A Guide to the Best Date Spots in Montreal

Whether it’s a first date, a second date or an evening with your significant other, we are often looking for the ideal place for a one-on-one because the choice is so vast. Of course, you can go on a date anywhere, but among the many good places in Montreal, it is sometimes difficult to make an informed choice; in these moments, Tastet is there for you!

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Kazamaza

Kazamaza, translates — more or less — as "this and that”, or “mix”, and it's a mix of very good things that we enjoy here. This nice address offers delicious middle-eastern dishes that are perfect for sharing. The decor is simple and makes you travel, while the quiet atmosphere is perfect to hear each well. Kazamaza's chef prepares exotic flavors and tasty dishes with precision: tender shanks, amazing hummus, lively kebabs, sumptuous fattouche salads, and much more.

4629 Avenue du Parc
Montréal

Café Mei

Open for nearly 30 years, Café Mei is a charming establishment where you can enjoy excellent Chinese dishes. We are greeted into an inviting and comfortable setting, with warm colours and large windows overlooking Saint-Laurent Boulevard. On the menu, we find fabulous dumplings that are part of our list of the best dumplings in Montreal! With a beautiful assortment of alcohols to accompany your dish, Café Mei is a great place to try on a date.

5309 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal

Malhi Sweets restaurant

A trip to Mr. Mahli's restaurant feels a bit like a trip elsewhere. Plus, this address is one of the best Indian restaurants in Montreal! On the walls, you will find pictures of the owner with stars such as Catherine Deneuve, and on the plates, generous portions of some of the best Indian cuisine there is to offer, such as their exceptional goat curries. On the TV's, Bollywood hits stream constantly. For an original and unpretentious date, this is certainly one of your best options.

880 Rue Jarry Ouest
Montréal

Dumpling Hut

Dumpling Hut is a quaint little restaurant that offers some of the best dumplings in Montreal! Owner Haiqin is originally from China, and arrived in Montreal in 2013. Since then, she has been introducing Chinese culture to Montreal in her own way: by preparing tasty dumplings for her clients. With its friendly dining room and semi-open kitchen, the address is unique and charming. A great discovery to make on a date!

3591 Rue Clark
Montréal

Thaï Sep

Opened in 2011, Thai Sep welcomes its guests into a simple and friendly setting, perfect for enjoying delicious Laotian and Thai cuisine! Chef and owner Anouxath Siyavong prepares dishes with authentic flavours from his native countries, and the result is exquisite! Note that in addition to offering delicious dishes in a rather quiet atmosphere, Thai Sep is also a great BYOB, so you can share your favourite bottle with your date.

1900 Rue Jean-Talon Est
Montréal

Le Super Qualité

Super Qualité is an Indian snack bar in Rosemont that offers some of the best cuisine from the Indian subcontinent. It mainly includes street food from South India, cocktails and regional specialities. The space is charming and original, and its relaxed atmosphere is conducive to a date. This small local restaurant should be discovered simply for the quality of its dishes and its friendly staff! Plus, it is one of the best Indian restaurants in town!

1211 Rue Bélanger
Montréal

Dinette Triple Crown

One of our favourite addresses in Montreal, this restaurant offers cuisine from the southern United States in a 1920's atmosphere; we love the music and the décor that makes us travel back in time. Fried chicken (one of the best in town!) with gravy, incredible macaroni and cheese, pulled pork or brisket sandwiches, salads and potatoes of all kinds are on the menu at La Dinette. You can eat at the counter in a relaxed atmosphere or take everything to go. The place even offers a picnic formula in case you feel like taking your date to the park across the street!

6704 Rue Clark
Montréal
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Otto Yakitori

Otto Yakitori is known for its specialty, yakitori (!) — the most delicious meat skewers. The place is suitable for a date with a festive atmosphere without breaking the bank!

1441 Rue Saint Mathieu
Montréal

Cafeden

Cafeden is beautiful, tasty, easy going and affordable. It's a great place to have a feast or simply to have a bite to eat and a glass of wine. It's one of our favourites!

