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Recommendations for a memorable dining experience

Try DNA in old mtl

Jul 08, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Alas, No Space at Au Pied de Cochon....Now What?!

I wouldn't rule out Joe Beef - not sure what the "anglo" verison of APDC means but it's definitely worth a try. Also, I doubt you'd get reservations at Garde Manger this late in the game. It was hard getting reservations before Chuck's boom on the Food Network. Even more impossible now on such short notice.

My vote goes to Joe Beef... or DNA.

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

Jun 23, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Everything closed Friday, June 24?

Most businesses & government offices will be closed, but bars and restaurants will be open. No need to worry... the city will be bustling with blue and white flag wavers :)

Jun 22, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Not-to-be-missed restaurants outside of downtown and Old Montreal

I'd recommend Tripolis in Parc Extension. It's a small Greek place that's quite nice. It's not fine dinning, but I doubt you'd be disappointed.

Parking there is on the if-fy side. There is definitely street parking, but not sure about getting one in site of the resto.

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Tripolis Souvlaki Restaurant
679 St Rock, Montreal, QC H2Y, CA

Jun 22, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lobster Festival Resto?

I have a serious craving for lobster and was thinking of hitting up a restaurant this weekend. I've had the lobster spaghetti at Joe Beef and lobster poutine at Garde Manger. Looking for something more surf and turf-ish. Was thinking of Chez Magnan. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

Jun 15, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Wait time at Au Pied Du Cochon on a Friday night?

i'd be very surprised if a walk-in gets you a table, with or without a wait. If anything, you might get lucky with a couple of seats at the bar.... but that's even unlikely

Jun 14, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quick tips for Plateau delivery or local pickup.

Not sure how west you are but there's Mamie Clafoutis on St. Denis. It a bakery with los of yummy things, including sandwiches.

Also, you can go to a place like Formagerie Hamel and stock up on cheeses and charcutieries and makes yourself a gourmet sandwich. I think there's one on Mont Royal if memory serves me...

Jun 13, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Mondial de la bière 2011

The last few years I been when it was windsor station, the lineup to get in was insane! From what I remember, we wait over an hour just to get it. Seeing as how you went and now that it has moved to bonaventure, are the waits to get in as long?

Jun 09, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Visiting MTL Fathers day weekend

Try Brit & Chips for cheap-ish eats. As the name indicates, fish & chips!
I would add Joe Beef to your dinner list, or their sister restaurent Liverpool House. Kind of bistro-esque type food. There's also Au Pied de Cochon with is a pretty popular place for dinner. The chef is a little wacky which is always a good thing. Make reservations in advance!

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

Jun 09, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best and Worst Grocery Store Finds...

Aren't they the best?!?!? Saw the little bags at the dep in Central Station! Hopefully no need to stock up every time in go to ON anymore!!

Jun 08, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best and Worst Grocery Store Finds...

I saw a big bag of Cool Ranch Doritos (the blue bag) ONCE at the Provigo an Mt Royal and St Urban. Yummy!!! Sadly they were no longer there the next time I went :(

Jun 08, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Suggestions for a date?

I would try Joe Beef. It might be a little out of your price range if you plan to drink more than say a bottle of wine, but well worth it.

For old Monteal, try Mechant Boeuf. The ambiance is pretty nice and laid back. There's a live DJ I think on Thurs-Saturday.

Casual, try Icehouse. It's sort of a texas style BBQ place. Chicken, ribs, tacos.... It's a small place so you might have to wait for a table depending on the time you go. Try to get there early for drinks and you're more likely to get a table. Around 6ish should be fine.

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

Jun 06, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best place for after dinner drinks for a hip couple in their 30's in Old Montreal?

l'assomoire on Notre Dame has a pretty good cocktail list. They have another location on Bernard. I know the one on Bernard you can't just drink, you have to buy a ittle something to eat. Something about their liquor license. They usually have little apps to share. I don't think the one on Notre Dame has this restriction....

