© Restaurant Lawrence
$83 set-price restos
9 Fairmount Avenue East | Website
Chef Marc Cohen’s carefully crafted menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken or fish with desserts to share is precise in its execution and impressive in its level of flavour. The menu has two options for each course, which means you and your date can explore it in its entirety.
1 Place du Canada | Website
Enjoy a chic atmosphere with your date as you dive into a full-bodied menu featuring dishes like salmon gravlax, rigatoni with homemade rossa sauce, pan-seared salmon with Québec morel sauce, and rich desserts like mille-feuille—perfect for a date night.
1030 Laurier Avenue West | Website
There are few better options for a romantic meal in Montréal than the masterful French cuisine of this restaurant. You and your date can be being whisked away across the Atlantic and enjoy some exceedingly sumptuous plates like escargot puff pastry and veal stew.
6778 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website
As you dip your toes into this restaurant’s extensive wine list and selection of signature cocktails, the dishes will consistently impress you and your date. Four courses with two choices each proffer a range of flavour profiles, from filling beef short rib with coffee and goria pepper sauce, duck confit, roasted onion with white miso, and highly crafted desserts.
Bistro La Franquette
374 Victoria Avenue | Website
This dining destination in Westmount from chef Louie Deligianis is serving up an exceptional seasonal, four-course menu made up of house-made halloumi, pastas and risotto, hanger steaks with Belgian-style fries, sea bass with watercress coulis, and carrot cake or crème caramel for dessert. As you and your date sink into the restaurant’s darkly toned interior, you can feel like you have the place to yourself.
© Alison Slattery - Two Food Photographers - Tourisme Montréal
$68 set-price restos
4475 Saint-Denis Street | Website
Thanks to the work of chef Haissam Souki Tamayo, your date night can be full of flourishes of Spanish cuisine. Options include paella with Québec mushrooms and truffle aioli, croquettes, donuts and Santiago cake—all of which makes for wonderful dishes to split with one another.
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.
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, ricotta gnocchi and vanilla crème brûlée?
1485 Jeanne-Mance Street | Website
Paul Toussaint’s pan-Caribbean restaurant is bringing the best of the islands and South America together with a menu of dishes that are both greatest hits and wholly new creations. Fish and scallop ceviche, seafood jambalaya, grilled 45-day-aged ribeye with chimichurri, grilled fish with his signature passion beurre blanc—each successive course is sure to impress.
1259 Sainte-Catherine Street East | Website
Are you and your date, or just your date, vegan? Don’t go struggling to find delicious dishes for a night out and opt for this suave and eco-friendly bistro, serving everything from delicata squash tempura rings and charcoal house cavatelli to tomato tartare and tapioca ‘oysters’. Best of all, nearly every dish on the menu uses Québec products.
© Tomahawk Group
$53 set-price restos
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 tagliolini with Northern shrimp, which can in turn be followed by Québec lobster rolls with homemade milk bread and hanger steak with foie gras.
Brasserie T ! 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.
200 Jean-Talon Street East | Website
This market-to-plate option for seafood is a unique offering in Montréal, giving you and your date a sense of adventure from trying a new place out. Focusing exclusively on Québec products like BBQ eel, sea urchin, monkfish, and grilled halibut with lobster bisque, it’s all rich and flavourful here. Don’t skip the malted chocolate pie.
851 Rachel Street East | Website
Take a trip with your date with this restaurant, where a sub-Saharan pan-African menu using plenty of Québec products. With goat meatloaf, beef chuck roast, and eggplant and okras ratatouille perfumed with ginger, your date night will be as enjoyable as it is intriguing.
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 risotto, rapini and Caesar salad, and olive oil cake and calzoncini fritti with chocolate, cinnamon and orange filling—all of it’s perfect for sharing with your beau.
1106 Beaubien Street East | Website
With its combination of African, Mediterranean, Québec cuisine in one creative menu, Darna offers dishes like grilled halloumi, oyster mushroom tajines, Eastern Townships lamb couscous, and an unforgettable lemon and olive oil cake with whipped lemon labneh that’ll end your date night on both a high note and a sweet note.
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 black cod marinated in miso and peanut butter dumplings. Enjoy feeding one another bites; these dishes are built for it.
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 beef tartare with Louis D'or cheese and bacon cheeseburgers if you or your date are so inclined. It’ll make for a tidy, yet luxurious dinner to enjoy before exploring the city.
© Alison Slattery
$38 set-price restos
4001 Notre-Dame Street West | Website
One of the newest restaurants to land in Saint-Henri in 2023, you and your date can expect a lot of dishes times to the season, from delicata squash two ways, beef rump in black garlic jus, grilled lion’s mane mushroom, and fresh Cortland apple with caramel in both vegetarian and vegan versions.
1886 Centre Street | Website
You’ll going to love the wild décor and the delicious, filling options at this Italian restaurant that’s just oozing cool. Pizza is the name of the game here, but the low=priced menu also includes things like meatballs and mozza sticks, and—naturally—fresh pasta made to order in a wheel of Grana Padano.
Aqua E Farina
12 Commune West Street | Website
Over at this restaurant’s Old Port location, you’ll uncover an Italian menu full of classics like rustic country bred with whipped ricotta, veal meatballs, Caesar salad, and arancini to start out your meal. As for the main course, there are a lot of options when it comes to pasta, from thick slices of lasagna to spaghettini carbonara and tagliatelle with lamb ragout.
7221 Saint-Hubert Street | Website
Montréal’s own gamechanger destination for tacos is making its MTLàTABLE premiere with all kinds of Mexican classics like enchiladas and quesadilla, around which appetizers of tortilla soup and chilaquiles and desserts of chocoflan and tres leches cake orbit. A trip here is bound to have you planning to come back in no time.
1242 Bishop Street | Website
Given the early- to mid-November date of MTLàTABLE, you and your date are probably looking for something warm and welcoming to eat. Look no further than this ramen restaurant, serving choices like marinated salmon drizzled with a famous sesame soy sauce and tuna tataki to precede warm plates of Takoyaki and fried calamari, and hot bowls of tonkotsu ramen with chashu pork, chicken, or tofu. Top all that off with green tea or mango cheesecake, and you’ll be set.
© Festival de films CINEMANIA
Insider tip: The CINEMANIA film festival (November 1 to 12) coincides with MTLàTABLE, so turn your evening into a dinner and movie date.
You can now make your reservations at www.mtlatable.com. Participating restaurants are looking forward to welcoming you. Please honour your reservation, or, if necessary, don’t forget to postpone or cancel it.
Follow MTLàTABLE on Instagram, X (previously known as Twitter) and Facebook, and don’t forget to use the official event hashtag, #MTLaTABLE, in your tweets or Instagram photos.