True fact: Montreal's dining scene is, IMO, one of the best in the world. I just feel like we've got such a mosaic of cultures and talent and dedication in the city, and it really shines when it comes to our restaurants.
With that being said, it's true that we have tons and tons of great places to go eat at. With so much choice, it's for sure difficult to decide on a place to go eat at, which means not everyone's been to some seriously awesome spots. But no worries if you're having this issue, friends. I got you.
This Italian restaurant is kind of tucked away on Duluth; but trust, every pasta lover should absolutely get themselves there. The pasta is made fresh, the prices are incredibly reasonable, and they offer a few dishes (like their fried cheese appetizer) that you'll have a hard time finding as good anywhere else.
A newer restaurant, Cadet focuses on bringing the quality and freshness in all of their dishes. The space itself is incredibly welcoming and contemporary, making it the perfect spot for a celebration, a date, or pretty much anything.
This incredibly trendy Japanese restaurant in St. Henri will absolutely make all of your foodie dreams come true. A cozy and adorable spot, the dishes here are fresh, unique, and straight-up delicious.
A Syrian/Armenian restaurant near Montreal's Little Italy, Alep serves up tons of incredibly flavourful dishes that are spiced to absolute perfection. Protip? Get their beef tartare, and prepare to be amazed.
This Mile Ex eatery focuses on serving up pretty much any dish that's round. Although the experience itself is worth going for, their incredibly awesome dishes (like their juciy and tasty meatballs!) will absolutely hook you.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.