Montreal's restaurant industry is constantly evolving and fortunately there are many new restaurant openings. Whether it's a first-time restaurant, a new branch of a well-known place, or a different concept from current owners, we can assure you that there is something new to explore every month.
The list of places to visit is growing, and we'll happily update you on the openings every month.
Here are places to visit in December 2023.
380 Rue Gilford, Montréal, H2J 2L3
Head to 380 Gilford Street through a discreet delivery door for an intimate and cozy atmosphere, resembling an antique shop. Magpie Magique, a new cocktail bar on the Plateau, offers a chic and cozy ambiance.
Specializing in classic cocktails, the bar also serves a menu of shareable dishes, making it an ideal choice for a drink before or after a play at the nearby Rideau Vert. Open Thursday to Sunday from 5 pm.
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After the closure of its eight restaurants due to bankruptcy in August, Juliette & Chocolat is reborn with the imminent opening of two franchises in Montreal. The first establishment will be on Sauvé Street, followed by another near the Jean-Talon Market. Indulge in a variety of sweet treats and chocolate-infused dishes, revealing the wonders of this magical ingredient. A delicious comeback!
531 Boulevard Rosemont, Montréal, H2S 1Z4
La Graine Brûlée has given birth to P'tite Graine in front of Rosemont metro, offering specialty coffee, veg/vegan dishes in reusable containers, local drinks, and household items. The funky atmosphere, with seating but no power outlets or Wi-Fi, creates a friendly space. Open every day from 7 am to 9 pm, this eco-friendly concept aims to build a network of "p'tites graines" for enjoyable and environmentally conscious consumption.
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421 Rue St-Vincent, Montréal, H2Y 3A6
The iconic Terrasse William Gray in Old Montreal announces the return of its highly acclaimed winter experience, the Winter Terrace William Gray. From November 3 to March 31, guests can enjoy a majestic dinner and brunch in heated geodesic domes. With breathtaking views of Old Montreal, the St. Lawrence River, and the Ferris wheel, the terrace transforms into a warm and magical setting for extraordinary evenings with family and friends.
260 Rue Richelieu, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, J3B 6X8
Opened on November 30, Pizzeria O Sainte-Marie offers authentic Italian cuisine. Using a Malaguttis wood-fired oven, they prepare delicious homemade pizzas and fresh pasta with organic flour from Charlevoix mills. Carefully selected ingredients ensure maximum quality and flavors. In a warm family atmosphere, guests can enjoy unique drinks while admiring the stunning view of the Richelieu River.
961 Avenue Mont-Royal E, Montréal, H2J 1X4
Ravioli Mai Xiang on Plateau Mont-Royal provides an authentic Asian experience with a variety of delicious dumplings, soups, appetizers, and desserts at affordable prices. From vegetarian dumplings to pork, lamb, beef, or crab, they offer a feast for all tastes. Located at 961 Mont-Royal E, this branch adds to the family's other two establishments.
430 Rue St-Zotique E, Montréal, H2S 1L9
Koujina Café offers authentic Tunisian coffee with a diverse sweet and savoury menu. The colourful decor transports guests to a warm and sunny atmosphere. The welcoming team and delicious pastries, especially the homemade orange cake, make this place a must-try. With its authentic setting, affordable sandwiches (between $8 and $11), and parking available in the neighbourhood, it's an address to discover at 430 Saint-Zotique Street East, MTL.
1902 Rue Masson, Montréal, H2H 1A3
325 F - Cuisine de Madagascar offers an authentic Malagasy culinary experience with ready-to-eat and catering services. With a simple decor and a welcoming atmosphere, the restaurant presents a varied menu and stands out among establishments highlighting Malagasy cuisine in Montreal. Chef Bryan Rajarison's attention contributes to making 325 F a delightful gastronomic discovery.
1500 Av. des Lumières suite #15, Brossard, J4Y 0B3
Kinton Ramen opened its doors in Brossard on November 19, focusing on exceptional noodles and broth. Their sophisticated base combines pork bone, chicken broth, fish broth, vegetables, and filtered water. The commitment to quality extends to the vegetarian broth, a generous fusion of vegetables seasoned with Japanese ingredients. Note: Only available for dine-in.
79 Rue Ste-Catherine E, Montréal, H2X 1K5
After three years of closure, Ong Ca Can reopened on October 25, specializing in Vietnamese cuisine. The restaurant offers a cozy mezzanine with Asian aromas, providing table d'hôte options and menus specializing in Asian dishes for colleagues or family gatherings. Since 1981, located in the heart of the entertainment district on Sainte-Catherine Street, Ong Ca Can offer a unique Vietnamese culinary experience, including its 7 beef specialties.