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Where to Eat Right in Rosemont

Venture past Papineau for some banh mi, fried chicken, Tunisian briks, and more

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Rosemont is a veritable mixed bag when it comes to eating. Unlike Hochelaga with its French bistros, Park Ex with its spread of Indian eateries, or Mile End with its trendy lunch spots, Rosemont isn’t dominated by a particular cuisine or dining style. Instead, it feels more like a meeting place for a host of different culinary vibes spilling in from other neighbourhoods. Régine’s enormously popular brunches feel like they could have teleported from the Plateau, restaurant Awkwaba somehow manages to pull off an effortless combo of Greek and African cuisine, and Portuguese spot Casa Vinho gets all the classics right.

Many of Rosemont’s eateries are clustered on Beaubien, especially on the west side — eastern Rosemont is pretty darn residential. And then, further south, there are the commercial pockets of Masson and the Angus Shops.

Looking for places to eat west of Papineau? A separate guide to La Petite-Patrie covers those.

Health experts consider dining out to be a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated. For updated information and regulations, please visit the official sites of the Quebec government and Montreal’s public health authority (Santé Montréal).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Restaurant Mastard

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1879 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H2G 1B6, Canada
(514) 843-2152
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With a name that roughly translates to “big and husky,” Mastard comes through with dishes that are appropriately hearty. But chef Simon Mathys (previously Manitoba) doesn’t sacrifice on finesse, with ingredient’s from Quebec’s land and lakes gorgeously plated and intricately flavoured.

2. Veganation

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6701 Avenue Papineau, Montréal
QC H2G 2X4, Canada
(438) 938-2163
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This cafe-meets-grocery-store-meets-caterer sticks to a simple menu of vegan (and gluten free-friendly) soups, bowls, sandwiches and salads. Expect fresh, colourful ingredients, and all the veggies and grains you can pack into one dish. 

3. La Rose des Sables

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1815 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 1L7, Canada
(514) 593-6655
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This Tunisian spot delivers rich Mediterranean flavours in a homey, warm space. Bring a bottle of your own wine to enjoy with a tagine or one of the restaurant’s signature briks (filo pastry pockets stuffed with meats, veggies, cheeses and eggs.)  

4. Régine

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1840 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 1L6, Canada
(514) 903-0676
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Wildly popular Régine draws line-ups for its brunch most weekends, but here's a tip — they do it on weekdays, too. A classic approach with creative touches makes it shine — the corn waffle with smoked salmon or the coconut milk and mango jam oatmeal are just a few examples.

5. Mitch Deli

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5868 Av. De Lorimier, Montréal
QC H2G 2N9, Canada
(438) 379-1794
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Operating from within De Lorimier record shop Le 180g, the team at pandemic-prompted sandwicherie Mitch Deli is serving what has become a top contender for the best fried chicken sandwich in the city. Also on offer: a polenta-encrusted calamari sandwich, a mushroom sandwich for the books, rotating seasonal veggie dishes, and a reliable natural wine selection.

6. La Boulette

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2223 Beaubien Est, Montreal
QC H2G 1M8, Canada
(514) 903-5599
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With burgers and tartares done with a focus on fresh and local ingredients, La Boulette got into the upscale comfort food game a few years before it took over the city's culinary scene. It also has possibly the swankiest wine for any burger spot in town, with a list made up of private imports.

7. Mon Petit Poulet

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2343 Boulevard Rosemont, Montréal
QC H2G 1T8, Canada
(514) 543-4828
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There’s no scarcity of good chicken in Montreal, but even in this rotisserie-mad city, Mon Petit Poulet manages to stand out. Beyond the classic roast and fried chicken and chicken burgers, nuggets, and hot sandwiches, Mon Petit Poulet also offers ribs, beef burgers, and gussied up club sandwich that adds smoked meat and baconnaise.

8. Le Elsdale Buvette de Quartier

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2381 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 1N3, Canada
(514) 725-9769
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Part café, part buvette, part gourmet shop, Le Elsdale takes regulars from early morning espresso to evening apéro in a cinch — with some elegant bites to boot. Consider their pecorino-dusted carrot cavatelli or halibut in an asparagus and lovage coulis.

