Located at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers on the Island of Montréal, the city of Montréal is one of Canada's most lively and vibrant cities, seamlessly blending old and new to form a multi-cultural, cosmopolitan society. Often referred to as a bilingual city, with over half of the population being bilingual in French and English, making it Montréal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. For romantic wining and dining, here are some the best romantic restaurants in Montréal for your next date night
© Bar George
Old World meets new at the grand and sophisticated Bar George. Set in a beautifully restored magnificent heritage home that once belonged to Sir George Stephen and is now a luxurious boutique hotel, the stylish rendezvous is the place to meet for sublime fare and inventive cocktails. Paying homage to Sir Stephen’s heritage, the culinary team presents a menu of creative Scottish and British cuisine with quirky Québécois accents such as crumpets with Earl Grey salmon and rollmops, Scotch eggs with St-Canut porcelet, and a hearty veal cheek and kidney pie. Tucked away in the gorgeous Le Mount Stephen Hotel on rue Drummond, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, seven days a week.
Le Mount Stephen, 1440 Drummond St, Montréal, QC H3G 1V9, Phone: 514-669-9243
© Ristorante Bis
Ristorante Bis offers a memorable gourmet dining experience of classic and traditional Italian cuisine and fine Italian wines in an inviting and elegant space. Located on Rue de la Montagne in the heart of downtown Montréal, the fashionable restaurant is a favorite of Hollywood stars when visiting the city, serving both a standard menu of traditional Italian favorites and a low-calorie menu of fresh fish, lean meats, salads, and risotto. Chef’s specialties include Filet mignon carpaccio with white truffles, Burrata with culatello ham, seafood linguine with lobster, grilled veal chops with French shallots, and five peppercorn crusted tuna. The full-service bar serves a range of fine wines from around the globe, local and imported beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesdays through Fridays, and dinner only on the weekends.
1229 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z2, Phone: 514-866-3234
3.Atma Fine Indian Cuisine
© Atma Fine Indian Cuisine
Located in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal, Atma Fine Cuisine Indian is a modern restaurant that specialized in authentic Indian cuisine. Family-owned and operated by father-and-son team, Ravi and A.J Anand, Atma (which means ‘soul’ in Hindi) offers a modern take on Punjabi-style Indian fare with a menu of serious comfort food from the Northern region of India. Head chef, Darshan Sharma creates delicious dishes of chicken, lamb, fresh shrimp and vegetarian options, which are range from sweet to very spicy. The restaurant’s 90-seat dining room is designed by Michelle Prete to highlight the duality of Hindu tradition and a full-service bar offers a wide range of beers, scotches, and cocktails that complement the food. Atma Fine Cuisine Indian is open for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
3962 St Laurent Blvd, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y3, Phone: 514-798-8484
Sorocco is a cozy neighborhood restaurant and tapas bar that serves Spanish-inspired small plates and tapas in a quaint, stylish space with a relaxed atmosphere. Located on Saint-Denis in the former Bistro du Sommelier, the charming eatery focuses on serving simple classics with a twist using market-driven ingredients and seasonal, locally sourced produce where possible. Owned by Driss Benkirane and Chef Claire Bridel, the welcoming, warm brick and wood restaurant is an ideal spot for romantic dinners where guests can tuck into an array sharing plates like Croquetas, Fried Cauliflower with truffle oil, Short Ribs Terrine, and Scallops followed by hearty main dishes of Seafood Paella and Braised Quail. The bar offers a range of casual European wines, craft, and draft beers, and handcrafted cocktails to accompany the food, which is served for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
4621 St Denis St, Montréal, QC H2J 2L4, Phone: 438-386-4621
Warm and rustic with a lively, welcoming ambiance, Barroco is an excellent spot for romance n the heart of charming Old Montréal. Based in a beautiful bicentennial building on one of Canada's oldest streets, the restaurant has exposed stone walls, a prominent bar, and subdued lighting, creating an intimate, Old-World speakeasy feel. The market-driven farm-to-table menu features South of France-inspired market cuisine with Spanish influences with signature dishes like tapas of grilled jumbo shrimp, fresh oysters, and Salade Niçoise and entrées roast lamb with couscous and herbed yogurt, grilled swordfish, and beef short ribs. The full-service bar serves a range of fine wines from around the globe, local and imported beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Barroco is open for dinner, seven days a week.
