Start your day with a steaming caf au lait milky coffee and fresh Montreal bagels at a Saint-Laurent restaurant. Stop in at a restaurant for a famous Montreal smoked meat sandwich topped with mustard. Grab a microbrewery pint at a bar off Saint Catherine Street before tucking into a thick juicy sirloin steak at Old Montreal restaurants in the evening.
Choose from late-night dollar pizza on Saint-Laurent or high tea at the Ritz Carlton on Sherbrooke - Montreal has a restaurant for every occasion. Dine at Montreal boutique restaurants on the lower Plateau area, (where waitresses double as fashion models), or favour French in a restaurant on Saint-Denis Street. Opt for authentic Jamaican cuisine in the NDG neighbourhood, which is full of great Montreal restaurants. You'll love Old Montreal's popular steak houses, and the bars of Crescent Street with its younger, sporty crowd.
Montreal restaurant staff pride themselves on their service, and tips of 15-20% are expected if you're well looked after. You can bring your own wine to many restaurants in Montreal - this service is normally offered with a small corkage fee. Last orders in Montreal are at 3am, and Montreal bars heave until then. Fast-food restaurants in Montreal stay open until late satisfying your party cravings for hot pizza, garlicky shawarma kebab wraps and Chinese fried noodles.
For upmarket drinking and alcoholic concoctions, head to Saint-Laurent near Sherbrooke, where you'll find the boldest and most beautiful bars in Montreal. Or explore the bohemian bars in Montreal's Mile End, renowned for their cabaret nights, quirky gigs and laid-back atmosphere. Stay up late for wild nights at the pulsating house-music clubs in the Gay Village, or hip-hop bars on the Plateau.