Affordable Italian, Indian? Outdoor dining?
Hi all. I'll be in Montreal for a few days and I'm wondering if anyone's been to a nice Italian place with pastas around $15? Also are there any restaurants or bars with outdoor space worth going to? Also any stand-out Indian places? BYOB Indian? I'm from NYC so is there any must-have cuisine I should try unique to Montreal that I can't find in the city?
Great Indian with an outdoor space: Taste of India (http://www.tasteofindiarestaurant.com/), but I'm not sure whther it's BYOB. I also like Asha (3490 Parc Ave.).
Cheap (but good) pasta: La Popessa (http://www.popessa.net/). It probably doesn't qualify as a "nice" Italian place, but I like it nonetheless.
Bars with great outdoor spaces: le Sainte-Élizabeth (http://www.ste-elisabeth.com/) and le Saint-Sulpice (1680, Saint-Denis St.).
Also, Santropol (http://www.santropol.com/pages/rwelcome.html) has a great terrasse.
Montreal specialty you must try: poutine. Most fast-food places will have it, but the best is arguably at la Banquise (http://www.restolabanquise.com/). When in doubt, go for the original: French fries, gravy and cheese.
I hope this helps! :)