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Bofinger just opened a second location. It's in DDO. It's at 3339 Sources. I hear it is already pretty busy.

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  1. Volver is an Argentine cultural cafe on av du Parc between St-Viateur and Bernard, on the west side of the street, down a half-flight of stairs: http://briancampbell.blogspot.com/sea... Friendly, welcoming place and cultural space. Coffee, Argentine croissants (more like a brioche), empanadas, vino etc. And mate of course.

    1. Has anyone heard anything about the M:Brgr on Drummond? The website said a mid-december open date? Anything?

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      1. re: dragon_phly

        I believe this is the casual version of Moishe's, from the same owners.

        1. re: swissfoodie

          What makes it more casual? I am intrigued since I like Moishe's but I could do without the "grownup" feel.

          1. re: carfreeinla

            It's a burger place. It hasn't opened yet.

            1. re: BLM

              It's a gourmet burger joint. Opening this Tuesday, January 15th.

              1. re: tocino.

                Let see if it does open on Tuesday(when I spoke with them last week, that's what they told me). Their opening has been delayed several times.

                1. re: BLM

                  I went to eat there today at lunchtime, and i must say it was quite good, i ate the Kobe beef burger (served with a truffle aioli) and added some goat cheese which made for an excellent hamburger. My colleagues had the sliders trio (made from the AAA beef) and the other one the Organic beef burger, all of them were excellent.

                  It's on the expensive side for a burger (we had 2 soft drink, 1 beer, the 3 burgers, fries and one desert) and the total cost was a little over a 100$

                  But i've been really impressed and will certainly go back.
                  It was something lacking in this city a gourmet burger place with a nice decor, almost loungy looking.

                  1. re: westaust

                    I assume they ask how well done you want your burger,as they grind their own meat?

                    1. re: moh

                      Don't assume these two things.

                      1. re: moh

                        they didn't asked how well done we wanted them, but all of them came perfectly cooked, not overcooked, not undercooked and still juicy.

                        As for grinding their own meat, i don't know, and didn't thought about asking them

                        1. re: westaust

                          Thanks for the info. I was wondering because in NYC we were asked how we wanted our burgers done. I am a huge fan of rare meat, but i have been told that ground beef should always be well done because of the risk of E. coli. (they mix meat from many cows, and your risk of bacteria increases).But if you grind your own beef from a single piece of meat, the risk is much less. I was hoping that if this is a gourmet place, it might be safe to ask for medium rare burgers instead of well-done.

                      2. re: westaust

                        Howdy!

                        Let me make sure I got this straight:

                        A burger, fries and a coke for $33.

                        While I can understand terms like "quite good" and "excellent," I can't quite wrap my head around a $30 hamburger. Even if they grind their own meat...

                        1. re: zekesgallery

                          I think you can eat there for cheaper. Maybe the Kobe beef burger put it over the top, but the rest of the menu isn't cheap.

                          You can check out the menu on their website: http://www.mbrgr.com/

                        2. re: westaust

                          Tried their 'AAA' burger tonight(Thursday) as a test. Yeah, it was very good(their toppings that I tried, also very good). And yes, they grind their own meat(I did ask). I would need to doublecheck, if they actually grind their own kobe beef. It's a bit expensive to dine there(for a burger joint), but it was worth it. Was there at 7pm, & it was packed(lots of diners & they have a very big staff).

            2. Looks like Kitchenette, the restaurant that took over the space left by La Loïe, is open for business. Maybe I'll go check it out in the coming days and do a little write-up.

              1. Pho Vietnam opening up in the old Pho Bang New York spot on St. Laurent at Viger.
                Think already posted this but Santangelo's second branch on de Maisonneuve near Aylmer and The Bay (in front of The Crack in the Street)
                New bakery shop and Vietnamese/Thai resto on de la Gauchetiere at St. Urbain in front of the Beijing

                1. Does anybody know anything about L'Inconnu at 3807 St-Andre near rue Roy?
                  There is some info here: http://www.montrealinfo.com/index.php...
                  -- they have a website underconstruction that currently just gives their hours of operation.

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                  1. re: Fritzy

                    That is the old Brunoise location.

                    1. re: Fritzy

                      That's were Brunoise was located. The place is reviewed in today's Voir. It looks mighty tempting. It's unfortunate that it risks being flooded with plateau yuppies for the next few weeks.

                      http://www.voir.ca/publishing/article...

                    2. Not really a restaurant, but (from the 55 bus) saw that where Sara's falafel joint had been located before at the southeast corner of St-Laurent and Mont-Royal, there is a new Portuguese roast chicken place open. I saw LOTS of chickens turning around on spits, and quite a few hungry customers queuing to buy them or other items (they make sandwiches, I presume one can eat the latter on the spot). Hope I or someone can check that place out soon.

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                      1. re: lagatta

                        I saw that a couple of days ago. There was a distinctive aroma of charcoal in the air too, so I think they're grilling as well as rotisserizing.

                        1. re: blork

                          Yes, they are charcoal-grilling as well as, um, rotisserizing.

                          Tried it for lunch today.

                          The grilled chicken: it's no Romados, but it's more than adequate. Nice and tender, not overdone.

                          The fries: meh. I seem to have been given the dregs of a batch; they might be fine if you get 'em fresh.

                          The rotisserie chicken: looked similar to Coco Rico. Will probably give it a pass, as I see no need for rotisserie chicken if there's Portuguese-grilled to be had.

                          Overall, a welcome addition to the lunchtime options in the area. Will definitely be going back.

                          BTW, it appears to be nameless at the moment, but I suspect they're just waiting on a sign. If the sign doesn't appear soon, I'll ask the name next time I go.

                          1. re: Mr F

                            The sign I see outside - I waited for the bus there, didn't buy chicken as I already have supper made, says simply "Rôtisserie portugaise". Which is a mite confusing with Rôtisserie Portugalia on Rachel. But there is no big permanent sign yet.

                            I'm pointing the place out because they have an opening special of a charcoal-grilled chicken for $10, or $9,90 - thereabouts, not over $10. I haven't eaten it yet but a friend whose taste I trust has. She found it plain (as compared to Romados etc) but good and properly done, and it is just a block from her house so it arrives still hot.

                        2. re: lagatta

                          I believe this is from the people behind Jano's. It looks like a fast(er?) food version of their usual fare, sticking to rotisserie slices of pork and chicken for sandwiches and on-the-go boxed lunch type stuff.

