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Lallouz - Kebaberie

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Speveo Aug 7, 2010 02:39 PM

I finally got the chance to try out Lallouz, a new cafe that opened up very close to where I stay.

The menu consists of different kebab options, like chicken with harissa, lamb with dates and sage, and a bunch of others. You can order fries or salad, but I just went with the sandwich option. I had the "cherry bomb" which was Beef Kofte with cherries and herbs. It was served inside a grilled lafa bread with some coleslaw. The kofte was nice and moist, and very flavourful. The cherry flavour was subtle and delicious.

Something on the menu that I have to try next time is the Pogomez, a merguez sausage deep fried with chickpea batter. It sounds unique and tasty.

They have 49th parallel coffee and they have a bunch of homemade pastries etc. The carrot cake looked amazing. I was very tempted.

The place is beautifully decorated with a very light and spacious ambiance. I really like what they've done.

I'll definitely be going back to try some different things, and I would highly recommend you check it out.

Lallouz - Cafe - Kebaberie
69 St-Zotique E.
(514) 439-6969

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    lagatta Aug 8, 2010 07:53 AM

    I live near there too. Can you give us an idea of the price range?

    By the way, the former Korean restaurant one block down from there at the corner of St-Dominique and Beaubien is a rôtisserie now, Doum et Nick. I've had good chicken from there; Doum also does pork.

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      Speveo Aug 8, 2010 10:10 AM

      The kebabs are around $7. They offer a plate with 2 kebabs, salads, lafa bread and juice for $12. The pogomez was $3. I think fries are an extra $2 or so. All the prices included tax.

      Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to check out Doum et Nick.

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        maj54us Jun 19, 2011 08:03 AM

        Prices did not include taxes when I bought 2 chicken sandwiches. It was an interesting taste. Not shish taouk but marinated none the less. A bit too expensive at 7$+tx for 1 sandwich.

        Pet peeves: They wrap their sandwiches in aluminium foil. A big NO! NO! in my book. I hate to fight with the foil to unwrap my sandwich and to find out that I bit into a piece when my teeth start having a shock reaction.

        Overall a good experience for my taste buds.

    2. anachemia Nov 20, 2010 05:57 PM

      Tried this place for dinner. The kebabs surpassed all expectations - totally knocked our socks off. We tried the beef & cherry and the lamb & date. In both cases, the fruit was primarily there in spirit, mixed in and giving a lovely overtone to the finely-ground and perfectly-grilled meat. Delicious. The fries were fresh-cut and crispy, and the little dishes of pickled veggies to start the meal were a nice touch.

      It's located directly next door to Bottega, with little to no signage outside so it's easy to overlook.
      They do not appear to have a website. As described above the decor is quite cute, kind of nouveau-baroque - a mix of white furniture with some antique wood pieces and decorative flourishes throughout. Highly recommended.

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      Bottega
      65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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        Tristou Mar 7, 2011 06:58 PM

        We, too, were blown away by the kebabs -- very subtle on the spices, letting the ingredients speak for themselves but helping them just enough. And very prettily presented, too, with mint lemonade. Miam miam miam.

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        annalimey Jun 17, 2011 07:01 PM

        I went there tonight with my boyfriend and we had the falafel plate and the feta and lamb kebabs. These main dishes were fresh and delicious, along with the courtesy mint lemonade and variety of salads/dips that they served as appetizers (our sides included hummus, tomato salsa, fennel and orange salad, a bean salad, and some others that I can't remember at this moment but that were nonetheless delicious). Everything was thoughtfully seasoned, they give a healthy serving, and the food is served with a nice homemade flat bread. The food is perfect for summer, and the people there are super friendly. Definitely a worthwhile spot to check out!

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          nikkori Jun 18, 2011 09:01 AM

          Someone wrote in the Restaurant Closing thread that Lallouz might be expanding to take over a former mexican resto on St-Laurent north of Mont Royal... any info on this?

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            foodinspace Jul 29, 2011 05:22 AM

            I was walking along St-Laurent last night and, indeed, there is an "opening soon" sign at that location for a Lallouz-Kebaberie.

