Join Dine-Around Montréal with your fellow communicators at the IABC World Conference: Monday, 4 June 2018, 7 p.m.

Montréal is the perfect place to be hungry! Lauded as a foodie haven, Montréal has cultivated a modern haute food culture. Blend in the Old World charm and you have the perfect ingredients for an evening of fun, food, and fantastic conversation!

What is Dine-Around?

Dine-Around is a long-time IABC tradition where you can take an evening to explore the city via a wide array of cuisines with small groups of 8 to 10 of your fellow communicators.

When is Dine-Around?

Day: Monday, 4 June 2018

Time: Dine-Around group hosts will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Palais de congrès de Montréal. Participants, please arrive by 6:45 as we will depart from the Palais des congrès de Montréal at 7 p.m. Restaurant reservations are at 7:15 p.m.

How do we pay for Dine-Around?

Each diner is responsible for his or her own check. We have arranged for separate checks with each restaurant for your convenience. If you choose to split a menu item, please designate whose check will cover it and arrange privately to reimburse that person for your share.

Where is Dine-Around?

The Dine-Around is taking place at 23 restaurants around Montréal. Most are within walking distance of the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Others will require a short taxi ride. Low-cost and mid-range options are available, as are opportunities to experience high-end cuisine prepared by world-renowned chefs.

How do you sign up to experience the Dine-Around?

Go to this site, select your restaurant (list below) and register your spot at ONE restaurant. It’s that easy! Seating is limited for each restaurant, so reserve early. Online reservations are accepted until 4 June 2018 at noon. You can still register for this event at the IABC hospitality desk until 6 p.m. on 4 June. Please remember to only choose your No. 1 spot!

Space is limited. Sign up for Dine-Around today!


List of restaurants

Prices and in Canadian dollars

Dominion Square Tavern

1243 Metcalfe Street
Pricing: $20–$45
Cuisine: French bistro style

A throwback to the roaring 20s, the reinvented Taverne Square Dominion features a long bar lined by bar stools reminiscent of an English pub and delectable cuisine prepared under the watchful eye of Chef Éric Dupuis—typical of European brasseries. On the menu: deviled eggs, salmon gravlax and fish terrine to start, followed by braised beef shoulder and topped off with none other than their sticky toffee pudding with coffee ice cream.

Alexandre et Fils

1454 Peel Street
Pricing: $20–$45
Cuisine: French bistro style

Alexandre’s French brasserie cuisine treats its guests to sauerkraut, cassoulet, confit, foie gras, broiled meat and fresh fish from the market, all served in a convivial Parisian atmosphere.

Decca 77

1077 Drummond Street
Pricing: $45–$65
Cuisine: Nouvelle cuisine / Québec

In a modern and elegant décor, DECCA 77 offers an incomparable experience and a pleasing atmosphere. Guests savor tasty creations prepared with market-fresh ingredients. Add to this a well-stocked wine cellar and a wonderful selection of imported beers, and you have all the elements for a successful night out.

Les Enfants Terrible (at the summit of Place Ville-Marie)

1 Place Ville-Marie
Pricing: $25–$45
Cuisine: Québec

Restaurant Les Enfants Terribles offers a brasserie-style menu composed of classic comforting dishes, including tartar, shepherd’s pie, mac ‘n’ cheese, and burgers. The wine list has been carefully put together by renowned sommelier Élyse Lambert, and the warm and relaxed atmosphere brings to mind the charm of a neighborhood restaurant.

Thursday’s Bistro

1449 Crescent Street
Pricing: $20–$45
Cuisine: French

This one-stop entertainment venue includes a bistro, bar, and nightclub, spread over three levels providing for three different atmospheres and lifestyles. The bistro serves up contemporary French cuisine.

Ristorante Beatrice

1504 Sherbrooke Street
Pricing: $45–$65
Cuisine: Italian

Famous for its unexpected yet mouth-watering flavor combinations, Ristorante Beatrice offers a variety of savory Italian dishes prepared with ingredients that are fresh from the market. In June, patrons can enjoy an exceptional dining experience in the restaurants magnificent European-style garden.

L’Atelier d’Argentine – Downtown

1458 Crescent Street
Pricing: $20–$45
Cuisine: Latin American

This 4-star restaurant is considered to be Montréal’s best Argentinian steakhouse. Group menus, bar packages, and private rooms, including a mezzanine space, can be customized according to your needs. Tapas de Asado and hanger steak are among the specialties, and the wine list includes private imports, Latin American greats, and Old World classics.


1184 Square Phillips
Pricing: $20–$45
Cuisine: Asian fusion

A balance of industrial and contemporary design makes up the warm and elegant setting of downtown’s Jatoba. Chef Antonio Park offers guests a culinary fusion experience in which traditional Japanese cuisine meets the flavors of South America.


1227 de la Montagne Street
Pricing: More than $65
Cusine: Nouvelle cuisine

Voted 2010 restaurant of the year by the Guide Debeur, 4-Diamond CAA/AAA, Restaurant Europea and its Executive Chef Jérôme Ferrer invite guests to discover inventive and modern cuisine prepared from the best products in Québec. The restaurant is in the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Association, an exclusive register of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries. As of January 2014, Chef Jérôme Ferrer officially joins the ranks of the exclusive and very selective family of the Grandes Tables du Monde de France.

