I'm visiting Montreal for 3 days and Quebec for 1. I know nothing about any of the places to go and would really appreciate some advice!
I'm looking for a list of the best high end places in town, especially sushi and steak, but I'm open to anything.
Food that I can't get in other parts of Canada, high end or divey.
And last but not least, good poutine.
Thanks in advance!
If you're looking for high-end sushi and steak places, you're looking at the wrong cities (except maybe jun-i for sushi). Check this board for the many threads over the past few weeks, and you should be able to find plenty of recommendations for everything else, though.
Personally, I really like the sushi at Takara (downtown Montreal: 1455 rue Peel, Montréal - (514) 849-9796). For steaks, you have quite a few choices one of which is Queue de Cheval (www.queuedecheval.com). One of the most spectacular restaurants in Montreal is Pied de Cochon (www.restaurantaupieddecochon.ca): they actually have a foie gras poutine (which is not your usual poutine but definetely worth a try) and amazing fresh seafood platters. Their wine selection is also very interesting. Toqué (www.restaurant-toque.com) is a five star top-notch restaurant, Lemeac and L'Inconnu are exquisite French cuisine restaurants (www.restaurantlemeac.com and www.linconnu.ca). Have fun in Montreal!