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15 Romantic Options for Valentine’s Day Takeout in Montreal

Cozy up with smoked oysters, a scallop amuse-bouche, some truffle cavatelli, and a bottle of bubbly

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Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day 2021 is bound to be one to remember. No, there won’t be any public flaunting or PDA thanks to the pandemic, but enjoying a glorious meal with a loved one at home is still an option.

Montreal restaurateurs are up to the challenge of popping a special meal into a box. It’s just that this year, the ambiance is up to the diner — so make your digs sparkle, get out the flowers and the candles, hide the WFH paraphernalia, and order some takeout.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Lucille's Oyster Dive (multiple locations)

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5669 Av de Monkland, Montréal
QC H4A 1E3, Canada
(514) 482-1471
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Partnered with a pescatarian? Local favourite Lucille’s has got a meal for you (two): snowcrab, shrimp, oysters, salmon tartare, and some sparkling Chandon Rosé, with champagne glasses included. Start the party early: It’s available on the 13th, too. Pre-order and pickup only exceptionally for this meal; other menu items available for pickup and delivery through the usual apps.

2. Ryu (multiple locations)

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4185 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Westmount
QC H3Z 3K2, Canada
(514) 320-0191
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Ryu’s Valentine’s Day menu (available from both their Peel and Westmount locations) makes it easy: All that’s left to decide is whether it will be sake, wine, or bubbly with the sushi? Their specials for two feature miso soup, wakame salad, and a whole lot of sustainable fish. It’s put together in a compartmentalized (compostable) box that feels like a work of art. Order online — through the Ryu site for their own delivery service, or via third-party apps.

3. Candide

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551 Rue Saint-Martin, Montréal
QC H3J 2L6, Canada
(514) 447-2717
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Chef John Winter Russell continues southwest icon Candide’s weekly four-course menu tradition for Valentine’s Day. To make things more special, he’s adding a kit with (already cracked) smoked oysters, and dessert made by chef Valentin Rouyé (ex- Hoogan and Beaufort and Ratafia), in residence for the week. Rouyé hasn’t yet announced what he’ll be creating, but count on Candide’s own preserved strawberries to be included. In-house local delivery available through their website.

4. Mano Cornuto

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988 Rue Ottawa, Montréal
QC H3C 1S3, Canada
(514) 868-8451
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Griffintown’s cool little Italian place wants the focus to be on your partner for Valentine’s Day — and if you can boil water, their interactive meal kit and the bottle of wine that goes with it is a good bet. In four minutes, you’ll have fresh homemade pasta with the sauce of your choice, accompanied by salad, bread, dessert, and a load of other goodies (including some cool merch). Delivery and pickup through their website and DoorDash. 

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5. Restaurant Pastel

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124 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada
(514) 395-9015
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Old Montreal’s Pastel is ready for romance with a seven-course meal, starting with a foie-gras mis en bouche and followed by scallop tartare, pasta berlingots in a smoked meat bouillon, black cod, and two (or maybe three, depending on how you count them) dessert courses. They’ve got a few bottles of bubbly to recommend, too. Order before February 6 for pickup between February 11 and 13.

6. Restaurant Beau Mont - Signé Toqué

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950 Avenue Beaumont suite 105, Montréal
QC H3N 1V5, Canada
(514) 270-8882
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From a first entrée of vegetable carpaccio to the finale — a white chocolate and pink peppercorn sphere with a strawberry filling — the Toqué team has got Valentine’s Day well in hand from their lower Park Ex and DIX30 Brossard digs. In the middle, there’s a secondi piatti of trout and snail agnolotti, PEI beef, and a cheese course. For an additional outlay, they’ll pair wines so you won’t have to think about a thing. Pickup only; note that the Brossard location is closed on Sunday, Valentine’s Day. 

7. Tinc Set

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À CÔTÉ DU ALMA !, 1233 Avenue Lajoie, Outremont
QC H2V 1P2, Canada
(514) 303-0315
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The folks behind Alma have just the thing to transport anyone to the Catalán sun: a three-course menu complemented by a selection of tapas and house churros. A refurbished dépanneur serves as headquarters for this new venture: pick up the meal on Avenue Lajoie and choose from their selection of Catalan and Spanish natural wines at the same time. 

