10 fabulous food experiences just outside Montréal

This article was updated on June 13, 2022.

In collaboration with Tourisme Montérégie.

Lovers of fine food are always delighted to discover new culinary experiences to add to their lists. Here is a selection of restaurants serving up delectable dishes just a short drive from Montréal.

 

CervéJaria Bistro Portuguais, Boucherville

For a true Portuguese experience filled with flavour, head to the charming Cervé Jario restaurant in Boucherville, just south of Montréal. They have an exquisite selection of vinhos to accompany your meal, not to mention the colourful cocktails and the tasting menu. Perfect for a quiet tête-à-tête.
 

Nourri au beurre, Boucherville

Nourri au beurre offers market cuisine inspired by local gastronomy and created by none other than chef-owner David Godin-Pelletier, who we saw in the fourth season of the TV show Les Chefs! Treat yourself to an evening of high-end cuisine in a refined setting.
 

Primi Piatti, Saint-Lambert

The reputation of this Italian restaurant in Saint-Lambert needs no introduction. Its menu, featuring antipasti, a mozzarella bar, pizzas baked in a wood oven and dolci, allows you to experience Italian haute cuisine in all its flavours. Fresh ingredients and decadent desserts make Primi Piatti a primo choice.
 

CRU, Saint-Lambert

If “surf and turf” is your thing, you’ll want to check out CRU – BAR À HUÎTRES with its excellent selection of oysters, fish, seafood and meat. Owned by the same team behind Primi Piatti, you can expect a feast for your palate as well as for your eyes.
 

Le Coureur des Bois, Beloeil

Are you passionate about good food and fine wines? If so, you’ll love Le Coureur des Bois with its tantalizing tailor-made menu that changes every two weeks according to the ingredients – and inspiration – of the moment. They are also known for their unique collection of wines, which has earned this spot in Beloeil the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine since 2018. Vegan options are always available.
 

Les fourchettes vagabondes, Saint-Hyacinthe

Located in Saint-Hyacinthe's charming downtown quarter, Les Fourchettes Vagabondes offers a menu that features seasonally selected dishes by none other than veteran Chef Véronique Prévost. Good to know: If you're looking for high-end catering to wow your guests for an event, this is your place.
 

La Rabouillère - Table Champêtre, St-Valérien-de-Milton

Reservations are required at all times for La Rabouillère’s Table Champêtre, a real culinary treat in which you’ll have a true farm-to-table tasting experience. The menu is offered as a five-course table d’hôte with a bring-your-own-wine formula. Patrons choose La Rabouillère for its friendly, original, savoury and comforting cuisine.
 

Bika, ferme et cuisine, Sainte-Blaise-sur-Richelieu

Dig in to Turkish-inspired cuisine at Bika, with their mission of respecting the environment, the land and the seasons, all in a rustic setting that will make you feel far away. Opened in 2018, Bika is already on the list of Canada's Top 100 Restaurants, which speaks for itself. Also worth noting: Chef Fisun Ercan has been nominated for the Lauriers de la gastronomie québécoise 2022 in the “Chef of the Year” category.
 

 

Jazz, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

In the heart of the gourmet district of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Jazz is sure to satisfy your craving for Japanese cuisine. Sushis, pokes, tapas, tartars – everything is prepared in an open kitchen. Add a little flair to your experience with a signature cocktail. While you’re there, take an after-dinner stroll along the waterfront at the Société du Vieux Canal de Beauharnois.
 

Wendigo, Hudson

Tucked away in Hudson Village, Wendigo is a bistro that specializes in local ingredients with an international and seasonal twist. They have a superb wine list, a selection of microbrewery beers and exclusive cocktails made from local ingredients to accompany their delectable dishes.
 

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