Visit Old Montreal's restaurant scene

In addition to its picturesque cobblestone streets and its beautiful heritage buildings, Old Montreal is full of quality restaurants. It has everything to satisfy your taste buds. Here are some places to discover in this area.

Restaurant Graziella

116, rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E5

Italian chef Graziella Battista decided to focus on authenticity when she opened her restaurant Graziella. Known to add a creative touch to her cuisine, chef Battista offers Northern Italian specialties such as osso buco, risotto and of course, homemade pasta.

Garde Manger

408 rue Saint-François-Xavier, Montréal, QC H2Y 2S9

Led by famous chef Chuck Hughes, the Garde-Manger is a bistro offering a menu that alternates with the seasons and that surprises with its original combinations. Among the dishes to try are poutine and lobster gnocchi, oxtail stew and duck confit with foie gras.

La Maison Saint-Paul

343 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H3

As its name suggests, La Champagnerie is a restaurant where sparkling wines are the feature. The bar à sabrage also offers an extensive menu where you can have just a bite or a full meal. On the menu you’ll fine a rib steak, risotto, lobster poutine and several starters to share.

Restaurant Da Emma

777, rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H3C 1Y1

Considered one of the best Italian restaurants in Montreal, Da Emma serves traditional Italian cuisine. The restaurant's chef, Emma Risa, still prepares everything by hand. At Da Emma, you’ll find all the Italian classics including delicious meatballs and eggplant parmesan.


211, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T4

L’Assommoir has two locations in Old Montreal, on rue Bernard and on rue Notre Dame. Known for its elaborate cocktail menu, L’Assommoir also offers several dishes to share such as tapas, ceviches, grilled meats and tartares.

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!
With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to think of an appropriate way to say “thank you” for all the great things that mothers do. And what better way than to sit down for some quality time over a delectable, perhaps even decadent, brunch. The Mile End has quite a few suitable destinations for just such a celebration, and we list them here. [Image credit:]
Mother's Day is fast approaching, and for many that means it’s time to invite their favourite Mom out for brunch! Whether it is for "deux œufs miroir" (two eggs fried in butter, served in a pan) or a croque-madame with béchamel sauce, you have an amazing variety to choose from in Montreal. Here are a few restaurants where you can enjoy brunch in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie.
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