire to offer to their loyal clientele a place to meet at the end of the day over good bottles from small wineries or to sip on local beers.
Ravi Henda‘s vision for the interior design centres on sobriety and a quiet ambiance, with scattered examples of vintage elements. The lengthy area provides comfortable seating at the bar as well as at the compact tables for up to 57 persons. The bar has been built to accommodate a standing drink section while waiting for a table since the restaurant does not accept bookings.
In the kitchen, they offer a seasonal menu that will change regularly to make room for the inspirations of the moment and for novelty. The menu revolves around a concept of a sharing, composed of fresh and very well executed small plates. Think perfectly roasted sea bream with sweet peppers, deep-fried Brussel sprouts full of flavours and decadent burrata topped with anchovies and served with sourdough pancakes.
Many of their dishes are also suitable for vegan people or can be adapted accordingly…
As with the food menu, the wine and beer list regularly features new items to allow customers to make exciting discoveries throughout the season. They have an excellent selection of Canadian wines, such as those from Joy Hill, a winery located in Frelighsburg. And if your knowledge of wine is limited, don’t worry, their highly qualified staff will be able to guide you.
For those with a sweet tooth, we suggest you don’t leave without trying one of their delicious desserts like the lemon pie. You’ll thank us later.
Here is what you need to know about Stem Bar
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