Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, DG, the hood, whatever you want to call it, surprisingly has a TON of delicious restaurants to bring a first date to. Best part of it is you don't have to go downtown and deal with finding parking, or the traffic to get there. Which is a major PLUS.\nSo on your next night out with your s/o, or even when you're taking out a girl for the first time, here's a list of dinner restaurants that you NEED to try, if you haven't already in the NDG area.\nProhibition\n5674 Av de Monkland\nBest brunch spot on Monkland Avenue. Don't even try going after 10:30 a.m. on the weekend, it is jam packed until the afternoon. This place is perfect for a first date breakfast or lunch because it is cozy, warm and conformable. Plus it gets really loud so you won't have to worry about those awkward moments in between subjects.\nGia Ba\n5766 Av de Monkland\nMost talked about restaurant hidden on Monkland Avenue. Szechuan style brought to you by Andy Su, the mastermind behind this gem. They've got the best hot and sour and taiwanese noodle soup, as well as delicious Yu Xiang eggplant. My recommendation is to try a bit of everything, you will not be disappointed.\n5 Saisons Sushi\n5594 Rue Sherbrooke O\nBYOW. That's english for "bring your own wine". They've got the craziest chef specials with the best sesame home-made sauce. Best part about this place is its located right across a park, and there's plenty of parking sports around the area. The ambience is romantic and it's always full.\nNotre-Beouf-De-Grâce\n5732 Sherbrooke St. O\nTaking fried to another level. I know I said to replace anything fried with greens, but we might have to make an exception here. If you want to impress your date with some meaty burgers, poutine sides and dog sliders (some of us can't resist the fried goodies) than this is the spot to hit the spot.\nphoto cred - MTL Blog\nLa Louisiane\n5850 Rue Sherbrooke O\nCajun style madness. La Louisiane has been around for over 20 years, and its reputation has been making its mark on Sherbrooke's street ever since. This Cajun/Creole style house has got everything from the hushpuppies appetizers to juicy, jumbo shrimps. It's truly a delicacy and perfect for a night out to wine and dine.\nTaverne\n5555 Av de Monkland\nLa Taverne de Monkland. Everything on the menu is worth tasting, literally - everything. They are famously recognized for their insane mac and cheese, and also serve a delicious variety of pastas, tartar and meats. Their desserts are tasty and sweet, and they even have a "late night" menu with bite size pizzas and other fried foods to keep the night going while you're getting your drink on.\nMikado\n5515 Av de Monkland\nMi Casa es Su Casa. That's spanish for "my home is your home", which represents the atmosphere inside this sushi house, located right off Monkland and Girouard. It's got this intimate feel to it, with the bar located at the end of the restaurant facing an open concept kitchen. Their sushi rolls are delicious, always fresh, and the chefs specials are out of this world! A must-go-to in my books.\nLucille's Oyster Dive\n5626 Av de Monkland\nWho hasn't heard of Lucilles? Although the restaurant is smaller than your usual evening spot, the ambiance is always bumping. Even if you're crammed at the bar, or have a high table sitting on stools, you will have a blast. They've got oysters from all around the East and West Coast, and the craziest Bloody Caesars, lobster rolls, and seafood madness.\nSlang\n5669 Av de Monkland\nLocated right across Lucille's on Monkland Ave. Fairly new, Slang has made its mark on Monkland' go-to restaurants. Their products are catered to the season, which make for fresh ingredients at all times. The general tao calamari, eggplant parmesan and the flank steak are a few of their specialities.\nAl Dente\n5768 Av de Monkland\nAnother BYOW. Al Dente holds its authenticity with its very warn decor making it look like an italien styled living room. The lights are dimmed, with candles at each table - making for a very intimate and inviting ambiance. Their risotto and pizzas are a must to try out if you haven't been here before.\nGryphon d'Or\n5968 Av de Monkland\nA tea party for two. Skip out on dinner, and have a tea party! They've got an unbelievable selection of teas, from chai to green to pretty much anything your heart desires. Their dessert menu is also to die for.\nNext Door Pub & Grill\n5174 Sherbrooke O.\nBecause who doesn't love a good burger and a beer?