5 Montreal Restaurants You Need to Try This Summer!

We hope you’re hungry.

Montreal is a city known for its culinary experiences. With many renowned chefs, diverse environments and sly city ambiances, there’s a new restaurant worth visiting for every day of the summer. In an effort to avoid compiling a list with over 100 restaurants, we’ve decided to pick our top 6 – one for each remaining weekend of the summer. Join us, on this culinary tour of Montreal-based restaurants.

 

Bevo

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A personal favorite, Bevo in Old Montreal is the perfect evening stop. With amazing pizza and Italian-inspired food, gluten free options, and a large (and delicious) drink menu, you won’t regret hitting this spot up.

 

Terasse Nelligan

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This Montreal hot spot knows how to serve a great dish. If you’re into seafood or finger foods, definitely check out Terasse Nelligan in Old Port. To top it off, they have an amazing brunch, make your own mimosa kits (for only $40!), and one of the best views in the city.

 

Augusto Al Gusto
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This Verdun-based latin restaurant is seriously a hidden gem. Augusto Al Gusto not only knows how to serve an unbeatable meal with huge portions, but the ambiance is quiet and charming, making it the perfect place to grab a bite with your special someone. A word to the wise – you’re best to try this place on an empty stomach.

 

Jardin Nelson

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Feeling like a livelier setting? Downtown’s Jardin Nelson has you covered. Dine on this garden-inspire terasse, with live music and one of Montreal’s best Sangrias!

 

Warehouse

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Nothing beats a five dollar meal on Montreal’s lively Crescent Street. Warehouse Montreal is one of the most delicious stops for hungry individuals on a budget. With each meal costing but $5 and a vibrant atmosphere, this spot is sure to house the best deal (and meal) in the city.

 

Accords

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What’s better than a gorgeous environment, and a selection of wines paired with Quebec-sourced dishes? Well, nothing – and Bistro Accords knows that. This scenic bistro is the perfect restaurant to hit any time of the day!

 

 

We’ve worked up an appetite just making this list! Did we miss your favorite Montreal restaurant? Let us know in the comment section below.

5 Great Places for Your Next Lunch Date

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With an abundance of new restaurants constantly popping up all over the city, finding a place to lunch in Montreal is a breeze. Next time you’re hanging out downtown and craving some good eats, try on of our top 5 favorite lunch spots in Montreal – that aren’t too hard on the wallet.

 

LOV Restaurant

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This new downtown vegetarian restaurant is perfect for light lunches and afternoon cocktails.

 

L’entrepot Mont-Royal

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This Plateau restaurant is a prime spot to hit when craving some serious comfort food. With a comprehensive food menu featuring varying cuisines,  big portions, and $5 flat price, L’entrepot is sure to be a recurring favorite.

 

Hof Kelsten

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Sandwich lover? Hof Kelsten is not only one of Montreal’s best sandwich spot, but it doubles as an amazing bakery as well. With a great lunch AND brunch menu, you can make Hof Kelsten a new staple.

 

Dinette Triple Crown

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Feeling like a different experience? Dinette Triple Crown has you covered. Grab one of their ready-made picnic baskets (complete with a checkered blanket), and head out to your favorite park to enjoy their southern-styled bites.

 

Sa-Fran

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Sushi lover? You have to try Sa-Fran’s lunch menu. With high-quality food and a mix of traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine, you won’t regret stopping for lunch at this restaurant.

 

 

With so many great places, it’s hard to choose just one (maybe make a lunch bucket list). Did we miss your favorite lunch spot? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

 

 

6 Terraces to Visit This Summer

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Montreal is home to countless terraces, perfect for any summer outing. Whether it be brunch, drinks, lunch, or dinner, the city’s abundance of patios and rooftops are always a good excuse to enjoy a sunny day and some good food with your friends. When the sun finally does come back out (and we swear it will), celebrate by trying one of these 7 Old Port great terraces.

 

Terasse Nelligan

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A Montreal summer classic – just ask any local.

 

Chez Eric

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One of Montreal’s hidden gems, this patio is surrounded by gorgeous greenery.

 

Terasse Place D’Armes

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This terrasse is Montreal’s hot summer spot for rooftop drinks.

 

Terasse Bonsecours

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Hangout port-side on Terrasse Bonsecours’ rooftop.