8. KazaMaza

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4629 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E4, Canada
(514) 844-6292
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Owner Fadi Sakr’s Valentine’s plans on Plateau’s Parc Avenue include a fattouche salad, choice of two appetizers or mezzes, two mains, and a shared dessert. He’s saving the best for last: your choice of a bottle of Lebanese wine, or olive oil from Sakr’s home village, Kfeir El Zeit. At 900 metres above sea level and well protected from humidity, his “little village of oil” has the ideal conditions to produce an exceptional oil — a different kind of Valentine’s gift for the food lover in your life. Pickup or delivery through third-party apps.

9. Bouillon Bilk

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1595 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2S9, Canada
(514) 845-1595
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Bouillon Bilk offers an elevated takeout option weekly from their Quartier des Spectacles location: a four-course menu with a scallop amuse-bouche, a truffle cavatelli entrée, and guinea fowl with foie gras, apple, juniper, and bacon, and a chocolate, hazelnut, and cinnamon dessert. If that’s not convincing enough, add on a bouquet from Leslylas and a dozen oysters. Order during the week and pick up on Friday, Saturday, or the big day itself; they’re staying open for Valentine’s Day Sunday.

10. Le Roseline

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5014 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1R7, Canada
(514) 544-6869
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Enjoying the cozy setting of this Plateau bar and restaurant may be out of the questions, but the food will definitely feel like a warm hug. Le Roseline is offering two five-course Valentine’s menus for two, with a wine pairing option: one with fish, seafood, and pheasant, and one plant-based. The vegan option hits all the right spots, featuring baba ghanoush and pine nuts, a sprout salad, risotto with shiitake and oyster mushrooms, and a cashew fauxmage and dried fruit plate. Both conclude with homemade truffles for dessert. Check out their caviar and champagne combo for extra fun. Pickup and delivery.

11. Marconi

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45 Avenue Mozart O, Montréal
QC H2S 1C1, Canada
(514) 490-0777
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Little Italy’s family-friendly neighbourhood bistro returns from a month-long break with a four-course menu for couples and a special menu for kids. The grownups get snacks, plus an appetizer, entrée, and dessert; kids score a main and dessert. Stock up on co-owner Molly’s famous granola for the week while there. Pickup only.

12. Ratafia

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6778 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C7, Canada
(514) 543-8033
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The Ratafia team brings back their DIY cake-out as part of an “Anti Anti-St Valentin” special. Flowers from newly opened Ruby Mardi around the corner in Little Italy are just one part of their set, alongside ready-made macarons with Quebec grapes and mistelle and a coco-hibiscus sphere. The DIY comes in when making the cocktail with their grapefruit, pomegranate, viburnum and sage mix, and the tartellette with Glacier de Grindewalder cheese and poached figs. Tag them on Instagram and use the hashtag #cakeout to see how your creations compare with other sweethearts’ plating prowess. In-house delivery within a 3 km radius for a minimal charge.

13. Bar Mamie

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328 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1R8, Canada
(514) 398-0111
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Bar Mamie has closed their Petite Patrie terrasse — who hasn’t? — but the fun continues with a range of grazing platters, comforting soups, and homemade treats like granny used to make. For Valentine’s Day, a five-course meal with oysters, truffle ravioli, pork Wellington and a chou pastry chocolate dessert is served, with a floral bouquet included in the deal. In-house local delivery and third-party apps.

14. Bo' Dégât

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1392 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 1K9, Canada
(514) 567-3051
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Beaubien tapas purveyor Bo’ Dégat keeps with Spanish tradition by including Iberian ham with their Valentine’s meal. It starts with a pop of flavour from gildas: skewers of anchovies, olives (stuffed with anchovies), and piparra, a basque pepper with a bit of a kick. After that, surf meets turf with garlic shrimp, Galician octopus, and cod beignets followed by lamb brochettes. A strawberry tart closes the deal. Pickup only.

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15. Restaurant État-Major

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4005 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1S7, Canada
(514) 905-8288
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This Hochelaga-Maisonneuve bistro has a table d’hôte happening every day; for Valentine’s day and a few days before, they’re preparing an ambitious, omnivorous five-course meal starting with confit mackerel and ending with a white chocolate mousse with citrus and maple. In between, it’s your choice of stuffed ballotine of monkfish or guinea fowl, a pasta dish, and pork jowl. In-house delivery within 4 km for a nominal fee.