                          1. re: afoodyear

                            Whoever's behind it, it's definitely not rotisserie-only.

                            (Once again noticing that the replied-to post was made a while ago... sorry for the redundancy.)

                          2. re: lagatta

                            Just an FYI, the chicken from there is amazing.
                            However, someone needs to teach the young woman, the one who works there on weekends, some of the finer points about sanitation. A couple weeks ago, we ordered a side container of macaroni salad; after filling up the container, she wiped off the sides of the container... with her finger... which she then licked off. Yummy.

                          3. Citi-Zen restaurant, 801 Maisonneuve, was mentionned on the Voir food blog.

                            It's a teppanyaki place. Looks gloomy. Anyone know what the prices are like?

                            http://www.citizenrestaurant.ca/

                            1. Something is brewing at the old Berlin location on Fairmount. The "for rent" sign is gone, the windows are papered over, and some serious renovations are underway! The exterior has a brand new slick black look, quite a change from the previous incarnation.

                              No clue of what it'll be so far.

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                              1. re: phedre

                                Indeed! I've been pondering that too, but no clue. They have redone the windows.

                                1. re: lagatta

                                  walked by the other day and it has new trendy-ish gold and black trim with a sign saying the place will be called "Bond" and that it will be a grill and bar. looks a little too downtowny (not in a good way) for fairmont.

                                  also, the closed 'Tony's' restaurant near the corner of St. Laurent is advertising that opening soon in it's place will be 'Pizza Palace'. no idea what to expect.

                                  1. re: x96mdn

                                    Anyone know anything about the tapas, Portuguese rotisserie that is opening on Notre Dame near the Atwater market?
                                    It looks like it is going to be quite a fancy place.

                                    1. re: InterFoodie

                                      I've been wondering about that place. It's been "opening soon" for well over a month now.

                                      1. re: Moosemeat

                                        At one point you could see in a bit and the place has been totally renovated, wood floors, brick walls etc. I even saw banquets and chairs. I don't think opening a restaurant in Feb is a great idea, they are probably waiting for spring.

                                        1. re: InterFoodie

                                          I was walking buy the place this evening and I saw folks going in and out so I poked my head in.
                                          They said they are opening up around the first week of April.

                                          1. re: InterFoodie

                                            Well it's some time after April, but Bond is open. They serve small meals, but it seems to me that a the idea is more "supper club" or "lounge" - I spoke to the owner a week or so ago, and he mentioned that the previous night DJ Maus had been playing to a packed house, they'd moved the tables for dancing etc. The decor is pretty swanky (if not exactly to everyone's taste" but clearly they've put a lot of work into the place.

                              2. Not really an opening, but a moving :

                                Robin des Bois will re-open in a new location :

                                4653 St-laurent (between mont-royal & villeneuve).

                                -----
                                Resto Robin Des Bois (Le)
                                4403 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2W, CA

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                                1. re: Maximilien

                                  Is Robin Des Bois any good? I walk by all the time on the way to get groceries and always say I want to check it out but then promptly forget about it. Now that it's moving I will likely never think of it again...

                                  1. re: Aspiring Foodie

                                    I went once, the food was simple bistro fare, ok, not extraordinary.

                                    Service is fun; to say the least, if the server only started on that night.

                                    1. re: Maximilien

                                      Just got back from downtown from Tavern crescent, good atmosphere, short wine list but some decent bottles,some private import not overpriced either ,seems like anyways.Its the second time we go there me and my girlfriend and the food is great.First time was for Valentines we had the tasting menu ,salmon tartar with lemon puree, rock shrimp risotto, Had the duo of veal, braised cheek and loin with jerusalem artichoke puree and truffle air ?!? vanilla custard with basil syrup and raspberry foam.
                                      Went back for dinner wasnt packed but again it was delicious,we both had a tv dinner ! which was at a ridiculous price for what was n it 16 bucks ! They do have a lot of new style cooking going on not youre traditional stuff, kinda confort food with a modern approach, not a lot of fish on the menu but the waiter was telling me that they run daily fish specials . On the downside no one was there to greet us in the entrance and where we were seated in front was a bit cold, breezy. But all together very cool experience.Loved the opened kitchen concept.

                                2. on Bernard, where Halte-Urbaine was (attached to theatre outremont) the chef Ian Perreault is opening, on Feb 26, a new eponymous Prêts-à-manger. or so the sign says.

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                                  1. re: x96mdn

                                    Hi i just got a peak at Ian Perreault Prêts à Manger and the renovated area is beautiful. Ian mentioned to me that it will concentrate on high scale prêt à manger but that it will be possible to eat there in the summer, when the 40 seat terrasse will open. Should be a great spot and I look fwd to trying it next week.

                                  2. Howdy!

                                    Has anyone tried El Mariachi? 250 Sherbrooke W (corner of Jeanne Mance)

                                    1. Noticed Rasputin "Restaurant russe et europeen" in the old Da Pasquale site in Ville St. Laurent....

                                      1. Howdy!

                                        Via LiveJournal:
                                        http://community.livejournal.com/mont...

                                        Magdala, a new Ethiopian restaurant at 1222 Bishop opening in less than 2 weeks.

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                                        1. re: zekesgallery

                                          Yipee! Hopefully the prices won't be too high, ihf the cooks are going to be the same ones that were at Messob D'or, I'll be there once a week.

                                          Thanks for the potentially great news.

                                        2. re: Robin des Bois, ate there last night, liked it, a tad heavy/rich on the sauce flavorings.
                                          To be noted that the servers are volunteers, tips are donated to charity. The place is gorgeous and vast, not noisy even when very busy.

                                          1. It seems where it was most recently the Uyghur restaurant location in Chinatown, is now has become Restaurant Hot Pot. Don't know if it's opened yet.

                                            1. Rumi : "Grillades de la route de la soie" (or grill from the silk road) will open at the old "Robin des bois" location on St-Laurent

                                              Is this related to the Rumi restaurant on Hutchison ?

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                                              1. re: Maximilien

                                                Yes, Rumi have now relocated to this new location. The menu slightly different than when it was at the original location.

                                                1. re: BLM

                                                  Relocated ? does that mean the original has closed ?

