Bistro de la Gare

Drummondville, Canada

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A short walk from the historic train station in Drummondville, Quebec can be found Bistro de la Gare (The Station Bistro). The family-owned restaurant founded in 1960 has seen many changes, starting off as a Chinese restaurant, and evolving into the luxury transit Bistro we see today. Since the early 2000s, the owner, Francois Timmons, has pushed the design to be wholly representative of the once-bustling Montreal–Gaspé line.

Entering the building, you’ll walk past a large clock that resembles the style of clock you’d expect inside of Grand Central Station. Inside the Bistro, there are environmental graphics of locomotives used on the rail line.

The walls are lined with shelves that carry leather suitcases. As you take a seat at a table without a view of the street, you’ll be pleased to see a view of the Canadian countryside through a recreated train window.

The most recent addition, shipped in from Philadelphia, can be heard as soon as you enter the Bistro. Francois approached us wanting to put the finishing touches on a luxury travel theme. He mentioned the display was to be used just as originally intended, to display the train times and destinations. The display now rests behind the bar and ties the whole atmosphere together.

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