Montreal : Our favourite dining destinations
Whether you have a big accomplishment to celebrate, for the simple pleasure of dining out, or for those mornings when forget your lunch box on the kitchen counter, these gourmet destinations are sure to impress the most diverse tastes of friends and co-workers.
Escondite | Downtown
Renowned for its modern and affordable Mexican cuisine, Escondite quickly became one of the more popular restaurant destinations in Montreal. Ideal for a quick escape or for a long festive lunch among colleagues, the Escondite welcomes its guests in an atmosphere reminiscent of the essence of Mexico: colourful and tasty.
Lov | Old Montreal
Since the beginning of the year, Lov has already attracted a generous following of vegetarian food lovers and has quickly become a must in the Montreal foodie world. Distinguished by its botanical cuisine, Lov concocts contemporary and tasty dishes that appeal to all, regardless of your food lifetstyle.
Le Bird Bar | Saint-Henri
Renowned for its fried chicken, the Bird Bar also indulges in vegetarian options to suit all tastes. Specializing in comfort food, the Bird Bar is the unquestionable option for good times and great food, in a neighbourhood that begs to be discovered.
Aux Vivres | Plateau Mont-Royal
Montreal’s vegan pioneer, Aux Vivres has perfected the art of vegan cuisine for over twenty years now. Aux Vivres is an essential casual food destination as much for its history within the metropolis as for its phenomenal popularity with Montrealers. For fresh dishes full of love, this restaurant never disappoints.
Hà! | Mile End
Thanks to a happy mariage between the traditional Vietnamese and Laotian influences of Chef Ross, Hà awakens taste buds with each and every dish. Emanating authenticity with punchy flavours and a modern decor, Hà knows how to turn heads and satisfy hunger.
L’Isle de Garde | Rosemont – La-petite-Patrie
When the weather is nice, the terrace of Isle de Garde is a haven of happiness. This neighbourhood brewery, specializing in comfort food, is worthy of a well-earned break. On the menu: vegetarian chili, grilled octopus, and mac and cheese. Everything make your mouth water!
La Brasserie Harricana | Little Italy
With an atmosphere ideal for both a midday meal and a 5 @ 7, Brasserie Harricana is the perfect place to enjoy the lunch hour in a friendly neighborhood. Offering a tasty lunch buffet, your appetite will be satisfied as much by its diverse menu options as by its variety of craft beers.
Tapeo | Villeray
For those who love tapas, Tapeo is an ideal place to taste Spanish dishes in a relaxed ambience. As delectable as they are memorable, the dishes offered at Tapeo will impress your foodie friends.
L’État Major | Hochelaga Maisonneuve
With its roots in French cuisine, L’Etat Major offers dishes ranging from foie gras to salmon tartare to snails. Specializing in gourmet dishes, L’Etat Major is the perfect destination for a break between two meetings in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
Mandy’s | Westmount / Monkland
Specializing in meals that make you feel good, Mandy’s is THE lunch destination for those craving a tasty salad. With menu creations as beautiful to look at as they are to eat, you can count on this trendy restaurant in to keep reinventing healthy dishes.
Tuk Tuk | Côte-des-Neiges
With its culinary roots in Cambodia and Thailand, the cuisine offered at Tuk Tuk is full of delightful Asian flavours. Thanks to a perfect mix of traditional menu options, Tuk Tuk has the power to transport customers elsewhere, without having to take a plane.