- Montreal is home to vibrant Lebanese and Syrian communities.
- The two nations share much of the same cuisine.
- This is a list of some of the best spots to grab a sample.
The food in Montreal is out of this world and a big part of why that is is because of the variety of cultures that live throughout our city.
One of the best kinds of cuisine and a favourite to many locals is Lebanese food. As someone who was raised by a Lebanese mother, I can tell you that it is one of the most savoury and most flavourful kinds of food.
Lebanese food falls in the same category as Syrian food. These brothering nations share a lot of culinary similarities. They use similar spices and have almost identical meals, which is why you will notice some restaurants are of Syrian descent while others are from Lebanese roots and this list is celebrating them all.
For those of you who have never tried this delicious cuisine, you are in for a treat. The impeccable mix of flavors used in their classic dishes like vine leaves and their masterful way of marinating and cooking meats is truly impressive.
I wanted to share with you all the best spots in the city to get some delicious Lebanese and Syrian food* as Montreal is home to many amazing restaurants that feauture cuisine from these nations. All these locations serve up amazing and traditional Arab dishes that are sure to have your taste buds begging for more.
Where: 519 rue Faillon Est / 2373 boulevard Marcel-Laurin
My mouth literally just started to water as I began to think of this restaurant.
Daou has two locations however, my favourite is the one on Faillon street. Daou is always busy, always delicious and always satisfying.
There is a reason why it has been around for so many years and that is because the quality and taste have remained unbeatable.
Where: 3455 boulevard Saint-Martin Ouest
Okay so technically this restaurant is a little outside Montreal, but the food is worth the drive to Laval.
Beroya is an authentic and quality restaurant serving up some of the yummiest Syrian and Lebanese dishes you will ever taste.
Make sure you save room for dessert because they have an ice cream dish served with cotton candy and pistachios that will blow your mind!
Where: 1238 rue Mackay
Located in downtown Montreal, Garage Beirut is going to be your new favourite spot in the heart of the city.
Not only is the food ridiculously good, but the prices are reasonable and you will leave feeling full every time.
Where: 114 ave Dresden
La Sirene is one of the most popular and most heavenly Lebanese restaurants in the city.
Not only has this establishment stood the test of time but its consistency and hospitality combined with its amazing dishes are what makes this restaurant a must-try.
Where: 1201 ave Van Horne
Damas is without a doubt the priciest restaurant on this list. However, it is also one of the best our city has to offer.
Damas is known for its Syrian inspired dishes, taking Middle-Eastern cuisine to new heights in Montreal.
I will warn you, it is always busy, so if you are looking to try it out, I suggest you make a reservation.
Where: 618 rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Sumac is not a fancy restaurant, but the food that comes out of that kitchen are so good, you will feel like you are eating at a five-star location.
This restaurant serves up tasty and traditional Lebanese dishes and is known to many as a go-to spot when they craving those Middle-Eastern flavours.
Where: 1502 rue de Bleury
Delicious, fast, authentic and affordable, this is exactly how customers describe Wrap Kings.
Not only is it a perfect spot to grab a quick bite but the food is so full of flavour, you will be savouring each bite as you eat it.
Le Petit Alep
Where: 191 rue Jean-Talon Est
Le Petit Alep is an adorable Bistro located on Jean-Talon, serving up some of the most mouth-watering foods in the city. Each dish oozes with flavour and each bite gets better and better.
The art-lined walls and sidewalk eating create a charming and welcoming environment, worth checking out.
Where: 5570 ave du Parc
This family-owned Montreal gem serves up some of the most delectable Lebanese dishes in the city.
For over forty-years, this Parc Avenue restaurant has been satisfying clients with their kind service and decadent meals that will make any Middle-Eastern food lover incredibly happy.
This article has been updated*
All research done in this article is by the author. Restaurants never pay to be featured on MTL Blog's "Best Of" lists; furthermore, this list represents a showcase of great spots, and is not a numbered ranking.