Restaurants to try in 2010
What restaurants do you really want to try locally (in the province) this year?
I want to try Les Enfants terrible and a Venezuelan on St Laurent that I've heard about.
What restaurants do you just have to try?
Interesting. Sablo Kafé is very close to where I live - it is at the corner of St-Zotique and St-Dominique in la Petite Italie aka Little Everywhere.
Although there is nothing wrong with the café, somehow I've never fallen in love with it. It lacks focus - perhaps this new endeavour will have that focus.
Gotta get out to that lamb noodle place in Verdun - tried twice so far and just couldn't make it!
Now that Brasserie Brunoise is closed, I have to try Mas on Wellington. I'm also tempted by La Cantine everytime I go to Kouign Amann.
FYI, bigfellow - Bocadillo's is definitely worth the trip. I used to live in Venezuela - and this is definitely the most authentic Venezuelan I've had anywhere else...
Personal reccos in my opinion are the arepas and their fried egg sandwich. Or any sandwich for that matter... they come in a really great grilled bread, which has a nice dense and chewy bite and cool looking griddle marks all over it... I've now taken to buying them on their own to take home and use as hamburger buns...
Anyway - so I give it a thumbs up... Buen provecho!
thebenc- Not that I really want to increase the competition for reservations for this place, but if you're a fan of Martin's style, this is not to be missed. A different twist on the traditional Cabane a sucre theme would be an understatement. Well worth it. Arrive hungry and pace yourself.
Well, off the top of my head I can think of the following:
High tea at Le Maitre Chocolatier
Not really places I haven't tried, but also on my to-do list
Picasso - late one night after their re-opening
Pied de Cochon - for the pig's head
Délices de l'Île Maurice
I'll pretend I havent been to Cabane à sucre Pied de Cochon just to try it again...;)
Have you been to Pho Tay Ho, on St-Denis at the southwestern corner of Beaubien? You'll find a lot about it on this board. I'll also put in a good word for a very small and inexpensive byow hole-in-the-wall not far from there, Nhu Y, on Jean-Talon just east of St-Urbain. While it has very good, evidently authentic food, the menu is necessarily more limited in this tiny restaurant run by a couple than in the somewhat larger Pho Tay Ho. Both get a lot of Vietnamese patrons.
--dominion square tavern on metcalfe
--lobster box (muvbox) when it reopens this summer in old montreal
--vu bistro near clock tower old montreal for the area, drinks and finger food
--same thing for cafe eclusiers old montreal on a sunny day
-- rumi for breakfast
--il cortile for inner courtyard
--australian restaurant on park ave.
--maybe back to le locale since chefs changed, same for newtown
...and last but not least the new montreal poolroom for steamie
There are a lot of good recommendations for pho here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5901.... One of my personal favorites is Ong Ca Can on Ste-Catherine Est. Great pho and soupe tonkinoise. It's recently renovated, clean, good service and one of the oldest Vietnamese restaurants in Montreal.