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First time on Boston. Where should I eat?

Hello everyone,

I am coming to Boston for my first time this weekend. It's a pretty short trip and I will be staying around Newbury street. I need to know what are the best places to eat?

Thanks

Feb 17, 2011
Dusty08 in Greater Boston Area

in memory

Couldn't agree more. She will be missed by all.

Hachoir?

I went last night. It was pretty good! The venison tartare was very good, and the potato appetizer was also really good. It wasn't cheap, but if you're looking for a bitro-esque atmosphere that's not too fancy where you can eat good food, then this is the place. Also, the service was very good considering they've only been open for a week.

Five Guys Burgers - Coming to Montreal !

Any idea when it's opening?

Caterer in Montreal

You should try Cinq a Chef Catering.

www.cinqachef.com

Very easy and great people to work with. The food is delicious.

New Mexican restaurants.

What about Tequila Taco? It's on the corner of Sherebrooke and St-Laurent.
Has anyone been there? what's it like?

Graduation Dinner Help!

If you are a little turned off from the restaurants, why don't you try hiring a catering company? They can tailor the menu to your needs and will probably cost you just as much if you go to a restaurant. I highly suggest Cinq a chef. They are awesome for smaller dinner parties and can do canapes all night, which is basically hors d'oeuvres, but it's a little bigger than that. Normally they can do like 7-10 different dishes and it doesn't stop all night. You should really try them.
www.cinqachef.com

the truth about poutine?

I was just in Toronto this weekend and I was SHOCKED to see how many places are offering poutine. Smoke's poutine was the organizer of the poutine easting contest this past weekend and it got tons of media coverage. The winner ate 13 pounds!!! thats insane!!

But seriously, the street vendors are offering poutine, the pizza places are, and there are even restaurants dedicated to Quebec's dish. I also went to see Conan O'brien perform in Toronto and he did a bit on how poutine is CANADA's dish. Wrong. It's clearly a Quebec dish and should be known as such. Anything else is an adaptation of it. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

opinion on caterers for wedding reception

I HIGHLY recommend Cinq a Chef Catering. I have recommended them before on this board. They have probably some of the most competitive prices you can find, with very high quality food and service. They are my go-to catering company since they are an absolute pleasure to work with.
www.cinqachef.com

Chef to cook dinner at my home

Cinq a Chef!!
I have praised these guys for a while and have used them for many parties. They are extremely reliable, well priced, and an absolute pleasure to deal with. The food is always fantastic and fresh.
I highly recommend them.
http://www.cinqachef.com/Contact.html

Restaurant Closings - 2010

One of the bartenders there bought the restaurant. They are currently renovating. No idea what is planned.

Restaurant Closings - 2010

Brontë has closed. Just heard the news via facebook from Lesley Chesterman: "RIP Brontë".

Need recommendations for good lunch places in Dorval/Lachine area

Mountain Street Kitchen in the Cote de Liesse Tennis Club. See the board here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/680234

Business Lunch in West Island

I've actually been to both of those places. The food at the Hilton and Venezi isn't bad, but you get more bang for your buck at the Mountain Street Kitchen, which is only a couple minutes further.

Business Lunch in West Island

No they do not use the same kitchen. There is no relation to the pub next door. Just the same building.

Business Lunch in West Island

If anyone is looking for a business lunch in the West Island, or surrounding areas, the restaurant in the Cote-de-Liesse Tennis Club has a great lunch, 5 a 7, and dinner menu. You don't have to be a member to eat at the restaurant. Just walk right in and say you just want to eat there. I had the burger the other day; one of the best I've had in a while, and it comes with fries and a salad.

Who makes the best Challah in Montreal?

This may clear a few things up:
Cavallaro does make their challah every day. Yes, it is an Italian bakery, but a few years ago when they started to make challahs for Rosh Hashannah and they got a write-up in the Gazette, the craze started. Since then, they make challah every day. Throughout the week of the high holidays (the day before Rosh Hashannah starts to the last day of Yom Kippur- 8 day time span), they bake and sell over 1600 challahs! That is a lot of bread. Friday's, being shabbat, they make the traditional braided challah, but they also add round ones, one with sesame and one with raisins. If you want to reserve a challah, it is highly recommended that you call in advance, i.e. the day before at least. If they run out of challahs, which is not uncommon, then try the challah rolls. It's the same dough just in a smaller version. They only bake about 3-4 braided challahs on every other day during the week.

Check out my blog once in a while. It just started, but I will be updating it regularly:
http://foodguymontreal.wordpress.com/

Chicken Parmesan

I particularly like to butterfly the chicken, stuff it with goat's cheese, and then encrust it in panko bread crumbs mixed with sweet paprika. Try it. VERY easy and it can be baked or fried. I recommend it being baked since it is healthier.

Dec 11, 2009
Dusty08 in Home Cooking

Best pizza in MTL

I still think that Pizza Dani on Mountain just below St. Catherine has one of the best Pizza's in the city as far as street food goes. The spinach pizza is AMAZING! Make sure to have a piece of gum after though if you know what I mean.

caterer -

I would strongly recommend Cinq a Chef. www.cinqachef.com/
They are AMAZING and very reliable. The prices are also very reasonable.
Tell them Dusty08 recommended them to you.

Montreal public market thread-2009

Anyone know when Heirloom Tomatoes are in season? I can't wait to eat them!

Your fave ice cream flavors from the Mtl ice cream shops

Bilboquet's grapefruit sorbet and their maple ice cream which is only available in the spring.

best calamari in town

I LOVE the Calamari at Steak & Frites on St.-Paul in old Montreal. Not the place you would expect to have such good calamari, but it definitely is my favorite. Has anyone else eaten the calamari there?

Monkland Village

The food is delicious. The service is lousy, and the prices are not proportional to the serving sizes. I would not go back there.

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives+Montreal

DO NOT try Muvbox. Its overpriced and its not very good at all. Check out the thread titled "Lobster rolls".

I would recommend Dillalo Burger, Cavallaro (the one on Sherebrooke St. west), Wolensky's , Schwarts', La Banquise, Buns, Picks, Dani Pizza (on Mountain corner St. Catherine).

Food in Old Montreal

I am a very big fan of Steak & Frites on St.Paul. The service is very friendly, the food is great and its a bring your own wine restaurant. The steaks come with a choice of 3 different sauces (normally I don't like sauce with my steak, but this is an exception) and believe it or not, they have one of the best calamari dishes I have ever had.
For two people, I split an appetizer and we each had a steak, and the bill was only $55. Pretty good for only 2.

Greasy Spoon (how one should follow his intuition, or pay the price)

I think that you overreacted to the prices. It is NOT a greasy spoon restaurant so you should not expect those prices. As for the bok choy being very 2000, bok choy is a vegetable. It is served in many restaurants and as long as it is prepared well, then there should not be any issues. Also, their menu changes every day. The food is market fresh.

Try it again. Go with some friends this time. See how your ideas change.

Mikasa Sushi Bar on Peel

I've eaten there many times. The food has been very good, and the service was great.
It's very unfortunate what happened. My heart goes out to the victim's family.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/T...

Pintxo

Thanks everyone for the great responses.
What are the prices like?
How much should I expect to pay for 2 people?

Pintxo

Has anyone eaten at Pintxo off of St. Denis in the last little while? There was a lot of buzz around this place a couple years ago and I was wondering if it was still good.