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The Best BYOB restaurants in Montreal x La QV

Last update on June 03, 2021
The Best BYOB restaurants

The Best BYOB restaurants in Montreal x La QV

The level of popularity that the ‘bring your own wine’ (BYOB) formula has earned is in no way surprising. Considering the versatility, individual adaptability, and feeling of engagement that BYOB restaurants provide for their diners, it only makes sense! Whether you are working with a smaller budget, or just have an all-time favourite bottle of wine, spending an evening in a BYOB restaurant can make the overall dining experience just a little more comfortable.

Many of us are aware of the intimidating feeling that arises when surfing through the shelves and shelves of wine labels in the store, trying to decipher the good from the not-so-good.  To help you navigate your way through the confusing world of wine labels,  we have teamed up with La QV to create the ultimate cheat-sheet for what wine to bring to a BYOB restaurant.

La QV is a wine, beer and spirits agency, created by Cyril Kérébel in 2007. The agency works on a micro level, through close engagement with all of the winegrowers that they partner with. With a passion for the industry and it’s and high quality products, La QV are dedicated to maintaining that same standard. Their objective : to offer unique products that share a distinct history. Organic, biodynamic and natural wines are all the stars of the show at La QV.

For red, La QV suggests:

In white, the QV recommends :

In rosé, the QV proposes:

For sparkling wines, the QV offers:

On the side of champagne, the QV suggests:

As another special recommendation, La QV also suggests the wonderful Sancerre wines from Domaine Fouassier.

If you are a fan of the best BYOB restaurants in Montreal, we at Tastet have also prepared a list of the BYOB restaurants with the best summer patios. Still want more? Consult our BYOB category on our website!

La Prunelle

La Prunelle is an amazing BYOB restaurant on rue Duluth. The decor is pretty and elegant. In summer, all of the restaurant’s windows open and the restaurant becomes filled with sunshine. The menu at La Prunelle is quite elaborate. As a starter, you’ll  find tartar, a vegetarian dish, octopus, and blood sausage. As a main course, cod, duck breast, braised beef scoter, veal T-bone and veal sweetbread. There is also the possibility of having a tasting menu or group menu. If you have sweet tooth, there is also great dessert menu! The restaurant is open every evening from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
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Restaurant Tandem

Tandem is definitely one of the best BYOB restaurants in Montreal, and one of our personal favourites! The establishment, which is located in the heart of the Villeray area, offers a French-inspired cuisine. At Tandem, you can enjoy original and tasty dishes in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Chef Pascal Turgeon and his team prepare dishes inspired by the flavours of the season. His wife Ericka Soleilhac and her team take care of the dining room, providing generous and high quality service. Open Tuesday to Saturday, except for special events and groups.
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État-Major

État-Major opened in October of 2013. Co-owner and chef, Nicolas Ficuciello and his team, are a crew that is dedicated to fulfilling your culinary wishes. They offer a seasonal and fresh market menu, served in the ambiance of a classic French Mediterranean bistro. However, the chef’s Italian roots are certainly noticeable in the menu. Ficuciello’s motto is “As long as you have fun cooking, you have fun eating”, and it comes across in the dishes he serves. The service is welcoming and the atmosphere is festive. Open every evening from 6pm to 10pm, and lunchtime from Monday to Friday at 11:30am to 2:30pm.
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Grenadine

Restaurant Grenadine became one of the best restaurants in Montreal in 2009 when chef Alex Duchastel de Montrouge joined forces with chef Nicolas Beaupré. The duo took over the kitchen at this quaint address, and the result has been amazing. Grenadine now offers local Montreal cuisine with classic French accent, all in a relaxed atmosphere. You can enjoy dishes with colourful flavours and appreciable portions. Open in the evening from Wednesday to Saturday.
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Les Canailles

Les Canailles is located in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, and is a very pleasant spot with a warm and festive atmosphere. The house offers bistro style dishes with Mediterranean influences. On the gourmet side, you can enjoy tartar, foie gras, bavette, risotto, fish and ravioli.  The establishment also offers a pretty terrace in the summer – it is part of our list of the most beautiful BYOB patios in Montreal!
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Le Quartier Général

Quartier Général is one of the busiest BYOBs in town; it is a sure bet. Since its opening in 2009, this place has been packed at noon and night. In the heart of the Plateau-Mont-Royal, Le Quartier Général restaurant is ideal for enthusiastic gourmands; the cuisine is friendly, yet still has a seductive flare. In a room of about fifty seats, you’ll find a simple and charming decor with an open kitchen. Quartier Général is open every evening from 6pm to 10pm, and lunchtime from Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
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Restaurant Wellington

Established in Verdun in September 2012, Wellington is definitely one of the best restaurants in Montreal. In a simple and refined setting, adorned with photos from Quebec’s national archives that depict the evolution of the Verdun district, you will be impressed by this space. The restaurant offers a seasonal bistro menu, which changes according to the produce arrivals. Here you will find delicate and tasty dishes, making every visit a pleasure! Especially with such friendly service and soft music where you can hear yourself talking, everything about Wellington is charming. Open every night.
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Côba

For several years now,  Côba sushi restaurant has been offering contemporary Asian cuisine. Located on Laurier Street West in the Outremont district, this restaurant serves high quality food day and night. On the menu, you will find an impressive array of soups and Asian style tapas. This spot also offers several main courses including chicken, beef, seafood and noodles… and of course, a superb sushi menu!
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Monsieur B

