Montreal has no shortage of amazing restaurants, from Cote-des-Neiges to the Mile End. But if you're in the downtown area, choosing gets really difficult. 

Because how do you even begin to pick one spot?! Well, that's why we're here. We've taken stock of all the restaurants downtown Montreal and compiled a list that includes classic Montreal fare (smoked meat, poutines) as well as amazing pizzerias, and even some Japanese and Thai options.

Without further ado, here are some of the very best...

Restaurants Downtown Montreal

La Belle et La Boeuf

What: An amazing selection of burgers, poutines and grilled cheese sandwiches made with quality ingredients.

Where: 1620 Sainte-Catherine St. W

Head to their webpage here.


Ferreira Café

What: Destination for fine Portuguese seafood, wines & ports in a Mediterranean-accented space.

Where: 1446 Peel St

Head to their website here.


Deville Dinerbar

What: This whimsical eatery with marble diner-style tables reimagines American classics like burgers, meatloaf and rotisserie chicken.

Where: 1425 Stanley St

Head to their website here.


Reuben's Deli & Steakhouse

What: With endless smoked meat choices around the city, make Reuben's your stop if you're in the downtown area - you won't be disappointed. Steaks and cheesecake are also fan faves.

Where: 1116 Saint-Catherine St W

Head to their website here.


Bacaro Pizzeria

What: An Italian style bar and restaurant serving some of the best pizza in the city.

Where: 1608 Saint-Catherine St W

Head to their website here.


Maison Phayathai

What: Thai eatery, known for its curries & seafood dishes, in a 2-level space with traditional decor.

Where: 1235 Guy St

Head to their Facebook page here.


Pizza Il Focolaio

What: Large menu of thin-crust, wood-fired pizzas in a warm space with a terrace facing Square Phillips.

Where: 1223 Place Phillips

Head to their website here.


Dominion Square Tavern

What: Upscale pub food & old-fashioned cocktails crafted in a refurbished 1927 tavern with a lively bar.

Where: 1243 Metcalfe St

Head to their website here.


Jatoba

What: Refined eatery serving modern, Asian-inspired fare, including seafood & dumplings, with a full bar.

Where: 1184 Place Phillips

Head to their Facebook page here.


Restaurant de l'ITHQ

What: Bright eatery on the square, staffed by hospitality students, serving Canadian fare all day.

Where: 3535 St Denis St

Head to their website here.


Da Vinci Ristorante

What: Longtime classic Italian eatery with creative presentations, an elegant ambiance & a bar/lounge.

Where: 1180 Bishop St

Head to their website here.


Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

What: A Japanese BBQ that serves fresh-quality meats and fish you can grill at your own table.

Where: 1255 Crescent St

Head to their website here.


Escondite

What: A Mexican restaurant situated in downtown Montreal, that serves Mexican goodies and house-crafted tequila cocktails

Where: 1206 Union Ave

Head to their Facebook page here.


Restaurant Bis

What: Classic Italian cuisine, with gluten-free pasta & vegetarian choices, in a homey & elegant space.

Where: 1229 Rue de la Montagne

Head to their website here.


Bar George

What: Grand, swanky, wood-clad venue serving a Scottish & British menu with cocktails in a boutique hotel.

Where: 1440 Drummond St, Le Mount Stephen Hotel

Head to their website here.


We hope these suggestions helped your decision-making process! 

Bon appetit, Montreal!

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