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Intriguing List of Restaurants

It's just a weird mix of places, and has some large holes as well.

Intriguing List of Restaurants

Does anybody else here read Reddit? I saw this
http://www.reddit.com/r/montreal/comm... and was wondering if anybody knew more about it.

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

As a suggestion, instead of reviewing/commenting on a new restaurant in an Openings/Closing thread from 9 months ago, it might be easier for everyone if we started new threads for that restaurant instead.

In a year no one is going to think to look in this thread to find opinions on Sanduchon.

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What restaurants are open after midnight on x'mas eve

L'Instant, déli et pâtes at the Casino de Montréal
http://www.casinosduquebec.com/montre...

It isn't in Old Montreal, but close, open 24/7 and easily accessible by shuttle.

Ugh... Balsam Inn is good

I'm not certain I understand your review. You write "These cocktails are not the best" and "Neither dish was perfectly executed nor particularly innovative" and that the "Tiramisu was a bit odd."

Other than relatively cheap prices (for apparently, not so great food) I don't follow your logic in thinking that the place is great. Can you please elaborate?

What restaurants are open after midnight on x'mas eve

Hambar (St. Paul), L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel (SpringHill Suites), La Coupole (Le Crystal), Laurie Raphaël (Le Germain), Maison Boulud (Ritz Carlton) and Renoir (Sofitel) are all affiliated/attached to hotels. If you are staying at one of the hotels you should be able to get something to eat, if not at the restaurant, via room service.

And other hotels should be able to feed you as well.

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

RIP Sababa Grill. Just walked by and noticed a for rent sign on the papered up windows.

Moonshine BBQ

What were your two other meats and the sides? And how did they compare?

Moonshine?

Given that moonshine is illegally made liquor, you're extremely unlikely to find anyone admitting to making it, let alone suggesting where to buy it.

If by "moonshine," you really mean "un-aged whiskey," than you're going to have to go to the LCBO where they have Trybox New Make Corn Whiskey, and Trybox New Make Rye.

If all you want is clear whiskey, White Owl is available at the SAQ
http://www.saq.com/page/en/saqcom/can... it is a blend of Canadian wheat whiskies aged from three to ten years and then filtered. It is $40 for a bottle.

If you're going to Plattsburgh/Burlington, you need to stay in the US for at least 48 hours before you can bring back any alcohol duty-free. f you want to know how much duty and taxes will be, these are the Ontario calculations
http://www.lcbo.com/content/lcbo/en/c... if you cross the border into Quebec it will be about 10% - 15% more expensive.

And you will also not find "moonshine soaked cherries" legally, either. License holders are forbidden from selling anything macerated in alcohol.

Sea-urchin omelette?

Has anyone seen one on a menu in Montreal?

Montreal - Dec. 27'14 - Jan.2'15

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

Instead of burying valid news about Santa Barbara in a opening/closing thread, it might be a better idea next time to start a new thread to foster discussion.

Mid Priced Montreal Restaurants

The special at Milos is now $25.14 ($33 tax and tip included). And you get a choice of two appetizers, two "main" courses and ice cream or baklava for dessert. I put main in quotation marks because I'm not entirely certain I would consider a tuna burger a main course. 10 years ago it was a good deal, now I don't think it is anything but tired. There are many more choices (for the same price) for lunch.

More details here
http://milos.ca/restaurants/montreal

And if you are interested in late night specials, try these two links
http://dineafternine.ca/after-nine-me...
http://www.belledenuitmontreal.com/my...

Neither one is complete, nor has either one been updated for a while.

As for the best fish restaurant in Montreal, I'd suggest Chez Demo, although it is going to be much more than your budget allows.

Mid Priced Montreal Restaurants

Chez Bouffe, 4316 Ste Catherine E
Au Cinquieme Péché, 4475 St Denis
Cocagne, 3842 St Denis
Comptoir vins et charcuteries, 4807 St Laurent
Evoo, 3426 Notre Dame O
Hotel Herman, 5171 St Laurent
Kitchen Galerie, 60 Jean Talon E
Lawrence, 5201 St Laurent
Manitoba, 271 St-Zotique O
Le Renard, 330 Mont Royal E

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

As a suggestion, instead of reviewing/commenting on a new restaurant in the Openings/Closing thread, it might be easier for everyone if we started new threads for that restaurant instead.

In six months no one is going to think to look in this thread to find opinions on Kinka.

Gluten free poutine in Montreal?

Google can be your friend...

It is located at 8870 Rue Lajeunesse, Montréal, Québec H2M 1R6, Canada
and their phone number is 514-858-5711

It is kind of a dinner/theatre place without any real theatre. The staff dress up in costumes and it is all supposed to be kid of like it was in the 18th century. Unfortunately for them, hamburgers hadn't been invented, and they are known for their hamburgers. Which are neither awful, not life-changing.

The company that owns Les Filles du Roy restaurant in Old Montreal is the company that owns L'auberge du Dragon Rouge. Unfortunately Villeray/Rosemont/Ahuntsic is not as much of a tourist destination.

If you're in the neighborhood, the food is fine and won't make you sick. But it is most definitely not a destination restaurant.

