Trying to figure out where to bring someone special on their birthday is not easy, there are A LOT of options to choose from.  Choosing where to bring your girlfriend, even harder. Especially if your budget conscious. But fear not! We are here to help make your life a little easier because that's what we do best.

Montreal has all kinds of restaurant options that are perfect for a special occasion. You don't need to limit yourself to dinner either. Get creative! Birthday, breakfast, brunch, drinks or coffee are also great options.  Because as cliche as it sounds, it's truly the thought that counts. So read on for our selection of cute restaurants to take your GF for her birthday in Montreal.


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Bar Darling

Where: 4328 Saint-Laurent // Plateau

via @jrhuerta82

via @remoteswapx

Type: Cafe/bar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This is a cafe by day and bar by night.   The decor is lush, warm and inviting. Kind of feels like your having a drink in a really swanky but retro-inspired Brooklyn apartment. Great spot for a birthday drink and small bite at a reasonable price.

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Kazu

Where: 1862 Saint Catherine West // Downtown

via @nouveaunoirboutique

via @foodsinners

Type: Japanese

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This is a great spot to have a low-key birthday for two.  The decor doesn't try hard at all because the food is really what will impress. The price is also very nice.

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Venice MTL

Where: 440 Saint Francois Xavier // Old Port

via @venicemtl

via @venicemtl

Type:  Healthy fusion

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  Just because they serve "healthy" food, doesn't mean the taste is lacking. Bringing your GF to Venice MTL is going to earn you some serious brownie points.  The food is tasty, vibrant and healthy - and of course, the atmosphere is crazy cute.

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Grumman '78

Where: 630 Rue De Courcelle / Saint Henri

via @noemiedupuy_budgestudios

via @gabgasc

Type: Tacos / Mexican

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  Grumman '78 has come on long way since their Faubourg food court days.  Now serving some elevated tacos in a beautiful and airy space in Saint Henri; this is a great spot for a cute birthday for two, or a whole crew of friends.

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Satay Brothers

Where: 3721 Notre Dame Avenue // Saint-Henri

via @cooking_sushi

via @helo_m

Type: South East Asian

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: With small tons of options of small plates of South East Asian goodness, sharing is most definitely encouraged! And the food is tasty AF. The ambiance is warm and inviting - sometimes you might have a share a table with some new people. You may just make some new friends for the night.

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Pizza Napolitana

Where: 189 Rue Dante // Little Italy

via @myriade_mile_end

via @steph262626

Type: Classic Italian Pizzeria

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This is one of Montreal's oldest pizza spots, open since 1948.  The vibe is casual and unpretentious - hasn't changed a bit over the years. A great place to bring your girlfriend for a low-key evening of amazing pizza and pasta. And it's BYOW. Enough said.

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Sumac

Where: 3618 Notre Dame Street West // Saint- Henri

via @bibouzi

via @inlovinmemoryofka

Type: Middle Eastern

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  The portions are generous and the taste is out of this world. This is the spot if your girlfriend knows how to appreciate a real falafel. The vibe is laid-back and casual but the decor is minimal but on point.

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Kem Coba

Where: 60 Avenue Fairmount West // Mile - End

via @2epeau

via @suecferg

Type: Ice Cream

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: If your GF has a summer or spring birthday, consider taking her to Kem Coba to top off the night.  Kem Coba specializes in home made ice cream and sorbets in unique flavours. Because what kind of girl doesn't like a cone of hot pink ice cream on her birthday?

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Restaurant Melisse

Where: 719 William Street // Old Port

via @montanaroa

via @aspomerleau

Type: Modern / healthy/ seasonal

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Everything about the decor and atmosphere screams feminine. It's simply beautiful.  Bring your girlfriend here for an unforgettable birthday brunch that she will truly appreciate. PS. They are also open for dinner.

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Le Qartier General

Where: 1251 Rue Gilford // Plateau East

via @a.l.e.x.r.e.e.d_m.t.l

via @feifeizzw

Type: BYOB/ Local / Bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This is a local BYOB spot that serves some hearty traditional quebec options. For the girlfriend who just loves to eat. Considering that it's BYOB you'll also save a bit on the price of alcohol. Win/win.

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Restaurant Wellingon

Where: 3639 Rue Wellington // Verdun

via @n_eig_e

via @remirichlal

Type: Locally-sourced / Bistro / BYOW

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This is a great option if you're looking to step outside the usual neighbourhood and support the gentrification of some blossoming corners of the city.  This is also a BYOB bistro-style restaurant serving classic dishes in a warm and unfussy atmosphere.

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Le Majestique

Where: 4105 Saint Laurent // Plateau

via @virginiamadsen

via @bcfruit

Type: Seafood / Bar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  Sharing a plate of oysters and sipping on some bubbly in dim candle light - the atmosphere here is pure romance. This is not only a cute but ultra romantic option to bring your girlfriend on a birthday date.

