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$725 for luxury dining in Montreal

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for September 6, 2013

There is no better hotel in Montreal — and perhaps in Canada — to find an ideal mix of history, romance, art, and luxury dining than Hotel Le St. James.

The acclaimed property on Rue Saint-Jacques is in a building that dates to 1870. Its rooms are laden with classic artwork purchased from around the world. The lobby features crystal chandeliers and the opulent craftsmanship that characterized 19th-century architecture. Among its amenities is Le Spa, a leading facility with many massage and fitness options. The flagship restaurant, XO, offers a gastronomical journey of Montreal’s famed cuisine.

With Hotel Le St. James’ Culinary Discovery Package, guests can enjoy the fine surroundings of the property while savouring an exquisite meal.

The package starts at $725 per night for a junior suite and $1,100 per night for an executive suite. It is based on double occupancy and includes:

  • One night’s accommodation
  • Six-course tasting menu for two at XO Le Restaurant
  • American breakfast for two people served at XO Le Restaurant or through in-room dinning
  • Late check-out at 2 pm
  • Valet service.

The offer is valid for Tuesday to Saturday night stays only. Names Joe Beef the No. 1 Restaurant in Canada

Don’t let your culinary voyage to Montreal end at XO. True food lovers will want to make the journey to Montreal’s Little Burgundy neighbourhood for a meal at Joe Beef, the No. 1-ranked restaurant in Canada according to the public and’s academy of 34 judges.

Here’s the restaurant’s listing from the 2013 Top 50 Restaurants in Canada:


1. JOE BEEF , Montreal, Quebec

Chefs/Owners: David McMillan and Frédéric Morin
Website: Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, French
Telephone: 514-935-6504. Twitter: @joebeef
2012 Rank: 3
Price Range: $31-$50 for main courses.
You Must Order: Anything and everything — even if it says it’s made with SPAM. But if the Double Down foie gras is on the menu, go for it.
Need to Know … from Judge Dustin Gilman of Food Guy Montreal: Can’t remember if I’ve ever had anything Dave and Fred made that I didn’t like. There’s a reason why a reservation at Joe Beef is one of the hardest to get in the city.


Click here for the rest of the Top 50 Restaurants in Canada

To book the Culinary Discovery Package: Visit Hotel Le St. James online or telephone 1-866-841-3111 (toll free).

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