Written by Montreal Food Divas on 20.05.15

When you think of late night eats, you think of different staples depending on where you are roaming (or drinking) in the city. If you are in downtown Montreal, you go to Boustan on Crescent Street for their Creation Sandwich. If you find yourself stumbling out of a club on Saint-Laurent at 3:00am, you either get two dollar noodles at Chez Mein or a slice at Madonna Pizza. If you’re near Chinatown, you go to Maison VIP for authentic Chinese food in the wee hours of the morning. And everyone knows the 24 hours spots for all-day-and-all-night treats, like La Banquise for a late night/early morning poutine, or St-Viateur Bagel for Montreal’s best bagels. We can’t forget about Paulo and Suzanne’s, Jarry Smoked Meat, and Chenoy’s which are 24 hour delis for those who live a bit farther from downtown.

But what if what you’re craving are gourmet late night eats? The Divas made a list of late night eateries that meet our exceptionally high standards for delicious food that’s more than just greasy fuel for your belly. For a restaurant to qualify as a late night eatery in this guide, their kitchen has to be open past midnight.

Le Chien Fumant

Le Chien Fumant is popular amongst those who work in restaurants. They often go there to eat after their shifts when not much else is open. Their charcuterie platter is to die for; their meats are all cured in-house. Located in the Plateau, Le Chien Fumant has a chalkboard menu that changes frequently. You can find interesting dishes like tripe (for adventurous foodies) or some classics like their calmars Chinatown where calamari is tossed in a sweet and sour Asiatic sauce. Le Chien Fumant’s kitchen is open until 2:00am from Tuesday to Sunday.

4710 Rue de Lanaudière, Montréal, QC H2J 3P7
(514) 524-2444


Imadake is a Japanese izakaya located in downtown Montreal. Our favourite dishes include their deep fried chicken skin, their fried goat cheese, and their takoyaki (octopus balls) – delish! We’re also staunch supporters of Imadake’s sake bombs. Their bar is open until 3:00am but their kitchen is open until 1:00am on Friday and Saturday. Some dishes, like their ramen, are only available until 11:00pm. But don’t worry, Imadake warns you of the last call for ramen: they’re splendid like that.

4006 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1P2
(514) 931-8833


L’Express is a Montreal institution and classic Parisian bistro located in the Plateau. Their steak tartare is to die for as is their croque monsieur. They also offer a dessert menu that will have you swooning. Their homemade ravioli in a mushroom sauce is exquisite and their hanger steak with shallot butter is a classic. They also have mouth-watering weekly specials that are always s a treat. The kitchen is open from Monday to Saturday until 2:00am and on Sunday until 1:00am. When The Divas think of gourmet late night eats, we run to L’Express.

3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4
(514) 845-5333


L’Assommoir is known for its vibrant nightlife and cocktails. With two locations in Outremont and Old Montreal, it has a fun menu with varied tartares and other tapas that go perfectly with one of their signature cocktails. L’Assommoir on Bernard is open until 1:00am from Wednesday to Thursday, and until 2:00am on Friday and Saturday. L’Assommoir on Notre Dame is open until 2:00am from Sunday through Wednesday, and until 3:00am between Thursday and Saturday.

211 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T4
(514) 272-0777

112 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K1
(514) 272-0777


We’ve always had a lot love for L’Orignal in Old Montreal. But when they introduced their late night menu, we rejoiced. The kitchen is open until 2:30am on Friday and Saturday with an ever changing after midnight late night menu. Some of their classics include a gourmet poutine and grilled cheese. We recommend that you try L’Orignal’s maple sriracha chicken wings that you can have with cocktails all night long.

479 Rue Saint Alexis, Montréal, QC H2Y 2N7
(514) 303-0479

Mimi La Nuit

Mimi La Nuit may be a newcomer to Old Montreal, but it’s already a hot spot brought to us by Jeff Stinco from Simple Plan. This place is both a bar and a restaurant, perfect for someone who wants to get a drink or grab a bite. The melon, tomato, olive, and ricotta salad is very refreshing, and the blackened chicken is absolutely splendid. Mimi La Nuit‘s kitchen is open late until 2:00am from Thursday to Saturday.

