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Where to Eat on New Year's Eve in Montreal

Dine, drink, and dance 2019 away

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So we come full turn: whether it’s to celebrate a great year or plying oneself with enough alcohol to forget, Montreal’s restaurants and bars offer ample options for a memorable night.

Some options on this non-exhaustive map are more of a sit-down affair (Maggie Oakes, Graziella), others have a supper club vibe with DJs and dancing (Soubois, Flyjin); a few of them combine the two.

The venues listed below are all open in the evening of the 31st, although not necessarily during the daytime (call ahead if you’re looking for lunch options). The most important thing to note is that almost every listing here is selling tickets or taking reservations, so it’s best to plan ahead — Eater takes no responsibility for the places listed below filling up.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Oregon

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241 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Sainte-Rose
QC H7L 2Z9, Canada
(579) 641-1414
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This Laval farm-to-table restaurant has received consistently high praise since opening three years ago, so it’s sure to hold a candle to NYE. It’ll be serving three- and four-course menus over two services (the first at 6 p.m., the second at 8:30 p.m., by reservation only) for $65 and $85 a person, respectively. While the menu has yet to be announced in full, we know sake oysters, dumplings, and nigiri are all up for order.

2. Hélicoptère

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4255 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1V 1K4, Canada
(514) 543-4255
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This inventive Hochelaga spot will be open on the 31st and serving a six-course menu for $110, with bubbles included. For those with parties to get to later in the evening, they’re doing a 5:30 p.m. service — but those looking to stay til countdown should show up for their 8:30 service. Expect local-ish fare that leans very slightly Italian, and a relaxed vibe.

3. Maison Publique

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4720 Rue Marquette, Montréal
QC H2J 3Y6, Canada
(514) 507-0555
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Derek Dammann’s oh-so-Canadian restaurant is open for the night, with an à la carte menu and a bunch of fun specials. Tasting menus available upon request; at the time of writing, only 6 p.m. reservations were available.

38 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1P8, Canada
(514) 722-2175
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Chef David Ferguson’s meaty spot on Beaubien is open on New Year’s Eve with a $55 table d’hôte menu. This year, Ferguson will be serving scallops, quail salad, lamb shank, English pudding, and more. Reservations are only available by phone.

5. Pastaga

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6389 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C3, Canada
(438) 381-6389
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Martin Juneau’s Little Italy restaurant is open on New Year’s yet again. Though the menu is still in flux, if it’s anything like last year’s, it will be table d’hôte, complete with local Quebec wines. Pastaga is rather accommodating to dietary restrictions, too.

6. Le Rouge Gorge

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1234 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1Y1, Canada
(514) 303-3822
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Le Rouge Gorge and sister cocktail bar Le Royal have planned their annual double-whammy of parties, beginning with a special dinner menu put together by Chef André Medina from 6 to 11 p.m. on the former’s side. While the first portion is being done by reservation only, the second half of the night, with dancing and music in Le Royal, is free admission.

7. Joséphine

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4007 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M4, Canada
(514) 840-5015
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This Plateau restaurant is ringing in the New Year by doing what it does best: serving seafood. $80 gets you six courses, ending with a white chocolate and orange sanguine sorbet, served alongside a glass of prosecco. Festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. — reserve online.

8. Bouillon Bilk

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1595 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2S9, Canada
(514) 845-1595
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Known as a premiere destination for fine Québécois dining, Bouillon Bilk is doing eight courses for $115, plus wine pairings. While the exact menu is not yet set in stone, the main course will involve pasta and meat, we’re told. Call in advance to reserve and to let the team know about your dietary restrictions — they’re happy to accomodate. The restaurant is also open for lunch on the 31st; alternatively, sister resto Cadet is also open and is a solid bet.

9. Maggie Oakes

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426 Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal
QC H2Y 3B3, Canada
(514) 656-6000
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Tucked inside the Hotel William Gray, steak-ish restaurant Maggie Oakes is serving four- and five-course menus for $69 and $115, respectively. Seats are filling up, so reserve quickly: If you’re busy later in the evening, the first seating is obviously best, but if you’re still looking for something to do while the ball drops, the later course will be accompanied by live music and burlesque dancing. Expect scallops, risotto, fish, and more on both menus. For more information, see the website.

