Tremblant village restaurant guide

Wondering where to eat in Tremblant? There are no shortage of foodie options in Tremblant’s pedestrian village. From quick-serve to fine dining restaurants, and everything in between, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is how to find time to eat at them all. (Believe me — it’s impossible to do even if you stay for a whole week. I’ve tried.) The best part? It’s all walkable; no need to jump in the car and find parking. Once you’ve arrived in the village, you can stay in the village!

This may change from time to time as restaurants open, close and change locations. You can always check Tremblant’s own site for the latest restaurant news.

Altitude Seafood & Grill

Where: Versant Soleil (in the casino)

How much: $$$

I haven’t eaten here yet! We tend to visit Tremblant with the kids and they’re not exactly welcome at the casino, so… I will have to report back. I’ve heard it’s delish, though, and there’s both a tasting menu and Sunday brunch.

Axe Lounge Bar

Where: Upper Village (in Fairmont Tremblant)

How much: $$

I don’t know much about this place yet because it opened some time between our summer visit and the one we just had a week ago. It looks pretty slick, and there’s a GINORMOUS TV for all your sports-watching needs.

Beach Bar

Where: Lac Tremblant (on the beach)

How much: $

Cheap eats on the beach is just what the agenda ordered during your summer visit. You can even get a meal as part of your summer activity pass so be sure to look into that before you tap your debit card. This is basic burgers, fries and the like — but great so you can just keep relaxin’ at the beach.

BeaverTails

Where: Lower Village

How much: $

The original Canadian treat (OK, maybe after maple syrup)! This warm, fried pastry dough is covered in goodness — think: simple lemon and sugar combo or salted caramel. So freakin’ good, especially on a cold day.

Bistro Au Grain De Café

Where: Upper Village

How much: $

A Starbucks-like cafe but with a bistro atmosphere and even more choice, if you can imagine that. Be sure to get an ultra-fresh pastry like the almond croissant (my fave!). I love the matcha green tea lattés here. It’s the perfect pitstop for quick snacks, but note that there’s very little seating so if you wanted to stay a while, you might be out of luck.

Bullseye Salloon & Grill

Where: Upper Village

How much: $$$

There’s an awesome kiddie menu at this steakhouse, which you can’t miss as you stroll through the upper village. I love love love the escargot, which comes drizzled in sizzling cheese. If you’re into hearty meat dishes, try the beef rib or filet mignon skewers.

Cafe Johannsen

Where: Upper Village

How much: $

There’s lots of seating in this chill cafe, but it fills up fast. Because of its proximity to the hill, it’s the best spot if you’re meeting people after a run. It’s got the coffee basics and lighter takeout-style fare. You might not be wowed but it’s easy and cheap.

Casey’s Resto-Bar

Where: Lower Village

How much: $$

Casey's Tremblant

This is not the Casey’s you’re used to. I don’t know why, because it’s part of the same chain, but the food is SO GOOD at this one. (The beef rib is OMG, and so is the chocolate cake, which isn’t something I ever usually order.) There’s an awesome menu for kids and you won’t worry about going hungry because portions are American-super-sized. In the summer, you can enjoy the huge patio.

Chou Gras Brasserie Culinaire

Where: Upper Village (in Fairmont Tremblant)

How much: $$$

This is the new and improved Nansen Lounge in the Fairmont, which was always one of our favourites. There’s a whole new look and a whole new menu and I’m excited to try it the next time we’re there. I can only assume it’s stellar.

Coco Pazzo Restaurant

Where: Mid-Village

How much: $$$

Come in your best apres-ski wear! Children are welcome here but if they can’t sit still and be respectful of the other fine diners, or if they only eat chicken nuggets, this might not be the best choice for you. The chef does make his own version of chicken fingers for kids– which are nothing short of outstanding — but picky eaters who are used to nuggets that don’t resemble real food will not be fooled. There’s also a Coco Pazzo takeout spot, located just across the lane.

Fat Mardis

Where: Upper Village

How much: $$

Not really for kids but ideal for grabbing a beer and watching sports after a challenging day out on the slopes.