22 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A6
(514) 507-5449

Big in Japan Restaurant

Big in Japan Restaurant is truly committed to late night eats. Their kitchen is open until 3:00am, 7 days a week. It’s the perfect spot if you’re feeling peckish and you’re roaming about the Plateau at odd hours of the night. We adore their BBQ pork steam buns and we would kill for their okonomiyaki which is a pork pancake topped with a shrimp salad. Another house specialty is their tuna tataki which is served with a refreshing tomato, feta, and caper salad. Big in Japan Restaurant never disappoints.

3723 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V7
(514) 847-2222

Buvette Chez Simone

Buvette Chez Simone is a wine bar with the perfect accompaniments like cheese, charcuterie, and other small plates for sharing. We recommend their mushroom vol-au-vent for a real treat. They are located on Parc Avenue in Outremont and they are always busy, especially when their terrace opens in the summer. Buvette Chez Simone’s kitchen closes at 1:00am from Thursday to Saturday with a reduced menu available after midnight.

4869 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E7
(514) 750-6577

Café Milano

Heading to Saint-Leonard is a bit of a trek for a sandwich (or a sangwidge), but Café Milano’s paninis are well-worth it. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, this Italian café is known for their sausage and veal cutlet paninis stuffed with marinated Italian eggplants, caramelized onions, and spicy peppers. Italians really do it best! Café Milano’s espresso is perfection and if you want dessert, we strongly recommend their cannolis.

5188 Rue Jarry Est, Saint-Léonard, QC H1R 1Y4
(514) 328-0561

Dirty Dogs

Dirty Dogs is all about hot-dogs, which in fact sounds more like junk food than gourmet eats, but wait! Their Maurice Richard Dog has a bourbon and vanilla sausage with pan-seared foie gras and aged cheddar. When you find duck fat fries and homemade mac n’ cheese on a menu, how can you go wrong? Dirty Dogs is in the Plateau and is open until 4:00am on Friday and Saturday. Who knew that hot-dogs could be high end? Only in Montreal.

25 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal, QC H2T 1R4
(514) 508-3647

Bevo Bar + Pizzeria

Pizza is synonymous with late night eats in Montreal. But what if you could have really good Italian pizza instead of junky pizza? We say, yes please to that! If you’re in Old Montreal, head to Bevo Bar + Pizzeria for tons of different pizzas like their Bosco Pizza with roasted mushrooms and sliced truffles, or their Nutella Pizza for dessert. With a late night menu available after midnight, Bevo Bar + Pizzeria has a stocked bar with a DJ and wood-fired pizza until 2:00am from Thursday to Saturday.

410 Rue Saint Vincent, Montréal, QC H2Y 3A5
(514) 861-5039


If you’re in the Plateau and want something different, try Icehouse. They are a tex-mex restaurant with an amazing terrace in the summer. Their crab nachos are packed full of ingredients and they are the best nachos in the city. Their deep-fried chicken taco is sinfully good and their dirty steak burrito makes our loins burn. Wash it all down with their bourbon lemonade and you’ll fall in love with this tiny restaurant. Icehouse is open until 1:30am on Friday and Saturday. They don’t take reservations, but if you go fairly late you’re sure to get a table quickly.

51 Rue Roy E, Montréal, QC H2W 2S3
(514) 439-6691

L’Atelier d’Argentine

L’Atelier d’Argentine is an Argentinian restaurant in Old Montreal that specializes in different steaks with chimichurri sauce. Their mouth-watering side dishes include carrots poached in garlic butter, as well as a pumpkin purée with bacon. Their empanadas and crudo are other South American treats for which they are known. L’Atelier d’Argentine’s kitchen is open from Wednesday to Saturday until 1:00am. The atmosphere is very relaxed with a lounge DJ and bongo drum performer on the weekend.

355 Rue Marguerite d’Youville, Montréal, QC H2Y 2C4
(514) 287-3362


We said that we wouldn’t put delis on this list because it was all about gourmet eats but Schwartz’s, open since 1928, is a Montreal institution. Located on Boulevard Saint-Laurent in the Plateau, this deli specializes in the city’s best Hebraic smoked meat. Whether you’re getting a sandwich or a plate, you have to enjoy your smoked meat with fries, coleslaw, a sour pickle, and cherry cola. This is in the Diva handbook! Patrons line up just to get a coveted seat in this small establishment. Schwartz’s is open until 12:30am from Sunday to Thursday, until 1:30am on Friday, and until 2:30am on Saturday.

3895 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, QC H2W 1X9
(514) 842-4813

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