Restaurant Recap for 2019

December 6th, 2019

In Montreal restaurant lore, 2019 will be remembered as the year of the gourmet food court. Three ambitious ventures launched in quick succession: Le Central in the Quartier des Spectacles; Time Out Market Montréal in the Eaton Centre, and coming up in January, Cathcart Restaurants and Biergarten in Place Ville Marie. Each of the fairs presents an authentic showcase of Montreal’s culinary culture, and each has its own style: Le Central is funky and eclectic; Time Out is chic and coordinated; the Cathcart is yet to be seen, but the promise of an indoor garden in the downtown core all but guarantees wide appeal. In a mid-size city, the sudden, independent emergence of three large-scale versions of a new concept marks a sea change and is sure to create waves on the local scene. So far, curious customers have shown up in large numbers, although it’s too early to say where the enthusiasm for this formula will lead, whether it can be sustained, or how its popularity would affect the rest of the local restaurant milieu. Will the Toqué burgers! at Time Out act as a gateway enticement to the rest of Normand Laprise’s culinary universe? Or will diners be sated by a fast sample of gourmet cuisine, and disinclined to investigate further?

Aside from the gourmet food fair phenomenon, this year Montreal experienced its usual ebb and flow of restaurant closings and openings. Here’s our annual recap.


OPEN IN 2019

À Domicile | 2900, boul. Le Carrefour, Laval | 450 688-8244
Antonietta | 6672, av. Papineau | 514 729-2633
Basterd | 260, av. Gary-Carter | 514 273-2950
Le Beau Mont | 950, rue Beaumont, suite 105 | 514 270-8882
Beba | 3900, rue Éthel, Verdun | 514 750-7087
Binerie Mont-Royal (move) | 4167, rue Saint-Denis | 514 285-9078
Bistro Tendresse | 1259, rue Sainte-Catherine Est | 438 387-1471
Black & Blond | 2015, boul. Rosemont | 514 543-3198
Bloom sushi botanique | 368, rue Saint-Paul Ouest | 514 906-2005
Le Boulevardier | 2050, rue Mansfield | 514 849-2050
Brasserie T! Brossard | 9150, boul. Leduc, Brossard | 450 890-0990
Le Buddha | 1620A, rue Sherbrooke Ouest | 514 933-8866
La Cale - pub zéro déchet | 6839, rue St-Hubert | 514 360-0634
Capsa | 175, rue Ontario Est | 514 281-0202
Caroline | 5333, avenue Casgrain | 514 495-7779
La Catrina | 117, rue de la Commune Ouest | 514 543-7172
Le Central | 30, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Chifa | 1080, rue de Bleury | 514 543-8488
Cœur de Loup | 1141, rue Bélanger | 514 278-5687
Dandy | 244, rue Saint-Jacques Ouest | 514 289-9996
Darna Bistroquet | 1106, rue Beaubien Est | 514 273-1106
Edgar Hyperlodge | 1738, rue Saint-Denis | 514 289-9339
Escondite Vieux-Montréal | 12, rue Saint-Paul Ouest | 514 543-7484
Fish Bone | 420, rue Notre-Dame Ouest | 514 849-4424
Le Flamant | 4043, rue Ontario Est | 514 543-4245
Le Fricot | 2661, rue Notre-Dame Ouest | 514 419-1683
Fugazzi | 1886, rue Centre | 438 522-7499
Il Miglio Express | 111, boulevard Robert-Bourassa | 514 750-3069
Jack Rose | 4560, boul. Saint-Laurent | 514 543-3599
Jacopo | 436, place Jacques-Cartier | 514-876-8844
Jérôme Ferrer Europea | 1065, rue de la Montagne | 514 398-9229
KeVino au Daylight Factory | 1030, rue Saint-Alexandre | 514 871-4774
Kwai | 374, avenue Victoria, Westmount | 514 303-4123
Licence IV (move) | 143, rue Saint-Paul Ouest | 514 938 8084
Livia | 1468, rue Peel
LOV DIX30 | 9180, boul. Leduc #105, Brossard | 514 287-1155
Maison Saint-Paul (name change from La Champagnerie) | 343, rue Saint-Paul Est | 514 504-2319
Maman | 1524, rue Notre-Dame Ouest | 514 933-1412
Mano Cornuto | 988, rue Ottawa | 514 868-8451
Le Marcus | Hôtel Four Seasons - 1440, rue de la Montagne | 514 843-2525
Moccione | 380, rue Villeray | 514 270-4441
Modena | 295, rue Saint-Paul Est | 450 444-3333
Le Montparnasse | 39, rue Notre-Dame Ouest | 514 286-1200
Mucca | 236, rue Saint-Zotique Est | 438-375-3033
Nevski | 1228, rue Stanley | 438 290-5118
Õréa | 400, rue Notre-Dame Est | 514-844-1001
Osteria Da Elda | 5206, boul. Saint-Laurent | 438 387-6050
Osteria MKT (move) | 1333, Boulevard Robert-Bourassa | 514 849-2044
Pacini Quartier des spectacles | 425, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest | 514 840-6002
Parliament Pub & Parlour | 351, place D’Youville | 514 842-9945
Le Petit Mousso | 1023, rue Ontario Est | 438 384-7410
Pintxo | 30, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest | 514 844-0222
Poincaré | 1071, boul. Saint-Laurent
Ratafia | 6778, boul. Saint-Laurent | 514 543-8033
Rose-Marie | 1550, rue Fullum | 514 524-4442
Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie | 3518, boul. Saint-Laurent | 514 475-3085
Taverne Atlantic | 6512, avenue du Parc | 514 544-6512
Tbsp. | W Montréal - 901, rue du Square-Victoria | 514 395-3100
Time Out Market Montréal | Centre Eaton - 705, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Tommy Café | 101, rue Saint-Paul Ouest | 514 844-9663
Vesta | 206, rue Jarry Est | 514 543-7725
Vinvinvin | 1290, rue Beaubien Est
Westwood | 1950, rue Claude-Gagné, Laval | 450 238-0450
Wolf & Workman | 139, rue Saint-Paul Ouest | 514 737-1787
Woori Jib | 2017, rue Peel | 514 658-8889