 

Scena

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As one of Montreal’s hippest terrasses, this french eatery will have you coming back time and time again.

 

Terrasse Sur L’Auberge

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This Old Port venue is bumpin’ from day to night. With a great brunch and rooftop patio, this is the perfect spot for your next Sunday brunch/mimosas.

 

Six Resto Lounge

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This hotel lounge’s stylish rooftop makes it an ideal spot to hangout this summer.

 

Did we miss your favorite Old Montreal spot? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

 

13 AWESOME MONTREAL BRUNCH SPOTS

Everyone’s Favorite Meal of the Day.

Ah brunch, the most delightful time of the weekend. From vegetarian, to boozy, to luxury, to classy, Montreal has every type of brunch you could possibly imagine (even on a boat)! Grab a friend, pick your favorite type of brunch, and head to one of these awesome Montreal brunch spots:   

 

Le Cartet  – 106 Mcgill

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Enjoy a delicious gourmet brunch at this French inspired loft restaurant.

 

Restaurant L’Avenue – 922 Mont Royal

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Brunch and enjoy some mimosas in the Plateau Mount Royal at one of Montreal’s best brunch spots; Restaurant L’Avenue.

 

Fabarge Restaurant 25 Avenue Fairmount O

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Enjoy this daytime trendy lounge’s unique dishes and breakfast poutine (because it wouldn’t be Montreal without poutine for breakfast).

 

Lawrence – 5201 St Laurent

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Simple yet classic; enjoy your Sunday morning with Lawrence’s simple yet refined British-inspired menu.

 

Beauty’s Luncheonette – 93 Mount Royal West

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Enjoy brunch at one of Montreal’s premier lunch date spots. Beauty’s Luncheonette serves up generous and delicious breakfast and lunch menus (and Montreal style bagels!) in a really cool retro cafe.

 

Regine Cafe –  1840 Rue Beaubien E

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Spend your next brunch enjoying the royal and retro ambiance (check out those velvet chairs) paired with an upscale breakfast at Montreal’s Regine Cafe.

 

Barbounya234 Avenue Laurier O

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Check out this original rustic eatery featuring Turkish cuisine. This spot stand out for it’s original and delicious menu and use of local fresh ingredients.

 

Birks Cafe par Europea – 1240 Place Philips

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This cafe is not only in a beautiful setting, but is a specifically a lavish afternoon tea and weekend brunch spot, so Sunday morning is this European inspired eatery’s specialty.

 

Nouveau Palais – 281 Bernard W

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This comfy restaurant serving classic comfort food is not only open for your hangover breakfast brunching needs, but also until 3am for your finals/munchie needs as well.

 

L’Assommoir – 112 Bernard W

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Eat, drink, and be happy at L’Assomoir’s brunch. With unique wood dishes and many choices of beer, this is sure to be a new weekend favourite.

 

Terrasse Bonsecours (Sundays) –  364 Rue de la Commune East

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Enjoy a delicious and boozy upscale brunch in Montreal’s Old Port at Terrasse Bonsecours. Local or tourist, this restaurant and rooftop patio tops everyone’s list  and are among the best in Montreal.

 

Lili Co. – 4650 Mentena

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Enjoy a delectable brunch at this microbrewery. The restaurant also features many amazing morning cocktails for those who like a fun drink alongside their morning meal.

 

Le Passe Compose – 950 Rue Roy East

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Check out this adorable French corner bistro and their delightful breakfast, featuring a mix of crepes, sandwiches, egg dishes, and more.

BEST VEGAN/VEGETARIAN PLACES IN MONTREAL

This one’s for you, veggie-lovers.

If you subscribe to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, you may be used to having a hard time finding a suitable restaurant or fast-food options, but luckily Montreal likes to cater to the healthy! Here’s a list of 10 of the best vegetarian and vegan places in Montreal:

 

Crudessence – 2157 Rue Mackay

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Vegan restaurant or healthy living classes? The choice is yours as Crudessence! Focused on serving you healthy, energy-filled meals, Crudessence offers 100% organic, gluten-free, vegan, and homemade dishes, perfect for getting the healthiest and most efficient energy out of any meal! They also offer healthy living/cooking classes, so if you’re into fitness or healthy eating, this will be your new fav place!

