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Cafés and Restaurants

Montréal has a well-deserved reputation as one of the liveliest city and thriving foodie scene in North America. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a restaurant to meet colleagues, or a pub to discuss your research, you will find plenty of places around the venue to satisfy these needs.

We offer you a selection of close-by and easily accessible options for eating and socializing.

Maps & Useful Information

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Taxis
Taxi Coop Montréal, 514 725-9885.
Taxi Diamond, 514 273-6331. Taxi Diamond App is available both for Android and iOS.

NOTE: Taxi drivers normally get a tip of 15% and over.

Bus
The bus network of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) offers several circuits that can help you quickly reach dining options. Check schedules of buses.

Métro
To access the Conference venue (Berri-UQAM métro station) and for traveling downtown Montréal, the métro is an excellent option. Monday to Friday, it is open from 5:30 am to 12:30 am, and up until 1:00AM on Saturday (after the last metro, you can use the night bus system).

General Tips

(1) Tipping is not included. It is customary to give a 15% tip for service in restaurants and pubs. In fact, most of your waiter(ess)'s salary is tip.

(2)The last train to the Berri-UQAM métro station, next to the venue, is at 0:50.

(3) Easy-access buses will bring you to most dining and socializing locations. Line 55 is northbound on Saint-Laurent Blvd (closest walking distance stop: corner of Saint-Laurent and Sainte-Catherine), and is southbound on Saint-Urbain (closest walking distance stop: corner of Saint-Urbain and Sainte-Catherine). Line 80 is both northbound and southbound on Park Avenue (closest walking distance stop: métro Place-des-Arts).

(4) All East-West streets start their numbering at Saint-Laurent and raise westward and eastward. Addresses west of Saint-Laurent are indicated as O. (Ouest), and all addresses on the east side are indicated as E. (Est). Note that in common Montreal parlance, west and east are not the actual geographic directions but rather the direction of the Saint-Lawrence river, so they are really south-west and north-east, respectively.

(5) For other restaurants ideas, you can visit:

RestoMontréal
Opentable Montréal
TripAdvisor
UrbanSpoon
Montreal Eater

(6) For information on the LGBT Montreal community and activities, please click here.

Lunch Spots

See also the restaurant lists for other options. These may or may not have vegetarian or vegan meals (see vegetarian and vegan section below).
Customary 15% tipping if table service.

Montréal offers a service of gourmet food-trucks: visit the official website to find one near the conference center.

L’Artisan Piadiriena
3421, rue Saint-Denis
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 508-1433
Website

Italian (great piadine)
Walking distance from venue

La Brioche Lyonnaise
1593, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 842-7017
Website

French brunches
Walking distance from venue

Cinémathèque Café Bar
335, de Maisonneuve Blvd. E.
Quartier Latin
514 842-9763
Website

Bistro (with patio)
Walking distance from venue

Kazu
1862, rue Sainte-Catherine O.
Downtown
514 937-2333
Website

Japanese (Izakaya; expect lineup)
Concordia Metro

Keyaki Sushi
2073, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 499-3041
Website

Sushi bar
Walking distance from venue

Komiko Sushi
1246, rue Saint-Denis
514 985-3000
Website

Sushi bar
Walking distance from venue

il Panino
271, rue Sainte-Catherine
Downtown
514 845-3033
Website

Panini and salad
Walking distance from venue

Le Pèlerin Magellan
330, rue Ontario E.
Downtown
514 845-0909
Website

International cuisine
Walking distance from venue

Olive et Gourmando
351, Saint-Paul O.
Old Montréal
514 350-1083
Website

Sandwicherie (try The Cubain panini)
Métro Square-Victoria-OACI

Pacini
1262, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 842-9139
Website

Italian cuisine
Walking distance from venue

Qing Hua
1019, Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Chinatown
514 903-9887
Website

Chinese dumplings
Walking distance from venue

Ramen Misoya
2065A Bishop
Downtown
514 373-4888
Website

Japanese noodle eatery
Métro Peel

Rotisserie Romados
115, rue Rachel E.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 849-1803
Website

Portuguese roasted chicken sandwiches
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to restaurant, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

 

Schwartz
3895, Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 842-4813
Website

