Making a list of recommended restaurants is an impossible task: there are too many good ones in this city! From the relaxed ambiance to the hidden gem in the basement, you simply need to walk around Old Montreal to face the numerous delicious possibilities. Whether you feel like dressing up for a fine dining experience or prefer to stay casual and go to a small local place, I would be glad to assist you in finding just the right place for your tastebuds. Meanwhile, here are just a few suggestions:
1227 de la Montagne St.
It’s been years now since Europea first gained acclaim as one of the City’s top restaurants with its meticulously prepared cuisine melding traditional French technique with a modern twist and local ingredients. Their tasting menu is one of the best I’ve had, and service is friendly & flawless!
900, Place Jean-Paul Riopelle
This restaurant specializes in market cuisine with new delicacies appearing on the menu regularly depending on seasonal availability. Each offering from their famous tasting menu will only further pique your senses and leave you anxious for the next. A selection of wine compliments the seasonal menu ensuring that you experience its full potential.
1446 Peel St.
This is definitely a place to experience the best Portuguese cuisine in Montreal. You can expect the freshest fish and meats pared with a selection from the cellar’s impressive Portuguese wines and ports. This wonderful spot is truly a must for the refined gourmet looking for something different.
1180 Bishop Street
Da Vinci offers not just excellent Italian cuisine, but friendly service and an elegant decor, which keeps the mix of romantic couples and businessmen coming back. Conveniently located in the Western part of downtown, it is only a short walking distance from Crescent Street. The menu is gracious, the wine list extensive and there is a real passion for italian flavours.
1731 St Denis St
If you are in the mood for sushi then heading to one of the many Mikado locations is a great choice. The fish is scrupulously fresh, the appetizers are extravagant and the sushi is just fantastic. The place contains a pure jumping sushi bar atmosphere. The dining room is casual but elegant.
1045 Laurier Avenue West
(514) 270 0999
A busy French bistro where the food is always good and the service efficient and informal. After 10pm they have a different menu special catering to late diners.