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

As a suggestion, instead of reviewing/commenting on a new restaurant in the Openings/Closing thread, it might be easier for everyone if we started new threads for that restaurant instead.

In six months no one is going to think to look in this thread to find opinions on June Rose.

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

As a suggestion, instead of reviewing/commenting on a new restaurant in the Openings/Closing thread, it might be easier for everyone if we started new threads for that restaurant instead.

In six months no one is going to think to look in this thread to find opinions on Wilfred sur Laurier.

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

Seven different sizes. The noodles are all the same recipe. Four flat variations on width, three round variations on diameter. All with the same soup.

Anniversary pre-dinner drinks Plateau tomorrow?

Glad you enjoyed it.

Wine tasting class Montreal

Accès-Cible Jeunesse Rosemont
http://acjr.ca/degustation-de-vins

Decent pours, good selections, M. Mailloux is a little pedantic.

And then there are also...

Ateliers & Saveurs
http://www.ateliersetsaveurs.com/wine...

Allan Laforest
http://www.degustationslaforest.com/

Savori
https://www.savori.ca/fr/cours/vins-e...

Khachapuri?

Anyone know of any restaurants/bakeries serving it?

Anniversary pre-dinner drinks Plateau tomorrow?

And, I almost forgot. Happy Anniversary!

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

On Saint Denis at the corner of de Maisonneuve there's a sign in a window stating that something called Saint Houblon will be opening soon.
https://www.facebook.com/sainthoublon
http://sainthoublon.com/

Further up the street, in the old Starbuck's location, a place called Patrick's is in a similar state of renovation.
https://www.facebook.com/patrickspubi...

Anniversary pre-dinner drinks Plateau tomorrow?

Interpreting your "cocktails" as "before dinner drinks" I'd recommend the following (in alphabetical order)

Le Boudoir 85 Mont Royal
Doyen for drinking on the Plateau. Amazing (and cheap) scotch list. 12 local taps for beer. For cocktails anything beyond a martini might be a stretch.

The Emerald Hotel 5295 du Parc
Kind of like stepping into the lobby of a hotel in Key West in the 40s. No beer on tap (as far as I know) limited selection of scotches. But a seasonally changing cocktail menu along with a staff that has an encyclopedic knowledge. Bradley is probably one of the top 3 bartenders in the city.

Furco 425 Mayor
Some beer on tap (I don't remember which brands) some scotch. Some cocktails. pretty much the only reasonable place downtown where I would go for a drink. Their staff is good, as are the drinks.

Majestique 4105 St Laurent
New kid on the block. Extensive cocktail menu, very reasonable prices. Designed to look like a casse croute from the 60s, which works very well surprisingly enough. Never looked at their selection of scotches, and haven't considered ordering a beer there, either.

Pullman 3424 Parc
Arguably the best wine bar in the city. No beer. Maybe three scotches if they're lucky. Veronique and Gabriel are two of the finest sommeliers in town.

Sparrow 5322 St Laurent
A nifty selection of scotches, some local beers on tap, and a well chosen cocktail menu. The staff is top notch. More of a local bar than lounge, but definitely a destination in its own right.

Big in Japan the bar is overpriced and they don't train their staff properly. The last time I went there was pith on my garnish, and it took forever and a day to get served. I also had a friend who bought a bottle and only was able to drink half of it, because in between visits the rest "apparently" evaporated.

And then finally, Le Lab is good, but way too much emphasis on flair for my taste.

Last minute reservations for a small group

If you can wait to eat until 9:30, or 10 o'clock just about anyplace will be able to take you.

That being said, these are some places with awesome food that might have some space for your group next weekend:
Chez Bouffe 514 252 5420
Au Cinquieme Péché 514 286 0123
Cocagne 514 286 0700
Chez Delmo 514 288 4288
Evoo 514 846 3886
Au Petit Extra 514 527 5552
Le Valois 514 528 0202

After the Game on Saturday

Beijing, 92 de la Gauchetiere O
Bouillon Bilk, 1595 St Laurent
Maison Boulud, 1228 Sherbrooke W
Brasserie Capri, 2172 St Patrick
Evoo, 3426 Notre Dame O
Imadake, 4006 Ste Catherine W
Mon Nan, 43 de la Gauchetière
Au Pied de Cochon, 536 Duluth E

Pub Sir Joseph

In my opinion is not long for this world. I passed by at 7 o'clock this evening and there was not a single person in the restaurant. Granted it is (was) a Tuesday night and it was early. But nonetheless, it does not bode well for the establishment.

I would guess that its obituary is in the opening/closing thread 1st quarter 2015.

Does anybody else think differently?

Honeymoon Itinerary (Critique Please)

You might want to look into the following restaurants

Breakfast:
Binerie Mont Royal
Tous les jours
L'Express
Le Valois

Lunch:
Le Valois
L'Express
Manitoba
Lawrence
Bouilion Bilk
Dinette Triple Crown

Dinner:
Bouillion Bilk
Club Chasse & Peche
Chez Delmo
Hotel Herman
Au Pied de Cochon
Le Renard