Your guide to Montréal's best bring-your-own wine restaurants

A glass of white wine
Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha

This article was updated on September 15, 2022.

When someone asked for a bring-your-own wine (BYOW) or bring-your-own bottle (BYOB) recommendation in Montréal a few years ago, only a handful of restaurants would come to mind. These days, the bring-your-own wine restaurant scene in Montréal is quite expansive and includes a large selection of neighbourhoods, price points, ambiances and cuisines. We’ve compiled a list for you ranging from French to North African cuisine.


Downtown and the Village


1112 de Maisonneuve Blvd. | Website

This fabulous restaurant situated in The Village is often at the top of Montréalers’ bring-your-own wine list. The menu is built around local and seasonal ingredients. Reservations are recommended.

Carte Blanche 2.0

1159 Ontario Street East | Website

For a BYOW that’s a little higher-end, Carte Blanche 2.0 is a great option. The French cuisine inspired dishes will please everyone. The crème brûlée is a must!

Little Italy, Villeray and North-East of the Island


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 serves wood-fire oven pizzas and an extensive selection of antipasto.

Le Millen

1185 Fleury Street East | Website

Located on booming Fleury Street, Le Millen offers a market fresh menu inspired by French cuisine and based on seasonal and local Québec products in a very colourful and cheery décor.

La Rose des Sables

1815 Beaubien Street East | Website

La Rose des Sables’ décor is worthy of a thousand and one nights. Tajines, and a selection of traditional Tunisian Ojja dishes will definitely transport you to the Mediterranean for an unforgettable evening of exotic flavours.

Plateau and Mile End

La Khaima

142 Fairmount Avenue West | Website

La Khaima, found in the trendy Mile-End of Montréal, will take you on a journey to North Africa with its spice-filled flavours of Morocco and Mauritania.

La Prunelle

327 Duluth Avenue | Website

La Prunelle opened in 1999 on popular and quaint Duluth Street in the Plateau Mont-Royal. The bistro-style menu offers fresh and seasonal food.

Monsieur B

371 Villeneuve Street East | Website

Situated in the Plateau, this restaurant is open seven days a week and is perfect for a romantic dinner or a meal with friends. Monsieur B’s French cuisine influenced menu changes with the seasons.

La Raclette

1059 Gilford Street | Website

For a fun and delicious evening, La Raclette is at the top of the list. This restaurant has been serving traditional Alpine dishes such as raclette and Swiss cheese fondue as well as other European influenced dishes since 1985.

Le Square

162 Prince-Arthur East | Website

Located on pedestrian Prince Arthur Street, Le Square has been offering a French bistro cuisine to Montréalers since 2010.

Le P'tit Plateau

330 Marie-Anne Street | Website

A charming neighbourhood bistro, Le P’tit Plateau serves a regional French cuisine that has garnered them a loyal clientele. Call the restaurant to find out what the daily menu is in order to choose your wine.


917 Rachel Street East | Website

This charming Korean restaurant offers a great culinary experience. Try their « menu découverte » and you won't be dissapointed!

Khyber Pass 

506 Duluth Avenue East | Website 

Khyber Pass is an Afghan bring-your-own wine restaurant that doesn't shy away from flavour. Whether you are vegetarian or a lamb lover or simply enjoy the spice blends that leave you wanting more, pairing any of the dishes featured on the menu with your favourite bottle of wine is a recipe for a successful night out on the town.

Olympic District, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Rosemont


4323 Ontario Street East | Website

Hochelaga-Maisonneuve’s Bagatelle is a favourite among bring-your-own wine seekers. A French cuisine influenced menu offers dishes such as foie gras, tartares and filet mignon.

Les Canailles

3854 Ontario Street East | Website

Les Canailles found in the east end of Montréal, offers an unpretentious Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in a relaxed ambiance. Try the duck breast or beef tartare.


4005 Ontario Street East | Website

Some of the same people that are behind popular Le Quartier Général are also behind État-Major, a trendy Hochelaga Maisonneuve bistro serving French classics while focusing heavily on Québec products.


2666 Masson Street | Website 

The fresh pasta at Gaston on Masson Street is distractingly good, but there’s so much more to this fantastic little restaurant. Featuring oysters, gnocchis and seafood platters, if you haven't grabbed your favourite bottle of white (maybe even a bubbly) and taken your place at this restaurant yet, you should do it as soon as possible. Did I mention the pasta?

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 36 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

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