Now that it seems spring has finally sprung, Montrealers can finally consider venturing out from their cozy apartments into the big wide world. As the city thaws, so do the hearts of its residents — and as flowers bloom, so does city nightlife.
To help you plan a night out on the gorgeous weekend ahead, Open Table has put together its lists "Canada's top 100 restaurants for a 'Big Night Out,'" which it defines as "the culmination of planning for a gathering of friends, often involving food and drink."
10 Montreal restaurants made the cut this time around! The restaurants are listed below in alphabetical order. All information comes directly from Open Table.
TL;DR Open Table customers ranked these 10 Montreal restaurants among the best in Canada for a night out.
One reviewer on Open Table says that "the ambience of the restaurant was upbeat and very cool. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend checking this place out."
"Une magnifique découverte culinaire!!! Une très belle ambiance, un service hors pair!"
"A magnificent culinary discovery!!! A very beautiful ambiance and outstanding service!"
"Best dinner [I've] had for a very long time. Food is great, service was impeccable, wine list and cocktails was complete and various. The decor is delightful," wrote one Open Table reviewer.
The restaurant is simply "friendly, unpretentious, and yet excellent," says one commenter.
"An exquisite experience from start to finish. Confident and unpretentious service by staff who clearly love the work. Impeccable flavors and beautiful presentation."
"The servers were really kind. The lunch combo for two was excellent. We had a lot of things for a reasonable price. The meat was so tasty and juicy. I would definitely come back!"
What more could you ask for?
"Food and service was great. We had 7 people and asked for them to choose the meal for us and it was a good selection and good portions for sharing. They even accommodated a gluten allergy very well at the last minute. I would highly recommend."
"Found this amazing restaurant in old Montreal! Interior design was absolutely stunning. Food and service was outstanding!Definitely will be coming back! Best experience!"
Customer promises to return characterize reviews of these restaurants.
To one customer, Portus was "5 star experience from the moment we arrived. The restaurant is beautiful. The service was impeccable [...] The food was well represented and full of flavour. The ambiance and the rotating experience of Montreal’s skyline was breathtaking. This place is the place to be for any occasion."
"The tasting menu was incredible and the wine pairings were outstanding. Great service, lively atmosphere."
Maybe consider these restaurants next time you and some friends are planning a night out!