Top 5 fish and seafood restaurants in Montreal

Posted on April 19th, 2013 by .

The fact that Montreal happens to be an island and is surrounded by water does not necessarily make it famous for its fish and seafood restaurants. Although our fair province is a land rich in sea treasures, the traditional Quebec diet is not very fish-friendly. However, a few restaurants in the city do specialize in this more delicate fare and here are some of the ones I turn to when I’m craving a taste of the sea…

Le Filet: Le Filet is on the pricier end of this list but it is also one of the best dining experiences Montreal has to offer with its edgy decor and refined, delicate food. Try the fluke with Japanese plum, wasabi and cucumber, a most delicate dish that you will not soon forget! Le Filet, 219 Mont-Royal Avenue West, (514) 360-6060

Park: Park is where you want to be if you are craving some of the best sushi in the city. The fish is as fresh as can be and chef Antonio Park’s knowledge, mastery and passion is a joy to watch. Take a seat at the bar and enjoy the show! Park, 378 Victoria Avenue, (514) 750-7534

Globe: Restaurant Globe’s raw bar has become legendary. Oysters, shrimp, lobster, crab and every seafood in season is piled high on a bed of crushed ice along the front end of the bar. This is definitely the place to be for the freshest catch of the day. And if you’re an oyster fan, then their Golden Thursdays and the 1$ East Coast oysters will become your favourite day of the week. Globe 3455 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, (514) 284-3823

 Le Garde-Manger: Le Garde-Manger is celebrity chef and Food Network star Chuck Hughes’ first restaurant.  Located in the heart of Old Montreal, it is THE place to see and be seen and the perfect spot for seafood lovers. If you’re a seafood lover, start with the famous bloody Caesar with fresh seafood, then move to the oversized seafood platter and end your dinner with the decadent lobster poutine. Garde Manger 408 Saint-François-Xavier 514-678-5044

Comptoir 21: If you fancy a comforting plate of good old fish and chips, Comptoir 21 is where you’ll find some of the best in town. The crispy batter, the juicy fish and the delicious golden fries will seduce every discernable palate. Comptoir 21, 21 St Viateur West, 514 507 3474 and  1117 Sainte-Catherine East, (514) 750-3473


  1. la bouche pleine

    / May 6th

    And Britt’n chips for the best fish’n chips!

  2. FWCanada

    / Jun 12th

    Thank you for the suggestions, we will share them with our followers and clients!

  3. ilene polansky

    / Dec 18th

    you forgot maestrosvp…best for oyster selection and seafood on the main

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