Where to eat

 

 

RESTAURANTS NEAR THE PALAIS DES CONGRÈS DE MONTREAL

Kyo Bar Japonnais
711 Côte de la Place d’Armes
Pricing: $20 +
www.kyobar.com
Nestled near Place d’Armes, Kyo Bar Japonais is the meeting place for Japanese food lovers with its impressive selection of sushi. Proud of its typical Izakaya menu, Kyo offers lunch featuring Bento Boxes, fresh and innovative sushi, and a selection of over 25 sakes, the largest in Montréal. Kyo Bar Japonais is tailor-made to be the setting of memorable evenings and sake tastings.

Sesame (Old Montreal)
380 St-Jacques Street West
www.sesamerestaurant.ca
Pricing: $15 +
From Pad Thai to General Tao poutine to wok stir fry, this restaurant offers a unique concept: a range of Asian dishes of quality and variety to enjoy in a warm and inviting atmosphere, not to mention an affordable alcoholic beverage menu (wines, beers, sakes, and original cocktails).

gaZette
300 St-Antoine Street West
Pricing: $20 +
www.gazetterestaurantmontreal.com
The regional cuisine of gaZette restaurant emphasizes local ingredients and innovative preparation methods: roasted filet of black sea bass, Lac Brome duck confit, a sophisticated wine list and a host of other delectable surprises unite to provide an exemplary culinary experience in a laid-back, contemporary setting. Ideal to start the day off right with a power business breakfast, cocktail hour with friends, or a memorably decadent evening meal, the gaZette restaurant makes delicious news every day.

Osco! Provencal Brasserie
360 St-Antoine Street West
Pricing: $20 +
www.montreal.intercontinental.com/en/osco
Warmth, elegance, and flavour are always on the menu at Osco! Our chef offers a sunny menu on which local products are featured to offer you an exceptional culinary experience. And with good food come good wine! The cellar includes some 600 bottles, including a large selection of private imports and wines from organic or biodynamic vineyards.

Fiorellino Snack Bar Ristorante
470 de la Gauchetière West
Pricing: $15 +
www.fiorellino.ca
Nestled between downtown and Old Montréal, this restaurant/snack bar offers authentic ovenbaked pizzas and a variety of Italian dishes all prepared with market-fresh, locally sourced products. The snack bar serves up sandwiches, desserts, pastries, and Del Faro coffee imported straight from Italy. The contemporary atmosphere is warm, stylish, and inviting.

Bistro Albert
1035 Côte Beaver Hall
Pricing: $15 +
www.ferreiracafe.com
Looking for haute couture cuisine at a prêt-aporter price? Albert Bistro is the epitome of bistronomy, or gourmet fare, both new creations and coveted classics, prepared by very technical chefs, but without all the fancy artifice. To this add excellent service in a jovial, unpretentious bistro setting, and you’ve got Albert Bistro, a modern downtown Montréal bistro.
Albert Bistro’s menu changes with the seasons, featuring inventive dishes and reworked classics such as ginger and lime salmon tartare with Granny Smith apple or grilled flank beef steak in a demi-glaze sauce alongside Dauphine potatoes with carrots, peas, and grilled salad. Customized group menus are also available upon request.

Venice Montreal
1045 Côte Beaver Hall
Pricing: $15+
www.venicemtl.com
With its bright, colourful, laid-back California vibe, Venice Downtown offers a healthy menu that features pokes, gourmet salads, tacos, soups, and fresh juices. A young, professional, and dynamic team is attentive to customer needs for lunch or dinner, providing a pleasant, unpretentious experience. The venue is graced with an outdoor patio, ideal for al fresco dining, weather permitting. Venice Downtown is the second Venice restaurant location in the city. The first is in Old Montréal.

Saiko Bistrot Izakaya
1065 Côte Beaver Hall
Pricing: $20 +
www.sai-ko.ca
The restaurant offers a menu composed of both sushi and Japanese bistro-type foods. Signature dishes include a sushi tasting menu, fried beef accompanied with a sweet and sour sauce, and salmon or tuna tempura topped with a creamy sauce. Among the selection of beverages are organic and privately imported wines, as well as different types of sake. The atmosphere is contemporary, urban, and elegant. An attractive patio welcomes outdoor dining..