                                                  Me think they just opened another "branch" with a different menu and "style"

                                                  1. re: Maximilien

                                                    Then I'm not 100% then. I was speaking with owner yesterday, at their new location. It seemed to me, that they have relocated based on my discussion with owner(I recognized him, from before at original location).

                                                    1. re: BLM

                                                      Just stopped by for a quick dinner today and had a meal watching the Spaniards celebrate their victory, right across, in front of Club Espagnol. They definitely have NOT located and today I confirmed this with one of the employees of the restaurant. This is a "branch" and it is on the more lower-mid range, with a streamlined menu of grilled meats, grilled meat sandwiches, a couple of vegetarian grills and a few extras.

                                                      The sandwiches cost between 6-8, plates are 7-12. There are a few apps (baba, labbaneh, etc), Rumi brand bottled teas/ tisanes and desserts. The best news was identifying Reema's triangular spicy brownie in the dessert tray. The partnership prevails!

                                                      1. re: emerilcantcook

                                                        Hmm, when I spoke with the Rumi owner on Friday(June 27th), he was indicating to me, that they didn't have Reema's dessert stuff yet(to this new branch), but will be bringing it in soon. So what stuff does Reema make for Rumi, besides the spicy brownie(does it include anything she makes exclusively for Rumi, & not available at her Cocoa Locale establishment)?

                                                        1. re: BLM

                                                          Reema makes their Afghan pudding and, last I asked, a pie or two. The pudding's not sold at her shop -- and more's the pity because it's amazing (and I thought so before I knew she made it). Not sure about the pies but I suspect they're resto-only.

                                              2. Koko Montreal (In the Opus Hotel) opening May 10.
                                                (see kokomontreal.com for more info)

                                                The chef is Don Letendre formerly of Elixir (Vancouver)

                                                1. Mikado (on Laurier) will move accross the street to the place where Spagettata used to be.

                                                  Me think that it's about time they did something to "upgrade", the restaurant started to feel old.

                                                  1. Bofinger are opening a new branch on University almost on the corner of Cathcart, in the old post office building next to to Tim Hortons

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                                                    1. re: westaust

                                                      New branch meaning, it's owned & operated by the original/current Bofinger owners(not a franchise location)?

                                                      1. re: westaust

                                                        Bofinger Downtown is now opened

                                                        The pulled pork seamed a little less smokey than the one at the Sherbrooke st W location, although i didn't had the same sauce as usual, so that might explain why it didn't tasted "as usual". Coleslaw was tasting the same as the other locations.

                                                        And it's nice to have something different downtown (ok there's hundreds of restaurants, but still)

                                                        1. re: westaust

                                                          Yeah, but Bofinger Downtown gets it from the same source(Bofinger Sherbrooke W). They don't have a smoker on-site. All their smoked products comes from their flagship location. I don't know if their West Island location, makes their own smoked food products or not.

                                                          1. re: BLM

                                                            Speaking with Steph on Friday eve, both Sherbrooke and west island locations smoke in house. Real Estate costs for downtown make it uneconomical to produce in house. He did state that the smoked foods are no different that what is served in the other 2 locations.

                                                            This is smoked food we are talking about here. It is rarely pulled from the smoker and served immediately. I have been assured that the smoked meats at Bowfinger downtown are as fresh as those served in the other locations....

                                                            The menu is the same. the decor is identical to the NDG location. It isl ike being teleported to Sherbrooke St and Harvard for lunch

                                                      2. Riz en Folie opening up on Bishop below Sherbrooke (a la Rice to Riches - rice pudding- in NYC?)

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                                                        1. re: chilipepper

                                                          You are Right, it will be on 2153 Mackay Street Montreal. Finally Montreal will get their Rice Pudding boutique same as NY, NJ and UT. Starting July 2008.

                                                          1. re: Riz en folie

                                                            Oh swell! We are really catching up with the trendoid food scene of NYC. I had previously made some speculation about the time a 5 dollar rice pudding store would open up in our city, and it turned out right:

                                                            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/46302...

                                                        2. There will be a new mexican restaurant at the old "Ail Ail Yai!" (whatever it was spelled).

                                                          no openning date mentionned on the billboards in the window.

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                                                          1. re: Maximilien

                                                            Reviewed in this weeks mirror. I checked it out on Friday. The owner mentioned that it's his mother in-laws recipes. The food is analogous to what you would get from a taco cart in mexico city. Fancied up of course. The owner did the ordering for us and each dish was better than the last - with the exception of the mole enchilada. We had a selection of meat and vegetarian dishes and they left us salivating for more. The mirror review mentions that the food does not burst with flavors but this was not my experience at all.

                                                            Hopefully the hot days are over, because they don't have AC. They make up for it by having all day breakfast though! Huevos rancheros anybody?

                                                          2. Golden Stone opening up on St Mathieu below de Maisonneuve right next to Restaurant du Bonheur promising Szechuan and Pekinese cuisine....

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                                                            1. re: chilipepper

                                                              Thanks for the tip. I just had lunch at Golden Stone and really enjoyed it. They specialize in BBQ brochettes (everything from lamb, beef, chicken, to stomach, chicken necks, sweet potato) that cost 1 to 2 bucks each.

                                                              The lady who runs the place doesn't seem to speak either English or French but a couple of students eating there helped translate my requests, although I never did get a reply as to the regional origins of some dishes. Her recommendations of the fried leek dumplings (more like spring onion pancakes) and dumplings with chinese cabbage and pork were both tasty and fresh.

                                                              I'll definitely go back to explore more of the menu, which could use some copy editing - Flour gnocchi soup is listed in French as "soupe pate en des sautes au lugueme melarges".

                                                              An interesting addition to the neighbourhood.

                                                              1. re: FoodNovice

                                                                Just got home from a rather tasty meal at Golden Stone. We had a bunch of brochettes. They were all good, but the standouts were the lamb ones. The rub on the brochettes is pretty much the same for everything, cumin, hot pepper and something that's probably sweet bean sauce. We also had the Yu Hsing eggplant it was really oily but very tasty. And the Sanxiang dumplings which were fresh and tasty and filled with shrimp, leek and possibly something else. It's not very fancy, the lighting is a bit harsh, but It's good honest food at a good price and I'll happily return to sample more of the menu.

