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misterpeer Oct 28, 2011 11:01 PM

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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    Maximilien RE: misterpeer Oct 29, 2011 04:57 AM

    (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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      tah1234 RE: misterpeer Oct 29, 2011 06:12 AM

      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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        waziboy RE: tah1234 Nov 2, 2011 10:46 AM

        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.

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          JedZ RE: waziboy Nov 14, 2011 12:37 PM

          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:

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        Shattered RE: misterpeer Nov 2, 2011 09:20 AM

        Schwartz for smoked meat. A must.

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          misterpeer RE: misterpeer Nov 13, 2011 09:14 PM

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

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