Inexpensive restaurant/take-out downtown
So my boyfriend and I are driving into Montreal from NY and once we arrive on Saturday evening we really don't want to have to get on the Metro to get a decent meal. Does anyone have any recommendations for a restaurant (entrees under $15) or a take-out place within walking distance of rue Sherbrooke and rue Crescent? We like pizza, Thai, Indian, Chinese and pub/bar food. If we do take-out can anyone suggest a bar we can go to afterwards? Nothing too touristy and crazy though...somewhere we can relax after a long drive.
A great takeout for Pizza is Pizza Chez Danny Restaurant
De la Montagne, corner St-Catherine, Montreal, a short walk from Sherbrooke. If you walk down from Sherbrooke walk down De La Montagne- one street over from Crescent, much quieter walk, Can get a little crazy on Crescent. Its a Hole in the wall Take out pizza but has some of the best pizza around and is open Very late past 3am.
On the way back you go by a corner bar underneth Club Wandas, on the Corner of De La montagne and Massineive. Nice quiet bar.
All of these are within walking distance of your hotel.
For Chinese you can go get takeout or eat in at Restaurant Pret A Manger - 1809 rue Ste-Catherine.
For the best Thai in that area you could go to Restaurant Cusine Bangkok in the Faubourg Ste-Catherine at 1616 rue Ste-Catherine. It's in a food court but don't be put off. The food is really good there.
Good pizza by the slice and manakish at Al-Taib at 2125 rue Guy.
Excellent lebanese shawarma pitas at Restaurant Boustan 2020 rue Crescent (open really late - probably crowded on a Saturday since Crescent street is a busy bar/clubbing street).
Decent pub food at McKibbins Irish Pub, 1426 rue Bishop. Good burgers and Irish nachos.
Tho' it's strange recommending Chinese to visiting NYers, don't forget Tapioca Thé! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/501077
Other ideas will be found in the Hidden Gems around Guy/Concordia thread (Guy's two or three short blocks west of Crescent). And for usually reliable if always predictable French, there's always Le Paris (1812 Ste-Catherine West, 514 937-4898).