A culinary tour of downtown Montréal - Tourisme Montréal Blog


A culinary tour of downtown Montréal

The downtown area of Montréal is home to more than just skyscrapers and fast-paced office workers – there’s a plethora of delicious eateries with an impressive culinary diversity waiting to be discovered. Imagine inventive chocolates and creative tapas just a few minutes away from the city’s main attractions. Sounds scumptious? That’s exactly what downtown Montréal is.



Mâche Restaurant

This eatery specializes in typical Québécois comfort food and more. That means traditional dishes the old-fashioned way, and creative spinoffs of each one. Choose from one of the six different versions of their shepherd’s pie, including a veggie option. Or don your extra-stretchy foodie pants to try one of the five types of poutine on the Mâche menu: from classic to massive.

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Foodlab at the SAT

Enjoy and share a unique Montréal moment at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) and an ever-changing and always-creative menu.

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Brasserie T!

Sitting right in the midst of the Place des Festivals, this affordable offshoot of Toqué! has a menu that overflows with tempting little offerings such as tartares, sandwiches, soups, fresh oysters and devilled eggs. The restaurant’s narrow, all-glass design will make you feel like you’re sitting in an aquarium, or like you’re watching a show behind the glass – a people-watching show. (Reality TV at its best!)

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Birks Café by Europea

Europea is one of the most successful café chains in the city, and this location in the midst of the beautifully luxurious Birks jewellery store has its own unbeatable atmosphere. Enjoy brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks (try the macarons), and even a glass of wine in an elegant setting. The Café also offers a fine selection of pastries and sweets available to take home.

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Experience two different types of cuisines and ambiances: First, the restaurant’s fine cuisine menu, offering contemporary French gastronomy created with fresh local and seasonal products; second, the venue’s brasserie menu, full of fun fare at affordable prices. The award winning wine list and a wide array of imported and specialty beers complete the dining experience.

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Ferreira Café

A favourite lunch-meeting spot for the downtown business crowd, Ferreira Café prepares sophisticated Portuguese cuisine for a cast set of regular diner diners as well. Warm and refined, the cozy spot is ideal for anyone wanting to expand their horizons beyond flattened chicken or barbecued sardines. How about porcini crusted roasted black cod with port wine sauce?

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Maison Boulud

Daniel Boulud’s menu in this elegant eatery in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is driven by the seasons and bounty of Québec’s local purveyors. Try the roasted suckling pig, corn and Blue Foot mushroom fricassée with its spiced jus, followed by a chocolate coulant with fleur de sel caramel and caramelized milk ice cream. But don’t forget to leave room for the mignardises that are offered to every table!

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Dominion Square Tavern

Saddle up to the long bar lined by barstools reminiscent of an English pub to enjoy the view of the handsome wait staff in crisp white shirts, and the delectable pub fare and house cocktails. The Orange Julep is a frothy, delightful antidote to any stressful day. For a feast, order the Scotch egg or one of the Ploughman’s Platters, featuring charcuteries, fresh bread, cheeses and pickled veggies galore. The atmosphere is warm, inviting and relaxed.

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A foodie's journey in Old Montréal

Old Montréal has always been the spot to head to for some old world charm. But it’s also home to a flourishing food scene that worth a trip to this historical neighbourhood in itself. Its dining scene is renowned for…

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A culinary tour of the Plateau Mont-Royal

Plateau Mont-Royal, or the Plateau, for short, isn’t just a hip, fashionable neighbourhood – it’s where foodies will find a wide enough array of restaurants, cafés, bakeries and markets to fill days of entertainment. From the many sunny terraces to…

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