Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked selection of the best restaurants in Montreal. These are where you’ll find the most delicious meals in town delivered with unparalleled expertise. These include as many outstanding newcomers to the scene as there are unforgettable icons of eating out.
Among the many, many pleasures to be found in Montreal, dining in its restaurants is one of the best things to do here. However, it can be tough to know where to go: Montreal has the most restaurants per capita in Canada—second only to New York for the most in North America. That’s why local experts from Time Out explore the whole island, searching for what's worthy of an empty stomach hungry for quality (learn about our approach here). Every culture and price point is covered here is this ranked list. We use the same approach for everything, from the best diners and excellent cheap eats to iconic Montreal dishes.
We should also note that a number of the best chefs, restaurants and concepts in the city have been welcomed into the Time Out Market Montreal. Because that is the highest honor we can award, and we now have a tighter relationship with them, establishments related to market vendors have all been included in the EAT List but not ranked alongside other great establishments in the city. You can find those amazing places here.
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