Go off-island for gourmet dining in Laval

The island of Montreal doesn't have a monopoly on fine dining in the region. Chefs are quick to open restaurants in the suburbs, and now the city of Laval is also a destination for gourmet cuisine. Here are our recommendations for fine dining in Laval. [Image credit: iStock.com/Tanya_F]

Restaurant Le Tire-Bouchon Bistro Parisien

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2930, av Pierre-Péladeau, Laval, QC H7T 3B3

This Parisian bistro is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays and for dinner on Saturday and Sunday, and its specialty is tartare. Their menu also includes typically French dishes like warm goat cheese, onion soup, duck confit, snails, mussels, cassoulet, and boudin noir, for you to enjoy in their dining room while admiring an image of the Eiffel Tower, or outdoors on the terrace. You can also reserve a private room for your event. Notably, they sell their wine at SAQ prices.

Pizzeria Bottega Laval

2059 Bd St Martin O, Chomedey, QC

At this Laval location of a well-known Little Italy family pizzeria, you can sample authentic Neapolitan pizza baked in a wood-fired oven built specially for the restaurant with volcanic stones from Mount Vesuvius. You can accompany your meal with a glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail. Save space for Italian desserts created by the owner's mother, an expert pastry chef. In summer, enjoy their shaded terrace.

Calvi

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2940, av Pierre-Péladeau, Laval, QC H7T 3B3

This Mediterranean restaurant, which offers a taste of French Spanish, Italian and Greek cuisine, is open every day for dinner and on weekdays for lunch. Meals are served in the dining room, a private room or on the terrace. Calvi also has a well-stocked wine cellar, from which they invite their guests to choose their own bottle.

Les Enfants Terribles

3
200, prom du Centropolis, Laval, QC H7T 2Z6

As at the other two Montreal locations of this restaurant, you will find the chef's specialties and their famous brunch, as well as wine and cocktails, to be enjoyed on their terrace in fine weather. Tartares, house-made cured meats, carpaccio, steak, ribs and burgers will delight meat lovers; others will enjoy pasta, salad or fish and chips.

Louis & Jacob

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2981 boul Saint-Martin O, Laval, QC H7T 2Y8

Just as in downtown Montreal, at this bistro you'll find French cuisine with eastern, Mediterranean and Asian flavours: a true culinary experience. Special food and wine-pairing events are held weekly, in order to explore their wine list, while connoisseurs of spirits are also indulged with an ample selection. The restaurant features a large terrace.

Sterlings Steakhouse

5
165 Promenade Du Centropolis, Laval, QC H7T 0B3

Steaks, fish and seafood are highlighted here. Discerning meat lovers will be delighted by USDA steaks that have been aged for 30 days, filet mignon cooked to order over a charcoal fire, or premium cuts of roast beef, all accompanied by a glass of wine. The restaurant has a terrace and can host private events. It is open for dinner every day, and for lunch from Monday through Friday.

House of Jazz Laval

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1639, boul de l'Avenir, Laval, QC H7S 2N5

Why not dine to music? At the House of Jazz, the little sister of downtown Montreal's famous establishment, you can enjoy a dinner concert Wednesday through Sunday evenings. Due to its flexible menu and wine list, this place is also very popular for private events, which can be held at the bar, on the outdoor terrace, in the VIP lounge, or in the solarium.

Restaurant Le Mitoyen

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652, rue de la Place-Publique, Laval, QC H7X 1G1

A charming little place, this old house with a red roof and an intimate atmosphere has been welcoming dinner guests for 35 years. Refined French cuisine is prepared by Richard Bastien, who is also the owner of Montreal restaurants Leméac, the Café des beaux-arts, and the Monarque. Meat is featured on the menu, along with fresh seafood and a selection of mostly privately imported wine. The restaurant has a terrace and can host private events.

Restaurant Les Menus-Plaisirs

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244, boul Sainte-Rose, Laval, QC H7L 1L9

At Les Menus Plaisirs, regional cuisine featuring local products is served, including game. Here is your opportunity to taste Boileau venison, Brome Lake duck or ostrich! The cellar has over 4,000 bottles and private wine tastings can be organized. The restaurant features a terrace decorated with flowers, a veranda and private dining rooms; there is also an inn.

Boucher Double

9
5555 boul des Laurentides, Laval, QC H7K 2K4

A rarity in Laval, Boucher Double is a bring-your-own-wine restaurant! They serve market cuisine including French specialties and aged meat. They are open every evening for dinner and for brunch on the weekend.

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