Grab a pre- or post-show bite in Quartier des Spectacles

Considered the cultural heart of the city, the Quartier des spectacles has become one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in Montreal since the redevelopment of the Place des Festivals. It has eight public spaces that host an average of 40 festivals per year. Here is a list of restaurants where you can enjoy a bite to eat before or after your outing!

Restaurant Grenadine

2004, av de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Montréal, QC H2X 3B2

Those who love fusion cuisine will also love Grenadine, which offers traditional French cuisine featuring Oriental dishes combined with locally sourced ingredients. Here, you are eating food that is both local and international. Rabbit ravioli, smoked trout, a crispy roll of braised'll even find an affordable 6-course tasting menu. You can even bring your own wine!


1433, rue City Councillors, Montréal, QC H3A 2E4

Several izakayas – Japanese bistro-bars – have recently opened their doors in Montreal and Quartier des spectacles has not escaped the trend. Opened in 2014, Biiru is a bistro that offers savoury Japanese dishes to share. The cocktail menu and colourful decor make it a pleasant place to eat a bite before a show. Among the dishes offered are wakame (seaweed) salad, soba noodles, and Japanese ravioli.

Le Café du Nouveau Monde Inc

84, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 1Z6

Whether you’re coming from a show or just looking for a place for dinner, Café du Nouveau Monde is always a good choice. It’s also open late, with hours until midnight from Tuesday to Saturday. Its bistro-style menu includes dishes such as grilled hanger steak and roasted scallops.

Café Parvis

433, rue Mayor, Montréal, QC H3A 1N9

With its profusion of greenery and rather vintage decor, Café Parvis is a charming place for a bite. On the menu you’ll find thin crust pizzas and delicious salads – the beet salad is one of their classics. Café Parvis is located just a few metres from the Place des Festivals.

Bouillon Bilk

1595, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2S9

Opened in 2011, the restaurant Bouillon Bilk (our photo) offers cuisine that stands out while remaining accessible. The dishes prepared by the two owners, former chefs at the restaurant Leméac, offer a variety of flavours. The minimalist decor allows you to focus entirely on the food, which includes guinea hen with foie gras, venison, black cod, and many other dishes.

Restaurant Sémame Ste-Catherine

305 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 2A3

This small chain of restaurants is located in the Quartier des spectacles. Launched in 2011, Sésame caters to those who enjoy Asian cuisine - think pad Thai, stir-fry and even General Tao poutine! Tea and sake lovers will be equally pleased by the menu offerings.

Place Deschamps

175, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 1Z8

This wine bar takes pride in featuring local produce, with a diverse menu that changes with the seasons. Their wine list is too long to explore here, but in terms of food, you can expect to feast on fried calamari or Quebec cheese plates. You can start off with duck rillette or octopus salad, and then enjoy pork cheek mini-burgers, a duck leg confit parmentier, tartares or deer osso bucco as a main course – just to name a few.

Resto Darbar

2027, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2T3

Located a stone's throw away from the Quartier des spectacles (but don't consider this an invitation to test that), Darbar caters to those who crave delicious dishes from Punjab, located in northern India. All of their dishes closely follow the traditions of this specific cuisine. On the menu: chicken, lamb, seafood, a vegetarian selection and desserts with the most exquisite oriental aromas.

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