Discover some of Montréal's finest bring-your-own-wine (BYOW) restaurants

Marie-Ève Vallières

Marie-Ève Vallières is a Montréal-based travel blogger, amateur photographer and translator.

This article was updated on February 22, 2021.

From Ahuntstic to Saint-Henri and pretty much everywhere in between, Montréal is home to a plethora of bring-your-own-wine (BYOW) restaurants. These fine eateries give patrons the chance to pair their own wine choices with sumptuous menu offerings. And it’s easier on the wallet, so you can treat yourself to a fine meal more often! 

La Khaima

142 Fairmount Avenue West | Website

A breath of fresh North-African air on Montréal, La Khaima (“the nomad tent” in Arabic) is a decidedly Mauritanian eatery surprisingly located in the heart of hipster Mile-End. The entire concept is based on comfort and hospitality typically found in Saharan nomadic tents.


7660 Newman Blvd. and 1595 des Laurentides Blvd. (Laval) | Website

Known for its fresh Asian fusion cuisine, impeccable service and chic décor,  Kyomi can welcome groups of up to 300 people, yet has an intimate atmosphere that’s perfect for a tête-à-tête for two. The menu ranges from tempting tartars and tempuras to fresh salads and sushi.


586 Villeray Street | Website

Owners Pascal and Éricka welcome guests to this friendly neighbourhood bistro in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension neighbourhood, serving up fabulous fare in the finest French tradition. Take a seat on the cozy patio and uncork your favourite wine while savouring delicious dishes from the table d’hôte or the tasting menu. – 586 Villeray Street


112 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East | Website

Often regarded as one of the first high-end BYOW bistros in Montréal, O’Thym serves traditional and perfectly executed French market cuisine with impeccable service. The restaurant has a strict two-service schedule and reservations are strongly recommended.

Lannes & Pacifique

200 Beaubien Street East | Website

Wedged between Mile-Ex and Petite-Patrie, this high-end and sought-after bistro offers a refreshing twist on the traditional BYOW experience thanks to a refined menu concocted by Northern Ireland native Adam Lynas and a creative decor.


4323 Ontario Street East | Website

The rejuvenation currently happening in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is partly due to audacious restaurateurs who have opened up shop in the neighbourhood – Bagatelle is a fine example. The eatery serves the best garlic escargots in Montréal, bar none.


1124 Laurier Avenue West | Website

The crown jewel of affordable Asian-inspired restaurants in the city, Coba is located in trendy and upmarket Outremont and serves reasonably priced Asian fare (from sushi to classic cooked dishes) in a beautiful, peaceful setting.


189 Dante Street | Website

Self-dubbed the “first pizzeria in Montréal”, this unassuming Italian trattoria set up shop in what used to be a small bar where Italian immigrants would unwind and play cards after work. Napoletana now serves impeccable, simple yet flavourful, wood-fire oven pizzas and an extensive selection of antipasto.

Marie-Ève Vallières

Marie-Ève Vallières is a Montréal-based travel blogger, amateur photographer and translator.

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