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Oct 28, 2011 11:01 PM

Best Resturants

Any recommendations for Steak, Poutine, Italian or any other specialities in Montreal? I’ll only be in town for the weekend in Nov.

Thanks for your help in advance!

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  1. (I assume from your post history that you are from out west in Edmonton)

    I leave googling for addresses and more information to the readers.

    Montreal is not a steak-house kind of place; but you can find good steak-frite (with either bavette or onglet cuts) at Lemeac, or L'Express.

    Poutine, opinions diverge on where is the better/best one, I always suggest "La Banquise" between 11pm and 5am because poutine is best experienced after a good drinking session!!! but you can go there for lunch as well, it will be the same!!
    There's also "Patati Patata" which is really popular ans small hole-in-the-wall place.

    Italian; the only italian I went in the last 10 years (maybe 20 years) in Montreal, was 1 year ago at Graziella in Old Montreal, it was really nice; "Nora Gray" opened a couple of weeks ago and is supposed to be quite good, but also quite noisy.

    Other specialities :
    i would go for north-african/middle eastern type of cuisine :
    Alep/Petit Alep, Damas, Rumi, Lallouz
    Or french/québecois type of cuisine
    Le Chien Fumant, cinquieme péché, Laloux, Joe Beef, La Salle à Manger, 3 petits bouchons, Lawrence, Monsieur B (BYOB),


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

    L'Express Restaurant
    3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M4, CA

    Montreal, QC, Montreal, QC , CA

    Le Chien Fumant
    4710 Rue de Lanaudière, Montreal, QC H2J 3P7, CA

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      1. I would add da Emma (Italian in Old Montreal) and Le petit plateau (french BYOB, small, charming) to the great suggestions already posted.

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        1. re: tah1234

          Yes to P'tit Plateau! Went there for the 1st time a couple of weeks ago with my parents and it did not disappoint. What a laid back restaurant with perfectly executed cuisine. Certainly doesn't hurt that it's a BYOB either.

          1. re: waziboy

            If you go to P'tit Plateau try the cassoulet. It's the best in the city.
            This is an old report on the restaurant, but most items are still on the menu:

        2. Schwartz for smoked meat. A must.

          1. Awesome! thank you for the suggestions so far. Looking forward to my visit this weekend!