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23 Bucket List Restaurants Every Couple Should Go To For A "Date Night" In Montreal

Something to conquer together!

Every couple knows the struggle of finding a new "date night" restaurant, especially last minute. We all usually end up just going to the closest retaurant we can find or one we call the "go to". But, that's going to stop right here because this is the ultimate bucket list of all the restaurants couples need to try for those date nights!

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There is definently something on this list for every type of couple and for every occaison! Some are more pricey than others but I am positive that you will find the perfect one for your next date night!


1. Cross Jatoba Off Your Bucket List

Where my lunch should be served every single day 👌

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1184 Place Phillips

TYPE: Fancy and expensive, good for anniversaries

For some delicious white wine and some fabulous food as you eat under the lights, I recommend looking into Jatoba. Jatoba is a gorgeous garden terrasse where you can enjoy inspired classic Japanese and Chinese dishes made by their chef, Olivier Vigneault.

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2. Cross Marathons Off Your Bucket List

Souvlaki restaurant with the fam. (That pita was AMAZING)

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3313 Boulevard des Sources

TYPE: Casual date night before a movie at Guzzo

If you and your bae love Greek food, then you absolutely have to check out the Marathon's. They have perfect the classic Greek dishes and serve them  fresh and tasty!

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3. Cross Toyo Off Your Bucket List

2155 Rue de la Montagne

TYPE: Casual and fun, good for dates who like entertainment and socializing

For a date that involves fresh fabulous food and a show, I suggest taking her to Toyo! They specialize in Teppanyaki cuisine where they put on a show while making your food. This is a great way to laugh and remain entertained while on a date. Not only do the chefs put on a show, but the chefs are also super interactive with your table! For a full meal including absolutely everything, it only costs between 20-40$ to have dinner and show.

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4. Cross L'Gros Luxe Off Your Bucket List

Multiple locations – 100% VÉGÉ – MILE END – VIEUX-LONGUEUIL SUD-OUEST – DELUXE

TYPE: Casual and has a bar vibe, very hispter and vintage

L’Gros Luxe never disappoints! Not only can you order several dishes and expect nothing less than heaven on a plate, but you won't break the bank this Valentine's day! Their menu is fairly cheap so you can impress your date by telling her to order as many things as they like!  You can definitely expect the bill to be under $50

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5. Cross Guaca & Molé  Off Your Bucket List

Girls night done right 👅

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11598 Boulevard de Salaberry

TYPE: Casual and great for those Mexican food cravings

I strongly recommend checking out Guaca & Molé for some authentic, delicious Mexican cuisine! Their menu is super varied and filled with delicious choices, like their quesadeillas and my favorite their calamari!

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6. Cross Maiko Sushi Off Your Bucket List

🍶🍣 A rose made of Sashimi 💛 lord that was delicious 💜

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3339 des Sources Boulevard

TYPE: classic sushi with a unique flower twist perfect for a nice simple dinner

Why are they unique? Because of their amazing sashimi "flower bouquets" presentation that comes with every meal!

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7. Cross C'choColat Off Your Bucket List

@foodiemontrealaise The only drizzle I want to see on a cloudy day is a chocolate drizzle #feedyoursoull

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1255 Rue Bishop

TYPE: Causal and great for after you just went shopping all night

Ah yes, the famous chocolate bomb is 100% a desert that you and your date need to treat yourselves t! Not only is it super amazing to watch like in the video above, but it is also crazy good! This is a chocolate shop in downtown Montreal that is made for those sweet lovers who are running on a budget. I know it is not really a restaurant, but going out for dessert is just as good!

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8. Cross Qing Hua Dumpling Off Your Bucket List

1676 Avenue Lincoln

TYPE: Insanely cheap and a great place to grab lunch on the run with your date

For under $40, you and your bae can enjoy some flavorful soup dumplings that will blow your minds! Not only is it an affordable option for those who are tight on money but still want to treat the one they love, but it's CRAZY GOOD! The soup dumplings at Qing Hua is truly marvelous and your wallet will be almost as happy as your and your date will be.


9. Cross Gia Ba Off Your Bucket List

Taiwanese Seafood Rice & Softshell Crab🦀

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5766 Av de Monkland

TYPE: Casual and great if you have a big appetite

For under $50, you and your date can enjoy a truly delectable meal at Gia Ba! Not only is it very cute and casual, but it is also very cheap! You and that special someone can order multiple dishes and expect to pay under $50! For example, a main dish such as Salt & Pepper Jumbo Tiger Shrimps won't go over $18.

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10. Cross Satay Brothers Off Your Bucket List

721 Notre Dame Ouest

TYPE: Great for when you and your date are sick and want a warm meal and at a good price

Singaporean cuisine sure is incredible! Especially when it's from Satay Brothers! Their menu has a large variety of affordable delights. They are most known for the laksa soup which is priced at only $11.99. So, you and your Valentine can 100% have a great dining experience this Feburary 14th!