312 Saint-Paul St W, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A3, Phone: 514-544-5800
© Bistro L'Entrepont
Tucked away in a quiet, residential side-street off Mont-Royal, Bistro L'Entrepont is a locally-owned BYOB bistro that serves innovative, market-fresh French cuisine in an intimate setting. Set in a Napoleon-themed inn in Plateau Mont-Royal with ornate décor, cozy nooks for private dining, and skylights that let the starlight in, the restaurant is a perfect spot for romantic dining. Owner and chef Dave Bélanger execute grand gourmet tasting and pre-theatre menus of classic French fare using locally sourced ingredients and regional produce with signature dishes like escargots in bleu cheese sauce, green apple sorbet in Calvados, roasted duck breast, seared tuna steak, and kangaroo steak. Dessert and coffee offer a sweet end to the meal, and the bistro is open for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
4622 Avenue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Montréal, QC H2T 2B1, Phone: 514-845-1369
Bonaparte is a refined restaurant that serves French savoir-faire cuisine with the finest fresh regional products. The elegant restaurant has three beautiful dining spaces, namely L’Impératrice, Hall Central, and La Verriére, all of which are beautifully appointed, stylishly decorated with contemporary-chic furnishings, French moldings, luxurious drapes, and soft lighting. Cozy alcoves and pristinely dressed tables offer diners intimate and romantic dining places, and seasonal market-driven menus of award-winning farm-to-table fare captivate the most discerning palates. The cuisine is accompanied by an extensive selection of fine wines and rare vintages, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.
447 St Francois Xavier St, Montréal, QC H2Y 2T1, Phone: 514-844-4368
Tucked away behind St. Joseph’s church on Rue St Martin in a grand old stone rectory built in 1861, Candide is a small, hidden gem that serves an evolving farm-to-table cuisine and casual wines in a warm, intimate setting. The cozy, brick-walled features chic décor with Nordic-style wood accents, sumptuous green leather banquettes, and a lush green terrace and covered patio overlooking peaceful pedestrian street for alfresco summer dining. A monthly-changing four-course prix fixe menu created by Chef John Winter-Russell highlights his passion for local, seasonal, and temporal cuisine with plant-based dishes featuring market-driven ingredients like zucchini flowers, asparagus, sturgeon, radishes, lovage, pork, and peas. A full-service bar serves a range of fine wines from around the globe, local and imported beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Candide is open for dinner, Wednesday through Saturday.
551 Rue Saint-Martin, Montréal, QC H3J 2L6, Phone: 514-447-2717
9.Da Vinci Restaurant
© Da Vinci Restaurant
Located in a beautifully preserved three-story Victorian grey stone building dating back to 19th century, Da Vinci Restaurant is a long-standing classic Italian eatery that has a reputation of being one of the best Italian restaurants in Montréal. Situated a short walk from all major hotels, the authentic landmark restaurant serves artfully presented Italian cuisine prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients in an intimate atmosphere. Signature dishes include handmade portions of pasta such as cavatelli, gnocchi, spaghetti, ravioli, pappardelle with mouthwatering from-scratch sauces. An elegant lounge and bar serve a curated selection of fine wines from around the globe, local and imported beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits, which can be enjoyed before, with or after dinner. Da Vinci Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturday.
1180 Bishop St, Montréal, QC H3G 2E3, Phone: 514-874-2001
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Located in the Quartier Latin, Grenadine is a BYOB restaurant that specializes in classic French fare infused with Asian influences served in an intimate environment. Helmed by chef Alexandre Duchastel de Montrouge, the cozy restaurant has a small kitchen in which he works alone to create delicious dishes that take diners to the heart of Paris. The intimate restaurant is perfect for romantic dining with several tables tucked into dimly-lit alcoves for extra privacy where guests can tuck into fennel potage soup, ginger-accented green papaya salad with cashews, puff pastry caramelized onion and mushroom tarts, seafood risotto, braised lamb shank, or the house special of barbecue bison ribs. The cuisine is accompanied by an extensive selection of fine wines and rare vintages, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits, and the restaurant is open for dinner, Wednesday through Saturday.
