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Best quality/price sushi in the Greater Montreal?

In the middle of nowhere but I find Sushi Plus on Beaumont to be quite fresh and reasonable.

Jan 09, 2014
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Switching from Loblaws

I like that Metro but it is possibly the most expensive supermarket on the island, at least for a major chain.

Dec 18, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

My Montreal Butchers Review

The butcher in the Beaumont Metro in TMR has aged beef for sale. Have never tried though, think someone said it was good in a past thread on this topic.

Oct 20, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Itinerary advice

I have to pile in and ixnay the 2 dinners in one night thing, especially for some of the restaurants on your list. They aren't 3 peas, 4 carrots and a radish in your plate kind of places.

Sep 07, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Illustrated Montreal travelogue in the recent Saveur!

Yes very nicely done, if I want to be pedantic she added an e to Royal on the Plateau one. But so many other things are right that I could not care less.

Aug 16, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant recommendations for before an Als game?

There are no restaurants worth mentioning in the immediate area, McGill campus and the Parc are what is around it.

Would go to Taverne Square Dominion (might be a tad above your budget depending on what you choose) and then take the free shuttle bus up to the stadium.


Aug 07, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

upcoming visit - multiple q's

I really did not mean to come off that snarky, my apologies. I in no way was implying Benelux was MoR. I guess I came off as a ddc zealot ;)

Aug 06, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

upcoming visit - multiple q's

"The beer at Benelux (245 Sherbrooke St. W., at Jeanne-Mance St.) is superior to Dieu du Ciel's in my opinion."

Tastes are personal but I do not know one serious craft beer drinker that would agree with this statement. Benelux is good, but not in the same category as Dieu Du Ciel (reviews on Beer Advocate tend to confirm this.)

Don`t want to make it sound like Benelux is bad, it is excellent, but if you are looking for the best craft beer in Montreal, Dieu du Ciel is it.

Aug 06, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Whole Foods in Montreal?

Never mind, union stuff had already been covered...

Jul 25, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Local summer restaurant ? Great chef ? (visiting from SF)

"APDC seems VERY french, and not as "local", correct?"

Completely incorrect, although it has its critics, APDC is about as Montreal as it gets. He uses Quebec ingredients as much as possible.Nothing to do with French food either.

But you will not find a restaurant like Waterbury`s Hen of the Woods in Montreal I am afraid if that is what you are looking for.

Jul 25, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Sad end for Cosmos family

Was definitely there a few days a week with Nicki when I was at ConU from 2006-2010. What a horrible story all along. Heartfelt condolences to a uniquely Montreal family.

Jun 24, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where can I find grapeseed oil for stir fry in Montreal?

Costco has it as well.

Jun 10, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Is there a best instant mashed potatoes?

Costco up here in Canada (no idea about the US) has these which we use once in a while in a pinch. Decent but no substitute for the real thing of course!


May 28, 2013
jfprieur in General Topics

Tavern on the Square, Westmount

I haven't logged on in a while but I will also add my voice that Tavern on the Square (do not know the Monkland) is always reliable. Not the best in Montreal but good consistency in my opinion, and the staff is great!. Don't know why it gets such a bad rap, the clientele perhaps? ;)

May 25, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Gibby's or Moishes for Steak in Montreal

I will add my voice to the several others who say that it is not even close: Moishe's.

Was there for my birthday a few weeks ago and I always leave there satisified with my meal.

A decade ago (maybe more, even), Gibby's would have been in the mix but it has slowly gone downhill in my opinion

Mar 31, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Has anyone tried Inferno, in Little Italy?

Went recently with a group, some people were an hour late so that may have coloured my impression somewhat but it was OK. Had the rack of lamb which was very expensive for the amount of food on the plate. I saw a rack of lamb dish at Tavern on the Square that had at least double the meat for the same price point. Had the tartare starter, was very good. People seemed to be happy with their plates

The food was good, but the prices is why I say it was just OK. Service was good, room was busy but it was a pleasant vibe. Might go back in a while as a couple to check it out again.

Mar 22, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Restaurants more than 25 years old

Don`t have the dates but pretty sure Bocca d'Oro and Pizella on St-Mathieu have been open for 25 years

Mar 14, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Berkshire Pork


Has a long lineage and is pretty tasty.

Mar 03, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bombay Mahal vs Punjab Palace?

Could you at least expand on why you think this? It is not haute cuisine by any means, but for the price it is hard to beat the variety of flavours you can get. Mind you, we only do take out from these places and eat at home (the leftovers taste even better the next day) but everytime we order we are very satisfied with what we get.

Feb 19, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Who are the other guys?

You can drink whatever you want when you are in a luxury box.

Feb 19, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

decent food near place des arts

Second Brasserie T, always been very happy when leaving there.

Feb 08, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport

PET airport is a third rate airport with commensurate food facilities.

Feb 08, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Costco Hot Dog Combo switching to Pepsi

May have to do with Quebec being the only region in North America where Pepsi outsells Coke. Distinct society and everything ;)

Feb 05, 2013
jfprieur in Chains

Price of dry aged beef

I was going to post it as well, and it certainly is the most expensive Metro in Montreal ;) Nice produce though I will give them that. Saw the beef and laughed at the prices but to each their own!

Jan 31, 2013
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

PC products/Loblaws in Mtl

I thought QC law stated that the special still applies if you only get a single eg. if you get 2 steaks for 10$, if you buy 1 they charge you 5$.

or am I not understanding the issue.

Nov 20, 2012
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

San Francisco hound in Montreal (long trip report)

You will find that there more than a few rebel Main Steak house patrons that have been saying for a long time that it serves a better smoked meat sandwich than its more famous in front. Now that it is owned by Nickel`s lady, I can't see that changing.

Oct 30, 2012
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Smoked Salmon at Costco?

There is a huge beef recall in Canada, Costco called me right when the advisory came out and left a message informing me about the recall. One more great thing about them!

Oct 10, 2012
jfprieur in Chains

LeMeac - go - get the Foie, get the Duck, and get the French Toast. Thank me later.

Thanks for the great writeup. Still one of my favourites in Montreal, remarkably consistent and the women at the front of the house treat my Mom right every time ;) The bread pudding is to die for as you say.

Sep 29, 2012
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings in 2012

Looking forwards to this ex-Griffintown Café peeps!

Sep 25, 2012
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Closings in 2012

Accoriding to the twitter account that ran Burger Week (@Mechant_Mangeur) not only did they close but they took all the Burger Week money with them as well. Not cool of this is the case...

Sep 20, 2012
jfprieur in Quebec (inc. Montreal)