Are you finding it hard to keep up with restaurant openings in Montréal? We have a handy list of the last months’ openings for you to check off here below. Bon appétit!
The Center: Downtown, Old Montréal & Mile End
Lattuca Barbecue (open since September) – 15 de la Commune Street West
An authentic southern style barbecue joint, Lattuca Barbecue is helmed by pitmaster John Lattuca and serves up all your favourites from smoked chicken to what has been dubbed as the best brisket in town.
Chez Jerry (open since October) – 1083 Beaver Hall hill
Chez Jerry is a “casse-croûte du terroir” by Jérôme Ferrer, one of the most celebrated chefs in Montréal. It serves well made, traditional Québécois comfort food such as burgers, poutine, fish & chips, chicken nuggets and lobster rolls.
Jellyfish crudo + charbon (open since November) – 626 Marguerite d’Youville Street
The duality between raw and charred dishes reigns supreme at this new Old Montréal restaurant. The immense windows, high ceilings, beautiful shimmering chandeliers and central bar create a stunning décor and set the stage for the creative menu.
Bar Henrietta (open since December) – 115 Laurier Avenue West
The owners of Balsam Inn, Whisky Café and Dominion Square Tavern have opened up Henrietta, a Portuguese-inspired tavern located in the old Bar Baldwin space on Laurier Street West. Inspired cocktails, a great private-import wine list and upscale bar food is what awaits you at Henrietta.
M.Mme (open since January) – 240 Laurier Avenue West
Chef Stelio Perombelon is back at the helm of an impressive new wine bar on Laurier Street West. M.Mme’s cellar takes up the length of the restaurant and contains over 700 bottles! You can grab a glass of wine or a full meal
Fiorellino (open since January) – 470 de la Gauchetière Street West
A new Neapolitan pizza spot has opened downtown Montréal. This hidden gem stands in the shadow of Saint-Patrick church and serves great thin crust pizza straight from the wood-burning oven as well as an array of Italian specialties.
Petite Maison (open since January) – 5589 Park Avenue
Celebrity chef and TV star Danny St-Pierre’s restaurant is now open in the basement of a triplex on Parc Avenue. It’s now serving set lunch and brunch menus and will open for dinner once it receives its alcohol permit. Must-tries include the chef’s now famous signature dish, the “poutine inversée”, as well as the black pudding. I also really enjoyed the carbonara served with a big chunk of house braised ham and the homemade corn bread baked fresh every 30 minutes.
ê.a.t. (être avec toi) (open since December) – 901 Square Victoria
This new restaurant located inside the W Hotel in Old Montréal combines food and art in a seamless continuity between the street-art inspired paintings on the walls and creative dishes on the menu. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch and dinner.
Larry’s (open since February) – 9 Fairmount Street East
Larry is the latest incarnation from the team that brought us Lawrence and its boucherie. It’s a coffee shop, lunch spot and wine bar all in one and has taken residence in the old café Sardine spot on Fairmount. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Luciano Trattoria (open since November) – 1212 Saint-Zotique Street East
Simple trattoria food made from the freshest ingredients is what chef Luciano D’Orazio promises at his eponymous restaurants where the homemade pasta have already been dubbed some of the best in Montréal.
Chez Tousignant (open since December) – 6956 Drolet Street
“Fast food made to order” by the team behind Little Italy’s Impasto and Gema. Everything at Chez Tousignant is homemade, including the burger buns, hot dogs and pies and served in an atmosphere reminiscent of a vintage diner.
The West: Saint-Henri, Little Burgundy & Westmount
Adamo (open since September) – 4629 Notre-Dame Street West
Campanelli in Saint-Henri is famous for its coffee and sandwiches. Last September, owner Tony Campanelli opened Adamo, a new pizzeria serving New York-style pizza by the slice and for take-out.
Foxy (open since November) – 1638 Notre-Dame Street West
20 years after opening Olive + Gourmando in Old Montréal, Dyan Solomon and Eric Girard are at it again with the instantly successful Foxy. Other than salads, everything at Foxy, from flatbreads to meat and fish, is cooked in a wood-burning oven.
Candide (open since November) – 551 Saint-Martin Street
Chef John Winter Russell serves up his very unique take on seasonal, regional and vegetable centric cuisine at his new restaurant Candide located inside the presbytery of St-Joseph church in Little Burgundy.
Le Mousso (open since September) – 1023 Ontario Street East
Chef Antonin Mousseau-Rivard hails from a family of singers, actors and painters and is no less of an artist himself, choosing cooking as his outlet. His plates are stunning and reminiscent of contemporary art pieces in their minimalism and sophistication.
Hoogan & Beaufort (open since December) – 4095 Molson Street
After a two-year hiatus, Chef Marc-André Jetté is back and better than ever. His new restaurant Hoogan et Beaufort is located in a luminous space and serves an elegant, refined yet unpretentious cuisine.
Chambre à part (open since December) – 3619 Saint-Denis Street
Chambre à part is restaurant La Fabrique’s newly opened baby sister. It has a more feminine and elegant approach to décor and food, complete with floral patterns adorning the walls and plates. The menu is French-inspired and the cuisine is elegant and well executed.