Entre-Deux: The buvette reviving Sherbrooke Street West in NDG

  • Entre-Deux

  • 5930 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal H4A 1X7
    (514) 486-6080
  • Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
    Wednesday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
    Thursday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
    Friday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
    Saturday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed
    • Owner(s) Marc Flynn, Félix Poirier, Alex Quintin, Guillaume Lavallée, Rani Agha
    • Chef(s) Rani Agha
    • Opened 2021
    • Offers a tasting menu
    • 20 Seats
    • Accepts groups
    • Has a private room
    • Is accessible
  • Restaurant

A new wave of entrepreneurs are establishing themselves on Sherbrooke Street West, bringing a more youthful and lively feel to the area. Entre-Deux is a neighbourhood buvette that is well worth a visit in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

Open since 2021, Entre-Deux is a hit. Its charm is undeniable, and the space is inherently cool. It’s a real breath of fresh air for the area, which rarely sees openings of this kind. There is a small menu full of flavour and dishes that stand out from the crowd. A stop here is a must for a bottle of natural wine. Marc Flynn, Félix Poirier, and Alex Quintin’s vision is clear with this project.

An amazing buvette

The name Entre-Deux refers partly to the situation in which restaurateurs find themselves currently, and partly to the duality of the place, being both a daytime café and an evening bar. It’s also a dream come true for three friends who have always been immersed in the restaurant industry, notably at Mano Cornuto. “We didn’t really have a concept in mind at first, just that we wanted to start something together, but we never had the time to stop,” Marc explains.

Before their acquisition, the space belonged to the prosthetics store next door. It had been vacant for a while, and its condition left much to be desired, but when you walk in today, everything is perfectly arranged. The large counter upon entry, the wine fridge, the frames, the plants, and of course the iconic green accents of Entre-Deux create a relaxed atmosphere in a very stylish setting. The theme even continues outside with a beautifully landscaped white area where you can sit and enjoy a bite. They gave designer Guillaume Lavallée carte blanche for the décor, a challenge he met brilliantly.

Why NDG?

After all, neighborhoods like Verdun and Villeray are more popular than ever, while NDG remains relatively quiet. Having recently settled in the area, it was while walking his dog along Sherbrooke Street West that Marc noticed a few empty storefronts. He and his partners seized the opportunity to bring some life to the neighborhood.

Rani Agha is the master of the kitchen at Entre-Deux, a toque that suits him perfectly. The team lets him create according to his inspirations and the seasons, to showcase Quebecois terroir. Entre-Deux’s cuisine falls somewhere between accessible and well thought out. You’ll find delicious dishes meant for sharing. Although the menu is constantly evolving, you can be sure to find classics like the traditional ham and cheese sandwich and the flavorful agnolotti dish.

As for the bar aspect, natural wine takes center stage. You’ll find a great selection of privately imported wines to enjoy on-site or take home. Alex takes care of the cocktail menu. “I try to incorporate more gastronomic aspects into cocktails with infusions, the integration of herbs, and more techniques,” he points out. He makes unique use of local ingredients to create original blends. The Entre-Deux team is trying to reinvent the role of cocktails at the table, so they can accompany a meal as well as wine does.

You’ll be welcomed in a light and friendly atmosphere during your visit to Entre-Deux, a place where you’ll discover great food paired with distinguished service.

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