Get a room: private dining options in Montréal restaurants

Jason Lee

It goes without saying that holiday meals full of merriment taste better when you’re surrounded by the ones you love and care about. The season of sparkle is quickly approaching and group dinner plans are inevitable. Whether it’s an intimate gathering of friends and family or if you’re in town with the gang and looking for a special place to eat, here are some places in town that offer private dining options for holiday times around the table.

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Restaurant L’Autre Version

Restaurant L’Autre Version is your “bistronomic” getaway in the heart of the Old Port. Focused on local products treated with creativity and infused with international influences, Executive Chef Samuel Sauvé-Lamothe’s menu entices all palates and appetites—and is accentuated by an award-winning wine list. Their private dining room accommodates a seated dinner party or cocktails and canapés all with a magnificent view of the old city, Saint-Paul Street and the famous Marché Bonsecours. – 295 Saint-Paul Street East



A great dining experience is a simple of equation of food, atmosphere and service—a balance that the team at Branzino achieves proudly. A menu that features creative and not overly complicated dishes will wow you and your dinner party in their private dining room. Framed in coloured glass walls, the aptly named “blue room” provides a feeling of privacy without seclusion while allowing guests to look out into the main dining room. – 1800 Sherbrooke Street West


Le Local

Located in Old Montreal, the dining experience at Le Local is a juxtaposition of old world charm and new world gastronomy; that is, the essence of the city is encompassed here, from menu to décor. The menu highlights classic dishes prepared with a modern touch: not only does it use locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients and Canadian products, but it is also socially responsible. The second floor of Le Local features a private dining area that can accommodate up to 60 of your closest friends this holiday season. – 740 William Street



Voted Canada’s Best New Restaurant in 2012 by enRoute Magazine, Pastaga has been living up to its reputation and exceeding all expectations of diners near and far. With a menu that’s packed with regional ingredients, Chef Martin Juneau masterfully prepares seasonal dishes that reflect market availabilities. Join him and his crew in their private dining room located right in the kitchen for an exciting night of holiday revelry and a behind-the-scenes look at a working restaurant kitchen. – 6389 Saint-Laurent Boulevard


Maison Boulud

Situated in the Ritz Carlton Montréal, Maison Boulud is a gourmet dining destination that’s rich in French culinary tradition. Chef Daniel Boulud showcases the finest products of Quebec’s local purveyors in his seasonally inspired menus that include, for example, Lyonnais charcuterie, the famous “DBGB Burger” as well as Mediterranean influenced dishes. Maison Boulud has two private dining rooms ideal for a holiday feast in a ritzy, glamorous ambiance. – 1228 Sherbrooke Street West

Jason Lee

Jason Lee, blogger

Jason is a food eater and picture taker. As the blogger behind Shut Up and Eat, he covers everything food, from recipes to reviews. Jason has vowed that he will not stop until he has officially eaten his way across Montréal. It’s a big claim, and it’s one he’s making.

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