A Moroccan restaurant inspired by one of the most popular cafes in New York is coming to Montreal for our greatest pleasure

Inspired by the famous Gitane café in New York, the Nili restaurant opened its doors in the heart of Mile End last July.

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It’s no surprise that the owner of the restaurant, Mikey Levy, found inspiration in this mythical address since the Gitane belongs to none other than his uncle for whom he worked for many years.

Halfway between Moroccan cuisine and French cuisine, it serves perfect little dishes to share over a drink with friends. Olives, feta, fresh vegetables, hummus and couscous are on the menu.

The wine list was designed by Jade Labontée Harvey, sommelier at the Île Flottante restaurant. A vast choice of aperitifs and cocktails with Mediterranean accents is also available.

Calling all vegans: fear not! You can feast on several options on the menu, including the restaurant’s specialty: Moroccan couscous with almonds, golden raisins, apricots, prunes, eggplant, potatoes and red peppers, topped with hummous & chive oil.

The rue Saint-Viateur Est address is next door to the popular Banh Mi Banh Yiu restaurant, which Mikey Levy also owns.

A little advice to make your taste buds travel: take a trip to Banh Yiu by day, and Nili by night. Memorable experience guaranteed.

255, Saint-Viateur O

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