6576 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal

Drogheria Fine

In the heart of Mile End, this small counter serves impressive gnocchi with tomato sauce that will make you want to return for lunch and dinner. The name, the cuisine, the décor, and the atmosphere of the Drogheria Fine transport you to an old-fashioned European delicatessen. A small window, working as a counter, overlooks Fairmount Avenue West. Ideal for a casual date during a stroll in Mile End.

68 Avenue Fairmount Ouest
Montréal

Adamo Pizza

Adamo serves up some of the best New York pizza in the city! Very classic Little Italy New York decor; lots of wood, white painted brick, vintage photos, a large installation of pizza boxes, tomato sauce cans and bags of flour in the middle of the restaurant. A return trip to the Big Apple for a romantic slice of pizza.

4629 Notre-Dame Street West
Montreal

Nouilles de Lan Zhou

Lan Zhou is by far one of our favorite places in town to enjoy delicious, fresh Chinese noodles. Despite the restaurant's modest appearance, the long line of hungry customers that often spills out onto the sidewalk is a testament to the quality of this address. A date that might end in laughter, interspersed with many slurps.

1006 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal

Épicerie Pumpui

Pumpui offers all the wonderful flavours of Thailand in the heart of Little Italy. To eat in or take out, their menu is delicious, authentic, and affordable, with a little kick to boot.

83 Rue Saint-Zotique Est
Montréal

Kazu

Kazu is a small and unpretentious Japanese bistro that never disappoints — and this, at a small cost. It is definitely one of our favourite places in town. Kazu is a rather inconspicuous restaurant on this eclectic part of Sainte-Catherine street.

1844 Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montréal

Le Red Tiger

The neon lights that greet you illuminate the phrase "The more the merrier"! That's the atmosphere you'll find at the Red Tiger, one of our festive and affordable restaurants. The owners wanted a restaurant/bar where you could come and eat Vietnamese street food, and it's been very successful! Right in the heart of the Village, the restaurant is a charming and very friendly place that buzzes with foodies. Also, it's open on Monday!

1201 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est
Montréal

Icehouse

Icehouse is neither haute gastronomy nor fast food, it's an in-between; an unpretentious place where one comes to eat the most delicious feel-good food. The menu is Tex-Mex influenced. You can enjoy tacos, sandwiches, nachos and burritos of all kinds, and a great fried chicken. The establishment is known for its drinks, so it's a good place to go if you're looking for a date with a festive feel. Its friendly and relaxed atmosphere and its nice little terrace in the summer make this address perfect for a date, in addition to being open on Mondays!

51 Rue Roy Est
Montréal
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Restaurants

Boxermans

Boxermans is a lovely little address on Van Horne Street with a unique offering in the neighbourhood. The place is elegant and chic while still being welcoming and comfortable. The house offers a small and delicious menu of delicate small plates to share with your date. In the summer, the terrace is simply magical with its string lights.

1041 Avenue Van Horne
Montréal

Fleurs & Cadeaux

This Japanese-style snack bar, nestled in a pink, century-old building on Saint-Urbain Street, offers a multi-sensory experience like no other in the neighbourhood. The attention to detail, from the plates to the sound system, is sure to transport you to another place for an evening. If your date goes well, you can even head downstairs for a drink at Sans Soleil!

1002 Rue Saint-Urbain
Montréal

Hoogan et Beaufort

Hoogan and Beaufort is a restaurant that opened its doors at the edge of Rosemont, in the Angus Shops. One falls under its charm at first thanks to its magnificent industrial decor, and then after having tasted the magnificent dishes of chef Marc-André Jetté.

4095 Rue Molson
Montréal

L’Express

L'Express is a staple in Montreal for its menu, décor and outstanding French brasserie service. Here, the menu does not change, but the quality is always there. French classics executed to perfection!

3927 Rue Saint-Denis
Montréal
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Cadet

Although Cadet is a rather discreet address, you can be sure that the dishes will always be delectable. In a refined and elegant space, you will find a menu in four parts: vegetables, fish, meat and desserts. The restaurant offers a large bar with about twenty seats, a very comfortable dining room, and a nice atmosphere enhanced by its gorgeous lighting.

1431 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal

Foxy

This Griffintown address welcomes you in an elegant and very intimate decor that is undeniably romantic! The dishes are delicate and tasty and the place is always bustling. You can sit in the front for the action, at the bar to watch the action in the kitchen, or in the back for a more intimate evening.

1638 Notre-Dame Street West
Montreal
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Mile-Ex

This small restaurant offers an original take on Quebecois cuisine and very attentive service. For a date out of the ordinary, this charming Mile Ex restaurant is remarkable. We highly recommend a seat at the bar to watch the chef working wonders on our plates.

6631 Rue Jeanne-Mance
Montréal
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Restaurant Tuck Shop

Tuck Shop is an excellent restaurant in Montreal. Why? A combination of things: delicious food, a superb wine list, a cheerful atmosphere and attentive service.

4662 Notre-Dame Street West
Montreal

Maison Publique

Maison Publique is one of the city's best English gastro-pub restaurants. Since its opening in 2012 in the Plateau, the restaurant has never been empty and we know why! We immediately fell in love with the Canadian menu that changes with the seasons, the warm decor and the knowledgeable service.

4720 Rue Marquette
Montréal

Impasto

Impasto is one of the best Italian restaurants in Montreal. In a space designed by Zébulon Perron, you will enjoy an Italian menu with the signature touch of chef Michele Forgione and his team. Everything here is homemade, and you can tell. We love the delicacy of the dishes, as well as the sauces and textures.

48 Rue Dante
Montréal

Le Chien Fumant

Le Chien Fumant seats around 30 guests and has been filling up every night since it opened. The little establishment on the Plateau Mont-Royal never ceases to charm its guests, and it's not by chance. We eat here as if we were dining with friends who excel in the art of entertaining. The service at Le Chien Fumant reflects the place: attentive and generous.

4710 Rue de Lanaudière
Montréal

Elena

Located in Saint-Henri, this address is known as much for its conviviality, as it is for its delicious pizzas and sought-after natural wines. All these elements are at the origin of Elena's success. To try it is to love it!

5090 Notre-Dame Street West
Montreal

Marconi

This small neighborhood restaurant on Mozart Street is the perfect place to enjoy an excellent cocktail after strolling through Little Italy and Jean-Talon market. We come here for chef Medhi’s tasty seasonal menu that is perfect for sharing!

45 Avenue Mozart Ouest
Montréal

Paloma

Paloma offers cuisine from Nice, where Provençal flavours mingle with Italian ones. Armand Forcherio, chef and co-owner, prepares a short menu of simple yet elegant small dishes. With his daughter Rosalie, the chef wanted to create a comforting gastronomic experience in a cozy and charming space.

8521 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal

Restaurant Moccione

One of our favourite Italian restaurants, Moccione is the ideal place for a date in Villeray. Moccione's cuisine is fresh, tasty and straightforward. The team in the kitchen succeeds marvelously in honouring the Italian classics by adding their personal touch.

7495 Rue Saint-Denis
Montréal

Pichai

Pichai is a must-visit address in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie to (re)discover the gastronomy of northeastern Thailand, chat with the charming team and enjoy carefully selected wines.

5985 Rue Saint-Hubert
Montréal

Bistrot Paname

A new small French bistro located in Verdun, Bistrot Paname serves revisited classic dishes in a charming French decor. A little gem that transports us to the capital of love.

4847 Rue Wellington
Montréal

Vin Papillon

Vin Papillon, located in the same block as Joe Beef and Liverpool House, offers its own unique twist to the Joe Beef family offering, which is to make vegetables the star of the show. The menu is fresh and full of textures, with succulent dishes that are perfect for sharing. Note, however, that the address is not vegetarian, and they offer beautiful meat and seafood dishes as well.

