11 Jul 2023

Time 11 minutes

Old Montreal: New Establishments in 2023!

Old Montreal: New Establishments in 2023!

Whether it's the historic buildings or the unique atmosphere and friendly people, Old Montreal is a prime location for businesses.

Here are the newcomers who have decided to settle in the neighborhood this year!*

*The article is updated throughout the year as new businesses move into the area.

Culinary discoveries

3 amigos, 200 Saint-Jacques Street West

This restaurant chain has been in existence for 20 years, much to the delight of Mexican food lovers. You'll find a variety of cocktails as well as classic dishes like tacos and delicious nachos with guacamole, all in a festive, friendly atmosphere.

Mariscos, 436, Saint-François-Xavier Street
This restaurant is the place to go for seafood and Mexican meals. Dishes combine authentic Mexican flavors and traditional culinary techniques with the delicacy of high-quality seafood. You can accompany these delicious dishes with refreshing cocktails.

L'infâme Tittle Tattle Bar, 22 Saint-Paul Street East

This cocktail bar aims to push the boundaries of mixology in a creative space. The team on hand will offer you an exceptional experience thanks to the passion of each and every one of them.

Ô Four Express, 340 Notre-Dame Street East

At this Lebanese restaurant, you'll enjoy delicious wraps made with traditional Lebanese gypsy bread baked on site, as well as pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Hang Bar, 686 Notre-Dame Street West

This restaurant promises an exquisite experience with cutting-edge haute-Vietnamese cuisine and immaculate cocktails. The flavors you'll find here are destined to shine not only with every bite, but also with every sip.

Kung Fu Tea, 55 Notre-Dame Street West

Kung Fu Tea opens its first Quebec branch in the heart of Old Montreal. This popular bubble tea establishment will delight boba lovers with its colorful drinks. The extensive menu features over 60 choices of delicious beverages.

Café Inévitable, 540 Saint-Laurent Street

This café bistro offers traditional Italian recipes with a modern twist. From focaccia to pizza to pasta, you're in for a treat. All produce is fresh, organic and sourced from local farmers and gardeners.

Garde-Côte, 112 McGill Street

Lovers of fish and seafood will be won over by this contemporary, market-inspired cuisine featuring carefully selected fish and seafood grilled in an authentic charcoal oven. Meat lovers won't be outdone either, as the restaurant offers a delicious selection of dry-aged steak.

La Diperie, 420 Jacques-Cartier Square

La Diperie has moved to the other side of ruelle Saint-Amable. Stop in for ice cream dipped in one of 20 different dips, all made with Belgian chocolate, new toppings and original combinations.

Pangea, 104 Saint-Paul Street East

Taste Mediterranean cuisine with authentic, delicious dishes in an establishment that combines simplicity, freshness and quality. Your taste buds will travel to Pangea, where a fusion of flavors and influences will give you a unique culinary experience.

LaMed, 42 McGill Street

A Mediterranean culinary experience not to be missed. Each bite is a composition of flavors enhanced by Mediterranean plates and cups that add an artistic touch to the feast.

Sabrosa, 404 Place Jacques-Cartier

A restaurant with delicious dishes that marry Latin American richness and flavors-and for good reason, the restaurant's name means delicious. There's even a hint of Japanese on the menu, concocted with quality ingredients. The exotic cocktail menu is vibrant, surprising and atypical.

Tzatzi-qui, 352 Place d'Youville

This restaurant invites you to experience its original Greek hut concept. In this magnificent setting, you can dine on Greek tapas and let your taste buds travel to the shores of the Mediterranean. On the menu: gourmet gyros, tasty fried squid, exquisite souvlaki, fresh dishes and much more.

Bar Bisou Bisou, 416 rue Saint-Vincent

Located in the heart of Old Montreal, this new bar celebrates the flavors and ingredients of the Mediterranean. You'll find cocktails, aperitifs and low-alcohol beverages, as well as a fine selection of sherries, vermouths, bitters and wines. The folks behind Bar Bisou Bisou are also behind Coldroom and El Pequeño, so it's an understatement to say that you'll be greeted by cocktail pros at this new establishment.

