Ever since summer began, new Montreal restaurants have been opening left and right. Whether it’s your first visit or your twentieth time in Montreal, trying a restaurant for the first time can be a gamble, especially if it’s new. That’s why we’ve pre-screened the new kids on the block for you, selecting only the best new eateries in the city this summer.

Right across the street from Loews Hotel Vogue on the La Montagne, is LOV restaurant. You’ll be amazed by the food and the sleek decor. Experience vegetarian and vegan dining at its finest. Dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients and they also offer a nice variety of organic products such as wine and beer.

During your stay in Montreal, you’ll certainly pass by Place des Arts, so don’t miss a trendy new restaurant that just opened nearby at the beginning of the summer. Entirely renovated with a new name, the Blumenthal offers a mix on French classic with a Quebec twist. Design-wise, will be lured in by the rich furniture and eclectic ambiance.

If you are heading to Little Italy, stop by Il Miglio or Matterello. They offer rustic Italian homemade pasta dishes that will transport you in Italy.

Because it’s not all about food, let’s talk bars: cocktail fans will be pleased to hear that speakeasies are taking over the city. The Atwater Cocktail Club is awesome for anyone keen to discover new drinks. Don’t be afraid to go a little wild! If you prefer to stay closer to your home base in Montreal, the Cloakroom Bar, next to the hotel, is perfect for a happy hour with friends.