38 Romantic Montreal Restaurants To Bring Your Valentine's Day Date

The day of love is coming soon! Whether you're a lover or hater of Valentines day, one thing we can all agree on is that Valentines day is perfect occasion for trying a new restaurant. You don't even need to be seeing someone special. Take out your mom, grandmother, or the who family - anyone you love, really.

One thing remains, though. Valentine's day wouldn't be complete without a trip to a cozy and intimate - preferably candle lit - restaurant. Good thing we have many to choose from across Montreal - no matter what your budget, too.

Over the next few pages, we will look at some of the best spots for quintessential Valentines day dinner across the city. From casual laid-back oysters and drinks to white table cloth experience and service, there'sย something for everyone and everything in between in Montreal.


Restaurant Ile Flottante

Where: 176 St-Viateur West // Mile-End

Type: Contemporary bistro

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Why you should go: This Mile-End restaurant - formerly known as Les Deux Singes - opened just this past Fall. A highly anticipated opening in Montreal and only positive reviews so far. The delicate and contemporary bistro food is perfect for a Valentines date that you are truly looking to impress and share a memorable meal with.

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Restaurant Le Filet

Where: 219 Mont Royal West // Plateau

Type: Seafood bistro

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Why you should go: Le Filet is for all the seafood lovers out there. But this is a whole other level of sea food: delicate, refined and always elevated. This is a great Valentines day choice if you want to impress.

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Restaurant Les 400 Coups

Where: 400 Notre-Dame East // St-Henri

Type: Contemporary bistro

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Why you should go: This bistro is all about locally-sourced ingredients and inspiration. A unique and eclectic dining experience that will definitely be a memorable valentines day date for you and someone special.

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Restaurant Le Pegase

Type: Classic bistro

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Why you should go: Le Pegase serves classic french bistro dishes in a casual yet low-ket and intimate environment. It's also BYOW, a huge plus is you're looking to be economic on V-day.

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Bouillon Bilk

Where: 1595 St-Laurent // Downtown

Type: contemporary bistro

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Why you should go: Bouillon Bilk serves beautifully plated contemporary bistro dishes in a clean and unfussy atmosphere. It's all about the food here. This is the perfect V-day spot for a couple that can truly appreciate a high-end culinary experience.

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Tuck Shop

Where: 4662 Notre Dame West // St-Henri

Type: Contemporary bistro

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Why you should go: Tuck Shop is an essential Montreal restaurant for those looking for an elevated dinning experience. The atmosphere is rustic, warm and inviting - and the space super intimate. Get your reso early - this spot is popular for valentines day.

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Restaurant La Chronique

Where: 104 Laurier East // Mile-End

Type: Contemporary French bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: White table cloths, dim lighting and soft music - all these things you will find at Restaurant La Chronique. Making it a great option for a romantic date for two.

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Majestique

Type: Comfort food

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Why you should go: Majestique is all about Tartar, oysters, fries and other classic bistro dishes that are always fun the share. The atmosphere is especially inviting with warm lighting and good beats playing - this is a perfect spot for a more laid-back and casual V-day meal or drinks.

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Montreal Plaza

Where: 6230 St-Hubert // Rosemont

Type: Market

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Why you should go: Montreal Plaza always bring a unique dining experience. Not only are the dishes inventive and exceptional the atmosphere characterized by eclectic decor and early 2000s hip hop playing from the speakers makes for quite the experience.

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Le Bremner

Where: 361 St-Paul East // Old Port

Type: Seafood

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Four words: decadent seafood inspired dishes. That is what you can expect when visiting celebrity chef Chuck Hughes Le Bremner in the Old Port.

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Restaurant Manitoba

Type: Contemporary Market

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Why you should go: Manitoba is all about creating elevated dishes with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. A visit to this mile-ex spot will definitely provide a memorable v-day dining experience with someone special.

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Restaurant Mile-Ex

Where: 6631 Janne Meance // Mile-Ex

Type: Contemporary

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Why you should go: Mile-Ex is an intimate gem of the Mile-Ex, a truly unexpected experience. The food is decadent, fresh and made with creativity and love. A definite Valentine's day option for an intimate dinner for two.

