Downtown Montreal's new gourmet food and beer garden to open on January 23

Jan 10 2020, 7:28 am

Downtown Montreal is about to get a massive and tasty facelift. As part of Ville Marie’s $200 million revitalization, the now-closed Place Ville Marie food court will be transformed into a gourmet food and beer garden.

The 35,000-sq-ft space will be rejuvenated as Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten under the future glass pavilion of the Place Ville Marie Esplanade.

Open seven days a week, all year round, the biergarten will offer seating for more than a thousand people with three full-service restaurants, nine food kiosks, and two cafes, aiming to become the go-to destination for business lunches, happy hour, and festive evenings alike.

Le Cathcart will be operated and built by architecture firms Sid Lee and Menkes Shooner Dagenais Letourneaux and will feature highly skilled chefs from Montreal’s culinary scene, including chef Antonio Park.

gourmet food garden

Ivanhoé Cambridge / Place Ville Marie

gourmet food garden

Ivanhoé Cambridge / Place Ville Marie

“Designed as a public space bathed in light and vegetation, this indoor garden will offer a festive social experience where people can enjoy good food and drink, quickly becoming a lively meeting place adapted to the ebb and flow of daily life, and ideal for after-work get-togethers,” reads Le Cathcart’s website.

The lively urban square in the heart of a busy district with festive terraces, Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten will echo Montreal’s lively street vibe, acting as an indoor extension of the city and its love for good food.

gourmet food garden

Ivanhoé Cambridge / Place Ville Marie

gourmet food garden

Ivanhoé Cambridge / Place Ville Marie

Slated to open to the public on Thursday, January 23, here are the following eateries that will be on site.

Full-service restaurants:

  • Akio (Japanese cantina)
  • Pizza del Fornaio (pizzeria)
  • Mirabel (brasserie)

Street-food counters:

  • Dirty Greens (salads and healthy delights)
  • Patzzi (Italian sandwiches)
  • Chikin (Korean fried chicken)
  • Tulum Taqueria and Karma Poke (Mexican and poke bowls)
  • Uniberger (hamburgers, fries, and shakes)
  • Omnivore (Lebanese cuisine)
  • Caff√© Veloce (coffee, pastries, and ice cream)
  • H√† (South-East Asian cuisine)
  • Mon Nan (Chinese cuisine)

Visit the Le Cathcart website for a full list of inspiration and chefs.

Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten

When: Thursday, January 23
Time: Monday to Wednesday, 7 am to 9 pm; Thursday to Saturday, 7 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 7 am to 6 pm
Where: 1 Place Ville Marie