15 places to eat in Montreal during the holidays

Jason Lee

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.

This article was updated on December 13, 2023.

Gathering and sharing a festive meal amongst loved ones and friends is one of the things we look forward to during the holidays. Here are some festive restaurant options to add to your holiday tradition

Bloom

288 Sainte-Catherine Street West | Website
368 Saint-Paul Street West | Website

Bloom Plant-Based Sushi is a restaurant that serves vegan and vegetarian food. They have a menu of sushi, starters, salads, and more, using botanical cuisine and traditional technique. The restaurant has a chic and calming decor, perfect for a festive dinner during the holiday season. They have a holiday menu that includes a perfect blend of sushi and prosecco pairing, including an omakase, miso soup or gyozas, and a chef’s choice of sushi.

 

3 Patapoufs

3227, Ontario Street East | Website

Les 3 Patapoufs is a bakery and cafe offering delicious, freshly baked pastries, piping hot coffee, a great selection of prepared meals including quiches, pâtés, charcuterie, cheeses and much more. They also offer specialities from the regions of Brittany and Alsace, the home regions of the three founders. This holiday season, they offer a festive menu, with a 3-course meal, deserts and much more (only to order for a meal at home).

 

L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel

426, Saint-Gabriel Street | Website

If the walls could talk, they would tell you that this spot is the oldest buildings in the city with over 300 years of Québec history! The renown L’auberge Saint-Gabriel features a menu created by Chef Amédée Bécherraz that embraces Québec terroir and set in a rustic ambiance, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into time. Get your tickets to their New Years bash in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere vodka here.

 

Vieux-Port Steakhouse

39 Saint-Paul Street East | Website

More than just a steakhouse, the Vieux-Port Steakhouse is an institution in Montréal, serving the top quality meats to their beloved clients for over 35 years. Located on Saint-Paul street, housed in a century-old building, their menu reads like every traditional steakhouse, except for the fact that they age their AAA Canadian Certified Angus beef in-house for 30 days. They have a holiday menu to discover as well.

 

La Casina

5314 Parc Avenue | Website

La Casina is the product of when Italian cuisine meets French sophistication mixed with the welcoming spirit of Canada. Located in the Mile-End, this spot is offering a special table d’hôte menu that runs through the holiday season. 

 

Restaurant Mon Nan

43 de la Gauchetière Street East | Website

Restaurant Mon Nan is popular amongst locals for their traditional Cantonese cuisine. Second generation owned and operated their family recipes of heart warning sweet and sour soup, Cantonese ginger and scallion lobster and sizzling hot-pots to keep your stomachs full during the holidays.

 

Restaurant Chinatown Kim Fung

1111, Saint-Urbain Street | Website

What better way to ring in the new year than by eating your weight in dumplings to fight off that count-down hangover. Kim Fung is a favourite in the community for their dim sum service (everyday from 7am to 3pm). Steamers piled high packed with sweet and savoury buns, dumplings and other delights beckon you as they’re wheeled through the dining room.

 

Rosélys

900 René-Lévesque Blvd. West | Website

Located in the iconic Fairmount Queen Elizabeth hotel, Rosélys’ breathtaking space is a the perfect place to catch your breath in during holiday hustle and bustle.   Their holiday program is packed full of dining options this year! From a festive afternoon tea service to Christmas and New Years eve brunch and dinner, find more info here

 

Stanley

1201 René-Lévesque Blvd. West | Website

For the month of December Stanely is offering a unique brunch service for the holiday crowd. For a fixed price, enjoy a choice of appetizer for the table and modern takes on Quebec inspired brunch menu items. Steak and eggs, croque monsieur or duck confit, there’s an awesome meal for everyone. Cocktails, mocktails and bottomless mimosas are available too!

 

Terrasse William Gray

421 Saint-Vincent Street | Website

Enjoy a gastronomical experience under the stars! This holiday season, discover an enchanting gastronomic setting where you can dine under the stars. Comfortably seated in a private, heated dome that can accommodate up to eight people, enjoy an unforgettable meal of impressive culinary creations prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Reserve soon!

 

Maison Boulud

1228, Sherbrooke Street West | Website

There’s nothing like visiting the renown Ritz Carlton decked out in its holidays best. This year treat yourself and the ones your love to a one of a kind experience. Acclaimed Michelin starred chef Daniel Boulud’s Maison Boulud is hosting a variety of holiday meals, from brunch, Christmas Eve dinner and New Year’s dinner. Celebrate in style!

 

Pavillon 67

1 du Casino Avenue | Website

Ring in the new year with Lady Luck smiling by your side at Pavillion 67 located in the famous Casino de Montréal. Enjoy a bull buffet style dining experience as they host a celebration brunch on the 24, 25 and January 1st in addition to their regular brunch service. 

 

Le Boulevardier

2050 Mansfield Street | Website

Inspired by classic French brasseries with a unique Quebecois flare, Le Boulevardier at the upscale Le Germain Hotel is offering two delectable holiday menus on December 24th and 31st. Discover local products like duck, lobster, mushrooms and seafood on their multi-course dinner services in a warm and festive setting. Reservations required. 

 

Bivouac

1255 Jeanne-Mance Street | Website

A social lounge, an artisan bar and a modern bistro, Bivouac provides an urban and rural gastronomic experience. Specializing in local and seasonal products, their menu features the best that Quebec has to offer. This year, they are hosting multi-course holiday menus for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.  Reserve a table under the stars in one of their outdoor domes! 

 

Osco!

360 Saint-Antoine Street West | Website

In a festive and warm atmosphere, enjoy an exclusive holiday menu composed of fabulous dishes inspired by the south of France. Hospitality is never compromised at Osco and to ensure you’re in the holiday spirit, they are offering a complimentary glass of champagne with all table d’hôte lunch specials. Their festive menus in effect on December 24th, 25th and 31st (with options for your little ones) and a brunch service on December 25th and January 1st. 

 

Le Pois Penché

1230, boul. De Maisonneuve Ouest | Website

Year after year Le Pois Penché welcomes diners during the holidays to enjoy in their classic Parisian inspired brasserie menu. This year, brunch every day between December 27th and the 30th features steak-frites, mussels, elaborate seafood towers in addition to your traditional items. An opulent New Years eve dinner on the 31st with dishes that include truffled foie gras terrine, Pan-seared foie gras, and a hearty Manhattan-cut striploin. 

 

Les Enfants Terribles

3, Place Ville Marie | Website

A local favourite for classic French inspired cuisine Les Enfants Terribles, and this year will be the first time in 15 years they will be welcoming diners for a unqiue and cozy Christmas dinner on the 25th. 

 

(Holiday hours may be different for each establishment. We suggest you call ahead.)

Jason Lee

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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