A Monday Date: Our suggested addresses

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After having presented you with our suggestions of perfect addresses for a Sunday date, here are the ideal addresses for a date on a Monday!

We know that everyone’s schedules are different. As we work with and know many people in the restaurant industry, we are well aware that most restaurants are closed on Sundays and Mondays. But not all of them! So it’s a great date night for people who work in restaurants that are closed on those days, but also for anyone who has a changing schedule or doesn’t mind going out on a Monday.

Monday is an unloved day of the week, but we’re here to change that. We love eating out! And why not brighten up your Monday by treating yourself to a good meal without the dishes? A date on a Monday can surprise and spice up the week. To start the week off on the right foot, try one of these restaurants to go out as a couple or with friends and enjoy these addresses, which are often less busy at the beginning of the week.

We think these places are perfect to enjoy the company of your partner at the beginning of the week and start it off right.

For even more suggestions, we also offer you our lists of affordable and festive restaurants, bars where you can eat very well, new restaurants in Montreal or the best tasting menus in Montreal.

Bon appétit, and treat yourself!

Le Majestique

If we talk to about Le Majestique often, it’s because we have a real weakness for the place. With its retro and kitsch decor, this bar is ideal for a gourmet and original date. Le Majestique is known for its superb oyster platters, which can be enjoyed with good wine until the early hours of the morning. Le Majestique is unique, small, intimate and bright. The staff is friendly and the evenings are fun and lively. We also love the house fries, the burgers and the giant hot dog! They are also open on Sundays.

4105 Boulevard Saint-Laurent


Kazu is already on our list of good and affordable restaurants and we think it deserves its place on this one! The establishment is open every night and offers Japanese delicacies at very low prices, in a fun, warm and always full atmosphere. The place is casual, but the quality of the dishes is quite sophisticated. We owe the excellence of the dishes to the chef Kazuo Akutsu, who prepares the menu that we enjoy here. Japanese pancakes, dumplings, carpaccio and the shrimp burger are not to be missed. While there’s often a line up outside, the service is good and fast and it’s worth the wait!

1844 Sainte-Catherine Ouest
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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. The restaurant is almost always full thanks to its tasty cuisine offered at affordable prices in an original decor. The establishment is also open on Sundays.

1201 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est


Rouge-Gorge is a charming wine bar on Mont-Royal Avenue! In a beautiful decor by Zébulon Perron, the bar Rouge-Gorge is a pleasant and unpretentious place that favours the good pleasures of the table. Here, you come to discover good bottles at affordable prices, and to eat a yummy bite from the comforting menu that changes according to the seasons. The kitchen is open until late every day, allowing you to extend your special one-on-one outing.

1234 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est

Bar Furco

In a decor reminiscent of Berlin bars, Furco offers a “bar where you can eat well” formula. In a decor signed Zébulon Perron, the establishment has been crowded with downtown professionals, party people of all kinds and lovers of the good things since its opening. The menu conceived by the chef Joëlle Trottier changes every week, and offers dishes with generous portions, that are fresh and easy to share. We especially like the charcuterie!

425 Rue Mayor


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, offered until late in the evening, 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 Sundays!

51 Rue Roy Est

Restaurant Gus

In his small restaurant on Beaubien Street, chef David Ferguson prepares dishes so tasty and generous that the list of loyal regulars grows on the daily. One comes here to enjoy a comfort food menu that represents something of the chef’s personality: dishes that seem simple, but are very well crafted, generous, and with lots of flavour! The menu items are reliable, consistent and create “customers who always come back with cravings”. For a hearty meal to be enjoyed one-on-one, the place is inviting and pleasant and you can easily hear yourself talk.

38 Rue Beaubien Est


L’Express is a Montreal staple for its menu, decor and outstanding French brasserie service. Here, the menu does not change, nor does its quality, as we are treated to French classics executed with brio. The ambiance of L’Express is that of a brasserie which adds to the dining experience; we love to sit at the bar to eat and take it all in. The superb wine list at L’Express is also excellent and affordable, which adds to the charm of the place. Also open on Sundays, this address is always excellent value for a great and classic date.

3927 Rue Saint-Denis


One of our nice, good and affordable restaurants, Cafeden is an excellent Vietnamese restaurant in Little Italy. With its minimalist decor, Cafeden is refined and a true all-rounder. The place not only has charming owners, but also offers the best papaya salad and chicken wings (soy and honey) in Montreal! Bonus: everything is very affordable and unless there’s a rowdy group, you’ll be able to hear each other. We always eat at the bar while enjoying a glass of wine and watching the cooks waltz around.

6576 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Bar George

Freshly opened, Bar George is an absolutely beautiful place to go on a Monday night date. Located in a heritage home, the establishment offers a menu of homegrown products with an Irish and British twist reminiscent of home cooking. The menu offers small snacks and appetizers (piglet, fries, blood sausage, salads, ham hocks, tartares, etc.), as well as a series of main courses with a nice selection of fish and meats. Although simple in appearance, the menu is composed of high quality ingredients and one can feel a lot of technique in each of the dishes. You can also order small bites late at night, for very affordable prices. Also open on Sundays, Bar George is a must try!