10. Modavie

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1 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Y6, Canada
(514) 287-9582
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Modavie’s two New Year’s service are accompanied by live jazz, and they’re filling up quickly. Stop by 5 p.m. for three courses at $65, or at 8 p.m. for five courses at $95. Both menus include dishes like braised lamb and foie gras, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives. Seats are limited, so book soon.

11. James Le Restaurant (formerly XO Le Restaurant)

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355 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H2Y 1N9, Canada
(514) 841-5000
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If you’re looking to splurge this New Year’s, the chic restaurant inside Old Montreal’s Le St-James Hotel is doing seven courses for $260. Come prepared to indulge: Put together by head chef Eric Gonzalez, the menu includes razor clam and leek ravioli, carpaccio and caviar, and oysters. You’ll end the evening with praline chocolate cake and a plate of exotic fruit.

12. Tbsp.

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901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal
QC H2Z 1R1, Canada
(514) 395-3100
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The new restaurant at downtown’s W Hotel is serving a modern Italian seven-course menu for $105, plus an extra $50 to throw in wine pairings. Though the carte blanche menu is not yet public, it’ll be prepared by chef Joris Larigaldie, and is guaranteed to be kid friendly (a table d’hote for children is available for $60). If you stay until midnight, you’ll get a glass of champagne (but your kids won’t).

13. Monarque

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406 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H2Y 1S1, Canada
(514) 875-3896
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Though the finer details are still up in the air, this refined Old Montreal French destination is serving a fixed menu on the 31st for $90.

14. Flyjin

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417 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal
QC H2Y 2M4, Canada
(514) 564-8881
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For a livelier evening, this Old Montreal supper club is sure not to disappoint. $100 gets you access to the oyster bar, a glass of Veuve Clicquot, and a number of sharing plates that centre meat and fish. Bottle service will be offered with reservations and the DJ will be playing tunes all night long. More information can be found on the party’s event page.

15. Soubois

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1106 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal
QC H3A 1M7, Canada
(514) 564-3672
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This enchanted forest of a supper club is ringing in the New Year with a three-course dinner curated by chef Guillaume Daily, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dinner service goes for $125 per person, and includes free entrance to the party, deejayed by Thomas H. General admission to the soirée alone, which starts at 10:30 p.m., is $40. The staff promise a night of mystery and wonder; more information can be found online.

16. Ferreira Café

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1446 Rue Peel, Montréal
QC H3A 1S8, Canada
(514) 848-0988
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Carlos Ferreira’s excellent namesake restaurant is a great choice for those who don’t want to be locked into a tasting menu — it’ll serve its regular menu of Portuguese seafood and grilled meats. Stay until midnight and join the restaurant staff in counting down to the New Year.

17. Graziella

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116 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada
(514) 876-0116
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This Old Montreal restaurant houses one of the finest Italian chefs in the city, and although the pricetag on Graziella’s annual NYE celebration remains a bit of a mystery, expect decadence: Dishes like roasted tortelli, braised veal cheek, and confit guinea fowl are all on offer. Seats are going fast.

18. Ikanos

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112 Rue McGill #1, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada
(514) 842-0867
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For diners looking to enjoy a Mediterranean menu, Old Montreal’s Ikanos will be celebrating the new year with four- and six-course Greek menus of both seafood dishes like urchin and seared foie gras for $85 and $135, respectively. Throw in a wine pairing for an additional $42 or $65 depending on the serving, an enjoy a vibrant New Year’s Eve alongside a house DJ. Full details on the menu are on Ikanos’ website.

19. Foxy

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1638 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1M1, Canada
(514) 925-7007
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With a menu centred around an in-house fire pit, Foxy is a truly winter weather-friendly restaurant, with all manner of roasted meats and vegetables to indulge in. There are no special New Year’s events advertised, but it’s open and (at the time of writing) has plenty of spaces available.

20. Makro

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1726 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1M3, Canada
(514) 379-6002
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For $98 a person, this Griffintown seafood restaurant is serving up four courses, starting with a spicy tuna tartare and ending with chocolate fondue. Guests are invited to stay for a midnight celebration with a range of DJs. Expect a mix of restaurant and party vibes.

