Try these great BYOW restaurants in Montreal

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.

Restaurant Carte Blanche

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

The chef at Carte Blanche, Frenchman André Loiseau, welcomes you in a friendly, relaxed setting and serves a fusion of traditional and contemporary French cuisine. Local products like salmon and beef tartare, duck breast, foie gras, and lobster bisque appear on the menu with enticing additions like truffle oil and Cognac reduction. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:30 pm.

Couscous Chez Ali Baba

1679 rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2L 2J5

Step into a cave worthy of the 1001 Nights, and let yourself be transported by Middle Eastern flavours and music. The menu offers many kinds of couscous and tagines, either à la carte, or as part of a table d’hôte, to be accompanied by traditional mint tea. Friday and Saturday nights, the atmosphere is enlivened by folk dancers performing baladi, sword and candlestick dances, and this is the best time to bring a group for a celebration. The restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Friday and in the evening starting at 5 pm from Monday to Sunday.

Restaurant La Prunelle

327, av Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2W 1J1

Located in the heart of the Plateau since 1999, La Prunelle serves refined, flavourful French cuisine. Their menu is available à la carte or as a tasting menu which includes a trou normand (palate cleanser). Dishes like house-made blood sausage with chorizo, T-bone veal steak with red wine sauce, and dark chocolate tart will seduce you, and new menu items promise surprises. Oysters are featured every Monday, and a group menu is also available. La Prunelle is open from Monday to Sunday, starting at 5:30 pm.

Restaurant A L'Os

5207, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S4

This French cuisine restaurant, with sleek decor and white tablecloths, offers an à la carte menu, a table d’hôte and a menu for groups. Blood sausage pudding, bone marrow, trout mousse, risotto with lobster bisque, roast pheasant and filet mignon are a few of the French cuisine classics you can sample here. À l’os is open Tuesday to Sunday starting at 6 pm.

Restaurant La Selva

862, rue Marie-Anne E, Montréal, QC H2J 2A9

Mexican or Peruvian dishes can also be accompanied by good wine or beer. La Selva welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere for a meal of meat, fish and shrimp dishes with South American flavours. Tacos, soups and main dishes are all served with rice and beans, and your culinary voyage continues with desserts like crème brûlée with cajeta (caramel sauce). This is all yours to discover from Wednesday to Saturday, starting at 5:30 pm.


10580, av Vianney, Montréal, QC H2B 2X9

Although you might not think of it, of course you can also bring your own wine or saké to a Japanese restaurant. Fusion cuisine, sushi, maki and sashimi are featured on the menu, to be accompanied by miso soup, wakame salad or appetizers like dumplings or crab tempura. The dining room, decorated with neutral colours, offers a zen atmosphere with welcoming staff. Yuukai is open seven days a week, starting at 5 pm.

Petros Taverna

1613 Rue William, Montréal, QC H3J 1R1

This Greek tavern opened in early 2015 in Griffintown. Their luminous decor, in white and blue, is an inviting setting in which to sample Greek market cuisine. Fish and grilled meats are enhanced with spices, herbs and olive oil for bright flavours. You can order from à la carte or table d’hôte menus. Two reception rooms are available for your private events, and the restaurant offers customized menus. Petros is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday, and in the evening starting at 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Cuisine Masala

1906, rue du Centre, Montréal, QC H3K 1H9

Located in Pointe-St-Charles, Masala is both an Indian cuisine restaurant and a cooking school. Their rather short menu includes fragrant dishes like butter chicken, beef masala, lamb korma and palak paneer, accompanied by naan bread or basmati rice. You can dine at lunch or in the evening, from Monday to Friday, or take a two-hour cooking class followed by a meal, in the evenings only.

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