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 October 14, 2021.

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.

Babacool

140 Notre-Dame Street West | Website

Free-spirited, Old Montréal newcomer Babacool serves up specialties from around the Mediterranean, from the Middle East to Morocco, in a sleek, contemporary, monochromatic space.

Bazart

969 Wellington Street | Website

Griffintown’s New City Gas is now Bazart, a space that combines several distinct experiences that include a restaurant, art galleries and a craft market. Bazart’s cuisine is Mediterranean (think mezes and charcoal grilled meats) while its décor is bohemian and reminiscent of beach restaurants in Mykonos, Tulum or Ibiza.

Chabanelle

315 Chabanel Street West | Website

This new venture by chef Martin Juneau and partners just opened on Chabanel Street. Chabanelle will be serving sandwiches, salads, coffees and pastries as well as wines and more to come at a later date.

Laurier BBQ

231 Saint-Viateur Street | Website

The iconic Laurier Street rotisserie chicken joint has resuscitated! It has moved to St-Viateur but that’s about the only change Laurier BBQ has made since the new owners have tried to keep the same classic recipes that’s kept fans happy for 75 years at the original location.

Pincette

94 Saint-Paul Street East | Website

A new chic, lobster shack has recently opened on Saint-Paul Street in Old Montréal. Pincette will serve East Coast lobster in rolls, clubs, mac & cheese, pasta and more.

La Sobremesa

4922 Sherbrooke Street West | Website

La Sobremesa is a new project by the H4C team. The Spanish-themed restaurant is an upscale affaire that offers tapas, mains, and more all inspired by the Iberian Peninsula. Cocktails and an excellent wine list are also on the menu, as well as a prix fixe, 3-course, Sunday brunch.

Mokili

93 de CastelnauStreet  East | Website

Villeray’s Mokili is a celebration of the vast array of street cuisines and hearty stews found on the African continent. The menu changes often and always features every dish’s country of origin.

Brook

4900 Wellington Street | Website

Brook opened this past summer in a light-filled space on Wellington Street in Verdun. It serves New York style pizzas by the slice or by the pie.

Mici D’Ici

19 du Mont-Royal Avenue East | Website

The first Romanian street food spot has landed on the Plateau. Mici D’ici serves mici, a Romanian specialty made of minced meat infused with spices and grilled. Mici D’ici serves their mici as is, in slider form or as a topping for their poutine.

Nita Tout Garni

5687B du Parc Avenue | Website

A new Parc Avenue sandwich and natural wine spot has just opened. Nita Tout Garni is the latest venture from a few industry veterans. Expect great sandwiches on homemade bread as well as excellent private import bottles.

Blandino Brasserie

6939 Décarie boul. | Website

Blandino is a new Italian restaurant located inside the Hilton Garden Inn on Décarie. The marble-clad space designed by Zébulon Perron is open from breakfast through to dinner and serves great Italian classics such as fresh focaccia, grilled octopus and ricotta gnocchi.

Restaurant Sauvage

52 Saint-Jacques Street | Website

Located in the space that previously housed Joverse, Old Montréal’s newcomer Restaurant Sauvage is the latest of many Mediterranean restaurants to open in the city. The cuisine here is upscale and inspired by the entire Mediterranean basin, from Spain, Italy and France all the way to the Middle East.

Bar à Flot

4857 du Parc Avenue | Website

The team behind popular Parc Avenue Buvette chez Simone is also behind this new next-door bar, where cocktails, excellent wine and a few plates to share will be on the menu. Bar à Flot is a play on words and on sommelière Florence Pelland-Goyer’s name, since she’ll be taking the lead on this project.

Place Carmin

740 William Street | Website

Place Carmin is the latest addition to the Bouillon Bilk and Cadet team. Moving away from downtown to Old Montréal with this new venture, Place Carmin will be serving classic French brasserie fare.

Here are some more noticeable openings:

Hong Cuisine Thailandaise: 4221 Saint-Denis Street | Website

Le Pontiac: 701 du Mont-Royal Avenue East | Website

212: 212 Notre-Dame Ouest Street | Website

Ruby’s Café: 3824 Saint-Patrick Street | Website

Chef Lee: 1901 Sainte-Catherine Street West | Website

Chez Ernest: 6596 Saint-Hubert Street | Website

Mellön Brasserie: 7141 Saint-André Street | Website

Etna Pastificio: 7500 Drolet Street | Website

Cafés and Ice Cream News

Rose Crèmes – Café - Amour

26 Gounod Street | Website

Cream, coffee and love is the motto behind this pink-clad new Villeray coffeeshop. Steps away from Jarry Park, Rose is an Instagram dream spot and serves espresso-based drinks, Italian rooted sandwiches, desserts, gelato and more.

 

Brouillon

6580 Saint-Hubert Street | Website

Located on the newly restored Plaza St-Hubert, Brouillon is a coffeeshop by day and a buvette by night. The Zébulon Perron designed spot is open from breakfast right through dinner with your brunch and apéro needs taken care of as well.

 

Café Léo

1215 Berri Street | Website

Café Léo is a coffeeshop, a creative space and an event venue all rolled into one. Located in the Latin Quarter, it serves pastries and sandwiches as well as beans from local roaster Zab.

 

49th Parallel Café

488 McGill Street | Website

The Vancouver-based craft coffee emporium’s fist venture outside its home city is to a centennial building on McGill Street in Old Montréal! 49th Parallel is bringing their legendary brews to our fair city, along with donuts from Lucky’s.

 

Maison Chabot

5477 Chabot Street | Website

Rosemont’s Maison Chabot serves specialty coffees, a large selection of pastries and a menu of light seasonal dishes such as shrimp rolls and tomato tarts created by their in-house chef.

 

Crèmerie Meetha

787A de Liège Street West | Website

Located in Parx-Ex, Crèmerie Meetha specializes in Indian-flavoured ice creams as well as chai. The flavours are inspired by Indian desserts such as gulab jamun or jalebi and are available by the scoop or by the pint.

 

Bodega

248 de la Montagne Street | Website

Inspired by New York City’s bodegas, this new Griffintown café serves its to-go cawfees in the iconic blue and white Anthora cups. Bodega also offers some sandwiches and Dunkaroos, served with a side of 90s nostalgia.

New locations and restaurant news

Pizzeria Stella

1100 Bélanger Street | Website

Pizzeria Stella recently opened a second location on Bélanger Street. The extensive menu includes Neapolitan style pizza as well as Italian specialties such as pasta, polpette, carpaccio and more.

 

Ryu

388 Richmond Street | Website

Popular sushi spot Ryu has opened a third location in Griffintown.

Coming (relatively) soon

J’ai Feng (43 Beaubien Street East | Website) is chef Anita Feng’s new Chinese grocery store and ready-to-eat counter on Beaubien Street.

Stellina (410 Saint-Jacques Street | Website) is an à la minute, fresh pasta restaurant located in Old Montréal.

Tiramisu (989 Saint-Laurent boul. | Website) is an Italian-Japanese fusion opening soon within the new Chinatown Hampton Inn by Hilton.

Pubjelly (600 Marguerite-d’Youville Street | Website)  is Old Montréal restaurant Jellyfish’s little brother and its Instagram bio states “Wine, Oyster bar, Pizza Al Taglio”.

Bvrger is just like your regular burger joint but it just happens to be vegan.

Miette Boulangerie (317 de Lévis Street | Website) is an artisanal and organic bakery specializing in sourdough breads coming to Saint Henri very soon.

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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