Date Night Dining: Check Out These Romantic Dining Suggestions for Two

Nothing says romantic dinners more than sophisticated French cuisine served on white linens in softly lit dining rooms accompanied by the perfect pairing of wine chosen by a top-notch sommelier. While many of our suggestions are just that, we've added a bit more variety to the list of romantic dining options. Our list here includes quiet neighborhood places like Carte Blanche and restaurants serving international cuisines. We even offer a suggestion for romantic country style dining at Les Quatre Canards, an hour outside the city in the Eastern Townships complete with mountain views. All of our suggestions offer peaceful surroundings (some with great views) professional service and excellent food. Some of these restaurant menus offer items perfectly designed for sharing too. And what could be more romantic than that? So don't wait for a special occasion, grab your significant other or an attractive new friend and head out to experience the best romantic dining in Montreal and beyond. Bon Appetit!



This fabulous French bistro can be hard to ferret out, but locals provide good directions, and the end result is definitely worth the effort. The place is as devoted to its locals as they are to it, and a familiar ambience pervades the space....  Read More



No menus, no computers and recipes inspired by the home cooking of Modena, Italy - just the way the regulars like it. Cafe Via Dante never fails.The Little Italy haven has been a neighborhood favorite since it opened a few years back, but it...  Read More

Outside the city


Part of the wonderful and relaxing Domaine Chateau Bromont Hotel and Spa in the Eastern Townships, Quatre Canards offers romantic fine dining at its best. A little over an hour from downtown Montreal, Quatre Canards (four ducks) specializes in...  Read More



This stylish restaurant, aglow with polished woods and pale, sculptural walls, sits between the Ritz-Carlton and the Museum of Fine Arts on one of Montreal's most fashionable streets. The restaurant offers fine Italian dishes, including a...  Read More

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Despite some ups and downs over the past few years, Laloux has survived and is now helmed by wunderkind Danny St. Pierre and pastry chef extraordinaire Patrice Demers.The traditional French cuisine of yesterday has given way to a more modern...  Read More



Commerce is a modern neighbourhood bar, the creative result of MTL Cuisine and renowned chef Martin Juneau. The shared vision of the partners was to give Old Montreal's financial district a space that would be reuniting each other's taste in...  Read More



This venerable restaurant has been an institution on Montreal's dining scene for more than a generation. Its recipe for success includes lovely furnishings in a restored town house, attentive and professional servers, and rich, full-bodied...  Read More

Aux Lilas


Arguably Montreal's best Lebanese, Aux Lilas, which opened in 1980, has earned a solid contingency of loyal regulars. You can come with a date or a small group and order nothing but mezzes (appetizers), or you can opt for the prix fixe menu....  Read More

The Village


One wall of Carte Blanche is a color-field painting by Belgium artist, Andre Claes which balances the chic black and white decor. Popular with local media and Quebec film and TV stars, Carte Blanche is the ideal venue for a special occasion, a...  Read More



Three different rooms - the largest for 70 diners, are equally created in terms of sophisticated decor. These spaces are enhanced by the addition of warm lighting and exposed brick. The historic walls, alcoves and skylights help showcase the...  Read More


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Sherel Purcell is a travel writer who specializes in golf, Montreal and Quebec, contemporary art, cycling and food and wine. Her articles appear on USA Today's 10Best,, Aol, Matador,...  More About Sherel