Paradise for seafood lovers, Moncton offers a vast selection of restaurants offering Maritime fare fresh from the ocean. Moncton is more than just seafood though; with a prominent Acadian influence, expect French-inspired menus ranging from classic bistro fare to innovative gourmet creations. Bon appétit!
In an unlikely location on a predominantly industrial street, Little Louis Oyster Bar is a destination worth finding. Once inside, the polished setting and seasonal gourmet cuisine will blow you away. Touted as the best seafood in Moncton, the oysters are obviously a highlight of the modern French menu. A daily tasting menus with or without wine pairings is available, but we highly recommend sampling the restaurant’s extensive international wine list.
Located in the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Les Brumes du Coude, offers a unique, immersive French bistro experience. With its exposed brick, chalkboard menus, and innovative French-inspired dishes, Les Brumes du Coude exudes all the intimacy and charm of a classic bistro. The menu changes daily, offering a continuous surprise for Moncton’s French-speaking Acadian population as well as visiting foodies.
For old school elegance and classic fine dining, head to The Windjammer at the Delta Beausejour. Awarded the CAA Four Diamond Award for excellence in dining every year since 1992, The Windjammer serves up fresh, Atlantic cuisine prepared tableside. In the summer, check out the 100-Mile Menu, featuring products sourced within 100 miles of Moncton, including the hotel’s own rooftop beehive and garden. Winter focuses on classic comfort foods like Chateaubriand and osso buco provençal.
As the name suggests, Catch 22 Lobster Bar is the place to go for lobster, prepared 22 different ways. Specialties include the lobster thermidor and lobster by the pound. Besides its famous dish, Catch 22 offers an ample selection of seafood and traditional New Brunswick fare in a laidback, modern setting.
Beloved by vegetarians and carnivores alike, Calactus offers healthy vegan and vegetarian fare in the heart of downtown Moncton. With an emphasis on fresh and natural ingredients, Calactus’ globally inspired menu offers everything from falafel plates, to tofu cheese pizza, to fried Indian pakoras. The interior is quirky and homey, with natural wood, warm earth colors, a burbling fountain, and plenty of plants. Top off your meal with a fair-trade espresso coffee, local beer, organic wine, or a homemade vegan dessert.