Orange Rouge
106 de la Gauchetière Street West
Pricing: $15+
www.orangerouge.ca
This Asian Brasserie serves Asian-influenced cuisine that is infused with French techniques and made to be shared. A tasting menu will accompany your intimate gatherings or celebrations. An inspired wine list, a selection of local and imported beers, and house cocktails are also available. A private room with WiFi and an independent sound system can accommodate groups.

Chez Chine
999 Viger Street
Pricing: $20 +
Chez Chine Located in the Holiday Inn Montréal Downtown, Chez Chine restaurant invites guests to enjoy fine Cantonese and continental cuisines in a warm and unique decor; bordering a coy fish pond complete with bridges. Come discover this enchanting restaurant under the pagoda!.

Dynastie
1008 Clark Street #107
Pricing: $15 +
www.dynastierestaurant.ca
A favourite among celebrities and foodies, Restaurant Dynastie in Montréal’s Chinatown specializes in dumplings and traditional Chinese cuisine. Offering a clean and inviting atmosphere, impeccable service and generous portions, this leading Cantonese restaurant guarantees an authentic and affordable dining experience. The menu features Chinese, Asian and Szechuan specialities such as King crab, Peking duck, hot pots, General Tao chicken and more to dine in or take out. Ideal for a family gathering or a meal among friends, Restaurant Dynastie also offers a catering and reception service for events of all sizes, from weddings to galas to corporate events to birthday celebrations.

Imperial Restaurant
998 St-Laurent Boulevard
Pricing: $20 +
www.imperialmontreal.com
If authentic Dim Sum is what you seek, then head straight to the top of Chinatown’s tallest building to discover the Imperial Restaurant, Montréal’s Dim Sum specialist. Serving up authentic Cantonese dishes in a bright and modern décor, the Imperial Restaurant will transport you to Hong Kong with its aromatic flavours and distinctive Chinese décor! Dim Sum has been bringing people together for centuries, a tradition that the Imperial Restaurant is proud to uphold. ChiuChow dumplings, sticky rice with chicken, pork, shrimp and shiitake mushrooms wrapped in lotus leaves, and steamed coriander beef balls are just some of the delectably fresh choices handmade daily. Alongside, of course, copious quantities of green tea. Other authentic Chinese dishes include crispy duck, stir-fried beef with black bean sauce, and moo shu pork. A variety of hot pots and noodle dishes round out this delicious menu.

Ruby Rouge
1008 Clark Street
Pricing: More than $20 +
www.restaurantrubyrouge.com
Nestled in the heart of Montréal’s Chinatown and located a few steps away from many of the major hotels and tourist sites, the Ruby Rouge Restaurant offers dim sum, authentic Cantonese and spicy Szechuan cuisines as well as Chinese hotpots.

Restaurant Chinatown Kim Fun
1111 St- Urbain Street
Pricing: $20 +
www.restaurantchinatownkimfung.com
A Montréal dim sum favourite, the Restaurant ChinaTown Kim Fung serves up authentic Cantonese fare in a bustling, jovial atmosphere. No need for a menu here: patrons choose their fare from an armada of trollies, piled high with steamed and fried dumplings plus a host of classic Cantonese-Szechuan dishes, that pass by the tables. Chow mein with soya sauce, sesame balls with lotus or red beans, Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce and steamed Chinese pork buns are just a few of the many delicious options on the restaurant’s expansive menu that changes daily. Tucked away in a shopping mall, this Chinatown culinary staple is perfect for a family gathering, a business lunch or, thanks to an experienced catering team, a special occasion, such as an anniversary party, a wedding or a business reception.

LOV McGill
464 McGill Street
Pricing: $15 +
www.lov.com
LOV (Local, Organic and Vegetarian) stems from the passion of its owners and their desire to get back to the basics by focusing on botanical cuisine based on three principles: 1) Vegetables are the kings of the garden; 2) Freshness and more freshness; and 3) Superfoods for all our super customers. This vegan and vegetarian restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, offering a healthy solution for customers concerned about their exposed brick walls, well-being and the environment around them. The alcohol menu offers natural and biodynamic wines as well as organic beers.