May 27, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

recommendations for st. denis / st. catherine?

there's Chu Chai on St.Denis that is a thai vegetarian place. My non meat eating friends tell me it's one of the better veg places in the city.

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Chu Chai
4088 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M5, CA

May 27, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

3 nights in Montreal

forgot to mention DNA... that would be on my tops picks as well

May 19, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

3 nights in Montreal

I doubt you'll regret APDC. Not really full of tourists. Lots of locals. I think it's a sure thing, in my opinion. Also good choice on Garde Manger. I always get the cromesquis as a small pre-starter to my starter. Deep Fried Fois Gras!!! Yumm!

Liverpool house is the same owners as Joe Beef, both would be excellent options. On that same note, Joe Beef expanded and took over Mckiernan to open Joe Beef Oyster bar. You might want to check that out.

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

Mckiernan's
Montreal, QC, Montreal, QC , CA

May 19, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Last-Minute Birthday Cake -- Help!

Mmmmm coffee and cake monrning sugar rush is the BEST!

May 19, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal smoked meat--The Main v. Schwartz's

i'll give you points for being diplomatic...

May 19, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Last-Minute Birthday Cake -- Help!

My vote is Lafrenaie.... yes they're big cakes but who's complaining!

May 19, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Visiting: Looking for amazing/fascinating dinner meal w great service

Forgot about DNA... good call. Hit up the bar area before dinner. The all-dressed martini is yum!

May 18, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal smoked meat--The Main v. Schwartz's

maybe my memories have been skewed after all this time! :)

May 18, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Just Good Sushi Please.

Any thoughts on Isakaya on Parc & Mitlon? I've had both good and bad experiences...

May 18, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal smoked meat--The Main v. Schwartz's

what about Le Roi due Smoke Meat on St.Hubert. I remember it being very good, mind you haven't been there in ages

May 18, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Visiting: Looking for amazing/fascinating dinner meal w great service

250 / person not including alcohol?? wow, you can totally eat for way less...

if you're looking to spend, queue de cheval or club chasse et peche, Toque

There are tons of great places that are musts - Joe Beef, Garde Manger, 400 Coups, Bis, Bar et Boeuf, Holder, Barroco

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

club chasse et peche
Montreal, Montreal, QC , CA

May 18, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal for the Canada Day long weekend - where would you eat and drink?

ok, here goes...
pizza, try Amelios. it's in the McGill ghetto, which mean lots of college kids but the pizza is pretty good. (ameliospizza.com). It's also a bring-your-own-wine place. There's also Pizza Napoletana in little italy (www.napoletana.com), bring-your-own wine as well. I haven't been there in years but I remember it being very good.

Try Ice House on Roy & St. Dominique. Bourbon Lemonade!! Yummy. The food is sort of tex-mex, tacos, chicken and ribs. Not sure if they open for lunch, but they have a patio.

Must try - Joe Beef!! Probably my favourite place. There a nice pub across the street, The Burgundy Lion, for drinks before your meal.

That's all I got for now!

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

Amelio's
201 Rue Milton, Montreal, QC H2X1V5, CA

May 17, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Wedding Venues - Sept 2012

I went to a wedding where they rented out the top of the restaurant Newtown. Not sure if they had it catered though. The place was really nice. Great view of the city and if you have a lot of out of town guests, lots of hotel options near by. Good luck!

May 16, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal's Best Halvah

I think the one we alway bought was Rabih. It's the one with the green plastic top. My dad used to sell it at our middle eastern grocery store. And now I'm craving it!!

May 16, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dinner in Old Montreal for under $20 per person

Not really in the centre of Old Montreal, but give Brit & Chips a try. The name is probably a dead giveaway but it's a fish & chips type place.

May 13, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where's the best burger in Montreal

It's a bit out of the way, but Jukebox in the west island (near marche de l'ouest) is pretty damn good. Mechant Boeuf is yummy too. Going there tonight!

May 13, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

New lebanese

Try Daou. I'm lebanese and this is where my family goes if we want good food (not as good as mom's though!) http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant...

May 13, 2011
randa_h74 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)