9. Hoogan et Beaufort

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4095 Rue Molson, Montreal
QC H1Y 3L1, Canada
(514) 903-1233
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Eater Award-winning chef Marc-André Jetté's first restaurant is a celebration of all things fresh and fire-cooked. A fire pit is key to the restaurant's perfectly Québécois and French approaches.

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10. Sandwicherie Sue

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2660 rue Beaubien E, Montreal
QC H1Y 1G7, Canada
(514) 629-8783
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It's not a regular banh mi, it's a cool banh mi: Susan Lo beefs up the Vietnamese classic with marinades, aioli, and entirely novel concoctions like her Chinese eggplant or shiitake mushroom sandwiches. Plenty of vegetarian options here, too.

11. Mojito & Margarita

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3127 Rue Masson, Montréal
QC H1Y 1X9, Canada
(514) 971-5536
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From two owners, one Mexican and one Cuban, Mojito & Margarita manages to smoothly blend the two culinary traditions in a menu featuring cuban lechon (roast pork) tacos, ceviche tostadas, an orange-infused tres leches flan. A fruity, equally hybrid cocktail menu rounds it all out.

12. Pollo Gustoso de Campagne

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3396 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H1X 1G6, Canada
(514) 727-8363
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Could the city’s best fried chicken be nestled at the back of this small Beaubien Street grocery store? A number of Rosemont denizens believe so.

13. Restaurant Steve Anna

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3302 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H1X 1A1, Canada
(514) 725-3776

A Haitian snack bar and community hangout churning out all the staples: tender cubes of griot, fried beef tassot, and kalalou, Haitian-style okra stew.

14. Casa Vinho

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3750 rue Masson, Montreal
QC H1X 1S6, Canada
(514) 721-8885
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A colourful neighbourhood Portuguese restaurant doing classic Portuguese flavours: grilled octopus (and other seafood), bifana (marinated pork cutlet), and, of course, grilled chicken.

15. Akwaba

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4541 Belanger E., Montreal
QC H1T 1B7, Canada
 (514) 507-1186
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Bring your own wine and pull up a seat for two disparate cuisines that somehow work despite the apparent mismatching. Akwaba does dishes from all over Africa, alongside Greek food, and is surely the only place in town serving both mafe (peanut stew) and moussaka. Choukouya (spiced, braised meat) is one of the big specialties.

1. Restaurant Mastard

1879 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H2G 1B6, Canada

With a name that roughly translates to “big and husky,” Mastard comes through with dishes that are appropriately hearty. But chef Simon Mathys (previously Manitoba) doesn’t sacrifice on finesse, with ingredient’s from Quebec’s land and lakes gorgeously plated and intricately flavoured.

1879 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H2G 1B6, Canada

2. Veganation

6701 Avenue Papineau, Montréal, QC H2G 2X4, Canada

This cafe-meets-grocery-store-meets-caterer sticks to a simple menu of vegan (and gluten free-friendly) soups, bowls, sandwiches and salads. Expect fresh, colourful ingredients, and all the veggies and grains you can pack into one dish. 

6701 Avenue Papineau, Montréal
QC H2G 2X4, Canada

3. La Rose des Sables

1815 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2G 1L7, Canada

This Tunisian spot delivers rich Mediterranean flavours in a homey, warm space. Bring a bottle of your own wine to enjoy with a tagine or one of the restaurant’s signature briks (filo pastry pockets stuffed with meats, veggies, cheeses and eggs.)  

1815 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 1L7, Canada

4. Régine

1840 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2G 1L6, Canada

Wildly popular Régine draws line-ups for its brunch most weekends, but here's a tip — they do it on weekdays, too. A classic approach with creative touches makes it shine — the corn waffle with smoked salmon or the coconut milk and mango jam oatmeal are just a few examples.

1840 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 1L6, Canada

5. Mitch Deli

5868 Av. De Lorimier, Montréal, QC H2G 2N9, Canada

Operating from within De Lorimier record shop Le 180g, the team at pandemic-prompted sandwicherie Mitch Deli is serving what has become a top contender for the best fried chicken sandwich in the city. Also on offer: a polenta-encrusted calamari sandwich, a mushroom sandwich for the books, rotating seasonal veggie dishes, and a reliable natural wine selection.