2004 Avenue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Montréal, QC H2X 1E1, Phone: 514-287-0099
11.Il Campari Centro Restaurant
© Il Campari Centro Restaurant
Located on de la Montagne Street in the heart of downtown Montréal, Il Campari Centro Restaurant is a renowned dining destination that has been serving high-end Italian cuisine and fine wines in a warm, wooded space for the past 38 years. Exuding an elegant and inviting ambiance, the stylish restaurant serves daytime and evening fixed-course menus of classic Italian fare of housemade pasta and sauces, fresh seafood and catch-of-the-day fish, prime beef and veal plates, fresh, organic salads and vegetarian options, and homemade desserts. The cuisine is accompanied by fine wines from an exclusive wine list, local and imported beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Il Campari Centro Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.
1177 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z2, Phone: 514-868-1177
12.Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes de Montarvie)
© Île Flottante
Île Flottante is a stylish and sophisticated restaurant that serves classic French fare and elegant wines in an art-adorned space. Designed by renowned architect Alain Carle, the restaurant features deep indigo walls adorned with eclectic local artwork, black-rimmed windows, and a warm ambiance, making it an ideal spot for intimate and romantic dining. Seasonal three-, five- or seven-course market-driven menus boast farm-to-table cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients such as fresh seafood, prime meats, and organic vegetables, and paired with exceptional wines guided by sommelier, Lévi Gobeil. Île Flottante is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
176 Saint Viateur West Street, QC 2L3, St Viateur St W, Montréal, Quebec H2T 2L3, Phone: 514-278-6854
© Restaurant Europea
One of Montréal’s top dining destinations, Jérôme Ferrer’s Restaurant Europea is a renowned as a gastronomic rendezvous where foodies flock to savor award-winning cuisine and world-class wines in a stylish and sophisticated setting. Set in a modern space inside the Roccabella on the corner of de la Montagne and René-Lévesque, the restaurant features a contemporary dining space, a lunch-focused counter, and the elegant JP Bar, a loungey cocktail-focused space. Revered chef Jérôme Ferrer and his 22-chef team create mouthwatering tasting menus of inventive French dishes like tagliatelle-cut squid with vin jaune and cuttlefish ink, langoustine candy and grated truffle lobster cappuccino, and foie gras parfait with caramelized gravy, maple shavings, roasted passion fruit. The cuisine is accompanied by a curated selection of world-class wines, top-shelf spirits, and signature cocktails. Restaurant Europea is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
1065 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 0B9, Phone: 514-398-9229
14.Le Club Chasse Et Peche
© Le Club Chasse Et Peche
Club Chasse et Pêche is an Old Montréal dining institution with a romantic lodge setting that promises an exceptional fine-dining experience. Exuding a charming retro feel with low ceilings, photograph-adorned walls, deep leather armchairs, and an intimate, romantic atmosphere, the cosmopolitan eatery is a popular date-night destination. Chef Claude Pelletier and maître d’ extraordinaire Hubert Marsolais creates sublime cuisine with a focus on Québécois fish and regional game with dishes of duck magret with root parsley, venison with polenta, king herring, and Mulato pepper, and arctic char with black rice. A creative wine list presents local and rare vintages to pair with each dish, along with other libations such as classic cocktails and top-shelf spirits. Club Chasse et Pêche is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
423 Rue Saint-Claude, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B6, Phone: 514-861-1112
© Le Filet
Le Filet is a hip, neighborhood bistro with glam décor that specializes in creative seafood-focused dishes. The popular, noisy and busy hot spot has a buzzing bar that attracts the cool crowd and local celebrities and a modern dining space where guests can tuck into impeccably prepared, tasty dishes such as grilled octopus Meyer lemon coulis, raw scallops with avocado, and classic Québécois plates of foie gras, duck, pork and venison. A cozy terrace with beautiful views of Park Jeanne-Mance is perfect for drinks and dinner on warm summer evenings, and the full-service bar serves creative cocktails, imported spirits, craft, and draft beers, and casual wines from around the world. Le Filet is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
219 Mont-Royal Ave W, Montréal, QC H2T 2T2, Phone: 514-360-6060
16.Les Coudes Sur la Table
© Les Coudes Sur la Table
Les Coudes Sur la Table is a special spot on the east end of Ste-Catherine St. with swanky décor and a sophisticated ambiance that serves classic French fare and fine wines. Co-owned by Cédric Deslandes, Alexandre Jourdan, and Serge Gauthier, the restaurant is beautifully decorated in dark tones with photograph adorned walls, heavy drapes, and an elegant central bar. Chef Deslandes creates an impressive menu of inventive dishes like torchon-style foie gras with braised red cabbage, grilled octopus with a chickpea mousseline, squash purée ravioli with King Eryngii mushrooms, and braised rabbit with risotto and Jerusalem artichokes. An exceptional wine list of primarily French wines accompanies the cuisine, along with outstanding service and gracious hospitality. Les Coudes Sur la Table is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.