World famous smoked meat sandwiches (expect lineup)
Walking distance from venue
or
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to restaurant, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

 

Soupesoup
1228, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
Website

Soups & sandwicherie
Walking distance from venue

Vua Banh Mi
1579, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 439-1231
Website

Sandwicherie (cheap and tasty)
Walking distance from venue

Wilensky’s
34, avenue Fairmount O.
Mile-End
514 271-0247
Website

Sandwicherie (serving the Wilensky’s special hot sandwich since 1932)
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to restaurant, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

 

Zyng Noodlery
1748, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 284-2016
Website

Asian Noodles
Walking distance from venue

Very Expensive and Expensive Restaurants

(see also list of wine bars below)
All prices are strictly indicative, for 2 persons, before tax and service; (customary 15% tipping); assume lunch option is closed on weekends.

Accords
212, rue Notre-Dame O.
Old Montréal
514 282-2020
Website

French Cuisine
Lunch 65$;
Dinner 100$;
Reservation: online or phone;

Au pied de cochon Sugar Schack
536, avenue Duluth E.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 281-1114
Website

New Quebec Cuisine
Lunch closed;
Dinner 100$;
Reservation: phone;
Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays;

Barroco
312, rue Saint-Paul O.
Old Montréal
514 544-5800
Website

Spanish Cuisine
Lunch closed;
Dinner 80$;
Reservation: online or phone;

Bonaparte
447, rue Saint-François-Xavier
Old Montréal
514 844-4368
Website

French Cuisine
Lunch 50$;
Dinner 100$;
Reservation: phone, online, or opentable;

La Chronique
104, avenue Laurier O.
Mile End
514 271-3095
Website

French Cuisine
Lunch 65$ (closed on Mondays and weekends);
Dinner 150$;
Reservation: phone, online, or opentable;

Le Club Chasse et Pêche
423, rue Saint-Claude
Old Montréal
514 861-1112
Website

New Quebec Cuisine
Lunch closed;
Dinner 130$;
Reservation: phone, online, or opentable;
Closed on Sundays & Mondays;

Europea
1227, rue de la Montagne
Downtown
514 398-9229
Website

French Cuisine
Lunch 80$ (closed on Mondays);
Dinner 150$;
Reservation: phone, online, or opentable;

Graziella
116, rue McGill
Old Montréal
514 876-0116
Website

Italian Cuisine
Lunch 45$;
Dinner 125$;
Reservation: opentable;
Closed on Sundays;

Helena
438, rue McGill
Old Montréal
514 878-1555
Website

Portuguese Cuisine
Lunch 50$;
Dinner 100$;
Reservation: phone, online, or opentable;
Closed on Sundays;

Joe Beef
2491, Notre-Dame O.
Little Burgundy
514 935-6504
Website

North American Cuisine
Lunch closed;
Dinner 130$;
Reservation: phone or online;
Closed on Mondays & Sundays;

Jun I
156, avenue Laurier O.
Mile End
514 276-5864
Website

Japanese Cuisine; Sushi Bar
Lunch 45$ (closed on Mondays);
Dinner 120$;
Reservation: phone or online;
Closed on Sundays;

Lawrence
5201, Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Mile End
514 503-1070
Website

North American Cuisine
Lunch 60$;
Dinner 110$ (closed on Sundays);
Reservation: phone, online, or opentable
Closed on Mondays;

Maison Boulud
1288, rue Sherbrooke O.
Downtown
514 842-4224
Website

French Cuisine
Lunch 60$;
Dinner 110$;
Reservation: phone, online, or opentable;

Mercuri
645, rue Wellington
Old Montréal
514 394-3444
Website

North American Cuisine
Lunch 80$;
Dinner 140$;
Reservation: phone or online;
Closed on Mondays & Sundays;

Otto
901, Square Victoria
Old Montréal
514 395-3180
Website

Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine
Lunch 60$;
Dinner 120$;
Reservation: opentable;

Toqué!
900, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Old Montréal
514 499-2084
Website

French Cuisine
Lunch 75$;
Dinner 180$;
Reservation: phone, online, or opentable;
Closed on Mondays & Sundays;

Les Trois Petits Bouchons
4669, rue Saint-Denis
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 285-4444
Website

North American Cuisine
Lunch closed;
Dinner 80$;
Reservation: online or phone;
Closed on Sundays;

XO
355, rue Saint-Jacques
Old Montréal
514 841-5000
Website

French Cuisine
Lunch 80$;
Dinner 150$;
Reservation: online or opentable;
Closed on Mondays & Sundays;

Affordable Restaurants

(see also brew pubs with food in next section)
All prices are strictly indicative, for 2 persons, before tax and service (customary 15% tipping).

