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Original and Unique Restaurants in Montreal

A Good meal and Lots of Fun!

updated: Jul 15, 2022
Original and Unique Restaurants in Montreal

Want to surprise your friends or your better half for your next outing to a restaurant? Here is a selection of restaurants that offer an original experience. With this list, you won't have to choose between sushi or pizza, but between eating in the dark, with musicians, with cats or even to try surfing! A pleasure for your taste buds and entertainment: ready for an unusual experience?


House of jazz

The Maison du Jazz satisfies all your senses! This establishments with their mythical art deco atmosphere make for a colorful evening. In terms of the menu, you can enjoy the classics of bistro cuisine: tartare, burgers, roast chicken, lamb shank, salads, cajun ... Shows and grills every evening, in the company of the great names of jazz or the next generation , what could be better?


nil bleu

The Nil Bleu is the Ethiopian address of the Plateau Mont-Royal. In an exotic setting that includes art objects, musical instruments and printed fabrics, you can give in to the magnificent combo plates that allow you to taste several dishes. Flavors, colours, spices, in a warm and peaceful atmosphere, and with your fingers please!



You must have heard about the dining in the dark trend? Well, Montreal has a restaurant that lets you to try it. In the heart of the Plateau, the visually impaired staff of O'noir Restaurant welcomes you and offers you a variety of surprise dishes. A guaranteed sensory experience since without sight, other senses intensify!


The Speakeasy


The Speakeasy is a prohibition-themed cocktail restaurant that you secretly enter through an ice cream shop. Behind a cold room door, you will discover a cozy space where discretion is required. An international and fusion cuisine is offered: tartare, salmon gravlax, foie gras, oysters ... As in the 1930s, you can accompany the meal with a chic and delicious homemade cocktail.


Oasis surf- Dix 30

Eating with surfers? It is possible at the Oasis Surf in Brossard where a 150 seat beach type restaurant surrounds a wave of indoor surfing. A seaside atmosphere, dishes that smell good on summer evenings and on a trip: California fish tacos, Bali grills, Pho, mango daiquiri... Why not try their meal + surf initiation offer?


Atelier Table rouge

What's more rewarding than cooking your own meal? Atelier de Cuisine Table Rouge in Pierrefonds invites you to deploy your talents and discover the Chef in you. Fun, bilingual courses for all ages that will allow you to try different recipes with specialized chefs. Pasta, sushi, cannelloni, dessert or even gluten-free, it's a treat and fun!


Jack saloon

Jack Saloon takes you straight to the Wild West. This festive resto-bar with its stunning décor give the impression of being in a western movie scene. Like any self-respecting cowboy, you can enjoy magnificent grilled meats and burgers cooked on fiery embers. The venue also hosts live music and DJs until 3am. 




Les enfants terribles

Welcome to Les Enfants Terribles, the highest restaurant in Montreal! Perched at 185 meters on the 44th floor of the Ville-Marie tower, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. The menu offers a market cuisine throughout the seasons and revisits the classics or invents simple dishes with a festive accent. Enough to fill your belly and your Instagram page!


Le balcon

Hidden at the back of a church on Sainte-Catherine Street, Le Balcon is a dinner and show experience not to be missed. You can choose from three menus (braised meat, fish or vegetarian) prepared with fresh and tasty ingredients. At the end of the dinner, it's time for the show and dancing! There is something for everyone: salsa, disco, jazz and the atmosphere is usually electric.



Mile-end to the Sahara is only a step away! In a nomadic atmosphere, enjoy Middle Eastern dishes such as delicious spicy tagine in a large dish to share and a refreshing drink made from hibiscus flowers. The Khaima is a complete cultural and sensory experience: African music, exhilarating cuisine, intimacy, colours...! It feels like the 1001 Nights!


Randolph Pub ludique Centropolis

Located in the Centropolis complex in Laval, Randolph Pub Ludique invites you to play a host of games, proposed and explained by passionate animators. With more than 1500 options available: funny, serious, short, long, two or ten players, you should find something you enjoy! You can also enjoy a cocktail or a microbrewery beer and simple classic dishes such as mac and cheese, poutine, nachos or burgers.



When thinking about international cuisine, the examples that most often come to mind are Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, but rarely ... Russian.  For an evening that is really out of the ordinary, reserve a table at Rasputin in Ville Saint-Laurent! A varied menu of traditional Russian and Eastern European dishes, dance evenings with professional singers and musicians, Russian folk music, jazz and folklore... A guaranteed change of scenery!


Cat café Chat l'heureux

It is often said that we are the ones who live in the cat's house instead of we have a cat at home... Well, visit the house of the furry residents of Café chat l'heureux, a calm and gentle gourmet haven. This original tea house offers delicious pastries or small savory dishes, a choice of hot drink and fresh fruit juices, all in very good company.



Le Bateau-mouche invites you to a gourmet cruise on the St. Lawrence River. Every day from mid-May to mid-October, you can enjoy Montreal from a new perspective. Three refined menus are available on board, during the day or at dusk. You can also reserve for special evenings such as the International Fireworks Festival. It could not be more romantic....


Miss wong

Miss Wong in Laval transports you to a trendy Asian setting. The huge space is divided into zones with several different atmospheres, suitable for outings with friends, with your significant other or in groups. Asian cuisine of course, but also fusion and discovery with carpaccio, dumplings, tartares, noodles... In tapas to share or in dishes, accompanied by a glass of sake! For the most festive people, Miss Wong is open until the wee hours of the morning on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays!


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