Montreal’s Largest Christmas Market Has A New Restaurant With Vacation-In-Central-Park Vibes
Montreal’s biggest Christmas market, the Grand Marché de Noël, is taking it up a notch with a new holiday-themed pop-up restaurant this year. In addition to the usual food stations with snacks and mulled wine, you’ll find l’Orangerie in a green building behind the Winter Gardens and the big Christmas tree.
This restaurant is open for brunch, high time and dinner.
“L’Orangerie is like a Christmas cabaret, especially lively at night, with live jazz music shows. La Lutinerie team dreams of opening a high-end service for visitors,” Line Basbous, founder and director of the organization behind Montreal’s Christmas markets, told MTL Blog.
For $55 per person, you can enjoy a festive brunch including a mimosa, coffee, fruit, a pastries basket, eggs, and potato gratin with sausages or, for vegetarians, avocado toast.
The high tea option costs $39. Guests may choose a festive tea paired with bite-sized sweet and savory snacks. For an additional $15, you can order a chocolate fondue with a Belgian waffle, marshmallows and fresh fruits.
If you want to experience l’Orangerie at night, the six-course diner menu is $109 per person, including a glass of champagne, an onion soup, oysters, créme brulée, ravioli, hot wine and local cheeses. There is also a children’s menu for $20.
Basbous confirmed that Montrealers can stop by and simply order a cocktail if they don’t want a full meal service. The restaurant is also accepting private party reservations.
L’Orangerie at Grand Marché de Noël de Montreal.
Carole Balas and Marie Garnotel for Grand Marché de Noël de Montréal
- Brunch is $55 per person.
- Tea time is $39 per person, plus an extra $15 for the chocolate fondue.
- Dinner is $109 per person and $20 for kids under 12 years old.
- Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 1 pm
- Tea time: every day when the market is open, from 2 pm to 5 pm (except December 24, from 1 pm to 7 pm)
- Dinner “Waiting for Christmas”: every day when the market is open, from 6 pm to 9 pm (except December 24)
Where: Place des Festivals, 1499, rue Jeanne Mance