With mismatched velvet chairs and a colorful interior, Regine Cafe is a hip and retro spot to take a break from visiting the sites of the city and enjoy a peaceful lunch. The small restaurant’s menu emphasizes the local flavors and the culture of Montreal with an assortment of sandwiches and the gooey macaroni and cheese that is more addicting than it lets on.
1840 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2G 1L6, Canada +1 514-903-0676
Primo & Secondo
Located next to Le Marche Jean-Talon, Primo & Secondo is in a prime location to access the freshest of ingredients. The menu is displayed on a blackboard in the restaurant, and features a seasonal menu that is subject to change based on availability. The restaurant also offers a complete list of wines from aged, private imports and specialty to accompany any meal.
7023 Saint-Dominique. Petite Italie. Montreal, QC +1 514-908-0838
Hostaria has a warm friendly atmosphere that exudes from their smiling and efficient staff. The restaurant seeks to remind guests of the comforts of home, and bring about a sense of nostalgia with each bite of the family recipes that the cooks recreate. The decor is modern and perfect for a romantic dinner for two, as the menu offers exciting dishes such as pappardelle with boar ragu or swordfish with mint and pine nuts.
236 Rue Saint Zotique E, Montréal, QC H2S 1K9, Canada +1 514-273-5776
A restaurant specializing in French cuisine, Chez Chose features a seasonal menu that is supplied by many Quebecois craftsmen who ensure that the ingredients are the freshest and best that they can be. The inventive menu is located on a blackboard and changes from season to season and includes items such as rabbit confit, risotto and venison. This restaurant is relaxing, the food satisfying, and the international and domestic wines pair perfectly with each entree.
1879 Belanger Street, Montréal, QC H2S 1B6, Canada +1 514-843-2152
This BYO restaurant allows for guest to bring their own wine with them so that their meal is completed to their satisfaction. The menu offers a range of items using French techniques with Latin influences, creating an interesting mix of flavors and ingredients, such as ceviche or scallops with chorizo and salsa verde. Madre also features a fixed price menu on Monday and Thursday. This gives customers the chance to fully engage with what the restaurant has to offer.
2931 Rue Masson, Montréal, QC H1Y 1X5, Canada +1 514-315-7932
Le Quartier General
A small restaurant, Le Quartier General is a Quebecois Bistro serving guests classic dishes from the region. This charming restaurant is very popular with locals and visitor. It is nearly always full, creating a pleasant buzzing atmosphere for conversation. From the open kitchen guests can watch the food like lamb, rabbit and halibut being prepared.
1251 Rue Gilford, Montréal, QC H2J 1R1, Canada +1 514-658-1839
A warehouse-style restaurant complete with communal tables, and bicycles and open lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling, Cafe Falco gives off an intriguing industrial vibe. The restaurant is popular for their free-trade syphon coffee and Japanese dishes. The menu features items such as an assortment of rice bowls, onigiri and classic coffee pastries. This is a perfect brunch place for families, business meetings or hang-outs.
5605 Avenue de Gaspé, Montréal, QC H2T 2M1, Canada +1 514-272-7766
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie
A small restaurant with knowledgeable staff, Les Deux Singes de Montarvie has an animated atmosphere, complete with local art displayed on the walls. The French restaurant seeks to ‘elevate your tastebuds’ and offers a menu with items such as arctic char with potato gnocchi, mussels and foie gras or venison tenderloin. Each entree can be paired with a choice of carefully chosen wine from their extensive collection.
176 Rue Saint Viateur O, Montréal, QC H2T 2L3, Canada +1 514-278-6854
Dinette Triple Crown
The Dinette Triple Crown specializes in American Southern comfort food that can be eaten at their counter stool seating or at one of their picnic tables. The menu is complete with fried chicken, pulled pork and brisket. These can be paired with a choice of classic southern sides, such as cornbread, hushpuppies or mashed potatoes. During the warmer months, guests can choose to get their meal to go in one of Dinette’s baskets and enjoy a picnic lunch in the park across the street.
6704 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2S 3E9, Canada +1 514-272-2617
Cafe Via Dante
The North Italian-themed restaurant, Cafe Via Dante, is a discrete spot that is hard to miss. The restaurant is staffed with chefs that are passionate about food and sharing Italian cuisine and culture with guests. The menu is written on a chalkboard. It offers delectable entrees such as lobster ravioli that will keep guests coming back for more.
251 Rue Dante, Montréal, QC H2S 1K3, Canada +1 514-270-8446