Lunchin’ in Westmount

Long considered a restaurant desert, save for a couple of fixtures, this posh neighborhood has recently seen a boom in eateries. Locals now have a range of daytime options covering every need, from quick bites to upscale lunches. As expert residents of the area, we’re happy to share our favourite neighbourhood eats.

Brasserie Central

4858, rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1H1

Westmount’s most versatile spot, offering brunch, lunch, 5 à 7 and dinner. Take advantage of their $20 lunchtime table d’hôte and linger for some champagne and oysters later on.

La Foumagerie

4906, rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1H3

This longstanding gourmet boutique specializes in cheeses that also makes great sandwiches and salads. Perfect for a quick but healthy and delicious lunch.


5033, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H4A 1S8

Think fresh, healthy, mammoth-sized salad bowls for lunch. Mandy’s second outpost can get quite busy and is a hit with locals. Ask for chicken, turkey, tuna, tofu, eggs or smoked meat for an extra boost of protein.

Park Restaurant

378, av Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N4

Hitting up sushi sensei Antonio Park’s eponymous restaurant is a must for any gourmet, Westmount resident or not. Let the master tantalize your senses with his omakase (chef’s selection) tasting menu. You can thank us later.

Bacaro Pizzeria - Westmount

4259 Saint Catherine Street West, Westmount, QC H3Z 1V5

Neapolitan pizzas straight out of a wood-burning oven in a warm, very Italian setting. Be sure to check out their Quattro Formaggio pizza; that added drizzle of balsamic reduction works wonders.

Brasserie Lucille's

4124, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1P4

The team behind NDG’s Lucille’s Oyster Dive and food truck expanded their portfolio with a massive steakhouse/rotisserie/seafood pusher. Be sure to hit up this happening place if loud music, people watching and surf ’n’ turf is your thing. Hits here include the grilled seafood linguini and the lobster roll with ribs.

Tavern on the Square

1, Car Westmount, Westmount, QC H3Z 2P9

This longstanding, expertly run gem is easily the neighborhood’s best-kept secret. Treat yourself to an excellent bottle of wine to accompany your meal, be it from the regular menu or the more creative, ever-changing table d’hôte.

Bagels on Greene

4160, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1P4

As close as it gets to a New York-style deli/bodega, minus the alcohol, and much cleaner. There’s something here for every taste, with readymade sandwiches, pizzas or salads, as well as a counter for customized orders.

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