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. Agrikol

    $$ | Downtown | Caribbean

    Montreal-based band Arcade Fire is the mastermind behind this Haitian rum house flanked by the most fabulous patio in the city, bar none. Besides...Read More

  • 2. 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

  • 3. Brasserie Harricana

    $$ | Little Italy | Canadian

    Instagram-famous for its dusty pink chairs and pleasing, contemporary space, this seriously cool brasserie is home to 41 home-brews—sold by...Read More

  • 4. Café Parvis

    $$ | Downtown | Eclectic

    What used to be a fur showroom in the 1970s now hosts Café Parvis, an impeccably designed eatery with floor-to-ceiling windows, half-stripped...Read More

  • 5. Dinette Triple Crown

    $$ | Little Italy | American

    Dinette Triple Crown is relatively small (a counter with just eight stools) but the real draw here is not indoors; rather, locals know to ask...Read More

  • 6. Dominion Square Tavern

    $$$ | Downtown | British

    Antique chairs and a 40-foot brass bar, along with original floors, lamps, and walls from 1927, set the tone at this atmospheric British tavern...Read More

  • 7. HVOR

    $$$$ | Verdun | Canadian

    The clean and minimalistic Scandinavian décor of Hvor, pronounced "vor” (Danish for “here") is the perfect blank slate for the playful flavor...Read More

  • 8. 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

  • 9. Impasto

    $$$ | Little Italy | Italian

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

  • 10. Joe Beef

    $$$$ | Verdun | Canadian

    Eating out here is a little like being invited to a dinner party by a couple of friends who just happen to be top-notch chefs. Everything written...Read More

  • 11. L'Express

    $$$ | The Plateau | French

    This iconic Montreal 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

  • 12. La Banquise

    $ | The Plateau | Canadian

    Québec is notorious for poutine—french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy—and La Banquise has been the place for an authentic experience...Read More

  • 13. La Croissanterie Figaro

    $$ | Outremont | French

    The self-proclaimed "un coin perdu de Paris" is famous for its wraparound patio, Parisian vibe, and 100-year-old corner building. It's hard...Read More

  • 14. Labo Culinaire Foodlab

    $$ | Downtown | Eclectic

    Take cutting-edge experimental art and mix it up with food and what you get is Labo Culinaire Foodlab. Located on the third floor of Montréal...Read More

  • 15. Lawrence

    $$$ | Mile End | Canadian

    There are lines outside this hip and trendy establishment before the restaurant even opens for weekend brunch. The chef's British background...Read More

  • 16. Le Fantôme

    $$$$ | Verdun | Canadian

    Equal parts whimsy and polish, Le Fantôme—widely touted as one of Canada's best restaurants—offers an exciting dining experience. Rather than...Read More

  • 17. Le Majestique

    $$ | The Plateau | Canadian

    With its bric-à-brac décor, retro knickknacks, and sceney vibes, Majestique is a quirky wine bar that's open until the wee hours with an excellent...Read More

  • 18. Le Serpent

    $$$ | Old Montréal | Italian

    The expertise and irreproachable service at Le Serpent truly make it an essential stop on any Montreal foodie itinerary. The industrial-looking...Read More

  • 19. Le Vin Papillon

    $$ | Verdun | Italian

    First and foremost a wine bar, this tiny 30-seat spot also dishes out delicious vegetable-centric, market-based cuisine. The cuisine features...Read More

  • 20. Leméac

    $$$ | Outremont | French

    This sophisticated French bistro pleases Montrealers with its flawless classics and its heated wraparound outdoor terrace; not to mention the...Read More

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