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Foodaholic May 7, 2009 07:17 PM

I'll be staying at the Delta Montreal tomorrow night and will be getting late. Any recommendations for any late night dining within walking (1 Kil) distance?

Thanks in advance!

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    Foodaholic May 7, 2009 07:19 PM

    I also forgot to include the address: 475 President Kennedy Ave (near Les Promenade de La Cathedrale le Baie)


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    1. re: Foodaholic
      carswell May 7, 2009 07:53 PM

      Assuming that by dining you mean something more than fast food, one of the closest spots to your hotel would be Pullman wine bar. Unfortunately, the food is uneven, though never bad. www.pullman-mtl.com

      Outside your range (about 2 km) but still a pleasant walk is the popular L'Express (3927 Saint-Denis), the most Parisian of the city's bistros. Kitchen is open till 2 a.m., I believe.

      Even farther is another bustling bistro, Leméac, with even better food and a great after-10 special: appetizer, main and coffee for $22. Though it's about 2.8 km from your hotel, the walk through Mount Royal park and bourgeois Outremont is very agreeable and the 80 bus up Park Ave. is fast and frequent. www.restaurantlemeac.com

      Also bear in mind that taxis are abundant and relatively inexpensive.

    2. porker May 7, 2009 08:06 PM

      About 3 blocks east and 3 blocks south (maybe a Klick), you'll find Montreal's Chinatown. A few places are open late and a couple are open quite late.
      Beijing at 92 de la Gauchetiere closes at 2:30am (my rec)
      If you need later, Maison VIP at 1077 Clark closes at 3:30am, but doesn't serve wine past 3:00am :-(

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      1. re: porker
        anachemia May 13, 2009 06:30 PM

        I know the OP's visit is probably over, but for future tourists consulting this thread - that geography estimate was a bit off.

        University (the approx East-West cross street of The Bay) to Parc Ave is approx 6 blocks.
        And Parc to St. Laurent is another 6 blocks. So that's 12 blocks east, not 3.

        Granted, they're small blocks and it's a nice walk, but it pays to have realistic expectations.

        If that hike is too daunting, you can always hop on the metro: Chinatown is just north of the Place d'Armes station (Orange line).

        1. re: anachemia
          Shattered May 13, 2009 07:21 PM

          From the Delta at University and Sherbrooke to Chinatown (St-Urbain & de la Gauchetiere) is 10 mins walk, 15 if you're a real slowpoke.

          1. re: Shattered
            cherylmtl May 13, 2009 10:44 PM

            No, it's at least 15 minutes even if you walk at a decent pace - I've done it many times... also keep in mind that unless you're walking around at 2 am when there's not a lot of traffic and you can cross the streets at will, there are a lot of traffic lights to contend with, which makes the walk a bit slower.

          2. re: anachemia
            porker May 14, 2009 08:31 PM

            I'm also assuming the OP's visit is probably over, but for future tourists consulting this thread - CHECK A MAP.

            Specifically for anachemia, why do you assume University? Yeah, yeah the approx so and so, but foodaholic specifically says 475 President Kennedy Ave then gives a handy google map reference. Using the OPs own map reference, I follow 1 block east to Bleury, another block east to Jeanne Mance, and another to St. Urbain (lets see 1+1+1=3).
            Now we're apparently at St. Urbain and President Kennedy. OK, now south 1 block to St. Catherine, another block south to Dorchester (I mean Rene Levesque), and another to de la Gauchetiere (lets see 1+1+1=3).
            I will definitely grant that we are not yet in chinatown - you gotta hoof it another block east on de la gauchetiere, but in my defence, I said "about" and was 1 block off.

            To allay the OP's fears about a walk across the city I used the handy google map's scale at (approx) 1"=200m. Marking a small sheet at the 200m mark and charting out the distance, I find my final destination (3blocks east and 3 blocks south) to be about 6 lenghts...ummm lemmee see 6*200 = 1200 meters. About a klick.
            Sure they are still about a block away, but the walk is so enjoyable, I didn't want to perhaps scare the OP and specify 1.2km + 1 block....

            But, gentle future tourists, if this is too much of a hike, walk west 3.5 blocks and one block south. You should find a metro entrance here. Go underground and walk about another block to get on the subway. Head towards Honore Beaugrand 3 stops, getting off at Berri-UQUAM. Find the ORANGE line heading to Cote-vertu (don't go towards Montmorency, and avoid the yellow line to Longueil). Once on the ORANGE line, go two stops to Place d'Armes as anachemia mentions. Once there head to the Viger/St. Urbain exit (don't get turned around in the Palais de Congres) and head up St. Urbain one block until you see Chinatown. Voila!

            1. re: porker
              Foodaholic Aug 7, 2009 10:37 PM

              We walked quite a bit. Being from NYC, that says a lot I think. I should've been more clear in noting that I was walking with 16 people at the time and we were trying to keep things minimal and convenient.