Le Moretti, 699 William Street

Le Moretti's third location is in Old Montreal, where you can sample the authentic flavors of Italian cuisine in a relaxed, vibrant atmosphere. Authentic pizzas, decadent pastas, fish and meats, it's all here to please your taste buds!

Ganadara, 29 Notre-Dame Street West

A new gourmet address with a Korean flavour. Taste a varied menu of tasty dishes: bibimbap, tteokkochi, chicken wings, dumplings, chicken buldak and more. Authentic Korean flavors await you at Ganadara.

L'épicerie du Marché, 350 rue Saint-Paul Est

Located in the heart of Marché Bonsecours, L'épicerie du Marché comes from the same owners as Blond and Autour de l'érable. Here you'll find a varied selection of local Quebec delicatessen products. The perfect place for unique gift ideas.

Restaurant Sisu, 469 rue Saint-François-Xavier

Looking for seafood and game in a warm and welcoming atmosphere? Restaurant Sisu offers a refined gastronomic experience with a renewed menu based on fresh seasonal produce and a carefully selected wine list.

Mr. Pretzels, 170 Saint-Amable Street

Mr. Pretzels stores need no introduction and there is now a branch in Old Montreal to the delight of pretzel fans. These snacks are made of whole wheat, with incomparable freshness and flavors, you will be conquered from the first bite. You can enjoy them in the classic version or by adding sweet or salty seasonings according to your desire of the moment.

Lola Resto, 60 Saint-Jacques Street

After having an amazing night and drinking some cocktails at Lola Lola Lolita bar, enjoy authentic Latin cuisine at Lola Resto. You'll find birria, pancita, rib broth, chilaquiles and more! The best part is that the restaurant opens as early as 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings, making it the perfect place to "take away your hangover."

Le Caffè, 3 de la Commune Street West

Enjoy a delicious coffee break at Le Caffè, a unique space with a beautiful design. You'll discover a take-out area, an indoor space and a garden space where live music sessions, comedy shows and private events will take place. Of course, enjoy a wide selection of coffees, paninis, pizzas and other lunchtime delights.

Ciccio, scheduled to open in summer 2023

Mati, opening summer 2023

Shnoopi, opening soon

Gogo Yubari, opening soon

Getting dressed and furnishing your home

La Petite Maison Bleue, 22 Notre-Dame Street West

Previously located in the Marché Bonsecours, this boutique has reopened at a brand-new address for cozy pajamas. You'll find the Hatley line of cozy, light and comfortable sleepwear for the whole family, as well as other items for relaxing indoors or out.

Le Cartel, 412 Saint-Vincent Street

Initially opened as a pop-up, this boutique is now firmly established on the street. This Montreal-based clothing brand aims to showcase the world's artists through limited monthly editions. You'll find unique collections in which art takes many forms.

Atelier Cortena, 167 Saint-Paul Street West

Atelier Cortena was born of a love affair with corten, a harmonious, elegant, natural and durable material. In store, you'll find a variety of products and accessories for home and public spaces.

Felix, 205 Saint-Paul Street East

Stop in at Felix Sneaker + Espresso Bar to pick up some fashionable footwear while sipping a delicious cup of coffee.

Mabelle, 350 Saint-Paul St. East

Stop by Marché Bonsecours to pick up new women's clothing at boutique Mabelle. You'll find sweaters with original prints, stylish accessories and clothes made from natural fibers.

U&I, 445 St-Sulpice Street

Known as "one of Montreal's most innovative fashion boutiques", U&I has opened a third location in Old Montreal. Established in 1997, U&I's mission is to convey the dialogue between art and fashion through its original clothing. If you haven't visited this place yet, now is the time to visit their third boutique and get a unique piece of clothing.

