12 restaurant suggestions for a second date

Now that you’ve had a successful first date, here are some suggestions for that anticipated second date! Again, of course, you can go on a date anywhere. Some may prefer our list of affordable and festive restaurants, while others may prefer our list of great bars, our list of new restaurants in Montreal or our list of the best tasting menus in Montreal.

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Nora Gray

Nora Gray – in our opinion – is one of the best places to go on a date. Why? The place is romantic, intimate and the food is extremely good. Not only do you eat well, but you drink well; and not only do you drink well, but you are always served like royalty. The decor is subdued, the personalization of the experience remarkable, making this address a staple in Montreal and a perfect date spot.

1391 Rue Saint-Jacques


Foxy is the newest addition from the owners of Olive and Gourmando. The Griffintown address welcomes you in a very intimate and elegant decor (cover photo), and the wood-fired oven that they cook in only adds to the undeniably romantic charm! The cuisine is reminiscent of country cooking: a short menu, well done and with beautiful products – this is one of the best restaurants in the neighbourhood. The plates are delicate and delicious and the place is always packed. You can sit up front to get in on the action, at the bar to see the magic happen, or in the back for a more private evening.

1638 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest


In a small space on Jeanne-Mance Street, you will find Mile-Ex restaurant that offers an original take on Quebecois cuisine. In this intimate space, the service is very personalized; with one person on duty and a few in the kitchen, you will enjoy dishes with bold flavours and textures, accompanied by a nice wine list. For a date out of the ordinary, this address is remarkable. We recommend sitting at the bar (that faces the chef) for an entertaining evening.

6631 Rue Jeanne-Mance
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Restaurant Tuck Shop

Tuck Shop is a great restaurant in Montreal for many reasons: the quality of the menu and wine list, the atmosphere, the decor, and the service. The kitchen offers a refined and delicious menu that changes daily, and, in our opinion, the service is one of the best in town. When coming for a date, we recommend the table in front of the kitchen or at the bar, to get front seats on the action.

4662 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

Maison Publique

We love Maison Publique which is one of our favourite restaurants in town. Here, you will enjoy a very Canadian menu with remarkably fresh products. The menu changes quite often, but we often find some classics like the foie gras parfait or the prime rib. The house vegetables are also always exceptional. The service is warm and the atmosphere relaxed; we strongly recommend a seat at the bar for a lively date!

4720 Rue Marquette

Le Filet

Le Filet is a must in Montreal and one of the best restaurants in town. In a flattering space that is both chic and comfortable, you will be sure to enjoy memorable dishes inspired by the sea. A hybrid menu influenced by the chef’s Japanese origins and his training in French cuisine serve up exceptional dishes including 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


This welcoming, cosy, and friendly Mile End address is one of our favourites. With a fantastic natural wine list and flavourful small plates, the place is ideal to share a good meal and have a lovely evening. We particularly like their salads, house-made charcuterie, tartares (they always have a fish and seafood tartare on the menu) and breakfast sandwiches served all day long! The smallness of the place makes any visit here quite intimate. We like to sit at the bar and watch the kitchen and front of house staff waltz throughout the small space. PS: if they’re packed, go next door to Lawrence.

5201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent


Impasto is one of the best Italian restaurants in Montreal. In a space designed by Zebulon Perron, you will enjoy an exquisite Italian menu by chef Michele Forgione and his team. Everything here is homemade and you can taste it. We like the delicacy of the plates, as well as their delicious sauces and satisfying combination of textures. We like the excellent desserts and the beautiful wine list. We like the attentive service, and we like to sit at the bar so we can look onto the action of the kitchen.

48 Rue Dante

Le Chien Fumant

Le Chien Fumant has about 30 seats and has been packed 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’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: we eat here as though we were dining with friends who excel in the art of entertaining. The place is warm and comfortable, the decor simple and classic. On the menu, you will find revisited classics, very well executed. The service at Le Chien Fumant is like the place, attentive and generous.

4710 Rue de Lanaudière


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