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Perfect for a Summer Time bite in Old Montreal

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Old Montreal, Venice MTL stands out as a beacon of California-inspired cuisine. From its inception, Venice MTL has been more than just a restaurant; it’s an experience that transports diners to Venice Beach, California’s laid-back, sunny vibes.

After enjoying a meal at Venice MTL, let take your evening to the next level. Steps away from the restaurant, you can explore Old Montreal’s premier nightlife spots. Dance under the historic arches of La Voute, enjoy the glamorous 1920s atmosphere at Bord’Elle or catch live DJ sets at New City Gas. Terrasse Bonsecours offers stunning views and chic outdoor seating for a more relaxed vibe, while La Boa Vida Yacht Club on a yacht provides a unique, laid-back setting. Whether local or visiting, can secure restaurant tables and club entries and arrange travel and hotel deals. Just call or text 438-995-6496 for an unforgettable night in Montreal.

Historical Background

The story of Venice MTL began with its first location, opened in the eclectic and historic area of Old Montreal. The restaurant quickly captured the hearts of locals and tourists alike, drawn to its unique concept and fresh, health-oriented menu. The brainchild of a visionary team, Venice MTL was designed to offer a culinary escape, blending Californian flavors with local ingredients.

Scenic Locations and Atmosphere

The original Venice MTL is strategically placed amidst the charming streets of Old Montreal, an area known for its rich history and bustling nightlife. The location is surrounded by numerous clubs and bars, making it a perfect spot to start or end a night out. The decor of Venice MTL reflects its Californian roots, featuring bright, airy spaces with plant life and surfboards, evoking a beach-like feel that complements the overall dining experience.

Surfin’ into their Menu 

Prepare your palate for an extraordinary journey that blends the sun-drenched essence of California with the charm of Montreal. Each dish is crafted with a passion for vibrant flavors and fresh ingredients, creating a menu that’s as expansive as the Golden State’s coastline. From leisurely brunches that promise to brighten your mornings to eclectic dinners that transform every evening into a festive occasion, Venice MTL’s menus are a true testament to culinary artistry. Whether you’re a devotee of healthful eating or in search of comforting indulgence, let’s explore the array of dishes that make Venice MTL a celebrated destination for locals and visitors alike.

Brunch Menu 

Venice MTL’s brunch menu is a vibrant celebration of fresh and wholesome ingredients designed to start the day with both flavor and nutrition:

Avocado Toast is a classic choice that combines creamy avocado slices on a crisp sourdough base, enhanced with a sprinkle of fleur de sel, cucumber, radish, and coriander pods. Diners can add extras like eggs, feta, or smoked salmon for a personalized touch.

Toast Ricotta: For something slightly sweeter, this option features creamy ricotta cheese spread over sourdough and topped with homemade jam, mint, basil, and almond—perfect for those who enjoy a burst of fresh, herbal flavors.

Venice Breakfast: A more filling option that includes scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, and avocado, paired with lemon and arugula on sourdough toast. It’s a protein-packed dish that’s both satisfying and nutritious.

Breakfast Burrito: A hearty wrap filled with scrambled eggs, chorizo, Swiss cheese, black beans, green onion, salsa verde, cilantro, and breakfast potatoes, offering a spicy kick to start the day.

Venice Power Bowl: A robust bowl of mirror eggs, feta, sweet potato fries, corn salsa, black beans, jalapeño, and avocado cream, this dish is a powerhouse of energy, ideal for a post-workout meal or a busy day ahead.

Regular Menu 

The regular menu at Venice MTL brings a taste of the beach with its diverse and inclusive options:

Cheeseburger: Venice’s take on the American classic features a brioche bun, special Big Mac-inspired sauce, and fresh produce. It is served with sweet potato fries. There’s also a double option for those with a more enormous appetite.

Poke Bowls: These are a standout with several choices such as:

Tuna Poke: With shoyu sauce, mango, melon radish, spicy mayo, and other toppings.

Salmon Ponzu Poke: This dish combines salmon, ponzu mayonnaise, eel sauce, and fresh vegetables like avocado and mango, providing a sweet and savory flavor profile. 

Vegetarian Tofu Poke: This dish features fried tofu, sweet chili sauce, edamame, pineapple, and crispy onions, offering a delightful texture and taste.

Salads: One popular salad is the Malibu, which features arugula, beetroot, cranberries, walnuts, goat cheese, and a honey Dijon dressing. This dish is particularly refreshing during the summer months.

Global Flavors: The menu also features international inspirations, such as the Korean Beef and the Chipotle Lime Chicken, which blend local ingredients with global tastes.

Why Venice MTL Perfect for Summer 

Venice MTL’s menu is designed with summer in mind. The dishes are light and refreshing and meant to be enjoyed in a relaxed and airy setting that mimics a beachside eatery. With plenty of vegan and gluten-free options, the restaurant ensures everyone can indulge in a delicious, carefree meal. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients maximizes flavor and nutrition, making each dish a celebration of summer’s bounty.

Explore the Nightlife Around Venice MTL

Situated in the vibrant heart of Old Montreal, Venice MTL is perfectly positioned for those looking to extend their evening into the night. Just a short walk away, you can discover various nightlife options that cater to every taste. Delve into the historic charm of La Voute, set in an old bank vault, for a night of dancing beneath vaulted ceilings and glamorous decor. Alternatively, step back at Bord’Elle, where the roaring ’20s come alive with extravagant themed evenings and sophisticated cocktails.

For those who prefer pulsating beats and live DJ sets, New City Gas offers a dynamic space in a converted industrial building, hosting some of the best international music acts. If outdoor vibes are more your style, Terrasse Bonsecours provides stunning views of the Bonsecours Basin, which is ideal for sipping cocktails under the stars during the summer months. For a relaxed, nautical-themed night, La Boa Vida Yacht Club on a stationary yacht offers a unique setting with live music and panoramic river views.

Each venue offers a unique slice of Montreal’s diverse nightlife, just steps from the delightful California-inspired cuisine at Venice MTL. Whether you’re looking for luxury, music, or serene river views, Old Montreal’s vibrant evening scene offers something.