New restaurant openings in Montréal
This article was updated on October 28, 2019.
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.
From morning until early evening, the Mano Cornuto team serves up coffee in the a.m. while delicious Italian dishes like its signature focaccia sandwiches, pastas, and salads can be savoured throughout the day in this new Griffintown café-restaurant.
Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie welcomes a new spot with Darna bistroquet. serving Moroccan and Mediterranean-influenced dishes. Its wine list boasts an interesting selection of natural and organic varieties.
Homemade breads and pastas, Canadian grass-fed beef, vegetarian-friendly dishes such as polenta crostini and wines focused on the Northern Italian region make up the menu at Mucca restaurant located in the heart of Little Italy.
Simple, delicious and seasonal, the dishes at Antonietta are inspired by the Jean-Talon Market along with a merge of traditional Italian influences and a new generation’s take on the classics. Pastas, pizza, risotto and meat dishes are all part of the menu.
Coeur de Loup
French-inspired with an Italian influence, casual and friendly Coeur de Loup offers an à-la-carte menu and sharing dishes such as ‘fritto misto’ (variety of fried fish), pastas, Québec lamb tartare, and freshly made bread.
Vesta, the fourth restaurant by the Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione team, is in the Villeray area of Montréal. With a gorgeously decorated space, the restaurant offers a comfortable ambiance where menu items include pasta, family recipe meatballs and delicious pizza topped with local and homemade ingredients.
A wine bar where the wine list is separated not by colour but by flavour profile graces its patrons with selections from central and northern Europe along with some from Québec. In the 70-seater space, vinvinvin offers small sharing plates focusing on local ingredients.
Dessert with wine pairings is the name of the game at Ratafia. Located in Little Italy, this new establishment is creating a buzz with its creative and delicious plated desserts and wine pairings, an unusual offer in Montréal. A three-course tasting menu is always a fun choice for those with a sweet tooth!
Bar à vin Provisions
Simple and delicious, this wine bar, connected to the Provisions butcher shop, offers up a regularly changing menu that is sure to please any carnivore. Items such as its famous sandwiches, tomahawk steaks, and brochettes combined with a conscious focus on responsible and sustainable ingredients make Bar à vin Provisions a perfect choice when in Outremont.
Miqmak Catering Indigenous Kitchen
Norma Condo, the chef and owner of Miqmak Catering Indigenous Kitchen, has established Montréal’s first Indigenous restaurant located in the West End of the island. Canadian ingredients such as salmon, sage and cedar and dishes such as bannock (a variety of bread), wild rice and three sisters casserole made of corn, beans and squash are becoming fast favourites with locals.
Located in Chinatown, this new pub focuses on Québec breweries and natural wines. The menu is based on local ingredients that were purchased when in season, then cured or preserved to enjoy throughout the year, all in line with Poincaré Chinatown’s eco-friendly mission.
Parliament Pub & Parlour
Parliament, an English pub in Old Montréal with smart gold accents and dark wood décor, offers British-inspired dishes with a contemporary twist such as bubble and squeak fritters. The cocktail menu focuses on gin and fortified wines.
When restaurants LOV and Sushi Momo, two vegan staples in the city, come together, they create Bloom Sushi, a plant-based sushi restaurant located in the core of Old Montréal.
Umami Ramen, new to the Little Italy area of Montréal, is already a favourite among locals. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced while the ramen is made in-house. A variety of vegan ramen bowls are on the menu along with kombucha and sakes.
Famous New York bakery maman has touched down in Griffintown and Montrealers are loving it. Visit for breakfast and enjoy its fabulous pastries, cookies and coffee or stay for lunch and savour the quiches, fresh salads and sandwiches.
Beba, a new restaurant located in Verdun, focuses on dishes rooted in Argentina, where the two Joe-Beef alumni Schor brothers and co-owners grew up, along with heavy influences from Italian and Spanish cuisine. With local ingredients in the forefront, the seasonal menu changes frequently.
This Northern Thai-inspired street food restaurant is now calling Montréal home. Fragrant soups, pad Thai dishes and colourful green papaya salads are all part of the simple and delicious menu at Thammada.
Located in Old Montréal, gourmet Saint Burger offers some irresistible burgers 24 hours a day. The establishment prides itself on using real ingredients, which means no antibiotics, humanely raised 100% Angus beef.
There are never enough pizza restaurants in the city and Bistro Napoli is a fabulous newcomer. In keeping with the traditional Neapolitan thin crust style, this establishment offers staple toppings from the classic Margherita to the original Cacio e Pepe. Gluten-free crust is also available.
With more than 20 types of Québec beers on tap (never bottles!), cocktail syrups made in-house, no paper napkins, and most of its products locally sourced, La Cale is true to its zero waste mission.
Ivory Coast street food has come to Montréal with Baguette Brochette. The popular Pain Brochette, a sandwich made with baguette and topped with grilled skewered ingredients, is the restaurant’s signature item. Vegetarian-friendly dishes are also available. Don’t forget the side order of plantain chips.
Mimi & Jones
Mimi & Jones, a new vegan diner, has come to Montréal’s Mile End. The adorable, brightly lit space is fitted with a long counter that has all the makings of what a fun diner should be, along with burgers, fries and milkshakes.
A trio of honed owners helming from Dominion Square Tavern, Bar Henrietta and Le Balsam Inn is behind the much anticipated Taverne Atlantic in Montréal’s Mile-Ex. Fabulous creative cocktails, wines and beers are just some of the reasons to visit, along with a gorgeous décor and comfortable, cozy ambiance.
LE CENTRAL is the first one of downtown Montréal’s three new food halls to open. Inside you’ll find 25 restaurants with a diverse culinary offer that includes Indian street food, Portuguese chicken, a Hawaiian snack bar, seafood from Gaspésie, gourmet donuts, Laotian fare, excellent coffee, a local craft brewery and more.
New locations and restaurant news
Italian coffee shop Parma Café has opened a third location at the Jean-Talon Market in Little Italy.
Fiorellino has added a second restaurant on Laurier Avenue West.
Tacos Frida is now in the Village. This is the second spot; the original space is in Saint-Henri.
Mayssam Samaha, blogger
Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger. 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.