The Most Romantic Restaurants in Montreal

If you’re looking for a romantic place where you can take your significant other for Valentine’s Day, their birthday, or just to keep the spark alive, look no further; we’ve put together a list of the most romantic restaurants in Montreal.

What makes a restaurant romantic?

It can be a bit tricky to decide what makes a restaurant romantic. In asking our colleagues, we quickly realized that what one person finds romantic may not be romantic for another. However, the central elements that everyone seemed to agree on were the ambience and the experience. Those criteria helped us create this list.

A romantic atmosphere, in our opinion, is warm, cozy, intimate and enchanting. An experience will be considered sexy when it takes us out of our normal routine. Discovery and sharing are sexy! So we think of menus featuring special products, elaborate presentations, shareable dishes and tasting menus. These types of experiences fuel conversation, stimulate exchange, and invite us to stop and question the sensations that a dish and an experience give us.

For more inspiration, we invite you to peruse our guide to the best date spots.

We hope you will share sweet moments of discovery around the tables of the most romantic restaurants in town!

Bon appétit!

Bar George

Located in the Mount Stephen Club — formerly a luxurious private club — the owners of Bar George have preserved the distinctive charm of the building all while adding their own unique touch. We come here to enjoy one of the best English menus in town! The address is perfect for a chic and romantic evening out. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places in town!  

1440 Rue Drummond
Montréal

Boxermans

Boxermans is one of our favourite restaurants. The decor is delicate and modern, the space is completely open, and the long banquette makes for comfortable evenings. We come here to enjoy simple small plates and very good affordable wines. The staff is charming, which always adds to an establishment’s cachet.  

1041 Avenue Van Horne
Montréal

Pubjelly

Pubjelly is Jellyfish’s little brother address. The dining room — with its beautiful lighting and wooden tables — immediately makes you feel at ease and want to settle in for the night, which contributes to its romantic atmosphere. Going to Pubjelly is like going to a show — you’ll experience emotions. We recommend that you start the evening with a plate of oysters!

600 Rue Marguerite-d'Youville
Montréal

Le Filet

Le Filet is a staple in Montreal. In a beautifully intimate setting, you will enjoy memorable dishes inspired by the sea. The hybrid menu is influenced by the chef’s Japanese origins and his training in French cuisine. There is definitely something special about Le Filet, with its soul and undeniable class, and an address not to be missed in the city. Photos Alison Slattery

219 Avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest
Montréal

Foxy

Foxy – from the owners of Olive & Gourmando, Dyan Solomon and Éric Girard – is undeniably romantic. In their comfortable, intimate and original space, you can enjoy dishes that remind you of the countryside. The short menu offers superb items and delicate, tasty and original small plates. Foxy is definitely one of the best restaurants in Griffintown. The place is always bustling and the atmosphere is particularly vibrant.

1638 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal

Luciano Trattoria

Luciano, located in Rosemont Petite-Patrie, is one of the best Italian restaurants in town. We can’t quite explain why eating authentic Italian food is romantic, but it just is. This experience allows us to travel to Italy — an undeniably romantic country — for a meal! Simple and affordable, Luciano’s is a charming place for a date!  

1212 Rue Saint-Zotique East
Montréal

Marconi

Marconi is the restaurant of the excellent chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly, and is tucked in a small space in Little Italy. Although the tables are quite close together, the space offers a unique atmosphere. There is a nice wine list, high caliber cocktails, and a seasonal, market-driven menu with small dishes to share. The cuisine is influenced by different cultures and the chef’s travels. Save room for dessert — they are delicious!  

45 Avenue Mozart Ouest
Montréal

Pullman

A Montreal classic! Pullman is one of the most romantic wine bars in town, and boasts a signature and imposing chandelier. The industrial wine bar offers an intimate setting where you are transported by the elegant atmosphere; everything here is classy, yet casual. The house offers a multitude of curated wines and a small, tasty and refined menu. The service is courteous and warm.  

3424 Avenue du Parc
Montréal

Jun I

Sushi — now that’s romantic! And Jun I certainly has one of the best sushi offerings in town. The tiny space on Laurier Street West attracts a nice clientele. Chef Junichi Ikematsu is a purist, serving only the best products available.  

156 Avenue Laurier Ouest
Montréal

Vin Mon Lapin

Mon Lapin is one of our favourites. Everything is beautifully prepared with care and delicacy, and is consistently original, and of course, delicious. To accompany a delicious menu, the restaurant offers an impressive wine list, made up mostly of excellent privately imported natural wines. This restaurant is sure to please for all and any types of special occasions!  

