So you ask yourself, what are the must visit places of 2022? Where are those trendy places you see on Tiktok and Instagram? Keep reading, we've got you covered.
Keep in mind that trendy almost means mandatory reservations. Of course, you can try to go to any of the places mentioned in this article without a reservation, but you most likely will have to wait long or even get turned down completely! These different restaurants and bars represent Montreal's incredible cultural, culinary, and ethnic diversity with its combination of local and world flavors.
Be sure to charge your phone before you leave so you can capture some incredible moments and then share them!
1800, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, H3J 1M5
Bird Bar is a must-visit if you like fried chicken, good cocktails, and a great atmosphere. Owned by celebrity chef Kimberly Lallouz, it offers tasty brunches on weekends, family meals, and DJ nights on weekends. Be sure to try the Henden speakeasy at the same time.
1234, rue de la Montagne, Montréal, H3G 1Z1
Yoko Luna is far from being an ordinary restaurant, in one visit you will be transported into another completely immersive universe. Throughout the evening, you will be able to enjoy cocktails and dishes of Japanese inspiration while seeing different cabaret style performances. Stroll through the different rooms to experience the different atmospheres and settings. A definite must-try!
Whether you know Peruvian cuisine or not, Barranco will win you over with just one visit. The cocktails are creative, elegant and a great mix of Peruvian and local recipes. We suggest you go with a group and try several tapas-style dishes. And then, on weekends, there are brunches with DJs and unlimited mimosas!
4094, rue St-Denis, Montréal, H2W 2M5
This brand new restaurant was one of the most anticipated openings of 2022. Inspired by the "slow food" movement, celebrity chef Massimo Piedimonte has put together a tasting menu of local and seasonal ingredients. The service lasts from 2 to 2.5 hours and promises a memorable dining experience.
4, ave. Somerville, Montréal, H3Z 1J2
This Filipino-inspired restaurant in Westmount was highly anticipated by the Montreal foodie and nightlife community. Combining Filipino culinary tastings, the experience of the owners of Petit vibe, creative cocktails, and a nightclub atmosphere, this is THE new place to go in Westmount. They also have a speakeasy that's being spun all over social media that's worth a visit on its own.
1577, ave. Laurier E, Montréal, H2J 1J1
This Japanese and Peruvian fusion has been attracting the attention of Montrealers since its opening. Cocktail and tapas bar, the atmosphere is immediately very friendly thanks to its open kitchen and its warm staff. The hardest part: choosing which tapas to take from the menu as everything looks delicious.
These 2 places have made the rounds on Tiktok for their excellent Italian sandwiches and tasty plates of pasta. The portions are generous and prepared with quality ingredients. They are also ready-to-eat and delicatessen stores that will allow you to fill up on good Italian products. There are so many good choices of hot and cold sandwiches, that you will need more than one visit to test all your favorite combinations!
690, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, H3C 0S5
Between Griffintown and Old Montreal, The Farsides has been a popular spot for years for its perfect Thai, Hawaiian, and Tiki bar fusion. It is not rare to see a line to get in, despite its large space. The atmosphere is festive, the decor is grandiose, the cocktail menu is creative and the food menu impeccable. A timeless spot in the city!
When you think of the best brunches in the city, L'Avenue tops the list for a reason! The portions are generous, the recipes are classic and original and the service is fast. Enhance your brunch with a cocktail, smoothie, or mocktail. To visit as a couple, with friends, with family or all together in one of the 3 branches on the Plateau, near the Atwater Market or in Laval.
989, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2Z 1J4
What if we told you that this restaurant combines the best of Italian and Japanese cuisine, would that pique your curiosity? Located in Chinatown, this restaurant is part of the Lucky Belly Group (Le Red Tiger, Le Blossom, Kamé, etc.) and is just as trendy as the others. Offering a festive atmosphere, a very interesting fusion menu, and a cocktail menu that will take you off the beaten track, it is a must in the new trendy restaurants.