West Montreal is renowned for its cosmopolitan diversity, which is reflected in the variety of restaurants on offer in this sector of the island.
With a population of 240,000 from all walks of life, one can understand the quality of the establishments on offer.
We have compiled an overview that will allow you to discover or rediscover these good restaurants.
Since 1997, we have been able to rely on Chef Maiko’s excellent cuisine. The restaurant offers beautiful decor, unrivaled service and sushi menus that are as beautiful as they are delicious. There is even A5 Japanese beef! If you want the full experience, try the 4-course tasting menu, or even the Maïko range for two or four people. Open for lunch, you can enjoy a special lunch including soup, salad and a selection of main courses. Be sure to book a table before you arrive!
This is the perfect place in the west of Montreal to sample the best of fine French cuisine combined with the flavors of Quebec terroir. In winter, the atmosphere is warm thanks to the fire burning in the hearth, and in summer, take a stroll along the canal before or after your meal. If you would like to try a bottle of good wine with your meal, let the team advise you among private imports. We strongly recommend you try veal liver, lamb in sauce or even creme brulee in the must-have dishes of the establishment. The plates are well crafted, generous and with excellent products. During this stop in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, gourmet and quality food awaits you!
Bellissimo restaurant not only has the largest terrace on the West Island, but also some of the best Italian cuisine in the city. The wine cellar is huge and offers a wide range of options to suit your desires at the moment. They offer a lunch menu, table d’hôte and a dinner menu. Let yourself be seduced by one of the veal, pasta or pizza dishes, you won’t be disappointed! It is recommended to make an online booking before your trip.
Jukebox Burgers & Dairy Bar
This unique 1950s style restaurant is well worth a visit for both its décor and the generous and hearty food. Jukebox Burgers is often referred to as one of the best burgers and cocktails in town! You can enjoy unsurpassed American cuisine with a modern and original touch. Cheese sauce for macaroni and cheese and poutine sauce are prepared on site. Personalize your burger from A to Z or try one of the restaurant’s recipes. All you have to do is choose which milkshake will accompany your meal and which ice cream will complete your meal!
Riccardos is a family run Italian restaurant that has been open for over 17 years and has quickly become a West Montreal favorite. Gnocchi, cannelloni, manicotti and sauces are prepared on site. Choose your favorite pasta recipe and choose which pasta you want to create for your perfect Italian dish! Gluten-free or whole grain options are available upon request. Obviously, we cannot ignore the excellent pizza, osso buco or breaded veal cutlets. The warmth of the service will make you want to come back again and again!
If you have a craving for Spanish food, Olé Tapas is the place to be. Family business since 2016, you feel like you’re in Spain when you step through the door. The idea is to have a good time surrounded by your loved ones, around delicious tapas, Spanish dishes and wines. Moreover, the wines are brought privately from Spanish vineyards! Try the traditional frying pan, tortilla de patatas, patatas bravas, one of the croquettes or one of the paella. If you love seafood and want to get out of your comfort zone, enjoy Negro Arroz! Olé Tapas is a Spanish experience worth visiting in Sainte Anne de Bellevue.
Restaurant Birdhouse Wingerie & Bar
Opening in 2021, Birdhouse Wingerie & Bar has quickly become a staple in the West Island. Any chicken wings lover should go there to taste the best in town. Are you a vegetarian? No problem, they have equally delicious options like cauliflower wings, crunchy tofu chunks, or a Faux-Folly cauliflower sandwich. Otherwise, try the famous dry-marinated chicken wings with sauce, common chicken tao, buffalo-style macaroni and cheese, or fried chicken feast to share. In summer, food trucks can be rented for private events.
To taste Italian cuisine in Dollars de Ormo, we suggest you go to La Verità! They stand out for their exceptional service, attention to detail, generous portions and a wide selection of whiskeys on site! The different pasta options will make you feel a little closer to an authentic Italian restaurant. Otherwise, let yourself be seduced by an excellent mushroom risotto or tiramisu. They are also open for lunch and for private events. A visit will convince you and make you want to come back.
Guaca and mole
Guaca & Molé is undoubtedly the Mexican benchmark of the West Island. The chef offers a modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine. In particular, it uses several ingredients from Mexico. Their slogan is “Eat, drink and be happy” and that’s exactly what you need. They offer an express lunch menu with soup of the day or a small Mexican salad, with food and a choice of coffee or tea. Every day there are different special offers that will allow you to discover different aspects of the menu. In addition to the many tequilas to try, we invite you to try their nachos, their ceviches, their various tacos, burritos and enchiladas. Follow their promotions and book online!
Want a taste of the Mediterranean? It’s happening at the Rotisserie Panama! All market products are purchased on the same day to guarantee quality and freshness. Do not be surprised if you are offered to order several dishes and share everything in the center of the table, this is a Greek tradition. The food is great, whether we’re talking grilled meat, fried eggplant, Greek salad or the famous Mediterranean wine list, you’re guaranteed to end your meal full and satisfied. Feel free to contact them for your private events, to celebrate on site or as a caterer.
40 West Steakhouse
Located next to the airport, the giant 40 Westt restaurant is ideal for private events, business lunches or romantic dinners. They have a meat cellar that allows them to age the meat in place and keep it fresh. The beef comes from Ontario, and the animals there are fed grain. Even though it’s a steakhouse, they have a great raw bar, some classic tartars, grilled fish to perfection, different varieties of fish and shellfish, and a fresh fish market. There are as many options as there are personal preferences, and the service here is second to none. It is almost impossible to visit this restaurant without noticing the impressive wine cellar, which contains wines from SAQ and private imports. Feel free to bring home some of the 40 Westt through their butcher shop, which also offers takeaway food.
Enoteca Monza Pizzeria Moderna
After a visit to the family and culinary research, the owners could not resist and opened their own traditional Italian restaurant: Enoteca Monza Pizzeria Moderna. Pizza is cooked in a wood-fired oven and other dishes on offer are from Nonna’s (grandmother’s Italian) recipes. Today there are 8 different branches in Greater Montreal, including one in Dollar de Ormeaux. In addition to delicious pizza, we suggest you try their vitello alla griglia (veal chop), meatballs a la nonna, veal cutlets or your favorite pasta recipe! Book for your next dinner or private event!
Lucille’s Fairview offers oysters, traditional seafood dishes and more. While some items on the menu change seasonally to ensure the ingredients are fresh, you can find classics throughout the year such as lobster rolls, fish and chips, or steak slices. In addition to excellent seafood, they also offer delicious vegetarian or meat-loving options. The wood-fired oven adds a unique flavor to every grilled vegetable, fish and meat. The menu offered is pleasant, fresh and varied. The atmosphere is there, book your place online!
Dorval, Pointe Clair, Kirkland, Dollar des Ormeaux, Beaconsfield, Baie d’Urfe, Sainte Anne de Bellevue, the village of Senneville, Pierrefonds Roxborough and L’Isle Bizard Sainte Genevieve are cities on the called West Island.
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