BEST DINING SPOTS IN VERDUN
I'm coming to Jazzfest this year and I will be staying in Verdun. Can you locals suggest some great dining spots? The ultra expensive ones are easy...i'm looking for the hidden gems!! I hear Pho Bac no 1 and Mas Cuisine are great! Any others? Thanks!!
3779 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G, CA
I've been wanting to try Su for a while. Turkish cuisine:
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652, place Publique
Laval, (Québec) H7X 1G1
Cuisine française - 4-diamonds
Superb wine list
About $50 USD per person
I sold Quebec travel for years and this is one of my fovorite - it is high-end and worth every penny. I live in PA now but had friends that lived in Verdon
re: MR. MARGARITA
I live in Verdun and we really like the neighbourhood. It is close to everything and there are three metro stations -four if you count metro Jolicour. It used to be one of the poorer neighbourhoods, but there is a lot of gentrification going on and now it is very mixed. My biggest complaint is that it used to be very hard to find fresh fruit and vegetables but things seem to be getting better in that regard. However, fresh produce is never a problem in the summer since Marche Atwater is very close and very accessible by bike. And, there is a nonprofit organization that sets up a small public vegetable market at the Verdun metro station.
@daldricht montreal chowhounds are not attacking you. The people posting in this discussion are some of the nicest and most helpful people you will meet anywhere. They are trying to give the OP as much information as possible so she can make an informed decision about where to eat. If the OP decides to go there by bike, she should evaluate whether there is a safe way to get there by bike and if she decides to go by car she should check traffic conditions first.
Perhaps on a map it seems close, but Verdun is near the southern tip of Montreal and Laval is on another island to the north of the Island of Montreal, requiring several highway drives as well as a trip across a bridge. I wouldn't ask a tourist looking for neighbourhood restos in Verdun to make that trek. ;-)
I have to add so weight to what kpzoo is saying. Le Mitoyen is a fantastic high end restaurant but nowhere near Verdun. I understand the recommendation from somebody who sells Quebec travels but don't actually live here. Laval is the island north of Montreal. While it seems nearby on a map, it takes 20-40 min (depending on traffic) to travel to-from verdun by car. Imagine by bike.
Let me put it this way: you cannot ride a bike there. You cannot ride a bike there without making some ridiculous detours to cross the bridges and highways, then get to Mitoyen in biking gear and sweat, have dinner, then ride back in nightime.
Taxi will be over 50$ each way.
The only way to do this is by car.
Su is worth it. Good mezzes, VERY good Hunkar Begendi. The only downside is, no terrace.
Villa Wellington does some pretty good Peruvian.
Aka Fuji Sushi is a nice, small, unpretentious Japanese restaurant that does more than just sushi, although Verdun is only a few stops on the metro from Kazu.
Casa Manolo's not bad for Portuguese style chicken, which can be had outside in the summer.
Avoid: the Mexican places on Wellington. Not worth it.
Pho Bac No 1 is not the best vietnamese place in town by a long shot, but it's the only one in Verdun.
Agree about Pho Bac No 1, their Pho is actually my least favorite thing on the menu. They do have some good dishes - the green papaya salad is very, very good and so is their beef vermicelli with lemongrass.
Also second the Mexican place on wellington, I did not enjoy it at all.
Just ordered from Mademoiselle Coco's last night. It's my only experience there, but for what it is we really enjoyed it, and it was a great value. It's basically tasty but non-authentic Chinese. Some things stood out; first the food came in like 15 minutes (delivered) which we were happy about because we were starved! Second, the veggies in all the dishes seemed fresh and good quality. Beef was nice and tender too.
4354, rue de Verdun
Verdun, QC H4G 1L8
I don't like it as much as Fu Yuan Xiang on Wellington but no one answered their phone, so Mademoiselle Coco's worked in a pinch!
I also quite like Luciano's on Verdun ave near first ave. It's a BYOB Italian place. I like their caesar salad and all the sauces I have tried have been so tasty. The "grumpy" waiter is actually a nice guy who likes to tease his customers.
Pho Bac No 1
4707 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G1X2, CA
The choices in Verdun that people have made are very good. My wife works in the area and has loved these restaurants. She really likes Su and Villa Wellington. Mas Cuisine is very good also, I can attest to that. It has a market driven cuisine. Since you will be going to Jazzfest, don't forget about some great places around the Lionel-Groulx metro stop (on the same line between downtonw and Verdun). I'm think of Joe Beef and Liverpool house. Burgundy lion can be a nice place for a beer too. Enjoy your trip.
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA
3779 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G, CA
You might want to take advantage of the `bring your own wine`concept and a good choice is:
Bitoque – Portugese (BYOB)
3706 Notre-Dame St. West, St. Henri
Tu-Sa 1700h – closing; closed Su & M
You can see the menu with pricing at:
The braised lamb shank is outstanding. Very popular so you need a reservation, esp. Fri and Sat nights. Main dining room is noisy but if you are a group of 6 or more you can sit in the lower level which is quieter. About $40 per person table d`hote inc. tax but not tip. Very personable servers.