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habsfan110 Nov 20, 2010 12:22 PM

Any Montreal foods, restaraunt places in manhattan?

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    Glinda Mar 5, 2011 08:06 AM

    Your best bet is definitely M Wells in LIC. The food is superior to Mile End and Fedora. The chef is not merely an alumnus of Au Pied du Cochin. It is Hugue Dufour himself.

    Dinner service is available Tuesday thru Thursday. I think it's the only time they take reservations. They now have a liquor licence and are serving beer and wine. Cocktails designed for the food will be added in the next few weeks. Weekend service will take a few months.

    The prep space is tiny so they have to figure out how to accommodate 3 meals (2 completely different menus) 6 days a week in a tiny diner kitchen. That's why they've been expanding slowly, "tired" comments to the contrary.

    It's a supremely inventive restaurant with riffs on both diner staples an classic Quebecois food..

    Plus it's a short commute on the 7 from midtown _

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      habsfan110 Apr 1, 2011 12:38 PM

      where is m wells? also, is it from montreal? what food do they serve there?

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        squid kun Apr 1, 2011 12:42 PM

        Long Island City. Look for details on the Outer Boroughs board ... http://www.chow.com/restaurants/917122/m-wells-diner

        http://www.chow.com/digest/74758/a-chef-at-play-where-quebec-meets-queens/
        http://www.chow.com/digest/60536/big-...

    2. asiansupper Jan 25, 2011 08:18 AM

      Corner Burger in Bklyn has an extensive poutine menu

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        sam1 Jan 25, 2011 11:17 AM

        there's actually more to montreal cuisine than french fries and gravy.

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          habsfan110 Jan 27, 2011 01:57 PM

          agreed

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          nooyawka Jan 27, 2011 02:18 PM

          I tried the classic there. I liked it.

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            habsfan110 Apr 1, 2011 12:37 PM

            Is corner burger from montreal? what else do they serve there?

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            sam1 Jan 24, 2011 04:29 PM

            m. wells and now fedora both have ex APC alums but fedora's food was pretty mediocre when i was there last week. nothing on the menu reminded me of joe beef or garde manger whatsoever.

            m. wells is a bit more creative but the lack of dinner service is getting a bit tired lately. i don't really feel like eating bone marrow and general tso's sweetbreads at 11am on a tuesday.

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              habsfan110 Apr 1, 2011 12:37 PM

              is m wells and fedora's food both from montreal? what do they server there?

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              BROOKLYNDINER Jan 22, 2011 01:02 PM

              This is authentic Montreal food--smoked meats, poutine, PEI Mussels etc. They specialize in fish duets--you choose two fish with amazing preparations on one plate.
              It is reasonably priced and open for lunch and brunch.
              C'est magnifique!:).....

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                ChiefHDB Jan 22, 2011 01:22 PM

                Try M Wells, two stops into Queens on the 7 in Long Island City.

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                  uwsister Jan 22, 2011 02:49 PM

                  Yep, M Wells - opened by an Au Pied du Cochon alumnus.

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                    habsfan110 Jan 27, 2011 01:54 PM

                    what do they serve is it a montreal restauraunt?

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                    Phil Ogelos Jan 23, 2011 07:40 AM

                    Which are you talking about, bklyn, Mile End or Pescadeux?

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                      habsfan110 Apr 1, 2011 12:34 PM

                      What is Pei Mussels?

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                        jimingso Apr 1, 2011 12:54 PM

                        Mussels from Prince Edward Island

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                        habsfan110 Apr 1, 2011 12:35 PM

                        Whats the restaurant called?

                      3. bobjbkln Nov 20, 2010 07:00 PM

                        Don't think so, but in very close by Brooklyn there is Mile End for smoked meat, poutine and Montreal Bagels. http://www.mileendbrooklyn.com/

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                          Fay Nov 21, 2010 10:24 AM

                          There is also Le Pescadeux, which describes itself as a French-Canadian maritime restaurant. Have not been there yet, but am eager to try it.

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                          Le Pescadeux
                          90 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

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