Restaurants around the Bell Centre

Blair Dohey

Blair Dohey is a Canadian writer and blogger who relentlessly tracks down the coolest things to do and see in Montréal and loves discovering amazing restaurants and bars in the city. When he’s not writing about his travels through Montréal, you’ll probably find him sitting at a bar, chatting with friends and laughing at his own jokes.

Montréal’s Bell Centre draws thousands of excited fans every week to family-friendly matinees, jaw-dropping musical performances, exciting sporting events and much more. Thanks to a plethora of restaurants in the area, those thousands of people have no worries finding food to fill their hungry bellies, before or after the show. Here’s a selection of some of those great eateries to help narrow down your choices so you can spend more time eating and less time searching.

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Les Enfants Terribles

With what may be the most stunning view of any restaurant in the city, Les Enfants Terribles sits atop Place Ville Marie and offers a delightful variety of locally sourced menu items. From roasted cauliflower to burgers and braised beef cheek shepherd’s pie to tantalizing tartare, this is a great choice before heading out to a show or sporting event.

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Taverne 1909 signé St-Hubert

Spread out over two sweeping levels and with space to seat almost a thousand people, Taverne 1909 signé St-Hubert is one of the largest restaurants of its kind in Canada. An ode to the Montréal Canadiens, the restaurant is a great draw for sports fans no matter who you cheer for, featuring over 40 local and imported beers on tap, an extensive wine list and excellent, freshly made food.

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Bazarette

Kicking off the day with fresh brewed coffee and buttery croissants for busy commuters rushing out of the Lucien-L’Allier train station, Bazarette shifts gears in the afternoon to serve up an elevated selection of imported wines. Paired with a concise yet upscale food menu, this is the place for you if you’re looking to start or end your night in style.

Hurley’s Irish Pub

Hurley’s Irish Pub is one of Montréal’s landmark destinations for fine brewed ales and delicious pub grub. Featuring live music every night and an atmosphere like no other, stepping down into the pub from the street feels like opening a door to the Emerald Isle. A visit to the pub before or after a show or a game at the Bell Centre is a great way to get the fun started or keep it going all night long.

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Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten

This recently opened food hall is a trendy spot for a happy hour with friends or a nice meal under the bright lights of Montréal’s downtown core. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite from one of the many counters or you wish to settle in for a full-service meal that lasts a little longer, the undeniable energy of the crowd and the selection of great food and drink at Le Cathcart is sure to please.

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La Société Montréal

Located near some of Montréal’s high-end shopping, museums and more, La Société is an aptly named restaurant offering an inspired menu with a touch of French flair. The decor is warm and inviting, the cocktails and wine are simply divine, and the food is fit to make you feel like you’re the talk of the town.

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Marcus

Marcus has made quite a name for itself since it opened in the Four Seasons Hotel Montréal last spring. Fans of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson have flocked to this high-end eatery for his inventive food and crafted cocktails. The decor is luminous, the atmosphere is electric and whether you're sipping a cocktail on the terrasse or enjoying oysters at the bar, you know you’re in for a gastronomically pleasing evening.

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Deville Dinerbar

The glowing pink neon signs of Deville Dinerbar are hard to miss. The 1950s inspired diner with a remixed edge has been open for almost a decade and the food has stood the test of time. From fried chicken infused salads to generous portions of fish and meat, Deville is a feast for the eyes and the belly.

La Queue de cheval Steakhouse and Raw Bar

La Queue de cheval Steakhouse and Raw Bar is an icon in Montréal’s restaurant industry. Known worldwide for its impeccable hospitality and great cuts of meat, the restaurant is hard to beat when it comes to finding a great steak in a cozy atmosphere. A little insider tip: during the spring and summer, the restaurant opens a back-alley burger bar called QDC Burger and the burgers are worth every delicious bite.

Blair Dohey

Blair Dohey is a Canadian writer and blogger who relentlessly tracks down the coolest things to do and see in Montréal and loves discovering amazing restaurants and bars in the city. When he’s not writing about his travels through Montréal, you’ll probably find him sitting at a bar, chatting with friends and laughing at his own jokes.

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