2275 St Catherine St E, Montréal, QC H2K 2J3, Phone: 514-521-0036
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17.Maison Boulud Montreal
© Maison Boulud Montréal
Located in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel, Maison Boulud is a posh, refined restaurant with romantic dining spaces ranging from a year-round glass-enclosed winter garden and stylish lounge to a beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking Montréal's Sherbrooke Street. World-renowned Chef Daniel Boulud creates and presents an elevated French-influenced menu that focuses on artisanal Quebecois products and local ingredients that highlight the rich bounty of the region such day-catch seafood, naturally-raised meats, and wild-caught game, and organic salads, herbs, and vegetables. Maison Boulud Montréal also hosts themed dinners throughout the year that showcase cuisine from around the world.
1228 Sherbrooke St W, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Phone: 514-842-4224
Jazz-lovers will delight in this long-time fixture in the Montréal Jazz scene which serves creative French fare and worldly wines against a backdrop of live jazz every night. The cozy spot features Old Montréal inspired décor with copper, marble, and wooden accents, and hosts Montréal-based artists who play a variety of jazz-based music every night. The two-level restaurant serves an eclectic menu of French cuisine with a focus on lamb specialties, as well as fresh seafood and inspired pasta plates, and a large variety of privately imported wines to perfectly pair with every dish over 20 labels available by the glass. Modavie is open for dinner and live jazz, seven nights a week.
1 Saint-Paul St W, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Y6, Phone: 514-287-9582
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© Restaurant Epik
Based in the quaint, boutique Hotel Épik, the eponymous restaurant brings the taste of Italy to the heart of Montreal. Restaurant Épik offers an authentic epicurean experience with a menu of European-inspired tapas, and hearty Italian entrées and worldly wines served in a casual dining space with a full-service bar, a charming outdoor terrace, and a contemporary old-world ambiance. Seasonal menus feature mouth-watering creations of fresh seafood, naturally-raised meats and chicken, inventive pasta and sauces, and fresh salads, and vegetables. The cuisine is accompanied by an extensive selection of fine wines and rare vintages, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Restaurant Épik is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.
171 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, QC H2Y 1Z5, Phone: 514-842-2912
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20.Restaurant La Raclette
© Restaurant La Raclette
Located in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood, Restaurant La Raclette was opened in 1985 and has been serving typical alpine dishes such as Raclette and Swiss cheese fondue along with seasonal European dishes in a warm and welcoming ambiance. Bringing over 20 years of experience to the table, Chef Selven Nellatamby creates delicious dishes of naturally-raised meats and fresh seafood such as Grilled beef steak with heirloom tomatoes, crusted lamb rack with artichokes daude, fish of the day papillote with feta cheese crumble, and Zurich-style sliced veal. An extensive selection of fine wines and rare vintages, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits are served from the bar, and the restaurant is open for dinner, Wednesday through Sunday.
1059 Rue Gilford, Montréal, QC H2J 1P7, Phone: 514-524-8118
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21.Restaurant Le Pegase
© Restaurant Le Pegase
Nestled in the popular Le Plateau district, Restaurant Le Pégase is an unpretentious BYOB restaurant that serves French gastronomic delicacies and meat-centric French entrées in a casual, laid-back environment. Boasting elegant French Bistro-style décor with a warm and welcoming ambiance, Restaurant Le Pégase offers delicious signature meat dishes like rack of doe with two mustard sauce, beef flank steak with mushroom sauce, and bison filet with blue cheese butter. The cuisine is accompanied by an extensive selection of fine wines and rare vintages, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Restaurant Le Pégase is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
1831 Rue Gilford, Montréal, QC H2H 1G7, Phone: 514-522-0487
© Salumi Vino
Located in the heart of Old Montréal, Salumi Vino is a rustic Italian restaurant and wine bar that serves classic Italian fare and fine wines in a friendly, inviting atmosphere. Situated just a short walk from all the major hotels, the cozy 50-seat restaurant is ideal for a romantic dinner or special celebration, offering a variety of Italian fare such as housemade pasta and from-scratch sauces, fresh seafood, naturally-raised meats and chicken, and organic salads, herbs and vegetarian dishes. The cuisine is accompanied by a curated selection of world-class wines, top-shelf spirits, and signature cocktails and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Friday and dinner only on the weekends.
