My final restaurant review in Mont Tremblant was lunch at Hotel Mont Tremblant‘s Pub Au Coin. The hotel was built in 1902 to accommodate the workers from the villages Standard Chemical factory. Following a major fire in the village, the hotel was rebuilt on the same foundations in 1918. Then, in 1937 the Ryan family brought alpine skiing to Mont Tremblant and the hotel found a new calling: providing lodging for skiers.
“Mont Tremblant” is a term which can easily confuse. Today for most people it refers to the Intrawest ski resort village but to locals Mont Tremblant will always refer to the original settlement a few minutes drive, home of the regions most historic hotel.
As soon as we arrived we were given a tour of the property by the owner of the hotel. I quickly fell in love with the main floors massive dining area. You could fit hundreds of people here for one great big party! I especially enjoyed the long vintage bar and antiques which adorned the main dining room. A billiard table and darts are available to entertain the drinking crowd. Since it was a sunny day we opted to sit out on the patio, a perfect spot for people watching.
The restaurant offers a great brunch and lunch menu as well as a special tapas offering which is served in the late afternoon. The restaurant showcases its dinner menu on a chalk board with a focus on offering authentic Quebecois cuisine. The owner mentioned that Pub au Coin is the most popular bar for locals in the region. The Pub’s patio is a perfect spot to enjoy a warm summers lunch and I do believe after a long day of skiing on the slopes their bar would offer the warmth and ambiance your tired feet are pining for. Important to note: their croque monsieur may just be the best thing you’ve ever tasted!
Jardin d’Emmanuel Apertif Cider
La Blanche Cheval Blanc
Cuvee Boreale Blueberry
French Onion Soup
Tomato and Bocconcini Salad
Quebec Cheese Plate