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14 Restaurants for a Monday Meal in Montreal

From low-key to finer dining, here are some places to start the week

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It's a day of rest for much of the hospitality world in this city, so finding a restaurant that’s open on Mondays can be a frustrating Google guessing game. But fear not — there remains a number of solid restaurants where to start off the week. From some more formal options in Old Montreal to a tried-and-true Tex-Mex nook in the Plateau, here are our suggestions for where to grab an early-week meal.

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1. Restaurant État-Major

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4005 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1S7, Canada
(514) 905-8288
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Foie gras, salmon tartare, magret de canard, mackerel confit — it’s all French fare, but with Quebec ingredients, at this staple Hochelaga-Maisonneuve BYOB.

2. Pho Tay Ho

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6414 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2S 2R7, Canada
(514) 273-5627
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This Petite-Patrie pho joint offers the perfect hideaway for a chilly Monday evening. Cozy up in its back-room solarium with a jumbo bowl of deeply flavoured broth, silky noodles, and fresh bean sprouts piled high.

3. Pumpui

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83 Rue Saint-Zotique Est, Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C5, Canada

A must-try any day of the week — and lucky locals that includes Mondays. Pumpui brings fragrant, flavour-packed curries and other Thai specialties to Little Italy, where you’d be hard-pressed to find anything else quite like it.

4. Chez Doval

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150 Rue Marie-Anne, Montréal
QC H2H 1M5, Canada
(514) 843-3390
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On the quieter side, this rustic Plateau restaurant is all about traditional Portuguese fare — expect lots of seafood and grilled meats.

5. Icehouse

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51 Rue Roy E, Montréal
QC H2W 2S3, Canada
(514) 439-6691
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Take your pick of any number of Tex-Mex and southern classics at this side-street Plateau nook, including tacos, burritos, fried chicken, po’ boys, and seven-layer dip. The bourbon lemonade is a must.

6. Qing Hua Dumpling (multiple locations)

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1019 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J4, Canada
(514) 903-9887
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Among Montreal’s more popular dumpling purveyors, Qing Hua is open daily, for lunch and dinner, at both its Chinatown and downtown locations. Steamed or fried, the dumpling options are ample, but if you can’t decide on a filling, they’ll let you get two in one serving (for a small extra fee).

7. Tiradito

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1076 Rue de Bleury, Montréal
QC H2Z 1N2, Canada
(514) 866-6776
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Tiradito made a splash when it landed on the local culinary scene in 2016, and it continues to impress with its Peruvian-Japanese (or Nikkei) fare — all served from behind a stylish wrap-around bar. Try the octopus anticucho (grilled skewers), crab causa (made here with tobiko, avocado, and a maple emulsion), its namesake tiradito, a dish of sashimi-style raw fish dressed in a parmesan leche de tigre sauce, and, of course, the mandatory pisco sour.

8. Monarque

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406 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H2Y 1S1, Canada
(514) 875-3896
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This Saint-Jacques Street stunner — half all-day brasserie, half swanky dining room — from father-and-son duo Richard and Jérémie Bastien was much anticipated when it opened in 2018. It lived up to the hype and continues to impress today, with a menu largely composed of French fare, with the occasional East Asian twist.

9. Le Taj

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2077 Rue Stanley, Montréal
QC H3A 1R7, Canada
(514) 845-9015
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Open since 1985, this upscale Indian restaurant in the heart of downtown Montreal has stood the test of time. A solid choice for curry, tandoor-cooked meats, and more.

10. Mano Cornuto

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988 Rue Ottawa, Montréal
QC H3C 1S3, Canada
(514) 868-8451
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One could do a lot worse than some lemony branzino crudo, pistachio pesto burrata, and a helping of fusilli Bolognese for a Monday night. In fact, add an Italian iced tea and some tiramisu — and you’d be hard-pressed to find much better, certainly in Griffintown.

11. Otto Yakitori

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1441, rue Saint-Mathieu, Montreal
QC H3H 2M4, Canada
(514) 507-8886
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Enjoy skewered, charcoal-grilled delights at Montreal's leading yakitori restaurant.

12. Sumac

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3618 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1P5, Canada
(514) 935-1444
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Sumac’s pitas and plates of chicken shawarma, beef kefta, and falafel are solid bets, but you won’t regret padding that with some of their standout dips, salads, and sides. The garlicky, feta-topped labneh, hummus fries, and gorgeous muhammara come highly recommended.

13. Boom J's Cuisine

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2026 Rue Wellington, Montréal
QC H3K 1W5, Canada
(514) 730-6524
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Pointe-Saint-Charles lucked out when Boom J’s swung open its doors on Wellington in 2013. The Jamaican eatery’s jerk chicken is a popular choice, but its tender, spiced oxtail should not be overlooked.

14. Elena

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5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1T1, Canada
(514) 379-4883
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The surest way to cure the Monday blues is to grab a seat at this wildly popular St-Henri hangout serving up pizza, pasta, hoagies, and more. Expect wood-fired fare done right.