150 Rue Saint-Zotique East
Montréal

Lawrence

Lawrence is nestled in a small 20-seat space on Fairmount Street. The atmosphere is very intimate, the service is ultra-professional, and the tasting menu will amaze you. It’s a big hit and a Montreal institution!  

9 Avenue Fairmount Est
Montréal

Kabinet

Entering Kabinet is like being transported to Paris in the 1970s. The decor is simply magnificent and the menu is sexy! In addition to the finely reworked brasserie dishes, a whole section is dedicated to caviar. Served with all its accoutrements, this flagship dish is sure to impress! Nice wine list and cocktails too.  

98 Avenue Laurier Ouest
Montréal

Beba

Ah, Beba! This small, modest-looking restaurant nestled in Verdun offers some of the best cuisine in town. The cocktail list is exemplary, the wine list is full of superb imports and in the kitchen, Ariel Schor leads a brigade that is always pushing the limits. Voted one of the best restaurants in Canada several years in a row, Beba will not disappoint!  

3900 Rue Éthel
Montréal

Monarque

One of the most beautiful dining rooms is located at 406 Saint-Jacques Street. In the heart of Old Montreal, even getting to Monarque is romantic! From the same team as the very popular Leméac, Monarque can accommodate 175 people in its two spaces: the brasserie side and the chic dining room. You will eat well on either side, but to impress, we recommend a reservation in the dining room.  

406 Rue Saint-Jacques
Montréal

Restaurant Damas

Damas is one of the best addresses in town. Its Syrian menu invites you to share a multitude of small dishes, each as succulent as the next. The decor is breathtaking, brick mingles with wood, red velvet, dark brown leather and beautiful Syrian hanging lamps.  

1209 Avenue Van Horne
Montréal

Fleurs & Cadeaux

This snack bar with Japanese accents is located in a small pink house in the middle of Chinatown. Even from the façade, we are charmed! The dishes share well, the cocktails are creative, and the sake is the king of the bottle menu. The music plays an important role in the atmosphere. A pair of vinyl turntables frequently hosts DJs. After dinner, head downstairs to the speakeasy Sans Soleil, which boasts an impressive music program and one of the best listening rooms in town.

1002 Rue Saint-Urbain
Montréal

Restaurant Mélisse

Mélisse is simple, fresh and cheerful! The dining room is refined with a bit of a boho-chic style. You’ll quickly feel at home. Their terrace is one of the most beautiful in town. We feel quickly looked after by a professional, welcoming and charming team.

719 Rue William
Montréal

Restaurant Damas

Damas est l’une des meilleures adresses de la ville. Son menu syrien vous invite à partager une multitude de petits plats, tous aussi succulents les uns que les autres. Le décor est à couper le souffle, la brique se mêle au bois, au velours rouge, au cuir marron et aux belles lampes syriennes suspendues.  

1209 Avenue Van Horne
Montréal

Fleurs & Cadeaux

Ce snack bar aux accents japonais est logé dans une petite maison rose en plein Chinatown. Juste à la façade, on est charmés! Les plats se partagent bien, les cocktails sont créatifs, et le saké est le roi de la carte des bouteilles. La musique joue un rôle important dans l’ambiance. Une paire de platines vinyles accueille fréquemment des DJs. Après le dîner, descendez dans le speakeasy Sans Soleil, qui possède un programme musical impressionnant et l’une des meilleures salles d’écoute de la ville.

1002 Rue Saint-Urbain
Montréal

Restaurant Mélisse

Mélisse propose un menu simple, frais et gai! La salle à manger est raffinée avec un style inspiré du boho-chic. Vous vous sentirez rapidement comme chez vous. Leur terrasse est l’une des plus belles de la ville. On se sent rapidement pris en charge par une équipe professionnelle, accueillante et charmante.

719 Rue William
Montréal

Bonheur d'occasion

Bonheur d’Occasion, c’est évidemment un classique de la littérature québécoise, mais aujourd’hui, c’est aussi un excellent restaurant de 45 places au coin des rues Notre-Dame Ouest et du Couvent à Saint-Henri. Le projet, reposant sur les épaules d’une équipe plus que prometteuse, nous a charmés dès notre première visite. Un accueil chaleureux, un service attentif et des plats concoctés avec attention vous y attendent.

4001 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal

Yama

Situé sur la rue de la Montagne, Yama a ouvert ses portes le 4 mai dernier dans le Vogue Hotel Montreal Downtown. Le propriétaire Antonio Park et ses associés se sont donné pour mission de revitaliser l’hôtel en offrant l’opportunité d’y vivre une expérience gastronomique très chic! Yama est une belle addition au centre-ville de Montréal pour y vivre une expérience un peu plus dispendieuse, mais absolument remarquable!

1425 Rue de la Montagne
Montréal
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