Butter chicken, served with rice and Katchumbar saladChicken naanwich

Indian cantine

Le Taj

Open since 1985, Le Taj is one of the city’s premiere destinations for Indian fine dining, an institution of immense staying power because of the Montreal spin it brings to every dish on its tables. From an airy naan swiped with butter to an irresistibly creamy butter chicken—and every tandoor-roasted kebab and plate of Delhi-style biryani in between—each of their mouthwatering diasporic takes on Northern Indian cuisine is a story of romancing locals without sacrificing sophistication. Eating from Le Taj’s kitchen is an essential local experience.