Atma
3962, Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 798-8484
Website

Indian Cuisine
Lunch closed;
Dinner 60$;
Reservation: phone or online;
Closed on Mondays;
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to restaurant, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

Bistro le Balmoral
305, rue Sainte-Catherine O.
Downtown
514 288-5992
Website

North American cuisine
Lunch 70$;
Dinner 70$;
Reservation: phone;
Walking distance from venue

Bières et compagnie
4350, rue Saint-Denis
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 844-0394
Website

North American Cuisine (Mussels, Large selection of international beers)
Lunch 30$;
Dinner 60$;
Reservation: phone & online;
Métro Mont-Royal

Kim Fung
1111, rue Saint-Urbain, #M05
Chinatown
514 878-2888
Website

Chinese Cuisine
Lunch 30$;
Dinner 50$;
Reservation: phone;
Walking distance from venue

Chipotle & Jalapeno
1481, rue Amherst
Village
514 504-9015
Website

Antillean and Latin American Cuisine
Lunch 30$;
Dinner 50$ (Wednesday through Saturday);
Reservation: phone;
Walking distance from venue

La Fabrique
3609, rue Saint-Denis
Plateau
514 544-5038
Website

French cuisine
Lunch closed;
Dinner 80$ (closed on Mondays);
Reservation: online & phone;
Walking distance from venue

Imadake
4006, rue Sainte-Catherine O.
Downtown
514 931-8833
Website

Japanese cuisine (Japanese Pub; Izakaya)
Lunch 35$;
Dinner 80$ (closed on Mondays);
Reservation: phone;
Métro Atwater

Le Nil Bleu
3706, rue Saint-Denis
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 285-4628
Website

Ethiopian cuisine
Lunch 35$;
Dinner 45$;
Reservation: online or phone;
Walking distance from venue

SAT Food lab (Labo Culinaire)
1201, Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Downtown
514 844-2033 #225
Website

Experimental cuisine (with patio)
Lunch (closed);
Dinner 70$ (Tuesday through Friday);
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Walking distance from venue

Le Majestique
4105, Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 439-1850
Website

North American cuisine (Oyster bar)
Lunch closed;
Dinner 60$;
Reservation: n/a;
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to restaurant, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

Restaurant Na Brasa
121, Duluth E.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 287-9096
Website

Spanish & Portuguese Cuisine
Lunch 30$;
Dinner 60$;
Reservation: phone or online;
Walking distance from venue

Prato Pizzeria
3891, Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 285-1616
Website

Italian Pizzeria
Lunch 40$;
Dinner 60$;
Reservation: phone;
Walking distance from venue

Restaurant Tibétain
317, rue Ontario E.
Downtown
514 985-2494

Tibetan Restaurant
Lunch 25$;
Dinner 50$;
Walking distance from venue

Toro Toro
260, rue Notre-Dame O.
Old Montréal
514 439-9119
Website

Spanish Cuisine (Tapas)
Lunch 30$;
Dinner 60$;
Reservation: phone or online;
Closed Sundays;
Métro Place-d’Armes

Les Trois Brasseurs
1658, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 845-1660
Webpage

Franco-belgian bistro and pub
Lunch 30$;
Dinner 40$;
Reservation: phone (recommended for larger groups)
Walking distance from venue

Les Trois Brasseurs
732, rue Sainte-Catherine O.
Downtown
514 788-6333
Webpage

Franco-belgian bistro and pub
Lunch 30$;
Dinner 40$;
Reservation: phone (recommended for larger groups)
Walking distance from venue

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

(including lunch spots; all affordable)
Montreal has a large vegetarian/vegan population, so note that many non-vegetarian/vegan specialized restaurants have vegetarian options (although rarely vegan ones). You can also check the Montréal Vegetarian Association webpage for others restaurants (we don’t know if it is regularly updated and accurate).
All prices are strictly indicative, for 2 persons, before tax and service(customary 15% tipping).