 

Bonnys – 1748 Rue Notre Dame O.

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If you’re into eating vegetarian, yet love ethnic foods, a unique dish, or global culinary culture, Bonny’s if for you. This restaurant strives specifically to make vegetarian and vegan dining fun and exciting- and do so by providing diverse selections of delectable ethnic tastes from around the world… I’m already hungry.

 

Aux Vivres – 4631 Boul. Saint Laurent

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This bright hangout is one of Montreal’s best vegetarian restaurants. Similar to Bonny’s, Aux Vivres focuses on ridding the idea of boring from vegetarian dishes, and creates innovative delish vegan food. Between that, the extensive (and delicious) juice bar, and an attractive patio, Aux Vivres is begging to host your next lunch date. 

 

Burrittoville – 2055 Rue Bishop

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All the joy of a burrito, without the meat. Burritoville is an OG Montreal vegetarian restaurant, featuring no-meat tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. In the chill setting with live music and art, this is a perfect spot to mix Montreal culture with mouthwatering vegetarian burritos.

 

Resto Vego – 1204 Avenue Mcgill College

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Montreal’s Resto Vego combines the savoir-faire of over 35 years in the vegetarian restaurant industry, with the ~bombness~ of a buffet restaurant. That’s right, ALL. YOU. CAN. EAT. Go ahead, indulge a little.

 

Lola Rosa Cafe – 545 Rue Milton
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Lola Rose is perfect when you’re seeking a pub night or actively looking to fill a bar-food craving. With beers on tap and an extensive menu, Lola Rose Cafe is the perfect night spot to stay awhile and indulge with your friends.

 

Antitode Comtpoir Vegane – 3459 Rue Ontario

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Antitode Comptoir Vegane is a big Montreal vegan restaurant that works in promotion of eco-friendly, healthy, organic, and vegan eating in Montreal. This restaurant, however, goes above and beyond an ordinary dinner- the brand also offers an email list containing healthy recipes, online grocery shopping, and members rewards and discounts. Antitode is much more than a restaurant- more like a healthy-living and vegan community.

 

Sushi Momo -4669 Rue Saint Denis

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Yes, this city has it all- Sushi Momo is Montreal’s premier vegetarian sushi spot. The restaurant focuses on vegetarian sushi and Japanese cuisine, offering a big selection with over 10 types of vegetarian sushi- the most diverse in Montreal!

 

La Panthere Vert 2153 Mackay & 66 St. Viateur

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Smoothies, sandwiches, cookies & cakes, juices- Le Panthere Vert’s menu is catered to be the perfect lunch or mid-afternoon munchie spot for vegetarians and vegans around Montreal. Not only that, but if you or your date has a sweet-tooth, the above mentioned available cookies & cakes are an entire menu section with many options and flavours – sure to satisfy even the most sugar-obsessed.

10 of Montreal’s Top Bagel Spots

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Bagels, bagels, bagels, who are we kidding they’re one of the few god sent foods that’s widely appropriated (I mean who doesn’t love a good bagel?), and that Montreal specializes in/ is absolutely famous for. Given those two well-known facts, we decided to create a list of Montreal’s top 10 bagel places to ensure your experience is right-on the money:

 

St. Viateur Bagel

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One of Montreal’s most famous!

Address: 263 Rue Saint Viateur O, 1127 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, 5629 Av de Monkland

 

Bagel Etc

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….. It’s calling your name.

Address: 4320 Boul St-Laurent

 

Bagel St- Henri

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Address: 4354 Rue Saint Antoine O

 

Fairmount Bagel

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Address: 74 Avenue Fairmount O

 

Beauty’s Luncheonette

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Bagel Madness.

Address: 93 Avenue du Mont-Royal O

 

Brossard Bagel

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Clearly they’re into grilling to perfection (we’re not against it).

Address: 286 Rue Gladstone

 

Mount Royal Bagel Factory

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When you need a bagel stop post hike (who are we kidding, you do).

Address: 709 Chemin Lucerne, Mont-Royal

 

Hinnawi Bros

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Address: 372 Rue Sherbrooke E

 

REAL Bagel Montreal

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Address: 6647 Boulevard Decarie

 

Bagels on Greene

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Address: 4160 Rue Sainte-Catherine

 

So many delicious places, so little time.