All the chestnuts, seafood, and cocktail mixes needed for this year’s stay-at-home festivities
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A lot about this year’s holiday celebrations will be strikingly different from the ones that came before it, but telling others how much you care is especially important this time around. That includes the city’s restaurants, who’ve continued to feed Montrealers throughout this crazy time. Whether you’re celebrating the beginning of 2021, or the end of 2020, alone or in your home bubble, here are our takeout selections for your revelling pleasure. Most of these spots have extensive wine lists, so don’t forget that bottle of bulles.
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
4043 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1T3, Canada
Hochelaga resto Le Flamant has renamed itself La Maison des Pâtes Maison, and that’s (mostly) what it’s about for New Year’s. There’s pasta of every shape and size, from tagliatelle to triangoli, with some gnudi in between. A bevy of sauces are available, too, including a rapini and almond pesto which we hope stays on the menu. Add an in-house clamato with whelks and you’re all set. Takeout only.
345 Rue Villeray, Montréal
QC H2R 1G8, Canada
Spanish specialties, including pan con tomate, jamon serrano, and a deluxe seafood paella are part of Meson’s generous New Year’s Eve offering for two. And there’s more: Basque chocolate cake to finish the year off right, with a big choice of Spanish wines, Xeres, and bubblies to wash it all down.
150 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
QC H2S 1K9, Canada
Just in time for the holidays, Mon Lapin 2.0 has a new space and an à la carte festive menu on offer. Check out the duck confit in smoked fat with pine and juniper, the salade rose and the mascarpone-laced buckwheat bûche that chefs Marc-Olivier Frappier and Jessica Noël have been dreaming up since they closed in March. Wines from co-owner Vanya Filipovic round out the offerings. Pick it up or get it delivered by their in-house team.
83 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
QC H2S 1K7, Canada
What better way to end the year than with Pumpui’s fried chicken, papaya salad, and some Pad Thai? We can’t imagine. Maybe a bottle of Pinard et Filles wine to go with it; check the website to see what they’re offering. You know it will be fun. Takeout only.
5201 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S4, Canada
“Same thing as every night, but more festive” is how the gang at Larry’s describe their New Year’s Eve. Beef with chimichurri and banh mi are on the menu, not to mention banoffee and bulles. Plus their breakfast sandwich for the morning after, once you’ve gotten festive. Place orders for takeout or delivery on their website.
1201 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1K4, Canada
Chef-owner Fuad Nirabie is up to his usual sumptuous tricks with Damas’ holiday menu: homemade charcuterie, slow-roasted lamb in pomegranate syrup, and assorted baklava are just a few of the treats packed in Damas’ stylish signature banker’s box. You can still order à la carte; their cherry kebabs will surely brighten any New Year’s celebration. Pick it up, or have it delivered if your order exceeds $150 and you live within a 15 km radius.
3927 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M4, Canada
For many Montrealers, dining at L’Express during the holiday season had been a longstanding tradition. This year need not be any different: you’ll just be wearing your jammies while you crunch on your cornichons. A mixed apéro platter, duck and cèpe savoury pie, and a chestnut bûche await you, plus the resto’s famous cave à vin. Takeout only.
3609 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2X 3L6, Canada
Vegan sushi with gluten-free options make Sushi Momo a winner all year round; their holiday specials bring it all together with platters of 53, 82, and 104 pieces of veggie maki for your sharing (or not) delight. Their regular omakase menu for two or more are equally interesting options, with miso soup, salad, dozens of sushi, and dessert. Available for takeout, bike delivery, or DoorDash.