Modern restaurant est. 2016 as vegetarian then switched to vegan in 2019. Name stands for "Local, Organic, Vegetarian," and cuisine is billed as botanical. Sample dishes such as vegan poutine, grilled cheese sandwich, big burger, onion rings with aioli, brunch waffles and pancakes topped with fresh fruit. Desserts and drinks include vegan cheesecake, creme brulee, and chai latte. A reduced menu is served 3-5pm on weekdays and 4-5pm on weekends. No food served from 3-4pm on the weekends. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 4:30pm-10:00pm, Fri 4:30pm-10:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am-3:00pm, Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:30pm.

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118 Reviews

First Review by mcsnv


Points +37

25 Nov 2023

Always delicious (but I wish they had more options)

Food at LOV is always delicious, and the atmosphere is great. I highly recommend it to any tourist in Montreal. (I only wish they had more gluten-free options and more soy-free options, to incentivize people to come back more often.)



Points +45

01 Nov 2023

Tasty food with great ambiance

My husband, my child, and I shared a Big LOV burger, the fried mushroom burger, lentil soup, and fries. The Big LOV burger was amazing and one of the best burgers we’ve had. The soup was also delicious. The mushroom burger was not great, cooked a bit too much and not super flavourful. The food is pricey but the restaurant has great ambience, the staff was super nice, and we really enjoyed most of our meal. We did not have a reservation for lunch and had no issue getting a table but they do close between lunch and dinner.

DC Vegan

Points +337

22 Oct 2023

A lovely little restaurant in Montréal

My boyfriend and I were visiting Montréal and were thrilled to discover LOV McGill a few blocks from our hotel. We ate there Thursday evening after checking into our hotel" We enjoyed a Forest Crostini, toasted bread with mushrooms as a starter and then got our entrees. As is sometimes the case, I liked my boyfriend's mushroom risotto more than my mushroom "burger" (fried oyster mushrooms), and he liked mine, so we switched. It's also not uncommon for us to switch dishes while we're eating. I also appreciate that they have lovely creative mocktails since I avoid alcohol. We enjoyed our experience so much we made reservations then and there for Sunday so we could have a quick brunch before we had to leave for the airport.

For brunch, I got the tofu benedict, which was pretty good if a bit unusual. The vegan benedicts I've had before usually scramble the tofu but LOV used breaded and sliced tofu instead. My boyfriend got the Lux Bagel that oddly had lemon slices on it (I would expect lemon to be on the side to make it easy to squeeze over the dish). I think my favorite part of brunch was the perfectly cooked home fries made of potatoes grown in Québec.

I don't know when I'll get back to Montréal, but when I do, I plan to go back to LOV.

Pros: all vegan, friendly service, potatoes are very good

Cons: expensive


Points +24

17 Oct 2023

Cute place

I enjoyed the restaurant. Food was good not exceptional but the ambience was just delightful and awesome to have such a great vegan spread!!

Pros: Ambience


Points +77

01 Oct 2023


Absolutely delicious food. I had the Tofu Brunch

Pros: Good vibe, Cool interior


Points +243

01 Oct 2023


Been a few times. This time for brunch. The eggs Benedict was a bit disappointing but otherwise an enjoyable meal


Points +36

27 Sep 2023

Amazing restaurant

Went twice in one week while visiting friends and family in Montreal. Both times with non-vegan company, both times everyone was happy with the food and restaurant. Delicious drinks, tasty food, the presentation is also great.

Pros: Great food and drinks, Beautiful decor, Friendly staff

Cons: Can be very noisy


Points +1048

25 Sep 2023

Amazing Burger

Classic burger was Superbe. Tacos were really good too. Mushroom risotto wasn’t amazing but the fries are so tasty. Pretty place. Nice server.

Pros: Taste, Ambiance , Choices

Cons: Some menu items were not available


Points +1372

10 Sep 2023


I love fancy vegan places and this made me feel like I had such a great fine dining experience. I went for dinner and brunch , staff was incredibly friendly and our food was sooooooo good!!! a must try!!! great for date night!!


Points +6132

08 Sep 2023

Very nice!

Had dinner here with my mom on our last night in Montreal. Nice variety on the menu and everything we got tasted great!


Points +251

07 Sep 2023


Très bons plats remplis de saveurs et de textures. Une carte assez originale qui fait super envie
Le service est top, le personnel est vraiment très attentionné
Les prix sont OK pour la qualité ! Il y a un menu raisonnable pour le midi
Très envie d’y retourner pour tester peins d’autres plats de la carte, je recommande😄


Points +3410

03 Sep 2023

LOVed it

Incredibly delicious and creative food in a beautifully decorated restaurant.

I was impressed with pretty much everything. I recommend the mushroom risotto and the poached pear! I haven't tried the cocktails but my friends said they were great.

Unfortunately they were out of crème brûlée the night I went, so I'll have to go back.


Points +122

30 Aug 2023


Montreal does not disappoint! Had a wonderful meal at LOV.. the summery halloumi salad was incredible!!! Beautiful space and really great staff!

