You've got your outfit ready, your hair is gorgeous, and you just sent a perfectly clever and flirty text. You know what time it is...first date time and you can't wait to show off your best self! But wait a minute, you forgot the most important thing! Where will you go?!\nDespite having more restaurants than we do people it's notoriously difficult to find a perfect place for a first date in Montreal. How will you strike the perfect balance between trying to be low-key casual and serious? Will your date enjoy beer and burgers or fine wine and French cuisine? So many questions!\nLuckily for you, we've found 23 perfectly cute restaurants (and bars) in Montreal to bring a first date! We believe these restaurants are the best in terms of quality, ambiance, and affordability. First dates are nerve-wracking enough, picking a restaurant doesn't have to be!\nWithout further ado, here are 23 cute restaurants in Montreal for a perfect first date!\nRestaurant Épik\nView this post on Instagram Étiez-vous des nôtres hier soir à la Gare Dalhousie pour la soirée #districtparty ? Quel plaisir nous avons eu! #vieuxmontreal #gensduvieux #barman @justindellicolli #cocktails #canapes #summerkickoff #freshness #signaturecocktails #oldportmtl #picofthenight #aboutlastnight #epiktime #epik #festive #célébration A post shared by Restaurant Épik (@restaurantepik) on May 16, 2019 at 8:56am PDT\nWhat: Boasting awesome cocktails and a beautiful terrasse, this lovely Italian eatery is one of the finest in the Old Port.\nWhere: 171 rue St-Paul O.\nCheck them out here!\nIchigo Ichie\nView this post on Instagram Want your own private booth? Call us! (514) 282-0009 #ichigoichieizakaya A post shared by Ichigo Ichie Izakaya (@ichigoichieizakaya) on Nov 26, 2016 at 8:47am PST\nWhat: Incredible ambiance and even better ramen at this tucked away Plateau gem.\nWhere: 360 rue Rachel E.\nCheck them out here!\nCinema Moderne\nView this post on Instagram Pas encore expérimenté le visionnement d’un film ici mais sachez que le café resto (avec wifi) est 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 #Mtl #mtlcoffeecrawl #mileend #montreal #coffeelove A post shared by Ranya Nasri (@ranyanasri) on May 9, 2019 at 11:32am PDT\nWhat: Though not technically a restaurant, Cinema Moderne is a special cafe/bar/cinema trifecta that makes for an unforgettable first date.\nWhere: 5150 boulevard St-Laurent\nCheck them out here!\nMonopole Cafe & Buvette\nView this post on Instagram Au lunch cette semaine: Poulet, chou-fleur rôti, muhammara. 🍗 A post shared by Monopole (@monopole.cafe) on May 22, 2019 at 6:49pm PDT\nWhat: During the day, a quaint cafe that serves up fantastic espresso. By night, a cozy spot to get some wine and delicious tapas.\nWhere: 782 rue Wellington\nCheck them out here!\nVenice\nView this post on Instagram Sunny paradise ☀️🏖 @venicemtl #venicemtl #venice #venicebeach #restaurant #healthy #healthyfood #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #colourful #mtl #mtlfood #foodie #instagood #montreal #vieuxmontreal #oldmontreal #mtlblog #mtlblogger #blogger #bloggerstyle #bloggerlife #foodblogger #foodporn #instafood #love #❤️ A post shared by ⛱🌺😎ᵛᴱᴺᴵᶜᴱ 🌴🌊☀️ (@venicemtl) on Mar 5, 2019 at 4:01am PST\nWhat: One of the best poke bowls in Montreal in a cute, casual, and hip setting.\nWhere: 440 Saint Francois-Xavier || 1045 Beaver Hall || 4001 rue Notre-Dame O.\nCheck them out here!\nChez Bouffe\nView this post on Instagram Venez découvrir nos cocktails à 11$, à la bonne franquette, au sein de notre salon chaleureux. #chezbouffe A post shared by Chez Bouffe Café Bistro (@chezbouffe) on Aug 16, 2018 at 2:49pm PDT\nWhat: Expertly sourced local food in a super chic yet low-key location.\nWhere: 4316 rue St. Catherine E.\nCheck them out here!