Looking for some alternative eats or simply don’t feel like prepping the traditional turkey at home? There are still a handful of options open on Christmas Day around Montreal to satiate your appetite…
XO Le Restaurant
Let’s kick it off nice and early this Christmas day with a fabulous Christmas brunch at the even more fabulous XO at Hotel St James. They will be hosting their brunch from 11am-3pm. With dishes like braised lamb shank, a delicious smoked salmon frittata, pumpkin and apple soup just to name a few, this is a perfect meal to kick off the Christmas celebrations where the charms of the premises transform each meal into an unforgettable experience.
If sleeping in is in the cards and you’re looking for a refined steak, Gibbys in Old Montreal located in the Youville Stables (literally) will be open to cater to your fine dining needs. Besides serving one of the finest slabs of meat this city offers, other notable choices include fine seafood, including fresh plump chilled oysters, a large choice of the freshest fish and an extensive wine list. A great place to get that hard-earned mistletoe kiss.
Sir Winchston Churchill Pub
1455 Crescent Street holds a founding establishment and a Montreal landmark, the Sir Winston Churchill Pub, a true pub serving, well, a pub menu featuring some fine fixin’s of burgers, nachos, poutine and even salads. If torturing yourself in heels around the city on ice isn’t doesn’t tickle your fancy, get your friends, slap on some jeans, an ugly Christmas sweater, and cheers the way the Brits do.
KYO Bar Japonais
A Japanese Christmas! KYO Bar Japonais will be serving up its usual array of colourful izakaya creations, fresh sushi options and Montreal’s most extensive sake list. Let’s not forget the mind-blowing bread pudding with chocolate and matcha desert – trust us on this one.
Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie
For a lounge-style chic pub vibe, pop over to the eclectic and cozy Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie located on the always-atmospheric St. Paul Street in Old Montreal. As part of the Montreal En Fetes celebrations, you will be able to savour delicious meals at great prices and a very special table d’hôte menu featuring the famous Mechant Burger, grilled swordfish pave, miniature Yule log with chocolate and pistachio, and much more.
Cover Image From: XO Le Restaurant