Old Montréal restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Old Montréal

Olive + Gourmando

Named after the owners’ two cats, this bakery-cafe is legendary in town for its hot panini, plump salads and flaky baked goods. Excellent choices include the melted goat's-cheese panini with caramelized onions, deca…
Top Choice International in Old Montréal

Barroco

Small, cozy Barroco has stone walls, flickering candles and beautifully presented plates of roast duck, braised short ribs and grilled fish. The selection is small (just six or so mains and an equal number of appeti…
Top Choice Asian in Old Montréal

Orange Rouge

Hidden down a narrow lane of Chinatown, Orange Rouge has a quaint, low-lit interior that's rather nondescript save for the bright open kitchen at one end and a neon-lit crab sculpture on the wall. Grab a seat at the…
French in Old Montréal

Toqué!

Chef Normand Laprise has earned rave reviews for his innovative recipes based on products sourced from local farms. The bright, wide-open dining room has high ceilings accented by playful splashes of color, and a gl…
International in Old Montréal

Garde-Manger

The buzz surrounding Garde-Manger has barely let up since its opening back in 2006. This small, candlelit restaurant attracts a mix of local scenesters and haute-cuisine-loving out-of-towners who come for lobster ri…
Italian in Old Montréal

Le Serpent

Industrial style dominates at this renovated factory next to the Fonderie Darling art space, which draws a creative tech-industry crowd. The menu features an interesting mix of risottos and pastas (such as bucatini …
Sandwiches in Old Montréal

Titanic

The sandwiches here have office workers scurrying to these cramped basement quarters from all over Old Montréal on their lunch breaks. The varieties are endless and can include grilled veggies with feta, smoked salm…
Chinese in Old Montréal

Qing Hua Dumplings

Dumplings are handmade just a few feet from the dining room, so you know they're made fresh. Order them steamed or fried; either way your taste buds will be very impressed. There's a sister location downtown on Rue …
Chinese in Old Montréal

Mai Xiang Yuan

You’d be hard-pressed to find better dumplings in Montréal than the perfect little bits of heaven, pan-fried or steamed, that come out of the kitchen in this humble hole-in-the-wall. Each plate comes with 15 dumplin…
Spanish in Old Montréal

Tapas, 24

Celebrated Catalan chef Carles Abellan brings a bit of Barcelona magic to the new world with this outstanding addition to Old Montréal – his first foray outside of Spain. Mouth-watering dishes include razor clams, g…