7 new restaurants to try in downtown Montreal

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  • © Patricia Brochu
In the past few weeks, restaurant openings in downtown Montreal have been making headlines. Important projects, such as the new Time Out Market Montreal food hall concept, are moving into the heart of the city for the happiness of all (but especially the foodies of this world)! Here are 7 new restaurants to discover on your next outing.

1. Bazarette: a new wine bar and coffee shop

Bazarette opened its doors downtown Montreal a few months ago. With its refined yet accessible atmosphere, and located just next to the Centre Bell, Bazarette is an oasis of freshness that’s perfect for enjoying a drink or two… or six! Starting in the morning, they also offer excellent coffee for workers to enjoy on site or on the go.

Location: Near the Centre Bell


2. Nevski: Russian-inspired family recipes

Nevski is a new comfort food destination that serves Russian-inspired eats and cocktails in the heart of downtown Montreal. There are two reasons why you should absolutely try it: the menu is affordable and the restaurant has implemented several eco-friendly actions!

Location: On Stanley Street, near Dorchester Square

Photo : @yuqii___eats
Photo : @yuqii___eats

3. Le Boulevardier: a new upscale restaurant

Opened only a few months ago, Le Boulevardier suggests a menu inspired by Parisian brasseries and features fresh and local fare, with a strong emphasis on seafood. A French-inspired wine list, reinvented retro cocktails, and a variety of whisk(e)ys and cognacs round out the offering.

Location: At Le Germain Hotel Montreal


4. Café Olimpico: a coffee shop with an established reputation

Renowned for having the best espresso in town, Café Olimpico has just opened its third branch in downtown Montreal. Customers will also be able to enjoy the Italian pastries served by the coffee shop.

Location: On Robert-Bourassa boulevard, near McGill station


5. Pho Lien Express: Vietnamese food on the go

Very popular in Côte-des-Neiges, this restaurant of Vietnamese soups has opened a new branch downtown in a take-out version. More than 16 choices of Vietnamese soups are on the menu as well as other traditional Vietnamese dishes.

Location: On Bishop Street

6. Cathcart: a new food hall concept

Opened since last week, Cathcart is THE new gourmet destination in downtown! This new space includes 3 full-service restaurants, 9 food counters and two cafés. During the year, the food hall will also offer several events that will be perfect for your happy hour.

Location: At Place Ville Marie

Photo : Patricia Brochu
Photo : Patricia Brochu

7. Tbsp.: a modern setting and gourmet dishes

This new Italian-inspired eatery opened its doors last November, just before the holiday season. Tbsp. is a story of expertise and culinary perfection. It is ensuring that every plate not only highlights the freshness of its parts but shines in its entirety.

Location: At W Montreal


With all these new restaurant openings, you sure have some great spots to discover on your next evening with your friends.