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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Montreal / Quebec

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Montreal / Quebec? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (342)
CAN$51 and over
Italian
Old Montreal
About the restaurant
Family-owned and operated for over thirty years, we put love and care into everything we do. From our daily curated menus to our extensive wine list, we provide you with a dining experience of the utmost quality. Our menus feature traditional Italian dishes with an elegant touch. Fresh ingredients and Italian imports are staples in our kitchen to provide you with an authentic and delicious culinary experience. Our guests are welcomed as part of the family, and provided with an attentive, professional, and most importantly, friendly service.
Top review
RobertB
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
a must go! enjoyed every course and the foods came out at perfect temperature. wait staff is attentive, professional and act as a team. Owners and entire staff prove why this family owned business is so successful and well regarded. recommend for date night and business lunch
A photo of Bistro La Franquette restaurant
4.9
4.9 (22)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French / Canadian
Westmount
About the restaurant
Bistro de cartier, cuisine française par Chef Louie Deligianis dans une petite salle chaleureuse et intime

Neighbourhood bistro with French influence by Chef Louie Deligianis in a cozy intimate setting

Terrace couverte et chauffé l'été - Covered and heated patio in the summer

finalist pour revelation de l'année aux Prix Lauriers

Timeout top 50 restaurants in Montreal
Top review
loulou
Dined 5 days ago
Daily specials are fresh and seasonal. Great selection! Do what I did. I had them all
A photo of Limeni restaurant
4.9
4.9 (43)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Greek
Westmount
About the restaurant
Limeni is an high-end Mediterranean, offering a fresh bar seafood, and fine greek dishes.
Top review
martins
Dined 1 day ago
This was our first time. The restaurant is nicely appointed. The brick walls provide a warm ambiance. The waiter was wonderful. We ordered appetizers for our dinner. The food was delicious. We recommend the restaurant highly.
A photo of Bistro Nolah restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1610)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Southern
West Island
About the restaurant
A destination restaurant offering you comfort food with a southern touch in the West Island for the last 12 years, located on Boulevard St-Jean in DDO, Modern and elegant bistro setting with a dedication to New Orleans food, hence the inspiration for its name Nolah.
Bistro Nolah has been reviewed by the cities food critiques and is considered one the best places to dine at in the West Island, and the restaurant attracts people from all over the province and from out of town.

info@bistronolah.com
Top review
Bd409vip
Dined 3 days ago
Food & service outstanding . Matthew our server was very attentive to our needs his suggestions were right on the mark . Will definitely go back soon .
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4.8
4.8 (115)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
European
Griffintown/St-Henri
About the restaurant
Since 2010, Tuck Shop has become a neighbourhood institution thanks to their preparation of refined yet comforting dishes offered graciously by a hospitality team recognized for their attentiveness and warmth. Their seasonal menu, inspired by a range of cuisines to highlight the best in regional ingredients, reflects a commitment to fine dining standards - equally demonstrated by their solicitous service in an unpretentious atmosphere. Ideal for special occasions, dinner with friends, colleagues or clients, or even an impromptu evening out, there is sure to be something for everyone with a knowledgeable team to guide you through their specialty dishes, like fresh shucked oysters, or their extensive wine list . Tuck Shop is also available to catering events or can be rented out for private parties. Please note that when booking outdoors our patio areas are heated and covered, but we cannot guarantee alternate seating in case of inclement weather.
Top review
LniD
Dined 5 days ago
Went on a Wednesday night. I was worried about parking but there was ample spots on the streets. I was running late and called them to let them know, they appreciated the heads up. We were well Recieved and the drink suggestions spot on. Food was another story, I ordered the steak, cooked medium- it was so tough that it was unpleasant. The fries were good though. The lobster pasta was tasty but portion was super tiny for the price. The oysters were delicious as oysters go and we ordered the ice cream sandwich, the wrapper was not necessary. For almost $240, we were sadly underwhelmed and we agreed that we wouldn't come back. I first visited this place when it first opened and it was good but not great. Fantastic servers and attentive staff, they were great and engaging !
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4.8
4.8 (440)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
West Island
About the restaurant
Located in Pierrefonds, Quebec, Vivaldi serves authentic Italian cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Every menu item is prepared with high quality ingredients including handmade pasta, pure olive oil, fresh mozzarella and the freshest meats and produce available. Vivaldi has a full bar featuring an extensive wine selection by the glass.



Start out with an appetizer to share at Vivaldi such as the fried calamari or the bruschetta. Choose from classic Italian favorites such as the grilled chicken parmesan, the scallops with pesto or the linguine primavera. For dessert, try the tiramisu or the homemade chocolate cake and a cup of specialty coffee.
Top review
Lisakay
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent experience as always. Our fave go to in West Island. Great quality food and price. Can’t beat it
A photo of Petros Little Italy restaurant
4.8
4.8 (26)
CAN$30 and under
Greek
Little Italy
About the restaurant
In the heart of the Mediterranean, Greece is a place of meetings, exchanges, comings and goings.
His cuisine has been enriched by contact with Italy, the Balkans and the Middle East.
Come and discover at the Petros restaurant, the tradition of Greek taverns, authentic cuisine.
A sunny, colorful gastronomy, enhanced with herbs and spices, irrigated with olive oil.
La Taverne Petros has created a menu based on
Greek market cuisine, fresh fish and grilled meats.
Top review
richard
Dined on May 25, 2024
This is an unpretentious truly Greek restaurants, with terrific fresh fish and appetizers The front has tablecloth service, recommended. Houowse wines to be avoided, however!
A photo of Vago restaurant
4.6
4.6 (311)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Westmount
About the restaurant
Established in Westmount in 2001, Vago Italian restaurant is now a destination of choice for the locals of Greene Avenue as well as Montrealers looking for both creative and traditional Italian dishes. Prepared with fresh quality ingredients and served in the relaxing atmosphere of our sleek dining rooms, our chef’s dishes will delight you.

Our ever-changing menu features both traditional Italian dishes and Chef Angelo’s creations. Everything is prepared with fresh quality ingredients and is certain to please.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The staff was very lovely and attentive to our needs. The food was succulent!
A photo of Grace Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (813)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary French / American
West Island
About the restaurant
Experience GRACE Bistro, a culinary gem that brings a touch of downtown charm to the heart of the West Island. Delight in our fusion of traditional bistro fare with modern twists, served in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our rotating blackboard menu features seasonal favorites that promise to tantalize your palate, accompanied by a carefully curated wine selection.

Named in honor of Chef Paulo Fraga's beloved daughter, GRACE Bistro embodies the essence of love, family, and exceptional cuisine. Each dish is infused with passion and creativity, ensuring a dining experience that is both memorable and satisfying.

(Only persons 18+ may be seated at the bar. Seules les personnes de 18 ans et plus peuvent s'asseoir au bar.)
Top review
PatriciaB
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Our meals were all delicious. It is on the pricey side but we were happy with our choices. It is very loud there so if you are hoping for a quiet dinner this is not the place, at least on a Saturday. The wait staff were great.
A photo of Ayla restaurant
4.3
4.3 (422)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
Griffintown/St-Henri
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Griffintown, Ayla offers an eclectic menu inspired by Mediterranean hospitality. We offer a selection of easily sharable dishes that embrace the region’s traditional spices and coastal flavors, while showcasing our contemporary culinary vision.
Top review
Daniel
Dined on Apr 20, 2024
We are returning customers. Food was outstanding as usual.. but service was brutally slow and just not what we expect from Ayla. Nonetheless we will return.
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