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No Kids: Montreal's Best 18 and Over Restaurants

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Suddenly, it seems, bars disguised as restaurants are everywhere in Montreal. Buzzy, and for the most part casual, these 18 and over spots put as much emphasis on food as drink. Several employ decorated chefs, or enlist prominent ringers to compose seasonal menus. All are well-suited for date nights and low-key late-night dinners, with nary a kid in sight.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Yïsst

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901 Saint-Zotique Est, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 439-0992
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This spacious Petite-Patrie bar opened in spring 2015 with a draft menu of house beers made in collaboration with Succursale and Mabrasserie co-op. Food-wise there are flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, and house-made party mixes.

2. Isle de Garde

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1039 rue Beaubien Est, Montreal
QC H2S 1T3, Canada
(514) 831-0181
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Thanks to its interesting draft list and pub food done well, Isle de Garde is a new favourite among beer nerds and Petite-Patrie residents. Note that children are allowed before 4 p.m., and then it’s 18 and older until close.

3. Le Sieur d'Iberville

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2490, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2H 1L3, Canada
(515) 525-4448
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Kitchen appointments like a wood-fired rotisserie make the inspired pub fare stand out at this Plateau tavern. Come for 5 à 7 specials, to watch the game, or to enjoy one of the city's best burgers, washed down with a couple pints.

4. Boswell Brasserie Artisanale

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2407 Mont-Royal E, Montreal
QC H2H 1L2, Canada
(438) 386-4661
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Montreal beer bars have beefed up their food menus in recent years, and this Plateau alehouse, newly opened last fall, is further proof. Boswell's brand of pub grub includes half a dozen apps and mains, and a handful of sides.

5. Bishop & Bagg

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52 St-Viateur, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 277-4400
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Upscale British pub dishes are served in intimate environs on Saint-Viateur, and the interesting cocktail menu can hang with any other Mile End cocktail bar. Big on brunch, too.

6. Bar Henrietta

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115, avenue Laurier Ouest, Montreal
QC H2T 2N6, Canada
(514) 276-4282
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The Baldwin Barmacie reboot, from the owners of Balsam Inn and Dominion Square Tavern, is a beaut of a bar. It features Éric Dupuis’s Portuguese-influenced menu (think inspired grilled cheese, clams, chorizo and baby squid), a cocktail program, and natural, organic wines.

7. Rouge Gorge

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1234, ave. Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2J 1Y1, Canada
(514) 303-3869
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This popular new Plateau wine bar from Laurent Farre and Alain Rochard serves — wait for it — small plates made with local, organic ingredients, and the occasional cassoulet for two (see photo). Chef Julien Rochard, Alain's son, makes a mean tartiflette and boudin parmentier. A notable success story in a neighbourhood where, of late, restaurants close more frequently than they open.

8. Buvette Chez Simone

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4869 ave. du Parc, Montreal
QC H2V 4K7, Canada
(514) 750-6577
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This beloved, perpetually-packed buvette nearly sets the standard for convivial wine bars. Nosh on tapas, cheeses, and charcuterie, and, come summer, enjoy that Park Avenue terrasse.

9. Majestique

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4105, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 439-1850
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Too few places in this city offer decent cocktails and a gourmet foot-long hot dog until 2 a.m. Thankfully there’s Majestique, where weekend brunch is also 18 plus.

10. Furco

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425 rue Mayor, Montreal
QC H3A 2E4, Canada
(514) 764-3588
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This wine bar tucked on tidy Mayor street is a favourite with the downtown 5 à 7 set, thanks to oysters, charcuterie, cheese, snacks, and a compact main dish menu.

11. Biirū

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1433, rue city councillors, Montreal
QC H3A 2E4, Canada
(514) 903-1555
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This trendy downtown izakaya features signature cocktails, sake, and soju. Enjoy Japanese-style salads, soba noodles, gyozas, ramen, yakitori, and much more.

12. Jatoba

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1184 Place Phillips, Montreal
QC H3B 3C8, Canada
(514) 871-1184
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Chef Olivier Vigneault (formerly of Yuzu in Quebec City) heads the kitchen at Jatoba, whose menu and décor have impressed critics and Kelly Ripa alike.

13. Escondite

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1206, avenue Union, Montreal
QC H3B 3C4, Canada
(514) 419-9755
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At Escondite, the squad behind Biiru gives you mojitos, micheladas, tequila cocktails, tacos, ceviche, and stunt comfort plates like the El General Chapo, a General Tao chicken riff with tamarind, agave, and guajillo chiles.

14. Balsam Inn

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1237 Rue Metcalfe, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 507-9207
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The sister restaurant to Dominion Square Tavern has an Italian-ish menu, spirited cocktails, and a pretty decadent desserts list. Ace décor too.

15. Dominion Square Tavern

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1243 rue Metcalfe, Montreal
QC H3B 2V5, Canada
(514) 564-5056
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In the heart of downtown Montreal, come to Dominion Square for Old World tavern atmosphere, well-executed classic cocktails, and English pub meets French bistro dishes to match.
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16. Mimi la Nuit

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22 Rue St-Paul Est, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 507-5449
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Chef Ali El Garani, formerly of Buvette Chez Simone and Pullman, recently took the reins of this Old Montreal wine bar's kitchen. The new menu features “more bar food, done well” and house-made charcuterie.

17. Chez Dallaire

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2035, rue Wellington, Montreal
QC H3K 1W7, Canada
(438) 384-3130
This cozy Pointe-Saint-Charles bar, opened by principal Hugo Dallaire last summer, bills itself as a cocktail bar meets Québecois gastropub.

18. Ludger

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4001 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC, Canada
(438) 383-3229
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A solid spot for date drinks and nosh, including snacks like polenta fries and nuts, and more substantial fare. The bar itself is 18-plus, but young ’uns can sit outside on the terrasse in warmer months.

19. Loïc

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5001, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC H4C 1T2, Canada
(514) 439-6806
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Located in the landmark Molson's Bank below music venue Turbo Haüs, Loïc pours interesting cocktails and wines (on Sundays, most notably), and serves refined bar eats.

20. Le Mousso

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1023, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H2L 1P8, Canada
(438) 384-7410
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Chef Antonin Mousseau-Rivard has a bar permit for his widely praised prix fixe format Centre-Sud restaurant. “[M]y dinner was so stimulating but because I was just so thrilled to be eating seriously sophisticated food in Montreal again,” raved Lesley Chesterman in the Gazette. This April Le Mousso will open six days a week (save for Tuesdays), and pivot to a bar menu from 10:30 p.m. until 1 a.m., with à la carte plates under $15.

1. Yïsst

901 Saint-Zotique Est, Montreal, QC, Canada
This spacious Petite-Patrie bar opened in spring 2015 with a draft menu of house beers made in collaboration with Succursale and Mabrasserie co-op. Food-wise there are flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, and house-made party mixes.
901 Saint-Zotique Est, Montreal
QC, Canada

2. Isle de Garde

1039 rue Beaubien Est, Montreal, QC H2S 1T3, Canada
Thanks to its interesting draft list and pub food done well, Isle de Garde is a new favourite among beer nerds and Petite-Patrie residents. Note that children are allowed before 4 p.m., and then it’s 18 and older until close.
1039 rue Beaubien Est, Montreal
QC H2S 1T3, Canada

3. Le Sieur d'Iberville

2490, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC H2H 1L3, Canada
Kitchen appointments like a wood-fired rotisserie make the inspired pub fare stand out at this Plateau tavern. Come for 5 à 7 specials, to watch the game, or to enjoy one of the city's best burgers, washed down with a couple pints.
2490, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2H 1L3, Canada

4. Boswell Brasserie Artisanale

2407 Mont-Royal E, Montreal, QC H2H 1L2, Canada
Montreal beer bars have beefed up their food menus in recent years, and this Plateau alehouse, newly opened last fall, is further proof. Boswell's brand of pub grub includes half a dozen apps and mains, and a handful of sides.
2407 Mont-Royal E, Montreal
QC H2H 1L2, Canada

5. Bishop & Bagg

52 St-Viateur, Montreal, QC, Canada
Upscale British pub dishes are served in intimate environs on Saint-Viateur, and the interesting cocktail menu can hang with any other Mile End cocktail bar. Big on brunch, too.
52 St-Viateur, Montreal
QC, Canada

6. Bar Henrietta

115, avenue Laurier Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2N6, Canada
The Baldwin Barmacie reboot, from the owners of Balsam Inn and Dominion Square Tavern, is a beaut of a bar. It features Éric Dupuis’s Portuguese-influenced menu (think inspired grilled cheese, clams, chorizo and baby squid), a cocktail program, and natural, organic wines.
115, avenue Laurier Ouest, Montreal
QC H2T 2N6, Canada

7. Rouge Gorge

1234, ave. Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC H2J 1Y1, Canada
This popular new Plateau wine bar from Laurent Farre and Alain Rochard serves — wait for it — small plates made with local, organic ingredients, and the occasional cassoulet for two (see photo). Chef Julien Rochard, Alain's son, makes a mean tartiflette and boudin parmentier. A notable success story in a neighbourhood where, of late, restaurants close more frequently than they open.
1234, ave. Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2J 1Y1, Canada