5868 Av. De Lorimier, Montréal
QC H2G 2N9, Canada

6. La Boulette

2223 Beaubien Est, Montreal, QC H2G 1M8, Canada

With burgers and tartares done with a focus on fresh and local ingredients, La Boulette got into the upscale comfort food game a few years before it took over the city's culinary scene. It also has possibly the swankiest wine for any burger spot in town, with a list made up of private imports.

2223 Beaubien Est, Montreal
QC H2G 1M8, Canada

7. Mon Petit Poulet

2343 Boulevard Rosemont, Montréal, QC H2G 1T8, Canada

There’s no scarcity of good chicken in Montreal, but even in this rotisserie-mad city, Mon Petit Poulet manages to stand out. Beyond the classic roast and fried chicken and chicken burgers, nuggets, and hot sandwiches, Mon Petit Poulet also offers ribs, beef burgers, and gussied up club sandwich that adds smoked meat and baconnaise.

2343 Boulevard Rosemont, Montréal
QC H2G 1T8, Canada

8. Le Elsdale Buvette de Quartier

2381 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2G 1N3, Canada

Part café, part buvette, part gourmet shop, Le Elsdale takes regulars from early morning espresso to evening apéro in a cinch — with some elegant bites to boot. Consider their pecorino-dusted carrot cavatelli or halibut in an asparagus and lovage coulis.

2381 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 1N3, Canada

9. Hoogan et Beaufort

4095 Rue Molson, Montreal, QC H1Y 3L1, Canada
Randall Brodeur

Eater Award-winning chef Marc-André Jetté's first restaurant is a celebration of all things fresh and fire-cooked. A fire pit is key to the restaurant's perfectly Québécois and French approaches.

4095 Rue Molson, Montreal
QC H1Y 3L1, Canada

10. Sandwicherie Sue

2660 rue Beaubien E, Montreal, QC H1Y 1G7, Canada

It's not a regular banh mi, it's a cool banh mi: Susan Lo beefs up the Vietnamese classic with marinades, aioli, and entirely novel concoctions like her Chinese eggplant or shiitake mushroom sandwiches. Plenty of vegetarian options here, too.

2660 rue Beaubien E, Montreal
QC H1Y 1G7, Canada

11. Mojito & Margarita

3127 Rue Masson, Montréal, QC H1Y 1X9, Canada

From two owners, one Mexican and one Cuban, Mojito & Margarita manages to smoothly blend the two culinary traditions in a menu featuring cuban lechon (roast pork) tacos, ceviche tostadas, an orange-infused tres leches flan. A fruity, equally hybrid cocktail menu rounds it all out.

3127 Rue Masson, Montréal
QC H1Y 1X9, Canada

12. Pollo Gustoso de Campagne

3396 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H1X 1G6, Canada

Could the city’s best fried chicken be nestled at the back of this small Beaubien Street grocery store? A number of Rosemont denizens believe so.

3396 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H1X 1G6, Canada

13. Restaurant Steve Anna

3302 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H1X 1A1, Canada

A Haitian snack bar and community hangout churning out all the staples: tender cubes of griot, fried beef tassot, and kalalou, Haitian-style okra stew.

3302 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H1X 1A1, Canada

14. Casa Vinho

3750 rue Masson, Montreal, QC H1X 1S6, Canada

A colourful neighbourhood Portuguese restaurant doing classic Portuguese flavours: grilled octopus (and other seafood), bifana (marinated pork cutlet), and, of course, grilled chicken.

3750 rue Masson, Montreal
QC H1X 1S6, Canada

15. Akwaba

4541 Belanger E., Montreal, QC H1T 1B7, Canada

Bring your own wine and pull up a seat for two disparate cuisines that somehow work despite the apparent mismatching. Akwaba does dishes from all over Africa, alongside Greek food, and is surely the only place in town serving both mafe (peanut stew) and moussaka. Choukouya (spiced, braised meat) is one of the big specialties.

4541 Belanger E., Montreal
QC H1T 1B7, Canada

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