Taking care of yourself

Walter, 85 Saint-Paul Street West

Walter offers modern, adaptable collaborative spaces. Whether it's a temporary workspace for the day, meeting rooms for up to 30 people, or a room for a variety of customized events, you'll find a space to suit your needs.

Rushcycle, 520 Saint-Hubert Street

RushCycle is a spin studio that promotes a healthy lifestyle. You'll have access to group classes that let you enjoy the benefits of a complete workout.

Maison Margan, 370 Place Royale

This boutique offers a selection of high-end beauty products to pamper you, such as nourishing serums, moisturizing creams and relaxing bath salts. Whether you're looking to revitalize your skin, enhance your complexion or simply enjoy a moment of relaxation, Maison Margan will meet your needs with its quality products.

Roze Pilates, 759 de la Commune Street West

Looking for a way to get back into shape and rehabilitate your body? Roze Pilates offers Pilates classes on the Reformer and on the floor in private, semi-private or group formats. Pilates helps strengthen muscles, release tension, improve posture, reduce stress and much more. You won't be able to live without it!

Club Claude, 368 Notre-Dame Street West

Claude is a collaborative workspace, but even more than that, it's a space for building professional relationships. It's a place where leaders, entrepreneurs and forward-thinkers can come together to work.

Stargates Stays, 365 Place d'Youville

For your next stay in Old Montreal, opt for an apartment in the heart of the district. Just steps away from bars and restaurants, this rental apartment has a kitchen and everything you need for a short stay.

Be amazed

Galerie BOA, 263 de la Commune Street East

This contemporary art gallery presents a variety of emerging and established artists. You'll receive a warm welcome and detailed explanations and advice on the works you'll see.

Musée des illusions, 54 Saint-Antoine Street West

This museum immerses you in the world of illusions. You'll find over 70 visual and educational animations in exhibits featuring holograms, stereograms, optical illusions and immersive rooms that will work your senses and trick your mind.

Galerie Carré d’artistes, 20 Saint-Paul Street West

This new art gallery in Old Montreal is the first in Canada to be part of a network of over 40 art galleries worldwide, exhibiting the work of more than 600 international artists. Every month, in a warm, relaxed atmosphere, you'll find a selection of unique and original works by some thirty artists.

Le Petit Duck Shoppe, 24 Saint-Paul Street West

If you're a bath duck lover, you'll find what you're looking for in this unique universe. Hundreds of bath ducks, the largest selection in Canada, and duck-themed products are sure to put a smile on your face. You'll find bath ducks for every occasion and celebration.

Galerie Malachite, 283 Notre-Dame Street West

Galerie Malachite specializes in the acquisition and sale of Canadian and international works of art by contemporary designers. Come and discover vibrant, original and dynamic works, as well as attending the many exhibitions organized here, such as that of Dutch-Canadian artist Harold Klunder.

LightUpK, 286 Notre-Dame Street West

Are you a Korean culture enthusiast, or just passionate about becoming one? This boutique is well worth a visit, as its founders wish to share the beauty of this tradition with the general public. You'll have access to a variety of items including music, books, magazines, accessories and clothing, plus the chance to take part in special events online or in person.

Galerie Marie-Josée Primeau, 383 Notre-Dame Street West

Marie-Josée Primeau is a painter who uses her art to creatively express her experiences and perception of the world as a woman and a communicator. Her vibrant, original works reflect the inspiration she draws from her travels in Asia and Africa, her Kilimanjaro climbs and her charitable work in Zambia and Senegal.

Maël Galerie, 359 Saint-Paul Street West and entrance on Place d'Youville - opening soon

Photos credits: Galerie Marie-Josée Primeau, Mr. Pretzels, Lola Resto, U&I, Roze Pilates

N.B.: Have you just started your company, office, or business in le Vieux and want to let us know about it, or did we miss one of your newly moved-in neighbours? Write to us at info@sdcvieuxmontreal.com and we will be happy to add it here!