Where to eat in Montréal 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 14, 2022.

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

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 Montreal, 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.


Pincette Lobster Bar

94, Saint-Paul Street East | Website

Transport yourself to a lobster shack classic of Canada’s east coast… but make it chic. With lobster being the focal point of Pincette’s menu, find it incorporated into all kinds of traditional Canadian dishes. Do you like lobster Mac and cheese, lobster poutine, lobster pasta and or a simple classic lobster roll? They’ve got it!


407, McGill Street #100a | Website

Admittedly noisy, this spacious European style brasserie is famous for their classic French menu with a new world spin. Their offerings echo what you would find in a neighbourhood spot in any arrondissement in Paris but with a twist. Tempt your palate with a salmon tartare with Mujjol caviar, duck confit with white alba truffle sauce, or a simple French onion soup.

Mon Nan

43, de la Gauchetière Street | Website

Restaurant Mon Nan is popular amongst locals for their traditional Cantonese cuisine. Owned and operated by Joe Lee (second generation to own this property) he passes on his 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 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.



900, René-Lévesque Boulevard 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. A mix of French elegance with English flair, there are different experiences that will satiate all palates. Start the holiday festivities with their tea service on the 24th, Christmas morning buffet (with a visit from the big guy himself! And multi-course sit down dinner that night. New Year’s Eve party with live music and New Year’s day brunch as well.



1440, de la Montagne Street | Website

It’s not uncommon to bump into world-renown celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson manning the pass in the kitchen or schmoozing in the dining room. He’s taken the idea of a traditional brasserie into a new direction to create a one of the hottest destinations for drinks and cocktails, power lunches, or weekend brunch of indulgence. Don’t miss the seafood tower this holiday season.


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!


Time Out Market

705, Sainte-Catherine Street West | Website

One of Montréal’s premiere food halls is celebrating the season with a specialty curated menu and holiday items across their roster of restaurants. From Chanty Yen’s famous pork and shrimp dumplings, to Chef Paul Tousaint’s rum and pineapple ham, or Toqué’s lamb burger, discover an eclectic collection of festive dishes.

M Le Montréal

1, du Casino avenue Level 5 | Website

Ring in the new year with Lady Luck smiling by your side at M Le Montréal located in the Casino de Montréal. Experience Le Montréal’s market-fresh products and inspired local cuisine full of Québec discoveries. Le Montréal hosts a celebration brunch on the 24, 25 and January 1st in addition to their regular brunch service. 2022 wraps up with an event you won’t want to miss reserved for ticket holders only. Buy soon!


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.


Birra bar

7129, Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website

If you’re looking for a more low-key affair this holiday season, check out Birra bar. Steps away from the Jean Talon market in the heart of Little Italy, they specialize in microbrewery offerings all made in Quebec. Enjoy a full food menu as well as cocktails, mocktails, wine, ciders and whiskey as well. This year they’re hosting a trivia night on the 19th and the theme is Christmas music. Starts at 7:30pm!



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.



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, de Maisonneuve Boulevard West | 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.


(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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