Let’s be honest, the dinner and a movie first date idea is tired, so why not try a fun and unique activity guaranteed to make a great first impression?
The following places are sure to prevent the dreaded first date awkward silence.
1. Morning Date At L’Avenue
Grab a coffee and wait in line for one of the best brunches you will ever have. Use the wait time to discover any deal breakers and seize the opportunity to dip out once you hear about their cat obsession.
Once inside, between the menu, the decor, and especially the washroom, you will not run out of conversation topics here.
2. “Group” Date At One Of Montreal’s Cat Café
If your date does like cats (in a completely normal way), treat them to one of the most unique dining experiences they will ever have. Home to friendly feline rescues, Montreal’s cat cafés also have excellent food, sweet treats, and coffee drinks.
Even if you don’t love cats, you are sure to get creativity points with your date and you may even leave the café with a new appreciation for them.
Disclaimer: make sure your date is not allergic to cats, nothing kills romance quicker than frequent nose-blowing.
3. Show Off Your Sommelier Skills At Le P’tit Plateau
Take advantage of saving a little money at dinner by bringing a bottle (or two - no one here is judging) to one of Montreal’s many BYOW restaurants.
While there is no shortage of choices, you can use this opportunity to share your insider Montreal knowledge by taking your date to an adorable neighborhood gem. The tiny restaurant in the Plateau is as charming as it is delicious. Bonus: there is a dep 60 meters away.
4. Share The Romance With 20,998 Others At A Habs Game
5. Bring Some Culture To A Date At St. Joseph’s Oratory
6. Enjoy A Little Bit Of Everything On The Mile End Food Tour
7. Challenge Your Date To A Smoked Meat Battle
8. Catch A Show At Place des Arts
If you like the idea of a traditional movie date because it relieves the conversation pressure, try a more exciting version. With so many options, Place des Arts is one of Montreal’s best spots for live entertainment.
You can catch a concert or a comedy show, there is something for every interest.
9. Treat Yourself (And Your Date) At Liverpool House
Named one of the world’s best restaurants by Conde Nast Traveler, Joe Beef’s more intimate sister restaurant will undoubtedly impress your date.
Leave the wine selection to the wait staff and share some gourmet dishes. If you’re lucky, they will have the lobster spaghetti that night.