2519 Notre-Dame Street West
Montreal
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Nora Gray

This small restaurant on Saint-Jacques Street is quiet, but knows how to get noticed. At Nora Gray, ambiance is everything; the atmosphere is cozy, warm and comfortable. As for the menu, it is simply exquisite.

1391 Rue Saint-Jacques
Montréal

Kabinet

Restaurant et bar d’inspiration russe, le Kabinet propose une service 360 qui vous permet de passer votre soirée complète au même endroit. C’est dans un décor antique et cozy où le charmant personnel nous concocte de délicieux breuvages alcoolisés. Sur leur carte, on retrouve une belle diversité d’excellents cocktails aux influences russes et dont la qualité est au rendez-vous. On aime l’originalité des produits offerts, l’intimité du lieu et la grande terrasse pendant la saison estivale. De plus, côté bouffe, le Kabinet a pour but de vous servir une menu inspirée de Paris dans les années 70, en y ajoutant certains éléments signatures.

98 Avenue Laurier Ouest
Montréal
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For a drink

Denise

Located in Parc-Extension, Denise is a fun and relaxed place to meet for a drink. In accordance with the drinks menu, we also enjoy Asian-flavoured small dishes. However, the team in the kitchen is nevertheless free to be inspired by other flavours and promises a constantly evolving menu.

386 Avenue Beaumont
Montréal

Pullman

Pullman is one of Montreal's first wine bars and is one of our favourite places to visit in the Quartier des Spectacles. Eleven years after its opening, after hosting thousands of first dates, the Park Avenue establishment is still an exceptional place to go.

3424 Avenue du Parc
Montréal

Brasserie Harricana 

In a beautiful space on the border of Little Italy and Mile Ex, Brasserie Harricana has something for almost everyone. In fact, it is on our list of the most beautiful bars in Montreal. Brasserie Harricana on Jean-Talon Street West aims to be a friendly neighbourhood microbrewery, a place that brings people of all ages and backgrounds together, a place where everyone can feel comfortable — and we believe they’ve succeeded!

95 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest
Montréal

Philémon

A renowned wine bar in the heart of the Old Port, we go to Philémon to taste their many tapas and to party until the wee hours of the morning. We strongly recommend going for happy hour for a romantic rendezvous.

111 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest
Montréal

Bar Henrietta

Bar Henrietta is a little haven of joy with a Portuguese tavern feel in the Mile End. With a superb selection of natural wines, you can let yourself be carried away by the rhythm of the good juice that flows until very late. With a refreshing classic cocktail menu, the house is sure to quench your thirst! Henrietta also offers delicious Portuguese-inspired plates and all sorts of sharing dishes. In one sentence: natural wine bar, cocktails and fresh oysters. A wonderful evening, guaranteed.

115 Avenue Laurier Ouest
Montréal

Bar Furco

In a space reminiscent of Berlin bars, Furco offers a "bar where you can also eat well" formula. Designed by Zébulon Perron, the establishment has been bustling since its opening with downtown professionals, party people of all kinds and lovers of good things... or just lovers.

425 Rue Mayor
Montréal

Le Majestique

We often talk about the bar Majestique because we have a real weakness for the place. With its kitsch decor, the place is ideal for an original gourmet date. We come here to to enjoy oysters and good wine, and to have a good time until the early morning.

4105 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal

Rouge-Gorge

Even though the vibe at Rouge-Gorge bar is more industrial, there is still a special intimacy to it. It’s a nice and unpretentious place that simply favours the good pleasures of the table. We come here to discover good bottles, to drink, and to enjoy tasty bites.

1234 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est
Montréal

vinvinvin

vinvinvin is a beautiful and colourful wine bar that brightens up the Petite-Patrie and serves the neighbourhood just right. Great project from a super talented team that knows what they're doing! vinvinvin offers a varied and truly delicious selection of "living" northern climate wines accompanied by gourmet small plates to share. Marina De Figueiredo's menu is delicious and locally-focused, and changes regularly with the seasons.