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Restaurant LOV

Where: 464 Rue Mcgill // Downtown

Type: Vegan

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Why you should go: Inspirational Vegan dishes served in an airy and modern space - serious boyfriend points are earned with a valentines day reso at this contemporary vegan gem. Or - perfect date for two for those vegan couples out there.

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Big In Japan - BAR

Where: 4175 St-Laurent // Plateau

Type: Cocktail bar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Although this is not really a restaurant - not to be confused with Big In Japan Restaurant - I'm including it in this list because it's quite possibly one of the most romantic bars in town. And they do serve small plates of finger food to accompany the delicious cocktails.

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Buvette Chez Simone

Where: 4869 Parc Av // Plateau

Type: Wine bar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: If your idea of a perfect Valentines day date means sharing a big charcuterie and cheese plate over a bottle of wine - then Buvette is your spot. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the perfect amount of lively at the same time.

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Dominion Square Tavern

Where: 1243 Metcalfe // Downtown

Type: Bistro

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Why you should go: Dominion Square Tavern is perfect for a laid-back Valentines day date. The food is simple and tasty and the drinks are always on point. And the atmosphere kind of makes you feel like you're in a historical building in New York City, too.

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Amelia's Pizza

Where: 201 Rue Milton // Downtown

Type: Classic Italian

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: For a casual and guaranteed comforting dining experience on Valentines day, take your date to Amelia's Pizza in the McGill Ghetto. This spot doesn't take reservations and usually has a line up, but that's for a good reason. Bring your own wine and expect to leave full.

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Restaurant La Prunelle

Where: 327 Duluth East // Plateau

Type: Contemporary bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: La Prunelle is a great option for a special and intimate Valentines day date. This BYO contemporary bistro serves eclectic and delicate dishes that are sure to please any food-lovers tastebuds.

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Dur A Cuire

Where: 219 Rue St-Jean // Longueuil

Type: Contemporary bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This Longueuil gem serves up inventive french-bistro inspired dishes in a warm and unpretentious environment. For all those in the south end who are looking for a Valentine's day spot - this is it.

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Restaurant Wellington

Where: 3629 Rue Wellington // Verdun

Type: Contemporary bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This BYOW spot of Verdun is perfect for a east Valentines day date. Serving bistro-inspired dishes, a meal here will always be comforting and hit the spot.

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Les Hรฉritiers

Where: 1915 Av Mont-Royal East // Plateau

Type: Contemporary bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Les Hรฉrities serves beautifully plated contemporary bistro food in an casual and unpretentious environment. Perfect for that couple that wants beautiful food, but in a laid-back environment.

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Prince

Where: 771 Rue Rachel // Plateau

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Type: Contemporary bistro

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Why you should go: This is a modern contemporary bistro that is also BYO. It provides the white table clothe service and everything that comes along with it at a nice price.

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Le Blossom

Where: 1101 Maissoneuve West // Downtown

Type: Sake Bar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Serving delicate Japanese dishes like carefully made handrolls - this newly opened downtown gem is perfect for a laid-back Valentines day date. Perfect for that new couple that's looking for something fun and casual.

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Restaurant Hopkins

Where: 5626 Monkland // NDG

Type: Contemporary bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: A new gem of NDG and Monkland Village, Hopkins is sure to provide you with a memorable Valentines day meal and experience. Call for your reso now, it's sure to get booked fast.

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Les Enfants Terribles

Where: 1257 Bernard West // Outremont

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Type: Bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Les Enfants terrible - now with three locations across the city - is always a great no-fail option for a special occasion dinner. The atmosphere is always on point and the food tasty. If you're feeling extra-special you can book a table at their new location at the very top of Place Ville Marie for dinner with a spectacular view.

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Restaurant Ludger

Where: 4001 Notre Dame West // Saint-Henri

Type: Bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Intimate and cozy bistro that is literally made for occasions like Valentines day dates. Whether you just want a couple oysters and drinks, full-blown dinner, or brunch - all options are available at Ludger.

