One man is in hospital and the man who put him there is at large after a brutal fight in a downtown restaurant.

The two men were inside a restaurant at the corner of Ste. Catherine St. and Fort St. around 2:30 a.m. when one man stabbed the other in the chest several times.

When emergency crews arrived they found a 27-year-old man in critical condition and rushed him to hospital.

Police did not find the suspect and have no real idea why one man attacked the other.