Delicious downtown restaurants in Montreal

Avoiding the downtown food courts and chain restaurants can be a daily challenge. Here is a selection of must-try addresses when you're searching for something more. The MTL à TABLE event will be celebrated from October 29 to November 8. To make a reservation, select a restaurant and simply tap the "Book a Table Now" or "Call Restaurant" button.

Confusion

1
1635, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K3

Confusion welcomes you to share the feel-good ambiance, the tasty tapas, and the flavours of seafood or duck dishes, to name a few. Small plates are perfect for sharing and easy on the wallet, so sit comfortably, and let the art and passion of the gourmet chef and his unique team thrill your taste buds.

Le Darlington Steakhouse

2
380, boul René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H2Z 0A6

Open since 2013, Darlington is a steakhouse proud to serve you AAA-certified Angus beef (aged at least 28 days) and various other grilled specialties and savoury dishes. The lunchtime table d'hôte starts at $19, and the friendly happy hour (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) provides an opportunity for warm gatherings. The venue's 11th-floor hall can accommodate events of all kinds and offers spectacular views of the city.

Accords - Le bistro

3
22, rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2X 1K4

An urban bistro with a menu influenced by Québec produce, Accords offers specialties including Stanstead rabbit in an open-faced ravioli with mushrooms; organic marinated salmon and yoghurt with vegetables; and the Piglet burger, caramelized apple, 2-year-old cheddar, smoked bacon, and arugula, served with fries. The wine list has a number of natural and organic wines all selected to accompany the food, which is served in a contemporary, chic and sleek environment.

Le Cordial Resto-Bar

4
475, ave du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H3A 1J7

Renowned for its warm and cozy ambiance in the Delta Montréal hotel, the resto-bar Le Cordial is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy cocktails with coworkers or friends, or have a nightcap to top off an enjoyable evening. Serving international cuisine under the guidance of chef Robert Gendreau, the venue also offers something to please every palate.

Taverne F

5
1485, rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC H2X 2J4

The menu at Tavern F, the latest from the Ferreira group, offers petiscos, the little cousins of Spanish tapas dishes. Specialties include sardines escabeche, cotovelinhos (small macaroni), churrasco chicken, and lamb feijoada (a type of stew). Meals are put together following Portuguese tradition, but with modern twists. Pastel de nata, an egg tart pastry common in Portugal, is on the dessert menu. A dining room monitor provides clients with a window on the flourish of activity that takes place in the kitchen, located in the basement.

Brasserie T!

6
1425, rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC H2X 2J4

Renowned for its culinary elegance and finesse, Toqué! has expanded its expertise into an all-new concept that is just as appetizing, but accessible for all budgets: Brasserie T! The menu overflows with tempting little morsels such as tartares, "gratin dauphinois", "saucisson en brioche" and devilled eggs, and the décor is nothing less than ultra-design. Would its location, just below the Musée d'art contemporain, have anything to do with it? Whatever the inspiration, the location and the food both promise to delight.

Ace Deli & Bar

7
420, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 1B4

Specializing in leisure and business meetings, wedding packages, birthday parties, private conferences, and other events, Ace Deli and Bar doles out smoked meat, pasta and sandwiches, and, for banquet groups, chicken parmigiana and buffet-style fare. The setting is modern and the atmosphere warm, casual and family-friendly.

Petit Opus Café-Bar

8
1050, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 2R6

Located in the lobby, Le Petit Opus Café features a French bistro-style menu. The restaurant is the perfect venue for relaxing in the European atmosphere and enjoying breakfast, lunch, or light meals until evening. At Happy Hour, a selection of tapas is offered with the purchase of drinks. Whether you prefer to have a cozy meal for two or plan to dine with the family or a larger group, Le Petit Opus Café can accommodate and meet your needs. For themed parties, the restaurant is equipped with large screens and Wi-Fi.

Alexandre et fils

9
1454, rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1S8

Alexandre's French brasserie cuisine treats its guests to sauerkraut, cassoulet, confit, foie gras, broiled meat and fresh fish from the market, all served in a convivial Parisian atmosphere. Upstairs, a British pub offers the choice of 12 top imported beers. There is also a cigar lounge.

Bistro L'Aromate

10
980, boul de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, QC H3A 1S8

Under the direction of chef Jean-Francois Plante, Bistro L'Aromate offers a variety of signature dishes, including a multigrain risotto with duck confit, asparagus, spinach and foie gras au torchon. A weekly table d'hôte and group menus are also available in this trendy and refined eatery, which transforms from a swinging and friendly daytime bistro/bar to a more intimate and cozy nighttime resto/bar.

Brasserie Le Pois Penché

11
1230, boul de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, QC H3G 1M2

Located in the heart of Montréal, Brasserie Le Pois Penché is this city's newest jewel. Whether it's for brunch or a late meal, awaken your palate with its freshly prepared French specialties. Taste a wine from its beautiful wine cellar, which boasts an extensive selection of over 150 imported French wines. With its unique décor and warm atmosphere, this classic Parisian brasserie offers a dining experience beyond compare.

La Société Bistro

12
1415, rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z3

Situated at the Loews Hôtel Vogue, La Société brings Paris to the heart of Montréal. Guests can enjoy bistro-inspired cuisine prepared from fresh, local and top-quality ingredients, not to mention an oyster bar and an impressive selection of wines and cocktails. The ambiance is plush, featuring a hardwood bar and a glass dome ceiling that illuminates the venue's interior.

