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Pointe Claire/Dorval lunch suggestions needed

Moe's mmmmmmmmmmmm....I'm hungry......Chenoy's.....mmmmmmm......starving.....

May 22, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

2 steamé alldrèsse....

:) Awesome!

May 08, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

First time in Quebec City/Montreal

Welcome to Quebec City, Auberge Bakers is near where we live it's really cool about 35 minutes from the city on Route 138 East.

If your only staying in the city here are some not too expensive. Keep in mind that Quebec has excellent restaurants and sometimes the best way is to walk through the old city, peek in the windows and (they all post the menus) look at the menus'.

Some:
www.lepatriarche.com
www.cremaillere.qc.ca
http://www.auxancienscanadiens.qc.ca
http://www.le47.com (This one is really nice
)www.gambrinus.restoquebec.com (in Front of the Chateau

)

Seriously though walking, looking and smelling will work just as well.

May 07, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Traveling to Quebec City in May with my hubby and twin brothers (age 22), need help...

There are so many great places to eat at a budget. I live here. I would recommend that you don't come with a list of places to eat. Simply walk around the old city and look in the windows. All menu's are listed with prices. Will you have a rental car? Make sure you come to Ste-Anne de Beaupre basilica (Big and world famous church), nearby Mont-Ste-Anne, travel to Ile D'Orleans (Island in the middle of the St-Lawrence with terrific view of the city) drive around the island. Top of the water falls (Chutes Montmorency).

There are great places to eat almost everywhere for a budget. Upper town and lower town.

The hotel choice Chateau Frontenac certainly is the ONE to stay at, but is pricey. You can have a great stay at either the Hilton, the Loews (revolving restaurant on the top which is pretty good and not too pricey) and my favorite hotel for the money just outside the wall is http://www.hotelsjaro.com/palaceroyal... it It's a great hotel with nice suites and atrium on the inside somewhat like an upscale Double Tree...

There is also a Marriott Courtyard now in the old city, in case you have Marriott Points.

Typical tastes in Quebec look for Poutine (fries with cheese curds), "tarte au sucre" (Maple syrup pie), Smoked Meat at Brynd's or Joes (yum). You'll love the food! Many restaurants in the city have greeters that will gladly explain the menu and the toay specials. Bon apetit!

May 06, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Pate de Campagne in Quebec !!

Why not give them a call and ask...?

CHARCUTERIE LA BELLE BRETAGNE Blainville, Quebec
(450) 979-0001

Apr 18, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quebec City - recommendations please

Brynd's Smoked meat on Macguire in Sillery for yummy Smoked meat. Lapin Sauté in the Bas Ville is yummy as well. For the lapin Sauté take the steps down and then the Fenicular back up to the Chateau. 17C today and gorgeous weather all week.....mmmm I love spring!

www.brynd.com
www.lapinsaute.com

Apr 18, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quebec City with Teenagers

VooDoo Grill is lots of fun.....

http://www.voodoogrill.com/menu.php

Apr 18, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Sugar Shacks

Sugar shacks are everywhere and this is the right time. My wifes parents have one in Montreal and have started to make maple syrup. It's AMAZING, they make about 20 gallons a year from 250 trees and it's all for personal consumption and friends. Commercial shacks are all over the place. Depending where you'll be there will be a great choice. They are usually not affiliated with any hotels or BB's.

Try here: http://www.bonjourquebec.com/qc-en/er...

This is a government site. Maple syrup is HUGE here. It makes 80% of the worlds supply. I can tell you that this year the syrup is GREAT....

Try to find a smaller one. The bigger ones will sit you and feed you and try to hustle you out so another group can come in.

Last weekend we were 6 at our parents shack, had a great time, opened bubbly, collected maple water to pour into the boilers, opened beers, cooked omeletes and beans on the wood stove....yummers.

I live in Quebec City and it hasn't started yet, too cold at night.

Mar 27, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quebec City Report

There is also some good smoked meat on Maguire's. Brynne's smoked meat is good old fashioned. There is another Joes Smoked Meat from Baie St-Paul now has a resto in Quebec. They offer Lesters smoked meat and it's refreshingly yummy. Bagels in Quebec City are all imports from Montreal. Mainly Issacs Bagels. We used to walk to Issacs and buy a dozen for $1.00 from the counter and they were still warm. They put them in paper bags and the walk back home we would eat 1/2. So at least 2 dozen were required....

Mar 27, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best place for business dinner in old montreal??

Why not the KEG in front of the Queen E Hotel. Great for business....

Mar 27, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Eating in Baie St Paul

I live in St-Ferreol and drive my old 57 Speedster to Joe's Smoked Meat. Love that place.

www.mikeandjosee.com

Mar 27, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

bulk food stores in Quebec City?

I like les Halles Ste-Foy!

Feb 18, 2009
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quebec City - not super upscale

I live here, there are SO MANY good restaurants it's almost not worth the while to post. Walk in any restaurant in the OLD city and along Laurier and you will be amazed. Obviously you are staying away from the fast food places (there aren't too many anyway). Just walk along the old city, the menus are available at the door. Look inside... I have eaten at many and stay away from the 3-5 that are mentioned here because..... well, they are not locals. You can eat there sure, but there are too many GREAT places to eat. Knock yourself out.

Jul 02, 2008
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Québec City/Lévis - Les Chocolats Favoris - moved?

You have to try this place for chocky.... MMmmmmm

http://www.quebec-travelguide.com/orl...

We go there with our speedster alot... www.mikeandjosee.com

May 04, 2008
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Soccer Game For May 3rd in Montreal

I'm thinking any café in Little Italy. Maybe you can google some and make some calls?
http://www.go-montreal.com/areas_litt...

