7 new Montreal restaurants you have to try

Jul 13 2017, 7:43 pm

Montreal’s culinary scene just keeps sizzling with new spots opening all over the city.

From a  Old Montreal terrace to a Hawaiian-themed downtown snack bar, here is what’s on our foodie hot list!


Perched on the 4th floor of an Old Montreal building, this new “urban oasis” is the latest gem in the Antonopoulos Group’s treasure trove. While contemplating views of Place Jacques-Cartier, you’ll be invited to enjoy a fresh healthy menu inspired by the West Coast. Pokes, ceviches, tartars and other light delicacies can be paired with the vast cocktail selection.
Where: 153, Saint-Amable
Instagram: @perchemtl

Kamehameha Snack Bar

Opening up in the heart of downtown, Kamehameha will be the first-ever Hawaiian snack bar in Montreal. In addition to an amazing and ultra pink decor, the restaurant will offer fresh and healthy plates inspired by the Hawaiian Islands. Pokes, acai bowls, smoothies, and shaved ice will most certainly be on the menu.
Where: 1190 Sainte-Catherine Street E.
Instagram: @kamemtl


Founded by partners Chef Liam Hopkins and culinary stylist Nicolina Servello, the namesake restaurant puts a modern-day twist on traditional French cuisine. The restaurant is now the first urban fine dining restaurant in the heart of Notre-Dame-de-Grace (NDG) and will be serving seasonal market-fresh cuisine in a sleek and chic decor.
Where: 5626 Monkland Avenue
Instagram: @restohopkins


The newest project of restaurateur Thomas Vernis, Rockwood, is a Canadian brasserie that wants to pay tribute to our Canadian roots. Chef Adam Asperlund (Barroco, Chasse & Pêche, Ludger) created a typical Canadian menu that features meat, fish and seafood, inspired by our local and seasonal products. The decor is signed Lovasi, the team behind the oh-so beautiful HVOR.
Where: 101 Saint-Paul W.
Instagram: @rockwoodmontreal

Les Street Monkeys

Les Street Monkeys is the new “place to be” in the upcoming Verdun neighbourhood. The Cambodian restaurant-bar is offering sweet and spicy dishes created by chef Tota Oung. Cocktails, fresh juices, shared dishes and a festive ambiance are on the menu this summer.
Where: 3625 Wellington
Instagram: @lesstreetmonkeys


Vegano claims to be Montreal’s first vegan Italian restaurant featuring pasta and many different sauce combinations. Also open daily for breakfast and brunch, they serve homemade bread and sweets baked on the premises. Interesting fact: it’s also a BYOW (bring your own wine) restaurant; good news, as we are starting to need some more of that.
Where: 432 Rachel East
Instagram: @veganomontreal


The brand new restaurant Matterello just opened in the old Brïz local on Saint-Denis. There you’ll find fresh pasta, all produced in-house, with mostly classic sauces and a spattering of antipasto. The terrace, located on the crossroad street, is also open for the hot summer nights.
Where: 6950 Saint-Denis
Instagram: @RestaurantMatterello

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