1. Lucille's Oyster Dive (multiple locations)

5669 Av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E3, Canada

Partnered with a pescatarian? Local favourite Lucille’s has got a meal for you (two): snowcrab, shrimp, oysters, salmon tartare, and some sparkling Chandon Rosé, with champagne glasses included. Start the party early: It’s available on the 13th, too. Pre-order and pickup only exceptionally for this meal; other menu items available for pickup and delivery through the usual apps.

5669 Av de Monkland, Montréal
QC H4A 1E3, Canada

2. Ryu (multiple locations)

4185 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Westmount, QC H3Z 3K2, Canada

Ryu’s Valentine’s Day menu (available from both their Peel and Westmount locations) makes it easy: All that’s left to decide is whether it will be sake, wine, or bubbly with the sushi? Their specials for two feature miso soup, wakame salad, and a whole lot of sustainable fish. It’s put together in a compartmentalized (compostable) box that feels like a work of art. Order online — through the Ryu site for their own delivery service, or via third-party apps.

4185 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Westmount
QC H3Z 3K2, Canada

3. Candide

551 Rue Saint-Martin, Montréal, QC H3J 2L6, Canada

Chef John Winter Russell continues southwest icon Candide’s weekly four-course menu tradition for Valentine’s Day. To make things more special, he’s adding a kit with (already cracked) smoked oysters, and dessert made by chef Valentin Rouyé (ex- Hoogan and Beaufort and Ratafia), in residence for the week. Rouyé hasn’t yet announced what he’ll be creating, but count on Candide’s own preserved strawberries to be included. In-house local delivery available through their website.

551 Rue Saint-Martin, Montréal
QC H3J 2L6, Canada

4. Mano Cornuto

988 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC H3C 1S3, Canada
Hand collecting homemade pasta from machine Mano Cornuto/Supplied

Griffintown’s cool little Italian place wants the focus to be on your partner for Valentine’s Day — and if you can boil water, their interactive meal kit and the bottle of wine that goes with it is a good bet. In four minutes, you’ll have fresh homemade pasta with the sauce of your choice, accompanied by salad, bread, dessert, and a load of other goodies (including some cool merch). Delivery and pickup through their website and DoorDash. 

988 Rue Ottawa, Montréal
QC H3C 1S3, Canada

5. Restaurant Pastel

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

Old Montreal’s Pastel is ready for romance with a seven-course meal, starting with a foie-gras mis en bouche and followed by scallop tartare, pasta berlingots in a smoked meat bouillon, black cod, and two (or maybe three, depending on how you count them) dessert courses. They’ve got a few bottles of bubbly to recommend, too. Order before February 6 for pickup between February 11 and 13.

124 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada

6. Restaurant Beau Mont - Signé Toqué

950 Avenue Beaumont suite 105, Montréal, QC H3N 1V5, Canada

From a first entrée of vegetable carpaccio to the finale — a white chocolate and pink peppercorn sphere with a strawberry filling — the Toqué team has got Valentine’s Day well in hand from their lower Park Ex and DIX30 Brossard digs. In the middle, there’s a secondi piatti of trout and snail agnolotti, PEI beef, and a cheese course. For an additional outlay, they’ll pair wines so you won’t have to think about a thing. Pickup only; note that the Brossard location is closed on Sunday, Valentine’s Day. 

950 Avenue Beaumont suite 105, Montréal
QC H3N 1V5, Canada

7. Tinc Set

À CÔTÉ DU ALMA !, 1233 Avenue Lajoie, Outremont, QC H2V 1P2, Canada

The folks behind Alma have just the thing to transport anyone to the Catalán sun: a three-course menu complemented by a selection of tapas and house churros. A refurbished dépanneur serves as headquarters for this new venture: pick up the meal on Avenue Lajoie and choose from their selection of Catalan and Spanish natural wines at the same time. 

