Solo Dinner (this Sunday) in Montreal
Greetings Montreal hounds,
I'll be in Montreal one night only (June 17) and am looking for a good spot down town for a solo dinner. I'll be staying at the Delta Inn and would certainly prefer a spot that I could walk to, let's say within a mile of the hotel.
I'm always interested in good ethnic restaurants (had a great meal at an Indian restaurant there about four years ago). Oh yes, my French is VERY basic.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks to all who replied. As fate would have it, I arrived in Montreal way ahead of schedule (not much traffic on father's day) at about 3 PM. So...I decided to have a late lunch and treated myself to one of Montreal's famous smoked meat sandwiches and a pile of fries that were the best I'd had in a very long time. No room for dinner! I did, however, scope out some of the places mentioned for when I return.
Sorry, can't remember the name of the deli I went to but it was just off St. Catherine's, was very cool (in temperature) and just what I wanted on a hot Sunday afternoon!
If you like tapas, walk 4 blocks or so along Sherbrooke St. to the corner of St-Laurent. on the south east corner is MAP - the sister to Pintxo's.
I went a month ago (shortly after it's opening) and was very pleased by the delicously tasty morsels, some were so good we ordered more of the same. The decor is nice sleek urban. The menu has main courses but I didn't even bother with them - only had the tapas (pintxos)
Their tel is 514-843-8881
Hiya! Are you staying at the Delta on Sherbrooke W., or the Delta on University? If you're staying at the Delta on University, Chinatown is within fairly easy walking distance (you can head down Notre-Dame or St-Jacques), and they speak English in most places. My recommendation would be Restaurant Hong Kong - great Cantonese chow mein, chicken w/ginger & shallots, and BBQ pork & duck plates. 1019 St-Laurent, corner La Gauchetiere.
Many fine restaurants in Montreal are closed on Sunday. Here are a few that are open and are in walking distance:
Very close to you is: Le Caveau (Southern French) 2063 Victoria, corner of President Kennedy; Tel: 514-844-1624; in a three story Victorian, nice ambience, good, but by no means extraordinary, French bourgeois cuisine.
Better Southern French (but probably close to a mile’s walk) is: Le Mas des Oliviers, 1216 Bishop Tel : 514-861-6733
Pretty close to you with nice ambience is: L’Aromate Bistro, 1410 Peel, Tel:514-847-9005. website: www.laromate.com
Still another alternative is the Russian place: Troika, 2171 rue Crescent; phone:514- 849-9333
Other Chowhounders might suggest some other “ethnic” restaurants in the area.