Ferreira Café

1446 Peel Street
Pricing: More than $65
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Since 1996, Ferreira Café has been a great Montréal’s ambassador of Portuguese cuisine. Warm and refined, while chic and relaxing, Ferreira Café is an ideal spot for anyone wanting to savor delicacies such as oven-roasted black cod with porcini powder served with mashed potatoes and grilled oyster mushrooms with a legendary 1991 barca Velha.

Restaurant Devi

1450 Crescent Street
Pricing: $20–$45
Cuisine: Indian

Located in downtown Montréal, Restaurant Dévi serves up exceptional authentic Indian cuisine featuring traditional dishes as well as new and innovative regional fare in a welcoming and sophisticated décor.

Maison Boulud

1228 Sherbrooke Street West
Pricing: More than $65
Cuisine: French

Maison Boulud offers a menu steeped in French tradition, yet inspired by decades of experience in New York City. Daniel Boulud’s menu is driven by the seasons and bounty of Québec’s local purveyors. Here, you’ll find specialties from Boulud’s New York City restaurants, including Lyonnais charcuterie, Mediterranean flavours, and even some casual burgers, as well as dishes created just for Maison Boulud. While situated in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the restaurant, its bar, lounge, and two private dining rooms have a vibrant identity all their own.

La Queue de cheval Steakhouse & Raw Bar

1181 de la Montagne Street
Pricing: More than $65
Cuisine: North American / Steakhouse

La Queue de Cheval Steakhouse and Raw Bar is a celebrated Montréal dining establishment, renowned for its signature “dry-aged” beef, succulent seafood and comprehensive wine list, all served in a luxurious setting. The “Montréal Tea Room,” a private room, is the ideal place for important conferences and evenings.

Brasserie T!

1425 Jeanne-Mance Street
Pricing: $45–$65
Cuisine: Nouvelle cuisine/North American

Renowned for its culinary elegance and finesse, Toqué! has expanded its expertise into an all-new concept that is just as appetizing, but accessible for all budgets: Brasserie T! The menu that overflows with tempting little morsels such as tartars, gratin dauphinois, saucisson en brioche and deviled eggs, and the décor is nothing less than ultra-design.

Enoteca Monza Pizzeria Moderna

1251 McGill College Avenue
Pricing: $20–$45
Cuisine: Italian

This modern restaurant features Italian classics and contemporary favorites, and is renowned for its thin crust, wood-fired pizzas. Dishes are complemented by the wine bar and extensive offerings of wines by the glass.

Vieux-Port Steakhouse

39 Saint-Paul East
Pricing: $20 – $45
Cuisine: North American

In the heart of Old Montréal, the Vieux-Port Steakhouse, located in a building dating back to 1880, offers dining rooms with a classic, warm, and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant is renowned for its pepper steak, fresh fish, and seafood, including lobster.

Rodizio Brasil

160 Notre-Dame Street East
Pricing: $20 – $45
Cuisine: Latin American

In an historic building on Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montréal is Rodizio Brasil, a Brazilian restaurant with a Rodizio style of service comprising more than 10 kinds of meat served at the table on large skewers, cut directly onto the plate, and offered with a buffet of salad, rice, beans, and fries. An extensive international wine list and a lively atmosphere complete the dining experience. Samba shows are available upon request for groups in this mix of modern and traditional.

Le Local

740 William Street
Pricing: More than $65
Cuisine: Nouvelle cuisine

Housed in a heritage building once occupied by a firm of architects, Le Local serve bistro-style cuisine against a minimalist backdrop: high ceilings, giant light wells, open-plan dining room, front patio and cocktail lounge. Chef Éric Hordowick offers a French menu with local Québec accents that pairs nicely with items from the excellent wine list drawn by renowned sommelier Patrice Daoust.


438 McGill Street
Pricing: More than $65
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Helmed by Chef Helena Loureiro, the charming restaurant Helena offers unique Portuguese cuisine and a wide variety of tapas to eat alone or share. Inspired by the colorful hues of the Mediterranean, the venue is warm and inviting, with a wine list of over 100 vintages from different regions of Portugal.


112 McGill Street
Pricing: $45–$65
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Ikanos offers you a unique fine dining experience where Greek and Mediterranean classics are revisited with a contemporary twist under the guidance of the chef/owner, Constant Mentzas. Market-fresh, handpicked fish and seafood are grilled over an open fire in a Josper wood-burning oven, and served up in a relaxed, warm, and cozy décor.

Tapas 24

420 Notre-Dame Street West
Pricing: $25–$45
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Located in the heart of Old Montréal, this new international location of Tapas 24 is a tribute to the cuisine of Barcelona. Both classic and modern, the menu designed by Chef Carles Abellan offers tapas, homemade dishes and several classics from the reputed Spanish restaurant. The space is vibrant with high energy, celebrating both the modern tapas bar and the contemporary cities that are Montréal and Barcelona.


312 St-Paul Street West
Pricing: $45–$65
Cuisine: French

If the sound evokes Spain, Italy, the Mediterranean, the meaning denotes eccentricity, fantasy. And Barroco is pretty much all of that! In a splendid setting on the oldest street in Old Montreal, Barroco serves a rustic yet refined comforting cuisine with original cocktails and a remarkable wine list. In an antique setting, its rococo décor and soft lighting create a warm, enveloping, even romantic atmosphere.

Portus 360

777 Robert-Bourassa Blvd.
Pricing: More than $65
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Located on the 30th and 31st floors of the EVO building downtown, the Portus360 restaurant offers panoramic views of the city with a 360-degree rotation system. The menu presents fine Portuguese cuisine, and the wine list has been meticulously handpicked. The venue also has a bistro area offering an oyster bar and tapas.