Fluide Juice Bar

Where: Mid-Village

How much: $

Forget the cabriolet ride so you can get to Fluide. In the summer, there’s fresh lemonade being squeezed out front and inside, year-round, you can get all kinds of real juice blended just for you. This is real fruit — not purees and tapped juice. Servings are large enough to split one juice order into two or more cups so kids can share.

Gypsy

Where: Mid-Village

How much: $$$

Gypsy Le Westin Tremblant

Guests at Le Westin Resort & Spa can opt into breakfast at the hotel’s resident restaurant, Gypsy, as part of their room rate. Non-guests are certainly welcome to dine there, too. It’s better than any of the typical continental breakfasts you’ll find included at the other hotels, thanks in particular to its omelette station. Most people come ready to ski for breakfast, but the tapas dinner requires some dressing up. Order the duck wings!

La Forge Bistro-Bar & Grill

Where: Upper Village

How much: $$$

Sadly, this isn’t one of our faves. We’ve tried three times and either been faced with poor, slow service or so-so food. It’s strange because its sister restaurant, Le Shack, is by far one of the best in the village! Go figure. There are chicken nuggets and fries for the kids, and they’re fine, but you won’t be writing home about much else. Once they’re actually fed, that is. Watch out if you make substitutions; confirm if there will be any surcharges added to your bill for doing so.

La Fourchette du Diable

Where: base of the North side of the mountain

How much: ?

We’ve never been here nor seen it so I have no idea what they serve or what it costs. We’ll try to get there next time!

La Maison De La Crêpe

Where: Mid-Village

How much: $$

Now in a new, bigger, brighter location (where Louis Laurent used to be if you’re a Tremblant veteran), these yummy crêpes work for any meal of the day. Note that half-portions are available as part of the restaurant’s more limited kids’ menu. The sweet crêpes are always good, but I am an even bigger fan of the savoury ones.

La Savoie

Where: Mid-Village

How much: $$$

My kids are not what you’d call the most adventurous eaters, but we brought them to La Savoie during our most recent visit and they were super impressed, calling it their second-favourite restaurant, next to Le Shack! Make sure you get a reservation FAR in advance for this very small restaurant. If you don’t have the traditional French raclette, you’re missing out on life. This is a half-wheel of imported cheese from La Savoie, that melts before your eyes thanks to a heated contraption in which the cheese sits. Your meal is per head and comes with lots of unlimited items like bread, potatoes and rice. For a real treat, add on the filet mignon fondue, where your skewer of beautiful beef cooks in boiling red wine. Just wow.

Le Comptoir Cuisine du Marché

Where: Upper Village (in Fairmont Tremblant)

How much: $$$

What used to be Windigo has been totally revamped — from the decor to the menu. It still features the Fairmont’s famed brunch and dinner buffets but they’re better than ever (and that’s saying a lot). The website says that “kids under five eat for free from the children’s menu while kids aged 6-12 eat for half price from the regular menu,” but I believe this applies to the buffet prices as well. It used to when it was Windigo and it did last weekend when we had the (awesome) dinner buffet. Fantastic wine list.

Le Grand Manitou

Where: Summit

How much: $

Whether you go up the mountain to ski or just to get those killer views, the Grand Manitou is your only option for food and drink up at the summit. It’s inexpensive and the 3,000-foot views are amazing, but there’s nothing special about the food. But you can get mini bottles of wine!

Le P’tit Caribou

Where: Mid-Village

How much: $$

Le P'tit Caribou Tremblant

After its huge reno, this bar has become a family apres go-to with casual eats. In summer, enjoy the stunning patio overlooking the lake.

Le Q.G.

Where: Mid-Village

How much: $$

Brand new tartar restaurant! We learned about it too late for our last visit, but plan to head there next time.