358 Notre-Dame St. East, Montreal, QC H2Y 1C7, Phone: 514-759-0505
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© Stash Café
Set around the corner from the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Traditional Polish fare, live piano music and a friendly, inviting ambiance is the order of the day at the Stash Café. The romantic restaurant features an intimate dining room with dark wood accents, seats made of church pews, and low red lights illuminating the tables, creating the perfect mood for celebrating love. Set-price menus feature hearty Polish cuisine with traditional dishes such as potato pancakes, beet borscht, bigos (hunter’s stew), pierogi, and the signature Wiener schnitzel “a la Holstein.” Sip casual wines or imported polish beers with the food, which is served for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
200 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, QC H2Y 1Z9, Phone: 514-845-6611
© Tandem Restaurant
Tandem Restaurant is a French-inspired BYOB neighborhood eatery with fixed-price market-driven menus of seasonal cuisine and global wines. Elegantly appointed and beautifully decorated, the restaurant is co-owned by Chef Pascal Turgeon and maître d’ Ericka Soleilhac who create a three-course, fixed-price menu of elaborate dishes made with fresh, locally sourced and regional ingredients. Signature plates include fried bâtonets of cheese in marinara sauce, chilled avocado soup, seared foie gras with a rhubarb compote, day-boat scallops with lemon foam, and entrées of pan-seared walleye with asparagus broth, deer filet with black garlic butter, and rack of lamb aux herbes de Provence. The cuisine is accompanied by a curated selection of world-class wines, top-shelf spirits, and signature cocktails, and the restaurant is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
586 Rue Villeray, Montréal, QC H2R 1H6, Phone: 514-277-3339
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Vertige is a stylish French-Mediterranean BYOB restaurant that serves French-themed tasting menus that highlight the rich bounty of the region with ingredients from both land and sea, along with global wines from a glass-enclosed wine cellar. Boasting a stylish and sophisticated ambiance, the restaurant, which is owned by chef Thierry Baron and Fadia Salabi, has been serving outstanding cuisine for over a decade with sublime dishes like coconut curry shrimps, braised veal shank, mushroom cavatelli with peas, Portuguese chicken with dry chorizo, and decadent desserts like apple croustade and chocolate tart. The cuisine is accompanied by a curated selection of world-class wines, top-shelf spirits, and signature cocktails, and the restaurant is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
540 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2L 1B3, Phone: 514-842-4443
25 Best Restaurants in Montreal
- Bar George, Photo: Bar George
- Ristorante Bis, Photo: Ristorante Bis
- Atma Fine Indian Cuisine, Photo: Atma Fine Indian Cuisine
- Sorocco, Photo: Sorocco
- Barroco, Photo: Barroco
- Bistro L'Entrepont, Photo: Bistro L'Entrepont
- Bonaparte, Photo: Bonaparte
- Candide, Photo: Candide
- Da Vinci Restaurant, Photo: Da Vinci Restaurant
- Grenadine, Photo: Grenadine
- Il Campari Centro Restaurant, Photo: Il Campari Centro Restaurant
- Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes de Montarvie), Photo: Île Flottante
- Restaurant Europea, Photo: Restaurant Europea
- Le Club Chasse Et Peche, Photo: Le Club Chasse Et Peche
- Le Filet, Photo: Le Filet
- Les Coudes Sur la Table, Photo: Les Coudes Sur la Table
- Maison Boulud Montreal, Photo: Maison Boulud Montréal
- Modavie, Photo: Modavie
- Restaurant Epik, Photo: Restaurant Epik
- Restaurant La Raclette, Photo: Restaurant La Raclette
- Restaurant Le Pegase, Photo: Restaurant Le Pegase
- Salumi Vino, Photo: Salumi Vino
- Stash Cafe, Photo: Stash Café
- Tandem Restaurant, Photo: Tandem Restaurant
- Vertige, Photo: Vertige
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