Taste the world at MTLàTABLE
What do you get when you line up 175 of Montréal’s finest restaurants and signature set menus at three enticing price points over 14 delicious autumn days? Well, MTLàTable of course, Montréal’s restaurant event!
From November 2 to 16, Montréal is inviting foodies near and far to sample some of the city’s finest culinary establishments. Our eclectic restaurant scene puts the world at your finger-licking-tips.
With tempting table d’hôte menus for $21, $31 and $41, here are some must-visit restaurants to include in your MTLàTable itinerary.
You can’t say you’ve experienced Montréal’s restaurant scene without visiting some of our French restaurants.
Check out Au Petit Extra in The Village for some classic French bistro fare. Locally sourced ingredients are sure to entice, including their signature goat cheese "des neiges" from Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf with tarragon and beets, along with the local apple pastry with verbena ice cream.
Les Coudes sur la table is a popular neighborhood bistro in Hochelaga-Maisoneuve (aka HOMA) specializing in fresh “market cuisine.” Their MTLàTable menu includes seafood, flank steak and pasta. Optional wine pairings for each course are a steal starting at $31.
Boris Bistro is located in historic Old Montréal and features a gluten-free menu. From classic French onion soup to the local Lake Brome duck confit club sandwich, or Halibut in a dulse beurre blanc sauce to blue honeysuckle blanc-manger, this restaurant offers a bevy of options for those with dietary restrictions.
A taste of Italy
Italian restaurants are a ubiquitous part of Montréal’s culinary landscape. Be sure to book your table in advance at these popular eateries for MTLàTable!
Buonanotte Restaurant has forged a reputation as one of the leaders of Montréal’s culinary and nightlife scene. This year’s menu features delectable options including tuna confit with potatoes, peppers in a gribiche sauce, paccheri, pancetta, red onion and Piedmontese tomato filets and a traditional tiramisu. Make sure to bring your camera in case you spot a celebrity!
Located off the beaten path, Pizzeria Napolitaine CALDO is situated in the Angus Shops district, formally a railcar manufacturing facility in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough. Classic pizza antipasto, veal osso bucco and panna cotta await.
Quindici 15 is a high-end fine-dining establishment in Montréal’s Little Italy. For the $41 table d’hote menu option, sample some of the finest Italian dishes including Taleggio cheese fonduta, Quebec mushroom ragoût with bomba sauce, and Braised Quebec beef Jowl served with Charlevoix cheese, and top it off with “Di mamma” dessert.
Flavours of the Far East
Montréal’s restaurant event is definitely well represented when it comes to Japanese food. This includes fun izakayas such as Ichigo Ichie, Kyo Bar Japonais, and Saiko Bistrot Izakaya, where you can sake-bomb until the sun rises, or more traditional restaurants like East Pan-Asian Cuisine & Bar, Kyomi Restaurant and Miso Restaurant and Sushi Bar.
For those looking for something a little more tantalizing at this year’s edition of MTLàTable, take a trip to the Mediterranean to sample some great culinary creations at Barbounya, Ikanos Tapeo Bar à Tapas, or the Mile-End favourite, Estiatorio Milos.
If you’re looking for something a bit more exotic, India beckons at Guru Bistro Indien or Restaurant Sandhu. Or take a culinary voyage to North Africa at La Khaїma (“nomad tent”), where they serve both brunch and dinner menus full of distinctive Mauritanian flavours.
Book early and show up hungry!
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.