Located 20 minutes from Montréal, Terrebonne is filled with rich heritage, like 18th and 19th century architecture and seigneurial buildings, a beautiful natural landscape with cycling paths, and historic Vieux-Terrebonne (Old-Terrebonne), the oldest part of the downtown area. Along with the dose of culture, Terrebonne offers many fantastic spots to eat, including bistros along the Mille-Îles River and charming restaurants in the heart of Old-Terrebonne. Here are the city’s top 10 dining destinations.
Enjoy tasty market cuisine with a magnificent view of the Mille-Îles River at this gastro pub. Located in a unique, historic building, Batiment B is a charming spot in Terrebonne for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch. Using fresh, local ingredients, the seasonal cuisine at Batiment B is inventive and delicious. Les Petits Plats menu offers a selection of smaller dishes to share easily between a group, and the Festin menu offers a four course meal. Sit on the terrace when the weather is warm for views of the river or have your meal in the rustic-styled mezzanine.
This stylish restaurant is located in the historic Old-Terrebonne in an atmospheric building. The chefs at Restaurant Chez Fabien prepare every dish with careful precision, and the menu changes seasonally to utilize the freshest products. Choose from a range of Frenchand Italian traditional dishes including pizza, pasta, seafood, chicken, beef, fresh soups, and more. Try the New Zealand orange roughly made with a pistachio crust and served with beet coulis or the rabbit stew served over rigatoni and topped with spinach.
For an inexpensive, quick meal that still tastes great, head to Restaurant Le Vieux Terrebonne. The specialty here is pizza, but sandwiches, poutine, wings, and pasta are also on the menu. The restaurant is family friendly and located centrally in Old-Terrebonne. This greasy spoon is popular with the locals, so it is often crowded during lunch and dinner times. The comfort food classics will fill your stomach and ease your mind after a long day.
This restaurant’s name translates to ‘the cursed French,’ and it serves award winning French cuisine from its location in the center of Old-Terrebonne. The restaurant is BYOB, so grab a bottle of wine to go with your meal before you arrive. Every dish is made from the finest seasonal ingredients so the menu changes often. Try innovative dishes like seared tuna steaks served with smoked bone marrow, Malabar pepper, and mushroom risotto or braised pork cheek served with ginger and Thai basil gnocchi. Sample some of the refreshing desserts, like shortbread served with candied pineapple rosemary mascarpone cream or chocolate cake with custard.
This specialty steak house is located in an old home in the historic part of the city, and is the perfect charming location for a romantic meal. With low lighting, wooden floors, and lush, antique décor, Steakerie Le Sainte-Marie oozes with ambiance. The steaks are perfectly cooked and artfully presented, and the desserts are homemade and delicious. The excellent service is just the icing on the cake of this cozy Terrebonne restaurant.
This restaurant, ‘The Brotherhood,’ specializes in gourmet comfort food. The menu offers re-imagined takes on mac and cheese, pulled pork sandwiches, tartar, fish and chips, and other bistro cuisine. The interior is atmospheric with wooden tables and a rustic décor that gives it a genuine pub feel. In the summer a beer garden opens on Old-Terrebonne’s main street. The restaurant really lights up during lively hockey games, but it is a fun place for lunch or dinner any time of the year.
Spend the afternoon at this bistro and chocolaterie if you’re looking for lunch followed by a sweet treat. Located in a charming area of Old-Terrebonne, the bistro serves an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in its relaxed dining area. Perfect for a full meal or coffee and a snack, the Divin Tandem offers crêpes, salads, sandwiches, and more. Don’t leave without tasting some of the chocolaterie’s delicious homemade truffles, chocolates, and other confectionery goods that come in 30 different flavors.
Just Thai brings the fresh spices and exciting flavors of Thai cuisine to Terrebonne with attention to tradition and authenticity. The menu is extensive, with plenty of vegetarian entrees as well as those with chicken, duck, seafood, or beef. The service is friendly and helpful, and the interior of the restaurant is spotless. Each dish is full of texture and flavor, and you can tell the freshness of the ingredients just by looking at them.
Restaurant Le Folichon is situated in a historic home conveniently located near some of Terrebonne’s most popular tourist attractions, and the restaurant offers authentic French and Mediterranean cuisine. The award winning cuisine includes dishes like bouillabaisse(a fish stew with origins in Marseille), filet mignon, and escargots. The service at this old-fashioned restaurant is always professional and helpful. In the summertime, guests are able to sit on the restaurant’s charming terrace.
This hole-in-the-wall offers excellent Chinese cuisine in Terrebonne. The food is priced reasonably and the restaurant is BYOB so don’t forget to grab a bottle of wine first. Decorated with small touches of Chinese culture, the ambiance of the small restaurant is pleasant. Start with a bowl of delicious sweet and sour soup and an order of dumplings, and follow with a generous order of General Tso’s chicken or cashew shrimp. The menu has a large variety of options, and every dish will leave you satisfied.