21. Elena

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5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1T1, Canada
(514) 379-4883
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The funky younger sibling to notable Italian restaurant Nora Gray is opening its doors December 31st, with pizza, wood-roasted meats, and plenty of natural wine.

1. Oregon

241 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Sainte-Rose, QC H7L 2Z9, Canada

This Laval farm-to-table restaurant has received consistently high praise since opening three years ago, so it’s sure to hold a candle to NYE. It’ll be serving three- and four-course menus over two services (the first at 6 p.m., the second at 8:30 p.m., by reservation only) for $65 and $85 a person, respectively. While the menu has yet to be announced in full, we know sake oysters, dumplings, and nigiri are all up for order.

241 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Sainte-Rose
QC H7L 2Z9, Canada

2. Hélicoptère

4255 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1V 1K4, Canada

This inventive Hochelaga spot will be open on the 31st and serving a six-course menu for $110, with bubbles included. For those with parties to get to later in the evening, they’re doing a 5:30 p.m. service — but those looking to stay til countdown should show up for their 8:30 service. Expect local-ish fare that leans very slightly Italian, and a relaxed vibe.

4255 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1V 1K4, Canada

3. Maison Publique

4720 Rue Marquette, Montréal, QC H2J 3Y6, Canada

Derek Dammann’s oh-so-Canadian restaurant is open for the night, with an à la carte menu and a bunch of fun specials. Tasting menus available upon request; at the time of writing, only 6 p.m. reservations were available.

4720 Rue Marquette, Montréal
QC H2J 3Y6, Canada

4. Gus

38 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1P8, Canada

Chef David Ferguson’s meaty spot on Beaubien is open on New Year’s Eve with a $55 table d’hôte menu. This year, Ferguson will be serving scallops, quail salad, lamb shank, English pudding, and more. Reservations are only available by phone.

38 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1P8, Canada

5. Pastaga

6389 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C3, Canada

Martin Juneau’s Little Italy restaurant is open on New Year’s yet again. Though the menu is still in flux, if it’s anything like last year’s, it will be table d’hôte, complete with local Quebec wines. Pastaga is rather accommodating to dietary restrictions, too.

6389 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C3, Canada

6. Le Rouge Gorge

1234 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1Y1, Canada

Le Rouge Gorge and sister cocktail bar Le Royal have planned their annual double-whammy of parties, beginning with a special dinner menu put together by Chef André Medina from 6 to 11 p.m. on the former’s side. While the first portion is being done by reservation only, the second half of the night, with dancing and music in Le Royal, is free admission.

1234 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1Y1, Canada

7. Joséphine

4007 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4, Canada

This Plateau restaurant is ringing in the New Year by doing what it does best: serving seafood. $80 gets you six courses, ending with a white chocolate and orange sanguine sorbet, served alongside a glass of prosecco. Festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. — reserve online.

4007 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M4, Canada

8. Bouillon Bilk

1595 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2S9, Canada

Known as a premiere destination for fine Québécois dining, Bouillon Bilk is doing eight courses for $115, plus wine pairings. While the exact menu is not yet set in stone, the main course will involve pasta and meat, we’re told. Call in advance to reserve and to let the team know about your dietary restrictions — they’re happy to accomodate. The restaurant is also open for lunch on the 31st; alternatively, sister resto Cadet is also open and is a solid bet.

1595 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2S9, Canada

9. Maggie Oakes

426 Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B3, Canada

Tucked inside the Hotel William Gray, steak-ish restaurant Maggie Oakes is serving four- and five-course menus for $69 and $115, respectively. Seats are filling up, so reserve quickly: If you’re busy later in the evening, the first seating is obviously best, but if you’re still looking for something to do while the ball drops, the later course will be accompanied by live music and burlesque dancing. Expect scallops, risotto, fish, and more on both menus. For more information, see the website.

426 Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal
QC H2Y 3B3, Canada

10. Modavie

1 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Y6, Canada

Modavie’s two New Year’s service are accompanied by live jazz, and they’re filling up quickly. Stop by 5 p.m. for three courses at $65, or at 8 p.m. for five courses at $95. Both menus include dishes like braised lamb and foie gras, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives. Seats are limited, so book soon.

