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Restaurants that are open between Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Update 19 December 2019   |    Published on 19 December 2019

Restaurants that are open between Christmas and New Year’s Eve

The end-of-year holiday season is one of the few times in the year that friends and family get to come together, and for many, these gatherings take place over a festive meal. Good wine, delicious food, and lots of generosity, laughter and love… what more could you ask for?

It takes a lot to host a holiday feast. Everything has to be thought out, from elaborate menus to indulge your guests to the perfect alcoholic accompaniments for your meal. And then you’re still left with the treacherous task of cleaning up afterwards!  Although many opt to plan out their holiday meals well in advance so that they can enjoy themselves when the event actually arrives, even the planning process itself can be an unwelcome source of stress.

To help you avoid some unwanted time waiting in lines at the grocery store, slaving over the stove and elbow deep in dish-water, we have compiled a list of all of our favourite restaurants that are open between Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

There is no need to stress yourself out in order to enjoy a festive meal with your loved ones, especially when there are so many great restaurants that are offering to do all the grunt work for you! Whether it is for a simple post-Christmas family dinner or a pre-New Year’s Eve celebration with friends, you’ll surely find the perfect address for your holiday event on this list. 

If you need recommendations for addresses that are open on the 24th, 25th and 31st of December and the 1st of January, we’ve got you covered! For those who use this time of year as an excuse to indulge in all of the special seasonal treats, we suggest checking out our lists of the best yule log cakes in Montreal, where to find the perfect artisanal Panettone, and where to buy a delicious hot chocolate

Do you know of any restaurants that are open between Christmas and New Year’s Day that should be included in this list? Don’t hesitate to write us at [email protected] with your recommendations!  

Happy Holidays!

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Bar Henrietta

115 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Montreal, QC, Canada

Bar Henrietta is a charming neighbourhood bar that is always lively, fun and festive. This chic address on Laurier Avenue West offers the complete package; a great selection of natural wines, a refreshing cocktail menu and great Portuguese inspired small plates to snack on while you drink. Only closed on December 24th, 25th and 31st, and January 1st, Henrietta is welcoming you with open arms during this holiday season. 

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Mano Cornuto

988 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC, Canada

Since it opened last summer, this wonderful establishment has brought the charm of European cafe culture into Saint-Henri. It’s hard to beat the combination of elaborate Italian cocktails, friendly and attentive service and card games at the dinner table. This place is synonymous with conviviality! Mano Cornuto will be open throughout the whole month of December, except for the 25th. They will also be taking a well-deserved break for the first two weeks of January. 

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Olive & Gourmando

351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada

Of course, there is no better time to enjoy a lavish brunch than during the holidays, and Olive and Gourmando offers one of the best brunches in town! Here, you will be treated to gourmet dishes, beautiful pastries and great coffee, all in a wonderfully charming setting. This always-busy address will be closed from the 23rd to the 25th, as well as on January 1st and 2nd, but they will be open on all dates in between!

Restaurant Tuck Shop

4662 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

Restaurant Tuck Shop has been one of our favourite gourmet addresses in the city ever since it opened in 2010. Tuck Shop serves a comforting bistro menu that never ceases to impress – the menu is concise and well designed, and the dishes are all executed with an impressive balance of textures and flavours. To close out the year on a high note, the address, which is usually closed on Sundays and Mondays, will be open on Sunday the 15th, 22nd and 29th, and Monday the 23rd and 30th. They will, however, be closed on December 24th, 25th and 26th, as well as the first week of January.

Merci la vie

485 Boulevard des Laurentides, Piedmont, QC J0R 1K0, Canada

Despite having just recently opened, Merci la Vie is one of the best bakeries in Quebec. The bread here is mouth-wateringly good, and the owners are just as charming as the place itself. Luckily for us, Merci la Vie will be open for most of the holiday season, excluding the 25th and 26th of December and the 1st and 2nd of January.

Roch le Coq

1541 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, Montreal, QC H2V 1L4, Canada

The motto at Roch le Coq is “faites l’amour, pas la diète,” which roughly translates to “make love, don’t diet,” and that perfectly sums up the character of this eclectic restaurant in Outremont! With some of the best fried chicken in town, this address is an absolute must for anyone in need of some comfort food. They will be open until December 24th, and then closed until January 6th.

vinvinvin

1290 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1P9, Canada

Vinvinvin is an incredibly beautiful wine bar that illuminates the Petite-Patrie every single night, thanks to its original Nordic-inspired concept, colourful decor and smiling service. This little gem will only be closed on December 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st, as well as January 1st, so the wine will be flowing for most of the 2019’s holiday season.

