Shades of Middle Eastern cuisine in Montreal

Being of Syrian origin, it really vexes us that most people associate our region’s cuisine with shish taouk and shawarma only. With this list, we're taking it upon ourselves to promote our colorful, healthy and delicious cuisine. Do us a favor and visit one of these places for an experience you won’t soon forget. We guarantee they’ll make you feel like family!


1624, av Lincoln, Montréal, QC H3H 1G9

Le Petit Alep

191, rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal, QC H2R 1S8

Rayan Poissonerie & Restaurant

6080, ch de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC H3S 1Z7

Restaurant La Sirène de la Mer

114, av Dresden, Mont-Royal, QC H3P 2B6


4629 av du parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E4

Trip De Bouffe Inc

277, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1P6

Garage Beirut

1238, rue MacKay, Montréal, QC H3G 2H4

Restaurant Shish-Kebab

9394, boul de l'Acadie, Montréal, QC H4N 3H1

Produits Andalos

360, boul Lebeau, Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 1R5
Every passing year confirms the death of fine dining as we once knew it.  Small, affordable, made-to-share plates have cut across all cuisines and eased their way into the upper echelon of Montreal’s newcomers for 2017.  Fall may be creeping in on us soon, but there’s still plenty of time to try one of our suggestions below – the places that caught our attention, for better or for worse. (Added suggestions by Kelsey Rolfe)
It comes as no surprise that Montreal’s local food movement is a force to be reckoned with. As a result, scores of chefs have jumped on the bandwagon; some do it out of an ideological drive, others to satisfy an increasingly demanding and scrutinizing clientele. The following list of restaurants place an emphasis on sourcing locally, relying heavily on nearby farms, game and fishing. [Image credit: iStock]
Montreal’s rich and complex dining scene goes through its fair share of fads and trends every couple years. Of late, we’ve witnessed an explosion in Japanese izakayas, which were followed by Neapolitan pizzerias and more recently taquerias. The following list showcases our city’s various takes on the Mexican staple, from its most traditional form to experimental renditions that are bound to amaze. [Image credit: iStock]
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