                                                                1. re: SnackHappy

                                                                  Has the Golden Stone restaurant now become Shuang Xiang restaurant or not(seems to be similiar menu)? Shuang Xiang is reviewed in today Hour paper. Very favourable review. Here's the link to review http://www.hour.ca/food/food.aspx?iID...

                                                                  1. re: BLM

                                                                    Oh man, I haven't been back there since we first went. I really need to go back. Yes, the menu sounds the same. I wonder whether the reviewer is only speculating about the change in management or if she checked her facts. Food writers don't seem to be held to the same standards of accuracy as other journalists.

                                                                    On a side note, it seems the word Szechuan is getting thrown around a lot these days in both Chinatowns. Obviously Golden Stone is not a Sichuan style restaurant, but they call themselves Szechuan anyway. I recently read a review of Chuan Xiang Qing where the writer said the place was Hunan style. When we went there the waitress told us they were Sichuan style, but the dishes didn't taste like Sichuan food to us. Joshua Karpati's review stated that they were Sichuan and Hunan style. It's all very confusing. Caveat emptor.

                                                                    1. re: SnackHappy

                                                                      I checked, it's the same management. The Sanxiang dumplings you had, how was it cooked(steamed, boiled or fried)?

                                                                      1. re: BLM

                                                                        I've been racking my brain, but I have no memory of those dumplings. I guess I really do have to go back there.

                                                                        1. re: BLM

                                                                          Went back to Golden Stone tonight. The Sanxian dumplings are boiled. The filling is pork, leek and possibly shrimp. Strange that my first post about the dumplings didn't mention pork. The must have tweaked the recipe. They are still super tasty, though.

                                                                          1. re: SnackHappy

                                                                            Thanks for getting back to me on their Sanxian dumplings. I'll order it on my next visit there. I really liked their lamb brochette on my one visit there earlier this month.

                                                                            1. re: BLM

                                                                              BTW, the girlfriend confirmed that she found actual chunks of shrimp in the dumplings.

                                                              2. Opening soon: Boulangerie-Pâtisserie Grand Maghreb, southwest corner of Lacombe and Gatineau in CDN. Didn't note down the street address. The awning lists a currently non-functioning website (grandmaghreb.com), a phone number (514 376-4996) and viennoiseries, café, sandwich, pizza. Sounds and looks like a slightly upscaler version of the phenomenally successful Al Amine across the street. By my count, this brings the number of Middle Eastern/North African dining establishments within a two block radius of the corner of CDN and Lacombe to ten.

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                                                                1. re: carswell

                                                                  The original one is on Jean-Talon on the corner of 16th ave in St-Michel, right around the corner from my place. Tried it for the first time last week and although not amazing, it's good. Tried the chocolate éclair. The dough was right, the icing quite good as well as the filling. Also tried their mille-feuilles which was very flaky and the crème pâtissière was smooth and tasty as well as the icing. All coming down to $3,50. The GF went back the other day and got the same plus a small baguette and ti came out at $3 but it was alomst closing time, maybe they were getting rid of their stuff.

                                                                2. Le Local opened on Williams near Mcgill in Old Montreal this week. This is the new baby of Louis-Francois Marcotte (Simplechic in Verdun, Le gout de Louis on tv) and Alexandre Gosselin (O Chalet). I might try it this weekend and report back.

                                                                  1. Porto Madero on St.Marc above Ste Catherine where Kalinka the Russian restaurant used to be; serving up Argentinian, so says the sign....

                                                                    1. Today's Voir has a report on the Justine conglomerate's third venture (after Bistro Justine and Justine Bar à vin): La Terrasse Justine (1231 Lajoie, 514 759-8009, www.bistrojustine.com until it gets its own website) in the tiny Outremont space formerly home to Del Fino.
                                                                      www.voir.ca/publishing/article.aspx?z...

                                                                      Meanwhile, Hour gives a positive writeup to a recently expanded (from a karaoke bar) Korean restaurant in lower NDG that may not be new but is to me: Kagopa (6400-B St-Jacques W, 514-482-3490).
                                                                      www.hour.ca/food/food.aspx?iIDArticle...

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                                                                      1. re: carswell

                                                                        Oh Kagopa! Where they won't let whitey eat the good stuff.

                                                                          1. re: carswell

                                                                            Haha! I'm sure moh would make for a lovely dinner partner. I just wish we didn't have to use such a ruse just to get some black goat stew.

                                                                            1. re: SnackHappy

                                                                              Well I must admit SnackHappy, that I am unfamiliar with black goat stew! I didn't even know Koreans served much goat...

                                                                              I am intrigued by the Soon-dae (Korean blood pudding). My late cousin was an expert in making soon-dae, and I've never had one that was better. May have to try this... you are welcome to come along...

                                                                      2. Restaurant Noodle Factory opening up on St. Urbain south of de la Gauchetiere, in that long-abandoned building that used to house a gift shop and a restaurant whose name escapes me. Sign promises fresh-made noodles on the premises.
                                                                        Also Thai and Pho (Pho and Thai?) Resto at the corner of Ste Catherine and St. Mathieu where Saffron used to be. Someone tells me the owners are Chinese from Toronto with experience in chain restos there....

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                                                                        1. re: chilipepper

                                                                          Any idea the country of origin, with the fresh-made noodles at Restaurant Noodle Factory(if not country, is it Asian, non-Asian)?

                                                                          1. re: BLM

                                                                            Looks to me Chinese by the looks of the sign but we'll have to see for specifics once it opens.

                                                                            1. re: BLM

                                                                              do you know when noodle factory opens?

                                                                              1. re: jarschef

                                                                                The storefront signs don't say but will keep an eye out....

                                                                                1. re: jarschef

                                                                                  The Noodle Factory is open. But since it's not so big and packed, I decided to wait for the next time. The small menu promises more items but in the meantime has soup noodles, dumplings and snacks like scallion pancake, plus bubble tea -bonus!

                                                                              2. re: chilipepper

                                                                                My pet peeve are those all-inclusive asian joints that serve szechuan, cantonese, thai and vietnamese....grrr! Why can't thai or viet stand on its own? Why does it have to get lumped with chinese?
                                                                                I hope it's not one of those places.

                                                                                1. re: hungryann

                                                                                  I agree and methinks such a place would die a slow death in Chinatown. The joints like those in Chinatown West want to be all things to all people and cater to folks looking for a quick Asian fix (mostly students) and who don't care if the Pad Thai is on the same menu as the Singapore Rice Noodles, just so long as it's cheap and fast.

