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Air Canada's new restaurant ranking reads like an in-flight menu where Montreal spots have landed in first-class. After a covert food critic crisscrossed the nation, Montreal emerged as a star, with six of its freshest eateries landing in the top 30. As we eagerly await the top ten reveal this fall, Montreal's culinary prowess is clear.

Among the showstoppers is Montreal's first-ever Korean bistro-style restaurant in Saint-Henri and an industrial-chic locale in the Plateau serving eclectic dishes to only a few dozen diners a night. For those looking to dine sky-high, here are some of the best new restaurants in Montreal to touch down:

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Montreal's food scene is about to get a spicy new addition this summer with the opening of a brand-new Vietnamese restaurant. Hang, which promises haute cuisine, is taking traditional mom-and-pop Vietnamese dishes to the next level with bold flavours and daring new creations.

"Montrealers will be fittingly welcomed to come 'hang' and indulge in a culinary journey that reflects Vietnam’s rich heritage with an innovative spin on favourite dishes," the restaurant wrote in a press release shared with MTL Blog.

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Montreal's downtown scene is about to get even hotter with the arrival of a massive new terrasse inspired by the sun-kissed vibes of Southern California and a chic brasserie offering up the glamorous excess of the roaring twenties.

Honeyrose, a brand-new hotel in the heart of Montreal's downtown core (the corner of de Maisonneuve and Bleury), is slated to open this June and with it comes two brand new restaurants, Muze Lounge & Terrasse and Commodore, both of which are bound to take your summer hangouts to the next level.

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Let your palate take a plunge into a culinary adventure at Sabrosa, a newly opened restaurant in the heart of Montreal's Old Port that promises an electric menu inspired by Latin American flavours from Mexico, Peru and beyond.

Sabrosa officially opened its doors on April 20 and is the newest spot to join the vibrant selection of eateries at Place Jacques-Cartier.

Keep readingShow less Satu Lagi — a new Indonesian-Malaysian restaurant serving up loads of trendy and traditional dishes that are bound to transport your taste buds to the streets of Bali.

Located on rue Mont-Royal Est in the heart of the Plateau, Satu Lagi is a completely gluten-free restaurant offering an upscale and warm dining experience. The name, Satu Lagi translates to "one more," a common phrase many foreigners use in Bali when asking for "one more beer."

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The team behind iconic Montreal nightclubs École Privée and Coda have opened a supper club called 212 in the heart of Old Montreal boasting an "immersive dining experience." Not knowing what the heck an "immersive dining experience" entails, I went to check it out — and if you're looking for a meal with a side of flair and pizazz, this is the place to get it.

Naturally, we started with drinks. The first cocktail to catch my eye was the 212 Spicy Margarita. I figured that a drink named after the restaurant means you're in for a treat, and I'm proud to say my theory was correct.

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We all have our favourite Montreal restaurants that we go to time and time again, but it's always good to expand your horizons.

With this in mind, we put together a list of new restaurants in the city that just opened this year for you to add to your foodie bucket list.

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Any seafood or cocktail lover in Montreal is going to absolutely adore the new Restaurant Sauvage in the city.

I tried the salmon tartare as an appetizer and the grilled octopus with pesto hummus as my main dish. I am not kidding when I say both were unbelievably delicious. The different fish in both dishes were extremely fresh as if they had just been caught from the Mediterranean Sea. Basically a little culinary trip for your taste buds.

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If I could eat one food always and forever, it would be poke. It used to be sushi, but then poke got promoted to my favourite food of choice for one very clear reason: It is awesome.

What makes this dish so amazing? I'm glad you asked. Poke starts out with chunks of sashimi and rice, and then you can add in whatever you want to the mix - like mangoes, avocado, and edamame beans. The possibilities are endless, TBH.

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Guys, what's your favourite food? Is it ravioli? Is it gnocchi? Is it spaghetti? Whatever it is, it's sure to be some sort of pasta dish, right? Pasta is everyone's fave. Pasta is life.

Of course, those of you who follow me on social media know how much I adore pasta. I make it fresh at home; I've incorporated it into my diet; very soon I will turn into a plate of gnocchi and everything will be right with the world. But before that, I'm always scouting for new places to enjoy one of my most favourite dishes.

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Friends, it's time for a little nostalgia. Who here remembers those commercials for Le Piment Rouge airing when they were younger, circa the early 2000s? I do. I also remember how yummy the restaurant was, serving up delicious gourmet Chinese food in an upscale setting until its untimely closure. I was super sad when it closed; this place was literally my favourite Szechuan restaurant, and I went there super often.

So imagine how thrilled I was to learn about Piment 2 (201 Rue Saint-Jacques). I like to think of Piment 2 as the brother of Le Piment Rouge: and, on its Facebook page, the restaurant does describe itself as inheriting the "legacy of Le Piment Rouge." Which is some pretty awesome news for fans of the now defunct original restaurant (like me!), and even better news for those of us who didn't have the chance to taste the epic food that was served up at Le Piment Rouge.

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Friends, as this stage in the game, I think it's pretty safe to say that everyone loves dumplings. I mean, what's not to love? They're served up piping hot, hand made fresh, with doughy skins and delicious, flavourful fillings (any combination of pork and dill is my life, in case you were wondering). To be honest, they're probably the perfect food.

It's no secret that I'm slightly in love with these little happiness envelopes, so imagine how super thrilled I was when I learned about La Maison De Mademoiselle Dumpling.

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