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11. Cross HVOR Off Your Bucket List

1414 Rue Notre Dame Ouest

TYPE: Fancy and classy with small portions for a posh birthday

HVOR is one of Montreal’s best-rated restaurants! Not only is the food amazing, but it is stunning and it is the perfect location for "the one" to enjoy some gourmet food. The ambience is very modern and classy so it’s a great location to make the final move in your relationship.

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12. Cross Maestro S.V.P. Off Your Bucket List

3615 Boul St-Laurent

TYPE: Fancy seafood perfect for an anniversary

For some delicious seafood options – such as platters, shrimp, oysters, lobsters, crabs, and scallop, I suggest checking out Maestro S.V.P. It is the perfect location where you and your special someone can dress up and enjoy some lovely seafood. It really is a great anniversary spot!

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13. Cross Macbar et Fromage Off Your Bucket List

Mac & cheese 🤤🧀 #food #foodporn #macandcheese #yummy #dinner #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instadaily

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1345 Rue Ontario E

TYPE: Casual for when you want some "homy" food

There’s truly no better way into a girls heart that through some good old Mac and Cheese! So, take her to this charming restaurant and show her a real romantic time.

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14. Cross Deville Off Your Bucket List

1425 Rue Stanley

TYPE: Fancy and great for drinks if you want to have a fun date night

If you love some awesome burgers and some even more delicious and larger than life drinks, I suggest checking out Deville! They have these amazing fish bowl drinks, doughnut balls, salads, burgers, and much more to make your mouths water!

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15. Cross Cafe Gentile Off Your Bucket List

TYPE: Another "homy" restaurant that is great for some fresh Italian dishes
This Westmount newcomer is the second location to Ahuntsic's Cafe Gentile, known for its delicious coffee and pasta.  It's so homy that my coworker Miranda said "it reminds me of my nonna's house with the plastic linen"!

16. Cross LOV Off Your Bucket List

Photographed the beautiful new @lovrestaurant in Old Montreal for @portersail.

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TYPE: Great for those vegan couples on a casual day
This organic restaurant places emphasis on locally grown, wholesome ingredients, plus delicious vegan dishes like poutine and brunch!

17. Cross Bevo Off Your Bucket List

#bevopizza #oldport #montreal #2017

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410 St Vincent St

TYPR: Fancy bar/restaurant that is great for a late night dinner date and some drinks

For pizza right out of the wooden oven that will make you feel like you are in Italy, you need to take your date out Bevo in Old Montreal. Not only is the location beautiful but the food is delicious and the melted cheese will make your girls heart melt even more!

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18. Cross Joe Beef Off Your Bucket List

2491 Notre-Dame W

TYPE: Expensive, casual but great food

Joe Beef is known to be one of Montreal’s culinary gems! This is perfect for a first date since the atmosphere is super chill while the dishes are out of this world! So, you don't have to eat fancy to dine as a king and queen! Everything is fresh and prepared by experts.

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19. Cross Kampai Off Your Bucket List

Who's excited to come have a drink with us! 🌿 🎉

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1616 Rue Sainte-Catherine O

Type: A bit on the fancy side and great for a birthday bash!

What's the wait for? Their Japanese garden beer paired with superb dishes! It's a great place for a dinner date and also or a night out with drinks since it turns into a hip bar/club after dinner service!


20. Cross Fiorellino Off Your Bucket List

Gagnant du Grands Prix du Design 🌸🏆🍾 | #fiorellinomtl #delagauchetiere #graziemille

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470 Rue de la Gauchetière O

Type: Casual and great for a night out after a long day at work with bae

A restaurant that would stand the test of time, and bring an authentic Italian experience to the city in which it resides. It has superb dishes that will make both your mouths water!

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21. Cross Grinder Off Your Bucket List

Il fait chaud au Grinder • It's feeling hot at Grinder 😉 #grindemtl #griffintown #foodie

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1708 Rue Notre-Dame O

TYPE: Classy and great expensive food for a celebration

Everyone knows Grinder is THE spot for first dates.  Grinder has got a great mood any and every night of the week. The music is just loud enough that you can hear your thoughts, but won't feel awkward in a moment of silence.

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22. Cross Venice Mtl Off Your Bucket List

en attendant les terrasses 🍴 #mtl #misession

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440 St Francois Xavier St

Type: perfect for a early summer dinner with bae!

Feel like you stepped right off the metro and into Venice beach with your date when you enter Venice MTL! Their food is fresh and delicious for a nice treat on a hot day.

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23. Cross Jukebox Off Your Bucket List

🍿comme dans les films 🍿

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11798 Boulevard de Salaberry

TYPE: For a fun and casual date night and a good price

Featuring a variety of options  there's really no way on earth you can go wrong with a meal from Jukebox. Oh, and to top it all off? They've got a wide array of delicious desserts, including parfaits, sundaes, and the awesome - and awesomely huge - "Kitchen Sink" dessert. A

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Emily Draicchio From the core of Montreal, Emily is an upcoming Art History student. She is currently studying Liberal Arts and has joined the MTL Blog team as their newest writer. Her goal is to have an active life while discovering the virtues of Montreal! Join her on her journey with visuals from her instagrams (@emdraicchio & @drakesbandp). She loves cactus plants and to talk... and talk... and talk so it's time to hear her voice.

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