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, 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 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.
Sushi by Scratch Restaurants
640 Saint-Paul W.
An omakase-inspired dining experience, Sushi by Scratch Restaurants, is set to open in Old Montreal in early May 2023.
Three chefs and one bartender host 17-course tasting menus three times a night to 10-seat audiences. You’re front-row-centre to a private performance in a small, darly lit room where staff play their 17 best tracks for your pleasure.
1225 De la Montagne Street
Montreal’s first restaurant to offer Omakase Experience, which is a chef’s choice menu consisting of seasonal ingredients mainly sourced from Japan. It includes approximately 20 courses with mostly sushi. Dessert and a tea ceremony are also part of the experience. The show lasts about 1h30min and requires to arrive 10-15 min in advance.
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.