lunch? Dinner? Hidden treats??
Okay so I visit Montreal every year and have been to all of the usuals and the real treats such as Toque and the like. This time I around I am there for two days and want to EXPLORE...can anyone suggest some reall hidden treats? Some restaurants that are maybe a bit more casual BUT really good and tasy- places that one may not find on the 'Best of...' lists but all the locals frequent. Both lunch and dinner places would be wonderful
here's my choices depending where you'll stay there's in the downtown area
Wok cafe on st-catherine:
1845, rue Ste-Catherine O corner St Marc west of Guy
I loved their dim sum made fresh as you order. it's a typicall student hang out. In the area you'll notice a bunch of asian places.
on the east side of the Mountain I would suggest
La binerie Mont-Royal:
367 avenue du Mont-Royal Est corner st-denis
traditional quebecoise cuisine with their famous baked ebans
411 duluth est corner st-denis
italian BYOW. I love their fetucci alfredo
4088, rue St-Denis
vegeterian cuisine. The owner has an amazing touch to make vegeterian cuisine taste like meat and duck. An experience to have. The have a small take out place next to the restaurant.
On the north side of the mountain in Cote des neiges area
There's a very good greek restaurant called
3543, avenue Van Horne corner cote ders neiges
They have a very good souvlaki stick and a great tasting tsatziki
all these place are very afffordable
enjoy your stay
De Emma at 777 de la commune for Roman cuisine (Not your run of the mill Italian, her cooking is distinctly Roman). Bring a big appetite. Not inexpensive. Nice wine list.
Chez L'epicier St. Paul Near Gosford. Nice place for lunch. Again, not inexpensive.
Rotisserie Portugalia, Rachel near St. Urbain. No Decor, Excellent Portugese Grilled chicken. Cheap, Call ahead at least a half hour to reserve your chicken, or you are in for an hour wait. Closes early in the eve, (I believe 9:00)
Alep or le Petit Alep on Jean Talon near Casgrain. Some mighty tasty middle eastern delicacies. The grilled dishes are excellent. Both have the same kitchen, Le Petit Alep serves individual plates where as Alep is more family style.
Bin Lao Thia, Decarie near Cote Vertu Metro. Some very authentic Thai/Cambodian cuisine. No decor, cheap, and tasty. BYO