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Nini Meatballs house

Where: 1752 Notre Dame West // Griffintown

Type: Meatballs

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: It's all about mixing and matching at Nini Meatball House, making it a great date spot for two and Valentine days date spot, too. The atmosphere is sleek but casual, perfect for a laid-back evening to enjoy some really damn good and fresh food.

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JATOBA

Where: 1184 Place Phillips // Downtown

Type: Contemporary Asian-style bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: In the heart of the business district you can find a big, lush and airy restaurant - Jatoba. Serving Asian-inspired dishes, this spot is perfect if you're looking for something unique and special to impress your Valentines day date.

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Sparrow

Where: 5322 St-Laurent // Mile-End

Type: Comfort food

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Sparrow is such a versatile restaurant. It's perfect for drinks, brunch and dinner - even lunch. The atmosphere and crowd bring an lively energy to this Mile-End spot no matter what time of day. Perfect for a casual Valentine day date.

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Restaurant L'Express

Where: 3927 St-Denis // Plateau

Type: Classic French bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: If you're looking for a classic steak dinner for Valentine's day, look no further. Restaurant L'Express, a Plateau landmark, serves some of the best tasting steak in the city.

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Restaurant Maison Publique

Where: 4720 Rue Marquette // Plateau

Type: Comfort food

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Maison Publique serves drinks, brunch, lunch and dinner, so no matter what your idea of a "perfect" Valentines day date - this spot can do a lot more than just dinner. The atmosphere is laid-back and trendy but never pretentious.

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Perles et Paddoc

Where: 403 Rue De Seigneurs // Old Port

Type: Contemporary brunch

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This Old Port gem just opened recently and is the perfect spot for a unique Valentines day brunch. The space is constructed in a renovated garage in the Old Port, creating a unique dinning experience.

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Au Pied De Cochon

Where: 536 Duluth East // Plateau

Type: Local gastronomy

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This is a great Valentines day spot if you're looking for a unforgettable dining experience. Au Pied Cochon is known for serving up some of the most decadent and hearty dishes in the city.

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Restaurant CAFEDEN

Where: 6576 St-Laurent // Little Italy

Type: Vietnamese

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Cafeden serves beautiful and delicate Vietnamese dishes in a sleek, modern, yet warm atmosphere. The price is very reasonable considering the quality of the food and serving. Perfect spot for an easy Valentines day date.

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Restaurant Agrikol

Where: 1844 Rue Amherst // Village

Type: Haitian/Caribbean

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Rum-lovers unite. This cozy and fun spot is perfect for a drink or a full and satisfying meal of Caribbean specialities.

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Otto Yakitori Izakaya

Where: 1441 Rue St-Mathieu // Downtown

Type: Japanese Izakaya

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Who doesn't love some meat on sticks and a couple drinks? For a casual and fun Valentines date idea, hit up Otto Yakitori in Downtown Montreal.

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Foxy

Where: 1638 Notre Dame West // Griffintown

Type: BBQ

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Dark and cozy atmosphere, this spot serves up some ultra-comforting food, and is perfect for a romantic date for two lovers on Valentines day.

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BOHO MTL

Type: Cocktail bar and more

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This old port gem serves mega yummy and fruity cocktails that make you feel like you took a micro tropical vacation. But, they also serve up some light food options like tacos, flat breads and Poke bowls. The music is perfect, too - making it a great spot for a casual Valentines day date.

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Restaurant Nora Grey

Where: 1391 St-Jacques // Giffintown

Type: Rustic Italian

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Warm, cozy, and intimate - just a few words to describe this little gem of a restaurant, serving perfect rustic Italian dishes. This spot is a quintessential romantic restaurant.

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Le Vin Papillon

Where: 2519 Notre Dame West // Griffintown

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Type: Wine Bar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Montreal-famous rustic-chic wine bar in the heart of Griffin town. This place is a quintessential date spot for two.

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