Located in the Centre Eaton de Montréal, Time Out Market Montréal is 40,000-square-foot culinary and cultural destination, smack dab in the heart of Downtown Montréal. Inside this expansive space (sporting a massive skylight at its centre, natch), you’ll find a handpicked selection of restaurants and chefs by the editorial staff at Time Out Montréal. It’s got every base covered, serving healthful vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options alongside mouthwatering local classic dishes that include poutine, French pastries, Vietnamese pho and bahn mi, juicy burgers, and a whole lot more. It’s got plenty to satisfy sparrow-like snackers as well, like heaping plates of oysters to enjoy with friends during a 5 à 7 in a bar section pouring of top shelf cocktails, pints from Québec microbreweries and an international range of wines.
There’s a lot to take in, so take your time browsing the eateries of Time Out Market Montréal. Clicking on any one of these stellar names and concepts will give you more information about them, as well as a chance to check out their menus available at the market. You should note that specials will occur and are bound to change—we don’t want to stem the creativity of these fine names in any way!—so you should pay visits to this culinary mecca now and then to see what new, fresh dishes are available.
Time Out Market Montréal has also put in a lot of safety precautions and new systems like limited seating capacity, enhanced air circulation and filtration, sanitization stations for customers, a dedicated cleaning staff and more to help Montrealers enjoy the best possible dining experience.
Among all the second-wave Neapolitan-style pizza joints to hit the streets of Montréal, Moleskine is at the top of our list. Chef Frédéric St-Aubin’s one-two punch of both traditional and seasonal ingredients makes us do a double take at just how fresh, comforting and fun the dishes are.
Signature dishes: Marguerite, Genovese, and Salsiccia pizzas
Ask any Montréaler what should be on someone's dining bucket list in this city, and Romados is right up there at the top. The local love for this churrascaria’s Portuguese chicken and poutine burns hotter than their fiery rotisserie grills.
Signature dishes: Chicken with piri piri sauce, poutine and pasteis de nata
While Jeffrey Finkelstein's Mile End bakery Hof Kelsten has long been known as the essential stop on a carb crawl in the city, this new concept created with pastry chef and associate Suyin Wong promises a whole new sugary avenue.
By Claude Pelletier & Mélanie Blouin — Opening soon
Le Club Chasse et Pêche has been an absolute pillar of fine dining in Old Montréal ever since it first opened its doors in 2004. Claude Pelletier and Mélanie Blouin’s food is a meditative experience, and the chefs’ technique and form turn the ingredients into thoughtful creations.
Signature dishes: Braised pork-knuckle risotto, grilled and marinated octopus
It takes some serious skill to make ice cream, gelato and sorbet tempting for Montréalers who spend half their year in sub-zero temperatures. That means restaurant veterans Michael Dalla Libera and Nick Rosati had to offer something special at Dalla Rose, and, go figure, it’s their whole menu.
Chef Normand Laprise—one of the most acclaimed and influential chefs of Québec—is a true champion of the farm-to-table movement and a keystone in our province’s cuisine, so it’s no wonder his burgers are the best in town.
Signature dishes: Hamburgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, fries
Montréal food-truck pioneer Grumman ‘78 practically resuscitated the street-food scene back in 2010 with their fusion-heavy bites that continue to find few equals elsewhere. Blending inspirations from Latin American cuisine, Tex-Mex and beyond.
Signature dishes: Popcorn turbot tacos, Papas ‘78 (sweet potato home fries with queso) or a tomato salad with a cornbread crumble