A new lounge has just opened in town, half-hidden, half-tucked away on the 5th floor of 2-22, in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. Her name ? Emmanuelle, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, like the movie. Better: in reference to the film!

It’s not a bar. Even less a nightclub, but a living room. Think: leather sofas, coffee tables, background music and small dishes to share. To eat what? Refined bites, it goes without saying, ranging from oysters (caviar and sour cream) to foie gras (on a tartlet) via agnolotti (with green peas) and mackerel (with pomelo). A menu signed Nick Bramos (Marcus, Toqué!, Taverne Monkland and now co-owner of Succeda), who drew here on his memories, his travels, and his inspirations of the moment (and his mom’s cooking!).

It is to the DJ and entrepreneur Donald Lauture that we owe this new address, where we hope to attract a clientele of professionals, in lack of refined places of the genre. He called on Zébulon Perron (Furco, Parvis, Rouge Gorge, Marcus) to do the design, including its four-season pergola, with stunning views of the city. The decoration tastefully mixes vintage pieces and contemporary decor, for a cozy and indeed distinguished atmosphere. All that’s missing is a grand piano, which we’re probably promised soon, we whisper.

As for cocktails, the menu offers creations with evocative names (Emmanuelle, of course, but also Poudré, or why not Garden Sensual, Indépendante or Scandale). A short wine list rounds it all off.

Note that the card further suggests a tag, inviting visitors to “forget [their] digital distractions at the door.” Small dishes from $9 to $180 (the caviar). Cocktails from $22.