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CITYArticle: The Best Restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

The Best Restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

From sushi to pasta, there is something for everyone!

By updated: Sep 20, 2023
The Best Restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Montreal's West Island is known for its cosmopolitan diversity and this is reflected in the variety of restaurants available in this area of the island.

With a population of 240,000 people from all walks of life, one can understand the need for diversity and high-quality restaurants.

We have created a list that will allow you to discover or rediscover these wonderful places.


Maiko Sushi

3339D, boul. Des Sources, West Island (Montreal), H9B 1Z8

(514) 684-3131

Chef Maiko's excellent cuisine has been available since 1997. The restaurant offers beautiful décor, outstanding service, and a menu of sushi that is as beautiful as it is delicious. It even features Japanese A5 beef! If you want to participate in the full experience, try the 4-course tasting menu or Maïko's "l'éventail" for two or four people. Open for lunch, you can enjoy the special lunch including soup, salad and a selection of main courses. Be sure to reserve your table before you visit!

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal


3669 Boulevard St-Jean, Ouest-de-l'Île (Montréal), H9G 1X2

View More  (514) 696-9797


Bistro Nolah stands out with its comforting New Orleans cuisine, featuring dishes like gumbo and jambalaya. Nolah is one of the few places in Montreal where you can savor Charleston-style shrimp, and its popularity goes beyond the novelty of Southern cuisine, resting on the quality of seafood and meat. Ranked among the top 50 brunch spots in Canada, Bistro Nolah is a must-visit in Montreal's West Island.

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal


4705 Boulevard des Sources, Ouest-de-l'Île (Montréal), H8Y 3C6

View More  (514) 421-3666

 Chateau Kabab distinguishes itself with its oriental cuisine in Montreal, skillfully blending the flavors of Persian and Iraqi cuisine under one roof. Explore a wide range of 100% halal dishes, from authentic Persian and Iraqi charcoal-grilled specialties to specialized Lebanese appetizers and shawarma.

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Le Surcouf

51, rue Ste-Anne, West Island (Montreal), H9X 1L5

(514) 457-6699

This is the place to be on Montreal's West Island to enjoy the best of refined French cuisine combined with the flavors of Quebec's terroir. In winter, the atmosphere is warm with fire burning in the fireplace, and in summer, go for a walk on the canal before or after your meal. If you like to enjoy a good bottle of wine with your dish, let the team recommend a wine from their private imports. Among the must-try dishes of the place, we strongly recommend the calf's liver, the rack of lamb with juice, or the crème brûlée. The plates are well prepared, generous, and with excellent products. During this stop in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, expect a meal filled with finesse and quality!

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Restaurant Bellissimo

484, chemin Bord-du-Lac Lakeshore, West Island (Montreal), H9S 2A8

(514) 631-7074

Not only does Restaurant Bellissimo have the largest terrace on the West Island, but they also have some of the best Italian cuisine in the city. The wine cellar is great and offers a wide range of options depending on what you want at the time. They offer a lunch menu, table d'hôte, and a la carte for dinner. Let yourself be seduced by one of the veal dishes, plates of pasta, or pizzas, you won't be disappointed! It is recommended to make a reservation online before going there. 

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Jukebox Burgers & Bar Laitier

11798, boul. de Salaberry, West Island (Montreal), H9B 2R8

(514) 542-3222


This unique 50s-style restaurant is worth a visit for both its decor and its generous, comforting food. Jukebox Burgers has often been named one of the best burgers and milkshakes in town! You can enjoy the classic American dishes with a modern and original touch. The cheese sauce for the mac and cheese and the poutine sauce are prepared on-site. Customize your burger from A to Z or try one of the recipes offered by the restaurant. All you have to do is choose which milkshake will accompany your food and which ice cream will conclude your meal! They've also opened a new branch in Laval.

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Olé Tapas

132, rue Ste Anne, West Island (Montreal), H9X 1M4

(514) 457-0404

If you're craving Spanish cuisine, Olé Tapas is the place to go. A family-run business since 2016, you feel like you're projected into Spain when you walk through the door. The idea is to have a good time, surrounded by the people you love, around tasty tapas, Spanish dishes, and wines. The wines are privately imported from Spanish vineyards! Try the traditional pan con tomate, tortilla de patatas, patatas bravas, one of the croquetas or one of the paellas. If you are passionate about seafood and want to step out of your comfort zone, treat yourself to the arroz negro! Olé Tapas is a Spanish experience worth a stop in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Birdhouse Wingerie & Bar

63, rue Brunswick, West Island (Montreal), H9B 2N4

(514) 447-9631

Opened in 2021, Birdhouse Wingerie & Bar has quickly become a West Island staple. Anyone who loves chicken wings must go there as they are already known for serving the best in town. Are you a vegetarian? No problem, they have equally tasty options like cauliflower wings, crispy tofu bites, or the cauliflower faux-folia sandwich. Alternatively, try the famous dry-marinated chicken wings with sauce, general tao chicken, buffalo mac and cheese, or the fried chicken feast to share. In the summer, it is possible to rent a food truck for private events.

