Griffintown is certainly one of the most emerging neighborhoods in Montreal. Located between downtown and Old Montreal, there are many new businesses that have opened in the recent years and condo developments continue to boom.
It is only natural to see a great culinary scene developing in Griffintown. We have gathered our favorites from this borough.
There are multiple Petros restaurants in the city of Montreal and they recently moved their Griffintown location to William Street. Petros Greek Taverna is a Mediterranean market cuisine with fresh fish and grilled meats. The menu includes appetizers, entrees, and platters to share. Everything is done to make the experience fun and friendly. All you have to do is stop by the SAQ to bring the right bottle of wine to accompany this Greek feast!
An Italian restaurant on Ottawa Street in the heart of Griffintown, Mano Cornuto is a must in the area. As soon as you walk in the door, you'll feel welcomed by the family. There is always a good atmosphere and the food is well mastered. Whether it's their pizzas, different types of pasta, salads, sandwiches, or coffees, you'll leave more than satisfied. They have daily specials that you can follow on their social media networks. On Sundays, it's the SUGO menu, a family-style Italian meal for $30 per person.
Right next to the Alt Hotel on Peel Street is one of the famous Zibo restaurants! If you have a craving for Californian food, this is the right stop for you! The menu is composed of salads, hamburgers, pizzas, pasta, tartars, and grill. The portions are generous and well-presented. Every Monday, starting at 5pm, it's ladies night with 50% off dishes with the purchase of a drink. In addition, they have a nice cocktail menu that will please all tastes.
At Sophie's, they are in the business of high gastronomy. Everything is thought out in detail, the chef-owner was trained in one of the most renowned schools: the Institut Paul Bocuse in France. Her menu features a mix of refined dishes inspired by her various trips to Italy, France, Lebanon, and her Montreal heritage. The cozy atmosphere is perfect for your one-on-one meetings. We strongly recommend that you reserve your seat, as they are limited.
Using local market-fresh produce to make up their seasonal menu, you can see dishes appear and disappear from the menu. For summer, there are fresh dishes like tuna tartare, tuna tataki tacos, grilled jerk shrimp, and a summer salad. There is something for everyone. The terrace is open on sunny days, while the dining room is available in case of rain. Reservations are recommended if you wish to eat there!
They recently opened up the dining room, but this restaurant has already proven itself since it opened last year with their express service. A Mediterranean restaurant serving gourmet Lebanese pub fare, it features dishes like labneh, octopus balila, rack of lamb, and grilled meats. The reviews were unanimous for their delivery and take-out dishes during the confinement months, the opening of the room is expected to find a Middle Eastern pub atmosphere!
An Italian restaurant with a solid reputation, they have two locations, one in Griffintown and one in Toronto. The dishes celebrate nature while offering a touch of innovation. The casual and friendly atmosphere is the perfect place to take your date or business meeting. You will be able to eat, among other things, gnocchi cacio e pepe, spaghetti Frutti di mare, a 4 cheese pizza, calzone, or grilled prime rib. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Located on Notre Dame Street since 2012, Grinder Restaurant and Butcher Shop offer quality cuts of meat. The cuisine is comforting with options like tartars, oyster bar, beef short ribs, prime rib, or even a tomahawk. Both on the terrace and in the dining room, there is a dynamic atmosphere with great cocktails to enhance your evening! Reservations are strongly recommended.
Established for several years in Griffintown, it is the ideal place to discover the cuisine of Northern Italy. Several meal options are available: brunch, lunch, dinner, and all a la carte or table d'hôte. You can also pick up products from their market. The space is industrial and dates back to the 1800s. You will find a mix of modernity and history in the decor. The terrace is heated and covered, so it's accessible rain or shine!
This concept originated in New York and continues to expand in Canada and the United States. They serve family recipes of cakes, pastries, breakfast dishes, salads, and sandwiches. They are open 7 days a week to accommodate you in a friendly and welcoming setting. The café has gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Go and enjoy Brasseur de Montréal's famous beers right on the spot. Not only is the beer excellent, but they have a fresh and varied menu to accompany your drink. The latest addition to the menu is the Nicoise salad with tuna tataki, otherwise, you can choose from mac and cheese, tartar, cheeseburger (meat or veggie), or grilled sausage with beer sauerkraut. Everything is there to have a good time with friends, couple or colleagues.
La Bête à Pain has 3 branches in Laval, Ahuntsic and Griffintown. It is a restaurant, a bakery, a pastry shop, and a caterer. You can also find products from local artisans that you can buy while you are eating your pastries or sandwiches! Everything is homemade and it's not surprising to see long lines at lunchtime on weekends.
For all those curious about Philippine cuisine, Junior is the perfect place to discover it. Super tasty dishes with hints of spiciness will transport you to the depths of Manila. We recommend you to try one of the bowls with crispy pork, their fried chicken, okra, pork sisig, or fish. One of the best eats at a low cost in the area for sure!
Since 2011, this small restaurant has been a staple of Italian cuisine in Griffintown. Owned by a chef, it serves southern Italian dishes. All the pasta is handmade on-site and special attention is paid to details. All plates are particularly beautiful and are prepared with high-quality ingredients. They were named one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada for a few years.
What's new for the summer of 2021 in the neighborhood:
Bodega : New York-style coffee shop.
Ryu Griffintown : high-end sushi.
Bazart : Formerly New City Gas, they offer an art market with Mediterranean cuisine with charcoal grill.
This district is very promising and many openings are to come, stay tuned for the new trends of the sector! Follow this link to see a list of all restaurants in Griffintown.