Where to go for date nights during MTLàTABLE, Montréal’s Restaurant Week

JP Karwacki

JP Karwacki is a Montréal-based writer and journalist whose work has appeared in Time Magazine, the Montreal Gazette, National Post, Time Out, NUVO Magazine, and more. Having called the city home for over a decade and a half, he regularly focuses on spreading the good word about the amazing things to eat, drink and do in Montréal. One half raconteur and the other flâneur (with just a dash of boulevardier), when he wasn’t working on the frontlines of the city's restaurants and bars, he spent his time thinking about, reading about and writing about restaurants and bars.

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This article was added on November 1st, 2022.

Among the many great reasons to go out and enjoy all the gastronomy Montréal has to offer, MTLàTABLE is among the best of them, especially when considering how this 11-day event’s table d'hôte menus make planning for date nights easy. From high-end, white tablecloth dinners to more casual options that are wonderful preambles to your night out, romance is easily in the air when dining at any one of the these price points.

$75 set price restos

Beau Mont

950 Beaumont Avenue | Website

This restaurant from the Toqué! family of restaurants is both delicate and precise, and it’s perfect for those looking for a lavish meal out on the town. Best to order different dishes and explore the menu as thoroughly as possible.

Labo culinaire - Foodlab

1201 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website

With a fresh and seasonal four-service menu to pair with curated wine lists, a variety of microbrews and local ciders, and a 100% Québécois cocktail menu, you can enjoy a long meal out rich in conversation and connection.

Chez Lévêque

1030 Laurier Avenue West | Website

There are few better options for a romantic meal in Montréal than the masterful French cuisine of this restaurant. Feel like you and your sweetheart are being whisked away across the Atlantic and enjoy some exceedingly sumptuous plates.

Lawrence

9 Fairmount Avenue East | Website

Chef Marc Cohen’s carefully crafted menu of seafood, pasta, and lamb go well with desserts to share. Each of its four course have two options each, which means you and your date can explore it in its entirety.

Lloyd

1 Place du Canada | Website

Enjoy a chic atmosphere as you dive into a full-bodied menu featuring dishes like sashimi hamachi, rigatoni with morel wine and truffle sauce, plates of Québec cheese and rich chocolatey desserts—perfect for a date night.

 

$55 set price restos

Joséphine

4007 Saint-Denis Street | Website

If you and your date love a menu full of seafood, this Plateau restaurant makes for a perfect choice. Salmon tartare leads into grilled octopus, which can in turn be followed by shrimp risotto with the option of added lobster if you want to splurge a bit.  

Tapeo Bar à Tapas

511 Villeray Street | Website

Few cuisines are better to enjoy with your partner or for a first date than Spanish cuisine’s tapas. Spend more time enjoying each other company and let this restaurant take you on a culinary ride with dishes like sea bream ceviche and beef macreuse.

Kitchen Galerie

60 Jean-Talon Street East | Website

With this restaurant’s market-driven cuisine, you and your date can expect a rich night out together. What could be more romantic than dishes like foie gras parfait, lobster gnocchi and crème brulée?

Ibéricos

4475 Saint-Denis Street | Website

Thanks to the work of chef Haissam Souki Tamayo, your night out can be full of flourishes of Spanish cuisine. Iberian pork paella, croquettes, churros and Basque cheesecake with Québec sea ​​buckthorn jam all make for wonderful dishes to split with one another.

Chez Victoire

1453 du Mont-Royal Avenue East | Website

Expect a meticulous menu and wine list when planning a date night out here, where French cuisine is both respected and creatively twisted. Consider taking the wine pairing as the candlelight burns late into the night.

 

$45 set price restos

Mignon

2523 Notre Dame Street West | Website

It may be primarily focused on steak-frites, but chef Pat Marion’s got plenty of tricks up his sleeve for this set menu, including a vegan faux steak if you or your date are so inclined. It’ll make for a tidy dinner to enjoy before exploring the city.

Le Virunga

851 Rachel Street East | Website

Take a trip to this restaurant, where a sub-Saharan pan-African menu using plenty of Québec products. With low and slow chuck roast, minced mutton lollipops and pineapple carpaccio, your date night will be as enjoyable as it is intriguing.

Côba Sushi

1124 Laurier Avenue West | Website

Few restaurants are better for date night than ones that offer up menus like this, full of sushi and delicate specialties like beef teriyaki and General Tao. Enjoy feeding one another bites; these dishes are built for it.

Darna Bistroquet

1106 Beaubien Street East | Website

With its combination of African, Mediterranean, Québec cuisine in one creative menu, Darna offers dishes like confit chicken tajines, lamb couscous, and a an unforgettable lemon and olive oil cake with whipped labneh that’ll end your date night on both a high note and a sweet note.

Rita

3681 Wellington Street | Website

If Italian is one of the world’s most romantic languages, Italian cuisine is undoubtedly one of the world’s best for romantic nights out. Pizzas and cavatelli, meatballs and roasted squash, and sweet pies, cake and sorbet—all of it’s perfect for sharing with your beau.

 

JP Karwacki

JP Karwacki is a Montréal-based writer and journalist whose work has appeared in Time Magazine, the Montreal Gazette, National Post, Time Out, NUVO Magazine, and more. Having called the city home for over a decade and a half, he regularly focuses on spreading the good word about the amazing things to eat, drink and do in Montréal. One half raconteur and the other flâneur (with just a dash of boulevardier), when he wasn’t working on the frontlines of the city's restaurants and bars, he spent his time thinking about, reading about and writing about restaurants and bars.

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