10 Iconic Montreal Restaurants

Easily accessible from New York City via the Amtrak Adirondack train, Montreal is a city that has it all when it comes to food.

Among all the many great places to eat in Montreal, some stand out as the truly iconic Montreal restaurants that set the tone for the city’s exciting food scene.

These are the restaurants you cannot miss when you visit Montreal.

Joe Beef


You’ll feel the attitude as soon as you walk through the doors and see the menu posted on a blackboard and hear the music streaming through the speakers.

Ma Poule Mouillée

Open since 2013, Ma Poule Mouillée is the spot to eat Portuguese food in Montreal. The cooks here grill chicken over charcoal on a spit behind the restaurant’s counter.


Wilensky’s Light Lunch

A visit to Montreal would be incomplete without at least one Wilensky’s Special, the iconic Mile End lunch counter’s grilled sandwich with beef bologna and beef salami.


Fairmount Bagel & St-Viateur Bagel

These two Montreal icons are responsible for turning the donut-shaped Eastern European bread staple into one of Montreal’s signature foods.


Juliette et Chocolat

Once you dip skewers of fruits and other treats into Juliette et Chocolat’s molten chocolate, you’ll start planning your next visit right then and there.


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