It's time to deliver a new Eater 38 for Montreal. This indispensable group of restaurants (listed in geographical order, not ranked) covers many neighbourhoods and styles, and is intended to represent the tapestry of Montreal's dining options, including an array of price points and cuisines. Every few months, newer restaurants (open a minimum of six months) will be considered, alongside worthy older ones. (For a guide to new restaurants, it's best to look at the Eater Heatmap; for a thorough, all-encompassing roadmap to dining in Montreal, check out An Eater's Guide to Montreal.)
With that, please welcome three new restaurants into the fold: first is chef Daniel Vézina's Montreal outpost Laurie Raphaël. Then Plateau favourite Le Quartier Général returns to the 38, a powerhouse for hearty bistro meals (and it's BYOB to boot). Finally, ambassador to char-grilled Japanese skewers Otto Yakitori nabs a place on the 38. This means Impasto, Tuck Shop, and Manitoba are farewelled from the guide — but don't forget about them, as they're still solid tables.
In early November, St-Henri patisserie Libertine Bakehouse closed permanently, meaning a mid-season shuffle is in order for this guide. In its place, please welcome the city's finest Moroccan restaurant, Tangia.Read More