Prior to opening Gibbys in 1969, Gibby and Allan, the original foodies travelled the globe and experienced an abundance of world-class restaurants. Curating their findings and ideas, they opened Gibbys more than 50 years ago to share their passion for gourmet food.
Experience the finest seafood, fresh sumptuous chilled oysters, large choice of the freshest fish, and Gibbys’ expertly aged delectable steaks, cooked to perfection. We lavish our guests the moment we seat them, with complimentary oven fresh bread, crunchy dill pickles, croutons and bacon crumble. Our main courses include a starter, lemon sorbet to cleanse your palate, as well as a vegetable and a choice of rice pilaf, baked potato or our famous Monte Carlo potato.
Our knowledgeable staff can recommend the perfect pairings from our extensive wine list. Don’t forget to leave room for the delectable homemade desserts and pastries.
Gibbys’ unforgettable experience offers an appetizing menu, superb service and unique atmosphere making it a food destination not to be missed.
IN THE HEART OF THE OLD MONTREAL
Step back in time as you enter Gibbys, housed in a magnificent 200-year-old building in Old Montreal. This charming restaurant which boasts historic stone walls, original beamed ceilings, cozy fireplaces, and romantic lighting, all combine to make dining at Gibbys a memorable experience, along with complimentary valet service.
IN THE GATEWAY OF THE LAURENTIANS
In the quaint Saint-Sauveur village, only an hour north of Montreal, Gibbys is one of the first and best known restaurants in the region. A great destination for a family gathering or corporate event with a warm and inviting ambience. Every season affords you a new and exciting vista from the comfort of Gibbys’ cozy interior.
In keeping with Gibbys’ excellent culinary traditions in Old Montreal, the restaurant features the same mouth-watering steaks, appetizing seafood, and fresh fish. Whether you are enjoying a ski getaway or simply want to escape from the bustle of city life in any season, Gibbys is where you want to be.
THE HISTORICAL SITE
The entrance archway to Gibbys stands on what was once the south bank of the “Saint Pierre River”, near the original Huron settlement of Hochelaga. Visits to the site by the early explorers, Jacques Cartier in 1535, and Champlain in 1611, led to the first permanent settlement by de Maisonneuve in 1641.
In 1833 the river was covered over to allow the construction of St. Anne’s Market. When Montreal was named the capital of the Province of Canada in 1844, the new government rented and remodelled the market to serve as the Parliament Building. In 1849 an angry mob burned the parliament to the ground in response to some unpopular legislation.