The Boris Bistro adventure started in 1999. After falling in love with an undeveloped space on McGill street, then a fairly abandoned area, Boris, the name of the owner’s dog, became the precursor of the revival of McGill street. Their mission is to offer a place, surrounded by greenery. Kick back and drink coffee, or a local beer or a glass of wine, often natural or organic and exclusively imported by Boris Bistro, or simply, eat- in a unique environment in the heart of Montreal.
The menu is definitely Bistro. It combines French tradition, local products and influences from all over the world, all gluten-free. Indeed, they became, in June 2018, the first certified gluten-free restaurant in Quebec. This gluten-free certification was awarded by the Canadian Celiac Association and the Fondation Quebecoise de la Maladie cœliaque. The owner and one of the sons of the General Manager suffer from the celiac disease which makes them very aware of the difficulties to find a gluten-free environment without cross-contamination.
Photo credit: Kelly Jacob
465 rue McGill, Montréal, Québec H2Y 2H1