Montreal this Weekend - Neighborhood/Chowish Restos
My wife and I will be in Montreal this weekend with the in-laws and our two young kids (who eat most everything). I've been reading this board all morning and think I have quite a few options for higher end stuff and ethnic. But what about more moderately priced neighborhood places? Looking for bistros/Frenchy or maybe somewhere that serves more Québécois? Thanks!
Try Le Binarie on Mont-Royal (just 1 block down & across St Denis from the Mont-Royal Metro stop) for brunch or lunch. Get the special platter of tortiere, meat balls, veggies & beans--may be called a Quebecois platter, I forget, but it's under $12. Note that this resto is tiny, don't know what seating will be like at a busy time. (We showed up on the latish side of lunch on a weekday and it was fine. I think they are open later on Friday but on Saturday maybe only to 3.)
Also go to Jean Talon Market (M: Jean Talon, then walk 2 blocks or so to the market) for Les Soeurs des Sucreres (sp?) maple syrup pies (d'erable)--in the first row of the market. Bring some home!! Customs will not trouble you with nonmeat pies. Saturday morning is especially good time.