Boris Bistro
465 McGill Street
Pricing: $20 +
www.borisbistro.com
Amidst the concrete skyscrapers and cobblestone streets of Montréal’s historic district rests a delightful bistro with one of the most enchanting terrace. Boris Bistro invites patrons in for a scrumptious meal and relaxing afternoon drink in its two-level outdoor terrace. Boris’ menu is entirely gluten-free, except the baguette, and also offers a large selection of organic wines. Boris Bistro is the only restaurant in Québec being “Certified Gluten Free”.

Brit & Chips
433 McGill
Pricing: $15 +
www.britandchips.com
Brit & Chips captures the best aspects of traditional fish and chips from the U.K. and adds some of the local flavour and style for which Montréal is well known. With a menu created by a team of the city’s pre-eminent experts in English cuisine and aesthetics, the restaurant serves up the best that Britain has to offer, with a little spice from Québec.

Vallier Bistro
425 McGill Street
Pricing: $15 +
www.vallierbistro.com
A contemporary Montréal bistro inspired by local flavours and Montrealers’ favourite dishes, Vallier not only offers decade-old comforting classics like mac and cheese and shepherd’s pie, but also serves up seasonal new dishes. A lot of Québec ingredients are used to prepare items on the menu, as well as cocktails and other beverages. Vallier also serves brunch during weekends and holidays.

Maison du Magret
102 St-Antoine Street West
Pricing: $20 +
www.maisondumagret.com
Located in the vault area of a former bank, La Maison du Magret is a fine blend of the traditional and the contemporary. Serving up delights from southwestern France, the restaurant offers a diversity of specialties, including foie gras in a several forms—torchonstyle, in a block, escalope, and Périgourd tourin. Other favourites include roasted duck breast, seasoned with Espelette pepper and topped with foie gras sauce. The wine list includes private imports and items selected specifically to complement the menu.

Brasserie 701
701 Côte de la Place d’Armes 849-2044
Pricing: $45 – $65
www.brasserie701.com
Inspired by the great Parisian pubs and renowned for its lively atmosphere, Brasserie 701 invites you to share memorable meals in an elegant setting of grandiose Neoclassical-style architecture. Every day, from breakfast to dinner, not to mention brunch served on Saturdays and Sundays, the menu features the classics of French pubs.

Tapas 24
420 Notre-Dame Street West
Pricing: $20 +
www.tapas24.ca
Straight from Barcelona comes Tapas 24, a modern tapas bar that embodies the vibrant taste, energy and spirit inherent to this cosmopolitan city. Bright colours, zesty flavours and a viviacious atmosphere make for an authentic Catalan dining experience! From succulent Iberian ham croquettes to spicy las bravas potatoes to classic seafood stew, Tapas 24 highlights the tasty bites and everyday dishes in Spanish culture. Inspired by Chef Abellan’s Catalan cuisine, the wine list features a variety of affordable Spanish and Catalan vintages by the glass or the bottle. Spacious and bright, the modern dining room with mezzanine showcases an interesting blend of wood, cast iron and leather. An intricate array of patterned tiles adorns the main wall and terrace floor, a nod to the city of Barcelona.

Olive et Gourmando
351 St-Paul Street West
Pricing: $15 +
www.oliveetgourmando.com
Olive et Gourmando on Saint-Paul Street West, is a classic. It started out as a bakery and still is serving beautiful organic breads, pastries and paninis. Homemade muffins and “extraordinaire brownies” are to die for and the coffee is always full-bodied, aromatic and comforting.

Food Court at Complexe Desjardins
www.complexedesjardins.com/en/restaurants
Accessible via the Underground network or from the main entrance on René-Lévesques Blvd or Ste-Catherine Street.
A wide range of food outlets and seating is available.

Food Court at the World Trade Centre
www.centredecommercemondial.com/en/shop s/cafes-and-restaurants
Accessible via the Underground network or from the main entrance on St-Antoine Street.
A wide range of food outlets and seating is available.