                                                                              3. There is finally a new restaurant on the corner of Laurier and L'Esplanade, right across from Eggspectations (south east corner). It is in the place where Alloro used to be. It is called L'Ouverture. Lots of people on the open terrace. Anyone know anything about this place? We just drove by tonight and happened to see activity.

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                                                                                1. re: moh

                                                                                  The menu posted on trhe door indicates Creole cuisine. I did find it a little sparse - only about a half dozen entrées - no much else. Perhaps it was incomplete?

                                                                                  They've redone much of the interior (from Alloro - however they seem to be using the same outdoor furnishings on the terrasse. I'm not planning on going anytime soon, so hopefully someone will do a quick write-up....

                                                                                  1. re: grillit

                                                                                    Has anyone tried the new Thai restaurant where Saffron used to be on the corner of St-Mathieu?

                                                                                    1. re: naturelle

                                                                                      I only tried the pho because Pho Nguyen down the block was closing up for the night. We weren't very hungry so we only had some summer rolls and pho. All I can say is that Pho Nguyen doesn't have anything to worry about. Bland broth, kinda cheap with the meats and noodles, as well as the fixings (not many sprouts, no fresh chili peppers, one wedge of lime for two people), rolls on the small side, sweet goopy peanut sauce. The waiter didn't seem to understand that we were looking for summer rolls and the menu wasn't very clear. So we gambled and got one veggie (lettuce, mint, marinated julienned carrots glass noodles) and one beef (same veg but with bits of cooked beef). Meh. The marinated carrots added weird sweetness. I don't know if i want to go back for the Thai but maybe out of curiosity's sake. They seemed to be doing a brisk takeout....

                                                                                2. Lesley Chesterman writes a very short tid-bit, that Les Chocolats de Chloe closed June 29th, but re-opening in the neighbourhood soon.

                                                                                  1. Signs on old Jean Coutu on Ste Catherine in Chinatown west say, "Odaki - All You Can Eat Asian" - any relation to St. Laurent resto?
                                                                                    Also was going to mention new second floor Chinese place serving dim sum on l'Acadie opposite Marche Centrale, on top of the Chez Cora, but now the name escapes me - Restaurant Z.....?! Sorry for memory lapse, will report back later on name and food.....

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                                                                                    1. re: chilipepper

                                                                                      Zao's is the name of the chinese place on l'Acadie.

                                                                                      1. re: Em24

                                                                                        Yes, that's it! Thanks. They need serious tweaking - most dim sum was bland and/or soggy/falling apart.

                                                                                    2. Sorry if someone has mentioned this before, but Mahrouse has opened a new location on l'Acadie across from Marché Central on the same block as Amir.

                                                                                      1. Just passed by "Grilled Cheese Express" or something that sounded like that, on St Dominique and Mont Royal. They don't have a real signage yet, just a piece of paper. Guess what they sell? They also listed a selection of Bilboquet ice creams on a sandwich board outside.

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                                                                                        1. re: emerilcantcook

                                                                                          Anyone know when the Panama in the West Island is opening, it's situated off Sources behind Peche Peche (in the Marche de l'ouest)

                                                                                          1. re: ios94

                                                                                            Didn't I hear mid-August(from about a month ago)?

                                                                                            1. re: ios94

                                                                                              It has been open for over 2 weeks. I went on a Sunday. The decor is modern and more trendy not as traditional taverna as the one on jean-Talon. The menu is pretty much the same except for the addition of grilled pleurotte mushrooms and grilled vegetables (eggplant, peppers, zucchini); we had both and it was nothing special. Also they have added cocktails and mixed drinks to their bar section; the Panamatini is decent. I think the food at the original location is better; obviously the cooks from JT cannot work both places and the new cooks have a learning curve. For example, the grilled octopus did not taste grilled at all, it had been boiled and barely gotten grill marks on it; really disappointing for 15$ as an appetizer. The grilled shrimp were as good as ever but the lamb chops were subpar in terms of the meat quality (too many bones and the meat portion too fatty and gristly). Overall, not bad but the original location is better IMO.

                                                                                              1. re: hungryann

                                                                                                Maybe you know. Is it the son-in-law who's running this new West Island location of Panama(if you're a regular at Panama, you would know the person I'm talking about)? He's the one, who has been wanting to open a second Panama location. I have even spoken with him about it in the past.

                                                                                                1. re: BLM

                                                                                                  Well, it's actually 5 partners: the son-in-law, the father, the day waiter at the original location plus 2 others.

                                                                                                  1. re: hungryann

                                                                                                    They got a similiar grill, like the original location?

                                                                                                    1. re: BLM

                                                                                                      Nope, it's not a charcoal grill.

                                                                                          2. Dunn's Deli, home of a decent matzoh ball soup, looks to be adding another location to their empire at Decarie & Jean-Talon, next to Hot & Spicy. Don't know exactly when it'll be opening because I was just driving by, and it's not listed on their Web site yet: http://www.dunnsfamous.com/

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                                                                                            1. re: kpzoo

                                                                                              It looks as if it's opening very soon, but it also looks like Hot 'n Spicy has gone belly-up. They never re-opened, from what I can see. No great loss there.

                                                                                              1. re: kpzoo

                                                                                                That Dunn's is open now. While it's hardly the highlight of the summer dining season, I'm glad to see it because I work near there and there isn't a lot of other choice for lunch in that area.

                                                                                                1. re: blork

                                                                                                  If it opened as planned, it opened last Friday.

                                                                                                  1. re: BLM

                                                                                                    it is busy as heck already. also open 24 hrs.

                                                                                                    I had a great Parisienne Burger there Friday, homemade fries, cherry soda.. YUM!

                                                                                                    1. re: C70

                                                                                                      It's interesting they would open 24 hrs, as I was guessing, only their flagship location on Metcalfe would dare attempt it.

                                                                                              2. Howdy!

                                                                                                A breakfast / lunch place that looks promising called "Provisions." At 1595 Saint Laurent (between de Maisonneuve and Ontario).

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                                                                                                1. re: zekesgallery

                                                                                                  I believe its the team behind Brontë, yes?

                                                                                                  1. re: olivier1665

                                                                                                    Not really. Two people who use to work as cooks/chefs at Bronte.