1440 Rue Drummond

Chez Victoire

We come to Chez Victoire to celebrate, the room having been conceived so that the party picks up quickly! Here you can enjoy the menu of innovative and passionate chef Alexandre Gosselin who prepares excellent small plates to share with his team. The house is also known for its oysters and its wine list designed by sommelier Sindie Goineau. For one-on-one evenings out, the house is very clever at making the hustle and bustle magically disappear. Chez Victoire’s kitchen is open 7 days a week until midnight.

1453 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est
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Montréal Plaza

Montreal Plaza is Charles-Antoine Crête’s restaurant that has brought a breath of fresh air to the Plaza Saint-Hubert. One enters here as one would enter a friend’s home: into a warm and festive atmosphere, always with a glass of wine in hand. This very large space on Saint-Hubert Street has a rather chic and classic brasserie style decor – with of course a few touches of sweet madness à la Charles-Antoine. Here we eat local, fresh, and often extravagantly. With Sébastien Blanchette, Charles-Antoine, Amin Nasrallah (ex Toqué), Sophie Juneau (ex Conti), Cheryl Johnson (chef and co-owner) and Samuel Chevalier (ex Filet et Toqué!) working there, you’ll be sure to have a great date. Note that the establishment is also open on Sundays.

6230 Rue Saint-Hubert


Elena is a restaurant that we adore where you can eat delicious homemade pasta, natural sourdough pizzas and enjoy fine natural wines. Unpretentious, but with a beautiful, unique and elegant style, Elena is truly a place to be – like on Mondays! All of this makes for a great place to go for a weeknight date!

5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

425 F

425F is a superb address in Sainte-Thérèse that offers a chic and tasty formula; a great addition to the area! Think tartares, grilled octopus, risotto with shellfish bisque, sous vide cooked beef macreuse, piglet from Gaspor farm, and more. Note that the house is particularly distinguished by its cuts of meat aged on site. We like to go there on Mondays for a nice outing outside the city and to eat very well!

100 Place Fabien Drapeau

Chez Lionel

If you’re looking for a chic but friendly restaurant on the South Shore, look to Boucherville where you’ll find Chez Lionel – the perfect destination for both the discerning palate and the humble eater. Chez Lionel’s menu changes about every six months. We love to spend a Monday outside of the city to eat in this beautiful atmosphere!

1052 Rue Lionel-Daunais

Beau Mont

Le Beau Mont, Normand Laprise and Christine Lamarche’s new restaurant, is a meeting between the elegance of Toqué! and the conviviality of Brasseries T! The place offers a superb concept that features small local producers to celebrate the wonders of Quebec’s terroir. Now open on Mondays, you can sit down for a nice date with delicious and well-crafted Quebec products.

950 Beaumont Avenue


La buvette vinvinvin has made its nest in the former Brutus on Beaubien Street East and offers a Nordic wine bar concept, which was missing in the area. In a group, duo or solo, the address is ideal for a quick drink or to spend a relaxed and drawn out evening late into the night. So that the wine doesn’t go to your head, the address satisfies small hungers with a menu of delicious dishes to share, centred on this guideline: eat well, and eat locally. A very nice colourful bar that brightens up the Petite-Patrie neighbourhood just right! photos Alison Slattery

1290 Rue Beaubien Est

Buvette Chez Simone

The unique Buvette chez Simone, with its warm and comforting atmosphere, is a Mile End classic for a drink in a lovely and comfortable atmosphere. Here, we are served glasses of wine at the right price with hearty dishes to share – the address is part of our list of the best bars where you can eat well in Montreal. It’s known for its cheeses and charcuterie, but we love its cod accras, delicious chicken and satisfying fries. Also being one of the date addresses open on both Sundays and Mondays, we return again and again to the Buvette chez Simone! photo Amielle Clouâtre

4869 Avenue du Parc

Bar Cicchetti

Bar Cicchetti is a small Venetian-inspired bar nestled in Mile Ex.  The decor is chic and cozy, reminiscent of European simplicity and charm. On the menu, we find the famous cicchetti in all its forms with a menu that changes every day. Lovers of Italian cocktails will also be delighted by the selection of beverages on the menu. As for the wine list, you’ll find organic and natural wines from here, as well as private imports from Italy and elsewhere. Bar Cicchetti is a charming little gem to discover! Photo Alison Slattery

6703 Avenue du Parc

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! Photos Alison Slattery

3 Rue de la Commune Est


Boxermans is a great little bistro on Van Horne Avenue. The space is elegant, sleek and chic, but still warm and cozy. On the menu, they offer delicate small plates to share, featuring fresh market vegetables. As for the wine list, there are some great finds! Bottles of bubbles, whites, rosés and reds ranging from $35 to $193 that showcase interesting small producers. A favourite address! Photos Alison Slattery

1041 Avenue Van Horne


Larrys is a small cafe-resto-bar on Fairmount Street East. From the same owners of Lawrence restaurant, the establishment is absolutely charming and we recommend it to everyone. The space is quite limited, but it is cozy, comfortable and warm. The menu (that changes frequently) consists of small plates to share, and everything is reliably delicious! Larrys offers a dozen cocktail options, and on the wine front, a private import list of natural wines. The perfect spot for a casual and satisfying Monday night date! Photo Alison Slattery

5201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
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