1. Restaurant État-Major

4005 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1S7, Canada

Foie gras, salmon tartare, magret de canard, mackerel confit — it’s all French fare, but with Quebec ingredients, at this staple Hochelaga-Maisonneuve BYOB.

4005 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1S7, Canada

2. Pho Tay Ho

6414 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2S 2R7, Canada

This Petite-Patrie pho joint offers the perfect hideaway for a chilly Monday evening. Cozy up in its back-room solarium with a jumbo bowl of deeply flavoured broth, silky noodles, and fresh bean sprouts piled high.

6414 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2S 2R7, Canada

3. Pumpui

83 Rue Saint-Zotique Est, Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C5, Canada

A must-try any day of the week — and lucky locals that includes Mondays. Pumpui brings fragrant, flavour-packed curries and other Thai specialties to Little Italy, where you’d be hard-pressed to find anything else quite like it.

83 Rue Saint-Zotique Est, Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C5, Canada

4. Chez Doval

150 Rue Marie-Anne, Montréal, QC H2H 1M5, Canada

On the quieter side, this rustic Plateau restaurant is all about traditional Portuguese fare — expect lots of seafood and grilled meats.

150 Rue Marie-Anne, Montréal
QC H2H 1M5, Canada

5. Icehouse

51 Rue Roy E, Montréal, QC H2W 2S3, Canada

Take your pick of any number of Tex-Mex and southern classics at this side-street Plateau nook, including tacos, burritos, fried chicken, po’ boys, and seven-layer dip. The bourbon lemonade is a must.

51 Rue Roy E, Montréal
QC H2W 2S3, Canada

6. Qing Hua Dumpling (multiple locations)

1019 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J4, Canada

Among Montreal’s more popular dumpling purveyors, Qing Hua is open daily, for lunch and dinner, at both its Chinatown and downtown locations. Steamed or fried, the dumpling options are ample, but if you can’t decide on a filling, they’ll let you get two in one serving (for a small extra fee).

1019 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J4, Canada

7. Tiradito

1076 Rue de Bleury, Montréal, QC H2Z 1N2, Canada

Tiradito made a splash when it landed on the local culinary scene in 2016, and it continues to impress with its Peruvian-Japanese (or Nikkei) fare — all served from behind a stylish wrap-around bar. Try the octopus anticucho (grilled skewers), crab causa (made here with tobiko, avocado, and a maple emulsion), its namesake tiradito, a dish of sashimi-style raw fish dressed in a parmesan leche de tigre sauce, and, of course, the mandatory pisco sour.

1076 Rue de Bleury, Montréal
QC H2Z 1N2, Canada

8. Monarque

406 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1S1, Canada

This Saint-Jacques Street stunner — half all-day brasserie, half swanky dining room — from father-and-son duo Richard and Jérémie Bastien was much anticipated when it opened in 2018. It lived up to the hype and continues to impress today, with a menu largely composed of French fare, with the occasional East Asian twist.

406 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H2Y 1S1, Canada

9. Le Taj

2077 Rue Stanley, Montréal, QC H3A 1R7, Canada

Open since 1985, this upscale Indian restaurant in the heart of downtown Montreal has stood the test of time. A solid choice for curry, tandoor-cooked meats, and more.

2077 Rue Stanley, Montréal
QC H3A 1R7, Canada

10. Mano Cornuto

988 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC H3C 1S3, Canada

One could do a lot worse than some lemony branzino crudo, pistachio pesto burrata, and a helping of fusilli Bolognese for a Monday night. In fact, add an Italian iced tea and some tiramisu — and you’d be hard-pressed to find much better, certainly in Griffintown.

988 Rue Ottawa, Montréal
QC H3C 1S3, Canada

11. Otto Yakitori

1441, rue Saint-Mathieu, Montreal, QC H3H 2M4, Canada

Enjoy skewered, charcoal-grilled delights at Montreal's leading yakitori restaurant.

1441, rue Saint-Mathieu, Montreal
QC H3H 2M4, Canada

12. Sumac

3618 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1P5, Canada

Sumac’s pitas and plates of chicken shawarma, beef kefta, and falafel are solid bets, but you won’t regret padding that with some of their standout dips, salads, and sides. The garlicky, feta-topped labneh, hummus fries, and gorgeous muhammara come highly recommended.

3618 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1P5, Canada

13. Boom J's Cuisine

2026 Rue Wellington, Montréal, QC H3K 1W5, Canada

Pointe-Saint-Charles lucked out when Boom J’s swung open its doors on Wellington in 2013. The Jamaican eatery’s jerk chicken is a popular choice, but its tender, spiced oxtail should not be overlooked.

2026 Rue Wellington, Montréal
QC H3K 1W5, Canada

14. Elena

5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1T1, Canada

The surest way to cure the Monday blues is to grab a seat at this wildly popular St-Henri hangout serving up pizza, pasta, hoagies, and more. Expect wood-fired fare done right.

5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1T1, Canada

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