24 Hours in Montreal Travel Guide

Tony Bourdain has less than 24 hours to do Montreal right. Get a list of the places he visited in the food city.


Activities
Appetite for Books
Tony meets here with chef Jonathan Chung, before heading to the farmers’ market.
  • 388 Victoria Avenue
  • Westmount, Quebec H3Z 2N4 Canada

Appetite for Books

Tony meets here with chef Jonathan Chung, before heading to the farmers’ market.
388 Victoria Avenue Westmount, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-369-2002
Bixi Bike
"Pay a small fee (rental fees from free to $6) and go anywhere you like. Bixi Bike has over 400 docking stations around town."
  • Various locations
  • Montreal, Quebec Canada

Bixi Bike

"Pay a small fee (rental fees from free to $6) and go anywhere you like. Bixi Bike has over 400 docking stations around town."
Various locations Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Marche Jean-Talon
One of 2 main farmers’ markets -- Tony visits Marche Jean-Talon in Little Italy with chef Jonathan Chung. Tony gets excited about unpasteurized raw milk cheese, available for purchase in Montreal, banned in the US since 1949.
  • 7070 Henri Julien Avenue
  • Montreal, Quebec H2S 3S3 Canada

Marche Jean-Talon

One of 2 main farmers’ markets -- Tony visits Marche Jean-Talon in Little Italy with chef Jonathan Chung. Tony gets excited about unpasteurized raw milk cheese, available for purchase in Montreal, banned in the US since 1949.
7070 Henri Julien Avenue Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-937-7754
La Fromagerie Atwater
"For a larger selection of artisanal cheeses visit La Fromagerie Atwater, which currently sells 850 cheeses."
  • 1751 Richardson St.
  • Suite 1.502A
  • Montreal, Quebec H3K 1G6 Canada

La Fromagerie Atwater

"For a larger selection of artisanal cheeses visit La Fromagerie Atwater, which currently sells 850 cheeses."
1751 Richardson St. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-932-4953
Old Montreal
Tony walks around this magnet for tourists complete with mimes, human statues and people dressed up like colonials.
Old Port of Montreal
Photo by Kwin Mosby
  • 303 Notre-Dame St E
  • Montreal, QC H2Y 3Y8 Canada

Old Montreal

Tony walks around this magnet for tourists complete with mimes, human statues and people dressed up like colonials.
303 Notre-Dame St E Montreal, Canada
Phone: +1 514-872-8702
Lachine Canal
Tony meets up with his "soul brothers" -- owners of Joe Beef restaurant, Fred Morin and Dave McMillan, who surprise Tony with an "outing" on a dragon boat.
  • Lachine Canal
  • Montreal, Quebec Canada

Lachine Canal

Tony meets up with his "soul brothers" -- owners of Joe Beef restaurant, Fred Morin and Dave McMillan, who surprise Tony with an "outing" on a dragon boat.
Lachine Canal Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-283-6054
Mount Royal Park
  • 1260 Remembrance Road
  • Montreal, Quebec H3H 1A2 Canada

Mount Royal Park

1260 Remembrance Road Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: 0.0
St. Lawrence River
"Across from Old Montreal, there's a permanent wave here caused by swiftly moving water over the river bottom. Surfs up. Always."
  • Montreal, Quebec Canada

St. Lawrence River

"Across from Old Montreal, there's a permanent wave here caused by swiftly moving water over the river bottom. Surfs up. Always."
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: 0.0

Restaurants & Bars
Beautys Luncheonette
Tony visits the luncheonette for breakfast. "They pretty much invented breakfast around here." Operating since 1942, the restaurant has been run by 3 generations of the same family. Tony has a bagel with smoked salmon, tomato, onion and cream cheese.
  • 93 Avenue Mont-Royal West
  • Montreal, Quebec H2T 2S5 Canada

Beautys Luncheonette

Tony visits the luncheonette for breakfast. "They pretty much invented breakfast around here." Operating since 1942, the restaurant has been run by 3 generations of the same family. Tony has a bagel with smoked salmon, tomato, onion and cream cheese.
93 Avenue Mont-Royal West Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-849-8883
St-Viateur Bagel Shop
"One of the best examples of the local style (of bagels), St-Viateur’s hand-rolled, wood fire-baked, using the same Eastern European recipe they brought over half a century ago. They’re very, very good."
  • 263 St-Viateur West
  • Montreal, Quebec H2V 1Y1 Canada

St-Viateur Bagel Shop

"One of the best examples of the local style (of bagels), St-Viateur’s hand-rolled, wood fire-baked, using the same Eastern European recipe they brought over half a century ago. They’re very, very good."
263 St-Viateur West Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-276-8044
Club Social
A bohemian café, "if you like sitting for hours, listening to Tracy Chapman, this place is for you."
  • 180 Saint Viateur St W
  • Montreal, Quebec H2T 2L4 Canada

Club Social

A bohemian café, "if you like sitting for hours, listening to Tracy Chapman, this place is for you."
180 Saint Viateur St W Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-495-0114
Club Chasse et Peche
Located in Old Montreal, Tony meets up with respected food writer Adam Goldman at Club Chasse et Peche. They eat tuna tartare, lobster, scallops ceviche, octopus and duck.
  • 423 Rue St-Claude
  • Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3B6 Canada

Club Chasse et Peche

Located in Old Montreal, Tony meets up with respected food writer Adam Goldman at Club Chasse et Peche. They eat tuna tartare, lobster, scallops ceviche, octopus and duck.
423 Rue St-Claude Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-861-1112
L’Emporte Piece
Go for the grilled cheese with braised beef shoulder in the middle.
  • 418 Rue Gilford
  • Montreal, Quebec H2J Canada