              I did check a map (Google Local) and even Yelped my way around (Yelp.com). In fact, GoogleMaps was actively tracking our distance throughout the entire trip (thank you PDA phones!) However, I did want to get a native's / local's take on what made for good late night food in the area.

          3. re: porker
            mak2k May 14, 2009 01:16 PM

            i personally like Amigo better for late night. I went there at 3h30am once and we still got food

          4. souschef May 7, 2009 08:51 PM

            Cafe Ferreira on Peel ( a nice stroll from your hotel) also has a late night deal, and really good food. Portuguese, specializing in fish.

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            1. re: souschef
              Foodaholic May 7, 2009 09:05 PM

              Thanks for the replies everyone.

              Porker: damn good call on the Montreal Chinatown. I can't believe it's that close to our hotel. Impressive.

              Carswell: I've been to L'Express and enjoyed it immensely. I wonder if my guests and I will be willing to head that far.

              Souschef: That sounds nice too. I am certain the consensus of the group is something that's unique to Montreal, but I suppose after midnight beggers can't be choosers.

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              The Chemist May 8, 2009 05:47 AM

              If you feel like Lebanese, I would take a walk to Boustan (2020 Rue Crescent). It's open till 4 I think. Mmmmmm, Boustan.

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              1. re: The Chemist
                tombombadillo May 13, 2009 11:10 PM

                I would suggest Lemeac, or Ferreira.
                Boustan is more of a fast food type esablishment, with cardboard like pita bread and the lamb and chicken is never cooked fresh late at night, just warmed up left over

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                MartinSLR May 8, 2009 07:23 AM

                Beaver Hall
                Brasserie Brunoise

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                  mak2k May 7, 2010 07:41 AM

                  i've walked by this place several times on my way back from drinking on crescent but i never had the heart (or stomach) to try this place out. It's called "Brochette", where the Olco used to be (http://brochette.ca/menu.htm). This place looks sketch at best. Do we have anybody adventurous enough to try it?

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                  1. re: mak2k
                    westaust May 7, 2010 08:14 AM

                    I’ve tried it many times as it’s close by the office, brochettes are really good, they also have chicken breast/legs meals, those definitly a let down compared to the brochettes.
                    All meals comes with fries or rice and salad, the fries are always good, crispy, the salad is uneven, sometimes too much onions in it.

                    Service is also uneven, depending who’s in charge of the register, and who’s doing the cooking.

                    Not as good as abu elias, but does the job pretty good without having to travel all the way to VSL

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                    karela Oct 6, 2010 09:15 PM

                    Strange coincidence! I was just looking for ideas for friends who are arriving around 10 and staying at the Delta.

                    To make matters worse, when I suggested a late dinner, they said maybe more drinks and snacks. Actually, I think it isn't a time that works so well for them, but it is the only one we got, so we WILL get together. The only problem is that they are not really foodies and are starting to make noises like "I am sure the hotel has a good bar" and I know if I can't come up with a concrete idea, we will indeed end up in dire straights.

                    So to sum up, we need a place where he can have a drink (without feeling bad for not eating), she, being pregnant, can have a snack (other than a bag of potato chips), and it has to be a very short walk from the hotel, no cab, no metro (after all, there is a "perfectly good" bar there) and a nice location for two slightly jet lagged people to chat with old friends.

                    A tall order? Perhaps, but I know you are up for it, chowhounders!

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                    1. re: karela
                      thomasein Oct 7, 2010 12:24 AM

                      In terms of drinks, food and location the obvious choice is Pullman, http://pullman-mtl.com/

                      1. re: karela
                        westaust Oct 7, 2010 07:41 AM

                        Which Delta are they staying at?

                        The one on University Street next to old montreal or the one on President Kenedy as this would definitly change where to head in light of your requirements

                        1. re: westaust
                          kpaxonite Oct 7, 2010 08:07 AM


                          I also forgot to include the address: 475 President Kennedy Ave (near Les Promenade de La Cathedrale le Baie)


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                          By Foodaholic on May 07, 2009 10:19PM

                          1. re: westaust
                            karela Oct 7, 2010 09:22 PM

                            They said that they are staying at the Delta "near the train station", which could mean the one on University.

                          2. re: karela
                            marblebag Oct 7, 2010 01:41 PM

                            a grease spoon, Alto's on Parc near Milton

                            1. re: marblebag
                              kpaxonite Oct 7, 2010 04:08 PM

                              Amelios pizza on milton, near parc
                              Lola rosa on milton, near parc (it stays open pretty late sometimes...)

                              201 Rue Milton, Montreal, QC H2X1V5, CA

                              1. re: kpaxonite
                                SnackHappy Oct 7, 2010 04:23 PM

                                Amelio's closes at 8:30pm on weekdays and 8:45pm on Saturdays. Karela said their guests are getting here at 10pm.

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