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Best restaurant tartare

Hi Beepis:
We did have no problem at the border. NAFTA allows you $20 of dairy product we declared our dairy product but did not stipulate if the milk was 1%,2% or raw which to me is normal. FF

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finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Carnivore-pescavore pair in Montreal and QC

I second Chasse et Peche never missed yet. On a more relaxed side I would suggest Le Richmond in Griffintown with a very nice mixed menu of fish and beef. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and does a brisk 5-7 business and on warm Summer nights they have a retractable roof that opens up half the restaurant.

Best restaurant tartare

New on the scene is Le Richmond in Griffintown. A lively restaurant with a retractable roof for sunny summer days. I had a very good beef tartare there two weeks ago.

Best smoked salmon in town? (take out)

I am not sure you are responding to my posting JP, but Ovenhead Smoked salmon comes from St George Nb and is from the Bay of Fundy.

Anything decent near Mont Tremblant /Ste Agathe?

I agree with DTJosie that Mt Tremblant is a wasteland of bland food for land locked tourists. All of Josie's recs are right on. Only one was missed, Gil's Beefeater Restaurant ( Formerly known as Alfred's Beefeater ) a quirky little place tucked behind Ste Agathe in Arundel. The drive to the Restaurant in the Summer is beautiful. The steaks are great and used to come from Alfred's Angus herd. I've never had any fish dishes but friends have enjoyed them.

Best smoked salmon in town? (take out)

In 2006 it was the best in town, in 2008 it was the best in town and now in 2015 there is NO smoked salmon better than the Ovenhead salmon sold at and Poissonerie Atwater or Poissonnerie Westmount‎. Nothing comes close !!
Poissonerie Victoria comes in as a distant second.


The best Shitake producer in Quebec is Pinehollow Shitake in Ste Adele Qc. He supplies the best restaurants up north. It is small batch matured in logs from his property.Best to place order via email. Tony at ;

Places in Montreal you WOULDN'T take your kid?

I agree with the lawyer Bouillon Bilk and Liverpool House are NOT restaurants to bring a 3y/o. The others are all good choices.

Monday Birthday Dinner-Terrace in/around Montreal

Yup, changed names in 2014 but is still the same quality and very well suited for a multi generational dinner out.

Monday Birthday Dinner-Terrace in/around Montreal

A nice terrace for all ages open Monday is Bice on Sherbrooke St W near the Museum.

standing rib roast

The Biftheque closed about a year ago. Norman is no longer the Beef God he used to be things have changed in the meat business and new candidates have taken his place. Norm used to come in to Tony's (Boucherie Westmount ) to look at his product.

Vietnamese in Montreal that don't serve the usual

A big vote for Nhu Y as most authentic Vietnamese resto in town. The sweet potato cakes with shrimp on top, hand wrapped in lettuce and herbs is out of this world and with a little rose from Provence how could you go wrong.

First time in Montreal - what area to explore?

If you find the consensus moving you towards Le Plateau/Mile End you are better to book your lodging with AirB&B as the Hotels are scarce in that area.


"A traditional part of the Christmas réveillon and New Year's Eve meal in Quebec" says Wikipedia. It is sold all year long but the greatest consumption is during the winter months. Not many people have the urge for Tourtiere when it 30 degrees out. Now you know Max.


I wasn't talking about the quality standards i was talking about buying Tourtieres out of season. I am glad to see that you are a clairvoyant and can judge a Tourtiere that you have never tasted or have no knowledge of their product they put in it. There is a great distance between perception and reality


Shame on them for selling past due product. At a place like that the big boom for that product is winter months. The next time go to La Binerie on Mont Royal where they sell Tourtieres all year round.

Suggestions for Good Pho on St. Laurent?

I agree 100% with EaterBob but in reverse order of preference. I prefer the broth at Pho Lien and they have Sate ( in Vietnam Sate is like a Sambal ) to add that gives it great taste along with a small very hot chili pepper.

Brisket in Montreal

Best Angus brisket is from Boucherie Westmount call Tony before going as his meat orders come in at different times during the week. 514-481-1811

truffle oil

I have never had a good truffle oil. I get truffle butter at Nicola Travaglini on Mozart near the JTM. Nicola is one of the largest importers of truffles and truffle product from Italy.

Has anyone been to Le Paris recently?

I had my birthday there every year ( 60's 70's) at Le Paris , my favorite item on the menu were the sweetbreads. Then as the restaurant scene changed my tastes moved over to Les Halles and Chez Bardet .Chez Paris was left in a cloud of dust. For old times sake I went back about five years ago. The family that owned had just sold it to the staff and most of the items were the same unfortunately for me sweetbreads were only put on the menu du jour from time to time. The food was competent but not newsworthy. Now its a BYOB and that is not a good sign.


If I was eating Jackfruit in Australia in February we have to be out of season now. I also remembered that Etienne DeVienne at JTM used to import them before he opened his two shops.


I just had some great Jackfruit in Australia in February, If you were to check at JTM call Chez Louis.

Restaurant near the Bell Centre with kids

Burger de Ville on Stanley
Santa Lucia on Stanley for great stone oven pizzas & Italian fare
Ariel on Drummond French Bistro food.
Mandy's on Crescent for the best salads downtown
Alexandre on Peel French Bistro food with an old school steak tartare made at your table

Old-School Pizza Question

My two favorites are Miss Jean Talon and Pendeli's on Cote St Luc Road. Nothing has changed in 30 years,

Snow White Cream Soda

Snow White has been gone for at least 40 years. Cott still makes a good cream soda available at depaneurs and local groceries.

Montreal recs for pescetarian

Here the issue is not fish but the ethnic preparation. The top seafood stop in Montreal is Milos on Park Ave a greek resto. At lunch and after 10pm a three course meal is $20.15 all other times of the day it is VERY expensive.To think Middle Eastern I would say La Sirene du Mer or EZO on L'Acadie. Italian you have both Bis and DaVinci downtown. Portuguese you have Ferriera on Peel that is one of the best in Montreal. For Japanese Park on Victoria has Montrealer's raving.British you can have a great lunch at Brit and Chips or The Burgundy Lion. I can go on but this is a good start.

BYOW for Cocktail Dinatoire


Quebec Airport Suggestons

Maybe at Vasco de Gama at Trudeau Airport ? Thats the only place I can think of.

Lobster festival?

This year has been a tough year for "Lobster Festivals" as the price has not gone down to an affordable price. At Mothers Day the stores felt obliged to bring the price down but it was a lost leader. The reason for the high prices is that the ice only finally melted two weeks ago and that did not allow the fishermen to go out and catches were small so the price is extra high. The next break might come closer to Father's Day at which time the " Lobster Festival "signs will go out at restaurants.

Smoked Meat w/non-meat eating husband

I would try either The Main on St Laurent or Lester's on Bernard or Snowdon Deli on Decarie who all have varied menus.