If you haven’t been to Le Cordon Restaurant yet then you are missing out on a real treat. This popular bistro in Lachine features a large varied menu including steaks, chicken, seafood, pizzas, salads and pasta dishes. The main dining room is spacious and welcoming, ideal for business lunches and large groups with a seating capacity of 160. There is a reception hall for 60 people for special occasions, by reservation. The southwest eatery prides itself on its pizza made with fresh dough in a brick wood-burning oven and it’s succulent ribs rival those of any Barbecue rotisserie in the city. It is all affordably priced with a full alcohol license for restaurant and bar.
For owner Tony Zoitakis it is all about the quality of the food which brings satisfied customers back time and again. “Everything is homemade from the sauces to the pizza dough,” he says. The place is bustling at lunchtime Monday to Friday and at night it’s a good bet Habs fans are watching the hockey game on the large TV screen. Le Cordon offers a children’s menu too for family-friendly dining out. A native of Nafpaktos, Greece, Tony started the family-run restaurant in 1998 and has never looked back. His wife Anna makes all the desserts including baklava, a favourite Greek dessert. “The kids” ranging in age from 24-31 help out the friendly efficient staff. Le Cordon’s “Greek Festival” has just kicked off and will feature traditional Greek fare, in addition to Canadian cuisine, for a value-added summer menu.
I sampled a variety of dishes including the mouth-watering ribs with a side of crunchy creamy coleslaw and sweet potato fries along with three different kinds of pizza: a spicy but not too hot Mexican pizza with jalapeño chili peppers; and a hearty sausage pizza made especially for me. The third option, a thin-crusted vegetarian pizza made with fresh veggies, was the best I’ve ever had. The “Vegetarian Deluxe”, made with a blend of parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, was topped with mounds of broccoli, mushrooms, onions, tender artichoke hearts, and ripe cherry tomatoes. You really can enjoy authentic vegetarian cuisine at this meat lovers bistro! Unlike many restaurants, Le Cordon offers a variety of substantial vegetarian dishes along with traditional meat-based dishes, sandwiches, and burger platters. “Must Try” dishes include Le Cordon Lasagna made from a blend of meat and Béchamel sauces, Seafood and/or Shrimp Linguini, and the house specialty “Le Cordon” Pizza, a meaty concoction made with ground beef, Italian sausage, and mozzarella cheese.
This is a great place to eat and unwind at the intersection of Notre Dame Street in Lachine and Dollard Avenue in LaSalle. With more than 50 eclectic and delicious items on the menu, Le Cordon offers something for every palette at reasonable prices that won’t hurt your wallet.
Le Cordon Restaurant Bar
150 Notre-Dame St W, Lachine