10 Dec 2019

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10 Special Holiday Menus in Old Montreal

10 Special Holiday Menus in Old Montreal

Holiday celebrations are the best time to get spiffed up and make some wonderful memories surrounded by your loved ones while sharing a good meal. In Old Montréal, you will find some of the classiest establishments you could ever hope for, to pass one of these excellent mealtimes as a family, between friends, with co-workers, or as a couple! From morning to evening, come check out these ten holiday menus that you simply cannot miss.

Pub-Style Ambiance

Vieux-Port Steakhouse
For more than 30 years, Vieux-Port Steakhouse has been offering the highest-quality Canadian beef in a warm and welcoming environment, which makes this restaurant the ideal spot to relax and warm up! To celebrate the end-of-year holidays, this restaurant is running a special holiday menu with a table d’hôte service option or a gourmet buffet up until the 31st of December.

Bistro Les Sœurs Grises
Known for its house beers, the bistro-brasserie Les Sœurs Grises is the perfect place to meet up with the gang for a holiday meal! The micro-brasserie offers a selection of nine beers made in-house by their brewer Louis Hage, as well as a menu carefully prepared by chef Giannis Arapis. During this time of the year, the bistro also opens up event spaces where you can host your group get-togethers – a great way to party before ringing in the New Year!

L’Assommoir Bar-Restaurant
For years now, L’Assommoir has been welcoming the Gens du Vieux into their warm and rustic décor. The bar-restaurant has the perfect recipe for spending a complete and memorable holiday evening. The restaurant boasts an incredible cocktail menu, with over 300 different beverages prepared by their mixologists!

Tapas, cocktails, and live music … It’s a dinner destination that keeps on giving!

Dining Posh

Verses Bistro
The refined cuisine of Verses Bistro and its magnificent century-old storefront will certainly make for a choice location to celebrate the ending year, and welcome in the new decade! Located inside the Hôtel Nelligan, Verses Bistro offers an entire selection of menus during the end-of-year celebrations! Come enjoy their Holiday Dinner or New Year's Dinner with a table d’hôte that uses quality ingredients, and enjoy your evening as you get swept up in the live jazz music!

Le Pastel
Pastel’s gourmand cuisine and magnificent décor will leave you speechless! Acclaimed as one of the top restaurants in Québec by numerous magazines, Pastel’s ability to craft a meal will ensure that no one leaves feeling indifferent. Come live a spectacular holiday experience and let yourself be tempted by their different culinary menus!

The restaurant Bonaparte is going all out this season! Don’t miss their exceptional menu fastidiously-prepared by their chef for this festive time of year. This unique menu is only available on December 24th, and is perfect for the gourmands and foodies out there! Try their classic French-style dishes that are both succulent and perfect for the winter season, such as rabbit, escargot, and the traditional yule log.

A Mediterranean Winter

As the cold begins to set in, the Portuguese high-cuisine establishment Helena is offering comfort and Mediterranean warmth in the form of their sunny holiday menu! On the 31st, come celebrate the arrival of the New Year in good spirits during their special “A Noite de São Silvestre” evening, and enjoy some animations and an exceptional 7-course supper!

L’Usine de Spaghetti
An Old Montréal fixture for 30 years, L’Usine de Spaghetti is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in the neighbourhood! Featuring pasta, lobster, and a salad bar, the flavours of Italy come together in its menu, blending traditional and modern recipes! Plus, for groups of thirty people or more, this restaurant offers a private room as well as an advantageous prix fixe menu!

For the Brunch Fans

Brasserie 701
With its posh and elegant style, its refined menu, and its ambiance worthy of the biggest Parisian terrace cafés, Brasserie 701 is a great place to spend some time with your better half during the holidays this year! From December 25th to January 1st, the restaurant is offering a special brunch with access to a mimosa bar. On the menu: a selection of viennoiseries, chicken and waffles, and many other succulent dishes to celebrate the New Year in style!

The relaxed atmosphere, its stylish decoration, and dishes that are as “Instagrammable” as they are delicious all come together to make up Dandy, one of the neighbourhood’s unmissable restaurant! When faced with the end-of-year rush, it is important to take some times for yourself, too! Take a break and enjoy a relaxed time at Dandy while you share a gourmand brunch with friends or with your sweetheart in a remarkable place! Between their traditional house granola to their very famous ricotta pancakes, this restaurant will without a doubt surpass all your expectations!


AML Cruises
Enjoy the holidays early this year! From the 1st to the 15th of December, AML Cruises is hosting a holiday brunch cruise including a whimsical décor and a scrumptious menu for you and your family! You can admire marvelous snow-coated country scenes this winter on the relaxing getaway you so sorely needed. What’s on the programme for this cruise? A large variety of dishes prepared on-board by the chef, special cartoons for the children, festive holiday music, and last but not least, you may even have the chance to meet Santa Claus himself!