Where to Eat & Drink This Month:

Right now, the choice of (safely) going out to eat is completely up to you. This being said, we will most definitely continue to keep you informed the best we can about the new places opening or revamping their offers to help you make the best of the current situation, and to direct you to some delicious food in incredible restaurants.

—By Marie-Ève Venne


*Please refer to each individual establishment’s website/social media concerning their hours of operation.

Happening Gourmand

Old Port of Montreal

For the first time ever, Happening Gourmand is taking place for a special summer edition. From August 3rd – August 30th, diners can taste the very best of Old Montreal at a reduced price at diverse locations such as Vieux-Port Steakhouse, Taverne Gaspar, BEVO Bar + Pizzeria, JACOPO, Modavie, Brasserie 701, the brand-new NELLi Café + Vin Nature, Méchant Boeuf, Maggie Oakes and KYO Bar Japonais. All the restaurants will each offer table d’hôte dinners beginning at $25 and 7 brunch table d’hôte options at $17. To also help you enjoy Happening Gourmand safely from home, the event has partnered with Doordash to create more flexible dinner dining options.



386 Ave Richmond

Feast on the Mediterranean cuisine of this newcomer in Griffintown that has officially opened last month. The menu is an interpretation of traditional Eastern Mediterranean cuisine and will consist of numerous dips such as homemade hummus, eggplant, labneh and creamy tahini as well as numerous salads. AYLA also offers a wine list that focuses on more classic bottles from Europe and the Middle East, along with a great selection of bio wines. The house has also concocted a dozen signature cocktails for the aperitif.


Verdun Beach

4816 Wellington St

Taking the place of Le Balconville, the place offers wine, alcoholic beverages as well as friendly food to Verdunites and all those interested. The menu is composed of small dishes that are perfect to share with friends. Vegetarians will be happy to know that there are great options for meatless dishes. Calling itself a guinguette, a festive place where good food and socializing are the order of the day, the place seems to be ideal for a happy hour with friends. The wine list includes a myriad of white, red, orange, rosé and yellow wines.


Bar Mamie

328 Rue Beaubien Est

Say yes to their menu laden with cheese, charcuterie, and an impressive selection of imported wines. Mamie is aiming for a casual, bar de quartier kind of vibe: beyond the cheese and charcuterie, expect a menu that riffs on some old school dishes in small plate format (blinis with salmon gravlax, fancied-up deviled eggs). While it definitely looks to be more of an evening scene, the bar is open from noon Thursday to Sunday, with café service and a small gourmet épicerie section indoors.


Taverne Gaspar

89 Rue de la Commune Est

This must-stop venue in Old Montreal serving up gourmet pub-style dishes and brunch options has a great daily 5 à 7 promos for summer, which includes an 8oz glass for the price of a 5oz glass on selected wines, a pint of Gaspar beer for $6, and their famous Johnnie Ginger pitcher for $30. The place also has a large terrace on Rue de la Commune which has become a pedestrian street for the summer, allowing you to enjoy some good time in a perfectly safe way.


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Written on: August 14, 2020