Saint-Denis Street: Yes, we are always open!

Often under construction, Montreal is a city where orange cones are king. Motorists aren’t the only ones who suffer – on Saint-Denis St., between Duluth and Marie-Anne, merchants worry customers will avoid the area due to major construction planned throughout the year. We are very happy to offer you this list of restaurants to remind you that no matter how disruptive construction may be, they are always open. Support them!

Kinoya Bar à Tapas Japonais

4250 rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2J 2K8

Small Japanese tapas are now all the rage in Montreal, and Kinoya is no exception. Enjoy a true Japanese culinary experience where you can choose between grilled duck breast, black cod, salmon or tuna tartare, creamy octopus dumplings, or shrimp and vegetable pancakes. Allow plenty of time to go through the menu!


4088-4094 rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M5

At ChuChai, you can enjoy typical Thai dishes but with a vegetarian or vegan twist. Your carnivore friends can satisfy their craving thanks to imitation meats and seafood products. ChuChai welcomes you to try beef, duck, and fish recreated vegetarian style by the illustrious chef Lily Sirikittikul.

Restaurant Bambou Bleu

3985, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4

This Vietnamese restaurant – where you bring your own wine – has been open for more than 30 years. Options include chicken curry, Tonkinese soup, fried chicken and more. You can get all this for about $15 per dish, along with a significant advantage: there is an SAQ store close by!

Restaurant L’Académie

4051, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M7

Open since 1984, this Saint Denis Street establishment offers fine Italian and French cuisine, recreated using local ingredients. Their dinner menu includes several varieties of pasta, mussels and fries, and gourmet poutine (with figs, for example) while lunch options include a casserole au gratin, eggs benedict and omelettes. You can also stop by for brunch on Sundays between 10 am to 2 pm. Bring your own wine!


3817, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4

You can dine from morning to evening at this friendly bistro located right next to Roy Street. Early birds can enjoy classic breakfast dishes such as eggs, omelettes, fruit plates and pancakes. At noon, the bistro gives way to fine healthy food that will help you get through the day: vegetable couscous, avocado and smoked salmon salad, stuffed manicotti, grilled salmon fillet and more. In the evening, begin your meal with escargot served with artichokes before enjoying flank steak, the fried calamari dish or the salmon tartare.

Restaurant L'Express Inc

3927, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4

This house, transformed with love - and a good dose of plaster - became a restaurant in 1980 and now houses a cuisine worthy of (re)discovery. The list of starters is dreamy: think peasant soup, sorrel soup, celery remoulade, rillettes, goat cheese and bone marrow. For the main course, consider dining on homemade ravioli, pot-au-feu, grain-fed chicken and roasted quail. We will not dwell on the list of desserts as the options are endless, but particularly worth noting are the maple syrup pie, a caramel floating island and homemade truffles.

Cdt Connexion Hachoir

4177, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M7

Burgers, tartares, and wine...what more could you wish for? It’s hard to miss this delightful establishment located on the corner of Rachel. Chef Loïc Tellier offers an original burger that he recreates each week. Other dining options include a lunch tartare dish (beef, tuna or salmon) and the chickpea veggie burger. A must try is "The Poutine," served with braised beef, cheese curds, fried mushrooms and onions that are caramelized using Jack Daniel's. In the evening, you can enjoy Black Angus butcher cuts including flank steak, striploin, hanging tender and boneless rib steak. Wine and cocktails are available.

Produits Ilios

1539 Av Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1L4

This caterer/takeout joint/specialty grocery store offers a restaurant section where you can enjoy all the best that Greek cuisine has to offer. Indulge with homemade moussaka, lemon potato keftes, ratatouille, or eggplant stuffed with chickpeas and tomatoes. Then visit the shop next store to stock up on oils, balsamic cream made with figs, thyme honey, candied fruits, jams and olive oil soaps.

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