1 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Y6, Canada

11. James Le Restaurant (formerly XO Le Restaurant)

355 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1N9, Canada

If you’re looking to splurge this New Year’s, the chic restaurant inside Old Montreal’s Le St-James Hotel is doing seven courses for $260. Come prepared to indulge: Put together by head chef Eric Gonzalez, the menu includes razor clam and leek ravioli, carpaccio and caviar, and oysters. You’ll end the evening with praline chocolate cake and a plate of exotic fruit.

355 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H2Y 1N9, Canada

12. Tbsp.

901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal, QC H2Z 1R1, Canada

The new restaurant at downtown’s W Hotel is serving a modern Italian seven-course menu for $105, plus an extra $50 to throw in wine pairings. Though the carte blanche menu is not yet public, it’ll be prepared by chef Joris Larigaldie, and is guaranteed to be kid friendly (a table d’hote for children is available for $60). If you stay until midnight, you’ll get a glass of champagne (but your kids won’t).

901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal
QC H2Z 1R1, Canada

13. Monarque

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

Though the finer details are still up in the air, this refined Old Montreal French destination is serving a fixed menu on the 31st for $90.

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

14. Flyjin

417 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M4, Canada

For a livelier evening, this Old Montreal supper club is sure not to disappoint. $100 gets you access to the oyster bar, a glass of Veuve Clicquot, and a number of sharing plates that centre meat and fish. Bottle service will be offered with reservations and the DJ will be playing tunes all night long. More information can be found on the party’s event page.

417 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal
QC H2Y 2M4, Canada

15. Soubois

1106 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3A 1M7, Canada

This enchanted forest of a supper club is ringing in the New Year with a three-course dinner curated by chef Guillaume Daily, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dinner service goes for $125 per person, and includes free entrance to the party, deejayed by Thomas H. General admission to the soirée alone, which starts at 10:30 p.m., is $40. The staff promise a night of mystery and wonder; more information can be found online.

1106 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal
QC H3A 1M7, Canada

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16. Ferreira Café

1446 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1S8, Canada

Carlos Ferreira’s excellent namesake restaurant is a great choice for those who don’t want to be locked into a tasting menu — it’ll serve its regular menu of Portuguese seafood and grilled meats. Stay until midnight and join the restaurant staff in counting down to the New Year.

1446 Rue Peel, Montréal
QC H3A 1S8, Canada

17. Graziella

116 Rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E5, Canada

This Old Montreal restaurant houses one of the finest Italian chefs in the city, and although the pricetag on Graziella’s annual NYE celebration remains a bit of a mystery, expect decadence: Dishes like roasted tortelli, braised veal cheek, and confit guinea fowl are all on offer. Seats are going fast.

116 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada

18. Ikanos

112 Rue McGill #1, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E5, Canada

For diners looking to enjoy a Mediterranean menu, Old Montreal’s Ikanos will be celebrating the new year with four- and six-course Greek menus of both seafood dishes like urchin and seared foie gras for $85 and $135, respectively. Throw in a wine pairing for an additional $42 or $65 depending on the serving, an enjoy a vibrant New Year’s Eve alongside a house DJ. Full details on the menu are on Ikanos’ website.

112 Rue McGill #1, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada

19. Foxy

1638 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1M1, Canada

With a menu centred around an in-house fire pit, Foxy is a truly winter weather-friendly restaurant, with all manner of roasted meats and vegetables to indulge in. There are no special New Year’s events advertised, but it’s open and (at the time of writing) has plenty of spaces available.

1638 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1M1, Canada

20. Makro

1726 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1M3, Canada

For $98 a person, this Griffintown seafood restaurant is serving up four courses, starting with a spicy tuna tartare and ending with chocolate fondue. Guests are invited to stay for a midnight celebration with a range of DJs. Expect a mix of restaurant and party vibes.

1726 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1M3, Canada

21. Elena

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

The funky younger sibling to notable Italian restaurant Nora Gray is opening its doors December 31st, with pizza, wood-roasted meats, and plenty of natural wine.

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

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