                                                                                                2. Howdy!

                                                                                                  Another interesting breakfast / lunch / late night snack place on Saint Laurent, this time slightly higher at 3677 (where Taco Bull used to be). It's called Brocadillo & co. by Sablo. Given that they are spouting their roots on the sign, I would venture a guess that they have staying power.

                                                                                                  1. Howdy!

                                                                                                    Le Grill Cheese Express, 33 Mount Royal W. (514) 463-9929. Six different types of grilled cheese sandwiches from $5 (Le Classique) to $8.50 (Le grison séché). Open noon to 3 everyday, and 4 to 8 every day except Monday.

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                                                                                                    1. re: zekesgallery

                                                                                                      Is this a sit-down or fast food place? And 5$ for a original grilled cheese? How big is it, what kind of bread they use, do they use real cheese or cheese product, is there anything else in "le Classique"?

                                                                                                      1. re: Ghostquatre

                                                                                                        Howdy!

                                                                                                        Lunch counter style, a couple of tables with chairs. As fort the sandwich itself, it was quite nice, I didn't take notes so I can't give you exact answers.

                                                                                                        Best to try it for yourself if you're in the neighborhood. Me I'm going back next time I'm up there. And apologies to emerilcantcook, I missed their post about the resto the first time around.

                                                                                                    2. Icatan (sp?) -Mexican next to Tibet Libre on Beaubien, never seem to see anybody in there though....

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                                                                                                      1. re: chilipepper

                                                                                                        Icatan, or whatever it is called (I'll check, that doesn't sound quite right) has just opened this week. Tiny and cute, no clue about food quality.

                                                                                                        Tibet Libre also does takeaways and hosts suppers for groups. Their pizza is actually very good (the pizzaiola is Italian). If it were just a bit less pricy (it is organic) I'd order the pizza more often, as it is very nice and I live nearby.

                                                                                                        These are both on the northeastern corner of Beaubien and St-Dominique, one street east of St-Laurent.

                                                                                                        Said hello to the guys at la Cornetteria, sitting outside, long day pretty much over. A café-lounge-bar place has just opened a bit north of them, between Beaubien and St-Zotique, west side of St-Laurent. Adria, if I recall.

                                                                                                      2. I don't know if this opened in 2008, but it seems quite recent and I haven't seen it anywhere in this board. It's Korean, I've heard from friends that its an okay/decent place, I've never been there though.

                                                                                                        Restaurant 5000 ans
                                                                                                        3441, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3L1
                                                                                                        Telephone : 514-845-8902

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                                                                                                        1. re: Ghostquatre

                                                                                                          First mentioned here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/526531

                                                                                                          I seem to remember our resident Korean expert moh saying she went, but if she wrote a review I can't find the thread.

                                                                                                          1. re: carswell

                                                                                                            ah sorry,
                                                                                                            omg the search engine in this forum sucks so much...

                                                                                                            1. re: carswell

                                                                                                              I have not yet been. but friends of mine are in town, and they want to try it, so there will be a report soon!

                                                                                                          2. New Portugese Rotisserie on St-Laurent (was it always there and I missed it completly ?)

                                                                                                            Rotisserie Portugaise Arcada (between Aux Vivres and Robin des Bois).

                                                                                                            Chicken, Calamari, Salmon (if I remember correctly from the blackboard in the window).

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                                                                                                            1. re: Maximilien

                                                                                                              No, it is new. I just passed by on my bicycle today. Like the Portuguese Rotisserie at the corner of Mont-Royal, a bit south of there, Arcada also has an opening special of takeaway chicken for $10. I was in a hurry, so I didn't stop to check it out further. It is between Villeneuve and Mont-Royal, but closer to Villeneuve, on the east side of the street.

                                                                                                            2. Marche Hawai has renovated & the new entrance fronting Marcel Laurin is open. Entrance has 2 automatic opening doors in & 2 auto doors out. The space seems considerably larger & they were still in the process of moving aisles around & stocking empty cold cases. I think there were 5 or 6 cash registers. Love shopping at Hawai, now it's even better. We wondered if there were new products in a freezer case - like the "raw materials" to add to your broth to make Tom Yom soup or frozen Thai chilis (neither of which would have held up to today's heat). Never noticed either before.

                                                                                                              1. Howdy!

                                                                                                                Le Convivial at the corner of Grosvenor & Sherbrooke is becoming something called L'Oeufrier. Yet another breakfast chain (After Eggspectations and Chez Cora, how many are there?)

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                                                                                                                1. re: zekesgallery

                                                                                                                  That's unfortunate. Le Convivial was always one of those places that I wanted to try out, but never made it.

                                                                                                                  1. re: zekesgallery

                                                                                                                    Well, they certainly seem to be expanding rapidly. Another L'Oeufrier opened less than a month ago on Mont-Royal, just west of De Lorimier (used to be an African resto; destroyed by a fire a while back). Haven't been. Likely never will.

                                                                                                                    1. re: zekesgallery

                                                                                                                      Has anyone actually tried this place, l'Oeufrier? Always on the lookout for another good brunch spot in the hood, but is it just another sub-par Eggspectations/Chez Cora-type chain clone, or is it decent? Tried to check out the menu on their Web site, but there is no useful info there whatsoever.

                                                                                                                    2. Not 100 percent sure how new this is. My brain is cuckoo these days, but I don't seem to recall this restaurant being there before.

                                                                                                                      La Cantine Bistro Boutique
                                                                                                                      212, ave. Mont-Royal E

                                                                                                                      The chalkboard announces that they are a bistro Quebecois and lists bavette, hamburger, pouding chomeur, etc. with table d'hote pricing ranging from 18 to 25 (I think). Decoration seems slick, kind of loungey.

                                                                                                                      Adjacent to the bistro, they also have a cafe with the same name, serving coffee, bottled drinks, bakery items, soup and sandwiches.

                                                                                                                      1. There is a place called Burritoville with a sign reading "opening soon" on the east side of Bishop between de Maisonneuve and Sherbrooke. Anyone heard anything? I wonder if it's the same as Burritoville in NDG?

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                                                                                                                        1. re: mainsqueeze

                                                                                                                          This one is an expansion of the Burritoville in NDG.

                                                                                                                          1. re: blond_america

                                                                                                                            So how were the burritos? Which one did you try? Is the menu the same as the NDG one?

