Variety is the key when it comes to group dining in Montréal – Part 2

published on August 1, 2019
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See Part 1 of our list of restaurants perfect for group dining events.

When you take Montréal’s multicultural makeup, blend of European and North American influences and the locals’ love for food, it’s no surprise that our city is a culinary leader with the most restaurants per capita in Canada. Here’s another 20 Montréal restaurants capable of hosting group dining that your attendees and guests will love.

IMADAKE
4006 Saint-Catherine Street

A Japanese izakaya serving expertly-composed tapas like Gomaae, Korokke, Takoyaki and varieties of Okonomiyaki pancakes, Imadake also offers a long list of Sakes to transport guests to the land of the rising sun.

Website: imadake.ca

Group Capacity: 25-30 people

Meatball House
1752 Notre-Dame Street W

While their speciality of house-ground meatballs is right in the name, Griffintown’s Meatball House has also mastered the art of tartars and side dishes like polenta and edamame to keep everyone satisfied. Private event servings also provide a variety of tastes served by friendly staff.

Website: meatballhouse.ca

Group Capacity: 35+ people

Restaurant Jatoba
1184 Place Phillips

With its Japanese menu overseen by chef Olivier Vigneault, Jatoba is a gem in the heart of downtown Montréal, popular with locals for business lunches and late night eats and drinks in a picturesque setting with hanging plants and lanterns.

Website: jatobamontreal.com

Group Capacity: 50-100 people

La Bêtise
6015 St. Hubert Street and 3807 Wellington Street, Verdun

Serving savoury tapas at their two locations, La Bêtise combines comfort food with original kitchen concoctions and a savvy selection of cocktails and wines to wash it all down.

Website: labetise.com

Group Capacity: 40-60 people

Le Virunga
851 Rachel Street E

Recently celebrating their third anniversary, the first thing you notice upon entering Le Virunga is the floor to ceiling map of Africa that greets visitors to the dining room. Celebrating pan-African cuisine with a québécoise twist, there’s a mix of flavours and tastes celebrating the continent’s unique gastronomy and tastes.

Website: facebook.com/levirungarestaurant

Group Capacity: 20+ people

Siam
1325 René-Lébesque Blvd W

Perfectly executed Thai cuisine served in a stylish dining room or on a bright and airy rooftop terrace, eating at Siam is like stepping onto the streets of Bangkok in downtown Montréal.

Website: restaurantsiam.com

Group Capacity: 30+ people

Bistro le Ste-Cath
4264 St. Catherine Street E

Besides the well-done brunches, microbrewerie-sourced beers, salads and burgers, the Bistro le Ste-Cath also serves up meals garnished with edible insects made in collaboration with the Friends of the Montréal Insectarium and the David Suzuki Foundation environmental group. Now that’s a meal they won’t forget.

Website: stecath.com

Group Capacity: Up to 80 people

Le Valois
25 Place Simon Valois

Offering French bistri-inspired fare and a well-stocked bar in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood – teaturing a large open-air terrace – Le Valois is the definition of a truly local experience.

Website: facebook.com/BistroLeValois

Group Capacity: 20+ people

Aldea
4403 St. Laurent Blvd.

You shouldn’t be surprised at hearing just as much Portuguese spoken here as English or French – Aldea specializes in bringing the tastes of Portugal to the Plateau, in close proximity to Mount Royal itself for an after meal stroll.

Website: aldeamtl.com

Group Capacity: 30+ people

XO Le Restaurant
355 St. Jacques Street

Under the guiding hand of Chef Éric Gonzalez, XO Le Restaurant serves fresh and seasonal meals paired with an enviable wine list from the esteemed cellars of the vibrant Hotel Le St-James, all in the intoxicating setting of an 1870 banker’s hall.

Website: xolerestaurant.com

Group Capacity: 25-30 people

Toqué!
900 Jean Paul Riopelle Place

One of Les Grande Tables du Monde, Toqué! is one of Montréal’s must-eat locations. Reinventing québécois gastronomy, it’s a dining experience your guests won’t ever forget.

Website: restaurant-toque.com

Group Capacity: A semi-private dining room is available for 10-30 people

Chez-Lévêque
1030 Laurier Avenue W

Defining what it means to “keep it classic,” the menu at French bistro Chez-Lévêque has remained the same for nearly 50 years, from bouillabaisse, terrine, oysters and black pudding. A veritable institution of Montréal dining.

Website: chezleveque.ca

Group Capacity: 30-35 people

La Raclette
1059 Gilford Street

Located on one of the Plateau’s cutest residential streets, La Raclette specializes in Swiss raclette and cheese fondue, plus perfectly grilled steaks and tantalizing desserts so genuinely European you’ll think you’re in the Alps.

Website: laraclette.ca

Group Capacity: 65-90 in the main room and 20-27 people in the additional room

Les Enfants Terribles Place Ville Marie
1 Place Ville Marie, Robert-Bourassa Blvd. Entrance

Perched on the 44th floor of Place Ville Marie, Les Enfants Terribles matches the spectacular views with original creations featuring fresh ingredients sourced from local producers.

Website: jesuisunenfantterrible.com

Group Capacity: Groups of 10-20 people, with an option to book the entire restaurant

Maison Saint-Paul
343 St Paul Street E

Specialists in champagne and upscale American cuisine, the Maison Saint-Paul is a hot-spot on the cobblestones of Old Montréal, perfect for an after-dinner stroll past some of the city’s finest classical buildings.

Website: lachampagnerie.ca

Group Capacity: Up to 200 people

Bistro Brasserie Les soeurs Grises
32 McGill Street

Chef Giannis Arapis’ smokehouse-inspired menu aims at new retellings of classic comfort fare, coupled with the on-site microbrewery’s 9 unique beers.

Website: bblsg.com

Group Capacity: Up to 40 seated and up to 60 people standing

Bartizen
901 Square-Victoria Street

Mixologist Michael Isted’s Bartizen rests in the living room space of the W Montréal hotel, featuring an extensive cocktail list each infused with specially made perfumes ranging from dehydrated orange, fennel and black pepper to white spruce.

Website: bartizen.com

Group Capacity: 30+ people

Caffe Un Po’ Di Piu
3 de la Commune Street

Offering tasty brunches, small plates perfect for sharing and aperitivi snacks, Caffe Un Po’ Di Piu embraces the Italian-flavoured slow life, where every morsel is meant to be savoured and enjoyed.

Website: caffeunpodipiu.com

Group Capacity: 20-30 people

Restaurant Shô-dan
2020 Metcalfe Street

Expertly-made sushi ranging from traditional favourites to all-new creations served up in a warm space featuring live jazz performances every Thursday and Saturday, Shô-dan is both tasty and tuneful.

Website: sho-dan.com

Group Capacity: There’s two private rooms for 10 people each, which can be converted into one space for up to 20

Monarque
406 St Jacques Street

Serving brasserie fare including Cornish hens, oysters, and PEI beef, Monarque is a master of minimalism and fine dining on an Old Montréal street dripping with old world character.

Website: restaurantmonarque.ca

Group Capacity: Up to 32 seated and 60 people for cocktails

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