January 1st: Our finest suggestions for New Year’s Day

As the new year approaches, Montreal gears up to celebrate with brilliance and flavors. After the festivities, what could be better than gathering around a delightful table to mark the beginning of a new chapter? Whether you’re seeking an intimate ambiance, an elegant setting for a romantic evening, or simply a cozy spot to share a meal with loved ones, the city is brimming with enticing options.

To assist you in planning your January 1st with ease, we’ve curated a selection of restaurants ready to welcome you for the occasion. Explore our exclusive list and indulge in Montreal’s diverse flavors.

Don’t forget to take a few moments to call your preferred establishment, be it to confirm their hours or to reserve a table.

With that said, happy new year, and above all, bon appétit!

Arthurs Nosh Bar – 4621 Notre-Dame St. W., (514) 757-5190 – This charming little restaurant has it all: great decor, attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere. It will be open for brunch on January 1st.

Beauty’s — 93 Mont-Royal Ave W, (514) 849-8883 — Beauty’s Luncheonette is a breakfast institution in Montreal. Open since 1942, this establishment, located at the corner of Mont-Royal and St-Urbain, shines a spotlight on Montreal worldwide.

Snowdon Deli — 5265 Décarie Boulevard, (514) 488-9129 — Snowdon Deli is among our top picks in Montreal for enjoying excellent smoked meat.

La Fabrique – 3619 Saint-Denis Street, (514) 544-5038 – Everything at La Fabrique inspires friendliness and comfort, from the food to the cozy décor. It’s a place where you can enjoy reinvented home cooking, perfect for a simple and refined holiday season. La Fabrique will be open for brunch and evening service on January 1st!

Larry’s 5201 St Laurent Blvd (514) 503-1070 – Café, restaurant and bar, there is little Larry’s can’t do. In their charming little space, you can enjoy delicious, original and comforting bites. Larry’s will be open as usual on January 1st from 10am to 10pm.

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Mai Xiang Yuan – 1082 St Laurent Blvd, (514) 875-6888 – This restaurant makes some of the best dumplings in Montreal and is open all day! Ideal for a feast of extraordinary small bites. Note: cash only!

Mikado – 399 Av. Laurier West, (514) 279-4809 – One of Montreal’s best sushi restaurants is open on the 1st for all to enjoy!

Mon Nan – 43 de la Gauchetière Street East, (514) 866-7123 – A classic Chinese restaurant, Mon Nan is open on January 1st. A great opportunity to enjoy a hearty and comforting Chinese meal.

Sammi Soup Dumpling – 1909 Sainte-Catherine West, (514) 846-8886 – This restaurant also makes some of the best dumplings in Montreal. Its specialty: soup dumplings. We highly recommend it.

Pushap – 5195 Pare St, (514) 737-4527 – This is one of the best Indian restaurants in Montreal! Perfect meal for the first of the year.

Renoir – 1155 Sherbrooke Street West, (514) 788-3038 – Renoir, the distinguished restaurant of Montreal’s Sofitel hotel, is one of the city’s leading gourmet restaurants. It is always an excellent choice for those who want to celebrate in style. With a special holiday menu, Renoir will be open on January 1st.

Maison Boulud — 1228 Sherbrooke St W, (514) 842-4224 — The Ritz Carlton stands as one of Montreal’s most elegant hotels. In 2012, the establishment finally introduced a restaurant that matched its grandeur. Renowned chef Daniel Boulud established an exceptional dining venue here.

Marcus — 1440 Mountain St, (514) 843-2525 — Marcus is the highly anticipated gastronomic space of the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Montreal. From early morning until late at night, the venue offers a gourmet experience for hotel guests and external patrons alike.

Bar George — 1440 Drummond St, (514) 669-9243 — Undoubtedly one of Montreal’s most beautiful establishments (also featured on our list of the city’s most beautiful bars), Bar George is a must-visit destination.

Henri — 1238 Phillips Square St, (514) 544-3674 — Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Henri French Brasserie is an absolutely stunning space to explore at any time of day. Guests can enjoy exquisite French cuisine in an elegantly refined atmosphere.

L’Express — 3927 Saint-Denis St, (514) 845-5333 — L’Express is a quintessential Montreal institution and one of the city’s top French restaurants! A well-known dining destination, this venue boasts consistently impressive cuisine.

Chez Lévêque — 1030 Laurier Ave W, (514) 279-7355 — For those seeking a place to dine with tranquil surroundings and attentive service, Chez Lévêque is a fitting choice.

Rosélys — 900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, (514) 954-2261 — In the heart of downtown, Rosélys, the chic restaurant of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, offers dishes that blend gourmet cuisine with bistro style in a sophisticated ambiance with a striking art deco décor.

Here is our list of restaurants open on January 1st 2022! Happy New Year and bon appétit!

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