                                                                                                                            1. re: mainsqueeze

                                                                                                                              Menu looks the same as the other Burritoville. They have two kinds of burritos. Spicy Pinto and Sweet Potato. They have a few other menu items (quesadillas and tacos me thinks) and some sides (salad or tortilla chips with salsa). I had the spicy pinto burrito. It wasn't very spicy though but i liked it overall.

                                                                                                                              I heard a staff member mention to another customer that she likes to get the jalapeno salsa to give her burrito a bit of a kick. Maybe that would be a good idea for next time.

                                                                                                                        2. Anyone try San Lorenzo, which opened in the space briefly occupied by Ustica on St. Laurent?

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                                                                                                                          1. re: FoodNovice

                                                                                                                            It seems to be a lot more popular than Ustica ever was. Don't know anyone in the neighbourhood who has tried it.

                                                                                                                            1. re: lagatta

                                                                                                                              Laurent Godbout is opening yet another resto on St.Denis (3609) called La Fabrique....bistro style

                                                                                                                              1. re: mangermtl2

                                                                                                                                That looks to be just south of Café Cherrier, maybe where La Pampa is (was?).

                                                                                                                                As big a fan of bistro as anyone, even I gotta wonder if enough isn't enough. Within an easy walk of that location are -- off the top of my head -- L'Express, Cocagne, Continental, Justine Bar à Vin, Au 5ième Péché, Vertige, APDC, L'Inconnu, Laloux and Bistro Bienville, not to mention scads of bistroish joints like Auprès de Ma Blonde and <shudder> L'Académie. At what point do we reach the saturation point? How about a little more diversity? (I'll save the "chefs turning themselves into chains" rant for another thread...)

                                                                                                                          2. The restaurant formally known as "Forcheta" on Laurier St. W. is replaced by another Italian resto "Salute"

                                                                                                                            any info ?

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                                                                                                                            1. re: Maximilien

                                                                                                                              I was there yesterday and, honnestly, had a wonderful meal. The place is new, so not very crowded, but the food is amazing. I had the "cèpes" and foie gras ravioli, followed by the best gnocchis I have ever had - ever. For dessert, my friend and I shared some baked apples with homemade crumbles and a divine salted caramel sauce.
                                                                                                                              I also met Angelo, the chef and owner, who is a charming and very generous person.

                                                                                                                            2. I know I have mentioned this in a previous thread, but it bears repeating: there now is La Salle à Manger, on Mont-Royal street, corner Chapleau. The food is absolutely amazing. I went twice since its opening. I had the tenderloin with raw tuna (excellent combination, btw) and last time I had duck with the most delicious seasonal squash purée and potatoes. My friends had the scallop with "boudin". I tasted and it was really tasty.
                                                                                                                              Every time I tried a different dessert, and the pastry chef is great. Try the white chocolate creme, with tea ice cream and passion fruit sabayon. MMhhMMM.

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                                                                                                                              1. re: alixium

                                                                                                                                That will be impossible to Google! I tried, with "La Salle à Manger" in quotes, and still got a barrage of ads for dining-room furniture or dwellings to rent or sell with a dining room. Easy to access via public transport though; the 97 bus would go right there from Mont-Royal métro.

                                                                                                                                How are the prices?

                                                                                                                                1. re: lagatta

                                                                                                                                  yes, i know... I tried it myself. But, in the end, they do have a link (with not much on it, I might add): "www.lasalleamanger.ca"
                                                                                                                                  Prices are not too bad... Appetizers 9-15, mains 14-26, desserts 6-9.
                                                                                                                                  I had a glass of (excellent!) wine for 8$.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: alixium

                                                                                                                                    1302 Mont-Royal est is at the corner of CHAMBORD, not Chapleau. Much more central Plateau. Chapleau is one of the last streets on the Plateau, just before Frontenac (where Le Journal de Montréal is located) and runs down into the old Centre-Sud/Faubourg de la Mélasse area.

                                                                                                                                    I knew de Lorimier was about 2000 east because I lived near there (Chabot and Laurier, on a lovely small park) a long time ago. There was a lovely greengrocer's (Fruiterie Roger) but not much more.

                                                                                                                                    Yes, very reasonable prices if it is a nice bistro.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: lagatta

                                                                                                                                      oh my!! I am so sorry. i guest i got mixed up with my Ch's. but yes, Chambord it is.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: lagatta

                                                                                                                                        I know I digress but funny you should mention that as I used to live there up until last year. Roger's still there and reliable for fruit.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Campofiorin

                                                                                                                                          Is the original "Roger" (Romeo) still there? He'd be pretty old now if he's still alive. Imagine it is more his sons and heirs. That place made the neighbourhood liveable, long before it was seen as part of the Plateau.

                                                                                                                                          The worst mix-up names I know are Louis-Hébert and Louis-Hémon, in old Rosemont. The bane of pizza deliverers thereabouts. There is one street between them.

                                                                                                                                          On Chabot, I got mail from Chambord, and occasionally Chapleau! But never pizza deliveries.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: lagatta

                                                                                                                                            Everytime I went it was mostly ladies working there.

                                                                                                                                  2. re: alixium

                                                                                                                                    I believe those who are behind this location the fine folks from Reservoir. This may explain the high quality and great taste.

                                                                                                                                  3. I see at the Montreal Info site, that by end of this month, La Montee de Lait will re-locate to 1424 Bishop, & their name will be shortened to simply La Montee. The new location will double the capacity of the establishment to 90 seats & also have a private room suitable for up to 40 people.

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: BLM

                                                                                                                                      Crap, I really need to get there before they move !!

                                                                                                                                      1. re: Maximilien

                                                                                                                                        A new restaurant called "Barroco" is about to open in the former location of Cobalt on St-Paul West (right next door to the former location of Bouchees Gourmandes) across the street from Olive & Gourmando. Opening is scheduled for October 15th. Menu is supposed to be comfort food with Italian, French, & Spanish influences.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Maximilien

                                                                                                                                          Does anyone know if La Montee de Lait has moved yet?

                                                                                                                                          1. re: daimon4

                                                                                                                                            Yes. And it's now called La Montée.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: daimon4

                                                                                                                                              I think they have been open at their new location for a week or so.

