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Restaurant Pierre du Calvet Restaurant Review: Down in the heart of Old Montreal lives the Maison Pierre du Calvet, built in the 1700s. Benjamin Franklin was a guest there when he visited the city to rally support for the American Revolution. It seems every piece of furniture or fixture has a story to tell, from the imposing stone walls and chimney and the silk curtains to the chandeliers and ornate woodwork. The Maison houses an auberge and two restaurants, the primary one being the Restaurant Pierre du Calvet. Take a seat in a padded English Chesterfield or Louis XIII armchair to enjoy a cocktail by the crackling fireplace before dinner. Choose from a roasted duck filet with pecan and maple syrup caramel, braised rabbit, foie gras and more. An assortment of Quebec cheeses after the main course is a must. The house possesses an underground stone wine cellar with bottles from the various regions of France: Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Côte-du-Rhône and Champagne. Perfect for a romantic evening of luxe food and kingly service.