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Bar George
Photograph: Mike Casali

Is this Montreal’s most romantic restaurant?

It's official: The city’s most romantic restaurants have been revealed and will have you swooning.

Written by
Laura Osborne

A dazzling Victorian heritage building with gleaming wood panelling and marble-topped bar? Walls made entirely of glass with copper accents and an achingly sleek fireplace? Or a 360-degree view that will take your breath away?

Restaurant Europea
Photograph: Laurence Labat | Restaurant Europea

With Valentine’s Day coming up fast, Montreal’s best restaurants are getting ready for the biggest date night of the year—Michelin star-worthy spots included.

Restaurant Toqué!
Photograph: Photo Hans Laurendeau, Shoot Studio | Restaurant Toqué!

And with so many places to choose from—from a new Montreal hotspot that is the only Canadian restaurant to make the World's 50 Best list to downtown’s sexiest rooftop—which one is the most romantic restaurant?

Ritz-Carlton Montréal - Maison Boulud
Photograph: Ritz-Carlton Montréal - Maison Boulud

Analyzing over 1.1 million diner reviews, OpenTable has announced the top 100 romantic restaurants in Canada and 7 spots in Quebec made the cut.

Which Montreal restaurant is the most romantic?

From Old Montreal to the heart of downtown, 6 Montreal restaurants made the cut:

1. Bar George
2. Bonaparte
3. Gibbys 
4. Jérôme Ferrer Europea 
5. Maison Boulud
6. Portus 360 
7. Restaurant Toque!

Arôme at the Casino du Lac Leamy in Gatineau also topped the list.

With its impossibly elegant atmosphere (designed in 1880 by William Tutin Thomas, it was originally the home of Sir George Stephen), it’s no wonder Antoni Porowski ranked Bar George one of the most romantic spots in the city.

Hôtel Mount Stephen
Photograph: Hôtel Mount Stephen

Nestled in the heart of the Golden Square Mile, just steps from one of the city’s best secret spas and one of the year’s buzziest hotel restaurant openings, Bar George isn’t just one of the most romantic restaurants in the city—it’s also home to one of Montreal's most stunning bars.

Time Out Tip: Snag one of the sexy hidden nooks behind the bar (think: blue velvet loveseats and flickering candles).

Bar George
Photograph: Mike Casali

If you don’t fall for the 300-year-old stained glass windows, the 15-foot Ceylon satinwood panelled walls or the 22-carat gold fixtures, Bar George's British-themed menu will have you on your knees.

Le Mount Stephen Hotel - Bar George
Photograph: Mike Casali

In a playful and thoughtful homage to Sir George Stephen's British and Canadian connections, Chefs Anthony Walsh and Kevin Ramasawmy skillfully blend traditional U.K. culinary elements with contemporary Québécois flavours and high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.

Le Mount Stephen Hotel - Bar George
Photograph: Mike Casali

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