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Good Neighborhood Restaurants?

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  • Bood May 4, 2009 07:48 PM
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My boyfriend and I will be visiting from Washington, DC. We've been to Montreal a handful of times and we've hit all the big restaurants. Are there any good new neighborhood places worth trying?

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  1. I really like Taverne on Monkland in NDG. They have great pasta and meat dishes and the atmosphere is casual. It is very busy and they don't take reservations so on a nice night be prepared to wait.
    In a total different neighborhood, Tri Express on Laurier Est is the best sushi I have had in Montreal. The sushi pizza and Tri Favori roll are amazing!
    Enjoy!
    (only saw the "new" part now.. none of these are new but both are really good neighborhood restaurants)

    1. This thread might interest you:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/411132

      1. Bistro Bienville springs to mind as being a delicious, friendly neighborhood restaurant.

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        1. re: alixium

          Mas Cuisine in Verdun is very good.

          1. re: bigfellow

            I've never been to the Verdun neighborhood. What's it like?

            1. re: Bood

              It's a bit like the Plateau was about twenty years ago. Slowly gentrifying, but still mostly working class. I guess you could either call it up and coming or slowly going down the shitter. It's all a matter of perspective.

              1. re: SnackHappy

                It was originally a Scottish/Irish neighbourhood. But there are many asians there now. Lots of little restaurant. Some that are very good and some, well let's just say that you should take a miss on some.

        2. I'M gonna state the obvious: Le Jolifou and Petit Alep.

          1. Bistro Bienville's great. Also in the same 'hood: the quite new Les Trois Petits Bouchons, the less new Au Cinquième Péché and the classic Le P'tit Plateau (a BYOB).

            Le Saint-Urbain and Bouchon de Liège in Ahuntsic, the former new, the latter not so much.

            Bistro Chez Roger in Rosemont and Kitchen Gallerie near the Jean Talon Market.

            1. Le Valois in HoMa (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)

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              1. re: Maximilien

                Was kinda expecting you to chime in with Cuisine et Dépendence...

                Neither of us mentioned Bouchonné. Still haven't made it to the new digs but it's a great neighbourhood place, especially for wine lovers.

                1. re: carswell

                  am i _that_ predictable ? ;-)

                  1. re: carswell

                    Bouchonné is great with the tasty chopped liver. There's also Les 2 singes de Montarvie on Saint-Viateur (not new but the food is very good) and I would say Tapeo in Villeray.

                2. Kitchenette

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                  Kitchenette
                  1351 Blvd Rene Levesque E, Montreal, QC H2L2Y6, CA

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                  1. re: hungryann

                    I'll just add the full address and website for Kitchenette.

                    http://www.kitchenetterestaurant.ca/

                    1351 Bd René Lévesque E
                    Montréal, QC H2L 2M1, Canada
                    (514) 527-1016

                    The Places application still can't deal with non ASCII characters. How ethnocentric.

                    1. re: SnackHappy

                      That's funny...when you bring it up, you see the complete version but when you post, it's cut off. I didn't notice before. Thanks.

                  2. Not a "neighbourhood place" per se, but La Montee is definitely worth trying. Same owners as Bouchonne, much different concept, very very good food...

                    1. I recommend La Fabrique, Laurent Godbout’s newest neighbourhood restaurant. They have great brunch on Sunday.