Downtown and the Village
1112 de Maisonneuve Blvd. | Website
This fabulous restaurant situated in The Village is often at the top of Montréalers’ BYOW list. The menu is built around local and seasonal ingredients. O’Thym also serves brunch on the weekends. 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 foie gras crème brûlée is a must!
Little Italy, Villeray and North-East of the Island
Madre sur Fleury
124 Fleury Street West | Website
Peruvian restaurant Madre’s creations are inspired by the wonderful South American flavours. Chef Mario Navarrete Jr. offers up dishes such as Québec-porc chicharron and butternut squash custard.
586 Villeray Street | Website
Located in Villeray, Tandem serves a creative cuisine rooted in the French tradition and based on seasonal market produce. Not sure what wine to bring with you? Call the restaurant and they will help you pick a bottle that pairs beautifully with your meal.
Lannes & Pacifique
200 Beaubien Street East | Website
This popular Beaubien Street bistro’s colourful décor and French market fresh cuisine makes it a beloved spot in Montréal’s Petite Patrie neighbourhood.
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.
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.
285 Beaubien Street East | Website
Found in the Little Italy neighbourhood of Montréal, this tiny hidden gem has quite a following. Chef and Tenor Davide Bazzali sings opera while he cooks your food. Talk about multi-tasking. Homemade pastas are on the menu as well as meat and fish dishes. Brunch is served on weekends.
Plateau and Mile End
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.
327 Duluth Avenue | Website
La Prunelle opened in 1999 on popular and quaint Duluth Street in the Plateau Mont-Royal. The bistro-style menu includes dishes such as boudin, veal sweetbreads and a lemon cream with meringue.
5058 du Parc Avenue | Website
How about duck confit for dinner followed by profiteroles for dessert? Le Margaux’s cuisine is based on traditional French dishes and is a favourite with Montréalers.
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
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.
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 Quartier Général
1251 Gilford Street | Website
Le Quartier Général, in the trendy Plateau area, is a casual French inspired restaurant highlighting products from Québec. Open seven nights, this place is perfect for an intimate tête-à-tête.
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.
Olympic District, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Rosemont
4323 Ontario Street East | Website
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve’s Bagatelle is a favourite among BYOW seekers. A French cuisine influenced menu offers dishes such as foie gras, tartares and filet mignon. Brunch is served on the weekends.
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 grilled octopus or their famous foie gras burger.
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.
Mount Royal (Côte-des-Neiges), Outremont and Westmount
1124 Laurier Avenue West | Website
Asian-inspired and reasonably priced, Coba, located in Outremont offers dishes ranging from sushi to the classics such as General Tao and Pad Thai.
Quartiers du Canal and Pôle des Rapides
7660 Newman Blvd. and 1595 des Laurentides Blvd. (Laval) | Website
Kyomi has been offering fusion Asian cuisine since 2008. Located in Lasalle, the local favourite can accommodate groups of up to 300 people, but also caters to intimate dinners for two. Their menu ranges from sushi to teriyaki dishes to delicious tartars.
3629 Wellington Street | Website
Found on popular Wellington Street in Verdun, this BYOW restaurant has been around since 2012 with delicious Québec-influenced cuisine and impeccable service.