New restaurant openings in Montréal

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 30 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.

This article was updated on April 6, 2022.

The Montréal restaurant scene is in constant motion, with new places opening every week. Read this latest list and stay up to date with the city’s dynamic culinary scene.

Mignon Steak

Located in Petite-Bourgogne, Mignon Steak was created as an homage to restaurant L’Entrecôte Saint-Jean. Like its inspiration, it offers a single prix fixe menu that includes soup or salad, a steak with fries and a dessert.

Americas BBQ

Kamuy’s chef Paul Toussaint has embarked on another exciting project within the Time Out Market food court. Americas BBQ takes diners on an exploration of the various barbecue techniques, traditions and flavours of the Americas.

La Base

Verdun’s La Base serves up an assortment of grilled cheese sandwiches each inspired by an international destination from Paris to Korea and Beirut. This winter, they’re also offering onion soup and burgers (also inspired by far away lands).

Hang Time Pizza

New York-style (circle) and Detroit-style (square) pizzas vie for diners’ attention at Hang Time Pizza in a 90s-inspired ambiance where the pies are named after popular TV shows from the era.

Vandale

Vandale’s first impression is indeed impressive. The restaurant’s dining room walls are covered in graffti and tags from invited artists who were encouraged to vandalize the space. The menu is international fare with items such as venison tartare, mushroom pasta and Tomahawk steak sharing the limelight.

Osteria Pollino

Located in the former Café Via Dante space in Little Italy, Osteria Pollino serves southern Italian specialties. The menu changes often and seems to include hand made pasta as well as a lot of seafood and fish.

Gia Vin & Grill

Gia Vin & Grill is the newest member of the Elena and Nora Gray family. After having perfected the art of pasta and pizza at their other restaurants, the Gia team aims to perfect the intricacies of Italian-style charcoal grilling at their new Saint-Henri spot that comes with a giant terrasse.

Kouzina Niata

Rustic Greek cuisine is highlighted in this new snazzy, Mile End restaurant designed by Zebulon Perron. Kouzina Niata focuses on the kinds of food one eats at home such as rustic homemade filo pies filled with meat, chicken and more.

Lucki Delite

A new West Indian sandwich spot on Parc Avenue, Lucki Delite makes mouth-watering sandwiches in homemade coco bread with fillings that include Jerk chicken, fried fish or barbecue pork.

Mezzmiz

After garnering a huge success as a food delivery service, Lebanese eatery Mezzmiz is now rooting up at the Time Out Market food court. Expect dishes such as Moroccan chicken with lemon confit, filet mignon shawarma, crispy falafel or muhammara in pomegranate molasses and Aleppo pepper.

Moccione Pizza

Italian restaurant Moccione has transformed its space to a pick up and delivery pizza counter (while they get ready to move to another spot). Moccione Pizza’s menu includes a variety of pies as well as a few appetizers and desserts.

Chapado

Portuguese-style piri-piri chicken competes for stardom with a heap of fish and seafood specialty on Chapado’s menu. The restaurant’s sun-kissed dishes and bright space are a welcome addition to Old Montréal’s dining scene.

Ugo Pizzeria

Roman-style pizza are on the menu of Ugo Pizzeria, a new spot that just opened in Cité du Multimedia where the dough is based on the chef’s old family recipe.

Here are some more noticeable openings:

DaDashi
Le Petit Boui Boui
O Mercado Ferreira
G.O.A.T Grill
Pho Jean Talon
M. Poisson / Mr. Fish

 

Cafés and Pastry News

Ol’ Sweet Pastry

Ol’ Sweet Pastry specializes in Kürtőskalács, a century-old Hungarian treat from Transylvania. Kürtőskalács are made by rolling sweet dough on a stick, sprinkling it with sugar then baking it until the sugar caramelizes. The sweet treat can then be stuffed with ice cream, Nutella or more and topped with custom picked extras.

Café A Posto

Italian coffee shop A Posto specializes in pizza al taglio, sandwiches, donuts, and artisanal gelato. And Italian style coffee, of course.

Spirulina

Inspired by the algae it’s named after, Spirulina is a new Westmount spot focuses on serving healthy drinks and snacks. Smoothies, avo toast, salads, energy balls and other healthy items make up the menu.

Saint JJH & Café

Using recycled materials and second hand furniture, Verdun spot Saint JJH & Café offers a unique atmosphere while serving coffee, sandwiches and pastries.

Hazukido

This famous Taiwanese croissant chain has finally opened its first location in Montréal’s Chinatown! Hazukido specializes in the meticulous art of making croissants and theirs are stunning, with a variety of intriguing fillings such as truffle crab, salted egg yolk, lemon meringue clouds and more.

Sundaiz

Rainbows and sprinkles everything seem to be the smile-inducing concept at Sundaiz, a new Saint-Henri sweet spot and café located near the Atwater Market.

New locations and restaurant news

Al taglio pizza restaurant Morso has opened a second location on St-Zotique Street.

 

Coming (relatively) soon:

Cabaret l’Enfer is a new restaurant and wine bar by chef Massimo Piedimonte (formerly of Le Mousso) opening soon on Saint-Denis Street.

Famous Italian specialty shop and caterer Bossa is opening its second location in Rosemont in March of 2022.

Little Italy’s Moccione is relocating to a new spot while its previous local is now dedicated to making pizza.

A second location for Hang Time Pizza is coming to Ville Saint Laurent soon.

Beloved taco spot Tacos Victor’s new location in downtown Montréal will be opening soon.

Legendary steakhouse Moishes is said to be reopening downtown in the fall of 2022.

Another legendary restaurant, Le Piment Rouge, is expected to be reopening on Beaumont Street in Park Ex in the spring of 2022.

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 30 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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