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What's on your must try list of restaurants?

hungryann Apr 29, 2011 10:51 AM

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

  1. prima May 22, 2011 02:40 PM

    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

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      leopard08 May 2, 2011 04:54 PM

      Da emma
      Primi piatti

      1. kpzoo Apr 30, 2011 02:51 PM

        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. ;-)

        4 Replies
        1. re: kpzoo
          hungryann Apr 30, 2011 08:39 PM

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

          1. re: hungryann
            waziboy May 1, 2011 07:21 AM

            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
              wilmagrace May 1, 2011 09:11 AM

              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
                waziboy May 1, 2011 03:41 PM

                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!

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          Ghostquatre Apr 29, 2011 10:05 PM

          what's BBQ Abu Abdeel

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          1. re: Ghostquatre
            hungryann Apr 30, 2011 11:00 AM

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

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            Maximilien Apr 29, 2011 05:26 PM

            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. cherylmtl Apr 29, 2011 04:42 PM

              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. Dreverends Apr 29, 2011 04:27 PM

                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

                4 Replies
                1. re: Dreverends
                  hungryann Apr 29, 2011 09:08 PM

                  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
                    kpaxonite Apr 30, 2011 10:36 AM

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

                    1. re: kpaxonite
                      Dreverends Apr 30, 2011 10:44 AM

                      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
                      anachemia Apr 30, 2011 01:40 PM

                      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

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                      ahnuld Apr 29, 2011 12:10 PM

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

                      club chasse et peche
                      Montreal, Montreal, QC , CA

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                        wattacetti Apr 29, 2011 11:36 AM

                        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
                          hungryann Apr 29, 2011 09:09 PM

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

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