Located inside the Swatow Plaza, this dim sum spot blends old and new seamlessly. With a decor much more polished and modern than any other spot in Chinatown, Imperial certainly stands out; the menu, however, remains steadfastly classic. Imperial’s refinement in the dining room extends to the kitchen with some of the highest levels of execution of any of the restaurants on this list, although the prices are a bit higher too. For a comforting classic, get the congee with roast pork or a preserved egg and don’t miss the shrimp stuffed eggplant.
When it comes to the best brunch in Montreal, dim sum is essential. If you're tired of eating salty bacon and hollandaise-soaked Eggs Benedict, why not look to Chinatown for some inspiration? Montreal is home to some wonderful Chinese food, including the classic cart service method of dim sum. Staff push trolleys piled high with steamer baskets full of dumplings, plates of fried noodles and flaky, golden-yellow custard tarts for you to pick as they pass by. Here’s where you’ll find the best dim sum spots in Montreal.
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