I've got a thing for old diners. The Bunn-o-matic coffee makers, long metal edged countertops, crappy parquet flooring, and buzzing neon signs all have a warmth about them — a middle of nowhere road trip adventure kind of warmth.
With that said, I also like it when an old diner puts on a dinner jacket and cleans up a little. Such is the case at Le Majestique. When the weary road warrior sets foot in this unassuming retro diner on Boulevard St. Laurent, there too is a warmth. The staff here is excellent, the food fantastic, and the vibe, well, warm.
I enjoyed a variety of seafood fare and some beer and wine recommendations from the resident oyster shucker behind the bar while unearthing the history of the space in which I was sitting. If it once was a hot dog factory or a deli, you would never know now. This is a new favourite for me in my travels in Montreal's Plateau neighbourhood.
Chris Stenberg is a travelling filmmaker and photographer who works with some of the world's most influential brands. In his spare time he eats apples from trees, spends time with his family, and goes biking and boarding in the mountains of British Columbia.