Montreal Restaurants

Montréal has one of Canada's most cosmopolitan restaurant scenes with trendy new eateries popping up regularly, their menus heavily influenced by flavors from around the globe, and often with an added touch of French flair.

Montréal's top dining destinations are plentiful, especially as young chefs move to hip destinations in Mile End and the Plateau areas to open new restaurants. Downtown, convenient to many hotels, finds most of its restaurants clustered between rues Guy and Peel and on the side streets that run between boulevard René-Lévesque and rue Sherbrooke. Rue St-Denis and boulevard St-Laurent, between rues Sherbrooke and Jean Talon, have long been, and continue to be, convenient and fashionable areas, with everything from sandwich shops to high-price gourmet shrines. Old Montréal, too, has a collection of well-regarded restaurants, most of them clustered on rue St-Paul, avenue McGill, and place Jacques-Cartier.

You can usually order à la carte, but make sure to look for the table d'hôte, a two- to four-course package deal. It's often more economical, offers interesting specials, and may also take less time to prepare. For a splurge, consider a menu dégustation, a five- to seven-course tasting menu that generally includes soup, salad, fish, sherbet (to cleanse the palate), a meat dish, dessert, and coffee or tea. A menu dégustation for two, along with a good bottle of wine, will cost around C$250.

Most restaurants will have an English menu or, at the very least, a bilingual menu—but some might only be in French. If you don't understand what a dish is, don't be too shy to ask; a good server will be happy to explain. If you feel brave enough to order in French, remember that in Montréal an entrée is an appetizer, and what Americans call an entrée is a plat principal, or main dish.

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  • 1. Au Pied de Cochon

    $$$ | The Plateau | French

    Not for the timid, the menu at this famous bistro—one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorites—is an ode to nose-to-tail cooking. Martin Picard is a...Read More

  • 2. Dominion Square Tavern

    $$$ | Downtown

    Antique chairs and a 40-foot brass bar, along with the original terrazzo flooring, ceiling lamps, aged mirrors, and ceramic walls from 1927, set the tone...Read More

  • 3. Ikanos

    $$$ | Old Montréal | Greek

    A far cry from the cliché-clad tavernas found elsewhere in the city, Ikanos serves refined Aegean gastronomy in an elegant and sleek environment...Read More

  • 4. Impasto

    $$$ | Little Italy

    This unpretentious, industrial-chic Little Italy restaurant has garnered a great reputation, thanks in part to its celebrity-chef owners, Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione. Start by...Read More

  • 5. L'Express

    $$$ | The Plateau

    This iconic Montréal bistro hasn’t changed much since its opening in 1980, and it’s just as well—regulars would throw a fit if it did. Quintessential...Read More

  • 6. Lawrence

    $$$ | Mile End

    There are lines outside this hip and trendy establishment before the restaurant even opens. The chef's British background means that the homemade scones and clotted...Read More

  • 7. Beaufort Bistro

    $$$ | Rosemont

    The only Norwegian-inspired eatery in Montréal, Beaufort Bistro has admittedly received a lot of attention. Part-time restaurant, part-time busy café (complete with freelancers and students...Read More

  • 8. Bloom

    $$$ | Old Montréal

    A relatively new addition (opened in late 2019) to the plant-based sushi zeitgeist, Bloom on rue St-Paul aims to prove that it's possible to enjoy...Read More

  • 9. Brasserie 701

    $$$ | Old Montréal

    Inspired by Paris’s golden-age brasseries, Brasserie 701's spectacular setting features high ceilings, neoclassical architecture, giant arched windows, and lovely chandeliers. The menu incudes the usual...Read More

  • 10. Brasserie Les Enfants Terribles

    $$$ | Outremont

    With its cavernous corner spot on Outremont's trendy avenue Bernard, sophisticated yet playful décor, and artfully prepared comfort food, this brasserie is always a good...Read More

  • 11. Brasserie T

    $$$ | Downtown

    The informal sibling of Montréal's famous Toqué! restaurant, Brasserie T is a see-and-be-seen spot in the heart of Downtown. It's an excellent place to eat...Read More

  • 12. ChuChai

    $$$ | The Plateau

    Vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike love this casual Thai restaurant where no meat is served. The chefs prepare meatless versions of such classics as...Read More

  • 13. Duc de Lorraine

    $$$ | Côte-des-Neiges

    A light croissant or rich pastry from the city's oldest patisserie makes for a nice break after visiting the Parc Mont-Royal or Oratoire St-Joseph. For...Read More

  • 14. Gus

    $$$ | Rosemont

    Eclectic may be the best way to describe the food at this scarlet-colored restaurant, as the dishes combine a French bistro feel with a little...Read More

  • 15. Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec

    $$$ | Latin Quarter

    Long held in disdain by Montréal food critics, the restaurant at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) has upped its epicurean game....Read More

  • 16. Kitchen Galerie

    $$$ | Little Italy | French

    With its small ingredient-based menu, this homey bistro is an example of excellence through simplicity. The chefs do everything—the shopping...Read More

  • 17. Laloux

    $$$ | The Plateau | French

    Priding itself on an exemplary environmental approach, cuisine at Laloux is in one word "fresh," based on ultra local ingredients like juniper...Read More

  • 18. Les 400 Coups

    $$$ | Old Montréal | Canadian

    This low-key destination is the perfect spot for an intimate yet elevated meal, where diners can safely anticipate irreproachable dishes (including...Read More

  • 19. Manitoba

    $$$ | Little Italy | Canadian

    Bringing a taste of the forest to adoring local foodies, food writers, and adventurous eaters, Manitoba was one of the most percussive restaurant...Read More

  • 20. Pastaga

    $$$ | Rosemont

    Don't be fooled by the name: Pastaga is not a pasta joint; the name is a slang term for alcoholic drinks composed of anise, specifically...Read More

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