Restaurants in Montreal

Coffee shops and cafes are an example of the French influence in Montreal
The French influence in Montreal is apparent in its many restaurants and bakeries. However, expats will also find that there is such a large variety of cuisines on offer that almost every ethnicity in the city is represented.

The standard of restaurants in Montreal is excellent and service tends to also be very good. A tip of around 15 percent should be added to the bill for good service.

Below are some of the best restaurants in Montreal:
 

Restaurant L'Académie-Montreal

www.lacademie.ca
Address: 2100 Rue Crescent, Montreal, QC H3G 2B8

L’academie is a great Italian restaurant famous for its moules et frites (mussels and fries). The restaurant offers a large selection of steamed mussels in a variety of creative sauces. There are three floors which are constantly busy so it’s best to book a table ahead of time.

 

Joe Beef

www.joebeef.ca
Address: 2491 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC H3J 1N6
Joe Beef is a vintage themed restaurant with a classic menu. The décor is low key and the food is wholesome. Making it into the World's Best 50 Restaurants in 2015, this restaurant has grown from strength to strength since opening its doors in 2005. A picturesque house found in Little Burgundy, it has a focus on steaks and seafoods.
 

Restaurant L’Express

www.restaurantlexpress.com
Address: 3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W 2M4
L’Express is a Montreal institution and expats should visit at least once during their stay in the city. It is an iconic Parisian-style bistro serving authentic French cuisine. The décor is chic but inviting. The duck confit and the calf's liver come highly recommended.
 

Buonanotte

www.buonanotte.com
Address: 3518 Boul St-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X 2V2
This is a well-established Montreal hangout, having opened its doors in 1991. It offers a great selection of Italian classics as well as an array of excellent wines. The atmosphere is vibey and the staff go to great lengths to make diners feel at home. With its genuine desire to remain on the cutting edge of Montreal's trendy nightlife scene, you can rest assured your dinner will be a special one.
 

Bofinger NDG

www.bofinger.ca
Address: 5667 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC H4A 1W6
A humble restaurant serving a fusion of Southern style and Quebec cuisine. Most people come to Bofinger’s for their BBQ delights, which really are a labour of love. With a dedication to smoked meat, the freshest ingredients and homemade sauces, it’s bound to be a great venue for the whole family.
 

Nora Gray

www.noragray.com
Address: 1391 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, QC H3C 1H2, Canada
This is a chic eatery serving hearty southern Italian dishes. Nora Gray also offers an excellent wine selection and diners can enjoy drinks in the restaurants vibrant bar. A superb establishment producing high-quality, seasonal dishes, Nora Gray has grown to become one of the most sought-after dining experiences in the city of Montreal.