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

restos ouvert le 1er janvier 2019

It’s almost New Year’s Eve!  Why not start the year 2021 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!

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 for take out.

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. 

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! 

Mademoiselle dumplings – 6381 St-Hubert Street, (438) 800-6666 – Mademoiselle Dumpling’s House is a tiny little restaurant on Plaza St-Hubert. It has some of the best dumplings in Montreal! It will be open on December 31st, but also on January 1st!

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.  

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.

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.

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.

Here is our list of restaurants open on January 1st, 2021! Happy New Year and bon appétit!


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