Top restaurants in Montreal’s Gay Village

Just east of downtown Montreal, Gay Village is a leading destination for local residents and tourists alike. In addition to its many restaurants, some of which have terraces, its proximity to the Quartier des spectacles naturally attracts those who seek a good meal after a play or concert.

Restaurant Mezcla

1251, rue de Champlain, Montréal, QC H2L 2R9

Mezcla serves "Nuevo Latino" cuisine – in other words, a mix of South American cuisines adapted to French and European cooking techniques. Most dishes are prepared using local Quebec ingredients, while their wines are privately imported from Latin America and Spain. The menu includes braised or pulled meat, fish, crab and octopus, sweet and sour flavours, and cassava chips. Five or seven course tasting menus are also offered.

Au Petit Extra Restaurant

1690, rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1S7

A neighbourhood fixture for the past 30 years, Au Petit Extra is a bistro which serves refined, French-inspired cuisine composed of classics and bold innovations. Hanger steak, duck breast and confit, sarladaise potatoes, blood sausage and tartare all offer a taste of France, especially when enjoyed with one of the wines that have been carefully selected by the sommelier, and followed by a dessert like crème brûlée or Paris Brest.


1353 boul René Lévesque E, Montréal, QC H2L 2M1

In a decor that mixes antiques with contemporary style, Kitchenette serves upscale, updated traditional cuisine made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. The menu offers many fish and seafood choices, a variety of tartares, duck confit, original burgers and classic steak frites. Fish n' chips is served on Friday, and surf & turf on Saturday. Whiskey and wine are offered to accompany your meal.

Restaurant Carte Blanche

1159, rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1R3

The chef at Carte Blanche, André Loiseau from France, welcomes you in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere and prepares cuisine that combines contemporary and traditional French gastronomy. Local products are featured: salmon and beef tartares, duck breast, foie gras, and lobster bisque appear on the menu with enticing mentions of truffle oil and Cognac sauce. Finally, don't forget to bring your own bottle of wine!


1112, boul de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2L 1Z5

Bring your own bottle of wine to O'Thym, a neighbourhood bistro for meat lovers. Duck, rabbit, goat, beef, bison and deer are just a few choices on their menu, which also includes salmon, scallops and other seafood, with many local, seasonal offerings. On the weekend, bring your own bottle of bubbly for brunch.

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