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Crispy Aromatic Duck - Montreal

Here it is called Peking Duck, you can get it at most restaurants in Chinatown, and Mon Nan (43 de la Gauchetière) specializes in it.

Cocktails in 2015

Your post about downtown pubs and beers probably would be better served as a thread of its own, instead of being in one about cocktails.

It needlessly confuses things and makes it harder for people to find useful information here.

Cocktails in 2015

Based on this comment by Fintastic

I figured it would be appropriate timing to start a new thread on cocktails. Especially since the most recent one is now a couple of years out of date.

This time, lets try to keep it tightly focused on specific cocktails and/or bartenders.

ie: Despite it being very "frou-frou" the Fruits de Passion as made by Felix at Majestique is perfect for when it is more than 27°C and/or >80% humidity.

And I would also heartily recommend the Negroni Sbagliatto at the Balsam Inn (I did not inquire as to the name of the bartender).

L’Orée du Bois in Chelsea

Could you edit this so it is not a complete wall of text? Please and thank you.

Food Events 2015

Reasonable article about eating outside this coming weekend

Le Chien Fumant and Joe Beef... redundant?

classic French experience: L'Express, Maison Boulud

modern French or Quebecois: Bouillon Bilk, Hotel Herman, Lawrence

Quick Trip Into Town - Need Some CH Suggestions

For a whole brisket, go to the source, Quebec Smoked Meat, 1889 Centre.

Classic Montreal Restaurants good for kids, that still serve delicious food.
Binerie Mont Royal, 367 Mont Royal O
Chez Ma Tante, 3180 Fleury E
Dic Ann’s, 10910 Pie IX
Gibeau Orange Julep, 7700 Décarie
Lasalle Drive–In, 8760 Lasalle
Momesso's, 5562 Upper Lachine
Pizza Nino, 6588 Monk
Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard O
Paul Patates, 0760 Charlevoix
Pataterie Chez Philippe, 1877 Amherst
Tous les jours, 1689 Mont Royal E
Tripolis, 679 St. Roch
Wilensky's Light Lunch, 34 Fairmount O

Then if you want chicken, Grilladerie Nostos, 9540 l'Acadie

Food Events 2015

Alsace, the first place I think of when I think of BBQ... Or are they just going to be tossing Cervelas on a grill?

What resturants near Charlevoix serve Charlevoix Lamb?

Openings & Closings: April, May and June 2015

You didn't feel like starting the July, August September thread?

Montreal recs for pescetarian

Just about any good restaurant you eat at in town will have two to three fish dishes on the menu along with three or four meatier main courses.

There really is no such things as a pretentious white tablecloth restaurant here (Toque and Maison Boulud would be the closest we have). And despite the recent complaints of a local coffee shop, rents aren't high at all.

If you do some research here, you should be able to find a surfeit of restaurants that fit your bill. Then once you have your short list we'll be more than happy to fie tune it.

Does anyone know where to find 'Nduja sausage

It was asked here on Mar 14, 2011 and the response was overwhelming.

Montreal Advice - 5 Days

La Banquise is far from being Montreal's best poutine. Top 50 at best.

On the other hand, they have an extremely good publicist.

Restaurant near the Bell Centre with kids

ISO: Resto with a nice terrasse for a group of 8?

Les Accords 212 Notre Dame O
Club Espagnol du Quebec 4388 St Laurent
l’Espace La Fontaine 3933 Parc Lafontaine
Fino's 1616 Sherbrooke O
Taverne Gaspar 89 de la Commune E
Le Pèlerin-Magellan 330 Ontario E

Openings & Closings: April, May and June 2015

But they'll probably gain a bunch of new customers in hospital workers, who are likely to be slightly richer.

Chicken Sausage?

Finding Farm-Fresh Eggs

"Pointes de chutes" is drop off points in French.

They deliver all over the province, mostly to private individuals, so they don't broadcast the addresses.

If you want to buy their produce from a store, it is available at
Magasin Le Tournesol
1251, Beaubien Est

Solo Lunch, Plateau

Santropol is not necessarily "healthy." Their 6.5 which is a sandwich of bananas, cream cheese, honey and jam has more calories and cholesterol than a Big Mac.

They have healthy options, like all restaurants (including McDonalds) but you have to know what to order.

