5 Perfect Date Night Restaurants That Opened In Montreal in 2023

These new restaurants are a must-try for your next night out!

Picture this: It’s date night and you need to choose which amazing Montreal restaurant you’re going to try. As if the decision wasn’t hard enough with the plethora of options we’re lucky to  have in this city, there are so many more that opened this year.

No need to worry, we’ve done the legwork to curate a list of five amazing new restaurants in Montreal that promise to elevate your date nights in 2023.

From the delicious cocktails to the carefully crafted menus and stunning designs, these places will be easy to add to your list!

Emmanuelle Lounge

Tucked away on St. Catherine Street East, Emmanuelle Lounge transcends the realm of dining to become an immersive art experience. This elegant gem in Old Montreal combines low-lit aesthetics with captivating fixtures, creating an enchanting backdrop for your evening. 

The menu created by Chef Nicholas Bramos showcases a fusion of global ingredients sourced from the finest local suppliers. The dishes, meant for sharing, include tasty options like Hamachi Popcorn Tōgarashi, Wagyu Bomba Caviar, and Fresh Oysters with sour cream & caviar.

Emmanuelle Lounge is the perfect canvas for your next romantic dinner.

Located: 2 St Catherine St E, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1K4


At Commodore, you’re not just dining; you’re embarking on a cultural journey. Right in the heart of downtown Montreal, within the Honey Rose Hotel lobby, there’s a place that blends old-world charm with a modern twist– a perfect French restaurant to create lasting memories.This vintage-inspired gem is more than just a restaurant; it’s a tribute to the flavours of a French bistro.

Indulge in dishes made with local and seasonal ingredients, all while basking in the cozy atmosphere of this elegant restaurant.  Imagine a spot where you can come together between meetings, have a late night snack (served between 10pm-11pm) or enjoy the perfect Sunday brunch with your favourite people.

Commodore is the kind of place where tradition and innovation dance harmoniously, creating a magical blend of experiences.

Located: 355 Blvd. De Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1L6

photo via Commodore


Hiatus, located in Place Ville-Marie, offers a sweet escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. This restaurant features a 360-degree panoramic view that makes every seat the best in the house. 

Whether you’re captivated by the Japanese inspired menu, with items like Aged Duck with Beetroot, Wild Strawberry and Purple Shiso, or Miso Eggplant, you’re in for a treat. And the best part? You can enjoy these views all day long.

Hiatus transforms from a cozy café during the day to an elevated bar and restaurant at night, making it the perfect place for a romantic date or simply to savor the breathtaking views of the city.

Located: 1 Pl. Ville-Marie #46EME, Montréal, QC H3B 4E8


Located in the food hall; Le Central, Kaviar stands as a picture of elegance in the heart of Montreal. This new and refined bar takes center stage with its tempting selection of small plates, platters, and a show-stopping caviar bump accompanied by iced vodka. It’s an experience unlike any other in the city, and this spot is sure to impress your next date.

Kaviar is known for its exceptional wine selection, that has been carefully curated with classic bottles, as well as non-traditional ones. While the food options may be limited, every item maintains a high standard of quality, ensuring a dining experience to remember.

Located: 30 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H2X 0C8


Step into Tiamo, where Italian tradition finds a fresh and vibrant home. This isn’t your average Italian restaurant; it’s a place that infuses Boho-inspired charm into its Italian roots. You’ll notice the blend of old-world charm and contemporary chic as you walk in the restaurant.

Here, a wood-fired oven takes center stage, crafting the most amazing, fresh pizzas. The pizza station, becomes a show for you to enjoy while eating. You’ll witness the art of tossing and spinning the dough, sprinkling on those final touches and placing the beautiful burrata right in the center for those smart enough to order that pizza. If there’s burrata on the menu, it’d be a crime not to order it…we don’t make the rules, but we’re happy to follow.

Located: 3412 Park Ave, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2H5

Pair these restaurants with a fun fall activity for the perfect date night!

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