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Get Lunch Done Right at These Montreal Restaurants

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| Randall Brodeur

Lunch can be a dreary enterprise in this city, especially for those who want to cobble together a memorable midday meal at the last minute. It pays to plan, and, as always, to do some research. Want a change from the drudgery of weekday brown bag repertoire? Check out these fine Montreal restaurants, open all or most weekdays (note that many are closed Mondays).

Looking to lunch downtown or in Old Montreal? There's a guide for that over here.

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At Hà, enjoy takes on bia hoi Vietnamese street food from chef Ross Louangsignotha and company. Open Tuesday to Friday for lunch from noon to 3 p.m.

Red Tiger

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Red Tiger, a Village cocktail bar with Vietnamese pub grub, opens for lunch Tuesday to Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Restaurant le Mile-Ex

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Lunch at Grégory Paul's Mile-Ex restaurant starts with the likes of the hefty Motherf***er Burger and famous Merguez Squid Roll.
Lawrence's little neighbour is quite the versatile lunch option. Small plates to share, a late breakfast for lunch, or a heftier, drawn out meal for those who have time to linger. With excellent coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails to boot.

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The nifty wine bar makeover of Le Paris Beurre opens for lunch from Monday to Friday as of 11 a.m. Enjoy well-made, affordable bistro fare (no dish is over $22), and, natch, stellar juice.
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Le St-Urbain

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Marc-André Royal's Ahuntsic restaurant is a reliable staple on the city's culinary scene. Chef Adam Ganten serves up dishes with a bistro feel (soups, salmon, risotto) but fine-dining refinement — there's also a five-course degustation as a lunch option.

Dinette Triple Crown

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Lunch is a great time to beat the crowds at this queue-stricken purveyor of excellent fried chicken and other Southern food. Their hugely popular picnic baskets are a good summer option, but few seem to realize that there's a full dining room on site, too. Tip: ask about the daily specials.
The city's finest Greek restaurant is known as a veritable treat on the seafood front, although evening diners will usually pay a handsome sum for it. Lunch, however, is served every weekday, a steal at three courses for $25. They also guarantee in-and-out service within an hour if needed.

Le Quartier Général

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Vincent Chatelais and Dominic Laflamme have built this tucked-away Gilford Street spot up into one of the most popular neighbourhood restaurants in the Plateau. The lunch table d'hôte is a steal for technically on-point French cuisine; day drinkers take note: it's BYOB, too.

Moleskine

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Some of the city's best pizzas are served on the more casual ground level of this somewhat new arrival from the people behind wine bar Pullman. Head upstairs and it's more formal Italian from chef Frédéric St-Aubin.
By virtue of selling falafel and shawarma, Sumac is on the casual end of this guide, but it's nonetheless an eminently pleasing option for a sit-down lunch, with flavour-packed salads, pickles, and dips rounding out a menu that is a notch above your average shawarma vendor.
Modern Portuguese is the focus at this newer St-Henri locale — befitting the cuisine, piri-piri chicken and grilled seafood options are among the strengths.
Much like other places on this map, lunch is an excellent time to beat the crowds at Antonio Park's eponymous Westmount restaurant. Park staples like the full omakase or kobe beef may not be on offer at the noon hour, but the essence of the restaurant still shines through in lunchy options like teriyaki don or chirashi.

At Hà, enjoy takes on bia hoi Vietnamese street food from chef Ross Louangsignotha and company. Open Tuesday to Friday for lunch from noon to 3 p.m.

Red Tiger

Red Tiger, a Village cocktail bar with Vietnamese pub grub, opens for lunch Tuesday to Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Restaurant le Mile-Ex

Lunch at Grégory Paul's Mile-Ex restaurant starts with the likes of the hefty Motherf***er Burger and famous Merguez Squid Roll.

Larrys

Lawrence's little neighbour is quite the versatile lunch option. Small plates to share, a late breakfast for lunch, or a heftier, drawn out meal for those who have time to linger. With excellent coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails to boot.

Les Fillettes

The nifty wine bar makeover of Le Paris Beurre opens for lunch from Monday to Friday as of 11 a.m. Enjoy well-made, affordable bistro fare (no dish is over $22), and, natch, stellar juice.
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Le St-Urbain

Marc-André Royal's Ahuntsic restaurant is a reliable staple on the city's culinary scene. Chef Adam Ganten serves up dishes with a bistro feel (soups, salmon, risotto) but fine-dining refinement — there's also a five-course degustation as a lunch option.

Dinette Triple Crown

Lunch is a great time to beat the crowds at this queue-stricken purveyor of excellent fried chicken and other Southern food. Their hugely popular picnic baskets are a good summer option, but few seem to realize that there's a full dining room on site, too. Tip: ask about the daily specials.

Milos

The city's finest Greek restaurant is known as a veritable treat on the seafood front, although evening diners will usually pay a handsome sum for it. Lunch, however, is served every weekday, a steal at three courses for $25. They also guarantee in-and-out service within an hour if needed.

Le Quartier Général

Vincent Chatelais and Dominic Laflamme have built this tucked-away Gilford Street spot up into one of the most popular neighbourhood restaurants in the Plateau. The lunch table d'hôte is a steal for technically on-point French cuisine; day drinkers take note: it's BYOB, too.

Moleskine

Some of the city's best pizzas are served on the more casual ground level of this somewhat new arrival from the people behind wine bar Pullman. Head upstairs and it's more formal Italian from chef Frédéric St-Aubin.

Sumac

By virtue of selling falafel and shawarma, Sumac is on the casual end of this guide, but it's nonetheless an eminently pleasing option for a sit-down lunch, with flavour-packed salads, pickles, and dips rounding out a menu that is a notch above your average shawarma vendor.

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Modern Portuguese is the focus at this newer St-Henri locale — befitting the cuisine, piri-piri chicken and grilled seafood options are among the strengths.

Park

Much like other places on this map, lunch is an excellent time to beat the crowds at Antonio Park's eponymous Westmount restaurant. Park staples like the full omakase or kobe beef may not be on offer at the noon hour, but the essence of the restaurant still shines through in lunchy options like teriyaki don or chirashi.

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