This small bistro on Villeneuve Street East in Plateau Mont-Royal, offers a contemporary cuisine. With about forty seats, the decor is simple, but the magnificent photos of the neighbourhood on the walls add charm to the environment. On the menu, you will find seafood, beef tartar, risotto and duck, among others great dishes. The house offers a six-course tasting menu for $52.
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Pho Viet

Pho Viet is a small casual family restaurant, known for its delicious Vietnamese cuisine. The dishes in the house are prepared with love and simplicity and the owners are very charming. Open for decades, the address offers authentic and very tasty cuisine, including one of the best Phở soups in Montreal! The atmosphere is welcoming and warm; you’ll feel welcome as soon as you step through the door.
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Khyber Pass

Khyber Pass is a friendly restaurant on Duluth Avenue, and it  is part of our list of the most beautiful terraces in Montreal! Here, you can eat comforting Afghan cuisine, with incredibly unique colours and spices. The portions are very generous and the prices are affordable. The restaurant is decorated with plants, carpets and colourful murals, adding to the comfortable environment. The address is unpretentious, always crowded, and one of the best bring your own wines in the city.
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Chand Palace

Not only is Chand Palace one of the best BYOBs in Montreal, but it’s also one of the best Indian restaurants! We appreciate the place for its varied menu, and especially for its exceptional thalis. The menu offers many selections of dishes, and lots of vegetarian options. Save room for a Malay Ras if you can! Chand Palace is always a pleasant outing; the service is fast and the prices are very affordable. Open every evening of the week.
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Les Rites Berbères

In the heart of the Plateau, owner Mohand welcomes you to his home to feast on fine North African cuisine. Here, you will taste traditional Berber dishes, and probably the best couscous in town! The menu features everything from lamb, chicken, merguez , salads, bricks and other delicacies. The smell of the restaurant will make you hungry as soon as you arrive, and the place offers one of the most beautiful terraces in the summer time. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday evening.
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Bombay Mahal

Bombay Mahal is one of the best Indian restaurants in Montreal. At this restaurant, you will be transported to the Chef’s home region through amazing flavours and specialty dishes. At Bombay Mahal, you can enjoy vegetarian dishes, an excellent butter chicken, lamb, seafood, tandoori, thalis and biryanis. The decor is minimal, but the plates are very tasty. In the heart of Parc-Extension, this address BYOB is really worth a visit!
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Pizzeria Napoletana

Nestled in Little Italy, Pizzeria Napoletana has been making Neapolitan pizzas for three generations! The restaurant is on our list of the best BYOB restaurants, as it offers good pizza with a fine and crispy crust, served with an amazing homemade tomato sauce. An ideal place to enjoy a pizza with a good glass of wine of your choice. We also recommend their sausages and meatballs.
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La Maison de Séoul

The Maison de Seoul prepares Korean classics with authentic flavours. We like the friendly and relaxed atmosphere here, which matches the BYOB trend. The menu includes a wide variety of soups, noodles, savoury pancakes (!), kimchi, stews and traditional Korean dishes. Without any pretensions, the establishment is an amazing place to eat delicious and affordable Korean dishes. We highly recommend!
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La Rose des Sables

Located in the heart of the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie district, La Rose des Sables offers great cuisine with Tunisian and Mediterranean influences. On the menu, you’ll see delicious couscous, tagines, salads, and ojja. The house offers a table d’hôte (for about thirty dollars), which includes couscous (with lamb, chicken, merguez or vegetables) served with a chef’s salad, brick, mint tea and dessert. We love the place for its tasty and comforting dishes.
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Thaï Sep

Opened in 2011, the small Thai Sep restaurant welcomes its guests in a simple and friendly setting to enjoy delicious Laotian and Thai dishes! Owner chef Anouxath Siyavong prepares the cuisine with the authentic flavours of his native countries, and the result is incredible. Note that in addition to being a very good BYOB, this place is also one of our favourite spots to eat beautiful, tasty and cheap food in Montreal!
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La Selva

La Selva is a small, warm, Mexican-influenced restaurant that serves portions as generous as the menu prices. At Selva, you can enjoy delicious Latin American cuisine based on seafood and meat, accompanied by rice, beans and salad. Note that ceviche and tacos are a must on the menu.  La Selva is an address where you feel at home with the possibility of bringing your own wine (or beer!)
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Lannes et Pacifiques

A small bistro located in the heart of the Petite Patrie, Lannes et Pacifiques proves the myth that gastronomy cannot go hand in hand with wine wrong. It serves a French-inspired cuisine as colourful as it is tasty. The atmosphere is in harmony with the service as she does everything to make it easier for them to get through the fine mouths. We particularly love their pleasant terrace on Beaubien Street, when the weather permits.
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Le Pégase

For many years now, the inhabitants of the Plateau Mont-Royal have been going to Le Pégase, bottle in hand. Chef Michael Audet-Laparé leads his kitchen in creating a fine French cuisine. We go to this address to taste the mastery of the classics (foie gras, rack of lamb, etc.), but also to appreciate the originality of some of his new dishes. However, what always keeps us returning is its warm and relaxed atmosphere.
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Luna

Luna is an excellent Korean restaurant located on the Plateau-Mont-Royal. Chef Hyun Seok is responsible for the house’s excellent dishes, which faithfully reflect Korea’s gastronomic traditions. We love their excellent homemade kimchi, dumplings, bibimbap and Korean pancakes. Everything here is fresh, tasty and very colourful. The charming address also offers vegetarian and gluten-free options.
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