There is no slowing down the juggernaut that is the Montreal restaurant scene. Year after year, we witness a fair share of closings, but those are offset by a tide of openings across all price ranges and neighborhoods. Here’s our curated list of eateries to watch out for in 2016.
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.
Montreal is renowned for its refined dining scene. Are you looking for classic magret de canard in the ambiance of a French bistro-style restaurant? Or do you seek something more extravagant and adventurous, like duck confit served right out of a can? Either way, Montreal is ready and willing to satisfy your fine dining cravings. [Image credit: iStock.com/giovanni1232]
Montreal is an entertainment town, and there's no shortage of homegrown talent or visiting musicians to light up its venues. You should be well-fed, though, to enjoy this musical feast to the max; a drink or two might get you in a festive mood, too. Here are a handful of excellent options for a pre-concert meal. [Image credit: iStock.com/Kevin Miller]
We all want the most for the least, right? Well, here are a few restaurants in Montreal where you’ll actually get more bang for your buck. Get more food – delicious, to boot – at affordable prices in one of these top-rated restaurants.Note that the prices indicated could change with time. [Image credit: iStock.com/Don Bayley]
Montreal is known for its great tables, and Westmount does its part to contribute to this reputation. Westmounters love a good meal and have adventurous tastes, and the restaurants here reflect those preferences. An added benefit of frequenting the establishments here is that you won't have to deal with downtown parking. [Image credit: iStock.com/Robert Ingerlhart]
More and more Montreal restaurants offer a fine wine list, and private imports are popular, but this does not lessen the appeal of places to which you can bring your own bottle. Here is our selection of Bring Your Own Wine restaurants.
If you care less for what’s on the plate than who’s around you, this list is for you. Fancy the latest fashion trends? Loud music? Possibly some champagne popping? We’ve got you covered. Don’t get us wrong, though - some of these trendy spots actually excel in the kitchen on top of being “in.” [Image credit: iStock.com/andresr]
The island of Montreal doesn't have a monopoly on fine dining in the region. Chefs are quick to open restaurants in the suburbs, and now the city of Laval is also a destination for gourmet cuisine. Here are our recommendations for fine dining in Laval. [Image credit: iStock.com/Tanya_F]
Montreal is lucky to have so many restaurants that specialize in fresh fish and seafood. The city is also fortunate to be fostering an effort to support ocean-friendly, sustainable seafood, which means you can feel confident that your dinner was caught or farmed in a fashion that ensures the long-term vitality of the species. Hungry yet? Check out these top spots.
When you think of late-night eats, you think of different staples depending on where you are roaming (or drinking) in the city. But instead of the usual pizza, noodles, or poutine, why not try something a little more gourmet? These spots meet our exceptionally high standards for delicious food that is more than just greasy fuel for your belly.
Old Montreal is a great part of town where you can find great pasta dishes any time of the year. Here's a glimpse of what you can enjoy there!
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