Aux Vivres
4631, Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Mile-End
514 842-3479
Website

Vegetarian and vegan (Gluten-free, soya-free, and nuts-free meals)
Lunch & Dinner;
Reservation: n/a;
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to restaurant, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

Bonnys
1748, rue Notre-Dame O.
Griffintown
514 931-4136
Website

Organic vegetarian
Lunch & Dinner;
Take-out available;
Reservation: phone;
Closed on Sundays;
Métro Lucien-l’Allier + 12 minute walk

Burritoville
2055, rue Bishop
Downtown
514 286-2776
Website

Mexican vegetarian (mostly for lunch)
Lunch & Dinner;
Take-out available;
Reservation: n/a;
Métro Peel

Chu Chai
4088 - 4094, rue Saint-Denis
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 843-4194
Website

Vegetarian and Vegan Thai
Lunch & Dinner;
Reservation: phone;
Métro Mont-Royal

Crudessence
105, rue Rachel O.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 510-9299
Website

Vegan (raw, organic cuisine; some gluten-free alcohol)
Lunch & Dinner;
Reservation: phone or online;
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to restaurant, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

Crudessence
2157, rue Mackay
Downtown
514 664-5188
Website

Vegan (raw, organic cuisine; some gluten-free alcohol)
Lunch & Dinner;
Reservation: phone or online;
Métro Guy-Concordia

Invitation V
254, rue Bernard O.
Mile-End
514 271-8111
Website

Vegan bistro
Lunch & Dinner;
Take-out available;
Reservation: phone or online;
Closed on Sundays;
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to restaurant, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue 
or 
Take bus 80 North from Place-des-Arts Métro Station to go to restaurant, take bus 80 South on avenue du Parc to come back to venue

Lola Rosa Café
545, rue Milton
Downtown
514 287-9337
Website

Vegetarian Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner;
Reservation: phone or online;
Walking distance from venue

Lola Rosa Café
4581, avenue du Parc
Mile-End
514 843-5652
Website

Vegetarian Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner;
Reservation: phone or online;
Take bus 80 North from Place-des-Arts Métro Station to go to restaurant, take bus 80 South on avenue du Parc to come back to venue

La Lumière du Mile-End
214, rue Bernard O.
Mile-End
514 658-4949
Website

Vegetarian Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner available;
Affordable;
Reservation: n/a;
Take bus 80 North from Place-des-Arts Métro Station to go to restaurant, take bus 80 South on avenue du Parc to come back to venue 
or 
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to restaurant, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

La Panthère Verte
2153, rue Mackay
Downtown
514 903-4744
Website

Vegetarian sandwicherie
Lunch & Dinner available;
Affordable;
Reservation: n/a;
Métro Guy-Concordia

La Panthère Verte
160, rue Saint-Viateur
Mile-End
514 508-5564
Website

Vegetarian sandwicherie
Lunch & Dinner available;
Affordable;
Reservation: n/a;

Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to restaurant, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

La Panthère Verte
145, avenue du Mont-Royal E.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 503-4800
Website

Vegetarian sandwicherie
Lunch & Dinner available;
Affordable;
Reservation: n/a;
Métro Mont-Royal

Le Réservoir
9, avenue Duluth E.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 849-7779
Website

Brewpub (vegetarian and vegan food & patio)
Walking distance from venue 
or 
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to pub, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

Sophie Sucrée
167, avenue des Pins E.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 823-5865
Website

Vegan pastries
Walking distance from venue

Su Shian Yuang
420, rue Rachel E.
Plateau Mont-Royal
438 380-2829
Website

Asian Fusion (vegetarian & vegan)
Lunch & Dinner;
Affordable;
Métro Mont-Royal

Resto Végo
1720, rue Saint-Denis
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 845-2627
Website

Vegetarian buffet (gluten-free options)
Lunch & Dinner available;
Affordable;
Reservation: n/a;
Walking distance from venue

Resto Végo
1204, avenue McGill College
Downtown
514 871-1480
Website

Vegetarian buffet (gluten-free options)
Lunch & Dinner available;
Affordable;
Reservation: n/a;
Walking distance from venue

Yuan Vegetarien
2115, rue Saint-Denis
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 848-0513
Website

Vegetarian (buffet option)
Lunch & Dinner available;
Affordable;
Reservation: n/a;
Closed on Mondays;
Walking distance from venue

Brewpubs

Customary 15% tipping, or 1$CAN per pint.

