Eat like the locals at Tây Dô

Posted on August 11th, 2009 by .

Duluth Street has several Vietnamese Bring Your Own Wine (BYOW) restaurants. My favourite? Tây dô. You won’t find framed tiger posters and potted plastic plants here – this place has style! Plus, the service is excellent and you can get a full set meal for $14. And did I mention that you can bring your own wine? Yes, I believe I did.

And when I asked the waiter what tourists generally order, he seemed embarrassed and said “I only have locals eating here.” That’s an answer I like to hear, because it’s a sign the food is going to be tasty!

If you want to feel even more like a local, know that in Montréal, cheap Vietnamese restaurants call a set meal a combinaison (French for “combo”). At Tây Dô, it usually includes soup (their broth is amazing), a light glass-noodle salad roll, and a main dish — chicken, beef or seafood skewers — served with rice and salad. Pair this with a nice bottle of dry white wine or a light red, and you simply cannot get a better deal.

So on your next trip to Montréal, do like the locals do and get your fill of great Vietnamese food at Tây Dô!

Tây Dô
300 Duluth Avenue East
Open every day from 5 pm to 10 pm
Bring your own wine

Reservations recommended on weekends
No dress code
Expect to spend $30 for 2 people (before tax, alcohol and tip)

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