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Restaurants in Montreal

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Montreal restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Montreal restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Montreal to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Montreal restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Montreal.

  • Au Pied de Cochon, Montreal

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This lively restaurant, manned by chef Martin Picard, has earned a cultlike following both within the city and abroad for its obsessive (and invent... More
  • Bistro Bienville

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Bistro Bienville opened in 2006 on a tucked-away, tree-lined residential street that’s a five-minute walk from St. Denis. The restaurant's dining r... More
  • Boucherie Abu Elias

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    You will recognize Abu Elias, a large Lebanese takeaway grill and grocery, not by the name painted on the window but by its always-crowded corner p... More
  • Bouchonné

    Bouchonné closed in 2010. More
  • Café Santropol

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Ask for a table on the shaded patio and order a bowl of vegetarian chili and a hearty sandwich. More
  • Caffe San Simeon

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Set in Montreal’s Little Italy, home to a large Italian population since the 19th-century, Caffe San Simeon has been making espresso, lattes, and c... More
  • Chez Gautier

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Traditional French cuisine is the specialty at Chez Gautier, which has been a Montreal staple since the 1970's. The bistro is styled after a Parisi... More
  • Chez L'Épicier

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    For eight years, chef Laurent Godbout has been putting a delicious spin on classics (try his pan-seared sea bass with squid-ink risotto, scallops, ... More
  • Cluny Artbar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Lunch on pressed charcuterie sandwiches at Cluny ArtBar, a funky little art gallery and café housed in a former foundry. More
  • Cosmo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood, Cosmos was opened in 1967 by Crete-born Tony Koulakis. The eatery has just 11 stools, where custom... More
  • Dépanneur le Pick Up

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Dépanneur le Pick Up is one of Montreal’s many convenience stores, turned quirky lunch counter and diet-sensitive bakery. Seating is available near... More
  • DNA

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    To create his Canadian cuisine, chef Derek Dammann draws ingredients from all parts of the animal as well as what's in-season at the market. More t... More
  • Fairmount Bagels

    If you think you love the New York bagel, your loyalty might be tested by Montreal’s small, dense, and sweet version of the boiled classic. The bes... More
  • Garde Manger

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    One part restaurant, one part late-night bar, Garde Manger offers innovative seafood and a seat at the hottest party in town. Set in a historic Vie... More
  • Graziella

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Hand-rolled gnocchi made with no potato, only ricotta, and Grana Padano cheeses, and osso buco with red wine risotto are chef Graziella Batista's s... More

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