Eccentric Montreal PART 2 - Seeking out the strange & unusual
- Jacquelyn Jan 12, 2010 01:49 AM
Hi all! My boyfriend and I visited Montreal from NYC last year for Vday: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/591822 Now we're getting ready for round 2!
I've been compiling a list from the board rec's but If anyone has any MORE/NEWER tips on eccentric finds, dark cafes, quirky bars, strange & ecclectic menus or cozy hole in the walls, I would love it. We don't care too much for the overpriced chi chi. Nothing super loud or obnoxious.
Last year we went to:
le paris (very good!
)stash cafe (dying to come back for the duck)
chez cora (enjoyed several breakfasts here)
alpenhaus (nicest staff ever)
patati patata (def coming back)
le petit alep (Mmmmm)
milos (we had a gift certificate...there's one here in NYC too!)
the bagel place (Meh)
foufounes electriques (very cool bar)
bar flye (really friendly bar)
Not too many hole in the walls but everything was wonderful and we can't wait to try more!
Here are a few places we were told to try:
Au pied de cochon
Aux Délices de d'île Maurice (aka Sylvester's)
Le Piton de la Fournaise
Les Saveurs du Plateau
Bouchonné comptoir à vin
Au Cinquième Péché
Les 3 Petits Bouchons
La Binerie Mont-Royal
Any opinions or off the beaten trek suggestions are appreciated. We're staying on Rue St Denis South this year (latin quarters I think?)
TX chow hounderzzz!!!
Dad's Bagels, Lasalle Drive-In, Pizza Nino, Europolonia, Baked Potato, Chez Clo, DeliBee's, Aux Délices, Les Jardins Sauvages, Jardin Tiki, Institute d'Hotelerie (2e étage), Andalos, Patati Patata, Nantua, Galo, Robin des Bois, Salon B, Smoked Meat Pete's, Le Valois, Wilensky's Light Lunch
Jacqueline, one place on your list that I would definitely second is Else's. Not a lot of people know about it but I just love that place. I find it so warm and inviting, and I really enjoy the quirky decor. Mismatched tables and chairs, walls covered with strange objects and curios. I think it's fantastic. I also love the beers that they carry. I normally go for either a pint of St Ambroise Abricot or a cider.
if he's a beer fan you should check out the following places:
- Brutopia (microbreweries)
- Benelux (microbreweries)
- Hurley's (irish pub)
- Le Barouf (they have an outstanding amount of beer on tap)
- biere et compagnie (alot of import beers)
I have also read alot about le reservoir here, but i've never been myself though.
PS - We'll be renting a car for a few days while we're there so "outer burrough" dining experiences are also appreciated.
*TIP: if anyone needs to rent a car, there's an Enterprise on Saint-Jacques Ouest where we found rentals for $9/day!!
Millies in Stanstead? It is a bit out of town, but I'd combine it with lunch in Sherbrooke at Chewie Louis's for an eastern townships excursion.