85th birthday in special setting

Destinations w/ Terraces:
Maison Boulud 1228 Sherbrooke W
Le Castillion Hotel Bonaventure
Le Pavillon 2000 Remembrance

Destinations w/o Terraces:
Club Chasse et Pêche, 423 St Claude
Chez Delmo, 275 Notre Dame O
Les Jardins Sauvages, 17 Martin, St. Roch de l'Achigan
Notkins Oyster Bar, 1101 de Bleury

chinese food, dumplings, dim sum

Beijing, 92 de la Gauchetiere O
Gia Ba, 5766 Monkland
Plâts De Pates Hong Mère, 3795 Wellington
KanBai, 1813 Ste Catherine W
Nouilles de Lan Zhou, 998 Saint-Laurent
Lotus Bleu, 4847 Verdun
Mai Xiang Yuan, 1084 St Laurent
Mei Yuan, 1425 Mackay
Mon Nan, 43 de la Gauchetière
Qing Hua, 1676 Lincoln
Shi Tan, 1622 de Maisonneuve W (2nd floor)

3-day weekend in Montreal, mid-July | Need Itinerary

Thanks, but I was using just a *bit* of hyperbole.

Reservations in Montreal

What is the restaurant?

3-day weekend in Montreal, mid-July | Need Itinerary

Thursday night: Brasserie T! is right in front of your hotel, the kitchen is open until 11:30pm and it is head and shoulders better than La Banquise - which despite their publicist - doesn't even come close to making the best best poutine in town. Top 50, maybe.

Saturday night dinner: Either play rock, paper scissors to decide. Or probably easier, call and see which one will give you a reservation at the time you want. (Although I thought you said you were going to APDC on Saturday night?


Bagels: Saint Viateur and Fairmont are the most well known. But there are also REAL Bagel, Beaubien Bagel, Mont Royal Bagel, Super Bagel, Cote Saint Luc Bagel, Bagel de l'Ouest, Bagel's on Greene, La Fabrique de Bagel de Montréal, and MTL Bagel. My personal preference is Saint Viateur at the original location.

Bakeries: All of yours are very good to great. You might want to consider La Cornetteria, de Froment et de Sève, Fromentier, Le Paltoquet, Patisserie Rhubarbe, and Wawel. Also understand that while the words "Patisserie" and "Boulangerie" both get translated into the word Bakery. A Patisserie mainly makes sweet things, while a Boulangerie mainly makes bread.

Lunch: You're fine as you stand.

Day Drinking: Look into L'Île Noire, Le Capri, Comptoir vins et charcuteries, Else's.

As for wandering; I can't really help you, as I don't know how your walking/biking compares to mine. When I was a biker (30 years ago) I could easily do 100+ miles/day. Now on a good day, I'll walk 5 miles. On a bad day, to the corner and back with a pause to sit and gather my breath.

The neighborhoods/streets to check out would be (in no particular order) Sainte Catherine east and west, Sherbrooke west, Masson, Saint Laurent, Saint Denis, Fleury, Old Montreal, Jean Talon, Mont Royal, Saint Hubert, Wellington, Monk, and Little Italy.

3-day weekend in Montreal, mid-July | Need Itinerary

You might want to read the following recent threads which all deal with your question.

Once you have your short list, I'm certain people here will enjoy helping you fine tune it.

Lobster festival?

Lobster festival?

Single best restaurant in Montreal

Marc-André Royal (chef at Le St-Urbain) has nothing on Paul Roberts (chef at Chez Bouffe). Le St-Urbain is one of those 2, 2.5 star places that isn't particularly inventive or interesting.

The most positive thing I can think to say about it, is you're not going to get sick.

If we're really going to go about making a short list, we probably should get some more rigorous eligibility requirements than what insatiable appetite suggested originally.

Otherwise this is just going to dissipate into a pissing match/popularity contest.

Graduation Celebration Dinners for 15 People - Downtown Montreal

Les 400 Coups, 400 Notre-Dame E
Bouillon Bilk, 1595 St Laurent
Au Cinquieme Péché, 4475 St Denis
Chez Delmo, 275 Notre Dame O
Evoo, 3426 Notre Dame O
Notkins Oyster Bar, 1101 de Bleury
Les Temps Nouveaux, 815 de Maisonneuve E