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Restaurant H4C is one of a kind in the St-Henri neighbourhood. With a chic and refined quality at its core, this address will consistently impress its diners.
In 2012, Chantal Paradis and Marc-André Vallée (Dimension 3 architecture) teamed up with chef Dany Bolduc to open a restaurant. H4C’s story begins with the trio’s desire to create a space that was both architecturally sustainable and gastronomically innovative.
The restaurant’s name comes from the H4C area code that marks its location on Place St-Henri. H4C resides in what was a former post office, in a building dating back to 1893! The Dimension 3 architecture team lead the long process of renovations that preceded the restaurant’s opening. In order to preserve its charm and elegance, the architects worked hard to enhance the building’s already impressive design.
H4C opened its doors on August 21, 2013, and were finally able to embark on their true journey- creating a celebrated and long lasting restaurant. The decor of the restaurant is truly impressive. With an overall sober atmosphere, the use of raw materials, stone, woods and concrete all contribute to the humble atmosphere. The team used primarily recycled and recovered materials. As for the dining room, it seats just over sixty (including 12 at the bar), and it overlooks the kitchen and the impressive wine cellar. The restaurant also has a private room with 22 seats in the basement, and a terrace with about 40 seats.
Under the direction of maître d’ Andrée-Anne Nolin, the service at H4C is particularly warm, welcoming and generous. We warn that the dining room can be little noisy when its full, but H4C is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a lively evening venue.
Chef Danny Bolduc and his team are responsible for the wonderfully creative dishes on the menu, inspired by Bolduc’s travels. The use of fresh and local produce is one of H4C’s priorities. The restaurant works exclusively with local farms, and the menu changes seasonally to maintain freshness. On the menu, you’ll find six starters, six main courses, and four desserts. Although the menu is always being adapted, some classics remain. We love the tandoori octopus, caramelized yogurt, red onion, basmati rice, cashews and coconuts! Fresh and bold, the dishes on the menu skillfully combine diverse flavours and techniques. H4C offers a memorable culinary experience.
The restaurant also offers a tasting menu – among the best in town – with seven courses at $110 per person. Within the tasting format, the team also provides the options of vegetarian or vegan menus by request. They also have one of the best brunches in town on weekends!
Pascal Gerrits is in charge of the wine list. The restaurant is known for its “food and wine pairing” experience, and it is certainly worth the slightly increased cost.
“I am very proud of where we started and where we are now. I feel like we’ve brought the restaurant where we want it to be, and now we just have to keep going. The work, the team, the wines, the food and wine pairings, the symbiosis between the room and the kitchen, the unity. Our approach to customers is unique, I think at H4C we are here to take good care of our customers, to make them have a pleasant and memorable evening. »
We love the welcoming service in the dining room, the superb décor, the exceptional food and the beautiful terrace in summer. For a gourmet meal, the chic restaurant is certainly worth remembering!
© photos H4C
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