7 phenomenal Montreal restaurants that are open on Christmas Day

Dec 15 2022, 4:00 pm

You definitely need something to do after opening all your presents and spiking your coffee on Christmas morning.

Luckily, there are a bunch of phenomenal restaurants in Montreal that will be open to the public on Christmas Day.

Some spots are hosting table d’hotes, some brunch, and others their usual menus.

We’ve attached each spot’s website and phone number as we’d highly recommend making a reservation — it’s still Christmas after all, and dining out on the 25th is surprisingly popular.

Keep in mind that Old Montreal and Chinatown are pretty reliable bets for eating out on Christmas Day, as are many hotel restaurants in the downtown core.

Here are some of our favourites if you’re planning on doing a Christmas Day dinner.



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It’s the biggest day of the year, so why not celebrate with one of Montreal’s most iconic restaurants?

From rib eyes to sirloins, New York cuts, and filet mignons, Gibbys grills out arguably the best steaks in the city.

The spot is in a converted 18th-century stable featuring wood beams, stone walls, and giant fireplaces, all decked out for the holidays.Ā  Besides the decadent steaks, it’s also a phenomenal vibe.

Take note that reservations are for two-hour periods.

It will be magical.

Address: 298 Place dā€™Youville
Hours: 4:30 to 10 pm
Phone:Ā (514) 282-1837

Le Pois PencheĢ


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The Parisian brasserie is offering a $75 per person table d’hĆ“te on Christmas day with a choice of homemade foie gras, filet mignon, or Icelandic cod.

Address: 1230 boulevard Maisonneuve
Hours: 5 to 11 pm
Phone: (514) 667-5050

Khyber Pass


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The Plateau’s renowned BYOB spot offers big servings of meat, fish, rice, and plenty of other Afghan dishes.

(We recommend the lamb.)

Address: 506 avenue Duluth
Hours: 5 to 10 pm
Phone: (514) 844-7131



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Modavie, the wine bar in the Old Port, will be open on December 24 and 25 for a lavish meal with the option of five to seven courses. Plus, there will be live music (starting at 6 pm).

How lovely!

Address: 1 Saint Paul Ouest
Hours: 1 to 11 pm
Phone: (514) 287-9582

Gibeau Orange Julep

Forget classy on Christmas Day. If you want to scarf back some burgers, hot dogs, poutine, and the iconic Orange Julep drink on Christmas Day, there’s no judgment here.

Plus, it looks like a giant Christmas tree decoration.

Address: 7000 boulevard DĆ©carie
Hours: 8 am to 3 am
Phone: (514) 738-7486

Taverne Gaspar


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This Monreal staple, housed inside a former 19th-century warehouse, is hosting brunch (10 am to 3 pm) on Christmas Day for all the restaurant hopefuls who want to get out of the house early.

Their tasty dinner menu will be offered until 11 pm.

Address: 89 rue de la Commune Est
Hours: 10 am to 11 pm
Phone: (514) 392-1649

Le Capital Tacos

Christmas tacos, need we say more?

Address: 1096 boulevard Saint-Laurent
Hours: 5 to 11 pm
Phone: (514) 873-5255

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