Montreal restaurants, cafes and bars open in July



GRIFFINTOWN – Supplier of high-end sushi Ryû expanded its reach to Griffintown, where, as of July 20, it now manages a third outpost. The new location can accommodate up to 70 guests and is designed by the prolific Gauley Brothers, who recently also ran restaurant 212 in Old Montreal and Italian hot spot BarBara. The Ryu Griffintown features plush cabin seating, dark fan-patterned walls, and wood furniture throughout. And while the newcomer to Richmond Street goes by Ryu’s name, he promises to bring fresh menu items, including wagyu sliders, dumplings, and miso black cod – thanks to ‘hot cooking’ that , according to the restaurant group, is unique to this location. Other Ryu firsts include the Seafood Towers, Lobster Lettuce Cups, and Seafood Tacos.

Ryu / Supplied

The Ryu Griffintown is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 388 Richmond.

GRIFFINTOWN – A unique blend of ’90s nostalgia and New York bodegas is the inspiration behind this new Montreal café. Bodega comes complete with Dunkaroos, coffee served in New York’s iconic blue and white Anthora paper cups (but with the essential “We are happy to serve you” scribbled in French), and a small sandwich menu which, Dead time reports, comes courtesy of Astonished chef Mathieu Masson Duceppe.

Bodega is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 248 De la Montagne.

OLD MONTREAL – On July 15, Old Montreal became home to a new restaurant featuring flavors that seem to span the Middle East, North Africa and Greece. Hippie offers all kinds of dips (muhammara, baba ghanoush, hummus), salads, including a halloumi described as “Greek salad style” and a Moroccan salad cooked with tomatoes, peppers and olives, and other dishes like shakshuka , lamb kefta, and tomato cumin shrimp with star anise, ouzo, feta and radish.

The word “babacool” is generally used to refer to a person who adopts a free-spirited, hippie lifestyle, and when combined with some of the language and images that appear on the restaurant’s social media account, that seems to be the ethics that it is. fish for. However, photos of the space show a look that’s also packed with sleek, modern touches like linear fluorescent lighting, exposed metal pipes, and a large circular mirror.

The project comes from the same group behind the poke restaurants Venice, Asian fusion spot Jatoba, and bar mezcal and tequila Clandestine – all with locations not too far away.

Babacool is open Wednesday to Saturday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., at 140 Notre-Dame Street West.

OLD MONTREAL – 49th Parallel opened its first cafe outside of Vancouver on July 16, occupying the space that once housed the 40-year-old Plaza McGill restaurant. The location also serves donuts, in classic favors and Quebec-specific interpretations like pouding unemployeur and blueberry from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Read more here.

The 49th Parallel Café is open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 488 McGill Street.

outside 49th Parallel cafe

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WEST ISLAND – A lively new restaurant serving 15 types of chicken wings has landed in Dollard-Des Ormeaux. Smoked apple habanero, sriracha lime, and cacio e pepe are among the flavor options at Birdhouse Wingerie & Bar, open since July 5. Find out more here.

Birdhouse Wingerie & Bar is open daily from 11 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m., Sunday to Wednesday, and 11 p.m., Thursday to Saturday, at 63 Brunswick Boulevard.

OLD MONTREAL – In preparation for a little less than two years, Carmin Square, a new French brasserie from the people who brought us the icon of gastronomy Bilk broth and his more relaxed brother Cadet, finally open on July 2. It takes over the space that once belonged to the Le Local restaurant on rue William, where it now serves seafood platters, beef tartare, foie gras terrine. Read more here.

Place Carmin is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 740 William Street.

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