Conferences are a wonderful place to meet new people. During a panel or a networking session, often a spontaneous group forms over a shared interest. The conversation is great, and the group decides to continue the discussion over dinner. The big question is where to go?
These Montréal restaurants are perfectly suited for groups of ten people (or even more).
Tip: it’s always helpful to call the restaurant in advance to secure a table.
Located in the heart of Old Montréal in the iconic Hotel Place d’Armes, Brasserie 701 presents contemporary cuisine, inspired by the great French brasseries. Groups are charmed by the warm atmosphere and neoclassical architecture of the spacious dining room. The private room accommodates up to 14 seated guests, while a private section in the restaurant can welcome up to 20 guests. Want to go even bigger? Full privatization of the restaurant is available for dinner up to 100 guests or a cocktail party for up to 200 guests. brasserie701.com/en
An acronym for “local, organic, vegetarian,” LOV stems from the passion of its owners and their desire to get back to the basics by focusing on botanical cuisine. LOV promotes direct communication and fair negotiation between buyers and farmers. It also makes sure that quality is a factor and gives growers a much-deserved voice. Group menus available! lov.com/en
A true landmark, built in 1688 by a French soldier, the Auberge Saint-Gabriel’s décor incorporates iconic touches of Québec history with modern flourishes. The dining room’s stone walls, exposed wooden beams, black leather chairs, and thick wood-topped tables set the scene for an elegant dining experience. In addition to a terrace and speakeasy nightclub, the Auberge Saint-Gabriel offers four stunning halls to host private events for up to 200 guests. aubergesaint-gabriel.com/en
Offering the largest selection of sake, beers, and Japanese cocktails in Montréal, this authentic Izakaya-style restaurant is an ideal option for small groups who love big energy. Ingredients are sustainably sourced and served without MSG. Don’t miss the sake bombs — guaranteed to bond the group. imadake.ca
Les Enfants Terribles
At the top of Place Ville Marie (one of Montréal’s most iconic skyscrapers), this restaurant delivers big “wow” factor for groups. The menu is composed of classic comfort dishes, including tartar, shepherd’s pie, mac n’cheese, and burgers. A group menu is also available. jesuisunenfantterrible.com/place-ville-marie
The Burgundy Lion
A traditional English pub mixed with a modern bar and lounge that offers a unique take on British fare. Enjoy a menu of pub specialties including fish and chips and veggie burgers, all paired with an impressive selection of traditional whiskeys and beers, as well as a cocktail and wine list. Group reservations can be made online. burgundylion.com
Brasserie Le Pois Penche
A classy gem in the middle of the city, Le Pois Penché offers French specialties and a fantastic raw bar. Groups can reserve the warm and rustic private dining room located next to their wine cellar — which stores an extensive selection of over 150 imported French wines. The room holds a minimum of 20 guests and up to 70 comfortably. Group menus available. lepoispenche.com/lpp/en
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. jatobamontreal.com
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. restaurantsiam.com
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. aldeamtl.com
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. chezleveque.ca
Bistro Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises
Chef Giannis Arapis’ smokehouse-inspired menu aims at new retellings of classic comfort fare, coupled with the on-site microbrewery’s unique beers. bblsg.com
Serving brasserie fare including Cornish hens, oysters, and PEI beef, Monarque is a master of minimalism and fine dining along a street in Old Montréal dripping with old world character. restaurantmonarque.ca
Specializing in expertly prepared and served Spanish charcuterie, paella, oysters, and tapas, Ibérica brings a taste of the Mediterranean to Montréal. The wood oven grill has even been imported from Barcelona, and brings with it that unique Barça taste that’s otherwise impossible to replicate. iberica.ca
A co-member of the Grandes Tables du Monde de France alongside Restaurant Toqué!, Europea also holds a proud place in the Relais & Châteaux association – an international list of the best of the best restaurants and hotels in 55 countries. Your colleagues will enjoy modernist cuisine prepared from the best products in Québec from the imagination of Executive Chef Jérôme Ferrer. europea.ca
Founded by acclaimed chef Costas Spiliadis, the Estatorio Milos restaurants hold an international reputation for the finest in Mediterranean seafood, and the Montréal location continues that fine tradition. estiatoriomilos.com/Restaurant/Montreal
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