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Restaurants in Montreal

From street deli to white linen dining, Montreal offers visitors a wide range of choice when it comes to eating. Thanks to its many different ethnic communities, the restaurant scene is one of Montreal’s cherished aspects.

The Montreal restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over $60)
Moderate (C$30 to C$60)
Cheap (up to C$30)
These Montreal restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, including half a bottle of house wine or equivalent and tax. A service charge will not normally be added to your bill unless eating in large group. Otherwise, 15% tip is customary.

Expensive

Gibby’s

Cuisine: Steakhouse

With its Old Montreal location in a building that dates to 1740s, atmosphere is this restaurant’s selling point. The old stables’ courtyard makes the perfect setting for a romantic meal or special occasion. Gibby’s has been a Montreal must for generations. Note, it is only open for dinner from 1730 onwards. Think: rib eye steaks or a rack of lamb paired with a tannic red.

Address: , 298 Place D'Youville, Montreal, H2Y 2B6
Telephone: +1 514 282 1837.
Website: http://www.gibbys.com

Le Filet

Cuisine: Seafood

A buzz-worthy recent addition to Montreal's fine-dining scene, Le Filet always surprises with a creative and ever-evolving menu that utilises the best in regionally caught seafood. Closed Sundays, a reservation is essential.

Address: Parc du Mont-Royal, 219 Avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest, Montreal, H2T 2T2
Telephone: +1 514 360 6060.
Website: http://www.lefilet.ca

Toqué

Cuisine: French

Arguably one of the classiest establishments in Montreal, with food to match, Toqué continues to set the standard for fine dining. Passionate about food and wine, and sourcing his produce locally, award winning chef, Normand Laprise makes sure his diners get a memorable and flawless eating experience.

Address: , 900 place Jean-Paul Riopelle, Montreal, H2Z 2B2
Telephone: +1 514 499 2084.
Website: http://www.restaurant-toque.com

Moderate

Au Pied de Cochon

Cuisine: French

One of Anthony Bourdain’s favourite restaurants, Au Pied is a glutton’s delight whose specialty is fois gras (geese have been fed on maple syrup no less). Chef Martin Picard is a legend for including simple but fatty masterpieces to the menu, like his to-die-for fois gras hamburgers or succulent duck-in-a-can. Booking ahead is essential, so is starving yourself for a day or two before and after.

Address: , 536 East Duluth, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 1A9
Telephone: +1 514 281 1114.
Website: http://www.restaurantaupieddecochon.ca

Kyo Bar Japonais

Cuisine: Japanese

As authentic a sushi experience as you're likely to find in Montreal, Kyo Bar Japonais will impress with its izakaya-inspired style and inventive sushi plates. The restaurant also claims Montreal's most extensive sake list.

Address: , 711 Côte de le Place d'Armes, Montreal, H2Y 2W6
Telephone: +1 514 282 2711.
Website: http://www.kyobar.com

L'Avenue

Cuisine: Breakfast and brunch

The Plateau is the most vibrant and hip neighbourhood in the city, and L'Avenue reflects that, from the quirky décor (sparkly gold booths and a Harley mounted on the wall above the tables) to the new takes on traditional dinner fare and French comfort food. Very popular for breakfast and lunch, there is often a queue, especially for weekend brunch. It’s renowned for its eggs Benedict.

Address: , 922 avenue du Mont-Royal East, Montreal, H2J 1X2
Telephone: +1 514 523 8780.
Website: http://www.restaurantlavenue.ca

Cheap

Omnivore

Cuisine:

As its name suggests, Omnivore serves up a mix of beef kebabs, grilled over charcoal, and generous vegetarian mezes. Be sure to try the homemade lemonade in this new eatery in Mont-Royal.

Address: , 4351 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montréal, H2W 1Z8
Telephone: +1 514 303 5757.
Website: http://en.omnivoregrill.com

Schwartz's

Cuisine: Deli

Probably one of the top three destinations to visit on any tourist schedule, Schwartz’s is synonymous with Montreal. The city used to be full of Jewish delis like this one, but sadly Scharwatz’s remains one of the last standing. A classic full fat smoked-meat sandwich on rye with accompanying dill pickles is a must. Their pepper steak rub also makes an excellent souvenir.

Address: , 3895 boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, H2W1X9
Telephone: +1 514 842 4813.
Website: http://www.schwartzsdeli.com

St. Viateur Bagel

Cuisine:

Celebrating 50 years of bagel making, St.Viateur Bagel has kept Montrealers happy with their wood-oven roasted bagels ever since they were first introduced by Eastern European immigrants back in the day. More of a breakfast and lunch place, you can choose from numerous bagel sandwiches with your choice of bagel (poppy/sesame). Aromatic, chewy and ever so sweet, the Montreal bagel is the original - it puts international imitations to shame.

Address: , 263 St Viateur West, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 1Y1
Telephone: +1 514 276 8044.
Website: http://www.stviateurbagel.com

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