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Uniburger Week

Sounds like an awesome way to celebrate two years in business.
https://www.facebook.com/events/40503...

I'm already looking forward to the third birthday celebration...

BYOB Recommendations

Chez Ennio, 1978 de Maisonneuve O 514-933-8168
A charming and quaint Italian restaurant. Nothing spectacular or mind-blowing. But getting food cooked and served by the equivalent of your Nono is nice and comforting.

Le P'Tit Plateau, 330 Marie Anne E 514-282-6342
High end classic French, using contemporary techniques. Extremely good, to amazing food, if not better.

about 10 hours ago
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurants for sale

Cafe Baci in Saint Henri, asking $65,000
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bfs/...

Restaurants for sale

My point exactly. Tourism Montreal (and all the others) complaining that there are too many restaurants here in Montreal is a load of hogwash.

Restaurants for sale

Just because it is "always packed" is no guarantee that it is making money, or is profitable.

The equipment at Brit and Chips isn't even vaguely close what was at McGill Hot Dog.

To mtlciaohound, if you can figure out a means to make a five year lease and the equipment at El Gitano, Caffe & Cucina or the Italian resto profitable, by all means go for it.

Restaurants for sale

There is a large difference between trying to recoup what they could, and actually being able to get any money.

If I had the cash, I'd look at each restaurant's books. If any of them were losing money, I wouldn't buy them even if they were free. Why would anyone be interested in buying a money losing business?

I understand it isn't as black and white as I am stating, but my point should be fairly clear: If there are too many restaurants in Montreal, then the value of restaurants not making money, or just covering costs, should be extremely low, if not zero.

El Gitano, Caffe & Cucina and the Italian Restaurant in Snowdon all strike me as being restaurants that are not making money, or just covering costs.

Arahova and Restaurant Pointe-Aux-Trembles are examples of restaurants serving unhealthy and not particularly tasty food. Again I realize it isn't as black and white as I am making it out. But if there are too many restaurants in Montreal, then the value of restaurants that served bad (ok, not good) food should be extremely low, if not zero.

Did I clarify my point enough? If not, feel free to ask more questions.

Restaurants for sale

El Gitano asking $129,000
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bfd/...

Caffe & Cucina asking $165,000 + Inventory
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bfd/...

Some Italian Restaurant in Snowdon asking $155,000 + Inventory
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bfd/...

Arahova LaSalle / Arahova Brossard asking $250,000/ch. Annual Sales $850,000/ch
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bfd/...

Restaurant Pointe-Aux-Trembles asking $339,995. Annual Sales of $914,000
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bfd/...

If everyone complaining about there being too many restaurants in Montreal was correct, then none of these restaurants would be worth a red cent.

Can Anyone ID this Food Truck?

Someone is selling theirs and I can't quite identify it.
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/cto/...

Finding a pig's head in montreal?

Any of the following butcher shops will be able to get one for you. My guess would be that the price might vary by about $20 depending on who you use.

Atlantic 5060 Cote-des-Neiges
Marchand du Bourg 1661 Beaubien E
Lawrence Butchershop, 5237 St Laurent
Viandes Mc Cormack, 947 de l'Église
Les Epicurieux, 389 Cherrier
Fermes St-Vincent, Jean-Talon Market
Chez Latina, 185 Saint Viateur O

Openings & Closings January, February and March 2015

I'm considering it as an experiment. I initially clicked on the Q&A by accident, but then after thinking about it, thought it might help in getting discussions going about individual restaurants in their own threads, instead of having on large discussion about the "new" restaurants in an openings/closings thread.

If by February it's confusing/unreadable/useless we can all click on the "flag" button and either get the moderators to change it to the standard format, or start a "new" openings/closings thread. After all there isn't going to be a whole heck of a lot happening at the beginning of 2015. Judging from last year, a bunch of places papering over for painting/renovations that I thought were closings when in fact they were not.

Tacos Tijuana

Address? Please.

Normand Laprise makes Order of Canada

The only other Quebec chefs that I know of to get the OC are Ricardo Larrivée and Marcel Kretz. Does anyone have a more up to date list than me?

Openings & Closings January, February and March 2015

Denpanosekai's post about Desserts Etc. opening soon, seemed as good as any reason to start the new Openings & Closings thread. For those that missed it they are opening up at 1853 Sainte-Catherine W.

Balkan grilled burger

You might want to try Marché Sofia at 2737 Salaberry. I haven't been able to make it out there myself, but I have heard rumour that they make pastirma and if they have a grill I would be surprised if they did not make cevapi.

And if you read a little further up on this thread, Adria Café Lounge at 6568 St Laurent and Café Sarajevo at 6548 St Laurent also make cevapi.

Bakeries with holiday specialties? (Non-Yule logs)

I'm impressed, a 7% price increase over 9 years. Less than 1% per year.

And while indeed the solstice did happen, the days don't start getting longer until next week, and it really isn't appreciable until the new year.

Best Ofs

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