Beba

3900 Rue Éthel, Verdun, QC, Canada

Beba, one of our favourite addresses in Verdun, offers a wonderful Argentinian menu alongside a perfectly complementary wine list. Closed from the 23rd to the 26th of December, this address will be open between Christmas and New Year’s Day, aside from the evening of the 30th when the team will be saving up their energy to ring in the new year properly on the 31st! You can join them in the festivities with a reservation and an 80$ menu.

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Conserva

6604 Rue Saint-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2S 2M3, Canada

Conserva is a charming specialty shop in the heart of Rosemon-La Petite-Patrie that offers an impressive selection of local products. This treasure trove of gourmet goodies will be open until 2pm on the 24th, but closed on the 25th and 26th. The shop will also be open until 2pm on the 31st of December, but will be closed for recovery from the New Year’s Eve festivities on the 1st and 2nd of January.

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Moccione Restaurant

380 Rue Villeray, Montréal, QC H2R 1G9, Canada

A wonderful Italian address in Villeray, le Moccione is always ready to impress. With a beautiful decor and a menu that is perfect in its simplicity, Moccione is ideal for a relaxed and enjoyable evening. The address will remain open from the 27th to the 30th of December, but will be closed from the 31st until the 14th of January.

4255 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1V 1K4, Canada

Hélicoptère was one our absolute favourite openings of 2018! This charming little restaurant, tucked away in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, welcomes everyone into their stunning dining room with open arms. On the menu, you will find a whole host of small plates to share, each one concocted with finesse and precision. This address will be open from the 26th to the 29th, and then again on the 31st of December to bring 2019 to a close with a festive and gourmet evening. They will then take a well-deserved break from the 1st of January to the 21st.

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Boxermans

1041 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, QC, Canada

Whether it’s your first visit or your tenth, you can always count on leaving a meal at Boxermans with a smile on your face. We love this address for its warm atmosphere, refined yet accessible menu and beautiful wine list! For the end of the year’s festivities, this Outremont bistro will stay open on December 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th and 31st to give 2019 a proper send off.

L'Express

3927 Rue Saint-Denis

L’express is an absolute cornerstone of Montreal gastronomy, and has been for decades. Located right on Saint-Denis, this restaurant is continuing their annual tradition and will be open every single day of the year with the exception of the 24th and 25th of December. Here, you can expect to enjoy French bistro classics, all executed with perfection by the chef and his brigade.

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Monarque

406 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1S1, Canada

Monarque, one of the crown jewels of Old Montreal’s restaurant scene, welcomes it’s customers into a truly stunning dining room that encapsulates the meaning of the word “elegance”. The cuisine here is French, and unsurprisingly, very well-executed. Monarque will be open from December 27th to 31st. 

Restaurant Marconi

45 rue Mozart Ouest

A beautiful little restaurant on Mozart Avenue, Marconi offers all of the necessary elements to get the most out of a meal out. In their chic decor, you can enjoy a delicious seasonal cuisine inspired by the world travels of the chef. Marconi welcomes you on the evenings of the December 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th.

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Taverne Atlantic

6512 Av du Parc, Montréal, Montreal, QC H2V 4H9, Canada

Taverne Atlantic is a great spot to grab a drink when you’re in the Mile Ex area. This spot is well  suited to host a drunken night out with friends, and their menu of Quebecois style pizzas, hot dogs and fries is the perfect anecdote for a belly full of booze. Luckily for us, Taverne Atlantic will be open every day during the holidays except for December 24th, 25th and 31st as well as January 1st.

 

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Le Butterblume

5836 Saint Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, QC, Canada

Le Butterblume is a café-resto-boutique on Saint-Laurent Boulevard that serves one of the best brunches in town. They will be open from 10am to 4pm on December 27th, 28th and 29th and January 3rd, 4th, and 5th. You can also make a trip to Butterblume to partake in their last supper of the year on December 27th at 6pm.   

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Time Out Market

705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, Montreal, QC H3B 4G5, Canada

Time Out Market offers a selection of some of the best cuisine in Montreal from morning until night, and it all takes place inside the Eaton Centre! For the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, you can take advantage of the fact that 15 of Montreal’s top chefs have come together to serve their cuisines under one roof.

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