1290 Rue Beaubien Est
Montréal

Buvette Chez Simone

Buvette Chez Simone is a pioneer in the category of places that serves real sharing dishes in a bar atmosphere. There is only one Buvette Chez Simone, and everything is done just right. The warm service, the vibrant atmosphere and the glasses of wine at just the right price.

4869 Avenue du Parc
Montréal

Bar St-Denis

Whether it's for a delicious meal, a quiet drink on a weeknight, or a late-night party, Bar St-Denis has become a landmark for Rosemont residents. The goal was to create a menu that could be adapted to the desires of the customers: dishes to share, to sit and eat to your heart's content, or to nibble when you reach the bottom of your glass.

6966 Rue Saint-Denis
Montréal

Stem Bar

Stem Bar is a casual bar that serves great food. It’s also a sort of extension of September Surf café. If you're a fan of local wines and beers, you'll be in for a treat here. Plus, they have a great menu with shareable bites that pair beautifully with your drinks.

2475 Notre-Dame Street West
Montreal

Bar Cicchetti

What better way to enjoy an apéritif than with a bellini or an Aperol Spritz at Cicchetti? Inspired by the chiccetterias — bars where you can enjoy small bites (or cicchetti) with a drink in hand — the address brings a Mediterranean vibe to the Mile-Ex.

6703 Avenue du Parc
Montréal

Big in Japan Bar

Tucked behind a nondescript door on St. Laurent Boulevard is Big in Japan. Once inside, the long labyrinthine bar immediately catches the eye and guides the passage of the guests. The bar owes its subdued lighting thanks to a hundred small candles, cleverly placed throughout the space. The warm and enveloping atmosphere of the bar will leave the best impression on all who come.

4175 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal

Vol de nuit

Be warned: when you step into Vol de Nuit, you may feel like you’ve stepped onto a Wes Anderson movie set. The small vintage-style room is lined in part with a beautiful vintage bar, where drinks are prepared for guests. A cream-coloured ceiling centers the whole and seems to dance before our eyes. Vol de Nuit transports us effortlessly with each visit.

14 Rue Prince-Arthur Est
Montréal

Atwater Cocktail Club 

The Atwater Cocktail Club is one of our favourite bars in the Southwest to enjoy a drink in a cozy atmosphere. The bar surprises with its eclectic decor: a fuchsia pink banquette, a dinosaur head, and mirrors on the ceiling. The space is chic and original, and the dates here transport you away. They make delicious cocktails that can accompany tasty revisited classics such as a cheeseburger, rib steak, fries, escargots, frog legs and mor.

512 Avenue Atwater
Montréal

Milky Way

Located on the second floor of the excellent Fugazzi restaurant, the Milky Way bar invites its customers to continue their evening in a truly unique space. A galactic-coloured staircase leads you into the bar. Designed by the Gauley Brothers, The Milky Way is all about extravagant elegance, highlighted by surreal lighting colours. To top off the out-of-this-world experience, you'll enjoy some of the best cocktails in Montreal.

1886 Rue Centre
Montréal

Cloakroom Bar

Cloakroom is a hidden bar tucked behind the high-end tailor shop of the same name. The 19th century building is the inspiration for mixologist and bar manager Andrew Whibley, who makes cocktails that are unique to the era. People come here to try his delicious custom cocktails. Just let him know what you like and what you're in the mood for!

2175 Rue de la Montagne
Montréal

Bar George

Bar George is located on the ground floor of a stunning heritage house in the heart of downtown Montreal, and is another to boast the title of being one of Montreal’s most stunning bars. This is a perfect place to have a drink in what are truly exceptional surroundings.

1440 Rue Drummond
Montréal

Le Darling

Darling is the eye-catching café-bar at the corner of Marie-Anne Street and Saint-Laurent Boulevard, from the same owners as the Majestique and Waverly bars. The eclectic and original decor will give you lots to talk about!

4328 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal
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Lunch date

Restaurant Mélisse

Head to this Old Port address to enjoy delicate, fresh and well-seasoned cuisine in a setting that is as lovely as the plates' presentation.

