Where to eat in Montréal’s Village

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Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha

Montréal’s Village has always been a fun neighbourhood to walk around and dine in but it’s especially true these days since it has recently experienced a new boost in its dining offer. Great restaurantscafés and bakeries are scattered around the neighbourhood, ready to offer food lovers a delicious time.

MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE - Le Mousso

Le Mousso

Le Mousso is one of Montréal’s best fine dining establishments, with dishes that are halfway between a great work of art and an exquisite bite. 

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O'Thym

O’Thym

O’Thym is a great restaurant that often finds itself at the top of Montréal’s best BYOW list. The menu is market-driven, and their weekend brunches are delicious.

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Grenade

From gyozas, chicken karaage, ramen and pad Thais, Grenade specializes in pan-Asian cuisine in a Pinterest-ready décor that’s inspired by distant and exotic lands.

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Le Village - Red Tiger

Le Red Tiger

Le Red Tiger’s Vietnamese street food has made this beautiful restaurant a favourite among food lovers. Order a table-full of dishes to share and pair the lot with one of the signature cocktails.

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Le Passé Composé

Le Passé Composé Montréal

A simple and straightforward breakfast and lunch spot, Le Passé Composé Montréal is where you’ll find classic egg dishes and simple lunch fare such as sandwiches and omelettes.

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Au Petit Extra

Au Petit Extra

Artists and food lovers have been flocking to the very French bistro Au Petit Extra since 1985. It’s right next door to Cabaret Lion d’Or and makes for a good pre-show dinner choice.

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Kamehameha Snack-Bar Ice Cream

Kamé Snack-Bar Hawaïen

Take a virtual trip to Hawaii via Kamé Snack-Bar Hawaïen, a fun and casual spot from the people behind Le Red Tiger. Enjoy an island-inspired meal of poke bowls, smoothies and ice cream in very Instragammable fish-shaped cones.

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Le Blossom

Le Blossom

If you’re on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen Le Blossom’s central pink tree on your feed. This Japanese restaurant and sake bar serves sushi as well as other specialties in a beautiful décor.

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Poutineville

Poutine lovers flock to Poutineville, a casual restaurant that serves several iterations of the ubiquitous Québécois dish, including “The Heart Attack”, its self-proclaimed “largest poutine in town”, a 15-pound whopper meant to be shared.

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Tendresse

Tendresse

With its aqua, peach and white colour scheme, Tendresse is an Instagram dream. It’s the perfect spot for brunch, a cocktail or dinner. Its market-inspired cuisine is delicious and it just happens to be vegan.

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Palme

Palme offers a menu inspired by the Caribbean but rooted in Montréal. Expect the warm flavours of the tropics with a menu rich in griot, ackee, curries and jerk seasonings. 

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Keela

Keela’s menu is eclectic and includes something for everyone, from pastas and tartares to filet mignon and roast fish. However, the specialties that have garnered their loyal following are the flat breads topped with veggies, cheese and more.

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Le Village - Resto du Village

Le Resto du Village

From nachos to burgers and great poutine, Le Resto du Village is a low key and unpretentious spot that serves some great comfort food (until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays).

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Pizzeria Bros.

Make your own custom, thin-crust pizza in a flash at Pizzeria Bros, where you can choose your dough, your sauce and your toppings among a great variety of fresh ingredients and have it cooked in a couple of minutes.

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Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce

Notre-Bœuf-De-Grâce

Burgers, hot dogs, poutines, grilled cheese sandwiches and more are all featured on the menu at Notre-Bœuf-De-Grâce, a casual place with a funky décor.

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Bar Renard

Bar Renard

Open from 3pm until the wee hours of the morning, Bar Renard is a great spot to have a drink (try one of their signature cocktails) and a bite from their elevated bar menu.

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Bar Minéral

Bar Minéral

Bar Minéral is a neighbourhood bar that specializes in natural and low intervention wine. Their food menu includes such items as burrata with citrus and fried chicken with honey and sriracha.

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Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche is a BYOW restaurant with a French bistro menu that includes items such as foie gras au torchon, tartares and crème brûlée. They also offer a 5-course table d’hôte menu.

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Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Eat well, drink and party until the wee hours of the night at Motel Motel, a new multi-disciplinary neighbourhood spot with a secret door that leads to the party space (no, we won’t tell you where the door is, you have to find it yourself).

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Cantine Emilia

Cantine Emilia is a Portuguese cantine that serves traditional grilled chicken and more such as sandwiches, poutines and bowls.

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Uchi Sushi

Uchi Sushi is a beloved BYOW neighbourhood sushi spot with fresh ingredients, serving classics as well as more creative options.

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Café Sfouf

Cafés and sweet spots

If you’re in the Village and in need of a caffeine boost, head to  Café Sfouf, a great spot to relax and enjoy the light-filled space. Pourquoi Pas espresso bar is also a great spot for one of the best cups of coffee in Montréal.  Order a coffee or a “golden milk”: they both come with a small square of “sfouf”, a Lebanese cake made with semolina and turmeric. Arte & Farina makes some of the best Italian confections in Montréal. Indulge in some panettone, cantucci, pan dolce and more or grab a slice of the excellent pizza. 

Sachère Desserts

Sachère Dessert is a great spot to pick up some gorgeous, European-Asian inspired cakes and treats, as well as artisanal ice cream. For all your cookie needs, head to Blonde Biscuiterie where you can get your fill of their oversized cookies in flavours such as PB&J, Smarties, Funfetti and more (vegan options available).

Mayssam Samaha

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 36 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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