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État-Major

Have friends coming from NYC this weekend and we couldn't get into Quartier General but the woman on the phone recommended their other resto État-Major. Can't find anything on Chowhound, has anybody been?

Mar 24, 2014
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Visiting Montreal in April after years away

La Banquise for decadent poutine is fun, and in the plateau. Beauty's for brunch/lunch is an institution, if you get there early enough you won't have to wait in line on the weekends. Love Momesso's and the subs rock but there is zero atmosphere so I wouldn't bother (I always take out). If your family likes mexican, Grumman 78 is a fun kid-friendly atmosphere with great food - it's a drive from where you are but worth it IMO. Don't forget about smoked meat - if you feel like waiting, you can hit Schwartz's but you can also do Snowdon Deli for lunch and get your smoked meat and Cherry cola fix.

Mar 24, 2014
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Visiting with elderly father-in-law

Thinking about where my parents like to dine, Lemeac is an excellent suggestion. Nice sophisticated atmosphere, lovely part of town, not too loud but not dull. Other suggestions would be Moishes or Gibby's - traditional Montreal steakhouses that also do fish. I prefer Moishe's and think the food is superior, but many people love Gibby's. Good cocktails available at both restos. La Sirene de la Mer is a lebanese restaurant that has a fish market attached - good food, simply prepared and busy but not too loud atmosphere. Located on Jean-Talon, not a particularly interesting part of town but very popular with locals. Also not far from there, Rib and Reef serves steak and fish - popular with business people. Good luck and enjoy your trip!

Mar 24, 2014
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Great salads in Montreal

For me it was The Diligence salad bar on Decarie and Jean Talon...those were the days. I am on the hunt as well for a great salad bar with high quality ingredients (like Fogo de Chao, wow is that good) - alas, nothing in Montreal that I can find. Commensal has a cold portion of their buffet that has salad items and I find it very good (only location left I believe is on McGill College). But no legit salad bars. Heard of a lunch place on Notre Dame near the market that serves delicious salads (a la Mandys) but I don't know the name...anybody? Mandys is very good but $18 for a salad - steep.

Mar 13, 2014
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Indian (Preferably Around Downtown)

Thajai is good but is Southern Indian cuisine so they don't have all the dishes that you would find at Bombay Mahal or Le Taj. They specialize in dosas and other things that you don't normally find in Montreal - but not necessarily butter chicken and biriyani. I second Carolila that Maison India has always been very reliable and good, their buffet is only available at lunch.

Jan 23, 2014
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

West Island Italian Restaurants for a Rehearsal Dinner?

Campagnola in LaSalle - not far from Lachine, it's BYOW and it's solid. We went for my son's graduation dinner earlier this summer and our diverse grouped really enjoyed the experience.

Jan 16, 2014
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Birthday Dinner for 12 - Suggestions?

A bar wouldn't be good, no chance for the group to interact with each other. Does Pastaga have a private room and is it good? I have heard mixed reviews...

Jan 16, 2014
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Birthday Dinner for 12 - Suggestions?

Great suggestion, Mr. F. Even though we are foodies, it's a fun crowd so this could work well. Thanks!

Jan 10, 2014
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Birthday Dinner for 12 - Suggestions?

ISO suggestions for a great dinner out for 12 foodies for a friend's 50th birthday. Any part of town is fine - the only restriction is that we are looking for either a private room OR a round table, something where everyone feels included.

Jan 10, 2014
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

indian

Bombay Mahal on Jean Talon corner L'Acadie. Not pretty but great food. Maison India on Sherbrooke W in NDG is very consistent, have been going there for years and never had a bad meal.

Aug 27, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

mediocre to acceptable low key places to eat

Thali on St-Marc (corner Ste-Catherine) has the best $5.00 lunch around. Either chicken tikka or lamb wrapped in a fresh naan with a slightly spicy, yogourty sauce. Delicious, cheap, filling. Their thali platters are also under $10 and are a great larger meal.

Aug 19, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lunch between Montreal and Stowe, VT?

Burlington is about 1.5 hours from Montreal and there are some great lunch options there. American Flatbread has delicious thin-crust pizzas and a wide variety of local beers. There is also a great vegetarian restaurant, Stone Soup on College Street. Hot buffet and delicious soup, sandwiches and salads

Aug 05, 2013
mikjomom44 in Northern New England

Quebec city & Montreal with teens

In Montreal - La Banquise is fun for it's many varieties of poutine, which is not something you will find in anywhere else.

