Restaurants Open January 1st: Where to eat well on New Year’s Day

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Restaurants Open January 1st : where to dine on New Year’s Day

It’s almost New Year’s Eve!  Why not start the year 2020 with a great meal! Whether it’s for a casual, chic meal or to have a good time, there’s an address for every occasion! This list of restaurants opened on January 1st is divided into sections: casual evening, chic evening, bars and brunches.

Call each restaurant for more details and to book your table!

Bon appétit and happy holidays!

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Restaurants for a casual meal:

Pastaga – 6389 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, (438) 381-6389 – Beyond their delicious menu and great decor, Pastaga offers a wonderful menu of natural wines. Put it all together and you are sure to have a gourmet evening to remember. Pastaga will be open on December 31st and January 1st to help you ring in the new year! 

Larry’s – 9 Fairmount Avenue East, (514) 503-1070As one of our favourite cafes, restaurants and bars in the city, there is nothing that Larry’s can’t do well. In a charming space, Larry’s serves delicious and original small plates. They will be open with their usual service on December 31st and January 1st. 

Lawrence – 5201 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, (514) 503-1070As the brother restaurant of Larry’s, it comes as no surprise that we love Lawrence just as much. This address serves delicate dishes that are perfectly accompanied by a nice bottle of wine. The food is excellent, the wine list is great and the decor is beautiful. Luckily for us, Lawrence will be open on  December 31st and January 1st. 

La Fabrique — 3619, rue Saint-Denis, (514) 544-5038Everything about La Fabrique inspires a feeling of comfort and conviviality, and the dishes are just as charming as the atmosphere. We come here to enjoy a new take on homemade cuisine – perfect for a simple yet refined holiday evening. La Fabrique will be open on the 24th and the 31st of December, as well as the 1st of January. 

Arthurs Nosh Bar – 4621 Notre-Dame Street West, (514) 757-5190Inside its charming and colourful dining room, Arthurs Nosh Bar serves a wide range of revamped Jewish specialty dishes. If you’re looking to start your Holiday mornings of right, there is no better place than Arthurs.  They will be open on the 24th for lunch, as well as on the 31st and the 1st of January. 

Elena – 5090 Notre-Dame Street West, (514) 379-4883Elena is most renowned for having some of the best pizza in Montreal. This restaurant reimagines classic Italian cuisine inside a beautifully designed space that radiates conviviality. Elena will be open on December 31st and January 1st. 

Capsa – 175 Ontario Street East, (514) 281-0202 Capsa is the new restaurant of the Boxotel hotel in Ville-Marie. With brunch, lunch, coffee and takeaway options, there is something for everyone at Capsa. The restaurant will be open on the 31st and the 1st! 

Fuggazi – 1886 Centre Street, (438) 522-7499Restaurant Fugazzi, located in Pointe-Saint-Charles, is a fun and trendy address created by the well known Barroco restaurant group. This spot offers a pizzeria menu in a colourful and eclectic setting. The atmosphere here is always festive, so it’s the perfect place to celebrate a special evening! They will be open on December 31st.

Le Coq de l’Est – 8803 Rue Hochelaga, (438) 385-9455 – Le Coq de l’Est is a rare pearl in  Tétreaultville. Here, you can enjoy excellent roast chicken in a comforting and warm atmosphere. This address will be open on January 1st, and they’ll be serving a special 3-course brunch menu! 

Restaurants for a chic meal:

L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel — 426, rue Saint-Gabriel, (514) 878-3561For the holidays, l’Auberge Saint-Gabriel will be opening their doors for the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and the 1st of January. You can stop by to ring in the new year with an evening full of festivities on the 31st. You can also expect a particularly special menu from L’Auberge this holiday season. 

Renoir — 1155, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, (514) 788-3038As the flagship restaurant of Montreal’s Sofitel Hotel, Renoir serves a delicious haute cuisine that is among the best in the city. Come celebrate your holidays with a special menu at Renoir on the 24th, 25th and 31st of December, as well as the 1st of January.

