Le Cordon Restaurant and its classic wood burning Pizza oven
Le Cordon Restaurant is best known for its: pizza; ribs; steaks; pasta; hamburgers, and seafood. It is also notable for how much of the 50 different food items on the menu are made from scratch with fresh ingredients.
Established 52 years ago in the St-Pierre sector of Lachine, it remains one of the few local family-owned independent restaurants in a city increasingly dominated by big chains. Le Cordon also has a reception hall which will accommodate over 70 people and the only proper bar in the St. Pierre sector.
“Those chains source everything from outside, but here everything is made fresh. Our pizza dough, for instance, is made here by us,” explains owner Tony Zoitakis, sitting with his wife, Anna. The couple is celebrating 35 years of marriage this year while Tony celebrates 20 years at Le Cordon.
Rentals of the reception room (capacity=70) start at $35 per person and include a basic menu of: salad or soup, coffee or tea with pasta, chicken or fish. Steaks can be added for a premium. The room is popular for birthdays, baby showers, and wedding parties. “There’s a dance floor so people can bring their own DJ, says Tony. “There are separate bathrooms and we serve alcohol; our house wine is not expensive.”
Le Cordon Restaurant Menu prices start at $3 for soup and go up to $40 for a ‘surf & turf’ seafood steak platter served with potatoes and vegetables. A hamburger steak with the same trimmings is $15 while pizzas start at $12. Deserts include Crème Brulée, Baklava, and Sugar Pie. A children’s menu is also available with smaller portions and lower cost.
Le Cordon is one of the few remaining restaurants in Montreal with a wood burning pizza oven. “The pizza is all fresh ingredients like everything else in our restaurant,” stated Zoitakis.
The “18+” section includes five poker machines. Apart from the wine mentioned earlier, beers on tap include: Budweiser, Chipie, Shock Top, and Stella Artois, all of which also available in the restaurant section. Widescreen TVs streaming sports are visible in both sections, but you can also escape them if you want…
Le Cordon is open 7 days a week, opening at 11am Mon.-Thurs, then 8am Fri., 6 am Saturday, and 7am Sunday. Daily closing times vary from 9pm (Sun., Mon) to 11pm (Fri., Sat.). Cash, major credit cards and debit are accepted here; there is also an ATM on site.
The restaurant has ample free parking. The 116, 123, & 195 buses stop at the door while the 191 & 491 buses stop at Tim Horton’s across the street. Le Cordon is also next to the Lachine Canal bike path and could be an important refueling station for cyclists
“We’re European and we like to feed our customers,” concludes Zoitakas.
Le Cordon Restaurant
150 Rue Notre-Dame W,
Lachine, H8R 1H1