With autumn in full swing, the urge to snuggle and eat comforting meals is upon us. When we talk about comfort food, we think about plentiful meals, simmering dishes that emanate comforting smells, dishes that remind us of our childhood memories. Here is a list of restaurants where you can satisfy this craving for comfort food.
Europea restaurant has forged a solid place in the restaurant industry in Montreal; Jerome Ferrer's casse-croûte concepts by Europea will surely impress you! The sophisticated touch of the original restaurant and the "snack bar" food style go perfect together. Their La Fourchette d'Or award-winning poutine is composed of foie gras, mushroom cream and a hollandaise sauce. What could be more comforting?
89 rue De La Commune Est, Montréal
The Gaspar Tavern is well known in the Old Montreal because it is part of the Auberge du Vieux-Port. They have a capacity of over 100 people, the stonewalls inside the establishment bring an old and warm cachet style atmosphere. Known for their "fish & chips" and their Jack Daniel's sauce ribs, you can enjoy the tavern every day of the week to escape winter.
1830 rue William, Montréal
Located in the effervescent Griffintown neighbourhood, Mauvais Garçons offers creative dishes that will warm your heart. With a seasonal changing menu, their small location will certainly charm you. The Mac and Cheese lovers out there are going to be really happy, their homemade recipe with lobster and bacon is definitely a must. Speaking of essentials, since autumn is the oyster season, you can enjoy them at 1$ each during happy hour!
La Binerie Mont-Royal
367 Avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montréal
La Binerie is well known to the Plateau Mont-Royal residents because of their brunch which is served throughout the day. Open since 1938, La Binerie doesn’t only offer brunches; it is also possible to eat the most comforting meals such as shepherd's pie, meatball stew and black pudding.
1752 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
If we think of comfort food, meatballs certainly have their place in that category. At Nini’s you will be served a wide variety of meatballs with the possibility to have them in a bowl or inside a sandwich. Their lunch specials allow you to enjoy all their delicious meatballs, because they are all available at 7$ for 3 instead of their regular price. The side of polenta is a must try!
345 rue Villeray, Montréal
With their Spanish-inspired cuisine, Mesón's staff welcome you in a warm and vibrant vibe in the heart of Villeray’s neighbourhood. The cocas (flat breads from the Catalanas) that are served at Mesón are popular because the dish is really nice to share. There is also a dish that is generally quite popular in Spanish cuisine; yes, I am talking about paella!
545 rue Milton, 727 rue William, 4581 Avenue du Parc
Lola Rosa offers the perfect vegetarian comfort food. If you want to let yourself be tempted by the hearty dishes offered by this type of cuisine without feeling too guilty, Lola Rosa has your back! With its “from the oven” goods (quiche, tomato pie, lasagna) and delicious stews (chili, curry), neither you or your stomach won’t be disappointed. It is also possible to order takeout at Lola Rosa to allow you to stay comfortably in your favourite pyjamas.
Broue Pub Brouhaha
10295 Avenue Papineau, Montréal
The name says it; the Broue Pub Brouhaha is a pub where you can enjoy a good beer with friends while tasting their creative and personalized tavern style dishes. They specialized their smoking rooms dishes; there are ribs, smoked meat, smoked duck and other delicacies. Their pizzas made with homemade beer dough goes perfectly with their homemade microbrewery beers!
6956 rue Drolet, Montréal
As soon as you open the door of Chez Tousignant, you immediately feel the happiness and the comfort that a true casse-croute provides. The smell of french fries and hamburger patties on the grill immediately warms the heart. You will also find all your comforting favourites like poutine, pogo, cheeseburger and club sandwich!
Le Chien Fumant
4710 rue De Lanaudière, Montréal
Le Chien Fumant, is very popular with people who work in the restaurant industry because their kitchen closes at 2am, which offers them the opportunity to enjoy a good after work meal. You will have a different kind of comfort food that could be classified as fancier, but that still remains very accessible and unpretentious. Being inspired by local and fresh ingredients, their menu changes regularly according to their new arrivals!
2019 Boul. Taschereau, Longueuil
The decor conceived in the resto-bar Notre Société, is very enchanting with its colorful lighting and its many plants. Their menu includes dishes such as Mac and Cheese, beef sliders, as well as several types of tartare and tacos. You can enjoy a relaxed dinner, but later in the night it gets louder so you can enjoy the night!
Mile Public House
9190 Boul. Leduc, Local 130, Brossard
The Mile Public House is a pub where you gather with friends to have a good time as if you were in the comfort of your own home. The menu offers options such as popcorn chicken, nachos, chicken wings and of course poutine to satisfy your craving for comfort food. It is also possible to spend more hectic evenings with their DJs during the weekend.