Alep is a renowned place in Montreal and has been for about 30 years, and over the years, it has become an institution. The next-door bistro Le Petit Alep shares the same kitchen and wine list – the only difference is the atmosphere, where the latter is more relaxed and without the white tablecloths. Alep offers traditional Armenian cuisine, and the dishes are made from family recipes. Food is excellent and tasty, and not expensive at all - which is a good excuse to take one more bottle!
About the Alep Wine List
You usually don’t expect to find the best wines in restaurants with oriental cuisine, but this place is an exception. The wine list is all about natural wines – Alep was one of the forerunners in the field in Montreal. The restaurant opened in the 1980s and built a great cellar of natural wines at a time when nobody was really into it. Now it's one of the best natural wine lists in town, with about 250 references from all over the world.