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The Best Restaurants That Are Open Late in Montreal

Canada’s famed culinary city is known for its fresh seafood, thought-out plates, and a smorgasbord of international influences. In short, dining out in Montreal tends to be a memorable experience.

It’s also one that goes late. As Late Nite Eats host Jordan Andino proved on the Montreal episode, The City of Saints has many great after-hours joints worth exploring. Here are 10 of our top picks.

Isle de Garde

1039 rue Beaubien Est

If you’re craving some craft beer and delicious snacks, this hot-spot offers both until 3 a.m. from Thursdays to Saturdays (and it’s open until 1:30 a.m. the rest of the week). That means you can indulge in elevated hot dogs, savoury tarts, and creative cheese concoctions until the break of dawn.

Rouge Gorge

1234 Avenue du Mont-Royal E

If it’s late and you’re in the mood for a good glass of wine and some delicious accompaniments, Rouge Gorge has you covered until 3 a.m. daily. Take your time with a curated cheese or charcuterie board, sample some duck tartare with fried wontons, or dig into a little popcorn shrimp served with wasabi mayo and maple.

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Majestique

4105 Boul St-Laurent

Looking to shuck some late-night oysters while sipping on champagne and living your best life? Or perhaps you just want to keep it real with a foot-long hot dog complete with spicy mustard and salad. Whatever your fancy, this spot serves up food for all kinds of hungry patrons until 3 a.m. daily.

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See More: How to Serve Oysters Like Chef Michael Smith

Pullman

3424 Avenue du Parc

Snacks, platters, classics, and seasonal items grace the menu at this restaurant, which is snuggled into a three-story townhouse. There, servers offer more than 300 wines (50 by the glass), and plates like salmon gravlax, stuffed arancini, or deboned quail until 1 a.m. Thursdays to Saturdays. The rest of the week? You can still get your fill before midnight.

Otto Yakitori

1441 Rue Saint Mathieu

Skewers, skewers, and more skewers are on the late-night menu at this Japanese Shaughnessy Village hot spot, which is open until 1 a.m. weeknights and 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays (it’s closed Tuesdays). Not in the mood for meat (or tofu) on a stick? The eatery also offers up comforting bowls of ramen and rice bowls, which can sometimes be the perfect late-night snack.

Foeigwa

3001 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

It’s hard not to feel fancy when dining out at this French-American eatery, which offers plates like tartare with truffles, cheeseburgers with foie gras, and scallops glistening with sherry butter. Add in a menu of boozy floats and milkshakes that are available until 2 a.m. daily, and you basically never want to pass up an opportunity to eat here.

Chez Victoire

1453 Avenue du Mont-Royal E

If your craving goes beyond snack territory, this spot has you covered. Diners that arrive after 10 p.m. have access to a hearty three-course menu with an appetizer, main and dessert, starting at just $25. Because who doesn’t want access to dishes like mushroom risotto, spicy tuna albacore, or molten chocolate cake well into the night?

Chez Lévêque

1030 Avenue Laurier O

Fancy French fare is all over this brasserie’s late-night menu, from stuffed mussels Provencal style and snail puff pastry, to salmon and beef tartare or veal liver in raspberry vinegar sauce. The $25 seatings for an appetizer and main start at 9 p.m., making this some of the most affordable late-night French food in the city.

Monkland Tavern

5555 Avenue de Monkland

Whether it’s a bowl of fresh tagliatelle or rigatoni, a colourful salad of glazed cauliflower and sweet potatoes, or a hearty main of braised short rib or bone marrow, this Tavern has your late-night cravings well covered. Visit the restaurant until 11 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and stay for a couple of cocktails until 1 a.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays.

Moishes Steakhouse

3961 Saint-Laurent Blvd

A fan-favourite steakhouse with a central European twist, Moishes features an entire “After 9” menu from Wednesdays to Saturdays until midnight. Look for unique offerings like chopped liver and Monte Carlo potatoes, or late-night staples like steak frites and the Moishes hamburger.

Looking for new culinary hot spots to check out? Check out the best late night eats in Toronto or see the restaurant guide for Big Food Bucket List.

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The 10 Best Late Night Eats in Toronto

It’s hard for restaurant-goers to go hungry in Toronto, where the array of plates fused from countries all over the world is serious business. But that’s during regular dinner service hours. What about the joints that are perpetually open late for those of us seeking out delicious options (and maybe even a cocktail or two) until the wee hours of the morning?

As host Jordan Andino proves on the Toronto episode of Late Nite Eats, The Six is revolutionizing the after-hours dining scene in some pretty delicious ways. Here are 10 of our picks for the best after-hours joints the city has to offer.

