11 Spots To Bring A Date For An Ultra-Romantic Meal In Montreal
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There are a ton of restaurants that make great date spots in Montreal, however choosing the right place ultimately depends what type of experience you're looking for.
If you're specifically looking for an extra-romantic and "special occasion" date spot - I'm talking soft lighting, smooth music, and amazing food - there are a few quintessential restaurants in Montreal that will serve up a memorable experience for you and your date.
Here's the list of the spots you need to go if you're looking to take someone special out for a romantic meal in Montreal.
1. Check out Restaurant Ile Flottante for a special occasion date
Where: 176 St-Viateur West // Mile-End
Why you should go: This Mile-End restaurant - formerly known as Les Deux Singes - opened just this past Fall 2017. A highly anticipated opening in Montreal and only positive reviews so far. The delicate and contemporary bistro food is perfect for a date you are truly looking to impress and share a memorable meal with.
2. Visit Bouillon Bilk for a modern and truly memorable meal
Where: 1595 St-Laurent // Downtown
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 date spot for a couple that can truly appreciate a high-end culinary experience.
3. Check out Tuck Shop for a laid-back high-end meal
Where: 4662 Notre Dame West // St-Henri
Why you should go: Tuck Shop is an essential Montreal restaurant for those looking for an elevated dining experience without all the fuss. The atmosphere is rustic, warm and inviting - and the space super intimate. Get your reso early - this intimate spot is very popular and often fully booked for weeks at a time.
4. Visit Le Bremner with your seafood-lover
Where: 361 St-Paul East // Old Port
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. This restaurant is also tucked away in a grotto-like space in the Old Port, making the vibe extra romantic and intimate.
5. Check out Restaurant Manitoba with someone who appreciates unique ingredients
Where: 271 St-Zotique West // Mile-Ex
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 date experience with someone special.
6. Check out Dominion Square Tavern for a casual meal and drinks
Where: 1243 Metcalfe // Downtown
Why you should go: Dominion Square Tavern is perfect for a laid-back 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.
7. Visit Amelia's Pizza for a reasonably priced romantic meal
Where: 201 Rue Milton // Downtown
Why you should go: For a casual and guaranteed comforting dining experience 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.
8. Check out Restaurant Hopkins for a swanky yet laid-back date in the West
Where: 5626 Monkland // NDG
Why you should go: A new gem of NDG and Monkland Village, Hopkins is sure to provide you with a memorable date and experience. Call for your reso now, it's sure to get booked fast.
9. Check out Restaurant Maison Publique for chill but intimate date spot
Where: 4720 Rue Marquette // Plateau
Why you should go: Maison Publique serves drinks, brunch, lunch and dinner, so no matter what your idea of a "perfect" date - this spot can do a lot more than just dinner. The atmosphere is laid-back and trendy but never pretentious.
10. Visit BOHO MTL for a tropical date experience
Where: 436 St-Francois Xavier // Old Port
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 bread and Poke bowls. The music is perfect, too - making it a great spot for a casual date. The prices are very reasonable as well.
11. Visit the very romantic Restaurant Nora Grey for a special occasion date
Where: 1391 St-Jacques // Giffintown
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 in Montreal.