\nNorth Star Machines À Piastres\nView this post on Instagram Today and every Sunday: $5 unlimited pinball. Open 5pm until midnight. Dimanche à North Star: pinball illimités pour 5$. 17h00-0h00 . . #skillshot #sundayfunday #freeplay #jeuxillimités #playpinball #northstarpinball #1infun #pinball #pinballbar #montreal #montrealbar #plateaumontroyal #retrogame #dirtyharry #ironmaiden #dialedin #themunsters #sternpinball #dollyparton #rollergames #jacksopen #capersville #sharethegames A post shared by North Star Machines à Piastres (@northstarpinball) on Apr 28, 2019 at 9:18am PDT\nWhat: Maybe save it for after dinner, but this bar is a must-go if you want to have a quirky and memorable first date.\nWhere: 3908 boulevard St. Laurent\nCheck them out here!\nBuvette Chez Simone\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Buvette chez Simone (@buvettechezsimone) on Nov 8, 2017 at 10:04am PST\nWhat: A moody yet cozy wine and tapas restaurant in the heart of Mile-End.\nWhere: 4869 Avenue du Parc\nCheck them out here!\nRestaurant Greenspot\nView this post on Instagram #photographie #photographer #photography #photo #photoderue #streetphoto #streetphotography #mtl #mtlshot #mtlblog #mtlmoments #mtlphoto #mtllove #mtlmoment #montréal #montrealpics #montrealphoto #montrealcity #montreal_gallery #montrealmoments #montrealphoto #picture #so_montreal #montreallive #dailyhivemtl #mtl_focal #restaurantgreenspot #cassecroute #vieuxcassecroute A post shared by Dominic Guy (@eldiablophoto) on Aug 14, 2017 at 12:32pm PDT\nWhat: A diner for a first date, you say? Why not! Greenspot is a classic Montreal diner that has one of the best ambiances in town.\nWhere: 3041 rue Notre-Dame O.\nCheck them out here!\nBulma Bar\nView this post on Instagram 5 à 7 chez Bulma: Assiette crudo offert par cocktail commandé! -- Free crudo per cocktail order! 🍸=🥟🥢 A post shared by BULMA BAR (@bulmabar) on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:37am PST\nWhat: Signature cocktails and tasty tapas that are sure to score you a second date!\nWhere: 686 rue Notre-Dame O.\nCheck them out here!\nUn Po' Di Piu\nView this post on Instagram On engage en service! Serveuses/serveurs d’expérience recherchés🔭👀 Doivent avoir de très bonnes connaissances en vin 🍷, avoir de l’entregent, être dynamiques et ponctuels. Des postes à temps plein de jour et de soirs sont disponibles. Envoyez votre CV à firstname.lastname@example.org⠀ #onengage #caffe #aperitivo #aperitiviomtl #italiantradition #dolcevita #redecouvrirlevieuxportmtl #itsfiveoclocksomewhere A post shared by @caffeunpodipiu (@caffeunpodipiu) on May 15, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT\nWhat: A taste of the best Italy has to offer in a gorgeous Old Port location.\nWhere: 3 rue de la Commune E.\nCheck them out here!\nBar Pamplemousse\nView this post on Instagram Corner view for two A post shared by Pamplemousse (@barpamplemousse) on Sep 9, 2018 at 5:10pm PDT\nWhat: Bar Pamplemousse is the latest addition in Montreal's incredible craft beer and locally sourced eats scene.\nWhere: 1579 boulevard St-Laurent\nCheck them out here!\nAtelier & Saveurs\nView this post on Instagram Apparently I’m a #handtalker Incredible night in #Montreal @ateliersetsaveurs chatting all things #whiskey and @woodfordreserve with a phenomenal group of new friends! #kentucky #bourbon #rye #mtl #canada #classof2018 A post shared by Taylor Corrigan (@tjdcorrigan) on May 18, 2018 at 4:53pm PDT\nWhat: Though not technically a restaurant, this local cooking class is a great way to spend the first date!\nWhere: 444 Saint Francois-Xavier\nCheck them out here!\nElse's\nView this post on Instagram Fridays. The time is now ☀️ 🍃 😎 . . . . #mtl #montreal #elses #spring #contrast #barfly #mtlmoments #street A post shared by Adam Michiels (@adammichiels) on Apr 12, 2019 at 5:56pm PDT\nWhat: An unpretentious Plateau classic with an awesome ambiance and even better food.