The Best Restaurants in Outremont

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The neighbourhood of Outremont offers the advantages of residential living close to downtown Montreal. This is due in part to its proximity to major public transportation infrastructures, its central location and its obvious link to the new Université de Montréal Outremont Campus. Outremont definitely has a unique character and some very good restaurants.

In this quiet neighbourhood, the pace of life seems slower than elsewhere on the island. The family atmosphere can be felt in all aspects of neighbourhood life, including the restaurants. In recent years, the gourmet offer has diversified to the point where we now find some of Montreal’s great institutions, such as the very chic Damas and the equally elegant Leméac. Like its surroundings, the addresses here are distinguished.

This list presents the best restaurants in Outremont.

Restaurant Damas

Damas is a stunning restaurant on Van Horne Avenue. In a large room with just over a hundred seats, owners Ivan Abbas and Fuad Alneirabeie welcome you to a sublime space that showcases the beauty of Syria. The restaurant is warm, with warm colours and rich fabrics. Enjoy fish, charcoal grilled meats, Fattet Mozat, Fattouch salad, cold mezzes and other Syrian specialties with exceptional spices and flavours. The new location not only gives customers more space inside the restaurant, but also offers a superb 70-seat corner terrace in the summer.

1209 Avenue Van Horne

Brasserie Bernard

Brasserie Bernard offers a well-crafted Brasserie menu. The neighbourhood restaurant offers consistency and quality in its dishes: that’s what customers appreciate. Coming here offers the assurance of good food and courteous service. What’s more, we appreciate the fact that we can hear ourselves speak. You’ll find soups, salads, tartares, poultry, pasta and fish. Prices are affordable, and the terrace is inviting all day long.

1249 Avenue Bernard


Léméac is one of the best French restaurants in Montreal! This is a restaurant that we cherish, where quality is always consistent. In an elegant, classic setting, you’ll enjoy a French brasserie menu as we like it, with simple yet tasty dishes. Service is always courteous and efficient. Everything is balanced, just as it should be. We also love this address for brunch, which is one of the best in town. The small summer terrace is also well worth a visit.

1045 Avenue Laurier Ouest


Doan is the kind of restaurant where you eat once and automatically become a regular. The address is firmly established in the culture and imagination of Outremont residents. Located on Van Horne Avenue, Doan is so unassuming that it doesn’t attract much attention – as if it were reserved for the loyal clientele who have supported it over the years.

1356 Avenue Van Horne

Roch le Coq

Here, the staff are busy frying chicken from Ferme des Voltigeurs, which is never frozen for freshness. They offer it by the piece, in barrels, on burgers, in popcorn, and on a homemade waffle. The fried chicken sandwich is our favourite, earning it a place on our list of the best fried chicken in Montreal.

1541 Avenue Van Horne

Provisions Bar à vin

As Pablo Rojas sums it up so well: “Provisions is a hybrid restaurant between a local culinary destination and a tourist destination. With a vision centered on the casual atmosphere, the restaurant aims to be accessible, while maintaining high quality.” Although the menu is seasonal, meat remain at the heart of the menu throughout the year. Starters vary according to what’s available, so they’re quick to change more often. At every service, it’s hard to resist the temptation of the wine list, designed to appeal to everyone’s wallet.

1142 Avenue Van Horne


Bloomfield opened in September 2017 on Van Horne Avenue and is the restaurant of Caroline Dumas (the much-loved founder of SoupeSoup restaurants). Here, they offer a convivial and affordable brunch formula on weekends!

1199 Avenue Van Horne

Il Pagliaccio

Comfortably established on Laurier Avenue West since 2010, Il Pagliaccio (named after a famous clown in Italy: Paillasse) offers one of the best Italian tables in town. Away from trends, the restaurant is an ode to the traditions of the land of wonderful pasta and good wine.

365 Avenue Laurier Ouest


Since its opening, Mikado has quickly become a benchmark for Japanese cuisine and a veritable institution in Montreal. With three locations on the island of Montreal, Mikado offers some of the best sushi in the city, with a touch of Vietnamese inspiration.

399 Avenue Laurier Ouest


Rumi is a charming restaurant on the edge of Mile End and Outremont that has been offering a tasty Middle Eastern menu since the early 2000s. Brothers Jonathan and Todd Friedmann, recently joined by Martial Gérard (manager), offer an immersion in Middle Eastern flavours.

5198 Rue Hutchison

Lester’s Deli

What could be better than smoked meat, pickles, fries and a cherry colt? That’s what Billy Lester, owner of Lester’s Deli, has to offer.

1057 Avenue Bernard


A haven for lovers of good food and wine, Boxermans opened its doors in 2017. The restaurant has quickly become a favourite address for residents of Outremont and the surrounding area.

1041 Avenue Van Horne


The menu at Alma features cuisine with Italian, Catalan and French influences. Enjoy excellent natural wines and delicious dishes prepared with local produce.

1231 Avenue Lajoie

Chez Lévêque

À Montréal — et à plus grande échelle, au Québec, au Canada et sur le continent entier — les restaurants qui ont une telle durée de vie sont rares, très rares ou carrément inexistants. Ceci vaut donc la peine d’être souligné en premier lieu pour Chez Lévesque qui a vu le jour au début des années 70. Le succès de cette brasserie chic, véritable institution outremontoise, est lié à la présence de ses propriétaires et aux soins méticuleux apportés par leurs équipes afin que clientes et clients passent de très beaux moments à table. Cuisine très française avec des accents québécois et une carte des vins tout aussi “hexagonale” avec des crus maison, blancs ou rouges, joliment appelés “Cuvée Lévêque”.

1030 Avenue Laurier Ouest


Ouvert depuis le 11 mai 2018, restaurant Alma est le projet de Lindsay Brennan et Juan Lopez Luna, qui ont réussi à créer ici un endroit où déguster d’excellents vins nature catalans et de superbes plats inspirés par la côte méditerranéenne dans un coin d’Outremont qui en avait besoin !

1231 Avenue Lajoie
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