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience


Points +124

29 Aug 2023

Delicious dinner, relaxed vibe, great space

We had Beet tartare on smashed avocado with taro chips to start. Our server suggested the large size to share, and it was a good call. It was fantastic! Then we both had house-made vegan patty cheeseburgers with Quebec fries. I asked for the Kimchi fries, and they were amazing. Everything I saw on other tables looked good, too. Very nice staff, great decor.


Points +208

21 Aug 2023

Dinner amazing and dessert to die for

Came here for dinner. Was so so good. Especially yummy was the dessert.

Pros: Delicious vegan food, Love the desserts, Great location


Points +68

12 Aug 2023

Fantastic vegan restaurant

I have been to LOV many time over the years visiting Montreal and have never been disappointed in any part of the experience. The food is always amazing, fresh, and original.

Pros: Fresh new dishes, Wide variety of options


Points +854

09 Aug 2023


atmosphere & delightful bites. the kimchi fries were INSANE i’ve never tasted anything like it before, so delicious! the soup could’ve used a bit more flavour, maybe some salt or even a bit creamier - however the place was outstanding and i need you to go! (the avril amaretto sour was incredible!)

Pros: intriguing menu, lots of options, great cocktails

Cons: a tad expensive, tables are super close to one another


Points +793

05 Aug 2023

Great place -- went twice while in town

Enjoyed brunch one day and dessert another. Nice espresso drinks.


Points +54

04 Aug 2023

Exceptional vegan food !!!

My goodness this place is incredible!! Myself and my partner were blown away. The interior is beautiful, the staff are so friendly , and the food is simply divine!! We got the ricotta and the halloumi salad for starter. The halloumi dish was so fresh and tasty, but my goodness the ricotta was one of the best things we’ve eaten. For mains we got the cheeseburger with kimchi fries and the mujadarra bowl - both were excellent. We then got the crime brûlée for dessert and it was stunning. We got way too much food but don’t regret it!! Will be back here on every visit to Montreal!!


Points +320

01 Aug 2023

Fave restaurant in Montreal

I always try to visit at least once or twice whenever I’m in Montreal. Have had nothing but absolutely fantastic meals every time. Brought two non-vegan friends and they both loved it too.

Pros: Amazing food, Great staff

Cons: It’s a little pricey


Points +1760

30 Jul 2023

Beautiful, creative plant-based cuisine

Beautifully presented plant-based food in a chic ambiance, with creative twists on classic dishes. This is definitely an "insta-worthy" place to visit! I love that their menu relies mostly on whole plant foods and very little on processed vegan meats and cheeses.

The mujaddara bowl was was a feast for the eyes and the palate - it came with confit garlic tahini, pesto, vegan feta, pomegranate, crispy onions, and candied walnuts. It's a seasonal dish so grab it while you can! The portion was large and filling.

The appetizers we got were a bit pricey for the small portion they came in, but still delicious nevertheless. The "calamari" was made of hearts of palm and tasted quite convincing, especially with their creamy lemon-truffle aioli. The fried dumplings were served with a decadent almond butter & kimchi sauce that was so good I could literally drink it straight up (LOL).

On weekends they have an awesome vegan brunch menu. I recommend the tofu benedict (the crispy tofu & the truffle aioli that comes with the potatoes are to die for).

They also have a great selection of cocktails and wines. I would recommend the Peachy Keen cocktail or the sangria if you're looking for something fruity and refreshing.

Gluten-free options are clearly labelled on the menu.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-13

Pros: Mostly whole foods, Chic ambiance, Cocktails & wine list

Cons: A bit pricey


Points +81

22 Jul 2023

Très bien

Bons repas, service rapide(trop).


Points +33

21 Jul 2023

Délicieux et gourmet

Malheureusement, les succulents Gniocchi n’y sont plus offerts! Or, nous avons dégusté le bol Californien qui était fort riche (beaucoup de carbs incluant patates blanches, patates douces et riz basmati!), le risotto (onctueux de noix de cajou) et les entrées de betteraves et de frittes Kimchi. La qualité des aliments fut excellente. Toutefois, les prix ont encore considérablement augmenté! Ce restaurant est charmant et romantique, mais pas donné!

Pros: Aliments frais , Portions copieuse, Goûteux

Cons: Un seul type de prosecco , Peu d’options sans gluten, Dispendieux


Points +210

17 Jul 2023

Expensive but delicious

Everything about this place was excellent - the indoor and outdoor spaces were beautiful, the food was delicious and fresh and they had some fun drinks on the menu


Points +66

10 Jul 2023

Expensive and not that tasty

Props to our very hard-working waiter who did his best to keep us posted. Kitchen was backed up so it was a long wait for food. The appetizers were both good...we had the hearts of palm calamari and the dumplings. I had the Mushroom burger entree. The bun was hard and the bottom was cold. It was too heavily fried (the mushroom) for my taste. The truffle fries were good.

Pros: All vegan, The appetizers, Truffle fries

Cons: Expensive , Long wait for food, Food didn't live up to the hype and cost


Points +311

27 Jun 2023

Yummy and healthy

The food here is bright, delicious, and makes your body feel good 😊 The ambience is more on the upscale side. I would come back again!


Points +282

25 Jun 2023

always such a treat at LOV

i’ve been to LOV when it was in Toronto, but the Montreal locations are even better. very cute ambience and amazing brunch! even my omni friend enjoyed her food very much.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Aesthetic ambience , Variety

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