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 Mil
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 plentifu
Montréal has one of Canada's most cosmopolitan restaurant scenes with trendy new eateries popping up regularly, their me

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. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Moishe's

    $$$$ | The Plateau | Steakhouse

    Elegant and old-school, Montréal's premier steak house has been in the Lighter family since 1938 and they have consistently remained hands-on...Read More

  • 6. Toqué!

    $$$$ | Old Montréal | French

    Frequently named one of Montréal's best restaurants (a very coveted title in this foodie capital), a meal at Toqué! is not so much about sustenance...Read More

  • 7. Brasserie Central

    $$$ | Westmount | French

    It takes a lot of nerve to open a French bistro in Montréal’s most voraciously English-speaking neighborhood, but Brasserie Central spruces...Read More

  • 8. Brasserie T

    $$$ | Downtown | French

    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...Read More

  • 9. Café Ferreira

    $$$$ | Downtown | Portuguese

    The open-concept kitchen is renowned for its for "haute" Portuguese cuisine including roasted salted cod, seafood bouillabaisse, and a whole...Read More

  • 10. Chez l'Épicier

    $$$$ | Old Montréal | French

    Menus at this French fusion restaurant are printed on brown paper, but there's nothing down-market about the crisp white linens and the seasonal...Read More

  • 11. Chez Victoire

    $$ | The Plateau | French

    A beacon of the French cultural diaspora in Montréal, Chez Victoire is the epitome of Plateau-Mont-Royal’s joie de vivre and warmth; fittingly...Read More

  • 12. La Chronique

    $$$$ | Outremont | French

    It's an elegant place with white walls and high ceilings flooded with light, but people don't come here for the ambience; they come for the...Read More

  • 13. 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

  • 14. Le Taj

    $$ | Downtown | Indian

    Refined Le Taj carries a piece of Montréal's history with its ornate mud wall originally made for India's pavilion at World Expo ’67. With northern...Read More

  • 15. 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

  • 16. M.Mme

    $$$ | Outremont | Wine Bar

    With a simple but slick decor of exposed brick walls, natural woods, and leather chairs and banquettes, the scene-stealer in this trendy wine...Read More

  • 17. m:brgr

    $$ | Downtown | American

    The atmosphere is lively at this "burger bar" that is generally packed with students and families drawn by designer mac ’n’ cheese, Angus beef...Read More

  • 18. Pizzeria 900

    $$ | Outremont | Italian

    No one does pizza quite like these pizzaiolos; they are, after all, legally certified by the Associazione of Vera Pizza Napolitana in Italy...Read More

  • 19. Restaurant Helena

    $$$$ | Old Montréal | Portuguese

    An airy, colorful restaurant housed inside a welcoming space with alcove windows and stone walls, the cuisine here is traditional Portuguese...Read More

  • 20. Kyozon

    $$$$ | Downtown | Asian

    Only a Kaiten-style sushi joint in a high-ceilinged, casual-industrial space could get Montrealers to dine on Crescent Street, an otherwise...Read More

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