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Good eats near Pantages Hotel

hungryann Feb 10, 2011 09:05 AM

Hi all,

I would like to have some recs for a Friday night late dinner (after 9 pm) near the Pantages Hotel, preferably, less than a 15 min walk. I'm open to all types of food as long as it is good, but I do prefer more ''ethnic'' dining. Budget is not an issue and bonus points if it's something that's not easily available in my hometown Montreal.


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    currycue RE: hungryann Feb 10, 2011 12:44 PM

    Went here recently:


    It's on Yonge St, right around the corner. Loved the manakeesh, but wasn't too impressed with their shawarma/shish-tawouk. The building itself is gorgeous. A completely gutted and renovated, three level warehouse from 1868.

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      hungryann RE: currycue Feb 10, 2011 05:47 PM

      Thanks , I'll keep it in mind, if nothing else pans out, but since there is a lot of similar places here in Montreal, I'd like to try something else.

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        currycue RE: hungryann Feb 11, 2011 11:45 AM

        For sure, I'm familiar with the Amir chain :) Problem is, there isn't much in the immediate area of where you're staying. It's like looking for such a place on Ste. Catherine O, down past Place Des Arts. Not much other than fast food places and chains.

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          hungryann RE: currycue Feb 11, 2011 01:12 PM

          Oh, I see...too bad.

    2. TorontoJo RE: hungryann Feb 11, 2011 03:21 AM

      I don't know if this would fit your definition of ethnic, but U.S. soul food is probably not that common in Montreal. Harlem is a short walk from your hotel and is open reasonably late (a rarity in Toronto, I find).


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        hungryann RE: TorontoJo Feb 11, 2011 01:12 PM

        Thanks, it looks promising!

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          5andman RE: hungryann Feb 11, 2011 01:58 PM

          I just did a review of a Korean place nearby called Bob's Bulgogi. It's really a take out place but they have 4 or 5 chairs?


      2. num nums RE: hungryann Feb 11, 2011 09:12 PM

        I also recommend Harlem. As for Paramount, other than the fresh pita, it's quite average for middle eastern food. Especially given the typical quality in Montreal.

        Here are some other ideas:

        Are there decent ramen places in Montreal? If not, then Kenzo Ramen is good for a casual option. It's on Dundas just west of Bay St. They stay open until 10pm.

        For a bit more of a hipper, happening atmosphere, there's Guu Izakaya on Church just north of Gerard. It's open until midnight so might be a better option timewise. But can be extremely busy and they don't take reservations.

        The Gabardine is a very new restaurant. Comfort food with a more upscale vibe. They're also open until 10pm. They'll be quite busy so best to call to see if they have reservations.

        Kenzo Ramen
        6180 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2M, CA

        398 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2A2, CA

        1. hungryann RE: hungryann Feb 12, 2011 06:28 PM

          Thanks for the suggestions. My flight was delayed and I only made it to the hotel at 11:15 and by then I didn't feel like going out. I will keep these in mind for next time.

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