UPDATE, December 2020: Hats off to the best new restaurants in Montreal for marching forward with their opening plans despite Montreal's red alert status. With a possible lockdown the likes we haven't seen since March on the horizon, someone's gotta keep Montrealers well-fed. While all restaurants need some love right now, new ones need some special attention for their preseverence and gumption. We're covering them here and featuring their names in our Love Local initiative, and keeping the selection fresh with nothing older than six months.
Bold creativity, traditional homages, and everything in between: That's what you're getting with the best new restaurants in Montreal right now. You’ll find some serious quality from places that have recently opened with concepts and executions primed to join our list of the best restaurants in Montreal. Locals know (and tourists want to know) all the classic spots for iconic Montreal food like the best poutine, the best bagels, the best Portuguese chicken or the best delis for smoked meat in Montreal, but there’s always some new face looking to catch your eye.
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