Rosélys — 900, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, (514) 861-3511We come to Rosélys, the restaurant at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, to enjoy a really delicious cuisine. Here, we eat and drink well, but more than anything, we soak in the truly stunning decor. Rosélys will be open on the 24th, 25th and 31st of December, as well as the first of January.

L’Express – 3927 Rue Saint-Denis, (514) 845-5333 L’Express is absolutely an essential Montreal dining spot! Known to all, this address is home a delicious French cuisine that always impresses with its consistently perfect execution. For the season, the restaurant will be open on the 24th during the day, the 31st, and the 1st of January!

H4C Saint-Henri – 538, Place Saint-Henri, (514) 316-7234 The cuisine at H4C, inspired by the chef’s world travels, has the ability to make you feel as though you’ve left Montreal for an abroad destination just for the evening. H4C prioritizes using local products to prepare their gourmet market cuisine. On the evening of the 31st, the restaurant will be serving a special holiday menu, and H4c will also be open on January 1st. 

Henri Brasserie Française — 1240, Square Phillips, (514) 544-3674Henri Brasserie Française serves a delicious French cuisine – the perfect comfort for a cold winter night. The decor sets the scene for an elegant evening, making you feel as though you’ve been swept away to Paris for the night. Henri will be open on the 24th, the 25th and the 31st of December, as the 1st of January.

Barroco – 312 Saint-Paul Street West, (514) 544-5800Barroco offers a Mediterranean cuisine in a very warm and inviting setting (it’s located inside one of the oldest buildings in Montreal). The restaurant feels festive every day of the year, so we can only imagine that it will be the perfect destination for a special New Year’s Eve. Barroco will be open on both December 31st and January 1st. 

Maison Boulud — 1228, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, (514) 842-4224Chic because of its sheer excellence, Maison Boulud is the top of the range when if comes to Montreal fine dining. We come here for a meal that is just a little extravagant, always refined, and of course, incredibly delicious. Maison Boulud is the perfect venue for the most special of celebrations. The restaurant will be open on the 24th, 25th and 31st of December, as well as the 1st of January.

Le Marcus — 1440 Rue de la Montagne, (514) 843-2525Le Marcus restaurant is the highly anticipated gastronomic venture of the Four Seasons Hotel in Montreal. From the early hours of the morning until late at night, this address offers a gourmet menu to both the hotel guests and the general public alike. This restaurant is open on the 24th, the 25th and the 31st of December, as well as the 1st of January.

Jellyfish – 626 Margurite d’Youville Street, (514) 303-0908 Just for the evening of December 31st, Jellyfish has prepared a special holiday inspired menu. The chic address in Old Montreal consistently offers up great gourmet dishes that are inspired by the chef’s travels. You can always expect to discover some new flavours on a visit to Jellyfish! They will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. 

Some good bars:

Bar Palco – 4019 Wellington Street, (514) 303-1345Bar Palco is a festive neighbourhood bar that will be offering a relaxed holiday atmosphere – perfect for drinking and eating well with good company. For the holidays, Palco will be opening its doors on December 31st and January 1st.

Milky Way – 1886 Centre Street, (438) 522 -7499Milky Way, a special hidden bar on the top floor of restaurant Fugazzi in Pointe-Saint-Charles, opened at the very beginning of 2019. It is well worth the trip, because nothing beats a night of pizza and cocktails! This wonderful address will be open for December 31st!

Bar Renard – 1272 Sainte-Catherine Street East, (574) 903-0648A true neighbourhood bar of the Village, we come to bar Renard to drink organic, biodynamic and natural wines while nibbling on some snacks. As one of the best places to visit in the neighbourhood, Renard will be opening their doors for the holidays, namely on December 24th, 25th and 31st, as well as on January 1st, from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Atwater Cocktail Club – 512 Avenue Atwater, (438) 387-4252Although it can be a little hard to find, The Atwater Cocktail Club is a great option if you’re still looking for New Year’s Eve venues. This bar, tucked away behind restaurant Foiegwa, is characterized by its original decor, delicious cocktails and excellent menu. It is now on our list of Montreal bars that serve great food. 

Here is our list of restaurants open on January 1st, 2020! Happy New Year and bon appétit!

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