Montreal’s Best New Restaurants

It’s an age-old question: What’s for dinner? This week, your answer comes courtesy of these five restaurants, all of which have opened their doors in Montreal over the past couple months.

Comptoir 21: Fish + Chips + More
At this slim, wood-filled Mile End diner, crisp, battered fish is served alongside addictive fries and your choice of five sauces. The menu runs long, including burgers galore, salads and calamari, but we say visit for that British standard. Mains, $1.50–$11. 21 St. Viateur St. W., 514-07-FISH.

Araucaria: Chilean Chic
With an upright piano, antique lighting and a classical music soundtrack, Araucaria serves Chilean classics, like empanadas, homemade sausages, and beef and avocado sandwiches, in an upscale environment. Go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Mains, $5.50–$8.25. 5607 Parc Ave., 514-278-6134.

Rotisserie Piri Piri: Fast & Spicy
Tuck into sumptuous charcoal-grilled chicken at this no-frills fast-food-ish spot, which also offers some surprisingly upscale choices, like salmon and rosé sauce over pasta, grilled rabbit, or cochon de lait. Mains, $5–$13. 416 Mont Royal Ave. E., 514-476-1338.

Le Boucan
Like the Little Burgundy neighbourhood itself, Le Boucan represents a mix of high and low, serving mid-range Southern-style BBQ. Our pick is the Pit Boss platter: half-chicken, half-rack of ribs, pulled pork, fries, and homemade BBQ sauce. Mains, $12–$42. 1886 Notre Dame St. W., 514-439-4555.

Hielo Resto-bar
Forget Coaster’s. Hielo has moved in to La Cité, and it’s kicking things up a notch with a supper club concept that’s more filet mignon than bacon cheeseburger. Mains, $12–$27, 3575 Parc Ave., 514-843-3825.

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5 thoughts on “Montreal’s Best New Restaurants

  1. I love montreal, and all its cultural mix. I found a little place on westmount-ndg called casserole.. They serve the best empanadas de carne and licuados in town. Their sandwiches are amazing and diferent as well. Might just give them a try

  2. have you ever eaten at coasters and have you ever at hielo,please no the difference first before writing areview

  3. bonsoir m. richard je vous avais porter mon c.v et jai vue que vous avez besoin pour la plonge et aide a la cuisine je suis diplomé de lécole hotèlière et je souhaite faire partie de votre équipe merci…514-845-7251

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