Renoir

13
1155, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 2N3

Renoir serves French cuisine featuring the freshest seasonal and local ingredients and a menu prepared by chef Olivier Perret. De-light menus offer three healthy courses, each less than 500 calories. As for desserts, pastry chef Roland Del Monte carries the recognition of Meilleur Ouvrier de France. Sunday brunch is buffet-style. An outdoor patio enhances summertime dining.

Thursday's

14
1449, rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B2

This one-stop entertainment venue includes a bistro, bar and nightclub, spread over three levels providing for three different atmospheres and lifestyles. The bistro serves up contemporary French cuisine, the bar hosts live bands and DJs from Thursday to Saturday, and the nightclub welcomes guests to a lounge-style ambiance, all in the heart of downtown Montréal.

Devi Restaurant

15
1450 rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B6

Located in downtown Montréal, Restaurant Dévi serves up exceptional authentic Indian cuisine featuring traditional dishes as well as new and innovative regional fare in a welcoming and sophisticated setting.

Wienstein & Gavino's

16
1434, rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B6

Situated on popular Crescent Street, Wienstein & Gavino's buzzes with its own energy on three floors. Its Mediterranean menu showcases traditional dishes with a modern twist. Guests will also enjoy its great bar and extensive wine list.

Laurie Raphaël

17
2050, rue Mansfield, Montréal, QC H3A 1Y9

The know-how of a pre-eminent chef, the use of local products, and the originality of Québec artisans are the three ingredients that have made Laurie Raphaël famous. For some 30 years, chef Daniel Vézina has collaborated with regional producers to create a unique panorama of the province's gourmet delights. Even the place settings and décor – contemporary and warm – bear the signatures of Québec designers. The vast wine list and thoughtful service only add to the overall experience, which is continued in the adjoining boutique where homemade products and other exclusive culinary and artistic creations can be found.

L'Atelier d'Argentine Downtown

18
1458, rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B6

L’Atelier d’Argentine Downtown offers a variety of group menus to satisfy all tastes and budgets. Signature dishes include Cuarteto empanadas, Chorizo de Mariscos, and Milanesa de Pollo. Vintages from Argentina and the rest of the world grace the restaurant's extensive wine list. This is the second Montréal location for the restaurant; the original L’Atelier d’Argentine is in the Old Port.

Miso Restaurant & Sushi Bar

19
4000, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1P1

Miso invites guests to discover unique Japanese cuisine in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Perfect for a quick bite, business lunch, group event, or intimate dining experience, the restaurant offers an extensive sushi menu and a wide selection of wines and sakes.

Restaurant Imadake

20
4006, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1P2

Imadake is an izakaya (Japanese pub) where appetizer-size dishes are served one at a time and shared. Known for its party ambiance and sake bombs, the venue offers a fun, relaxed, and interesting dining experience with warm and friendly service. Voted ""Best Japanese Izakaya"" and ""Best Japanese Restaurant"" in Montréal, Imadake also carries the largest selection of sakes and Japanese whiskies in town. Conscious of health and the environment, the pub makes use of organic and sustainable products.

Decca 77 Restaurant

21
1077 rue Drummond, Montréal, QC H3B 4X4

DECCA77 gives guests the opportunity to experience two different types of cuisines and ambiances. First, the restaurant's fine cuisine menu offers contemporary French gastronomy created with fresh local and seasonal products, perfect for an intimate or romantic evening. Second, the venue's brasserie menu provides for fun fare, also prepared with fresh and local ingredients, at affordable prices and perfect for a quick bite before a night out on the town. An award winning wine list and a wide array of imported and specialty beers complete the dining experience.

Bar Lounge Les Voyageurs

22
900, boul René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H3B 4A5

Comfortable, intimate, and the perfect place to unwind, Les Voyageurs is a bar/lounge offering table d'hôte, à la carte, and cocktail hour and evening menus under the guidance of chef Alain Pignard. The noontime menu, in particular, features delicious international specialties that are popular with the business crowd. From Monday to Saturday, a pianist accompanies evening guests. In addition, groups can take advantage of a customized menu.

Le Montréalais Bistrot-Bar

23
900 boul René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H3B 4A5

Joie de vivre, a warm ambiance and savoury cuisine have made this one of Montréal's most frequented bistros. Sundays, its musical Mediterranean brunch is one of the popular epicurean events in town.

Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill

24
1254, rue MacKay, Montréal, QC H3G 2H4

Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill has become, in a little more than a decade, a must on the Montréal jazz scene. Open 7 days a week, weekdays and evenings, Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill masters the grill and serves up delicious burgers, seafood, pasta and salads along with a diverse musical menu in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Music enthusiasts and musicians appreciate the intimate setting where they enjoy the much-celebrated theme nights.

L'Ô Restaurant

25
1180, rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z1

A warm atmosphere and local cuisine that changes with the seasons, this is what L'Ô Restaurant and Lounge has to offer. The enchanting plates prepared by the chef and his team are served in a modern and cozy environment. In summer, the terrace provides a way to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner right on de la Montagne Street. The Lounge's hip atmosphere is well suited for get-togethers among friends.

Enoteca Monza Pizzeria Moderna

26
1251, av McGill Collège, Montréal, QC H3B 2Y4

Known for its thin-crust wood-fired pizzas and variety of authentic Italian appetizers and pastas, this is the go-to destination for business lunches, after-work cocktails, family dinners, casual nights with friends, or an evening with that special someone. The restaurant carries an extensive wine list and a large selection of wines served by the glass. The atmosphere is chic, yet laid-back, in an open-concept setting with a mezzanine and large TV screens for sporting events.

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