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Fantastic prices, delicious food, and incredible scenery await you in Old Montreal.

Montreal is known for its diverse and delicious cuisine, and there is no better way to experience it than at the 15th edition of Happening Gourmand, taking place from March 2 to April 2, 2023. This highly anticipated event is a unique opportunity to discover some of the best restaurants in Old Montreal without having to take out a loan.

Perfect for all budgets

If you’re looking for a gourmet dining experience, Happening Gourmand has you covered. With over ten participating restaurants offering 3-course table d’hôte menus for just $32, $42, or $52, you can indulge in the city’s finest cuisine without breaking the bank. From cozy and intimate bistros to chic and modern restaurants, each venue has its own unique charm and atmosphere perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, French, or Canadian cuisine, there’s something for everyone. 

Boozy brunches

Happening Gourmand also offers a brunch experience like no other. For just $22, you can enjoy a 2-course table d’hôte menu at participating restaurants. From classic eggs Benedict to innovative avocado toast, each dish is prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail. And if you’re looking to take your brunch to the next level, many restaurants also offer a boozy brunch option with bottomless mimosas.

Support local businesses! 

Happening Gourmand is the perfect opportunity to (re)discover Old Montreal’s vibrant and historic district. As you stroll around and soak up the city’s rich culture and architecture, you’ll also be able to indulge in some of the best cuisines the city has to offer. Winter in Old Montreal brings a slowdown to restaurant businesses, which is a terrific way to support them.

How to make it happen

Happening Gourmand 2023 is not to be missed, and the best way to experience it is to book with Imagine your Saturday night starting with one of the incredible meals offered during Happening Gourmand and then heading to one of the hottest nightclubs in the area. It sounds like a great Saturday night to spend with friends or on a hot date. 

When you call or text at 438-995-6469, they will take care of all the details, so you don’t have to. You’ll skip the line at the club, and they’ll even take care of your bottle service. On top of that, if you are traveling from outside of Montreal, will also book your hotel and travel needs hooking you up with the best rates in the city. 

Who will be particiapating in Happening Gourmand 2023?

Happening Gourmand 2023 brings some of Old Montreal’s best restaurants to the forefront, and there is no better way to explore them than by taking a look at the participating restaurants.

For brunch, participating restaurants are offering 2-course table d’hôte menus for just $22 on Saturday and Sunday. Whether you’re looking for a classic French brasserie experience at Gaspar or a taste of authentic Italian cuisine at Jacopo, there’s something for everyone.

For dinner, the restaurants offer 3-course table d’hôte menus at a variety of price points. For $32, Bevo Bar + Pizzeria provides a cozy atmosphere with delicious pizza options, while for $52, Maggie Oakes is perfect for those looking to indulge in grilled meats and cocktails.

If you’re in the mood for French brasserie cuisine, Gaspar and Brasserie 701 have you covered.  If you’re in the mood for authentic Italian cuisine, Jacopo is the place to be. And for those who want to experience an Old Montreal institution, Vieux-Port Steakhouse is a must.  Seafood lovers need to head to  Pincette which offers a delicious lobster bar experience, while Mechant Boeuf is perfect for those looking for a meat and wine pairing.  If you are looking for live music to accompany your meal, Modavie is the place to be.

No matter where you choose to dine, Happening Gourmand 2023 is the perfect opportunity to explore the best that Old Montreal has to offer. So make sure to take advantage of this incredible culinary experience and contact today.

Full Restaurant List


Location: 436 Pl. Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B3

Cuisine: Italian 


Location: 410 R. Saint-Vincent, Montréal, QC H2Y 3A5

Cuisine: Italian, pizza

Mechant Boeuf

Location: 124 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Z4

Cuisine: Steak House

Vieux-Port Steakhouse

Location: 39 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G2

Cuisine: Steak House


Location: 94 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G6

Cuisine: Seafood, Lobster


Location:  89 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1J1

Cuisine: French, Pub


Location: 104 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Z3

Cuisine: French Bistro

Maggie Oakes

Location: 426 Pl. Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B3

Cuisine: Steakhouse, American Bistro

Brasserie 701

Location: 701 Côte place-d’Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 2X6

Cuisine: French Brasserie

Kyo Bar Japonaise

Location: 711 Côte place-d’Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 2X6

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi


Location: 1 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6

Cuisine: French, European

Call or text 438-995-6496 or visit right now and start planning your perfect night in Montreal.