Narrowing down dinner options...
Hi - Headed to Montreal in early September for a weekend with the girls (four of us, in our mid-20s). I have been to Montreal twice; the other girls haven't. One of us is a vegetarian/pescetarian, which is why APdC isn't on the list below...
On previous trips I loved Club Chasse et Peche and the sadly defunct Brunoise. The girls are looking for a variety of food experiences in a variety of neighborhoods... so if you had to pick three of the following restaurants for dinner, which ones would you choose?
- Club Chasse et Peche
- Bistro Bienville
- Montee du Lait
- Kitchen Galerie
- Garde Manger
Or are there other places you would choose that aren't on my list? I love French food, but am trying to throw in a little (a very little!) variety for my friends' sake. I also took off Joe Beef/Liverpool House because I wasn't sure how veg-friendly they were.
Also, thinking of doing one nice lunch on a Friday. Laloux? Au Cinquieme Peche? Other options?
And finally. Any good bakeries near Berri-UQAM metro? I need to go to a patisserie (or four) while we're there... thinking of just going to Kouign Amann, but is there anything closer to where we're staying?
If you liked Brunoise, try Mas Cuisine. The chef/owner of Brunoise has this new place that is fantastic. It is small so call for reservations.
Montee du Lait is now La Montee, and has relocated to Bishop. It's fairly veg/pesc friendly. Joe Beef usually has some form of pasta or veg options - Liverpool House IIRC had a lot of meat-based sauces. However, I would agree with Bigfellow, and head to Mas Cuisine.
You could do La Montee for lunch - it's a great lunch deal, and should fit the bill nicely.
«Any good bakeries near Berri-UQAM metro? I need to go to a patisserie (or four) while we're there... thinking of just going to Kouign Amann, but is there anything closer to where we're staying?»
Haven't been in quite a while but La Brioche Lyonnaise used to be reliable. Not sure they do takeout, however. www.labriochelyonnaise.com
Not too long ago, a hound had good things to say about Pâtisserie St-Louis-de-France, located near the east entrance to the Sherbrooke metro station on Berri, three or so long blocks and a hillside up from the Berri-UQAM metro. Haven't been there in decades...