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Dining Without Breaking the Bank: "Casual/Mid-Range" Spots in Montreal

Delicious Affordable Dining in Montreal

By updated: Nov 23, 2023
Dining Without Breaking the Bank: Casual/Mid-Range Spots in Montreal

If you're searching for places to savour delightful meals in Montreal without emptying your wallet, you've come to the right spot!

Bid farewell to fast food and welcome the realm of casual, reasonably priced restaurants. We've uncovered charming venues where each bite is a delight for the taste buds without breaking the bank.

Get ready to explore places where conviviality and gourmet pleasures perfectly blend, offering a delicious alternative without sacrificing your budget.


TABLE 51

Multiple locations

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Table 51 is characterized by its motto "not so ordinary" and offers diverse, comforting, and healthy urban cuisine, ranging from salads to fresh fish. The daily specials encourage exploring new flavours, ensuring a memorable experience with a diverse menu and specialized service, all at an affordable price. With locations in Côte-des-Neiges and Carrefour Laval, Table 51 delivers a distinctive dining experience.

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PIZZERIA GUSTO

5152 Rue Jarry E, Montréal, H1R 1Y4

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Gusto Pizzeria in Saint-Léonard serves authentic Italian cuisine with varied dishes, homemade pasta, and wood-fired pizzas. Ideal for a family night out, the warm and festive atmosphere is accompanied by generous portions and fresh flavours, even for takeout orders. The restaurant offers a trendy ambiance with a spacious terrace and quality service, suitable for groups, intimate dinners, or private events. Dining Without Breaking the Bank:

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IBÉRICOS TAVERNE À TAPAS ESPAGNOLES

Multiple locations

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Ibéricos Tapas Tavern, present on Saint-Denis and at the Time Out Market, provides an authentic Spanish experience with a reputation for Iberian pork charcuterie, including the Iberian Bellota ham. Chef Haissam Souki Tamayo, with a rich gastronomic experience, has crafted a flavorful blend of Spanish ingredients and local products. The diverse menu includes tostadas, sangria, patatas bravas, and other dishes inspired by Spanish tapas, transporting you to Spain.

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ALDEA

4403 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, H2W 1Z8

View More  (514) 843-6464

Aldea presents traditional Portuguese cuisine in the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal, celebrating the flavours of Portugal in a modern setting with warm service. The restaurant offers traditional Portuguese cuisine with a focus on seafood. The modern setting provides a simple and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy delicious dishes, making Aldea a sought-after destination for those seeking an unpretentious gastronomic experience.

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BAR WAVERLY

5550 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, H2T 1S8

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Bar Waverly, located in the heart of Mile-End, attracts the adventurous. Ideal for festive happy hours, they offer dishes with Asian flavours in an unabashedly hipster atmosphere. On weekends, Waverly transforms into an "underground" party place with disco balls, a powerful sound system, and a VIP section offering an overlooking view for partying.

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LE PETIT ALEP

191 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal, H2R 1S8

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Le Petit Alep, a well-established family restaurant for over 20 years, offers a dynamic atmosphere and tasty dishes in the Villeray neighbourhood. Managed by the Frangié family, the restaurant has its roots in Aleppo, Syria. The colourful decor and an open kitchen make the atmosphere lively, combining Middle Eastern cultures with Quebecois joie de vivre. Renowned for its remarkable wine list with over 250 options, the restaurant offers a typical Middle Eastern sharing cuisine at affordable prices.

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LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES

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With 7 locations, Les Enfants Terribles remains a popular choice. Since their debut on Bernard Street in 2008, they expanded their footprint, establishing themselves in Île-des-Soeurs, Laval, Place Ville-Marie, and Magog, with a cantine on Sherbrooke and a branch in Brossard. The welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere, paired with a menu of stable and satisfying Montreal classics, ranging from ribs to burgers, makes Les Enfants Terribles a consistent choice.

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LE BLIND PIG

3882 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, H1W 1S6

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Established in Hochelaga in 2015, Blind Pig features a smokehouse, offering lively weekends and a "magical" beer tower with affordable beers. This Southwestern-inspired tavern is perfect for casual happy hours or evenings with friends, boasting a festive atmosphere, $3 beers, and American cuisine to be savoured in a friendly setting. Always unpretentious, Blind Pig is the ideal place to gather for a good drink with friends.

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POT MASSON

3141 Rue Masson, Montréal, H1Y 1X9

View More  (514) 903-4585

Located in the heart of Promenade Masson, Pot Masson stands out as a cozy neighbourhood spot. With its relaxed atmosphere and diverse menu, offering everything from a gourmet brunch to a decadent burger and original cocktails, it provides a varied experience at an affordable price. With a spacious terrace, it's perfect for creating unforgettable moments under the sun during the summer.

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LE 409

409 Rue McGill, Montréal, H2Y 0B5

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Le 409, situated in Old Montreal, offers a reimagined Indian cuisine in a "gastro-pub chic" ambiance. Designed by Blazygerard, the exotic and artistic decor creates an atmosphere that is both refined and warm. Chef AJ and his son Ravi's menu introduces new Indian flavours, including vegetarian and vegan options. The restaurant stands out for its original cocktails and a diverse selection of beers, offering a gastro-bistro experience in a chic Old Port setting.

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