Le Refuge

Where: Mid-mountain (take the blue Toboggan run and keep watching on your right hand side)

How much: $

Le refuge Tremblant

You won’t find this on Tremblant’s official dining list, but you have to go here! Accessed only by blue and black runs, partway down the mountain, you’ll come to the Refuge — a little log cabin without running water or electricity. It’s serviced with gas and lit by lamplight, and during the day you can get coffee or tea (and apparently a mean beef stew), and by night it’s home to the fondue tours (via snowshoe or snow cat). It’s super cozy and perfect for a break.

Microbrasserie La Diable

Where: Lower Village

How much: $$

This is one of the best spots for homemade burgers, and there’s something on the menu to suit the entire family. Quick service, lots of seating and, for the 18+ crowd, a free craft beer flight! Just don’t try to go gourmet at La Diable…it’s not really their jam.

Ô Wok

Where: Lower Village

How much: $$

O-Wok Tremblant

This Asian fusion is always a winner, no matter what we try. It’s pretty small but if you come just before lunch or dinner, you’ll get a table. Kids with varying palates can ask for more or less spicy versions of whatever’s on the menu. We love the General Tao chicken, fritters and phad thai.

Pita Express

Where: Lower Village

How much: $

You know…pitas.

Pizzatéria

Where: Mid-Village

How much: $$

Always good for the whole family. Beautifully crafted pizzas, superb salads, awesome desserts — and all at good prices.

Resto-Bar Le Shack

Where: Upper Village

How much: $$

First of all, NO ONE calls it Resto-Bar Le Shack. It’s just Le Shack. And we simply canNOT go to Tremblant and not eat at Le Shack (at least once). Their milkshakes are so good, I usually order one for myself! The kids’ menu is great and comes with a lot of food; upgrade everywhere you can to the poutine — you’re in Quebec after all.  My kids stick withe the classic, but I always go for Le Shack’s pulled pork version (which I really wish was still cooked and served in cast iron pans…le sigh).

Ricochet Cafe Terrasse

Where: Upper Village (on the Fairmont Tremblant‘s lower level)

How much: $

This is an awesome spot to grab a hot cocoa or coffee, and you have the option of snacking on pastries or to-go sandwiches. There’s communal seating so you might be cozied up with strangers, but you have a good shot at getting a seat, which are better odds than at some of the other cafes around the village.

Samurai Pub

Where: Upper Village

How much: $

We keep meaning to hit this sushi joint but The K Man doesn’t like sushi so it makes it challenging to go when we have the kids. The prices look really good!

SoCal Kitchen

Where: Mid-Village

How much: $$$

SoCal Kitchen

You want oysters? Fresh salads? Melt-in-your-mouth meat and fish dishes? This is it. Plus, it has such a casual vibe that it doesn’t matter if you’re fresh off the mountain or all gussied up.  My kids maintain that SoCal has THE best French fries in the world. The tuna tatake is incredible, as is the black cod. I also love the kale and blueberry salad.

Smoke’s Poutinerie

Where: Lower Village

How much: $

You know…poutine. Lots of different kinds of poutine.

SnakBar

Where: Upper Village

How much: $

Another newbie to the village resto scene at Tremblant! Can’t wait to try it…because there’s a lobster roll on the menu, y’all!

Starbucks

Where: Lower Village

How much: $

I mean, it was bound to happen — Starbucks arrived in Tremblant a couple of years ago, and I like that its prices aren’t insane like at, say, Niagara Falls. Just be prepared for slower service than you may get in your hood.

St-Hubert Express

Where: Upper Village

How much: $

Although this is the closest thing you can get to fast food in the village, featuring rotisserie chicken and its famous dipping sauce. Kids meals are served in fun packaging, and you’ll be in and out in no time, ensuring you leave yourselves plenty of time for adventure.

Ya’OOO Pizza Bar

Where: Mid-Village

How much: $$

Ya'OOO Pizza Bar

If you don’t go looking for it, you’d never know it’s there. But it’s worth finding because the pizza is great and LOADED with toppings. Have the “Tremblant” pizza — so good! Either dine in or get your ‘za to go. In the summer, it’s nice to take it down to the pond behind Ya’OOO’s back door. Tables and ducks await!

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