Dine in style and enjoy superior seafood in Montreal

If there's one thing we know how to do in Montreal, it's seafood – the city is essentially an island, after all!. And when we do up our seafood, we do it in style. Whether you're looking for tuna tartare or a unique take on scallops, this list of great restaurants is the perfect starting point to enjoy delicacies from the sea.

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1065 RUE DE LA MONTAGNE, Montreal, QC H3G 0B9

The discovery lunch and evening menus at Jérôme Ferrer’s restaurant allow you to sample seafood delights such as lemon squid, scallops caramelized in sesame juice or steamed sea bass with skin.

Decca 77 Restaurant

1077 rue Drummond, Montréal, QC H3B 4X4

This chic French restaurant awaits you with its famous selection of wines and seafood dishes that make it well worth the visit, such as roasted scallops with vegetables glazed in mead butter.

XO Le Restaurant

355, rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1N9

Chef Julien Robillard changes his menu with the seasons. It features oysters with horseradish and trout gravlax as starters, followed by mains such as the grilled prawns (with confit duck wings), a fried lobster and piglet platter, and Norwegian cod.


3459 rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1P3

This Indian restaurant located near the Atwater Market serves a fish pakora entrée (battered with a tangy tartar sauce) and a tuna tartare served on chopped mango and avocado. As a main, go for the platter of tiger shrimp and scallops in a coconut sauce, or the fish and its “curry of the day”.

Brasserie Le Pois Penché

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

This Parisian brasserie located on de Maisonneuve Boulevard West offers a fine spread of seafood including a cognac shrimp cocktail, mussels in white wine and shallots, spicy scallop ceviche and fresh oysters. Table for two? Go with the “Le Parisien”, a platter of lobster, shrimp, clams, crab salad, oysters, mussels and scallops.

Kyo Bar Japonais

711, cote de la Place-d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 2X6

What better way to fully appreciate truly fresh fish than with the tataki, sashimi or sushi from this Japanese bar? Bluefin tuna, striped bass, salmon and mackerel are all there to be devoured. And the squid, eel, shrimp, octopus and scallops should not be ignored!

Restaurant Bocata

310, rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A3

This restaurant in Old Montreal pays tribute to the ocean with its décor and menu. Try the New Brunswick smelt, served with lemon and aioli, the snow crab croquettes, the lobster rolls and clam chowder, the warm octopus salad or roast sea bass.


1106, boul de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, QC H3A 1M7

Chef Guillaume Daly keeps a special place for seafood at this local bistro. On the menu: smoked salmon with beetroot, grilled tuna with wild spices, smoked sturgeon, lobster spaghetti with chard, and fried cod.

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