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Tazah on the Plateau/Syrian in general

Go for any of the fattehs. Here you see the fattet makdous (small eggplants).

Mar 02, 2014
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

New Yorker looking for quintessential Montreal cheap eats 2014

Thanks. And even if it is a must, which it is pretty much for me, it is impossible to factor it in a meal value, because the price can vary so much, even at the same place, from $5 for a local beer to $200 or more for a bottle of wine... Really no point in making it part of any "price" discussion.

Feb 05, 2014
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

New Yorker looking for quintessential Montreal cheap eats 2014

The OP did not mention anything about drinks. You can EAT at Icehouse for less than $20, period. Your argument would apply at all the other places suggested on this post.

Feb 05, 2014
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

New Yorker looking for quintessential Montreal cheap eats 2014

I disagree. Like I said, some items are cheap, while others are a little pricier. The original person asked for $20 per person. You can easily get stuffed at Icehouse for $19: Grilled Steak Burrito $11 and Fried Chicken Tacos $8, just as an example.

Feb 04, 2014
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

New Yorker looking for quintessential Montreal cheap eats 2014

Here are a few budget-friendly suggestions that won't disappoint (note, these are personal favorites):

Al-Baghdadi in the downtown Concordia Ghetto area serves the city's best and freshest manakish (Middle Eastern pizza, first picture below). You can also grab a shisha here and discover the city's Middle Eastern community.

Blackstrap BBQ in Verdun is a great Memphis-style BBQ joint. Be prepared to show up early because they run out of meat on a daily basis. The only thing is that Verdun is largely a residential area, so you probably wouldn't be in the area otherwise (2nd pic below, brisket sandwich).

Icehouse right off the city's iconic The Main (Saint-Laurent boulevard) serves great southern food. Some items are pricier but you can easily eat well here for less than $20 a person (3rd pic below, southern brunch).

Jano, also on The Main, serves Portuguese meats in a cozy, warm setting.

Le Boucan, in the city's blossoming Little Burgundy area, serves BBQ fare in a relaxed environment (4th pic below, BBQ chicken breast, best in city).

Satay Brothers, in another gentrifying neighborhood, Saint-Henri serves one of the city's best Asian soups (5th pic below) as well as other Southeast Asian specialties.

Hope this helps.

Feb 04, 2014
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Wedding Venue Help !

Check out L'Ambroisie in Saint-Henri. It's a converted commercial/light industrial space with tons of character:

http://www.ambroisie.ca/

Dec 03, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dinner spot

Don't think either of those 3 serve brunch or lunch on Sundays.

Here are a few Sunday night options: Le Mas des Oliviers, Brasserie T, F Bar, L'Express, Pastaga, Lemeac, Holder, Dominion Square Tavern.

Nov 14, 2013
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delivery?

justeat.ca

Nov 04, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dinner spot

Go for Bouillon Bilk. It is one of the best under-the-radar spots in town. Not a lot of people talk about it, but it's top notch.

Nov 04, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

downtown foodies- but with extended family: Decca 77, Beaver Hall, Dominion?

I would go with Beaver Hall. It's very large, has a very diverse menu that's bound to satisfy everyone.

Oct 01, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Recommendations for brunch w/ kids, in Montreal or within an hour by car

You can try the brunch at Chateau Vaudreuil. The food is a little on the generic side but the setting and surroundings are beautiful.

Oct 01, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Italian for foodies w/ 8 month old baby

You should be ok at Venti. Just don't go too late.

Oct 01, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Favorite Destination Restaurants Downtown?

Hi, I'll be visiting Toronto with my wife and two toddlers. I need some recommendations for brunch, lunch and dinner. Staying at The Westin Harbour Castle. Nearby suggestions are preferable. Much appreciated.

Sep 04, 2013
514eats in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dinner with a view

View is a tough one in Montreal. Your best bets would be Communion (kinda touristy food-wise and not exactly a great view, but a nice terrace on a wide sidewalk) and Terrasses Nelligan (Hotel rooftop terrace)

Sep 04, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

top restaurants in Montreal and Old Quebec

I would suggest the following (for Montreal):

French: Bouillon Bilk, Pastaga
Italian: Beatrice (f.k.a. Bice), Osteria Venti
Seafood: Cafe Ferreira (Portuguese), Milos (Greek)
Steak: La Queue de Cheval, Moishe

Aug 08, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

2 foodie couples in their early 30s vsiiting montreal from Toronto

I would go with Joe Beef, Park and L'Express.

For trendy drinks, check out SuWu and La Champagnerie.

Aug 08, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Creative/Authentic Italian in Montreal

Didn't know that, but their dinner menu is fairly expensive.

Jul 29, 2013
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Creative/Authentic Italian in Montreal

I would add Beatrice (fka Bice): upscale place in Golden Square Mile. Very expensive, but worth the experience.

Da Vinci is another longstanding place downtown that's on the upscale side, but I find they've been losing ground lately with the food.

Otherwise your list is solid.

Jul 29, 2013
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Anything food worthy in and around Anjou ?

Nope :)

Jul 29, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Near the Westin edge of Old Montreal

Here are some of our favorite Old Montreal joints: Barroco (Spanish), Beaver Hall (French), BEVO Bar + Pizzeria (Italian), Gibby's (Steakhouse), Helena (Portuguese), Osteria Venti (Italian).

Jul 03, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

First Time in Old Montreal

Here are a couple places we like that will serve you a late dinner in Old Montreal:

Barroco: trendy, intimate Spanish restaurant.
BEVO Bar + Pizzeria: happening pizzeria, touristy area (1st pic below: Saccense Pizza).
Mechant Boeuf: happening gastro-pub.

Weekend lunch is trickier because most places only serve brunch on weekends, but you can try Verses in Hotel Nelligan. They actually have a full lunch menu on the weekends.

Jul 03, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where can I get Sabra spicy hummus in Montreal?

Because it's opening very soon and will almost certainly still carry it...

Jun 12, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where can I get Sabra spicy hummus in Montreal?

I think most Metro supermarkets carry it. At least the one in Westmount does. Also, the Cinq Saisons (which is currently under construction) in Westmount has it too.

Jun 12, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Brunch questions

Believe it or not, but if you use downtown as your starting point, Su is equally close as Rumi, whether by car or public transit :)

Jun 03, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Is Garde-Manger closed for summer?

I wouldn't trust Open Table 100%. It doesn't seem to have ALL availabilities. Keep calling.

Jun 03, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Brunch questions

If you're consider Middle Eastern, you should definitely entertain Su, the Turkish restaurant in Verdun. Its new brunches have been generating a lot of buzz lately.

Jun 03, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Top BYOB or Table d'Hote at the moment

We never said it was a great place, we just suggested it as a newer place on the BYOW scene that made some noise when it first opened. We've only been once and had an average experience.

May 27, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Top BYOB or Table d'Hote at the moment

There's Le Smoking Vallee that opened a little over a year ago in Saint-Henri, the neighborhood that's currently the talk of the town. It's a BYOW and serves creative French-inspired cuisine.

May 16, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

What's new Montreal??

Unfortunately, this is more a "bad marketing" issue that probably works on the South Shore/suburb demographic. I don't find this video makes the place justice. They do have one solid mixologist in Andrew Whibley, who should not be penalized because of the joint's marketing strategy.

May 03, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

What's new Montreal??

Yes it's in Brossard. That video is a definite turn-off. The guys behind Maison Publique and Le Bremner opened this place to tap into the huge south shore market. They have good drinks, the food is very normal.

May 03, 2013
514eats in Quebec (inc. Montreal)