À CÔTÉ DU ALMA !, 1233 Avenue Lajoie, Outremont
QC H2V 1P2, Canada

8. KazaMaza

4629 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E4, Canada

Owner Fadi Sakr’s Valentine’s plans on Plateau’s Parc Avenue include a fattouche salad, choice of two appetizers or mezzes, two mains, and a shared dessert. He’s saving the best for last: your choice of a bottle of Lebanese wine, or olive oil from Sakr’s home village, Kfeir El Zeit. At 900 metres above sea level and well protected from humidity, his “little village of oil” has the ideal conditions to produce an exceptional oil — a different kind of Valentine’s gift for the food lover in your life. Pickup or delivery through third-party apps.

4629 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E4, Canada

9. Bouillon Bilk

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

Bouillon Bilk offers an elevated takeout option weekly from their Quartier des Spectacles location: a four-course menu with a scallop amuse-bouche, a truffle cavatelli entrée, and guinea fowl with foie gras, apple, juniper, and bacon, and a chocolate, hazelnut, and cinnamon dessert. If that’s not convincing enough, add on a bouquet from Leslylas and a dozen oysters. Order during the week and pick up on Friday, Saturday, or the big day itself; they’re staying open for Valentine’s Day Sunday.

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

10. Le Roseline

5014 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R7, Canada

Enjoying the cozy setting of this Plateau bar and restaurant may be out of the questions, but the food will definitely feel like a warm hug. Le Roseline is offering two five-course Valentine’s menus for two, with a wine pairing option: one with fish, seafood, and pheasant, and one plant-based. The vegan option hits all the right spots, featuring baba ghanoush and pine nuts, a sprout salad, risotto with shiitake and oyster mushrooms, and a cashew fauxmage and dried fruit plate. Both conclude with homemade truffles for dessert. Check out their caviar and champagne combo for extra fun. Pickup and delivery.

5014 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1R7, Canada

11. Marconi

45 Avenue Mozart O, Montréal, QC H2S 1C1, Canada

Little Italy’s family-friendly neighbourhood bistro returns from a month-long break with a four-course menu for couples and a special menu for kids. The grownups get snacks, plus an appetizer, entrée, and dessert; kids score a main and dessert. Stock up on co-owner Molly’s famous granola for the week while there. Pickup only.

45 Avenue Mozart O, Montréal
QC H2S 1C1, Canada

12. Ratafia

6778 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C7, Canada

The Ratafia team brings back their DIY cake-out as part of an “Anti Anti-St Valentin” special. Flowers from newly opened Ruby Mardi around the corner in Little Italy are just one part of their set, alongside ready-made macarons with Quebec grapes and mistelle and a coco-hibiscus sphere. The DIY comes in when making the cocktail with their grapefruit, pomegranate, viburnum and sage mix, and the tartellette with Glacier de Grindewalder cheese and poached figs. Tag them on Instagram and use the hashtag #cakeout to see how your creations compare with other sweethearts’ plating prowess. In-house delivery within a 3 km radius for a minimal charge.

6778 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C7, Canada

13. Bar Mamie

328 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1R8, Canada

Bar Mamie has closed their Petite Patrie terrasse — who hasn’t? — but the fun continues with a range of grazing platters, comforting soups, and homemade treats like granny used to make. For Valentine’s Day, a five-course meal with oysters, truffle ravioli, pork Wellington and a chou pastry chocolate dessert is served, with a floral bouquet included in the deal. In-house local delivery and third-party apps.

328 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1R8, Canada

14. Bo' Dégât

1392 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2G 1K9, Canada
olive and anchovy on stick Bo’ Dégât/Supplied

Beaubien tapas purveyor Bo’ Dégat keeps with Spanish tradition by including Iberian ham with their Valentine’s meal. It starts with a pop of flavour from gildas: skewers of anchovies, olives (stuffed with anchovies), and piparra, a basque pepper with a bit of a kick. After that, surf meets turf with garlic shrimp, Galician octopus, and cod beignets followed by lamb brochettes. A strawberry tart closes the deal. Pickup only.

1392 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 1K9, Canada

15. Restaurant État-Major

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

This Hochelaga-Maisonneuve bistro has a table d’hôte happening every day; for Valentine’s day and a few days before, they’re preparing an ambitious, omnivorous five-course meal starting with confit mackerel and ending with a white chocolate mousse with citrus and maple. In between, it’s your choice of stuffed ballotine of monkfish or guinea fowl, a pasta dish, and pork jowl. In-house delivery within 4 km for a nominal fee.

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

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