Where do night owls get their energy after midnight? Here are our favorite places to eat a meal in the early hours of the morning in Montreal, when most everything is already closed.
For an location that excels in the French classics, L’Express, a chic and timeless restaurant on rue Saint-Denis, remains unbeatable. Think croque-monsieur, pot-au-feu, cuisse de canard confite, and île flottante au caramel.
L’Express — 3927 rue Saint-Denis, open until 3am from Monday to Saturday, and until 2am on Sundays.
In the heart of Plateau-Mont-Royal, Le Chien Fumant invites you into its cozy clubhouse where you can share delicious dishes made from local products.
Le Chien Fumant — 4710 rue de Lanaudière, open until 2am except on Mondays.
For a good glass of wine accompanied by divine small plates, there is no shortage of addresses. We particularly like Le Majestique, a real cabinet of curiosities where you can slurp back fresh oysters or a munch on a 12-inch hot dog; Larrys, a cozy and delicious adorable wine bar; and La Buvette chez Simone, a timeless Montreal classic that serves one of the best poulets rôtis in town.
Le Majestique — 4105 boulevard Saint-Laurent, open daily until 3am.
Larrys — 9 avenue Fairmount Est, open daily until 1am.
La Buvette chez Simone — 4869 avenue du Parc, open every day until 3am.
In the middle of the night in Montreal, hailing to the almighty poutine queen is inevitable. We love the poutine from Patati Patata, a mini restaurant on boulevard Saint-Laurent that is full of charm (and people). In a fancier version, the poutine at Sparrow is great, served in an English style décor that’s retro and very warm. And the poutine at Nouveau Palais is also worth a visit for its very Mile End atmosphere. If you are patient, there is of course La Banquise and Chez Claudette, two reliably delicious and super comforting options that are truly staples in Montreal.
Patati Patata — 4177 boulevard Saint-Laurent, open every day until 2am.
Sparrow — 5322 boulevard Saint-Laurent, open every day until 3am.
Nouveau Palais — 281 rue Bernard Ouest, open until 3am from Thursday to Saturday.
Banquise — 994 rue Rachel Est, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Chez Claudette — 351 avenue Laurier Est, open 24 hours a day from Thursday to Saturday.
For a quick, economical, quick and easy way to go, there’s no better choice choice than a hot bagel, straight out of the Fairmount Bagel oven in the heart of Mile End. Pure happiness!
Fairmount Bagel — 74 avenue Fairmount Ouest, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In the Quartier des Spectacles, crazy, creative cuisine and minimalist décor combine to create the amazing restaurant Cadet. It’s the perfect place to extend the evening.
Cadet — 1431 boulevard Saint-Laurent, open until 1am every day.
Finally, not far from the marché Jean-Talon, the spacious and sublime Brasserie Harricana treats night owls to comforting dishes. Guédille de homard, spaghettini with sauce just like mom used to make, and club sandwichs, all awaiting being devoured, accompanied by good craft beers and a few ciders.
Brasserie Harricana — 95 rue Jean-Talon Ouest, open daily until 2am.
This article was originally published on our sister site Maudits Français.