Can Anyone suggest a must-try restaurant in Pointe Claire ?
I'm picking up a friend in the West Island during rush hour on Monday in Pointe Claire and was wondering if anyone can suggest a tasty restaurant while we wait out the traffic?
The restaurant needs to be:
somewhere accessible without having to go back into traffic
cheap to moderately priced
of any type of cuisine
a place that will want us to recommend that place to others!
I look forward to your recommendations!
How about Shahi Palace in Pierrefonds. Awesome Indian.
Shahi Palace Restaurant
4773 Boul Des Sources, Pierrefonds, QC H8Y3C6, CA
Restaurant Le Gourmand in Pointe Claire Village is a nice place. I would check the menu first to make sure it's inline with your budget.
Ricardo's on St. John's (sorry, St. Jean) is a nice, reasonable Italian restaurant.
4071 Boul. St Jean, Dollard-des Ormeaux, QC H9G 2R4, Canada
Imperial Palace, just of St. Charles (by the 40) is a decent Chinese restaurant. For $20, you can have the Taster's Menu, giving you the option of unlimited servings of their large menu. The Chef is supposedly an award winner from Hong Kong. Horrible website, but good food.
Of course, there's The Manoir too. St, John's & the 40. Average brasserie food & beer.
Glad you had a good experience at Ricardo's. Unfortunately I've been there half a dozen times for dinner (it's a favourite of my in-laws) and it's been pretty awful every time. Crazy salty eggplant parmesean, way-oversauced pasta, and cardboard-tasting pizza that my partner deemed worse than frozen. The service is friendly, though, and the prices are reasonable.
I would be wary of Abie's. I want to like it, but every time I decide to give them another chance, they let me down (I go about once a year). Their quality and consistency is never quite there. It's always something: burnt food (pierogies), poor smoked meat, billing errors, poor service. I would easily recommend Dunn's on Sources as a preferred choice to Abie's.
I've seen conflicting reviews about Abie's, but I haven't had problems. Mind you, I only get there about once a year as well - guess my luck is better...
When you mentioned Dunns, it reminded me of another smoked meat joint: Chenoy's. Haven't been there in years - again, not necessarily a 'must-try', but meets the OP criteria.
There's also Momesso's on St. Johns. I haven't tried this restaurant, but if its like the sister restaurant on Upper Lachine Road, it should be good....perhaps even a 'must try' if only for the sausage sandwich.
Though it's been a while, I have been to Momesso's St. John's and it's similar to the Lachine one - I enjoyed it and would recommend it as well.
I think Oggi's is in the same mall (Blue Haven?), and I would not recommend it. Tries to be pretentious and doesn't have the food to pull it off.
Chenoy's! Such memories! I haven't been there since high school. Unfortunately I can not be objective about this restaurant as I knew someone who worked there (also many, many years ago) and I'll leave it by saying management made some poor decisions IMO. For all I know, it may have been sold ten times over since then, so if anyone else has an opinion, I'd love to hear it.
170 Rue De La Visitation, Saint-Charles-Borromee, QC J6E4N3, CA
1850 Rue Des Loisirs, Saint-Lazare, QC J7T3B4, CA