10 Restaurants to Try in Central District & Surrounding Area

If there’s one thing that this city is known for, it’s food. The Ahuntsic and Central District area boast an incredible number of restaurants, with mouth-watering menus. No matter what you feel like noshing on, best believe that DCMTL has you covered!

Here are our top 10 restaurants to check out in Central District & surrounding area:

Chez Hoang  

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This Vietnamese restaurant is located in Ahuntsic, on the Fleury Promenade. Known for their affordable menu items and bubble tea, Chez Hoang is the ideal restaurant if you are looking for a quick bite or a casual dinner date amongst friends.

Located at 1714 Rue Fleury E

Les Incorruptibles

Les Incorruptibles seems to be a favourite amongst the masses, and with good reason. The vintage inspired decor is quite charming and matches the French cuisine tapas-style menu perfectly. This restaurant has an impressive wine list and cocktail menu, making this restaurant a sure bet for those seeking a more refined dining experience.  Try the bison carpaccio, we hear it’s delicious!

Where: 1432 Rue Fleury E.


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If you’re looking for a brunch spot with a spacious patio, Restaurant Zargum is definitely for you. Never before did I consider ordering a waffle topped with mini Oreo cookies drizzled with chocolate sauce, but now I can say that I’ve seen it all.

1825 Rue Fleury Est

Pasta Bar Cantina

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If you grew up in an Italian family, chances are you don’t often find yourself impressed by commercial Italian food. And rightfully so! When you are spoiled by such greatness and exposed to flavourful dishes made with love and passion, not just any sauce will satisfy.

Thankfully, Central District is home to a family-run pasta bar. This cantina-style restaurant has everything you could possibly be craving (less the dessert, which can be purchased afterwards down the street at Cafe Gentile).

230 Rue Chabanel O.

Sushi Ami

Sushi Ami

1469 Fleury E.

Sushi is something we take very seriously in the office, so you can bet that only the good stuff gets delivered through our doors. While local Montreal sushi is tough to come by when compared to the good stuff in Van City, this is a definite gem for the neighbourhood.

Le Chien Rose

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Looking for a BYOW (bring your own wine) restaurant with delicious tapas, and a perfect place to bring your date? Le Chien Rose is the spot for you! This restaurant serves tapas on a menu that changes monthly, and each menu item is beautifully crafted.
234 Rue Fleury O.

Les Cavistes

This bistro restaurant and wine bar is located in the heart of Ahuntsic Cartierville and Central District. Renowned for their imported wines that bear exclusivity to the resto and are not sold at the SAQ, Les Cavistes offers beautifully crafted lunch dinner and menu items complimented by the wine pairings.
While the wines are not sold at the SAQ, you can purchase your favourite bottle and have it added to your bill, should you fall in love with a particular vintage.

196, rue Fleury O.

La Molisana

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Craving some good Italian food but don’t want to wander far from home? Well if you’re lucky enough to live in the neighbourhood, La Molisana is the spot for you! In addition to serving up some of the finest Italian cuisines, the good folks at La Molisana also offer pasta making courses! Now there’s something you can bring home with you that doesn’t some in a doggy bag.

1014 Rue Fleury E.

La Bete a Pain

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La Bete a Pain is a bakery and cafe that also serves some pretty amazing wine. If you find yourself craving pastries or fine cold cuts (perhaps both at the same time) then you must pay them a visit. I can attest that the eclairs are to dine for.
96, Fleury O

Aux Cinq Parfums

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This Asian fusion restaurant boasts a mouth-watering menu that will please even the most fickle foodie.

9732 Rue Birnam

Restaurant Nguyen

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This casual restaurant is a not-so-hidden gem in DCMTL. Located on the trendy Promenade Fleury, Restaurant Nguyen is intimate and has a menu that will leave you delightfully surprised. Don’t forget to bring your own wine, and of course, a healthy appetite.

1612 Fleury est

Jessica Nudo

Jessica Nudo

Editor-in-Chief of DCMTL Blog and Founder of Animal lover, foodie extraordinaire, wine and kale enthusiast. Generations X and Y, but not Z. My personal advice: don't be afraid to eat the crust.

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