Where to eat in
Here are all the new places to try right now, to feast on the best of what Montreal has to offer.
By Marie-Ève Venne
The new Peel Street bar is the perfect place to brunch with friends and stop for a quick bite between appointments. On the menu, there is a great selection of salads, toasts, bowls and matcha drinks. You can drink it in a shot, latte, turmeric and ginger and add the vegetable milk of your choice! The restaurant also offers a selection of fresh caffeine-free drinks such as Livia-monade and cold-pressed juices.
The menu offered at this foodie favourite is all about simple dishes made with fresh ingredients and perfect execution. What is served on your plates might slightly differ from what is advertised on the wall, since O’Thym champions organic and local farm and vegetable production, and adapts their menu to the daily deliveries. The restaurant is also eco-responsible and changes its menu according to the seasons.
Coffeeshop by day and wine bar with a retro feel at night, Le Roseline sets the perfect vibe for a night out with friends or a romantic date under the dimmed lights. The food menu offers classic dishes and revisited ones like pot-au-feu, beef tartare, mimosa eggs (simply delicious) or, for sweet teeth, Norwegian omelette. We strongly suggest that you give a go to their perfectly crispy Brussel sprouts served with capers and Parmesan cheese. For spirits lovers, the house also offers a nice selection of local gins.
Inspired by Quebec strongman Louis Cyr, The Cyr offers a menu with new culinary creations or revisited classics, such as poke nachos and lobster French Toast. But the main attraction here is the addition by Cyr of an ice bar. A freezer bar has been set up in an ice bar where it serves a selection of about 70 types of imported and local vodkas, offering three shots of vodka for $30. It’s truly a one of a kind experience that will add some excitement to your regular bar crawl.
A lively urban square at the heart of the city’s busiest routes and summer terraces, Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten echoes the vitality of Montreal streets. The entirety of the space offers seating for more than 1000 people, with 15 kiosks of resto-bars, bistros, and cafés, including three restaurants with table service. The design elements are positioned to create subdivisions and variations in tonality, lighting, and ambiance, while thematic elements such as planters and banquettes provide a sense of continuity extending to the external esplanade and throughout Le Cathcart’s spaces.