L’Amère à boire
2049, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 282-7448
Website

Czech-inspired brewpub (food & patio)
Walking distance from venue

Benelux
245, rue Sherbrooke E.
Quartier Latin
514 543-9750
Website

Belgian brewpub (patio)
Walking distance from venue

Brutopia
1219, rue Crescent
Downtown
514 393-9277
Website

Local brewpub
Walking distance from venue
or
Métro Peel

Le Cheval Blanc
809, rue Ontario E.
Centre Sud
514 522-0211
Website

Local brewpub
Walking distance from venue

Le Dieu du Ciel
29, rue Laurier O.
Mile-End
514 490-9555
Website

Local brewpub (& fine microbrewery)

Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to pub, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

La Distillerie
300, rue Ontario E.
Quartier Latin
514 448-2461
Website

Cocktail bar
Walking distance from venue

En Cachette
1765, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 419-1986
Website

Speakeasy pub
Walking distance from venue

Pub L'Ile Noire
1649, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 982-0866
Website

Whisky Bar (also beers)
Walking distance from venue

Le Loup Garou Rhumerie
1738, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 843-9191

Rhum bar (also beers)
Walking distance from venue

Patrick’s Pub
1707, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
438 382-7266

Irish Pub
Walking distance from venue

Le Réservoir
9, avenue Duluth E.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 849-7779
Website

Brewpub (vegetarian and vegan food & patio)

Walking distance from venue
or
Take bus 55 North on Saint-Laurent Blvd. to go to pub, take bus 55 South on Saint-Urbain to come back to venue

Le Saint Bock
1749, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
514 680-8052
Website

Local brewpub (food & patio)
Walking distance from venue

Le Sainte-Elisabeth
1412, rue Sainte-Elisabeth
Downtown
514 286-4302
Website

Pub (great patio)
Walking distance from venue

Le Saint-Houblon
1567, rue Saint-Denis
Quartier Latin
Website

Brewpub (patio & food)
Walking distance from venue

Wine Bars

All wine bars serve dinner.
Customary 15% tipping.

Accords
212, rue Notre-Dame O.
Old Montréal
514 282-2020
Website

Reservation: online or phone

Accords
22, rue Sainte-Catherine O.
Downtown
514 508-2122
Website

Reservation: online or phone

Bocata
310, rue Saint-Paul
Old Montréal
514 507-8727
Website

Reservation: online or phone

La Buvette Chez Simone
4869, avenue du Parc
Mile-End
514 750-6577
Website

No reservations

Le Comptoir
4807, Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Mile-End
514 844-8467
Website

Reservation: online or phone

Modavie
1, rue Saint Paul
Old Montréal
514 287-9582
Website

Reservation: online, phone, or opentable

Philémon Bar
111, rue Saint Paul
Old Montréal
514 289-3777
Website

Reservation: online and phone;

Pop! Bar + Laloux
250, avenue des Pins E.
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 287-9127
Website

Reservation: online or phone;

Pullman
3424, avenue du Parc
Downtown
514 288-7779
Website

Reservation: online, phone, or opentable;

Les Trois Petits Bouchons
4669, rue Saint-Denis
Plateau Mont-Royal
514 285-4444
Website

Reservation: online or phone;

Other Notable Eateries Worth a Detour

Saint-Viateur Bagel (world renowned Montréal bagels)
263, rue Saint Viateur O.
Mile-End
Website

Fairmount Bagel (world renowned Montréal bagels)
74, av. Fairmount O.
Mile-End
Website

La Banquise (ultimate poutine-dish joint; opened 24h; expect lineup at any time; tasty vegetarian poutine available)
994, rue Rachel E.
Plateau Mont-Royal
Website

See what the National Geographics considers as the top 10 food to eat in Québec.