Help - 1 day in montreal - Need a few recs
Hello I'm a food lover from Dallas Texas - please don't hold that against me :) - and I will be passing through Montreal on Sunday April 1st heading out after lunch Monday April 2nd.
Can you give me any recs for a place to have dinner sunday and lunch monday (I'm on a slightly limited bugdet <30 per plate)? Any other suggestions or things to see would be greatly appreciated. From the previous posts it sounds like I should check out the Jean Talon Market for sure...
I am staying at the Marriott Chateau on De La Gauchetiere
You're pretty close to Brasserie Brunoise and Decca 77 which is pretty much across the parking lot. These are good options. Joe Beef is also within a pretty short cab ride. Actually, less than $30 for mains is not that limited a budget in Montreal and in some places, you'll even have a table d'hôte (three course meal) if you dish out $10-$15 more.
Well, for lunch I really recommend L'Express, here's a review: http://www.montrealfood.com/restos/le.... It's very french bistro-like and if you're a foodie...even though it's a bit far...it's worth a trip. The metro there is pretty easy anyway and so are cabs. Italina: Da Emma. Really, really great food, esp. the fettucine con porcini funghi. I loved Bonaparte...but it's more expensive but still reasonable. One thing I found in Montreal it was hard to get good frites. It's kind of a weird observation, but just so you know. Have fun!
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You can do some good noshing at the places around the perimeter of J-T Market. I can never resist getting getting a merguez sandwich "all dressed" from the guy who cooks them on an open grill (Boucherie An-Nasr?)