Get ready for spring with these tasty restaurants and their delicious dishes!
Spring is approaching in March, and while our Montreal weather can be very confusing, there is no doubt when it comes to these five stellar restaurants. March is a wild month with spring break, St. Patrick’s Day, and a ton of amazing concerts and performances happening all over our fair city. All this action can leave anyone hungry, and while grabbing some fast food may be a quick fix, it is not the best decision you can make when there are so many quality restaurants in Montreal. It’s time to treat yourself or a loved one and have a get-together with some of your friends at one of the following restaurants. Montrealnightlife.com is waiting for your text message or phone call at 438-955-6496 to help you get access to the most delicious restaurants and the hottest nightclubs and bars. They will create the perfect Saturday night and work with you to create an all-night affair you will never forget.
So, what are you craving? Some tasty French cuisine? Or some Italian dishes that will leave you begging for more? No matter what you crave, Montreal never fails, and we are here to help you sort out the best from the worst.
Let’s take a look at five restaurants that will keep your bellies full this March.
Location: 4720 Rue Marquette, Montreal, H2J 3Y6
Cuisine: Canadian, European
Maison Publique sets itself apart from other restaurants by taking a Canadian approach to its food and ambiance. Chef Derek Dammann’s menu and decor offer an English gastro-pub vibe with dishes that bring meat and potatoes to new heights. With a large bar and fun, kitschy decor, Maison Publique offers a unique experience for diners looking for something different. From Welsh rarebit to fresh seafood, Maison Publique has become a must-try destination in the city since opening in 2012. The restaurant’s consistent quality, vibrant atmosphere, and use of local, seasonal ingredients have earned it a spot on Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants list.
Location: 7495 St-Denis, Montreal, H2R 2E5
If you’re looking for a taste of Italy in the heart of Montreal, look no further than this charming and cozy Italian restaurant in Villeray. The menu, which focuses on homemade pastas, changes with the seasons to highlight the freshest and most delicious ingredients available. Chef Luca Cianciulli brings his experience from the renowned Toqué! kitchen to every dish, combining a rigorous approach with a love of Italian products and traditions. From the best maccheroni Bolognese in Montreal to a simple yet elegant beef carpaccio, each dish speaks volumes about the quality of the ingredients and the chef’s skill. And don’t forget to check out the ever-evolving wine list, curated by Catherine Picard. Whether you’re in the mood for antipasti or a delicious main course, experience the authentic taste of Italy at this Villeray gem.
Location: 1974 Notre Dame street west, Montreal, H3J 1M8
If you’re looking for a fine dining experience in Montreal, look no further than Chez Sophie. Tucked away on Notre Dame St. Ouest, this upscale restaurant offers delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere that allows for intimate conversation, perfect for a date night. Chef Sophie Tabet’s career has taken her to France and Italy, but her passion for haute cuisine was ignited in Montreal. After opening successful restaurants in Lebanon, Sophie and her sommelier husband, Marco Marangi, decided to bring Chez Sophie to Montreal in 2012.
The menu reflects Sophie’s time in France and Italy, with a focus on dishes from the sea, land, and Italy. The restaurant is modern and spacious, with comfortable chairs. Sophie and Marco will greet you, and their staff’s attentive and professional service only adds to the overall dining experience. Don’t miss the œuf parfait with seasonal fillings, lobster ravioli, and crispy veal sweetbreads.
Location: 3721 Notre-Dame Ouest
Cuisine: Singaporean, Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian
Located in Montreal’s St. Henri neighborhood, Satay Brothers has quickly become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The two brothers, chef Matt Winnicki and frontman brother Alex have dedicated themselves to bringing authentic Singaporean cuisine to Montreal, drawing inspiration from their mother’s homeland’s street food stalls and noodle shops. The Satay Brothers travel to Singapore and Malaysia to research new dishes for their menu, including vegan options like the Chai Tow Kway Daikon Cake and more vegetarian options. The Satay Brothers’ dishes blend Filipino, Chinese, Indonesian, and Malay roots, appealing to traditional and contemporary foodies. Don’t miss the classic pork buns, laksa soup, chicken satays, and seasonal specials like lobster chow mein and soft shell crab with black pepper sauce.
Location: 408 Rue St. Francois-Xavier, Montreal, H2Y 2S9
Located in the heart of the Old Port, on Saint-François-Xavier Street, Garde-Manger is a restaurant bar that knows how to deliver a great experience. Open since 2006; this restaurant has become a classic place to celebrate with its lively atmosphere and delicious cuisine. Chuck Hugues, the owner and chef of Garde Manger has become an international icon, being invited to host and compete on the Food Network and becoming a household name.
The menu is a mix of fine dining and comfort food, with house specialties like the famous jerk crab and their legendary lobster poutine. The lobster poutine is an experience not to be missed! The wine list and cocktail menu are also specially selected to complement the food. Come for a fun night out and stay for the madness at Garde-Manger, known as one of the livelier dining experiences in Old Montreal.