L’Emporte Piece

Go for the grilled cheese with braised beef shoulder in the middle.
418 Rue Gilford Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: 0.0
Marven's
"Great place for old-world Greek food and for Marven newbies, a local recommends calamari and rib steak."
  • 880 Avenue Ball
  • Montreal, Quebec H3N 1J7 Canada

Marven's

"Great place for old-world Greek food and for Marven newbies, a local recommends calamari and rib steak."
880 Avenue Ball Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-277-3625
Brasserie Capri
Tony goes to this Canadian pub in the working-class neighborhood of Sud-Ouest with Fred and Dave. They enjoy cold Molson's and big hunks of pork knuckle. "Exactly, exactly what I like. Big hunks of pork knuckle."
  • 2172 Rue St-Partick
  • Montreal, Quebec H3K 1B1 Canada

Brasserie Capri

Tony goes to this Canadian pub in the working-class neighborhood of Sud-Ouest with Fred and Dave. They enjoy cold Molson's and big hunks of pork knuckle. "Exactly, exactly what I like. Big hunks of pork knuckle."
2172 Rue St-Partick Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-929-0066
Dominion Square Tavern
Like a tavern from 1920s Montreal, Dominion has "some of the best cocktails in town," says Tony. "Try delicious mussels with fries and bacon."
  • 1243 Rue Metcalfe
  • Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V5 Canada

Dominion Square Tavern

Like a tavern from 1920s Montreal, Dominion has "some of the best cocktails in town," says Tony. "Try delicious mussels with fries and bacon."
1243 Rue Metcalfe Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-564-5056
Orange Julep
"Greasy hands, greasier food. Delicious. Join your fellow gearheads over at Orange Julep." This is the oldest drive-in in Quebec dating back to 1932. Their best-known drink -- orange julep -- attracts the visitors.
  • 7700 Decarie Boulevard
  • Montreal, Quebec H4P 2H4 Canada

Orange Julep

"Greasy hands, greasier food. Delicious. Join your fellow gearheads over at Orange Julep." This is the oldest drive-in in Quebec dating back to 1932. Their best-known drink -- orange julep -- attracts the visitors.
7700 Decarie Boulevard Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-738-7486
Joe Beef in Little Burgundy
Owned by chefs Fred and Dave, Joe Beef's menu changes daily and is "unapologetically over the top." The guys order clams atop a radio, a double down (2 pieces of foie gras with bacon and cheese), beef, chicken, duck and more.
  • 2491 Notre-Dame West
  • Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6 Canada

Joe Beef in Little Burgundy

Owned by chefs Fred and Dave, Joe Beef's menu changes daily and is "unapologetically over the top." The guys order clams atop a radio, a double down (2 pieces of foie gras with bacon and cheese), beef, chicken, duck and more.
2491 Notre-Dame West Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-935-6504
L’Express
Simple, humble and classic bistro fare. Good steak and frites, trout salad and more.
  • 3927 Rue Saint-Denis
  • Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M4 Canada

L’Express

Simple, humble and classic bistro fare. Good steak and frites, trout salad and more.
3927 Rue Saint-Denis Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-845-5333
Rotisserie Romados
"Great bistro with dishes such as Portuguese chicken with spices to 'die for.'"
  • 115 Rue Rachel Est
  • Montreal, Quebec H2W 1C8 Canada

Rotisserie Romados

"Great bistro with dishes such as Portuguese chicken with spices to 'die for.'"
115 Rue Rachel Est Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-849-1803
Brasserie T
Tony and local chef friends have drinks and eat headcheese, smoked sausage, pork salad, escargot and lobster. "This is the newest place from Normand Laprise, the godfather of Montreal fine dining."
  • 1425 Rue Jeanne Mance
  • Montreal, Quebec H2X 2J4 Canada

Brasserie T

Tony and local chef friends have drinks and eat headcheese, smoked sausage, pork salad, escargot and lobster. "This is the newest place from Normand Laprise, the godfather of Montreal fine dining."
1425 Rue Jeanne Mance Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-282-0808
Big in Japan
Open 7 days a week until 3 a.m., this is the "premier service provider for drunk-ass chefs after work. Sake? Of course."
  • 3723 Saint Laurent Boulevard
  • Montreal, Quebec H2X 2V7 Canada

Big in Japan

Open 7 days a week until 3 a.m., this is the "premier service provider for drunk-ass chefs after work. Sake? Of course."
3723 Saint Laurent Boulevard Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-847-2222
Nouveau Palais
Since Montreal no longer allows food trucks, Tony ventures across the street from the retired Grumman ’78 food truck to Nouveau Palais, in order to get this late-night taco snack. Tony eats a veggie and pork taco.
  • 281 Rue Bernard Ouest
  • Montreal, Quebec H2V 1T5 Canada

Nouveau Palais

Since Montreal no longer allows food trucks, Tony ventures across the street from the retired Grumman ’78 food truck to Nouveau Palais, in order to get this late-night taco snack. Tony eats a veggie and pork taco.
281 Rue Bernard Ouest Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-273-1180
Schwartz’s
Tony visits Schwartz’s for his last stop. He claims it's arguably one of the best places in Montreal for smoked meat.
  • 3895 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
  • Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2 Canada

Schwartz’s

Tony visits Schwartz’s for his last stop. He claims it's arguably one of the best places in Montreal for smoked meat.
3895 Saint-Laurent Boulevard Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 514-842-4813

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