MTLàTABLE, Montreal’s restaurant week, is back for its 7th edition November 1 to 11. The ten-day long celebration of all things food will celebrate Quebec’s terroir and wealth of products. The 150 participating restaurants will each offer a three-course, $23, $33 or $43 set-price evening menu. MTLàTABLE is a great opportunity for all food-lovers to go on a discovery of a collection of Montréal restaurants at a wallet-friendly price. Brunches are also back this year with a few restaurants offering a $17 menu to delight all weekend brunch lovers.
Choosing from 150 restaurants can be daunting. In an effort to make things easier, we’ve taken the liberty to draw this list of 11 recommendations. Fell free to book your table at any one of these… or at all 11 of them!
Chez l’épicier’s Old Montreal address has been a favourite for the past 18 years. Chef Laurent Godbout’s creative cuisine features regional and seasonal Québec products with an international twist. Try the Gaspesian lobster bisque and end your meal with the Quebec cheese duet served with local honey and housemade bread.
Tapeo Bar à Tapas
Spanish tapas are always a good idea and great for sharing with friends. This beloved Villeray neighbourhood institution is one of the best places in Montreal to satiate your Spanish food cravings with chef Marie-Fleur St-Pierre’s flavourful dishes.
Boris Bistro has recently become the first certified gluten-free restaurant in Québec. The cuisine here is rooted in French bistro with a seasonal twist. Start your meal with the wild mushroom and duck confit tart and end it with the meringue and caramelized pears.
This quintessential Plateau Mont-Royal restaurant is trendy, friendly and quite delicious. Whether you’re craving comfort food or fine dining, chef Alexandre Gosselin’s cuisine is sure to please.
Restaurant Toqué! is arguably the best restaurant in Montreal and now is the time to enjoy it at a more affordable price. Participating in MTLàTABLE in the Relaix et Châteaux experience, Toqué! will be offering a multi-course dinner for $73. The cuisine and service at Toqué! are always so spectacular and this is an opportunity not to be missed. Toqué! sells out quickly so book your table now.
This new restaurant from Le Fantôme team has garnered a great deal of raving reviews since its opening. A playful cuisine is on display here with seasonal menus highlighting the best of Quebec and Canada.
Dining at Verdun’s Restaurant Su is akin to taking a culinary voyage to Turkey. Chef Fisun Ercan’s sunny cuisine is delightful. Feast on an array of hot and cold mezes, small plates meant for sharing, and enjoy the casual and festive ambiance at Su.
One of the best Italian restaurants in Montreal is participating in MTLàTABLE this year. The Little Italy gem serves classic Italian dishes with local ingredients sourced at its neighbor, the Jean Talon Market. Their famous housemade charcuteries are on the menu this year, so don’t miss out!
If you like Mediterranean cuisine then you’ll love Ikanos’ light and elegant fine Greek cuisine. Excellent grilled fish and seafood are always on the menu at the stylish and chic Old Montreal spot with great and friendly service.
Peruvian cuisine is world-renowned but this homegrown Nuevo Latino restaurant has been serving a loyal clientele for years. Chef Navarrette Jr.’s cuisine is Peruvian comfort food and features local Quebec products from corn and peppers to veal and duck.
Thazard is a hip Asian Tavern located on St Laurent Boulevard in the trendy Mile End neighbourhood. The fusion of Asian cuisine with international flavours and a gastropub ambiance is unique to Thazard. Their famous ramen soup is on the menu for MTLàTABLE as is a fun, sharing menu that is sure to make everyone around the table happy.
The list of 150 participating MTL¡aTABLE restaurants was just revealed and reservations are now open so book your table(s) now! Bon appétit!
Main photo: Chez L’Épicier | Photo credit © Chez L’Épicier