Notre Dame in Old Montreal
Coffee and Croissant at Maison Christian Faure
We walked along the waterfront and admired the buildings in the surrounding area.
After a long walk through old Montreal, we took the metro out to the Olympic stadium and botanical gardens. This was our one regret in Montreal. There wasn't much to see at the Olympic stadium and the a major part of the gardens were under renovation and there were not a lot of flowers to see!
Montreal Botanical Gardens
After a disappointing early afternoon, we headed back to the city center and meandered through the art district, which was a great way to people watch.
We finished the day with an early dinner at Notkins, a hip seafood restaurant, with an emphasis on "hip." The staff wore slinky black outfits and looked like models. There was a DJ near the the bar, which was lined with fresh oysters waiting to be shucked. We were so out of place with our run-down demeanor from walking all over town since the morning. I admit that I picked this restaurant because I wanted to experience the fake porta-potty restroom!
Port-a-potty trompe l'oeil restrooms
Inside the fake porta-potty
Calamari with papaya slaw and tarragon aioli
New England Clam Chowder
Lobster burger with fries
Special of the day fish with fiddleheads and mushrooms