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Montreal's Best New Restaurants to Discover - March 2024

The openings that took place in March and those to come in April 2024!

By updated: Apr 05, 2024
Montreals Best New Restaurants to Discover - March 2024

Discover Montreal's vibrant culinary scene with new restaurant openings as well as café and bar reopenings, both in March and those planned for April 2024.

Montreal's restaurant industry is in perpetual motion, offering epicureans ever more varied and innovative experiences.

Whether you're looking for the very first establishment of a talented young chef, a new branch of an iconic address, or an innovative concept from seasoned owners, the Montreal culinary scene is brimming with novelty.

Every month, new chapters are written, expanding the list of places to explore. Stay tuned for these gems, as we're committed to keeping you informed of exceptional openings and landmark developments on the Montreal dining scene.

Without further ado, here are the addresses to discover that opened their doors in March 2024, and let's discover together the unmissable places that made their debut on the Montreal gourmet scene this month.


Read also:Montreal's Best New Restaurants to Discover - February 2024

Restaurants We're Eagerly Anticipating Opening In April 2024:

LA GARGAMELLE

22 Rue St-Paul E, Montréal, H2Y 1G3

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Loïc Fortin, a Quebec finalist in the international Drink Masters competition on Netflix, launches his second establishment, La Gargamelle, on April 5th. After a revelation, while cooking for friends on New Year's Eve, Loïc decides to return to the kitchen to create this unique culinary project. La Gargamelle will distinguish itself by using conservation techniques and ingredients such as cereals and legumes, promoting creativity and reducing food waste. Reservations are now open for this new spot in the heart of Old Montreal.

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Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

PAPARMANE

209, Notre-Dame O, Montréal, H2Y 1T4

View More (514) 375-6029

Conceived by the team behind Régine Café and Janine Café, Paparmane Tea Room will open its doors on April 18th in the heart of Old Montreal. Offering a colorful experience of English tea time, the salon promises a gourmet and festive atmosphere. Opening hours will be Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a starting price of $50 per person for tea time.

Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

EL GORDO

575 Avenue Victoria, Saint-Lambert, J4P 3R2

View More (450) 812-1110

A new branch of El Gordo in Saint-Lambert will open its doors in April. This neighborhood taqueria offers a friendly atmosphere and delicious dishes at affordable prices. Guests can enjoy a variety of tacos, meats, fish, or vegetables, as well as Latin American classics like quesadillas, burritos, and fajitas. Exotic cocktails like margaritas and mojitos complete the experience. Catering service is also available to bring the Mexican fiesta home.

Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

These New Restaurants opened in January, February or March 2024:

PIEL CANELA

4542 Rue St-Denis, Montréal, H2J 2L3

View More (514) 665-8227

Expected to open around March 30th, 2024, Piel Canela offers a unique brunch experience blending Latin American flavors with the well-known North American brunch concept, all in a Boozy Brunch atmosphere. The name, which means "Cinnamon Skin," evokes Latin heritage. The restaurant, part of the Barranco Group, invites guests to discover the best ingredients from Latin America in a lively atmosphere on Saint-Denis Street in Montreal.

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CHEZ SIMON CANTINE URBAINE

705 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, H3B 4G5

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On March 21st, Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine opened its doors at Time Out Market Montreal, joining Canada's elite burger restaurants. Originally established in Tétreaultville, the restaurant is led by Simon Jodoin-Bouchard, known as "Simon de l'Est" or "Smash Burger King." Before venturing into restaurants, Simon distinguished himself by winning third place in a Texas competition with his brisket. His smash burgers were voted the best in Montreal for three consecutive years.

Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

COPILOTE

4263 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, H1V 1K4

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On March 7th, Copilote opened next to Hélicoptère, in a former neighborhood convenience store, evoking a chic and relaxed atmosphere. Offering a dim and seductive ambiance with only 25 seats, it's the ideal option to extend the evening after dining at Hélicoptère. The menu, focusing on shareable plates, offers delights like oysters and tartare, while the cocktail menu, designed by Benjamin Gauthier, highlights seasonal products and Quebec spirits.

Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

ONIGIRI SHOP

5600 avenue Monkland, Montréal, H4A 1E3

View More (514) 369-8890

Onigiri Shop, which opened on March 3rd, quickly became a sensation on social media. Located in the Monkland neighborhood, they offer freshly handmade onigiris, offering a variety of fillings such as Korean fried chicken and spicy tuna. Their specialties, like the Omega-3, are particularly appreciated for their unique and generous flavors. With prices ranging from $4 to $7, it's excellent value for a satisfying meal. Despite the long queues, the quality is worth it.

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Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

JULIETTE PLAZA

6220 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, H2S 2M2

View More (514) 903-6230

February 28th marked the official opening of Juliette Plaza, an establishment run by the same owners as the famous Montreal Plaza. Located right next to its counterpart, this new restaurant stands out for its unique atmosphere and quality cuisine. The atmosphere is delicate, and the cuisine, orchestrated by the duo Cheryl Johnson and Charles-Antoine Crête, is creative and nostalgic. The menu, divided into sections such as appetizers, fish and meat dishes, and sides, offers a variety of choices at attractive prices, ranging from $5 to $25. The casual and warm ambiance, adorned with playful details like Smurfs figurines and Asterix comic book pages, makes it a welcoming place to enjoy delicious food while having a good time with friends.

Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

THE GROTTO SPEAKEASY

54 Rue St-Jacques, Montréal, H2Y 1L5

View More (514) 508-4075

The Grotto opened its doors on Saint-Jacques Street, near the Sauvage restaurant at the end of February. A hidden speakeasy's entrance requires an exclusive access code and the discovery of a hidden hatch. Inside, it's an intimate space with oriental influences that transports you into a modern cave. Its menu offers unique cocktails and tapas until 2 a.m., in a cozy atmosphere accompanied by live music. It is an ideal place for a night out with friends or a romantic date.

Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

RESTAURANT PARAPLUIE

44 Rue Beaubien O, Montréal, H2S 1V3

View More (514) 279-1514

At the beginning of February, Restaurant Parapluie opened its doors, led by chef Robin Filteau Boucher and co-owner sommelier Karelle Voyer. Located on Beaubien, the place has an intimate and warm atmosphere, with an open kitchen where guests can watch the chefs at work. The menu features dishes made from seasonal ingredients, with choices of small plates and more substantial dishes at affordable prices. The decoration evokes nostalgic charm, with some touches referring to Daniel Bélanger's song "Parapluie." The wine list, curated by Karelle Voyer, offers artisanal finds, while the cocktails prepared by mixologist Félix Pagé Blouin add a touch of creativity. Parapluie is already establishing itself as a top choice in the neighborhood, attracting a diverse clientele seeking a friendly and refined culinary experience.

Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

SHARKCOOTERY

280 Boulevard Sainte-Rose, Laval, H7L 1M2

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Opened in February, Station Sharkcootery in Sainte-Rose warmly welcomes guests with its takeaway counter concept specializing in sweet croffles and freshly made drinks. In addition to its catering service, the team focuses on memorable events, from brunches to gatherings among foodie friends. Their passion for excellence is reflected in every detail, offering an authentic and friendly experience.

Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

RESTAURANT BAR VIVAR

533 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal, H2L 1B1

View More (514) 527-9888

Located on Duluth, Restaurant Bar Vivar opened its doors in January. Run by chef-owner Georges Greiche and his friend Patrick Oakes, alumni of Joe Beef, the bar offers a warm, Spanish atmosphere. Inspired by Basque culture, it offers a variety of tapas and traditional dishes, including tortilla and jamón. Patrick's carefully selected wine list of sherries and vermouths completes the experience. With its welcoming decor and selection of wines, sherries and cocktails, Bar Vivar is a must-see on the Plateau.

Meilleurs nouveaux restaurants Montréal - mars 2024

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