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Late-Night Bites

Most Montréal restaurants serve until 10 or 11pm, but sometimes you need a meal or just a snack a little later. Besides the fact that Chinatown never seems to close, here are some other places to keep in mind:

  • Boustan: In the middle of the late-night hubbub on downtown's rue Crescent, Boustan has lines out the door at 2am of night owls craving a falafel or shawarma sandwich. Open until 4am daily.
  • Chez Schwartz: Also in the Plateau, Schwartz's meets the city's smoked-meat needs until 12:30am Sunday to Thursday, 1:30am Friday, and 2:30am Saturday.
  • Globe: An erotically charged restaurant at boulevard St-Laurent near rue Sherbrooke that changes personality after about 10pm to something more akin to a nightclub. Thursday through Saturday, the regular menu is available until midnight, and a smaller menu kicks in from midnight until 2am.
  • La Banquise: Not only is Banquise known citywide for its poutine, but it's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- that is, whenever the urge strikes to indulge in any of two dozen varieties of french fries with gravy and cheese curds. At the northwest corner of Parc La Fontaine.
  • L'Express: Classic Paris-style food in the heart of rue St-Denis, available until 3am nightly.
  • Leméac: On chichi avenue Laurier in Mile End, Leméac has a special C$24 appetizer-plus-main menu from 10pm to midnight daily.
  • Moishes: Likely the earliest late-night menu in the city, this Plateau institution known for its steaks and A+ service recently began offering C$25 prix fixe menu at 9pm -- when the second generation of Moishes devotees come back with their friends instead of their families or business colleagues. Do note closing time at 11pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.