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What's on your must try list of restaurants?

I have a list that is getting longer and longer. More places are being added than scratched out...there is only so much eating out you can do! What are your top places that you would love to try in the near future?
Mine are (in no particular order):
-Kitchen Galerie
-Piment Rouge (I'm going next week)
- Spicy Island
-BBQ Abu Abdeel
-5 Guys Burger
-Amelio's (I've never been!)
-Tourtiere Australienne

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  1. Places I've never been to in the greater Montreal area?

    Poulet à la Campagnard (Haggisboy was raving about it as a chicken to watch television with)

    Have done all the others on your list save one: after the 5 Guys in Washington-Dulles, I don't need to repeat here (it wasn't bad, but it's just a burger).

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    1. re: wattacetti

      yes, places you're dying to try or places that you haven't gotten around to trying.

    2. la chronique
      club chasse et peche
      le filet
      garde mange
      le comptoir

      club chasse et peche
      Montreal, Montreal, QC , CA

      1. You mean places I tried and YOU must try, or places I must try and have yet to?

        If I'm doing both I'd say:

        Tried already (in no particular order):

        $$ Bistro Justine (great lunch specials)
        $ Tint (Vietnamese and Thai cheap, good, and just discovered it... see my post)
        $ Bofinger (It's a chain I know but rib to price ratio is good!)
        $ Pantere Verte (2 loc now... best falafel ever, unlike anything else you've tried)
        $$ Nostos (FRESH FRESH Greek on L'Acadie near Marche Centrale)
        $ Phayathai (Love the tofu panang.. if you never had it HAVE IT at $10 you'll be hooked!)

        Never tried but want to:

        $$$$ Jun-I

        Bistro Justine
        1268 Av Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V1K6, CA

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        1. re: Dreverends

          Places YOU want to try.
          I'm a regular at Nostos.
          I love panang tofu but have never tried Phayathai's version; will keep in mind.

          1. re: Dreverends

            Bofinger is terrible Im amazed to see someone mention it as a must try.....

            1. re: kpaxonite

              I know it's not great so maybe I should not have threw it in there... I was just thinking of the fact that a $10 rib meal is hard to come by that's all. But maybe price shouldn't be a factor in all of this.

            2. re: Dreverends

              Note that the original Bistro Justine on Van Horne is kaput. (sad, I know!)

              They do have 2 similar locations (Justine Bistro à Vin and La Terrasse Justine) but these are slightly different concepts & price points.

              La Terrasse
              321 Place Jacques-Cartier, Kirkland, QC H2Y3A9, CA

              Bistro Justine
              1268 Av Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V1K6, CA

            3. Lately I've been crossing more off of my list than adding - it's been a good few months for restaurant visits...Still to try are Les 400 Coups, Jun-i, A Table, Laloux (haven't been since the latest chef took over the kitchen), F Bar, Le Locale, and Maria Bonita.

              Maria Bonita
              5269 Av Casgrain, Montreal, QC H2T1X1, CA

              1. not many I really waant to try .

                - Toqué!
                - 5ème péché
                - Kazu
                - Europea
                - Some of the better chinatown #2.


                1227, rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC H3G1Z2, CA

                1862 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3H 1M1, CA

                  1. re: Ghostquatre

                    A middle eastern butcher/sandwich shop in the West Island similar to Abu Elias.

                  2. East Africa Restaurant (Ethiopian - NDG)
                    Kolbeh Amoo Jamal (Persian - NDG)
                    Pizzeria Magpie
                    Restaurant Su (Turkish - Verdun)
                    Motta (Little Italy "pizza party")
                    Su Shian Yuang (Taiwanese vegetarian)
                    Le Roi du Wonton (Chinatown 2)
                    Café Cubano

                    I'm probably forgetting some... I'll add them as I think of them. ;-)

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                    1. re: kpzoo

                      Great list kpzoo!! I definitely recommend Su...try the hunkar begendi.

                      1. re: hungryann

                        Off the top of my head :

                        5 eme Peche
                        Kitchen Gallerie
                        Brasserie T
                        Cafe Ferreira (went for lunch once ten years ago)
                        Le Piment Rouge (haven't been here in roughly 15 years)
                        The Ehiopian Resto in NDG

                        1. re: waziboy

                          i was interested in trying newtown with new chef and also saw they were advertising lunch specials for 20$ but leslie chesterman gave quite a negative review in weekend gazette, still might give it a try though for the lunch menu or maybe for brunch that starts May 8, as not much downtown in way on interesting brunches and the restaurant itself is attractive.



                          1. re: wilmagrace

                            Thanks for the heads up! What an experience Lesley had...I suppose as she mentions though, some of the negativity came from the fact that Juneau was not cooking that evening. However, the menu may be lacking in inspiration.
                            I might take your lead and try out their brunch. Just a hop and a skip away from my place, too!

                    2. Da emma
                      Primi piatti

                      1. Kitchen Galerie


                        Joe Beef

                        Le Club Chasse et Peche

                        Le Filet


                        Patisserie Kouign Amann

                        Joe Beef
                        2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

                        Restaurant Alep
                        199 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, QC H2R1S8, CA

                        Kitchen Galerie
                        60 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, QC H2R1S5, CA

                        Restaurant El Pintxo
                        256 Rue Roy E, Montreal, QC H2W1M6, CA