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Jun 10, 2010 07:26 PM

portuguese restaurant

Looking for a good portuguese restaurant for this weekend. I would like to avoid downtown Grand Prix craziness, but otherwise am open. Maybe more family style than chic, one of the couples might have children... Any suggestions??

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  1. I'd skip Ferreira and "Portus Calle" ... not because they are bad but because more expensive, and not really that "family oriented" (IMO)

    Couple of them all around the same area ...

    Le Roi Du Plateau (51 Rue Rachel Ouest)
    Chez Le Portugais (4134, boul. St-Laurent)
    Restaurant Marilou (4675 Boulevard Saint Laurent)
    And a new hole-in-the-wall next door to "Les Vivres" and Marilou.

    Restaurant Marilou
    4675 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T1R2, CA

    Chez Le
    5014 Av Du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V4E8, CA

    Le Roi Du Plateau
    51 Rue Rachel W, Montreal, QC H2W1G2, CA

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    1. re: Maximilien

      I always like Tasca on Duluth - pretty authentic, especially some of the Bacalhau dishes. Nice private importation wine list of Portuguese wines too plus they do a decent natas de ceu dessert (that was always my favourite when I lived in Aveiro, Portugal).

      172, ave. Duluth E corner De L'Hôtel-De-Ville, H2W 1H3


    2. There is also a Portuguese social club:

      Club Portugal De Montréal 4397 St Laurent Montreal, QC H2W 1Z8 (514) 844-1406
      but I don't know how much of a "restaurant" it is as opposed to just a café-bar, or how family-friendly it is. Perhaps someone knows?

      One of the oldest family-style Portuguese restaurants in that area is Chez Doval, at the corner of Marie-Anne and De Bullion. One side is more café-bar, the other more "family restaurant" but food is served on both sides, and it is definitely family-friendly.

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      1. re: lagatta

        Chez Doval has really gone downhill, theyre food is terrible!

        1. re: jay_81k

          We ate there on Saturday night and thought it was fantastic. I had the chicken and husband had the pork and clams. Reservation was absolutely necessary!

      2. I've heard great things about Jano but haven't yet been.

        Restaurant Jano
        3883 St-Laurent
        Montréal, Québec
        Tél.: 514.849.0646

        Restaurant Jano
        3883 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2W1X9, CA

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        1. re: kpzoo

          Jano is definetly much better than Chez Doval, didnt think of that one, probably your best bet. Although I like Rotisserie Portugalia the best but they wont accommodate your whole family.

          Rotisserie Portugalia
          34 Rue Rachel W, Montreal, QC H2W1G1, CA

          1. re: kpzoo

            I like Jano and Chez Doval, and have had equally good meals at both. They're definitely family style, not "chic", but both are worth checking out IMHO. The only advantage to Chez Doval would be that, since it's not right on St. Laurent as Jano is, it might be slightly less crowded and easier to park nearby if you're going by car.

              1. re: kpzoo

                I bring american coworkers to Jano and the pick-5-meats-to-grill never disappoint.

              2. Most people take out from this place but there are a few tables and i think its hands down the best Portuguese chicken in mtl: Romados

                Its crazy cheap too

                Rotisserie Romados
                115, Rachel Est
                (514) 849-1803

                1. All good feedback.
                  I'd add that I've enjoyed Casa Manola on Wellington in Verdun. In the same league as the aforementioned. In fact, my #1 choice for their grilled squid.

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                  1. re: yellowcake

                    Completely agree on the squid - it is delicious and the best I have had at any Portuguese restaurant in Montreal.
                    The chicken is also good, though not quite as good as Janos (imho)
                    One thing that really lets down Manola is the salad - a little quibble but it really lets down the rest of the meal.

                    I also like having the option at Janos to replace the fries with chargrilled red pepper, which I don't think Manola does.