8. Buvette Chez Simone

4869 ave. du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4K7, Canada
This beloved, perpetually-packed buvette nearly sets the standard for convivial wine bars. Nosh on tapas, cheeses, and charcuterie, and, come summer, enjoy that Park Avenue terrasse.
4869 ave. du Parc, Montreal
QC H2V 4K7, Canada

9. Majestique

4105, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC, Canada
Too few places in this city offer decent cocktails and a gourmet foot-long hot dog until 2 a.m. Thankfully there’s Majestique, where weekend brunch is also 18 plus.
4105, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC, Canada

10. Furco

425 rue Mayor, Montreal, QC H3A 2E4, Canada
This wine bar tucked on tidy Mayor street is a favourite with the downtown 5 à 7 set, thanks to oysters, charcuterie, cheese, snacks, and a compact main dish menu.
425 rue Mayor, Montreal
QC H3A 2E4, Canada

11. Biirū

1433, rue city councillors, Montreal, QC H3A 2E4, Canada
This trendy downtown izakaya features signature cocktails, sake, and soju. Enjoy Japanese-style salads, soba noodles, gyozas, ramen, yakitori, and much more.
1433, rue city councillors, Montreal
QC H3A 2E4, Canada

12. Jatoba

1184 Place Phillips, Montreal, QC H3B 3C8, Canada
Chef Olivier Vigneault (formerly of Yuzu in Quebec City) heads the kitchen at Jatoba, whose menu and décor have impressed critics and Kelly Ripa alike.
1184 Place Phillips, Montreal
QC H3B 3C8, Canada

13. Escondite

1206, avenue Union, Montreal, QC H3B 3C4, Canada
At Escondite, the squad behind Biiru gives you mojitos, micheladas, tequila cocktails, tacos, ceviche, and stunt comfort plates like the El General Chapo, a General Tao chicken riff with tamarind, agave, and guajillo chiles.
1206, avenue Union, Montreal
QC H3B 3C4, Canada

14. Balsam Inn

1237 Rue Metcalfe, Montreal, QC, Canada
The sister restaurant to Dominion Square Tavern has an Italian-ish menu, spirited cocktails, and a pretty decadent desserts list. Ace décor too.
1237 Rue Metcalfe, Montreal
QC, Canada

15. Dominion Square Tavern

1243 rue Metcalfe, Montreal, QC H3B 2V5, Canada
Randall Brodeur
In the heart of downtown Montreal, come to Dominion Square for Old World tavern atmosphere, well-executed classic cocktails, and English pub meets French bistro dishes to match.
1243 rue Metcalfe, Montreal
QC H3B 2V5, Canada

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16. Mimi la Nuit

22 Rue St-Paul Est, Montreal, QC, Canada
Chef Ali El Garani, formerly of Buvette Chez Simone and Pullman, recently took the reins of this Old Montreal wine bar's kitchen. The new menu features “more bar food, done well” and house-made charcuterie.
22 Rue St-Paul Est, Montreal
QC, Canada

17. Chez Dallaire

2035, rue Wellington, Montreal, QC H3K 1W7, Canada
This cozy Pointe-Saint-Charles bar, opened by principal Hugo Dallaire last summer, bills itself as a cocktail bar meets Québecois gastropub.
2035, rue Wellington, Montreal
QC H3K 1W7, Canada

18. Ludger

4001 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC, Canada
A solid spot for date drinks and nosh, including snacks like polenta fries and nuts, and more substantial fare. The bar itself is 18-plus, but young ’uns can sit outside on the terrasse in warmer months.
4001 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC, Canada

19. Loïc

5001, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC H4C 1T2, Canada
Located in the landmark Molson's Bank below music venue Turbo Haüs, Loïc pours interesting cocktails and wines (on Sundays, most notably), and serves refined bar eats.
5001, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC H4C 1T2, Canada

20. Le Mousso

1023, rue Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H2L 1P8, Canada
Chef Antonin Mousseau-Rivard has a bar permit for his widely praised prix fixe format Centre-Sud restaurant. “[M]y dinner was so stimulating but because I was just so thrilled to be eating seriously sophisticated food in Montreal again,” raved Lesley Chesterman in the Gazette. This April Le Mousso will open six days a week (save for Tuesdays), and pivot to a bar menu from 10:30 p.m. until 1 a.m., with à la carte plates under $15.
1023, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H2L 1P8, Canada

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