Nov. 1, 2023
Cool places to eat downtown with your little ones
As the weather starts to cool and the holiday vibes begin to spread in the city, the itch to head out with the fam and soak in the festive mood grows.
Downtown Montreal has a ton of food spots thanks to its culinary diversity. But, finding a place that both little ones and grown-ups will love? That can be a pain. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with places where everyone can find something they love, all in a super inclusive and welcoming vibe.
Whether you’re looking for a casual atmosphere, a culinary experience, or just a good old classic, there’s something for every taste and budget. To make your choice easier, we’ve categorized the restaurants by price range, from the least expensive ones to the most.
Between $10 – $25
A friendly place for a sweet or savory treat. The crepes at Café et Crêpe cater to every craving, pleasing both children and adults.
374 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
A Quebec classic, St Hubert, offers its famous roasted chicken and ribs to satisfy the entire family. And for the kids? A unique menu designed for them at all times and in-room meals at just $5 every Tuesday.
100 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Juicy burgers and famous “Suzie Q” fries, Mister Steer is the perfect spot for a casual meal in a retro setting that will charm the entire family. Plus, a small soda is included with all menu items for those 10 and under.
1198 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Come and enjoy Montreal’s famous smoked meat with your children. Dunn’s also offers dishes suitable for kids, ensuring a delicious experience for the whole family. Note that the children’s menu (10 years and under) always comes with a choice of beverage and a scoop of ice cream.
1249 Rue Metcalfe
La Cage (Complexe Desjardins)
Sports and grill enthusiasts will be delighted here. And for the little ones? La Cage offers a special children’s menu for just $3 on Sundays with any purchase of $15 or more.
150 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
A rich and varied menu awaits families at Universel. From hearty breakfasts to tasty lunches, there’s something for everyone, even the youngest.
359 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest et 2055 Rue Peel
Want to introduce your kids to Italian flavors? Il Focolaio offers over 77 types of wood-fired pizzas. The menu doesn’t specifically cater to children, but nothing is easier and more pleasant to share than a good old slice of pizza with the fam.
1223 Place Phillips
Between $25 – $40
This friendly restaurant is known for offering one of the best smoked meat sandwiches, and let’s not forget their famous cheesecake… Good news for parents who love this place: for a little over a year, Reuben’s has been offering a children’s menu for just $12.50, which includes a drink, a meal, and ice cream.
1116 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Craving variety? The Time Out Market Montreal is a culinary journey in one place. A place where every family member can find something they love, from the gourmet to the glutton. Don’t miss out on the milkshakes from the milk bar and Moleskine’s Nutella pizza.
705 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Cathcart Restaurants and Biergarten, a gastronomic oasis in the heart of the city, offers a multitude of choices for all tastes and ages, in a modern and bright setting.
Place Ville Marie
For steak enthusiasts, The Keg Steakhouse is a must-visit. Offering smaller versions of its classic dishes, all children’s meals for those under 12 include a drink, a plate of raw vegetables, a side of your choice, and ice cream, yum!
Rue Mansfield, Place Ville Marie
Taste the ribs that melt Montrealers’ hearts. Bâton Rouge also offers dishes for children 12 and under, served with a choice of side, drink, and ice cream. Everything you need for a pleasant family evening.
180 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
40 $ and more
Social lounge/buvette/modern bistro, it’s the ideal place for a family culinary experience. Bivouac offers a modern menu with local flavors. Children are more than welcome and even got their own special picks on the menu!
1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance
For a high-end gastronomy experience with the family, Rosélys at Fairmount The Queen Elizabeth is a must-visit. With child-friendly options such as mini grilled cheddar burgers from L’Isle-aux-Grues or goat cheese and zucchini ravioli, it’s a place where the youngest will learn the art of tasting.
Are you a hotel guest? A 50% discount is offered for children aged 6 to 12, while those 5 and under eat for free.
900 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest