When it comes to group dining, Montréal restaurants offer a world of choice

published on June 27, 2019
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You’ve found the perfect venue and great accommodations for your guests and attendees, but there’s something just as important where Montréal is a master: food. With culinary highlights from around the globe, be they neighbourhood bistros beloved by locals or gourmet destinations for the foodies on your guestlist, here’s 25 Montréal restaurants perfect for group dining.

Bistro La Société Montréal
1415 de la Montagne Street

Housed in the deluxe Vogue Hotel Montreal Downtown, La Société is a picture-perfect French bistro in downtown’s bustling shopping district.

Website: montreal.lasociete.ca

Group Capacity: 10-100 people

Plein Sud
222 Mont-Royal Ave E

Like dipping your toes into the Mediterranean, the Plateau’s Plein Sud offers traditional tapas and the largest Corsican wine selection in Montréal.

Website: lepleinsud.ca

Group Capacity: 25-35 people

TABOO Cuisine Rebelle
2025 Drummond Street

TABOO specializes in gourmet twists on old school favourites like poutine, personalized miniburgers and fresh tartars ranging from beef to kangaroo and duck.

Website: restaurant-taboo.com

Group Capacity: The full restaurant is available for event reservations

Joiea Sociale
645 Wellington Street #120

Offering a blend of Italian street food, mouth-watering pastas and stone oven pizzas (plus the Brunch Sociale every Sunday), Joiea Sociale is a gem in Old Montréal. There’s also classes to learn the tips and tricks of true Italian cuisine, and a small market corner with imported goods to recreate those tastes at home.

Website: joieasociale.com

Group Capacity: 50-250 people

1077 Drummond Street

Steps away from many of the downtown’s largest hotels and the Bell Centre, Decca 77’s dining room and brasserie feature locally-grown produce and a modern twist on classic French bistro fare. The dining room’s open kitchen lets guests watch their meal’s progress from plate to table.

Website:  decca77.com

Group Capacity: 5-70 people

3424 Park Avenue

The Pullman Wine Bar features bottle service from a broad cellar of wines ranging from favourites like the Québec-made Bonbonbulles (at $64 a bottle) to a red 1985 Château Latour (at $3,250), all accompanied by a tasteful menu of small bites like oysters and tuna Tataki.

Website: pullman-mtl.com

Group Capacity: 15-100 people

Wienstein & Gavino's
1434 Crescent Street

Bringing the tastes of Italy to downtown Montréal, Wienstein & Gavino's’ three floors, two large terraces and four-sided bar offer plenty of space to munch and mingle.

Website: wgmtl.com

Group Capacity: 30+ people

Pastaga restaurant et vins nature
6389 St. Laurent Blvd.

Chef Martin Juneau’s Pastaga is a Little Italy culinary delight, spotlighting unique cuisine montréalaise from Bison tartare to chopped liver with bagel chips.

Website: pastaga.ca

Group Capacity: 15-50 people

Restaurant Ruby Rouge
1008 Clark Street

A long-time Chinatown favourite, Restaurant Ruby Rouge serves up plates full of hot Chinese cuisine with the option of loosing one’s tie and hitting some high notes in the adjacent karaoke rooms.

Website: restaurantrubyrouge.com

Group Capacity: Up to 500

Birona hummus bar
5417 St. Laurent Blvd.

Specializing in hummus and Mediterranean tapas, Birona keeps it fresh, tangy and tasty in the über-cool Mile End neighbourhood.

Website: bironahummus.com

Group Capacity: 30+ people

Restaurant le XVI XVI (1616)
1616 Sherbrooke Street W

While the French-influenced food on the plates spotlighting Québec’s seasonal produce, keeps it classic, guests love the futuristic touch of 1616’s robot bartender R1-B1.

Website: le1616.ca

Group Capacity: Up to 250 people

East Pan-Asiatique
1250 Robert-Bourassa Blvd.