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Noren

Where: 77 Rue Rachel East // Plateau

via @restaurantnoren

via @restaurantnoren

Type: Osaka-Style Japanese

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  This cozy Plateau spot is the perfect location for a 2-person meal. A girlfriend who loves new and unique flavours and just plain simple good food will definitely appreciate a birthday trip to Noren.

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Le Butterblume

Where: 5836 Saint Laurent // Mile-End

via @lebutterblume_mtl

via @lebutterblume_mtl

Type: Local / Brunch / Modern

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  The airy, minimalist, and open space is perfect for a romantic yet unfussy birthday brunch.  The food which is prepared carefully and with hand-picked unique local ingredients is out-of-this world good. Prepare yourself for some mouth-watering flavours.

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Ludger

Where: 4001 Notre Dame West // Saint-Henri

via @randyfx

via @cmykinky

Type: Bistro / Pub / Oysters

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  This cozy and intimate Saint-Henri spot makes incredible brunch by day and killer cocktails and oyster plates by night.  So whatever your girlfriend is into, Ludger is a great option for a cute and intimate birthday dinner for two.

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Cafe Bazin

Where: 380 Victoria Avenue // Westmount

via @lachambredesignco

via @cafebazin

Type: Cafe / Bakery

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: With design to die for this new Westmount Cafe feels like your walking into someones very lavish kitchen for a cozy lunch. It's a great spot to bring your girlfriend for a birthday treat and a coffee for breakfast.

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Elda Bistro

Where: 5206 Saint Laurent // Mile-end

via @elda.bistro

via @elda.bistro

Type: Bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Relatively new to the Mile-End, Elda's Bistro opened up early in 2017. This is a must-try for modern brunch with locally sourced ingredients served in a contemporary atmosphere.  PS. They are also open for dinner, obviously.

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IMADAKE

Where: 4006 Saint Catherine Street//Downtown

via @pinggyu

via @nervyd

Type: Japanese Pub

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: IMADAKE has a special place in my heart because it was one of the first Izakaya concepts to come to Montreal, or at least the first I experience. Known for their Sake Bombs, this is a great place to bring your GF on her birthday for more party vibes.

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Porco

Where: 5674 Monkland // N.D.G

via @porcondg

via @porcondg

Type: Italian

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Casual and classic hearty Italian eats that always hits the spot. Oh, and brunch. This place started as a sandwich stand in NDG during the summer time.  A great idea for a girl who loves flavourful and hearty food right in the neighbourhood.

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Agrikol

Where: 1844 Amherst Street // Village

via @madi_cash

via @vedantanator

Type: Haitian / Caribbean

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Agrikol is bursting with atmosphere.  From the music, the lighting, the art painted directly onto the walls, - this Caribbean gem is truly unique. Making it a great option for a cute and unforgettable birthday dinner.

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Mile-Ex

Where: 6631 Jeanne-Mance // Mile-Ex

via @catmart

via @_erichu

Type: French / Local

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  A restaurant named after the neighbourhood it's located in is truly bold. This place doesn't seat that many people, making it super cozy and intimate, perfect for dinner for two. Also, the plates coming off a seasonal menu of locally sourced ingredients is perfect for sharing. Even more perfect.

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LOV

Where: 464 Mcgill Street // Downtown

via @lovrestaurant

via @lovrestaurant

Type: Modern / Vegan / Healthy

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Restaurant LOV specializes in modern vegan and vegetarian dishes served up in a contemporary and sleek atmosphere, is a great option to treat your health-conscious girlfriend to a restaurant that - let's be honest - you probably wouldn't go to unless it was a special occasion.

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Foxy

Where: 1638 Notre Dame Street West // Saint - Henri

via @bbirdco

via @niftygunz

Type: BBQ / Local

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  The dark and woody atmosphere make a perfect combo for a romantic birthday date.  Also, with an extensive wine list to choose from, it's a great place to bring a girl who loves and appreciates her wine.

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Hopkins

Where: 5626 Avenue Monkland // NDG

via @restohopkins

via @restohopkins

Type: Modern bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  Serving a seasonal menu in a laid-back but trendy atmosphere with a dash of elegance, Hopkins is just what Monkland village needed and a great option for a cute birthday dinner that you and your girlfriend will both equally enjoy.

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Bouillon Bilk

Where: 1595 Saint Laurent // Downtown

via @zeekhelmes

via @emratzke

Type: Contemporary French Bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Each plate is a little work of art. They specialize in contemporary french and eclectic cuisine, truly unique in a sea of trendy comfort food style restaurants.  A great birthday option for the girl with a taste for the finer things.

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Park

Where: 378 Victoria Ave // Westmount

via @melissarkh

via @onlybeauty.stuff

Type: Japanese Fusion

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This is the place to bring any fish or sushi-lover for their birthday. The woody and warm atmosphere makes for an intimate eating ambiance, perfect for an evening for two.

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Montreal Plaza

Where: 6230 Saint-Hubert// Petite Patrie

via @alyciiiiiia

via @oliviaquenneville

Type: Locally-Sourced / Seasonal

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  Montreal Plaza provides a truly unique dinning experience in Montreal. It's eclectic interior somehow strikes a careful balance between quirky, rustic, sophisticated and trendy - all at once.  All your senses will be pleased, making this spot a great option to wine and dine a special lady on her birthday.

