Restaurants that are open between Christmas and New Year’s Eve

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Restaurants that are open between Christmas and New Year’s Eve

The end-of-year holiday season is one of the few times in the year that friends and family get to come together, and for many, these gatherings take place over a festive meal. Good wine, delicious food, and lots of generosity, laughter and love… what more could you ask for?

It takes a lot to host a holiday feast. Everything has to be thought out, from elaborate menus to indulge your guests to the perfect alcoholic accompaniments for your meal. And then you’re still left with the treacherous task of cleaning up afterwards!  Although many opt to plan out their holiday meals well in advance so that they can enjoy themselves when the event actually arrives, even the planning process itself can be an unwelcome source of stress.

To help you avoid some unwanted time waiting in lines at the grocery store, slaving over the stove and elbow deep in dish-water, we have compiled a list of all of our favourite restaurants that are open between Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

There is no need to stress yourself out in order to enjoy a festive meal with your loved ones, especially when there are so many great restaurants that are offering to do all the grunt work for you! Whether it is for a simple post-Christmas family dinner or a pre-New Year’s Eve celebration with friends, you’ll surely find the perfect address for your holiday event on this list. 

If you need recommendations for addresses that are open on the 24th, 25th and 31st of December and the 1st of January, we’ve got you covered! For those who use this time of year as an excuse to indulge in all of the special seasonal treats, we suggest checking out our lists of the best yule log cakes in Montreal, where to find the perfect artisanal Panettone, and where to buy a delicious hot chocolate

Happy Holidays!

Bar Henrietta

Bar Henrietta is a charming neighbourhood bar that is always lively, fun and festive. This chic address on Laurier Avenue West offers the complete package; a great selection of natural wines, a refreshing cocktail menu and great Portuguese inspired small plates to snack on while you drink. Only closed on December 24th, 25th and 31st, and January 1st, Henrietta is welcoming you with open arms during this holiday season. 
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Mano Cornuto

Since it opened last summer, this wonderful establishment has brought the charm of European cafe culture into Saint-Henri. It’s hard to beat the combination of elaborate Italian cocktails, friendly and attentive service and card games at the dinner table. This place is synonymous with conviviality! Mano Cornuto will be open throughout the whole month of December, except for the 25th. They will also be taking a well-deserved break for the first two weeks of January. 
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Olive et Gourmando

Of course, there is no better time to enjoy a lavish brunch than during the holidays, and Olive and Gourmando offers one of the best brunches in town! Here, you will be treated to gourmet dishes, beautiful pastries and great coffee, all in a wonderfully charming setting. This always-busy address will be closed from the 23rd to the 25th, as well as on January 1st and 2nd, but they will be open on all dates in between!
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Restaurant Tuck Shop

Restaurant Tuck Shop has been one of our favourite gourmet addresses in the city ever since it opened in 2010. Tuck Shop serves a comforting bistro menu that never ceases to impress – the menu is concise and well designed, and the dishes are all executed with an impressive balance of textures and flavours. To close out the year on a high note, the address, which is usually closed on Sundays and Mondays, will be open on Sunday the 15th, 22nd and 29th, and Monday the 23rd and 30th. They will, however, be closed on December 24th, 25th and 26th, as well as the first week of January.
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Roch le Coq

The motto at Roch le Coq is “faites l’amour, pas la diète,” which roughly translates to “make love, don’t diet,” and that perfectly sums up the character of this eclectic restaurant in Outremont! With some of the best fried chicken in town, this address is an absolute must for anyone in need of some comfort food. They will be open until December 24th, and then closed until January 6th.
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Beba, one of our favourite addresses in Verdun, offers a wonderful Argentinian menu alongside a perfectly complementary wine list. Closed from the 23rd to the 26th of December, this address will be open between Christmas and New Year’s Day, aside from the evening of the 30th when the team will be saving up their energy to ring in the new year properly on the 31st! You can join them in the festivities with a reservation and an 80$ menu.
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Conserva is a charming specialty shop in the heart of Rosemon-La Petite-Patrie that offers an impressive selection of local products. This treasure trove of gourmet goodies will be open until 2pm on the 24th, but closed on the 25th and 26th. The shop will also be open until 2pm on the 31st of December, but will be closed for recovery from the New Year’s Eve festivities on the 1st and 2nd of January.
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Restaurant Hélicoptère

Hélicoptère was one our absolute favourite openings of 2018! This charming little restaurant, tucked away in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, welcomes everyone into their stunning dining room with open arms. On the menu, you will find a whole host of small plates to share, each one concocted with finesse and precision. This address will be open from the 26th to the 29th, and then again on the 31st of December to bring 2019 to a close with a festive and gourmet evening. They will then take a well-deserved break from the 1st of January to the 21st.
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Whether it’s your first visit or your tenth, you can always count on leaving a meal at Boxermans with a smile on your face. We love this address for its warm atmosphere, refined yet accessible menu and beautiful wine list! For the end of the year’s festivities, this Outremont bistro will stay open on December 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th and 31st to give 2019 a proper send off.
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L’express is an absolute cornerstone of Montreal gastronomy, and has been for decades. Located right on Saint-Denis, this restaurant is continuing their annual tradition and will be open every single day of the year with the exception of the 24th and 25th of December. Here, you can expect to enjoy French bistro classics, all executed with perfection by the chef and his brigade.
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Taverne Atlantic

Taverne Atlantic is a great spot to grab a drink when you’re in the Mile Ex area. This spot is well  suited to host a drunken night out with friends, and their menu of Quebecois style pizzas, hot dogs and fries is the perfect anecdote for a belly full of booze. Luckily for us, Taverne Atlantic will be open every day during the holidays except for December 24th, 25th and 31st as well as January 1st.  
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