Jewish classics served with a twist and a whole lot of family pride.
A tribute to a beloved father has quickly become a go-to destination for the city’s foodies. Nestled on bustling Notre-Dame St. W. in St-Henri, Arthurs Nosh Bar’s reimagined Jewish fare has Montrealers lining up.
Owners Raegan Steinberg and her husband, Alex Cohen, never dreamed the place would become such a homerun. They simply set out to create a cozy neighbourhood joint serving good, honest food to be enjoyed any day of the week.
But with standouts like crispy schnitzel served on thick-cut challah or a latke smorgasbord featuring organic gravlax, fluffy scrambled eggs and decadent caviar, the restaurant quickly garnered buzz. Its bright, elevated deli decor also proved irresistible for the Instagram set.
Steinberg’s dad, after whom the restaurant is named, would surely be proud. “We created Arthurs with the intention of honoring his legacy and building an institution deserving of his name,” she says.
A charming, vivacious man, Arthur was a total foodie, recalls his daughter. “He passed down his love of food to all his children, but especially to me. We planned out our next meal before we even finished breakfast. And if a meal wasn’t satisfactory, we went out to eat again somewhere else!”
Tragically, the patriarch was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of cancer at only 56 and passed away surrounded by his family in December 2006. “Life as we knew it came to a screeching halt,” remembers Steinberg.
LONG LIVE THE KING, THE BOSS, THE BEAR