The Bouillon Bilk family is growing, and this one is carrying the restaurant group’s traditions nicely while switching up their modus operandi of modern cuisine: Mélanie Blanchette and chef François Nadon have a brighter and airier spot here, and it’s doing brasserie dishes with delicious exactitude. Ris de veau, Arctic char in grenobloise sauce, papardelle? Sweet potato schnitzel? Nothing here is unrecognizable, but it’s delivered with expertise that merits at least one visit this year.
UPDATE, November 2021: With Halloween behind us, we're that much closer to winter, so let's take a look at some of the best new restaurants in Montreal to begin some hibernation sessions with. Projects continue to launch left, right, and centre and we're covering it all here, as well as openings as per our Love Local initiative, keeping the selection fresh with nothing older than six months. As a result, Osmo x Marusan, Chef Lee, 1583, Sep Lai, and Sobremesa must go but they all continue to be sure-fire bets for dining out.
You'll find bold creativity, traditional eats, and everything in between with the best new restaurants in Montreal. These new players are dishing out some serious quality, each with concepts and executions that are 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. Here's what's new on the scene and worth a bite right now.
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