BYOW Restaurants in Montreal
When travelling to Montreal for a bachelor party, you’ll want to find a unique culinary experience. Choosing a bring your own wine restaurant in Montreal allows you to bring your own choice of either wine or beer (not liquor) while still enjoying a great meal. You can look at going to a restaurant like this in one of two ways: if your group is trying to be cost effective, it allows you to save a little on your dinner, or if you know your wines, it allows you to pair a great bottle of your choice with a fantastic meal without paying an often absurd mark-up on the bottle(s). BYOB restaurants are sometimes given a bad rep because of the mistaken assumption that the food isn’t up to par. These five restaurants are not only amazing BYOBs, but they are some of the best restaurants in the city.
5. Restaurant O’thym1112 Boulevard De Maisonneuve E
Don’t be put off by the fact that the restaurant is located in the gay village. The traditional French restaurant O’thym takes full advantage of fresh regional ingredients, with an ever-changing menu of seasonal food. From the Brome Lake foie gras to the cheese plates, you’re in for a real local culinary experience eating here.
4. Le Quartier Général1251 Rue Gilford (corner Brébeuf)
Situated deep in the heart of the Plateau, Le Quartier General is also located right at the center of BYOB territory. This minimalist French bistro offers a meat-centric menu of fresh Canadian-sourced meats and seafood. You can just as easily pair a great bottle of red with their Quebec veal or rabbit, as keeping it light with a white to compliment their fresh line-caught Halibut or nightly tartar.
3. Restaurant Le P’tit Plateau330 Rue Marie-Anne E
A personal favorite of mine, this quaint French restaurant (it seems like all the good BYOB’s are French) is nestled away on a side street in the plateau. You feel like you’re in a different city (maybe Paris?) when entering this small-ish bistro. With an open kitchen concept and an incredibly knowledgeable staff, you’ll be delighted by the dishes they serve: they are simple yet expertly crafted. Some of the best foie gras and duck in the city.
2. Pizza Napoletana189 Rue Dante
If you’re looking to keep it a little more casual but don’t want to compromise on the food, Pizza Napoletana might be the place for you. Located in Little Italy, this restaurant focuses – as the name suggests – on Pizza and Pasta. The décor won’t knock your socks off, but you are coming to eat a good meal at a good price and it disappoint. They do have solid meat dishes but they’re definitely known for their phenomenal pizzas. You can easily get out of the restaurant being sufficiently full with a bill under 30$ a head.
1. La Colombe554 Ave Duluth E
This has been the most popular BYOB restaurant in Montreal for some time now. La Colombe is located on Duluth street, one of Montreal’s most popular BYOB strips. La Colombe might also be one of the most expensive BYOB’s on the list as well. If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience with the ability to bring your own wine, this is the place for you. This is a traditional French restaurant that specialize in foie gras, cheese plates, escargots, venison, etc. Make sure you bring a classic French wine to this meal.