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Sunday dinner res for group (of 8)

Yes sir, the dining room is opened up, we had lunch on the new side at some point in March.

Cartel Street Food?

I really liked the original Crescent version of Cartel, the second incarnation on St Urbain had some highlights but unfortunately they have slightly revamped the menu again.

One used to get two big beef braised tacos with plenty of beef inside, now they just serve 3 tiny corn tortilla tacos (the extra small ones) with barely any meat on top and they cover it with tomatoes and a bunch of sauces to make it seem that you are getting enough.

Their lobster roll (just one) was tasty but there was barely any lobster meat, very disappointing at $21. I'm glad they didn't use a bunch of celery and mayo filler but cmon put some more meat in it. Also the bun was way too oily.

I don't think I'll be going back unfortunately.

Openings & Closings: April, May and June 2015

That's some hefty price points for a generic menu.

Openings & Closings: April, May and June 2015

Oh no, their gyro was really good.

Openings & Closings: April, May and June 2015

"Remember that there is also the Shamrock placette; very nice place to sit and eat and drink."

It is a nice place but IMO for all the space they took up there should be more benches. If I'm not mistaken there are only 6 tables/benches on Shamrock and 2 on Casgrain, with long communal spots as well.

Seafood restaurant in Montreal

@Ghostquatre - I think the layout is due to OP starting a Q&A instead of a discussion.

I don't really see the point of having a Q/A option but hey.

restaurants in cote des neiges area and queen mary

Ella's Deli on Queen Mary is now named, Deli Queen. Ownership seems to be the same based on online information.

Anyone ever try Hot Africa across the street from Ella's? There only seems to be a vague mention from a couple of years ago. I guess I'll give it a try one of these days.

Seafood restaurant in Montreal

@kpzoo, What's the deal with Rayan (CDN location)? I walked in a few weeks ago to browse their fresh fish selection but wasn't impressed, they had the typical cheap stuff, i.e. basa and tilapia with some bass and salmon on display, that was pretty much it although to give them the benefit of the doubt I was there at off peak times so maybe their stock wasn't replenished. When I asked them for a takeout menu they said we don't have menus. There were no prices anywhere, maybe on the walls?

Seafood restaurant in Montreal

If you don't care about budget than go with Milos.


Food Trucks 2015

Their samosas were good but the rest of the offerings were horrible.

Fête du croissant 2015

Au Kouign Amann

Cream in Canada/Montreal

"....and 40% The Original Cream (sole ingredient: organic cream) for $5.25."

Noom, I assume you mean Orignal cream? If so I'll also assume that for $5.25 it's the 500 ml format? I've only seen the 1 liter format for $10 but I typically only need 500 ml.

Sports bar with good food

Actually, his title clearly states, "sports bar". The problem with a place like Icehouse which has real good food is that you can't really linger.


Mister_C, you probably would have been better off across the street from Man Li in the strip mall with Nouveau Maison Kam. I haven't tried their Soo-Guy and shrimps so I can't vouch for them but they do other classic CDN-Chinese plates quite well. They are very similar to Kam Shing although I believe they were connected to Maison Kam (NOT Kam Shing) on Cote de Neiges which doesn't exist anymore. They are always packed, especially on the weekend.

Butcher selling haggis?

5237 Saint Laurent
(514) 277-8880

I don't think they consistently carry it though, but drop by or call and ask them. I was there this weekend and can't say I noticed it. They always have one or two different items every few weeks on top of the regular selection.

Day 1 in Montreal in the books...day 2?

Yah, that's pretty impressive it was way too cold today for March 28th. We did the south to north walk today too at least the wind was at our back. The lighter coats and sneakers today were a bad idea but the market was the busiest I've seen it all year, I guess the sun fooled a lot of people today.

Bulk corn tortillas: best Montreal source?

Maya right by Jean Talon Market should be able to accomodate 400. They aren't very pricey, I believe 500 gr costs about $4-$5 for maybe 30 tortillas, not too sure how many are in the 500g bag. I'm sure they will give you a good price for 400.

Road trip from New York to Montreal tonight...where to stop along the way?

This Oscars place sounds interesting, I'll have to keep it in mind. There's Hattie's in Saratoga but you'll probably have to wait in line if you get there at a busy time.

Restaurants for sale

Add the Moe's Casse Croute near the Forum.


Heading to Montreal by way of NYC next weekend and feeling overwhelmed and under-prepared!

I agree with kpzoo, drive straight to Schwartz's and get that meal out of the way, you should be able to find a spot right in front at that time too.

Heading to Montreal by way of NYC next weekend and feeling overwhelmed and under-prepared!

With good reason you get flamed! lol

The only place worth going to in the underground city is at Eaton Center and that is, Nudo.

Heading to Montreal by way of NYC next weekend and feeling overwhelmed and under-prepared!

boywonder, I always recommend driving around Montreal (at least for one of your days) to out of towners. Montreal is NOT NYC it's a very easy city to drive around especially on the weekend. At least the areas most people suggest such as; Mile End, Little Italy/Jean Talon Market.

That is if you are OK with paying for parking on the street and feeding parking meters, walking around a certain neighborhood for awhile and then driving to another area and repeating. Our subway system is of course very convenient as well, I just find driving gives you the opportunity to see so many more parts of our city. If you are lucky you can easily find free spots on the side streets.

Evening parking around places like L'Express and Lemeac could be an issue but not at midnight. I would definitely drive directly to your late night destination upon your arrival.

A walk from Liverpool House to Jean Talon Market is closer to 2 hours, I wouldn't recommend it.

Zeppole Time

That time of the year again, I tried the zeppoles at San Marco (1581 Jean Talon East) and they put the ones from the place in Kirkland to shame, you have a choice of ricotta or custard. I went with the ricotta, oh so so good, the doughnut on it's own is unreal.

How do you say Cheers in Every Language...

Yasou is a greeting which translates into, "hi there". The correct phrase is, "stin yamas" (στην υγειά μας) which directly translates to, "to our health".

Opa is typically not something that is said when toasting.

Mar 23, 2015
JerkPork in Not About Food

Eater Montreal; Veal vs. Pork

Here's the article Crunch.


Eater Montreal; Veal vs. Pork

I agree with Lagatta, why don't you send a message to Ian on his twitter account.

Local colas: 1642 and bec-cola

I was holding one in my hand the other day because I'm curious to try it even though I'm not a big soda drinker either. Than I said why am I going to spend 2.50 + tax on a bottle of soda, almost the same price as a bottle of microbrew. I guess I'll "splurge" and try it one of these days out of curiosity.

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

Anyone know what's going on with the burger place in the old Dad's location on Sherbrooke? Last time I passed by a few weeks ago it looked like the door was boarded up.

Lunch - Jean Talon Market

Albino, what's inexpensive for you? Triple Crown definitely a good option as someone mentioned.

Anything like Martins' Potato Rolls in Toronto?

That sucks, I kind of figured that was the case as I've looked for them a couple of times recently to no avail.