Enjoy the diversity of Ville St-Laurent’s restaurants

Ville St-Laurent is the largest of Montreal’s boroughs, and one where various cultures live together. This ethnic diversity means there are many traditional restaurants scattered around the area. Everything from traditional Italian, Greek, Indian, and even kosher and halal options all find a home in Ville St-Laurent, which means great dining options for you! [Image credit: iStock.com/FabioBalbi]

Benny Express

2159 rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1P1

Chez Benny Express is a kosher restaurant with traditional Middle Eastern salads, as well as pita and laffa sandwiches. They offer kosher burgers and more Americanized sandwiches, as well as kosher Chinese food too. Their wonton soup is actually delicious! They have vegan options, and the best falafel sandwich that you’ve ever tried.

Décarie Hotdog

953, boul Décarie, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 3M3

Décarie Hot Dogs is where you go for a steamie hot dog and poutine in Ville St-Laurent. This hole-in-the-wall late night spot, which opened in 1969, is known all over Montreal, and is a landmark on Décarie Street. Their diner-style breakfast and bacon cheeseburger are also delicious, but their steamie is the Montreal classic that everyone is talking about!


1818, boul de la cote-Vertu, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 2A6

With a large Greek community, Elounda brings Greek fine dining to Ville St-Laurent. They have the classics like fried calamari, Greek salad, octopus, fresh fish by the pound and lamb chops. But they also have stuffed calamari, grilled zucchini saganaki and crab cakes – all prepared with Mediterranean flair. Elounda is a Ville St-Laurent secret that you’ll want to discover!

Restaurant Yi Pin Xiang

735, boul Décarie, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 3L3

Known for their boiled dumplings, which are different than the steamed variety, Yi Pin Xiang offerings are bursting with different flavours. You can order them either boiled or fried – we love their pork and shrimp dumplings, and their lamb and coriander dumplings, but there are tons more to choose from! While dumplings are certainly a big draw, they serve many other traditional Chinese dishes too.

Restaurant Kuljit India

1904 Boul Thimens, Saint-Laurent, QC H4R 2K2

Kuljit India is such a well kept Ville St-Laurent secret that even locals don’t know about it! This hole-in-the-wall BYOW Indian restaurant serves some of the best Indian food that we’ve ever had. Their samosas are incredible, and we love their butter chicken and lamb korma with plenty of naan bread on the side.

Boucherie Abu Elias

733, boul de la cote-Vertu, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1Y3

This halal butcher shop and sandwich counter is known for its meat cooked over charcoal. You can buy raw meat (marinated or not) to grill at home, or your favourite Arabic pita sandwiches like their soujouk sausage pita or lamb pita. They sell other Middle Eastern treats like tabbouleh and some of the best hummus in the city.

Ristorante Vino Rosso

5291, boul Henri-Bourassa O, Saint-Laurent, QC H4R 1B7

Vino Rosso is located in Le Crystal Reception halls on Henri-Bourassa. There is no better place for Italian fine dining in Ville St-Laurent. Their tuna tartare is simple and fresh, and their antipasti platter is perfect if you want to try a bit of everything. Their pastas are always perfection, and their mussels are to die for. This may be our favourite restaurant in the area.

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