719 Rue William
Montréal

Le Butterblume

With a refined décor, friendly staff and absolutely delicious dishes, this charming address has brought a breath of fresh air to this part of Saint-Laurent that was lacking a little love. The house offers a delicious lunch menu that changes with the seasons.

5836 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal

Mano Cornuto

Mano Cornuto, nestled in Griffintown, is an address that we can't get enough of! Ideal for all occasions and at any time of the day, we stop here to enjoy Italian wonders such as focaccia prepared every morning, delicious pasta dishes, colorful salads, generous sandwiches and pastries that will take you across the Atlantic to the land of la dolce vita.

988 Rue Ottawa
Montréal

BarBara Vin

BarBara is a new address that recently opened in Saint-Henri. BarBara's mission is to be a wine bar where good juice flows freely at an affordable price, accompanied by a dispensa (mini grocery store in Italian) and coffee for the early risers. The wine cellar is well stocked with products selected by Catherine Draws; small producers from here and elsewhere whose products can be enjoyed without thirst.

4450 Notre-Dame Street West
Montreal
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Café Parvis

Café Parvis has become a downtown staple. The magnificent space, dotted with plants, is worth the detour alone. Masterfully designed by Zébulon Perron, the place is bright during the day and perfectly dimmed at night. In this fabulous setting, you can enjoy very good pizzas, and salads of all kinds.

433 Rue Mayor
Montréal

Caffe un po di piu

Caffe Un Po Di Piu, in Old Montreal, is an exceptional place to savour delicious food. The cafe is reminiscent of the beautiful Italian cafes of the past and is on our list of the most beautiful restaurants in Montreal. The menu features delicious small plates to share, some seasonal salads, focaccias, and dishes made with market vegetables and beautiful meats. The wine list is composed mainly of privately imported Italian natural wines. If you're looking for an address that will truly impress, we recommend Caffe Un po di Piu!

3 Rue de la Commune Est
Montréal
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Cafés

Le Saint Louis Café

Le Saint Louis is a new haven for locals to stop by for a delicious pastry and/or a coffee break at any time of the day. The café catches the eye with its charming and colourful decor, seduces with its delicious pastries and its very good coffee, and invites you to return regularly to this gourmet stop at the corner of Villeneuve and De Bullion.

4800 Rue de Bullion
Montréal

Café San Gennaro

The latest addition to the beautiful Covone armada - Massimo, Fabrizio, Giovanna (Bottega Montreal, Bottega Laval) and Mauro - this little address looks like one of those chic Neapolitan places where you go in for a coffee and come out with delicious delights in hand.

69 Rue Saint-Zotique Est
Montréal

Saison des pluies

It is at the corner of Guizot Street East and Henri-Julien Avenue that Erika Lafleur and Antoine Lacroix-Vézina opened the doors of Saison des pluies, their very first café. A very nice address in Villeray for a date.

301 Rue Guizot Est
Montréal

Pastel Rita

Pastel Rita combines a café and creative workshop in its original Mile End space. The color palette inside is reminiscent of a Wes Anderson aesthetic, with a combination of pastels and more saturated colors. Come and enjoy Pastel Rita's revamped menu or have a glass of wine from the new in-house liquor list.

5761 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal
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To impress

Kabinet

Feeling nostalgic? The Kabinet team is there to transport you, for an evening, to a hotel lobby in the sixth arrondissement of Paris in 1971. Your food will be served in eclectic porcelain dishes reminiscent of a French brasserie. The interior design and décor by Montreal studio ADHOC Architects is impeccable. From the ceramic mosaic to the magnificent Ukrainian chandelier that hangs over one of the restaurant's tables, you will feel like you’ve been transported to the Old Continent. Plus, their cocktails are top-notch and if you are feeling fancy, they have several types of caviar. A caviar tower is sure to impress!