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              annaanna Aug 31, 2011 01:38 PM

              does anyone know if the St.Laurent location is open yet? or when?

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          simongee Jun 20, 2011 10:41 AM

          Open on mondays?

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            karela Jun 28, 2011 08:16 AM

            Have been meaning to check this out for a while now, and it just so happens I have a group of 10 people wanting ME to choose a place that will suit them all for dinner. Lots of fun, not too ethnic and plenty to drink (or BYOW).

            It sounds like it fits the bill for the first two, does anyone know if they have a liquor license and what their drink prices are like?

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              humbert Jul 28, 2011 10:13 AM

              Is there a website? A menu somewhere online? I called last month and they told me one but it did not work.....

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              jellybelly25 Jul 28, 2011 05:11 PM

              Lallouz opened in the Village about a month ago. Does anyone know if the restaurant relocated or if it is a second outpost?

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                NickinMtl Jul 28, 2011 09:41 PM

                The one in Little Italy is certainly still open, passed in front a couple of days ago.

              2. davekry Jul 29, 2011 10:55 AM

                I just tried their location in the Village, and was pretty impressed. It's an excellent addition to the otherwise mediocre at best offerings in that part of town, and the $12 lunch special is probably one of the more affordable deals in an area that caters largely to tourists at this time of year.

                We tried the Kefta, lamb, chicken and feta kebabs. Like others have noticed, the seasonings were very nicely blended into the meat, and the portions were just right for lunch, what with the added sides of coleslaw, potato salad, roasted red pepper/tomato dip, hummus and marinated green peppers. The mint lemonade was a nice refreshing treat that probably would have gone great with a bit of the Hendricks gin sitting behind the bar.

                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
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                  hungryann Jul 29, 2011 12:01 PM

                  Can you provide an address?

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                    davekry Jul 29, 2011 02:35 PM

                    1327 Ste-Catherine E., between de la Visitation and Panet.

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                    MiNicole Jul 29, 2011 03:48 PM

                    It's not the lunchtime special. It's always $12 for the salads, 2 kebabs, and the lemonade.
                    It's my new favourite place :)

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                      Lallouz Oct 29, 2011 06:29 PM

                      Hi everyone! Still figuring how to edit information on the restaurant, but for now, here are the deets you're all asking for! All three of our locations are now open!

                      1. Our first, at 69 St Zotique E, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 until 9 pm. The number is 514 439 6969.

                      2. At 1327 St Catherine E from Monday to Friday for lunch from 11-2 and for dinner from 5-11, and for dinner on Saturday from 5-11. The number there is 514 507 7371

                      3. and at St Laurent, Monday through Saturday, 11-11. The number there is 514 507 7371.

                      Both St Laurent and St Catherines have liquor licenses, though St Zotique does not. Here is a link to our website (http://lallouz.ca/) though the menu there is not the full one (yet!!). Our wine goes from 25-80$/bottle, beers are around $5 (as are shots), and our cocktail menu goes from $8-12.

                      See you soon!! And thanks for all the love.

                      -- Lallouz

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                      Lallouz
                      4561 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R4, CA

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                        Plateaumaman Dec 3, 2011 11:41 AM

                        I'm glad the addresses are posted here as the location info is missing on the Lallouz website. We went to the St-Laurent location today. My kids were very keen to try the pogomez as they love merguez sausages and pogos. They were not disappointed and declared the fries as wonderful as well. They kept exclaiming and planning return visits in the future.

                        We enjoyed the wonderful salads and nearly spoiled our appetites devouring them with the hot bread before the kebabs came. My particular favourites were the eggplant and the roasted peppers. The lamb kebabs were great, not sweet as I thought they might be considering the dates. The lemonade was perfect with the food and we all rolled out of there very satisfied.

                         
                         
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                          Maximilien Dec 3, 2011 12:30 PM

                          mergez pogo!!!! WOOT!!!! That is just so awsome!!!

                          :-)

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                          maj54us Dec 3, 2011 12:37 PM

                          Fix your website please. It's very annoying to navigate on it.

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