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First trip to Montreal

To nuance cherylmtl's comment. Compared to bourbon bars in the US there are slim pickings here in Quebec. Yes, there are some very good bourbons available here, just not an awful lot. I personally, was referencing bars in town with a sufficiently large selection of what was available here that also did very good cocktails.

about 15 hours ago
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

First trip to Montreal

Birthday (and great places for good food) dinner suggestions (in alphabetical order):
Le Chien Fumant, 4710 De Lanaudière 514 524-2444
Club Chasse et Pêche, 423 St Claude 514 861-1112
Lawrence, 5201 St Laurent 514 503-1070
Manitoba, 271 St-Zotique O 514 270-8000
Au Pied de Cochon, 536 Duluth E 514 281-1114

Bourbon and Cocktail Bars:
Le Boudoir 85 Mont Royal
Burgundy Lion 2496 Notre Dame O
The Emerald 5295 du Parc
Icehouse 51 Roy E
L'Ile Noire. 1649 St Denis
Sparrow 5322 St Laurent

Saint Laurent from the river to Jean Talon
Sainte Catherine from Greene to de Lorimier
Chemin Olmstead on the mountain

Bike Rides:
Lachine Canal from Old Montreal to Dorval
This one

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Notkin's is now open for business.

In related news, Daniel Notkin is also trying to complete a film.

Nothing like burning the candle at both ends...

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Jonah James has apparently declared bankruptcy. The auction is on Monday.

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Taverne Le Mont Royal is undergoing major renovations, and likely to come out the other end looking like the "new and improved" Midway.

Sad news all around.

A Real Dining Experience

Bouillon Bilk, 1595 St Laurent
Club Chasse et Pêche, 423 St Claude
Chez Delmo, 275 Notre Dame O
L'Express, 3927 St Denis
Laloux, 250 Pine E

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Something called Bolo Bolo, doing gourmet meatballs (probably similar to Le Ballpark) is opening in the old Café Méliès location inside Ex-Centris.


Street Fair Stalls

As there are four street fairs going on this weekend (Saint Hubert, Saint Laurent, Monkland and Wellington) I was wondering if anyone had any particular food stalls (not food trucks) that they prefer.

I know on Saint Laurent, the La Vieille Europe grill (chicken and sausages) is particularly popular.

please help! 30th bday drinks/dinner recommendations?

Les Accords 212 Notre Dame O
Le Castillion Hotel Bonaventure
Club Espagnol du Quebec 4388 St Laurent
La Coupole 1325 René Lévesque O
Foodlab 1201 St Laurent
Taverne Gaspar 89 de la Commune E
Icehouse 51 Roy E
Jardin Nelson 407 Place Jacques Cartier
Le Pavillon 2000 Remembrance
Le Pèlerin-Magellan 330 Ontario Est
Le Reservoir 9 Duluth E
Vices et Versa 6631 St Laurent
El Zaz Bar 4297 Saint-Denis

Dirty Dogs is expanding

They have an investor from the US who is interested in helping them open a second restaurant with the idea to use it as proof-of-concept for franchsing.

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

Up there I also quite like La Ligne Rouge and Petit Alep.

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

No worries, no problems. Ten to 20 years ago there was awesome Banh Mi at the corner of Saint Laurent & de la Gauchetiere, but it burned down. Five to ten years ago, Cao Thang was the bomb.

But sadly those days are long gone. Now I go to Marche Hung Phat, 7099 St Denis. Unfortunately it is not as convenient for me, so I don't eat as many Banh Mi as I would like.

Jardin Tiki, the review you've all been waiting for!!!

Will he have enough money to crush Tiki fan's worldwide after losing this battle?

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

Read the thread...

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

I have to respectfully disagree, Vua is a chain making banh mi that won't make you sick, but are nothing to go out of your way for.

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

Les Temps Nouveaux is very nice, not too expensive, if a tad conservative.

The other places I like in that area are downscale, Uniburger or bars. The Cinematheque Quebecoise and Le Pèlerin-Magellan have awesome terasses. Brasserie Cherrier, Cheval Blanc, Ile Noire, Saint Bock and Pub de la Place are all fine drinking establishments that I frequent depending on my mood, bankroll, and companions.

First real foodie visit to Montreal - some specific requests

Glad to meet you here, and it looks like you should try Paul's Patates and Chez Ma Tante. They are as good as those at Pataterie Chez Philippe and Pierrette Patates.

Why are there no depanneurs in Chinatown?

I do not want to find depanneurs near Chinatown. I do not want to find depanneurs in the vicinity of Chinatown. I do not want want to find depanneurs close to Chinatown.

I am asking WHY there are no depanneurs IN Chinatown?

Why are there no depanneurs in Chinatown?

That dep is not in Chinatown. It's facing Peace park and its primary clientele are the inhabitants of Peace park.

Why are there no depanneurs in Chinatown?

Is it because of historical precedent? If so, do you know where I can find proof? Were all the depanneurs located in what is now Complexe Guy Favreau? And they didn't move when it was built? Or is it some other reason?

The best Épiceries in Montreal?

Atlantic, 5060 Cote des Neiges
Ella's Deli, 4968B Queen Mary
Le Latina, 185 Saint Viateur O
Boucherie Lawrence, 5237 St Laurent
La Maison du Roti, 1969 Mont Royal E
Trip de Bouffe, 277 Mont Royal E
La Vieille Europe, 3855 Saint Laurent

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Their website and Facebook page both state "VACANCES ESTIVALES / SUMMER VACATION
De retour en Septembre - Returning in September"


First real foodie visit to Montreal - some specific requests

She (or he) was here in October 2013.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/922036 Schwartz's didn't make it on to the trip report.

First real foodie visit to Montreal - some specific requests

1. Good brasserie
L'Express, Laloux, M sur Masson, Au Petit Extra, Le Valois

2. Eat great montreal smoked meat
The Main, Delibee's, Smoke Meat Pete's

3. Great poutine
Paul's Patates, Chez Ma Tante, Pataterie Chez Philippe, Pierrette Patates

4. Bring home bagels or other Montreal goodies for foodie friends.
Délires du terroir 6406 Saint Hubert
Fous de la Gaspésie 1253 Beaubien E.
Les Iles en Ville 5335 Wellington
Marché des Saveurs du Québec 280 Place du Marche N

6. Looking for great Italian/Spanish imported grocers.
Berchicci 6205 Couture
Mayrand 5650 Metropolitan

95% alcohol

best ethiopian?

There's also East Africa Restaurant on Sherbrooke W and Abiata on Saint Denis.

Montreal Whisky's Soirée Canadienne

A nice presentation on some old Canadian Whiskies

Jul 30, 2014
EaterBob in Spirits

Best chicken available in Montreal?

You can order directly from Le Crépuscule. $11/kg 2 - 3 kg for the large, 1.5 - 1.9 kg for the small.

Recommendations for one mind-blowing meal.

You don't need to do all 10. (I probably would tap out at 6 or 7 including desert). But you wanted memorable...

You can also make it work, by sharing dishes, and ordering entrees, kind of like a make your own tasting menu. I don't know how many people you plan on sharing this with. But if you were six, it could be done by ordering one bottle of wine to share amongst you, and two identical dishes at each restaurant. Which would give everyone a glass and a forkful. If you were two, I would share one plate, and order glasses of wine (a glass and two or three forkfuls).

As for specific dishes, all of the restaurants are market driven and emphasize local ingredients (Le Renard even more so than the others). So the menus change often (in most cases weekly). I would stick for the most part to specials.