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

La Verità

11680, boul. de Salaberry, West Island (Montreal), H9B 2R8

(514) 684-4999

For an Italian culinary experience in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, La Vérità is the place to go! They stand out for their exceptional service, attention to detail, generous portions, and the wide variety of scotch on hand! The different pasta options will make you feel a little closer to an authentic Italian restaurant. Alternatively, indulge in the excellent mushroom risotto or tiramisu. They are also open for lunch service and private events. A visit will convince you and make you want to return.

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Guaca & Molé

11598, boul. de Salaberry, West Island (Montreal), H9B 2R8

(514) 542-4452

Guaca & Molé is definitely the Mexican reference on the West Island. The chef offers a contemporary version of traditional Mexican cuisine. He uses many ingredients from Mexico. Their slogan is "Eat, drink and be happy" and that is exactly what you will experience. They suggest an express lunch menu with soup of the day or a small Mexican salad, with a choice of coffee or tea. Every day different promos will allow you to discover different aspects of the menu. In addition to the multiple tequilas to be tasted, they offer favorites such as nachos, ceviche, various tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. Check out their promotions and book online!

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Panama Rotisserie

11604, boul. De Salaberry, West Island (Montreal), H9B 2R8

(514) 676-1096

Fancy some Mediterranean flavors? You'll find it at the Panama Rotisserie! All the products from the market are bought on the same day to ensure quality and freshness. Don't be surprised if they suggest ordering several dishes and sharing everything at the center of the table, it's the Greek tradition. The food is sublime, from the grilled meats to the fried eggplant, from the Greek salad to the famous Mediterranean wine list, you are guaranteed to end your meal satisfied and fulfilled. Do not hesitate to contact them for your private events to be celebrated on-site or by catering. 

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

40 Westt Steakhouse

2305, autoroute Transcanadienne, West Island (Montreal), H9R 5Z5

(514) 428-9378

Located in Pointe-Claire, the 40 Westt, is perfect for your private events and a business lunch or a romantic dinner. They have a meat cellar that allows them to age the meat on-site and keep it fresh. The beef is sourced from Ontario and the animals are grain-fed. Although it is a steakhouse, they have an excellent raw bar, some classic tartars, fish grilled to perfection and a fresh fish market. There are as many options as there are personal preferences and the service is second to none. It is almost impossible to visit this restaurant without noticing the impressive wine cellar combining SAQ wines and private imports. Feel free to take some of the 40 Westt home through their butcher shop, which also offers take-out meals.

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Enoteca Monza Pizzeria Moderna

3800, boul. St-Jean, West Island (Montreal), H9G 1X1

(514) 675-3400

After a visit to their family and culinary exploration, the owners could not resist opening their traditional Italian restaurant: Enoteca Monza Pizzeria Moderna. The pizzas are baked in a wood-fired oven while the other dishes offered are based on their Nonna's (grandmother in Italian) recipes. Today, there are many locations in the greater Montreal area, including one in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. In addition to the tasty pizzas, we suggest you try their vitello alla griglia (veal chop), meatballs a la nonna, veal cutlet, or your favorite pasta recipe! Make a reservation for your next meal or private event!

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Lucille's Fairview

6701, Rte Transcanadienne, West Island (Montreal), H9R 5J2

(438) 618-0006

Lucille's Fairview offers oysters, traditional seafood dishes and more. Although many menu items change seasonally to ensure fresh ingredients, you can find classics year-round such as lobster rolls, fish and chips, or steak. In addition to excellent seafood products, they also offer tasty vegetarian options for meat lovers. The wood-fired oven gives a unique taste to each of the vegetables, fish, and grilled meats. The menu is comforting, fresh, and diversified. The atmosphere is there, reserve your place online!

The best restaurants in the West Island of Montreal

Dorval, Pointe-Claire, Kirkland, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Beaconsfield, Baie-D'Urfé, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, the village of Senneville, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Île-Bizard and Sainte-Geneviève are the cities that make up the West Island.