GONE IN 2019

Alpenhaus
Asado
Le Ballpark
Bistro Rosie
Bourlingueur
Brasserie Melrose
Brit & Chips Côte-des-Neiges
Brutus
Chao Phraya
Chef’s Table Mtl
Chez l’Épicier
Chez Lavigne
Chez ma Grosse Truie Chérie
Chipotle et Jalapeno
Clairon
Cornichon
Emiliano’s
Fantôme (reopening on McGill Street in 2020)
Farine
Ferrari
Fieldstone (Cantine Teré)
Le French Quarter
La Garde Partagée
La Gargote
Le Gladstone
Grand Comptoir
La Grotte
Les Héritiers
Hooters
Houston Peel
Ka Lo Hin
Keməstrē Bar Gourmet
Lavanderia
Le Local
Le Lucie
M. Mme
Magpie du Village
La Marée
Mimi la Nuit
Miso
Moxies
Nom Nom Cantine
Petit Bistro
PF Chang's Décarie
Phayathai Laurier
Pineau
Piquillo
Poisson Rouge
Radicelle
Romeo
Saverio
Scarlet Exclusive
Le Smoking BBQ
Soupesoup
St-Hubert gare Windsor
Steak House Village
Taberna
Tapas 24
Thazard
Torteria Lupita
Vertige
Le XVI XVI


EXPECTED IN 2020

Anton & James (new project)
Café Bloc
Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten
Fantôme (reopening on McGill Street)
The Farsides
Projet Bouillon Bilk (in former Le Local)
Projet Damas (at the old Forum)
Refettorio Montréal