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9 new Montreal restaurants that made a splash in 2015

by Marie-Sarah Published on December 14, 2015

Montreal is the ultimate city for foodies: having the highest number of restaurants per Capita in Canada and the second highest in North America (after New York), there’s no shortage of places to eat well. Here are 9 Montreal restaurants that opened in 2015 which, in my humble opinion, only added to our fair city’s gastronomic reputation!

Montréal Plaza

This new restaurant on Saint-Hubert opened its doors to great fanfare in the fall, no doubt because of the notoriety of its owner chef, Charles-Antoine Crête. Noteworthy are the decor and the “patate à rien”, a potato dish that has everyone talking!


This Mexican restaurant in Downtown Montreal has something for everyone: affordable prices, delicious tequila cocktails, and terrific tacos. A good place to grab a bite after a particularly exhausting day of shopping!


Named one of food critic Marie-Claude Lortie’s favourite new restaurants in 2015, Brïz initially disarmed me with the simplicity of its menu. When I went there shortly after it opened, there were only three items on the menu. I tasted two of them and was not disappointed. Ms. Lortie and I both agree that the pasta and the fish are fabulous!

Les Fillettes

The defunct Paris Beurre on Van Horne has found new life with this new eatery, whose menu is great for people who can’t decide what to order. You can share side dishes here and try different wines by ordering smaller-than-usual carafes, available in two sizes!


Having spent some wonderful evenings at Phillips Lounge, I was sad that the place closed but its replacement, Jatoba, is certainly an elegant downtown dining destination. The restaurant was designed by La Chambre Design, the people behind Suwu and Appartement 200, among other places, and the Lambert & Fils lighting is spectacular! I’m told the Sea Platter, the house specialty, is pricey but unforgettable.


Harbin makes the best dumplings in the Plateau/Mile-End area! I know a cook from the Pied de Cochon restaurant who just loves the place! Whether you enjoy them fried, cooked, or steamed, you won’t be disappointed!


The owners of Olive and Gourmando just opened this wonderful Griffintown eatery. The decor is absolutely incredible, as are the flatbread dishes, especially those with potatoes, and the feta entree! A true delight!

Le Mousso

Winner of Eater’s “So Hot Right Now” award, Mousso is a small, unpretentious fine dining establishment where you have to go through the kitchen to use the washrooms! An intimate ambiance, to be sure, but the food is amazing, even though a five-course meal will set you back $95.

One to watch: Bar Henrietta

Now that Baldwin Barmacie has closed, a new eatery is getting set to open very soon in the same location, as the paper-lined windows bear witness. The owner says that Bar Henrietta will be a neighbourhood restaurant where people can have a drink and enjoy some delicious Portuguese food. Check it out!

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