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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.

TIA

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    currycue Feb 10, 2011 12:44 PM

    Went here recently:

    http://www.paramountfinefoods.com/men...

    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 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 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 Feb 11, 2011 01:12 PM

          Oh, I see...too bad.

    2. TorontoJo 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).

      http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/about...

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        hungryann Feb 11, 2011 01:12 PM

        Thanks, it looks promising!

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          5andman 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?

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/765531

      2. num nums 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.
        http://kenzoramen.ca/

        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.
        http://www.guu-izakaya.com/toronto.html

        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.
        http://www.thegabardine.com/

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

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

        1. 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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