Dine well in one of Canada’s most foodie-oriented cities.
Montreal is a top destination for Canadians and international visitors alike. The city exudes a vibrant sense of urban flair and is known as a foodie’s paradise. These top restaurant picks excel in food, service and presentation. They are perfect for special nights out and romantic dining, providing the ultimate in luxury cuisine. One thing to keep in mind is that many of these restaurants also offer discounted fare after a certain hour. Instead of the early bird diner, the night owl is rewarded with culinary delight.
For Greek food that knows no limits of deliciousness, head to this Mile End estiatorio, with sister locations in New York, Miami, Las Vegas and Athens. Milos’ fresh fish rivals all other Montreal restaurants’. The spacious eatery is elegant and fun. Fresh seafood is laid out as if in a first-class market from which guests can choose their very own catch of the day.
For French food done right, head to Leméac, a charming bistro-styled eatery on quaint Laurier Avenue. Entering, you’ll feel sure you’ve travelled through a portal to Paris. The atmosphere is bustling and you can opt to sit on the covered terrace replete with romantic twinkle lights or inside, at wood tables with crisp linens. Typical French fare is on offer; I like to start with the Mediterranean fish soup followed up by one of the duck dishes.
This top-quality Portuguese restaurant is both ambient and exquisite. The service is impeccable, the food fresh and delicious and the soft lighting and bustling atmosphere at once fun and intimate. My favourite thing to order is the bouillabaisse chock full of calamari, clams, shrimp, salmon and other sea fare, but their grilled fish dishes are also excellent. The grilled octopus appetizer is also a highlight.
Tucked away on Saint Denis Street, Chez Chose is the perfect setting for a great, unpretentious meal. Though its ambience is less formal than the other restaurants listed here, the service is warm and wholesome and the food exquisite.”