Montreal restaurants visited by celebrities

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Sunday, April 25th is the day of the Oscars, and in a time when all sources of entertainment are welcome, it’s a great opportunity to savour a take-out meal with a good bottle of wine. This year’s ceremony will be especially interesting to watch as diversity (finally) joins the party. Several nominated actresses and actors are people of colour, and two women are up for the Best Director award.

To follow the evening live from your home, a dinner is in order. Why not recreate some of the glamour of the Oscars with a bottle of Italian wine to end the weekend in style. If you choose pasta or white meat, Gran Passione Bianco is the perfect accompaniment. The Gran Passione Rosso is also available if you choose grilled or red meat. These wines from the exceptional Veneto region are the result of the know-how behind the Amarone-inspired production and the passion from which they take their name. Available for less than $17, their value for money is excellent and leaves more budget for the meal. Whether you plan to watch the Oscars while savouring a nice restaurant menu to take-out or with a cheese platter with a glass in hand, Gran Passione wines will match your cravings of the moment.

In anticipation of the awards ceremony, here’s a list of Montreal restaurants where movie celebrities like to stop when they’re in town. Montreal is a regular location for high-profile film shoots, and the stars take advantage of this to discover the unique gastronomic landscape that can be found here.

Here is a list of restaurants where celebrities have already stopped during a stay in Montreal.

Aux Lilas mile end montreal

Aux Lilas

Aux Lilas is one of the favourite addresses of a well-known Quebec filmmaker. Yes, we are talking about Xavier Dolan! Located on Parc Avenue in Mile End, Aux Lilas is a warm and unpretentious Lebanese restaurant that serves very good traditional food. Xavier Dolan shot a scene from the movie Laurence Anyways there.

5570 Avenue du Parc


It’s hard to imagine the gastronomic profile of the city of Montreal without thinking of Milos. The restaurant, which is on our list of great Montreal institutions and chic restaurants, opened in 1979 on Parc Avenue and has since contributed to the cultural and culinary history of the metropolis. A few celebrities, including actor Johnny Depp, have already been seen there.

5357 Avenue du Parc

Olive et Gourmando

Olive et Gourmando opened its doors in 1997. What started out as a small neighbourhood bakery has quickly grown into something quite different. Olive & Gourmando’s counter offers some of the best sandwiches and pastries in town. Croissants, cookies and granola are all delicious. Many celebrities have been seen and photographed there, including Bradley Cooper, Kirsten Dunst and Halle Berry.

351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest


Schwartz’s is a staple Montreal institution that has been offering some of the best smoked meat in town since 1928. It is a staple because of its rich history and the tradition of Montreal smoked meat. For the record, Celine Dion is now a co-owner of the establishment. Ryan Gosling, among others, has been spotted there.

3895 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Restaurant Park

The restaurant Park opened its doors in 2011 in Westmount. Since then, chef-owner Antonio Park’s establishment has become a staple in town to savour excellent Japanese cuisine with Korean and South American influences. Antonio Park is known worldwide for his original and sophisticated sashimi platters. Many celebrities have already passed through his restaurant, such as comedian Neil Patrick Harris and hockey star P.K Subban.

378 Avenue Victoria

Photography by Alison Slattery

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