The best new restaurants in Montreal (March 2024)

Welcome to our monthly list where we share the best new restaurants in Montreal, unveiling the city’s latest and most exciting gastronomic gems. In this bustling metropolis of culinary creativity, every corner holds hidden treasures waiting to be discovered and savored.

From intimate bistros to wine bars and upscale restaurants, our selection reflects the diversity and boldness of the culinary talents shaping the city. Each establishment featured in our list of the best new restaurants in Montreal has been carefully chosen and highlights not only the quality of the cuisine but also the ambiance, service, and overall experience. Opening a restaurant in our city’s dynamic culinary scene is both a courageous and stimulating endeavor. We are excited to see new addresses further enriching the gastronomic landscape.

Whether you’re seeking a culinary getaway in a lively neighborhood or a refined gastronomic experience, our monthly list showcasing the best new restaurants in Montreal features establishments worthy of the city’s reputation.

Happy exploring!


How not to fall under the charm of this small neighborhood restaurant on Beaubien Street? Chef Robin Filteau-Boucher (formerly of Théophile, Chez Victoire, Gipsy) offers here a meticulously crafted and very affordable French-inspired cuisine, in a charming décor inspired by a French bistro in New York. The egg mayo, served with two beautiful pieces of poached lobster, is already a classic.

44 Rue Beaubien Ouest


At Chez Marci, it’s not just about the food and wine; music is also a key element. Not surprising, as several of its co-owners are veterans of the industry. With its menu featuring flavors from New Jersey, a great selection of natural wines, and an excellent sound system, this newcomer on Plaza St-Hubert has everything to turn heads – and turntables!

6600 Rue Saint-Hubert

Maps Pizza

Excellent pizza, minimalist Scandinavian decor, and a superb Caesar salad: Maps, the new neighborhood pizzeria in Villeray, is definitely an address to adopt!

8501 Rue Saint-Denis
Gino's Negroni & Lasagna


Located on Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Gino’s offers a simple and affordable formula: lasagna and Negroni. Gino’s celebrates the traditional flavors of Italy with this iconic dish, adding a touch of modernity.

4639 Boulevard Saint-Laurent


Miracolo, the little Italian cousin of Majestique and Darling, offers a cuisine inspired by traditional recipes, with North American accents and local products. The eclectic decor, filled with candles and Madonnas, is stunning. A must-try!

3891 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

La Marelle

La Marelle opens its doors in a somewhat dark section of Beaubien Street, in the former location of Le Diplomate, bringing a breath of fresh air to the neighborhood and this part of the street! The menu offers simple yet very flavorful dishes. Chef Carlos Melgar brilliantly balances all flavors, and his menu is inspired by his experience and roots. Whether it’s seafood, vegetables, you’ll find a unique touch to everything, and his expertise lies in everything related to steaks.

129 Rue Beaubien Ouest

Oncle Lee

This address is perfectly situated on Laurier Avenue West and brings a breath of fresh air to the neighborhood. The young chef at Oncle Lee, Anderson Lee, honed his skills with the best (Cadet, Bouillon Bilk) and presents an excellent menu that skillfully combines Chinese cuisine with Montreal’s dynamic culinary scene. The restaurant has indeed managed to climb onto our list of the city’s best Chinese restaurants.

222 Avenue Laurier Ouest

Bar Vivar

Two Joe Beef alumni, chef-owner Georges Greiche in the kitchen and his friend Patrick Oakes in the front of house, team up at Bar Vivar. The duo offers a delicious and affordable Spanish tapas menu that is quickly becoming a must-visit in Montreal.

533 Avenue Duluth Est
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Photography by Alison Slattery

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