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 November 18, 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.

Nili

255 Saint-Viateur West | Website

This small unassuming Mile-End restaurant serves a French-Moroccan fusion cuisine with fresh dishes inspired by both countries. Some specialties such as the couscous marocain and the pistachio msemen (a type of flat bread) served with rose buds and a honey and orange blossom sauce are a must.

Améa Café

1188 Sherbrooke West | Website

The Ristorante Beatrice team is behind new Améa Café located inside historic Maison Alcan in Montréal’s Golden Square Mile. This new “café gourmand” is open from early morning to late afternoon and serves an interesting Italian menu that includes pizzas, salads, pastries and more.

9 Tail Fox

3401 Notre-Dame Street West | Website

This self-proclaimed “first modern Korean bistro in Montréal” serves beautifully plated Pan-Asian flavours in a contemporary décor.

Les Mômes

586 Villeray Street | Website

A dynamic BYOW restaurant located in Villeray, Les Mômes combines French technique with a commitment to local products and an eco-responsible philosophy.

Ma mère en feu

5868 De Lorimier Avenue | Website

Taking over the Mitch Deli De Lorimier space, Ma mère en feu from chef Beaver Sheppard will be combining casse-croûte classics and some of chef Beaver Sheppard’s more playful dishes. Ma Mère en Feu shares a space with vinyl purveyor 180g.

Tapi Go!

4057 St. Laurent Boulevard | Website

Toronto-based Tapi Go! Just opened its first Montréal restaurant. Tapi Go! specializes in naturally gluten-free, sweet and savoury Brazilian tapioca crepes with different colours, textures and toppings, including vegan ones.

Tesfa

4520 Papineau Avenue | Website

Middle-Eastern-inspired Tesfa serves a variety of absolutely delightful sandwiches that includes falafel, sabich and shawarma. Don’t leave without trying their traditional Eritrean (the owners’ nationality) coffee infused with cardamom.

Anemone

271 St-Zotique West | Website

Anemone has taken over the old Manitoba restaurant space in the Mile Ex. Chefs Minh Phat Tu (Mui Mui, Orange Rouge) and Mike Madokoro (Bar Suzanne) are manning the stove and have created a menu that will try and stay true to Manitoba’s hyper local philosophy while being a nod to Montréal’s many culinary cultures. The restaurant is named after the province of Manitoba’s official flower as a nod to the previous occupants.

 

Bars and buvettes:

Name’s on the way

500 Rachel East | Website

Name's on the way, a new trendy supper club located in the Plateau, offers market-driven plates to share, natural wines, cocktails and more served in a hip ambiance complete with live DJ.

Loretta

408 Faillon East | Website

A new buvette and aperitivo spot in Villeray, Loretta is a lovely, neighbourhood place to hang out for a few hours. The food menu is simple, think cheese and charcuterie boards, rillettes and croque monsieur. The drinks include wine, beer, kombucha, cocktails and more in a sunlit space that’s designed to make patrons feel welcome.

L'idéal bar & contenus

151 Ontario Street East | Website

L’idéal is a new multi-purpose, collaborative space combining a sound studio where they record their homespun podcast, a huge wine bar with 240 seats and a private venue for rent.

Sans Soleil Bar

1002 Saint-Urbain Street | Website

Located in the basement of hip restaurant Fleurs et Cadeaux, Sans Soleil Bar serves classics from their upstairs neighbour’s menu as well as sake, wine and cocktails.

Bière Froide Cold Beer

1905 Centre Street | Website

Bière Froide is a tap room and cocktail bar from the team behind successful bars Coldroom and El Pequeño. It started as a to-go beer depanneur and has now become a bar/restaurant (but you can still grab your beer to go) offering a dizzying array of craft beer.

Bar @Pol (Hôtel St Paul)

355 McGill Street | Website

Bar @Pol replaces Hambar on the ground floor of Hôtel St Paul. This charming Old Montréal bar specializes in cocktails and offers a tapas-style menu with items such as jamón Serrano and salted cod croquetas.

 

Cafés and Pastry News:

Marché Saint Laurent

503 Place d'Armes | Website

Located on Place d’Armes, Marché Saint Laurent is a cute café combined with a reinvented souvenir store that sells seasonal objects made by local artisans.

Café Caron & frères

26 Bélanger Street | Website

Formerly of In Gamba, the Caron brothers now have their own café in Little Italy. They carry beans from several local roasters such as Zab and Traffic and Structure and offer pastries, sandwiches and salads in a welcoming ambiance.

Pâtisserie lu & I

5147 Parc Avenue | Website

Lu & i is a bakery, café and grocery store featuring vegan, gluten-free and naturally sweetened cakes, cupcakes, tarts and more.

Le Palais Breton

1574 Mont-Royal Avenue East | Website

Le Palais Breton is a new pastry shop specializing in confections from Brittany, including the popular Kouign Ammam that montrealers are so fond of.

Café Bravo

4577 St-Laurent Boulevard | Website

The team behind Café Entre-Deux is also behind new Mile-End Café Bravo that shares a space with Bravo Musique.

Chez Popo

1037 Beaubien Street East | Website

Located in Petite Patrie, Chez Popo is a new coffee and ice cream shop from the team behind neighbourhood microbrewery Isle de Garde.

Café Camas

1372 Notre-Dame West | Website

With a focus on music and community, Café Camas offers great coffee and a seasonal menu comprised of sandwiches and a few other items. The “community” part of this Griffintown social club includes collaborations with local artists and artisans.

New locations and restaurant news:

Fugazzi Pizza

4851 Notre-Dame West | Website

A new Fugazzi Pizza is now open in Saint-Henri, offering the same 80s esthetics and great Neapolitan-style pizzas as their other locations.

Arthurs Nosh Bar

1 Place Ville Marie | Website

Montréal’s most famous brunch spot has opened a second pop-up location at Le Cathcart food court downtown.

Café Saint-Henri Wellington

4327 Wellington Street | Website

Café Saint-Henri has a brand new space in Verdun on Wellington Street (the “world’s coolest street” according to Time Out). The new café sports gorgeous design and outstanding coffee from one of the first independent cafés in Montréal.

Les Papi Churros

7275 Sherbrooke East | Website

Montréal’s premium churro purveyor has opened a new shop in Place Versailles.

Coming (relatively) soon:

YAMA, a new Japanese restaurant by chef Antonio Park, is opening soon on De La Montagne Street inside Vogue Hôtel Montréal.

Café Bazin is opening a second location downtown inside Vogue Hôtel Montréal.

Bar Bello is an Old Montréal bar that will be specializing in Italian style aperitivo.

Mange dans mon hood will be bringing smash burgers and case-croûte classics to La Petite Patrie.

Manuzza is an online specialty shop offering Sicilian specialties such as panelle, arancini, cannoli and more who are planning on opening a streetside spot in Little Italy soon.

Neo Tokyo is a “cyberpunk inspired” noodle bar opening soon in Old 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.

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