Great food in the east end?
I am both perplexed and intrigued is there such a thing as fine dining in the east end of Montreal? Furthermore, do any of those places deliver? I was craving some chinese food and ordered from a place called "Merveilles de chine" on Henri-Bourrassa E. was incredibly dissapointed by their overly sweet and almost poultry free General Tao chicken. I don't really want to talk about their gelatinous beef and broccoli at this time. Anyhoo! Where can I get some decent food in the east end?
Are there any hidden gems I need to know about?
Hi, I live in Montreal North, try some of the Haitian restaurants, they are pretty good. Also, you are not that far from Jarry Smoked meat, which is pretty good. They are some decent place near fleury I guess, which is not that far from the east end...
One Ahuntsic fine dining restaurant that's getting a lot of good press is Le St-Urbain. I'm pretty certain they don't deliver. Like kpaxonite said, fine dining and home delivery are almost always mutually exclusive concepts.
I haven't eaten a lot in that area in recent times, but I do find most of the Middle-Eastern places there decent to very good. And there are tons in Ahuntsic and Cartierville. Further west, there are a bunch of interesting choices in VSL and the western part of Cartierville.
That's all I've got. Sorry I couldn't of more help.
It would be very helpful to be more specific. "East end" could mean anything from the area around Radio-Canada (centre-sud) to Hochelaga-Maisonneuve to points east and north.
There are some good restaurants on Fleury E., not too far from where you ordered from.
There's an excellent Thai restaurant called Lotus Royal Thai on St-Catherine, just W. of Papineau. Traditional Thai, good service, fairly priced.
Here are a few that I've tried that are very good to excellent, in the east end :
1. Café Milano (great italian sandwiches and excellent coffee)
2. M sur Masson (excellent bistro on Masson)
3. Arahova on Langelier, Greek food open late
4. Madre - nuevo latino on Masson
5. Phuket - good thai on jean talon
6. Roberto's - italian resto upstairs and famous italian gelato downstairs
7. O cantinho - excellent portugese on jarry
8. Baton Rouge - in the Galleries d'Anjou mall
9. Di Menna - great pizza on Jarry
10. Ma'am Bolduc - best poutine in town on De Lorimier
Phuket and Lotus Royal Thai are pretty good for thai, as good as anything anywhere else in the city.
Thanks for your responses! I can't wait to eat check out a couple of those places.
I should also chime in that I did order a couple of times from a place called Le Wok de Szechuan on Fleury Street E and they make some pretty good "North American" chinese food.
A new very interesting place is Tapas Tacos Biere Artisanale on Jean-Talon East near L'Assomption. This place sells their own microbrew beer with Mexican/Columbian food. It is very affordable and the beer and food are pretty good.
I am a huge fan of Poissonerie Rayan. They are about as far from fine dining as you can get, but the food is great. Some friends of mine who live in the area discovered it when they passed by and decided to buy some fish to cook for dinner. The guy asked them how they wanted it cooked, and they were really surprised until they noticed that there were also two or three tables with people eating!
We went back for dinner and really enjoyed it. Most of the food is fairly straightforward grilled or fried, but they do have a tomato sauce that is out of this world in terms of depth of flavour. There is definitely some sort of North African influence there, I would probably guess Tunisian. If I recall correctly, the fries were also not to be missed.
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