98 Avenue Laurier Ouest
Montréal
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Jatoba

Jatoba is a very impressive restaurant. Starting with its decor, this address is located in the former Philips Lounge, and it was La Chambre Design who designed the place. Everything is chic and beautiful, with a lovely terrace equipped to welcome you all year long (and one of the most beautiful in town). At Jatoba, you can enjoy a Japanese-inspired menu. Their seafood platters - the specialty of chef Olivier Vigneault - will be sure to impress. They also offer simple dishes for all tastes; salads, vegetables, dumplings, fish, seafood and meat. Note that the restaurant has a bar license as well.

1184 Rue du Square-Phillips
Montréal

Le Serpent

Le Serpent is one of our favourite restaurants in Montreal. Firstly, because its location in the Darling Foundry is beautiful; and secondly, because its décor is both simple and impressive. The atmosphere here is eclectic and lively, but it might not be the quietest space for a first date. Our favourite spot to sit is at the bar. The restaurant offers superbly executed dishes to be shared, and a few of their dishes of note include their bucatini, confit pork ribs, black garlic, soy, speck linguini and lobster risotto. Be sure to save room for the desserts; chef Masami Waki is one of the best in town.

257 Rue Prince
Montréal
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Montréal Plaza

Montreal Plaza is the long-awaited restaurant of Charles-Antoine Crête, who has brought a breath of fresh air to Plaza Saint-Hubert. You walk in here as though it were the home of the co-owner's parents: with a very warm greeting in a festive atmosphere, and always with a glass of wine in hand. The decor, by Zébulon Perron, has a brasserie feel that is quite elegant, with a touch of charming madness. The food here is local, fresh, and often extravagant. With Sébastien Blanchette, Charles-Antoine Crête, Amin Nasrallah (ex Toqué), Sophie Juneau (ex Conti), Cheryl Johnson (chef and co-owner) and Samuel Chevalier (ex Filet et Toqué!) working there, you are in very good hands.

6230 Rue Saint-Hubert
Montréal

Le Filet

Le Filet restaurant is a staple Montreal address and one of the best restaurants in the city. In a mellow decor, which is both chic and comfortable, you will enjoy memorable dishes, mainly inspired by the sea. A hybrid menu influenced by the chef's Japanese origins and his training in French cuisine. We particularly love the exceptional tuna tartare, linguini with squid ink, and cavatellis with veal cheek and foie gras shavings. The restaurant also offers a superb wine list!

219 Avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest
Montréal

Vin Mon Lapin

The cuisine at Mon Lapin is original, thoughtful, and delicious, and always prepared with care and delicacy. To accompany a delicious menu, the restaurant offers an impressive wine list, composed of privately imported natural wines. Mon Lapin is definitely one of our favuorites.

150 Rue Saint-Zotique Est
Montréal

Monarque

Monarque is one of the city's most beautiful restaurants and welcomes its clientele to enjoy excellent French-inspired gourmet cuisine. Divided into two sections, Monarque has a brasserie side with a more casual atmosphere and a more accessible menu, and a chic dining room, where you can enjoy an upscale four-course menu served in a very elegant setting.

406 Rue Saint-Jacques
Montréal
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Restaurant Damas

The space at Damas is sublime and very warm. Upon entering, you will feel welcomed, transported, and charmed. On the menu, you will find exquisite specialties with exceptional flavours and spices, such as fish, charcoal grilled meats, and Fattouch salad.

1201 Avenue Van Horne
Montréal

Perles et Paddock

Perles et Paddock is a superb restaurant in Griffintown. Open since June 2017, it offers the neighbourhood a perfect space to enjoy a great cocktail. Plus, the 80 seat space is gorgeous. Located in a completely detached building — a former garage on Rue des Seigneurs — Perles et Paddock is one-of-a-kind.

403 Rue des Seigneurs
Montréal

Place Carmin

Place Carmin is a French brasserie restaurant that impresses with its sublime decor. The project is the work of Mélanie Blanchette and her team (Bouillon Bilk, Cadet). You can enjoy tasty dishes from François Nadon in a chic space.

740 Rue William
Montréal
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