Bar Fancy

1070 Queen St. W

 

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If you’re craving classic bar snacks, head over to this Queen West spot, where chefs and co-owners Jonathan Poon and Jesse Fader dish out oysters and fried chicken alongside nori-topped artichoke dip and dirty nachos. The joint is open until 2 a.m. daily, and serves an array of beer and wines as well as mixed drinks by request.

Bar Raval

505 College St.

 

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Big atmosphere and small plates are the themes of this Barcelona-inspired pinxto bar in Little Italy, where a curved wooden bar and an impressive peek-through bar rail adorn the intimate space. There, Grant Van Gameren and Robin Goodfellow dish out crafty cocktails and memorable toothpick-tapas, like house-smoked fish, a variety of cured meats and cheeses, and tiny sandwiches on fresh bread until 2 a.m.

Night Owl

647 College St.

 

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Another Little Italy joint, this two-floor space features live music, arcade games, and an array of illuminated signs to keep the eye wandering until the last call at 2 a.m. There are boozy floats and hand-crafted cocktails to help wash down the rotating menu of elevated bar food, like shawarma poutine, juicy cheeseburgers, or spicy fried cauliflower doused in sauce and adorned with pickled onions and cabbage.

Chantecler

1320 Queen St W

 

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Steak tartare, smoked duck breast, chicken paté, and other classic French fare comprise the menu of this long-standing Parkdale haunt, which is open until 2 a.m. six days a week (although owner Jacob Wharton-Shukster closes down shop on Wednesdays). Add in a friendly atmosphere and an impressive cocktail menu with items like the gin-soaked “Corpse Reviver #2” or “Lady Problems,” a concoction of sherry, Cocchi Americano, green chartreuse and absinthe, and you can see why this place has become a neighbourhood staple.

Petit Potato

Unit 1-2, 10 Ravel Rd

 

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Tawainese and Japanese foods fuse together at this late-night joint, which is open daily until 1 a.m. There, crispy chicken wings are tossed in Yuzu sauce, creamy Japanese omelettes are topped with thick pork cutlets, and an array of ramen dishes keep patrons happy and full. But the real feat here are the desserts. If you have a sweet tooth, the ice cream stacked toasts and pancake soufflés are sure to impress.

Baro

485 King St. W

Whether you’re in the mood for a tasty snack or a full-on meal, this King West eatery’s Latin menu of modernized classics has you covered. Chef Steve Gonzales keeps his upstairs dining area, “Pablo’s Snack House,” open until 2 a.m. from Wednesday to Saturdays, where he serves shareables like yuca fries and empanadas, hand-held fare like braised chicken sliders and pork belly on steamed buns, or desserts like churros and flan.

Oddseoul

90 Ossington Ave.

Brothers and co-owners Leeto and Leemo Han deliver an array of Korean small plates and imaginative cocktails until 2 a.m. six days a week, closing down to reset each Sunday. Settle in among the exposed brick walls and 90s relics of this snackbar to enjoy items like Buffalo Fried Tofu, Tempura Prawns, Squash Poutine, Tempura Chicken with Devilled Eggs, or Kimchi + Pork Belly Fried Rice.

416 Snack Bar

181 Bathurst St

 

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Former Top Chef Canada: All Stars runner-up Dustin Gallagher helms the late-night menu at this affordable but delicious eatery, which serves patrons until 2 a.m. daily. There’s no cutlery to accompany the many snacks on the rotating menu, but when you’re dishing out items like tandoori heirlooms, falafel doubledowns or steak tartare on lettuce hearts, half the fun is eating with your hands anyhow.

LoPan

503 College St.

 

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If you’re hungry for the delectable new Asian offerings of popular TO resto DaiLo but you’re also in the mood for American comfort food, take a jaunt upstairs to this fusion spot, which is open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. There you can sip on sours while snacking on items like KFC Popcorn Tofu with a Green Curry Slaw, a Big Mac Bao, or truffle fried rice.

Pinky’s Ca Phe

53 Clinton St.

 

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Executive chef Leemo Han concocts mouth-watering Vietnamese fusion food with a Philly flair at this Little Italy establishment, which is open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday to Saturday. The dimly lit space is full of 1970s Vietnamese personality, from string lanterns and a heated sunroom, to the vintage photos adorning the walls. The drinks are thought-out and feature signature items like the house raspberry syrup, while the small-but-impressive menu of items like Marrow Beef, French Dip and Tiger’s Milk Ceviche will have you coming back for more… and more… and more.

 

Watch Late Nite Eats Fridays at 10 PM E/T on Food Network Canada.