If you’re living in the heart of downtown or on the West Island, sometimes it can be difficult to convince friends to come your way. Ville Saint-Laurent is the perfect spot to meet halfway. This borough may not be everyone's favorite place to go, but when it comes to food, you can't deny V.S.L. takes it up a notch. If you ever find yourself around the Cote-Vertu or Du College metro regions, I highly suggest grabbing a bite at one of these fine institutions.
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1. Decarie Hot Dog
The perfect stop for comfort food, Decarie Hot Dog is likely one of St. Laurent’s most famous fast-food restaurants. Their hot dogs and poutine are mouth-wateringly delicious. They're open late, if you live close by and are craving some post-drunk fried food after a long night, this is the place to be!
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This restaurant will give you a genuine taste of Lebanese cuisine and culture. A family style restaurant, meals are served to accommodate those who want to share plates But you also have the option of ordering individual meals. Founded in 1975 by Nehme Daou, this restaurant features many vegetarian and healthy items to choose from. Personally, I find their eggplant out of this world! It’s also a great place for birthdays, as the waiters sing Happy Birthday in Arabic, loud and proud!
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This bring your own wine gem has so much to offer. With its trendy décor, this kid-friendly restaurant is appropriate for all kinds of events and celebrations. Their eclectic menu includes gluten-free option and you can even swap any pasta with whole wheat penne. Be sure to give their mussels and fries a try, it’s their specialty.
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4. Trattoria La Villeta
This authentic restaurant offers great Italian food and a real homey feel. Specialties include: delicious pizza, pasta, fresh fish, and not to mention their homemade Tiramisu! Although they do deliver, if you pick up your food they'll give you a 10% discount.
Another delightful Italian restaurant, Divino is a great place for some yummy eats. They specialize in group and business gatherings, and offer a broad menu which is sure to please even the pickiest customer. It's also situated adjacent to Cinemas Guzzo, which makes it a great place for a dinner-date.
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6. Le Tequila Bar
This Mexican hideaway has a vast selection of beer and tequila. A hotspot in the heart of VSL, it is the perfect place to fill your stomachs and have a few drinks before a night on the town! Not only is it delicious, it’s also really cheap! On Sunday’s they offer TWO DOLLAR TACOS! Does it get any better?!
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Elounda may be one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in Montreal. All their food has a punchy taste because they only use the freshest ingredients. This restaurant is spacious and great for luncheons and dinner parties. The staff are friendly and very helpful, giving the restaurant a truly enjoyable ambiance. This is an authentic dining experience and although it may be a little pricey, the food quality is totally worth it.
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8. Firegrill Steakhouse and Bar
Also located next to Cinemas Guzzo, this restaurant is another great option for a dinner date. If you’re in the mood for some prime meat, I highly recommend Firegrill. Their meat is cut and prepared to perfection, providing a wide selection of steaks, hamburgers, ribs and more.
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9. Dolci Più
This bakery/restaurant is the perfect spot for a light meal. They have a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, and pastas. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll really love their chocolate and macaroon selection. They also do wedding catering, and make beautiful and tasty cakes.