Over the last few years, the South Shore and the North Shore of Montreal have seen a resurgence of wine bars and it's to our great delight! We have gathered our favorites below and we wish you a pleasant tasting!
Have you heard of this gem in Plateau-Mont-Royal? Le Roseline is a wine bar specializing in natural and organic wines. All wines are privately imported and cannot be obtained at the SAQ. Guided by the team of sommeliers always available on site, you are sure to discover something new. The menu is sublime, with dishes such as a homemade duck rillette, homemade smoked trout mousse, homemade fries served with truffle mayonnaise, pan-fried scallops, or the famous charcoal grilled octopus, baby potatoes and jalapeno mayonnaise. Several tasty vegetarian options are also available. Every Friday is Jazz night and guitarist Yur Yesli is waiting for you. He usually welcomes two excellent guests to accompany your meal with music, we suggest you follow their social media for the next thematic evenings of food and wine pairing.
Open since 2019 in Little Italy, Ratafia has established a unique reputation for its beautiful wine list and wonderful gourmet desserts. Everything is finely presented in both sweet and savory delights. Delicious vegan options are also available. Reserve your seat via their website whether it's for a space on the terrace or inside.
Recently opened in the beautiful Old-Longueuil neighbourhood, Bu-vet serves wine... in barrels! About thirty private import options are served by the glass. A food and wine pairing menu is offered with oysters, buffalo ribs, gnocchi, etc. Choose from a classic or funky combination of wines. Between 2 and 5 pm, it's a cocktail hour featuring food and alcohol specials. Don't forget to reserve your seat on their website!
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At this bar, everything is done to remind you of the gourmet afternoons at Mamie's. Aperitif boards of cheeses, cold cuts, and a menu on the slate that changes according to the season. Quebec and international wines allow you to discover wines that are not necessarily found at the SAQ. It is possible to taste wine by the carafe, by the glass, or by the bottle. During the summer, a picnic menu is offered on weekends.
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On the banks of the Richelieu River in Beloeil is the brand new wine bar Sortez les canons! The wine selection comes from all over the world with many organic and natural wines imported privately. The food menu is simple, tasty, and perfectly constructed with fresh products from local businesses. Food and wine pairings are available under the passionate recommendations of the staff or even one of the owners! It is also possible to have brunch on Sundays from 11 am.
Also called Guinguette, this wine bar offers a wide selection of privately imported natural wines. The bottles are carefully selected by one of the owners who travelled around the vineyards in Europe to select the best bottles. The food menu is composed of multiple vegetarian options and changes with the seasons. Everything is made with fresh and local products. Reservations are now possible via their website.
Pullman was one of the first wine bars in Montreal which opened in 2004. The décor is sophisticated and the atmosphere casual. Under the guidance of the sommelier, choose the best combinations of wines and dishes. There are plates of cold cuts, cheeses, vegetables, and salmon to share with friends during the aperitif. They have more than 400 different choices in terms of wine bottles, there is something for everyone!
During a visit to Repentigny, a stop at the Liège Wine Bar will charm you. The open kitchen in the dining room will allow you to follow the preparation of your dish made from Lanaudière and Quebec ingredients. As for the wines, they are organic, biodynamic, and natural, exclusively imported. Discover dishes such as seal poutine, Nagano pork shoulder, or buffalo short rib. The menu changes with the seasons to highlight the local food.
A small wine bar located on William Street in Griffintown, Vendetta offers a selection of organic wines and small canapés. The place is intimate and perfect for a pleasant evening with friends or for a date. Opt for a tasting menu of dishes to share and enjoy the best dishes on the menu! Reservations are recommended and can be made via their website.
Oregon Wine Bar will charm you with its decor and atmosphere, but especially with its tasty food. Simon, one of the owners, will transmit his passion for wine by advising you on the best food and wine pairing according to your tastes. The terrace, as well as the dining room, are a must-try!
In Terrebonne, Racines Bistro Bar à Vin offers cuisine inspired by local products and artisans with an organic wine list from small passionate producers, all in a relaxed atmosphere! Market cuisine, featuring root vegetables and local products. The staff is warm and attentive. Reserve your seat on their website.
DEUX Wine Bar is in the heart of Ste-Therese Village and offers organic wines in a vintage-chic setting. The menu is eclectic with items such as naanwich or grilled mahi-mahi. The menu changes according to the seasons and available ingredients. Beautiful and original vegetarian options for everyone to enjoy!
In the lobby of the Hotel Nelligan, Nelli Café+Vin Nature offers a café by day that transforms into a natural wine bar by night. Sommelier Adrien de Philip has put together a wine list with wines from Mexico, Turkey, and even Japan. Add to that a few appetizers and entrees for the full experience. Plus, every Tuesday night, wine is 50% off.
Le Vin Papillon has carved out its place in the top 100 restaurants in Canada! Owned by the same owners as Joe Beef, the menu has the same comfort food feel. The emphasis is on seasonal and local vegetables while remaining gourmet. The organic wine list is taken from small local agencies and producers, which creates societal support. It is possible to stop by to buy the bottles of the moment.
Wine bars are, in our opinion, the ideal experience for any epicurean. Run by passionate owners, each one will be happy to guide you through the wine choices while offering a creative and quality menu.
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