\nWhere: 156 rue Roy E.\nCheck them out here!\nCardinal Tea Room\nView this post on Instagram Un petit thé pour deux en après-midi ? 😍 A post shared by Cardinal Tea Room (@cardinaltearoom) on Feb 28, 2019 at 1:22pm PST\nWhat: Be transported to a bygone era at this delightful Plateau tea house that serves up simple sandwiches and treats with, of course, tea.\nWhere: 5326 boulevard St. Laurent\nCheck them out here!\nLa Habanera\nView this post on Instagram We're almost full tonight ! 🙌 Reservations recommended (514) 375-5355 A post shared by La Habanera (@lahabanera_mtl) on May 9, 2018 at 8:40am PDT\nWhat: A casual spot that'll transport you to Havana with its sunny decor and incredible Cuban food.\nWhere: 1216 Avenue Union\nCheck them out here!\nAgrikol\nView this post on Instagram Fav patio in Montréal! #haiti #terrasse A post shared by Agrikol 1844 Rue Amherst MTL (@agrikol_mtl) on Jul 31, 2018 at 3:39pm PDT\nWhat: Known for its awesome rum cocktails, Agrikol also boasts delicious Haitian food and a tropical vibe that's sure to impress.\nWhere: 1844 rue Amherst\nCheck them out here!\nDinette Triple Crown\nView this post on Instagram Last Sunday we bundled up the kids in their snowsuits and ventured out into in the cold to try #dinettetriplecrown new brunch. There we met my sister. As two Mexicans we were a bit hesitant to try the chilaquiles, but they were outstanding! The caldo de frijol at the base was perfectly executed and a nice (original) touch. Salma slurped every bit of it! A post shared by Nadia dlvm (@nadiadlvm) on Feb 2, 2019 at 1:48pm PST\nWhat: A spot to get some of the best comfort food in Montreal, Dinette Triple Crown is sure to be an awesome first date.\nWhere: 6704 rue Clark\nCheck them out here!\nKinka Izakaya\nView this post on Instagram It’s easy to lose yourself if you stare too long 😍 . . . #kinkaizakaya #kinkaizakayamtl #montrealfood #mtlfoodie #montrealfoodie #tastemontreal #514eats #restomtl #foodiemtl #yelpmontreal #居酒屋 A post shared by KINKA IZAKAYA MTL (@kinkaizakayamtl) on Feb 13, 2019 at 9:01am PST\nWhat: A bustling Montreal izakaya with incredible food. Dare your date to do a sake bomb with you!\nWhere: 1624 rue St. Catherine O.\nCheck them out here!\nLe Majestique\nView this post on Instagram #babyjesus A post shared by Resto Bar Le Majestique (@lemajestique) on Feb 4, 2017 at 1:22pm PST\nWhat: Anyone who's been here will tell you that it has one of the best vibes in the city. Super affordable oysters aren't a bad deal either.\nWhere: 4105 boulevard St. Laurent\nCheck them out here!\nLOV\nView this post on Instagram We are thrilled to be nominated! Vote Now For Montreal’s Most Gorgeous Restaurant of the Year (link on our #Facebook page) — Nous sommes en nomination pour le plus beau restaurant de l'année! Votez sur notre page Facebook 🙌🏼 A post shared by LOV Restaurant (@lovrestaurant) on Nov 29, 2017 at 2:45pm PST\nWhat: If you or your date is vegan or vegetarian, LOV is an excellent choice for a classy but casual date (even if you aren't plant-based!)\nWhere: 1232 rue de la Montagne || 464 rue McGill || 140 Promenade Centropolis\nCheck them out here!\nToyo\nView this post on Instagram Kampaiii!! This chef is a maniac ! 😂🔥 @frankapril @alexandrews #empirecitytroopers A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Zach Aller (@zach_aller) on Dec 4, 2015 at 7:18pm PST\nWhat: A Japanese teppanyaki restaurant that's sure to be as delicious as it is entertaining!\nWhere: 2155 rue de la Montagne\nCheck them out here!\nFoiegwa\nView this post on Instagram #easylikesundaymorning 🌝 #foiegwa A post shared by Foiegwa French Diner (@foiegwa) on Dec 2, 2018 at 7:48am PST\nWhat: A hip setting and delicious food make Foiegwa an awesome and casual spot for the first date.\nWhere: 3001 rue Notre-Dame O.\nCheck them out here!\nGood luck on those first dates, Montreal!