Le Petit Alep
Le Petit Alep in Villeray serves traditional Syrian food and gets pretty lively at night, though it’s always casual enough to come in whatever you’ve been wearing all day. Get the garlic labneh, kebbe naye (raw minced beef with bourghol, onions, and spices), or filet mignon Terbialy plate topped with spicy garlic pita. Their wine list has over 250 bottles, with plenty offered by the glass and many that are organic, natural, or biodynamic. And since they don’t take reservations, it’s an excellent place to go last-minute.