Open on December 31st: suggestions for the perfect New Year’s Eve

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As usual, everyone is on the hunt for the perfect way to spend their New Year’s Eve. Most importantly, we all want to make sure that the last meal of 2021 is a memorable one. For this reason, we have made a list of our favourite restaurants that will be open on December 31st. Because we know that everyone has a different idea of the perfect New Year’s Eve, we divided this list into categories; casual restaurants, chic restaurants, bars, brunches and BYOB restaurants. 

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

Bon appétit and happy holidays!

Restaurants for a laid back evening:

Cordova – 4606 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, (514) 647-4338Cordova is a beautiful cafe-restaurant-bar hybrid that we come to when we want to enjoy excellent Spanish-inspired dishes and sip on delicious coffee, cocktails and wine. Everything here is made using local products! Cordova will be open on New Year’s Eve for take out only.

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. 

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. 

Fiorellino Laurier – 381 Laurier Avenue West, (514) 276-9593A brand new restaurant on Avenue Laurier West, Fiorllino is one of the best Italian restaurants in Montreal. It is home to some of the best pizzas, gnocchi and pasta in the city, and it all goes down in an absolutely beautiful setting. They will be open on December 31st. 

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. 

Barcola – 5607, avenue du Parc, (438) 384-1112Another one of the top Italian restaurants in the city, you can always count on Barcola to serve an excellent meal in their family-friendly brasserie atmosphere. For the holidays, Barcola is opening their doors on the evening of December 31st with a special menu to welcome the new year. 

Beba – 3900 Rue Éthel, Verdun, (514) 750-7087 Beba is a wonderful Argentinian inspired restaurant in Verdun. Together, the Schor brothers have opened, yet again, a wonderful gourmet address that is well worth paying a visit. Beba will be open on December 31st. 

Chic restaurants:

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.

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.

Ferreira Café – 1446 Peel Street, (514) 848-0988Ferreira Café draws inspiration from the kitchens of Portugal to create its wonderfully elegant menu. One of the best Portuguese restaurants in town, Ferreira will delight you with its expansive menu and chic setting. Open for December 31st, this restaurant will be offering an  à la carte option in addition to their regular menu, specially for the holidays. 

Jatoba – 1184 Place Phillips, (514) 871-1184A chic address in downtown Montreal, Jatoba offers an impressive menu of Asian inspired dishes. The address is perfect for anyone who wants to celebrate New Year’s in a particularly chic and festive setting. The restaurant is going to be open on December 31st and they will be serving a special holiday menu. 

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.

Bouillon Bilk – 1595 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, (514) 845-1595 Bouillon Bilk is one of the finest restaurants in Montreal, and they are constantly surprising their guests with delicious  gastronomic experiences. The wine list is fitted out to suit even the finest of connoisseurs. This address will be open on December 31st. 

La Chronique – 104 Laurier Avenue West, 514-271-3095 Restaurant La Chronique is a true Montreal institution, having opened nearly 25 years ago. The house will be open on both December 24th and 31st, waiting for you to come celebrate the holidays! 

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.

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.

Bar George – 1440 Drummond Street, (514) 669-9243Bar George is a truly magnificent restaurant and bar. Thanks to its grandiose interior and vintage aesthetic, this address makes you feel as though you’ve traveled back in time with each visit. They serve a menu of local cuisine that highlights products from Quebec. For the holidays, Bar George will be open on December 24th, 25th and 31st, as well as on January 1st. 

Harricana – 95 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, (514) 303-3039 With a prime location at the borders of Little Italy and Mile-Ex, Harricana is on our list of the most beautiful bars in Montreal. In terms of food, they offer a wide range of well made comfort food dishes. They also offer a fine selection of homemade beers. This wonderful brewery will be open for New Year’s Eve for take out! 

Bring Your Own Wine Restaurants 

La Prunelle – 327 Duluth Avenue East, (514) 849-8403 La Prunelle is one of the best BYOW restaurants in Montreal. They serve a market menu that highlights the freshness of the products used, with everything sourced from local producers. La Prunelle will be open on December 31st. 

Holiday Brunch:

Dandy – 244 Rue Saint Jacques, (514) 289-9996 Located in Old Montreal, restaurant Dandy is the perfect place to enjoy a chic yet relaxed brunch or lunch. If you’re looking to enjoy a delicious day-time meal over the holidays, Dandy is for you! They will be open on December 31st. 

The Tastet team is wishing you all a happy New Years!

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