If staying at home with the in-laws or family and cooking up a storm for hours on the 25th isn’t really tickling your Christmas fancy, worry not – we’re here to help.
With hectic schedules and much-needed time off, baking, prepping and hosting aren’t on everyone’s wish list this year.
So to help you out, we picked a list of establishments around Montreal that want to wine and dine you this Christmas Day.
Always a festive favourite among Montrealers, the Ritz Carlton’s Maison Boulud is luxurious, cozy and perfect to celebrate Christmas Day brunch. Taking place in their stunning Oval Room on December 25, expect nothing short of the finest foods and atmosphere.
Parc Avenue’s highly rated Syrian restaurant will be open on Christmas offering a truly unique and exotic menu to spice things up a little.
Casino de Montréal’s ‘Le Montréal’
The Casino’s ‘Le Montreal’ restaurant will be offering a refined, non-traditional menu to celebrate Christmas with a three-course meal starting at $45. Savour a wide range of dishes concocted by their renowned chefs while enjoying a breathtaking view of downtown. Hit up a game of Blackjack after – maybe you’ll get lucky this Christmas.
Smoked meat on Christmas? Only if it’s from the iconic Schwartz’s. The good folks there will be open until 5pm on Christmas Day serving up your favourite sandwiches, fries and famous pickles. This is a no-diet zone, so get ready to seriously indulge.
The classic steakhouse located in an 18th-century stable filled with delectable meat and seafood options while perfectly outfitted with the coziest fireplace in Montreal will be open on Christmas Day to satisfy the steak lover in you.
Situated in Montreal’s prestigious downtown Golden Square Mile district, Renoir serves up French flair and service with creative cuisine. Treat yourself with their delicious plates open for brunch and dinner in a colourful and modern setting. Renoir himself would be there if he could.
Old Montreal’s hottest and coziest jazz bar and bistro will be playing smooth tunes all night while serving you a menu of fine wines, fish and their specialty, the lamb.
Diablos BBQ Smokehouse
For those of us that are a little less traditional and want to celebrate the holidays in our own way, Plateau’s Diablos BBQ and Smokehouse will be serving up their classic pork and beef ribs, beef brisket, and a variety of over 120 cocktails. Get Southern.