As much as Montréal loves to host a business event, the city is also passionate about food and eating. We’re a city full of bon vivants who enjoy catching up over a glass of wine and often sharing plates. Naturally, the art of merging of commerce and cuisine — the business lunch! — comes easily to Montréal.
Each of the following restaurants makes a wonderful location for lunch, and all are relatively accessible from Montréal’s convention centre.
Fiorellino Snack Bar - Ristorante
470 De La Gauchetière Street West | Website
The Neapolitan pizzas make for a great light lunch, but they also serve pasta and light antipasti if a bigger hunger strikes. Don’t skip the Nutella bites, though, and end that business lunch on a sweet note.
464 McGill Street | Website
Bright, airy, and serving each and every one of chef Stéphanie Audet’s greatest vegan hits, the something-for-everyone menu here is great for clients both health-conscious and looking to fill up at lunch. Pastas, curries, tacos, burgers—you name it, just vegan instead.
1446 Peel Street | Website
One of Montréal’s premier destinations for Portuguese fine dining, their lunch menu is full of fresh fish and seafood to dine on over a glass (or two) of Portuguese wines. Got a big group to entertain? Ferreira Café has private rooms for groups ranging from 12 to 25 people.
368 Saint-Paul Street West | Website
From the minds behind Canada’s first-ever vegan sushi restaurant, Sushi Momo, Bloom focuses on a colourful array of vegan futomaki. Long and lingering business lunch plans can benefit from the omakase service here.
116 McGill Street | Website
From its bright interior to the careful attention paid to its modern Italian menu, this time-honored restaurant is designed to impress those that walk through its doors, making it a solid option for business lunches. Noteworthy: they also have event space.
1333 Robert-Bourassa Blvd. | Website
A modern Italian restaurant where diners can enjoy the downtown scenery from its dining room or the sizeable terrasse in the summer. The lunch menu is particular is good for sharing with its plates of fritto misto and charcuterie plates.
1 Saint-Paul Street West | Website
Got jazz lovers to entertain? This bistro serves a lot of classic French and Italian dishes in an environment decorated with instruments and photos of jazz masters past and present. Tip: Consider returning at night to see a live show.
94 Saint-Paul Street East | Website
It may be billed as a lobster bar, but the décor and offerings at lunch time keep Pincette away from being too kitschy. Enjoy a menu full of fish and seafood, and yes, there’s lobster poutine for those craving something with local flair.
230 Saint-Paul Street West | Website
One of Montréal preeminent Indian restaurants, Gandhi is a good choice for business lunches with its à la carte menu of easily shareable dishes. Extensive attention has been paid to its wine lists as well—fun for exploring spicy pairings.
407 McGill Street | Website
Get casual with clients and co-workers along a long bar, or enjoy a bit more intimacy at a table alongside towering dining room windows; however you experience this European brasserie, the food will be rich and satisfying.
425 McGill Street | Website
With its discreet location, give your dining companions the impression you know the city like the back of your hand by taking them here. Once you do, enjoy a handful of bistro classics from the menu, each carried out with precision.
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