I think it's playing at my house on the sports network. You may want to check the Peel Pub as well, breakfasts are pretty good and cheap. http://www.peelpub.com/main.html

Apr 30, 2008
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quebec City Winter Carnival

There are so many great places to go to. Just wander around the city and you will be amazed at all of the great places to eat in the old city and up and down Boul. Laurier. There really is no need to make a list for restaurants in Quebec City since there are so many gems that people will not even list. Part of the adventure on a cold night is to look in the window, study the menu posted at the door......Have fun.....

More snow tonight!!!!

Dec 15, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

New Year's Eve Dinner - downtown Montreal

OOPS, I read the day after. SHITE! New Years Eve, go nutz everything is open!

Oct 25, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

New Year's Eve Dinner - downtown Montreal

It's going to be difficult. In Quebec by law you need to be closed 1 day after either Christmas or New Years with only some exceptions. Most choose to close on the 2nd since the 26th is a busy day. So you may be limited to restaurants in hotels.

Oct 25, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Got Quebec City recommendations?

Oct 25, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

2 weeks in Montreal area

Go snarky! He is staying near the airport.... I give up! The same old posts, Pied de Cochon..... gimme a break!

Oct 25, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Romantic QC dinner on a Monday?

The top of the Montmorency Falls, nice food, great view. Bakers at Chateau Richer, old stone INN and the food is terrific. How about La Fenouillière in Ste-Foy. Aux Anciens Canadiens the oldest house in Quebec 1675, great food as well. Le Champlain at the Chateau Frontenac, how romantic is that place?

Oct 25, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

2 weeks in Montreal area

You need to get some Brasseries in ya! The Brasserie12 (I think it the 12BarGrill now) in Lachine on 32nd Ave. not far from you. Great food, prices and beers. The Dorval Tarvern in the village, same thing as the 12. There is an Italian restaurant across the street. Barbies restaurant in Dorval as well has great Smoked Meat, Piazza Romana, in Pointe Claire on Lakeshore mmmm., BARB-Barn on Sources Rd, in DDO great chicken and Ribs, Ristorante Tevere in Ste Genevieve for great Italian and affordable. Chenoys on St Johns Rd for Smoked Meat yummy, Il Fornetto Restaurant on Lakeshore (St Joseph) in Lachine close to you, great right on the Lachine canal. In fact there are many new restaurants there. Really a nice place to eat and go for a walk before going back to the hotel. Mommy Fish N Chips on 32nd Ave, Lachine. Le Manoir Brasserie on St Johns Rd. Pointe Claire. Yummy!

On the weekend hit St Anne de Bellevue, drive up down Lakeshore and you'll see many cool things to do and places to eat.

Of course there is the city as well.....

Ok as you can see, I listed affordable comfortable places. Have a great time!

Oct 25, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

French Bistro recommendation Quebec City?

Mon dieu, L'Entrecôte Saint-Jean, 1080, rue Saint-Jean. Bon apetit!

Oct 12, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Birthday Celebration restaurant in Quebec City?

Your at the Chateau? Au Anciens Canadiens just up the road is real nice, Le Charles Baillairgé in the Clarendon Hotel (oldest dining room in Canada), Gambrinus in the front of your hotel, Au Parmesan again near your hotel is great for veal... but I would go to the Voodoo on Laurier (you can walk there) for cool tuneage, people and food. Or you can come to my house and I'll cook something simple but filling :)

Oct 12, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

4 vegetarians on a road trip

Quebec City, but most restaurants will do whatever you want. A friend of mine is a Vegan and when he comes to Quebec we just tell the waiter and they GET 'ER done....

Vegetarian restos -

Commensal V
860 rue St. Jean (418) 647-3733

Le Restaurant Zen V
966, Boulevard René-Lévesque W (418) 687-8936

Cafe Mille Feuille VF
1394 Chemin Ste-Foy (418) 681-4520

Oct 06, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quebec City/near outlying neighborhood options with a 1 yr. old

http://www.hotelsjaro.com/palaceroyal...

This hotel is amazing, indoor pool, garden area. And just outside the old city near everything. When I fly people here I always book them here. As for food you will not be disappointed. The eats are great almost everywhere and now the colors are amazing. I live at the Mont Ste-Anne area. (St-Ferreol) and it's gorgeous now.

You may want to check this out for some assistance: http://www.veq.qc.ca/

Oct 02, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Good Wine in Montreal?

Oh come on.... here we go. Anyway, give it a walk through unless of course you insist. Sure the SAQ is your best bet but if you are not from Montreal why have someone go all over the place trying to find one when a decent wine can be found at a SAQ grocery store: selections are here: http://www.saq.com/pls/devsaq/Recherc...
Choose english, on the left, select groceries from the Directory pull down.

But hey, to each his own. Have fun.

Sep 05, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Good Wine in Montreal?

You can buy surprisingly good choices at many grocery stores. You may be surprised. My IGA has California, Italian, South African, Australians and others. You may want to have a stroll through a local grocery store. Although the SAQ (societe des alcools) runs all wine and spirit sales they have allowed many good choices to be had at grocery and in the areas with BYOB restaurants many Depanneurs (corner stores) have a pretty amazing selection. And the best part the prices are always regulated pretty close to the SAQ prices. Give that a shot. Ok, it may not be too pretentious but it's what we Quebeckers do...

Sep 05, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Good Wine in Montreal?

Any wine you can possibly think of is available in Montreal. Do you want to buy wine? SAQ select (Government liquor stores) have excellent choices.

I guess it depends, what are you eating? Are there good wines from Quebec? Well, yes and no... there are many wineries and the vintages are touch and go yet some are excellent. Mostly whites and blushes.

Sep 05, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

La Cremaillere

I love it there... it's a tourist town and most people understand what that means economically.

Sep 05, 2007
execk2 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)