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Jan 2, 2009 08:43 AM

Restaurant Openings - 2009

Use this thread for any interesting restaurant openings in Montreal for 2009.

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  1. Apollo Bistro, coming up in Spring 2009, on St-Laurent, just a little north of the actual restaurant, on the other side of the street. Saw the signs posted on the windows of the new place.

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    1. re: plumeria

      The somewhat desolate area from just north of the railway viaduct that is the border with Plateau/Mile End, to St-Zotique, where La Petite Italy "officially" begins, seems to be picking up, despite many false starts.

    2. Arlequino 1218 drummond next week.

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      1. re: MartinSLR

        What kind of food? Does it look high end or casual?

        1. re: Shattered

          The sign says pizzeria and it's a pretty fancy sign.....guessing it wants to compete with Medusa and Queue de Cheval et al....

            1. re: chilipepper

              I see the write-up. As eat2much says, it's the same owners as Medusa(which is next to it). Wood burning oven pizza. Lunchtime delivery in the neighbourhood.

          1. re: MartinSLR

            Reviewed by Robert Beauchemin in La Presse:

            He makes it sound like it's the real deal i.e. Neapolitan pizza, although the picture alongside the article would lead me to think otherwise.

          2. Do reopenings count?

            Restaurant Delhi Bombay (1010 Jean Talon West) was open last night. No indication as to whether it's under old or new management.

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            1. re: carswell

              An enthusiastic hurray from me! Is it at the same location, i.e. a few doors down from Moti Mehal?

                1. re: hungryann

                  For your information, I also saw this restaurant in Marche Hawaii and when I asked one lady at the casher and she was very helpfull not as you mention. Besides, this restaurant is not a sandwich stuff but real Vietnamese food. By the name, you can guest this is wrap. All the rolls... For those that are curious, well, this restaurant will be open tomorrow on march 28, 2009. (when I spoke to people in this market) I went tonight, and their menu look delicious by seeing all pictures on the wall.
                  I will certainly come and try to taste their food.

                  1. re: picsou

                    Umm....I think you replied to the wrong post. This particular part is about Restaurant Delhi Bombay. What you're looking for is down below.

                    1. re: picsou

                      You mean opening March 27th(Friday)? March 28/2009 is Saturday.

                  2. re: carswell

                    Re-openings definitely count when it's somewhere yummy. I loved Delhi Bombay!
                    My other favourite in Park X is Bombay Mahal

                  3. Had wondered what would happen with La Montée de Lait's old space and now we know:

                    Monsieur B.
                    371 Villeneuve East, corner Drolet
                    514 845-6066

                    Yet another addition to the Les Infidèles, À l'os, O'Thym empire. Yet another "contemporary" bistro menu <yawn>. At least it's a BYO. Not off to a good start, though: even the terminally chipper Voir can't find much positive to say about the food.

                    1. (as seen on facebook, well, I get my info whereever I can!)

                      Grange (vin+bouffe) openning feb. 12th, 120 McGill (old montreal).

                      from the description it looks like a cross between Local, Garde Manger, Bouchonné, Pied De Cochon, La Fabrique, ...

                      "La cuisine du chef Tommy Matteau (Resto de l’ITHQ, Aquaterra, Molotov traiteur) plaira par sa fraîcheur et la sélection de produits saisonniers qui y sera utilisé. Bar cru avec huîtres et crustacés, gamme de fromages et charcuteries ainsi qu’une sélection de plats favorisant le partage entre les invités à été élaborée. Tartares, mini burger, salades originales, carpaccio, plats mijotés, rillettes & raclette sont quelques exemples qui vous procureront réconfort hivernal tout en accompagnant votre vin préféré !"