New restaurant openings in Montréal

Mayssam Samaha

New restaurants, bars, lunch counters, casual spots and more keep popping up in Montréal on a weekly basis. We have made it our mission to tell you about them over the next few weeks, starting with the latest restaurant openings listed below.

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Restaurant Miel

Chef Hakim Chajjar’s new restaurant is located in Pointe Saint-Charles, a neighbourhood that’s severely lacking in terms of neighbourhood eateries. His market cuisine is inspired by his culinary background and technical expertise.

Gaston restaurant

This BYOW bistro on lively Masson Street in Rosemont serves all your French classics in a lively ambiance. And don’t forget to Instagram their gorgeous tiles!

Rosélys

The newly renovated Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel recently opened with much fanfare. Its restaurant Rosélys is just as beautifully designed as the rest of the hotel has acquired much critical acclaim for its excellent service and its exquisite fine dining and artful plating.

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Tangia

Downtown Montréal now counts a modern Moroccan restaurant among its establishments. Tangia serves a traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist in an elegant yet casual décor. Check out the interior courtyard, one of the best hidden secrets in town!

Perles et Paddock

Griffintown-based Perles et Paddock has gained instant fame for its Instagram-worthy décor. The free-standing building used to host a garage but has since transformed into an establishment that serves great seasonal food, cocktails and wines.

Bistro Rosie

Foodies rejoice, the team behind much-missed La Famille and M’atine is back with a new establishment in Petite Patrie! Bistro Rosie is a neighbourhood bistro serving elevated comfort food dishes for dinner and Saturday brunch.

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Restaurant Hopkins

Located on Monkland Avenue, Hopkins is a chef-driven restaurant serving a market-inspired cuisine in one of the most beautifully decorated spots in Montréal.

Le Bloomfield

From the owner of successful franchise SoupeSoup comes Le Bloomfield, a restaurant inspired by her taste in food and design. Located on Ban Horne Avenue in Outremont, the cuisine includes simple comfort food dishes such as a Greek-style lamb, a burger and several dishes served with socca, a gluten free flatbread made with chickpeas.

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Restaurant Pigor

This new neighborhood bistro in Verdun offers a menu rooted in French cuisine while adapting to local products. Their funky cocktails and a well curated wine list rounds up this elegant bistro experience.

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Fieldstone

Recently opened in the Mile End, Fieldstone is a unique dining experience combining the culinary heritage and cooking experiences of its chef Chanthy Yen and owner Emiliano Rivera. Cambodian/Mexican flavours with a Spanish flare, the cuisine here is based on local and seasonal products.

Bar George

Le Mount Stephen’s new restaurant and bar occupy two separate spaces inside the centennial downtown grey stone. The bar’s cocktails and bites are delicious and the restaurant’s menu is a contemporary take on classic U.K. fare, such as rarebit toast and beef Wellington.

Ibérica

Experience Barcelona’s tapas life at this new downtown establishment envisioned by star designer Zebulon Perron. Small sharing dishes, Spanish wines, hearty stews are all on the menu. You’ll also be able to pick your fresh fish and your preferred cooking method for a custom-made dining experience.

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Mauvais garçons

Local produce, fresh, seasonal ingredients, funky cocktails and fine wine make this new cozy and casual restaurant a great place to spend an evening or a few daytime hours since they also serve brunch.

TABOO Cuisine Rebelle

45 miniburgers, 17 different poutines, 180 possible tartare combos, generous salads and funky cocktails, need we say more? Head to the new TABOO downtown location to experience it all.

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Mon Lapin

The Joe Beef team has done it again with the opening of this wine bar in Little Italy. Sit at the bar and watch the talented chefs create their fantastic dishes or enjoy a table in their quaint and perfectly decorated dining room. As with their sister restaurant, Vin Papillon, all dishes are designed for sharing and the wine list is one of the best in town.

Alma Montreal

This Catalan-inspired wine bar by the Farine team has just opened in Outremont and is already gathering a great following. Seafood, pasta and Catalan natural wines are on the menu. Visit for their version of the Catalan traditional “Vermut” Sundays (3 to 5 pm).

Le Petit Mousso

If there was any fault to be found in the exceptionally outstanding Le Mousso, it was that there were no à la carte options. Le Petit Mousso offers exactly that: the same exceptional food and drinks found at Le Mousso but in an à la carte format. Perfect, you say? Yes!

Pastel

Québec and Canadian products as well as a Japanese influence are on the menu in this light-filled Old Montréal establishment from the Le Fantôme team. “Showcasing Canadian and Québec products with simplicity” is Pastel’s mission and it seems to be a successful one!

Bistro Otto

Located in trendy Plateau-Mont Royal, bistro style Otto offers up authentic Japanese “soul food” dishes with a French flare.  

Hélicoptère

Bouillon Bilk alumni are behind this new and vibrant Hochelaga restaurant with a maple tree seed for a logo. Offering dishes to share and a delightful wine list ranging from natural and organic to local Québec selections, Hélicoptère is the exciting new kid on the block.

Mayssam Samaha

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.

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