The best restaurants of the West Island

These advertisements are how we manage to feed our world ☺ Welcome to our list of the best restaurants in Montreal’s West Island! This selection showcases the diversity and richness of the culinary scene in this part of the island, often overlooked by city dwellers. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a curious visitor, this list invites you to explore unique addresses, must-visit spots, and hidden gems that will delight foodies and pique your curiosity.

The West Island, commonly known as the “West Island,” has long been a culinary melting pot, where cultural influences converge to create a mosaic of flavors and unique experiences. From traditional cuisine to exotic delights from around the world, this territory is teeming with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.

Whether you’re seeking a sophisticated gastronomic experience, comforting cuisine, or a quick lunch stop, this list is the ultimate guide for a gourmet getaway in the West Island.

If you’re looking for more restaurant recommendations in different neighborhoods of Montreal, feel free to check out our lists of the best restaurants in Outremont, Saint-Henri, Little Italy, and Notre-Dame de Grâce.

Lou's Pointe-Claire

Located in Pointe-Claire, Lou’s opened its doors on November 29, 2023, and is much more than just a restaurant. It’s a welcoming space designed to foster moments among friends, colleagues, and families, offering a culinary experience in the style of “American-continental.”

309 Chemin du Bord-du-Lac-Lakeshore

Maïko Sushi

Established since 2003 in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Maïko Sushi restaurant is a true institution in the West Island. This exceptional venue is the perfect place to savor delicious Japanese fusion cuisine in an elegant atmosphere and is among our favorite spots to enjoy sushi on the island.

3339 Sources Boulevard
Dollard-Des Ormeaux

Bistro Nolah

Bistro Nolah, nestled in the heart of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, is the result of the efforts of Isabelle Plourde, Christopher Eamer, and Richard Taitt, three partners passionate about hospitality and the flavors of New Orleans cuisine. This love affair with New Orleans shines through in every aspect of Bistro Nolah, from meticulously crafted dishes to the vibrant atmosphere that transports guests to the heart of Louisiana.

3669 Boulevard Saint-Jean

Clarke Café Kirkland

The Clarke Café is setting up shop in Kirkland, much to the delight of residents in the west of the city. You’ll find the same formula as the original location, with the same delicious sandwiches that rank among the best in town.

16902 Autoroute Transcanadienne


Opened in July 2022, K-Bros is a hidden gem in the West Island. They serve authentic and modern Korean cuisine, delicious and unpretentious, deserving of a spot on our list of the best Korean restaurants in Montreal and on the list of the best bibimbaps.

4057 Boulevard Saint-Jean

L'Hamburger Pierrefonds

Hamburger has captured the hearts of Montrealers since its opening on Saint-Zotique in 2019. The tremendous success of this initial branch prompted George to expand his vision to Pierrefonds, thus offering one of the city’s best smash burgers to an ever-growing audience.

4708 Boulevard Saint-Jean

Deli La Trattoria

Since March 2004, Deli La Trattoria – affectionately known as La Tratt among locals – has been a must-visit spot in Montreal’s West Island. This cozy trattoria is the perfect place to find a variety of Italian delights prepared with lots of love.

19787 Chemin Sainte-Marie

Falafel Saint-Jacques

Falafel Saint-Jacques is a hidden gem of a counter-style restaurant that offers delicious, original, and affordable vegetarian Middle Eastern cuisine to its customers! We love the fresh homemade products, its family-style vibe, its cheerful atmosphere, and of course, its memorable sandwiches at affordable prices, with or without homemade fries. This address is an absolute must-try if you’re in the area!

345 Rue Saint-Jacques

40 Westt

Located in Pointe-Claire, 40 Westt is a must-visit destination in the West of the city, offering a refined experience. Renowned for its quality steaks, this restaurant also features a selection of fresh seafood and classic martinis in an elegant and luxurious setting. With its spacious dining room and numerous private rooms that can accommodate up to 75 people, it’s the perfect place for large family celebrations and group meals.

2305 Route Transcanadienne

Lucille's Fairview Pointe-Claire

Lucille’s Oyster Dive is the perfect place to indulge in delicious oysters and traditional seafood dishes in a festive and friendly atmosphere. An evening at Lucille’s is always synonymous with great vibes and satisfied appetites!

6701 Route Transcanadienne

Gigi Pizzeria

Gigi, located on Chemin du Bord-du-Lac-Lakeshore in Pointe-Claire, is a true institution. For locals, it’s a well-kept secret steeped in nostalgia, offering incomparable pizzas and a snack-style menu in this corner of the city.

302 Chemin du Bord-du-Lac-Lakeshore
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