With pan-Asian cuisine featuring the unique flavours from each country of origin, East’s changing menu goes from energizing meals perfect for business lunches to à la carte dinners – and happy hours featuring cocktails by mixologist Lawrence Picard. Conveniently located in the Renaissance Montréal Downtown hotel.

Website: eastpanasiatique.com

Group Capacity: 10-20 people

Restaurant La Sauvagine
115 St. Paul Street E

Housed in a beautiful old world building in Old Montréal, stepping into La Sauvagine is like entering a restaurant in Paris. Starring wild game, steaks, seafood and crème caramel, your guests will be left exclaiming, “ooh la la!

Website: sauvagine-montreal.com

Group Capacity: 30+ people

111 St. Paul Street E

Upstairs from La Sauvagine, Solmar brings the “sun and sea of Portugal” to Old Montréal, set to performances of live Portuguese Fado music.

Website: solmar-montreal.com

Group Capacity: 30+ people

4007 St. Denis Street

The Plateau’s Joséphine serves chef Simon Leblanc’s seafood creations, harnessing Asian, Portuguese and French flavours through a Canadian Maritime lens.

Website: josephine-restaurant.ca

Group Capacity: Up to 75 people

360 Saint-Antoine Street W

Based in Old Montréal’s InterContinental Montréal hotel, Osco combines the flavours of Provençal cooking with 600 hand-picked bottles for unforgettable pairings.

Website: montreal.intercontinental.com/en/osco

Group Capacity: 5-15 people

Ichigo Ichie
360 Rachel Street E

The definition of a local secret hideaway, the tucked-away Ichigo Ichie features Japanese tapas and unique cocktails, adjacent to an additional ramen restaurant beloved by locals and visitors alike.

Website: ichigoichie.ca

Group Capacity: Up to 80 people

Restaurant La Rose des Sables
1815 Beaubien Street E

Specializing in Tunisian and Mediterranean fare, La Rose des Sables’ draped, warm interiors make for a cozy dining experience. There’s also belly dancing performances and specially-made group menus to thrill the eyes and fill guests’ bellies.

Website: larosedessablesmtl.com

Group Capacity: 30+ people

Chez Victoire
1453 Mont-Royal Avenue E

Chez Victoire’s French bistro menu span fresh seafood and shellfish to Montréal smoked meat sandwiches, served in a cozy, modernist environment perfect for group dining. And there’s even a late-night menu for midnight snackers.

Website: facebook.com/chezvictoire

Group Capacity: 50 seated and 60 for cocktails in their private mezzanine room

Quindici 15
15 Bélanger Street

Highlighting the flavours of Little Italy and the lessons he learned cooking with his Sicilian grandmother, Executive Chef Vincenzo Russo’s Quindici 15 blends classic Italian kitchen with a local twist.

Website: facebook.com/Quindici15

Group Capacity: 20-30 people

Le petit Opus Café – Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street W

Located in the lobby of the Omni Mont-Royal hotel, Le petit Opus Café offers French cooking punctuated with Québec products, like the French Onion Soup with Oka cheese gratin.

Website: omnihotels.com

Group Capacity: 10-20 people

Délices Érable & cie
84 St Paul Street E

A chapel for the worship of maple syrup, Délices Érable & cie not only offers samples of different types of the almighty sap, but also a menu of meals incorporating the true taste of Québec.

Website: deliceserableetcie.com

Group Capacity: 30+ people

Restaurant Épik
171 St. Paul Street W

Serving classic Italian fare in the Old Port, Restaurant Épik’s star attraction is the charming top-floor Penthouse with space enough for 50 and two private terraces looking over Old Montréal.

Website: restaurantepik.com

Group Capacity: 50 people in the penthouse, and 18 people in the Cellier

Restaurant Beau Mont
950 Beaumont Ave

Another fresh offering from the minds behind the celebrated Toqué! and Brasserie T!, Restaurant Beau Mont offers a solid menu highlighting Québec produce, as well as a small grocery of gourmet items and an offering of ready-made takeaway meals should your attendees crave a second helping.

Website: restaurant-beaumont.com

Restaurant capacity: 80

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