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Le Filet

Where: 219 Avenue Mont-Royal // Plateau

via @restaurantlefilet

via @inir04

Type: Seafood / Contemporary

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: With a seafood-focused menu, this is the place to bring any seafood lover out there. The ambience is sleek and modern, making it a great spot to book a for a truly special night for you and your girlfriend.

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Le Chien Fumant

Where: 4710 Lanaudiere Avenue // Plateau East

via @lechienfumant

via @lechienfumant

Type: French / Bistro / Brunch

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This spot looks as beautiful as the dishes look tasty.  French-influenced modern dishes, with a Montreal twist of course. Bring your girlfriend for a birthday brunch or dinner. Both options are sure to impress.

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L'Express

Where: 3927 Saint Denis // Plateau

via @justbrom

via @elisasboy72

Type: Classic French Bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: L'Express is a true Montreal institution. If you're looking for nothing more than a real French-style steak and fries, look no further. The classic French bistro decor also feels like you took a micro-vacation to Paris for the night. Perfect date, no?

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Maison Publique

Where: 4620 Rue Marquette // Plateau East

via @thwines

via @jr_od

Type: Local / Pub / Bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Maison Publique serves up modern and elevated pub dishes in a warm and charming typical Plateau atmosphere. A great spot for birthday brunch, dinner or just drinks. All options available here.

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Tuck Shop

Where: 4662 Notre Dame Avenue // Saint-Henri

via @evanhues

via @lysalashfurs

Type: Locally-Sourced / Modern / Bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Tuck Shop was one of the first upscale spots to open on Notre-Dame West. Making them a kind of trail blazer of the resto scene in the West.  That said, this is an intimate restaurant, with only a few table, make sure to book your reservation ahead of time for an unforgettable birthday dinner.

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Manitoba

Where: 271 Rue Saint-Zotique // Mile-Ex

via @restaurantmanitoba

via @aguynamedpatrick

Type: Contemporary / New-Canadian / Locally-Sourced

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: A seasonal menu and modern interpretation of classic Canadian-sourced ingredients, of course.  This is a great spot to bring a real foodie on a unforgettable birthday dinner.

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Le Serpent

Where: 257 Prince Street // Old Port

via @pianoxll

via @doshiarisu

Type: Contemporary Italian / Bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: The airy and open industrial-chic place is designed to give an instant wow factor when walking in.  The food served in a unique and modern take on traditional bistro dishes.  A great birthday dinner option if you're looking to spoil your special someone.

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Le Vin Papillon

Where: 2519 Notre Dame Avenue West // Saint-Henri

via @pcormier

via @knymz

Type: Wine Bar / Locally-Sourced / Bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Vin Papillon has built quite a reputation for itself in the Montreal resto-scene.  It's become a staple for the real foodies of the city. It's a great option to bring a date for a very special birthday dinner, and wine of course.

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Au Pied De Cochon

Where: 536 Avenue Duluth East // Plateau

via @icecolddonut

via @edons

Type: Hearty / French / Quebecois

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:   To be totally upfront, you may not be able to move after this birthday meal. Full disclosure. But, it's definitely worth it. This Montreal staple is a must-try for anyone who enjoys a hearty traditional Quebecois meal.

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Le Blumenthal

Where: 305 Saint-Catherine West // Downtown

via @leblumenthal

via @leblumenthal

Type: Wine Bar / bistro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: In the heart of Montreal's festival neighbourhood, Le Blumenthal is designed to give that instant jaw-dropping factor. Your girlfirned will definitely be impressed buy the choice.  Seasonal specialities from the kitchen are brought to you by ex-chef from Montreal bistro staple Le Meac.

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Nora Gray

via @beaujo.nouveau

via @foodiemsp

Type: Southern Italian

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go:  This cozy and inviting restaurant serves beautiful and simple Southern Italian dishes. Truly comforting and mouth-watering recipes that don't try hard. Just good ingredients and nothing more. Perfect birthday meal for that girl who loves the simple things in life.

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Les Enfants Terribles

Where: 1 Place Ville Marie // Downtown

via @maudpoulin

via @lakiettebe

Type: Bistro / bar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: For an unforgettable birthday with a stunning view, the brand new location of Les Enfants Terribles opened in Place Ville Marie this summer.  Plan an extra-special evening for a group of friends or just a romantic evening for two. This is the spot.

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Joe Beef

Where: 2491 Notre Dame West / Little Burgundy

via @mtlmetcalfe

via @marie.yi

Type: Seafood / Steak / Gastropub

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Get your reservation in early, Joe Beef is one of the most recognized restaurants in Montreal. Even Obama paid a visit this past summer. The atmosphere is unpretentious and laid-back because it's really all about the food.  This is a great and thoughtful birthday option for a foodie and/or  meat and seafood-lover in your life.

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