18 Bucket List Montreal Restaurants Every Tourist Needs To Try
Get yourself to these spots ASAP.
TBH, Montreal is probably the best place to go if you're a food lover. Our dining scene is one of the best in the world, in my opinion, bar none.
And if you're going to be visiting the city soon, then there are some places you're going to want to check out to absolutely prove that fact. Don't even know where to begin? No worries, that's what I'm for.
One word, guys: tartare. There's a reason why Lawrence is so popular in the city; and let's just say that if you want to try some of the best tartare you've ever had, then you totally need to get yourself here. ASAP.
Opened by the same team behind Bouillon Bilk, Cadet is a little bit more casual, but with all the awesome food and tasty dishes you've become accustomed to by its sister restaurant.
Fresh and tasty food, anyone? Sumac is a Sud-Ouest restaurant focuing on the freshest and yummiest Middle-Eastern food this side of the city. Protip, try their falafels. OMG.
One of the newer additions to Montreal's food scene, Butterblume has been making some huge waves due to its adorable decor and its super delicious food. Their zucchini toast, with zucchini cream and a poached egg, is legit to die for.
5. Au Pied De Cochon
If you're in the city, you've got to try out Au Pied De Cochon. Although all of their dishes are notoriously delicious, they're most famous for their foie gras poutine, which pretty much elevates you to a whole other level of food heaven.
Bao bun lovers, rejoice. You'll find some of the tastiest, fluffiest bao buns you could ever eat at this small Plateau spot, which boasts a trendy and minimalistic ambiance to boot.
One of the hottest restaurants in the city right now, it's no wonder why the super romantic Candide has gotten so popular. While their ambiance is on point, the food here? Yeah. A whole other level of awesome.
Market fresh ingredients meets delicious Italian dishes? How can you possibly go wrong?
This classy and gorgeous Montreal Asian restaurant is an instant favourite for any and all who step foot in here. Why is that? Well, their high quality and incredibly tasty food, trendy ambiance, and gorgeous atmopshere might have a little something to do with it.
10. Le Chien Fumant
Down for some homemade charcuteries, tasty food, and a seriously trendy vibes? Then look no further than this awesome Plateau spot.
11. Decarie Hot Dog
A Montreal institution for steamies and poutines, there's absolutely no going wrong in copping a Montreal steamed hot dog (with all the fixings!) and the world's best treat (poutine, obvs) at this Ville St. Laurent landmark.
12. Smoke Meat Pete
Although this spot might be tucked away in Montreal's West Island, trust me when I say it's more than worth the trip. The smoked meat here is beyond amazing... Plus, it's the perfect excuse to explore the West.
13. La Habanera
Cuban food aficionados, La Habanera is pretty much going to be your brand new fave. Bonus points for their tasty food and unique dishes, as well as their super trendy-yet-casual vibe.
This well-known Italian food spot, located in downtown Montreal, is renowned for its glamorous and gorgeous decor, and its spectacular food. Winning on all counts? Yassss.
15. Le Serpent
A trendy and incredibly beautiful spot to nosh on your favourite dishes, Le Serpent is absolutely not to be missed on your next visit to Montreal.
16. Joe Beef
A Montreal classic, Joe Beef absolutely needs to be on your list of spots to go to - and once you're there, you totally need to try their out of this world lobster pasta.
One of the newers restaurants in Montreal, this spot boasts garden fresh food and customized menues. All the yums? You know it.
This restaurant is synonymous with "great sushi" in Montreal, and if you've ever been here, then you know exactly why. High quality ingredients come together to create dishes that are straight-up awesome, and honestly, if you're visiting the city, you need to stop by this Westmount spot.