                                                                                                                                          2. re: BLM

                                                                                                                                            The official opening is slated for Tuesday, October 28. Business hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
                                                                                                                                            1424 Bishop (corner Ste-Catherine)
                                                                                                                                            514 289-9921
                                                                                                                                            Along with *cuisine d'idées* and *espace privé*, the announcement refers to *cartes recherchées* (assume this refers to the wine list, but why plural -- are they going to pull a L'Express on us?) and *table à vin* (which is?).

                                                                                                                                              1. re: naturelle

                                                                                                                                                Was there on Friday and had a wonderful time. The staff is the same and while the space is bigger the ambience was similar to the old space. Had to wait 20 min at the bar (no reservation). Food is just as good, if not better, than the montee 1.0. The cheeses were fantastic and cheese options plentiful, I think they may have a new supplier. The only dish that failed was the "carbonara" (a deconstructed version of the pasta dish) as the back bacon was too thick and the baby piece of pasta too flimsy. The real disappointment was the desserts. I fondly remember the choc mousse with honeycomb....tried the eclair...the sesame cream interior was oily and gross. The other dessert (choc pot with speckulas cookies) was only ok. Price was a little higher than at the old location--185 ALL included for two--we both had the "4 choix" and a bottle of Cahors. I think La Montee is the best choice in the area when compared to Europa, Decca77 and their ilk. With La Montee and Cafe Myriade I'm starting to see some hope downtown....

                                                                                                                                          3. Macaroni :

                                                                                                                                            New place on St-Laurent (corner mont-royal), at the old 55o. Hopefully they will last a bit longer than the previous 2, 3 restaurants that tries to survive there.

                                                                                                                                            The decor is nice, fashionable black and white and some colors (if I remember correctly).
                                                                                                                                            The food is italian (pizza, pasta, carne and pesci)...

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                                                                                                                                            1. re: Maximilien

                                                                                                                                              It looks like L'Academie is about to open yet another place on Crescent Street.

                                                                                                                                            2. Which is probably why she wrote "our new *favourite* spot."
                                                                                                                                              Regardless, I'll be interested in checking it out.

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: rillettes

                                                                                                                                                Was that failed pasta dish one of your main course or was it an appetizer ?

                                                                                                                                              2. There seems to be a new restaurant at the old "Montée de Lait" location.

                                                                                                                                                The name, if I remember correctly is/will be "Monsieur B".

                                                                                                                                                any info ?

                                                                                                                                                1. Chef Guru has opened shop at the old Sandwichmania spot on St Laurent (just below Rachel). The menu is brief, usual Indian suspects such as tandoori chicken, nan and palak paneer (which is perhaps the advertised "spinach and cheese" on their window). Looks like they are for takeout, but there seems to be some seating as well.

                                                                                                                                                  They also list fish and chips (might be some sort of Indo-Brit fusion interpretation, or maybe I am too optimistic) and chicken with noodles in their menu. Umm, doesn't sound like the most authentic place, but the prices seem quite reasonable, lunch being around 6 dollars might attract some of the local lunch crowd for a quick fix.

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                                                                                                                                                  1. re: emerilcantcook

                                                                                                                                                    Chef Guru? Sounds like a bad Mike Myers flick...

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: moh

                                                                                                                                                      There are *good* Mike Myers movies?
                                                                                                                                                      But, oooo, fish & chips in the 'hood? That makes me happy.

                                                                                                                                                    2. re: emerilcantcook

                                                                                                                                                      Chef Guru is a pretty great place. I've gone twice already, had a chicken curry, Guru Chicken, pakoras and their lunch chicken curry.

                                                                                                                                                      I've talked to the owner and they are just setting up so their will be a full menu soon. He was giving out free samples while I waited

                                                                                                                                                      This place has great potential. The Guru Chicken is something that can't be found elsewhere ... it is two chicken drumsticks with special spices. The chicken curries were different the two times but ultra fresh. One disappointing part was that my naan came from a bag but it's because they had just set up and haven't received everything.

                                                                                                                                                      The place is mostly take-out however there are a few tables. It seems that the cooks are him and his wife. The cashier/waitress however was super clueless and didn't know what a samosa was ...

                                                                                                                                                      He will have indo-pakistani food (the owner/chef) is Pakistani along with pakistani style chinese food along with western stuff like fish and chips and burgers and french fries.

                                                                                                                                                      I'm looking forward to going back especially once he settles in and has the full menu.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: nickcin2000

                                                                                                                                                        I have gone back with my girlfriend again and I have to say that the food is really special. We had the Butter Chicken and the Fish and Chips. Again, the naan wasn't made fresh and that is a major flaw. The Butter Chicken, which came with basmati rice and a salad was great. The portion was quite small. The salad had pomegranate seeds in it, which was impressive and everything was fresh.

                                                                                                                                                        The fish and chips, which is the signature dish along with the Guru Chicken, was not like any fish and chips I've had. It was a good quality fish with fries however everything was battered with spices so it was unique. It also came with the same salad.

                                                                                                                                                        Again this place is not like any other Indian restaurant. It's great and I can't wait to go back again. It's ridiculously inexpensive ... most expensive dishes are $7.99

                                                                                                                                                        Another problem I experienced though was that they ran out of many foods such as samosas and the Guru Chicken.

                                                                                                                                                        Hopefully everything comes together and this place stays.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: nickcin2000

                                                                                                                                                          Do you guys happen to have a phone number for Chef Guru?

                                                                                                                                                    3. Kim Phat supermarket have closed both their Brossard locations, to open a brand-new location on Taschereau(in between their former 2 Brossard locations). Also in the same mini-Asian mall, there will be a new Kam Fung restaurant location(off-shoot of their restaurant in Chinatown) & new Mongolian hot pot restaurant. Both of these two new restaurants are suppose to opening in late-January I suspect.

                                                                                                                                                      1. BLM and Nickcin, it isn't 2008 any more. Perhaps we could start up new Restaurant Openings and Restaurant Closings threads for 2009, and carry over your 2009 posts there?

                                                                                                                                                        Happy New Year, all!

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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: lagatta

                                                                                                                                                          Yes, I was thinking of starting it for 2009(I could do it later today).

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: BLM

                                                                                                                                                            Hi BLM, if you look at the board, you'll see both restaurant openings and closings 2009!

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: lagatta

                                                                                                                                                              Um, yeah, it was BLM who set up those threads. :-)