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Jun 20, 2010 12:45 PM

Waterfront Lachine

Are there any good restaurants on "Restaurant Row" overlooking the canal.I have not been in over 10 years and then there was not a standout restaurant then.Help please, could be a great summer eating spot .

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  1. I always suggest El Meson, a family run (two brothers and their wives) Mexican restauarant. They have a small deck facing the street as well as a large terrace out back.
    Depending on whose on, they will try to accomodate special requests.

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    1. re: porker

      I am not big on mexican food but I have been to El Messon and its great. The service is charming and the food is very good, would def go back.

    2. Ditto for El Meson. There's also some Italian restaurant on that strip which has been mentioned as being good, I don't recall the name, as I'm not a huge fan of Italian fare.

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      1. re: hungryann

        El meson is very good indeed, and the terrasse is enjoyable.

        There is a nice chinese restaurant too, very close to El Meson. Orichine - It's been a while (3 years ?), I remember having a good meal there - but it would be worth checking for recent reviews...

        1. re: hungryann

          Lotsa people (including the now broadcasting-out-west Terry Dimonte) rave about Il Fornetto. I think its more of a place to be seen rather than a chow joint. Although I haven't eaten there in years, I liked low-key Pasta Andrea a coupla blocks away.

          Pasta Andrea
          1718 Boul Saint-Joseph, Lachine, QC H8S2N2, CA

        2. Same topic, in anticipation of this summer, but I'm interested in places for lunch time, it would be part of a bike ride on the Canal, coming in from the east, we make it to parc René-Levesque then grab some lunch outside, ideally facing the canal, and back. Doesn't have to be fancy at all. I understand we could just grab some take-out and picnic, so if there are some more interesting takeout options, let me know as well.