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Although I'm not from the West Island, I do have a lot of family and friends who live there - meaning I've spent a good chunk of my childhood (and adulthood) roaming the streets of Kirkland, DDO and Pointe-Claire, and loafing at Fairview Shopping Centre. Oh, and discovering awesome places to eat, of course.

One thing I've realized through my many days in the West Island? West Islanders are seriously lucky. You guys have got tons - and I mean tons - of awesome restaurants, right in your backyard. But what about those of us who are new to the West Island, or who might not know about some of the best spots? Well, don't worry, friends. I've got your back. Read on for Best Restaurants In Montreal’s West Island 2016.

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While people usually associate a hot date with Montreal's more "trendy" neighbourhoods such as the Plateau, Griffintown or the Old Port, restaurants in those areas tend to come with their fair share of parking nightmares and inevitably stiff bills at the end. While I'm not saying that the downtown core doesn't offer world-class places to eat and drink to impress that someone special, sometimes it's nice to get out of the city and away from the hustle and bustle to experience some culinary gems you may not have tried before.

The West Island is often unfairly neglected as a foodie destination even though it offers some seriously fine dining options. So the next time you are wondering where to go for a romantic dinner, consider heading west. And if you happen to live in the West Island, you already know what I'm talking about.

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