Jul 31, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

1 night in TO

Excellent recs, thanks much. Buca or Enoteca Sociale sound like great options, Montreal is not known for really good Italian. Besides the 2 Japanese options that Charles suggested, any really great Asian (with atmosphere and drinks) that we should consider?

Jul 27, 2013
mikjomom44 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Banh mi sandwiches - where to go?

Thanks nikkori I will try it today!

Jul 27, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Banh mi sandwiches - where to go?

Had them recently when out of town and I'm obsessed. Does anybody have any recs for great banh mi in Montreal?

Jul 27, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cheese danishes?

There is a cheese type of cookie at Cheskie's, I don't know what it's called but it looks like a cookie flower filled with cheese - anyway it's insanely good. Not a Danish per se, but the filling is similar. Better than any cheese Danish I can remember.

Jul 27, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

1 night in TO

2 ladies in town for one Saturday night, looking for the one place not to miss. We are Montrealers so no French restos please, want relaxed but not too casual, great cocktails, fun atmosphere and great food. Any recs for Italian, Asian, sushi (Montreal has mediocre sushi), or Canadian? Will be staying downtown but can travel for something special.

Jul 27, 2013
mikjomom44 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I buy Lea & Perrins worcestershire sauce in Montreal?

Bridge street is the one I usually go to.

Jun 12, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where can I buy Lea & Perrins worcestershire sauce in Montreal?

I bought a huge bottle at Costco a few weeks ago

Jun 10, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Ribena drink

Bramble House on Donegani in Pointe Claire sells all kinds of goods from the UK, including Ribena.

www.bramblehouse.net

May 01, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Frozen artichoke hearts

IGA in Cavendish Mall. Birds eye brand frozen artichoke hearts, not just bottoms. Look in the kosher freezer, not regular frozen section. Quite expensive - over $6.00 for a smallish package, but good quality.

Mar 21, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

good kippers, and other smoked fishy things

If Snowdon area is convenient for you, Snowdon Deli on Decarie (corner Isabella) has smoked whitefish and carp usually on sale at the counter. They aren't pre-packaged so I assume they're house smoked (or nearly). They also have smoked salmon of course, but the best for that IMO is Victoria Fish on Victoria south of Van Horne.

Jan 24, 2013
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Sunday

Thanks kpzoo for this excellent link - so hard to find a comprehensive list like this!

Oct 11, 2012
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Mexican/Latin caterer in Montreal

Glad you liked it! Too bad about their limited hours, dragged my teenaged sons there for dinner one Saturday night after telling them how much they'd love it, only to find it closed. Thanks for posting their closing times.

Oct 10, 2012
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Mexican/Latin caterer in Montreal

Cafe Cantina - 1880 Centre St in the Point (cross street Shearer). Small resto but I believe they do catering, their food is great.

Oct 02, 2012
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Help needed for office party dinner

Daylight Factory on St-Alexandre near Viger. They are only open for lunch, so you could have the whole place to yourselves for dinner, and the max occupancy is somewhere around 60. Very nice owner/staff, they will create a menu to your price point, and the place itself is casual but modern.

Sep 27, 2012
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Gibby's or Moishes for Steak in Montreal

Moishe's hands down. No comparison when it comes to the food, and now that the dining room has been renovated (and Gibby's is old and faded) it wins on that front too. Frankly I don't get the love for Gibby's - I've been there several times over the years and I don't think I've ever been that impressed with anything that I've ordered. Big vote for Moishe's, I don't think you will be unhappy if that is where you choose to go.

Sep 27, 2012
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where are some good places in Griffintown?

How about Le Hangar (1011 Wellington)? Think it's owned by same people who own Le Locale, good food and atmosphere and moderately priced.

Sep 27, 2012
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Birthday Dinner with 2 Teenagers

Thanks sweettooth, I should provide some criteria. Price range is moderate (so Salle a Manger is in line with that), I'm flexible on geography, and there are only 8 of us so we don't need a restaurant that can accomodate groups. Doesn't narrow it down much, I'm just looking for some fun places with a large enough menu (and portions) to satisfy two hungry teenagers, while still being appropriate for a birthday. Macaroni Bar is a great suggestion, we went there last year for my birthday but it was a little loud and we found it hard to have a conversation. Thanks all

Sep 21, 2012
mikjomom44 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)