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Best Spots to Eat in Downtown Montreal

There's plenty of choice!

By updated: Jun 07, 2023
Best Spots to Eat in Downtown Montreal
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Famous for its vibrancy and liveliness, diversity, and all the activities it offers, downtown Montreal has no shortage of resources to help you have a great time. 

Check out this list of our favorite downtown restaurants - there's something for every taste, budget, cuisine, and occasion!


HENRI BRASSERIE FRANÇAISE

1240, Square Phillips, Montréal, H3B 3H4

View More  (514) 544-3674

Henri is the restaurant of the magnificent Birks jewelry store on Sainte-Catherine Street. Its decor by Zébulon Perron offers luxury and splendor. It's the ideal place for a gourmet meal that's affordable, yet provides a unique culinary experience. Visit them any time of day, at your convenience!

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

LE BALCON

463 Rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montréal, H3B 1B1

View More  (514) 528-9766

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Located in the magnificent St. James Church, it's the perfect place to savor a menu that changes with the seasons, while enjoying live jazz, Motown, blues, and gospel brunches.

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

BAR GEORGE

1440 Rue Drummond, Montréal, H3G 1V9

View More  (514) 669-9243

The sumptuous Bar George is located in the Mount Stephen Hotel, a former gentlemen's club. Steeped in both English classicism and Québécois savoir-faire, the original cuisine is inspired by the past and the present. The cocktail menu is creative and diverse. Bar George offers five superb dining rooms nestled upstairs in the manor's former apartments, as well as on the first floor. 

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

LE CARRÉ

1191 Place Phillips, Montréal, H3B 3C9

View More  (514) 878-9292

Located in Place Philipps, Le Carré offers Mediterranean-influenced cuisine using local Quebec produce. The setting is splendid and blends a cozy-chic atmosphere. A hidden gem in the city center, it's worth getting to know better.

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

BIVOUAC

1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, H5B 1E5

View More  (514) 841-2021

This restaurant overlooks the Quartier des Spectacles and never ceases to impress with its seasonal boreal and Nordic cuisine. The menu features ingredients from Quebec's terroir, the cocktail menu is creative and the wine cellar allows you to explore several select bottles. In summer, enjoy the terrace, where you can listen to the shows while avoiding the crowds.

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

LE POIS PENCHÉ

1230 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, H3G 1M2

View More  (514) 667-5050

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For many years, Le Pois Penché has delighted locals and tourists alike with its decor, ambiance, and French cuisine. From brunch to dinner, they will make you feel like you're in France with dishes like onion soup, salade niçoise, steak frites, bouillabaisse, and generous seafood platters.

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

TIRADITO

1076 Rue de Bleury, Montréal, H2Z 1N2

View More  (514) 866-6776

A Peruvian tapas restaurant, Tiradito is renowned for the quality of its dishes and its warm atmosphere. The Peruvian tapas experience is called Nikkei and consists of several plates to share. What's more, the cocktails here are tasty and creative, which goes perfectly with their delicious tapas.

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

FERREIRA CAFÉ

1446 Rue Peel, Montréal, H3A 1S8

View More  (514) 848-0988

If you're looking for the ultimate Portuguese experience, head for Ferreira Café. The produce is fresh, of the highest quality and the selection of dishes is divine. They have a selection of privately imported wines that will blow your mind. We go there for lunch, aperitif, and/or dinner. 

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YOKO LUNA

1234 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, H3G 1Z1

View More  (514) 929-9656

Yoko Luna is far from an ordinary restaurant; in just one visit, you'll be transported into another, completely immersive universe. Throughout the evening, you'll enjoy Japanese-inspired cocktails and dishes, as well as cabaret-style performances. Stroll through the various rooms to experience the different atmospheres and settings. A must-try.

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

LABO CULINAIRE FOODLAB

1201 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, H2X 2S6

View More  (514) 844-2033

Located within the Society for Arts and Technology, Labo Culinaire offers a farm-to-table menu, a 100% organic wine list, inventive cocktails, and local beers. When you visit, take in the magnificent view of the city in summer (with its terrace) as well as in winter.

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

LE TAJ

Multiple locations

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Taj has been serving fine Indian cuisine on Stanley Street since 1985, most recently at the Time Out Market. Its reputation for excellent butter chicken is well established. The recipe has been refined and adapted over the years to suit the palate of Quebecers while retaining its authentic flavors. 

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

JATOBA

1184 Rue du Square-Phillips, Montréal, H3B 3C8

View More  (514) 871-1184

A famous Japanese-influenced restaurant in the business district, the menu is created by renowned chef Olivier Vigneault. They're renowned for their splendid sashimi platters, inventive cocktails, and festive ambiance. They offer a memorable tasting menu for 12 people or more, and private rooms for events of all kinds.

Best spots to eat in Downtown Montreal

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