Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Montreal? Here’s what you need to know for the weekend of May 13-16:
American Airlines offers one-stop flights from BWI Marshall with fares starting at about $589 round-trip.
449 Rue Sainte-Helene
One of Old Montreal’s first boutique hotels, in a beautifully converted 19th-century warehouse. Loft rooms from $340.
2050 Rue Mansfield
Montreal fashion doyenne Marie Saint Pierre helped design this cool but cozy downtown property. Rooms from $210.
4662 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Uptown meets downtown at this informal St.-Henri newcomer. Try jerk hen/black bean/crispy okra ($12) and arctic char with bacon vinaigrette ($25). Entrees $21-$30.
Depanneur Le Pick-Up
A smart repurposed corner store — “depanneur” in local slang — where local creatives chow down on burgers, sandwiches and salads. Entrees $4-$8.
257 Rue Prince
Artists and ad types shmooze at this bright cafe inside Darling Foundry. Entrees, $8-$14.
262 Rue Fairmount Ouest
5333 Av. Casgrain, Suite 205 A
451 Rue St-Jean
745 Rue Ottawa
La Centrale Gallery Powerhouse
4296 Blvd. St.-Laurent
Silver Flag Projects
3550 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest
Local art collective Pavilion Projects publishes a downloadable quarterly gallery map: www.pavilionprojects.com/map.
Alt-weekly Montreal Mirror offers up-to-date listings: montrealmirror.com.
All flight and lodging info valid as of press time Thursday.