Casavant Restaurant

Casavant, a French brasserie-style restaurant located in Montreal, features a design that combines Art Deco influences with a contemporary twist, creating a visually captivating and inviting ambiance by Ménard Dworkind Architecture & Design.

  • area / size 850 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Location Montreal, Canada,
  • Type Restaurant,
  • Nestled in the vibrant Villeray neighborhood of Montreal, Casavant is a French brasserie-style restaurant that seamlessly blends timeless elegance with a contemporary twist. This cozy establishment, with a seating capacity of 45, invites patrons into a warm and intimate ambiance, where every guest is brought closer together to share in the conviviality of the dining experience.

    Casavant’s interior exudes a distinct charm with its 3D-patterned floor tiles and beige wall tiles, creating a visually captivating atmosphere. The burnt orange corduroy banquettes add a touch of sophistication, providing both comfort and style. The centerpiece of the space is an impressive custom wine cellar crafted from white oak, showcasing an extensive selection of natural wines.

    From the moment you enter Casavant, you are greeted by the lively action in the kitchen, adding an element of excitement to the dining experience. The ceiling boasts a unique, funky patterned alcove made from colorful acoustic panels, contributing to the restaurant’s eclectic and inviting character while helping with the acoustical comfort.

    Local artist Nicolas Grenier’s painting on the wall further enhances the aesthetic appeal of Casavant, providing a nod to the rich artistic culture of Montreal. A vintage Medusa pendant light by Carlo Nason, visible from the street, acts as a beacon, drawing attention to the restaurant’s unique charm. Located on a street corner with opening windows, the restaurant is flooded with natural light, creating an inviting and airy atmosphere.

    Casavant seamlessly combines Art Deco influences with a contemporary approach, creating a space that is both timeless and cutting-edge. With its warm ambiance, impressive design elements, and delectable yet simple dishes, Casavant stands as a testament to Montreal’s vibrant culinary scene.

    Design: Ménard Dworkind Architecture & Design
    Design Team: Guillaume Menard, Fabrice Doutriaux
    Contractor: Avodah construction
    Photography: David Dworkind