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maj54us Apr 11, 2012 06:07 AM

what are in your opinion MUST TRY places like restaurant, food experience, unique groceries to buy?

I will start with Baton Rouge on Decarie for ribs. No the best but they do the job.

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    C70 Apr 11, 2012 06:59 AM

    Bombay Mahal

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      J1836 Apr 11, 2012 07:18 AM

      between decarie and l'acadie, there's La Sirene

      right after l'acadie there's a good mix of indian and a few greek restaurants, like curry house, bombay mahal, India's Oven... Greek there's village du souvlaki.

      For typical Montreal Pizza - Miss Montreal

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        ios94 Apr 11, 2012 07:31 AM

        "For typical Montreal Pizza - Miss Montreal"

        I think you mean Miss Jean Talon.

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          EaterBob Apr 11, 2012 07:35 AM

          Miss Montreal was at 7600 Decarie, corner Pare.

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            satana_666 Apr 11, 2012 03:44 PM

            I don't think that exists...

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              EaterBob Apr 11, 2012 03:59 PM

              If you noticed I wrote in the past tense. Miss Montreal closed in the late 60s, early 70s.

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        Jaetee Apr 11, 2012 09:01 AM

        There's Kitchen Galerie on Jean-Talon a couple of blocks away from St-Laurent.

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          lagatta Apr 11, 2012 11:24 AM

          Kitchen Galerie is Jean-Talon EAST (just barely).

          A lovely, tiny Vietnamese byow hole in the wall, near St-Urbain: Nhu Y. You will find references to it on this board.

          The clothing store next to the Parc/Jean-Talon Loblaws is called Joe Fresh. You can often find stuff 50% at Loblaws, just before "best-before" date, and there is good imported food in a central aisle there, as befits the multi-culti neighbourhood of Parc-Extension.

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            maj54us Apr 12, 2012 07:34 AM

            Stick to the WEST side will start an EAST thread.
            Please repost in correct thread

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          blondee_47 Apr 11, 2012 09:47 AM

          there are a bevvy of good small family owned restos especially when you hit close to the JTMarket. Greek food is at its best but I can't recall the resto name except to say it sits at a corner of Jean Talon on North side...but there are all kinds of good restaurants on this stretch of the city...Plus you can never go wrong to hit up any of the restos right at the market on Jean Talon...btw if you need a loose pair of pants after all your fab dinners then head to Loblaws and the biggest Joe Clothing Store at the corner of Hutchison, (I know where just not the names)

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            jfprieur Apr 16, 2012 07:24 AM

            Would it be Panama? Agree that it is very good. Avoid La Sirene at all costs in my opinion, overpriced plates made with Uncle Ben's rice and frozen veggies...not worth it at all (even the fish store is bland and expensive...)

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              maj54us Apr 18, 2012 07:16 AM

              @JFPRIEUR: Give me a break will you about la Sirene. Bland fish store?!? are you serious?
              What happened to you with them to hate it so much?!?

              I don't know if it was you on another thread but I asked what is your favorite lebanese restaurant? I need to find a great LEBANESE place please (no fast food),

              La Sirene is expensive but they're not in milos price range neither.

              Saying to avoid la Sirene is telling people what/where they should eat or not.
              Not telling them the reasons doesn't help the reader.

              They have some decent food even if they're not great at everything. I love their hummus and chicken. I hate their watery taboule and spicy fatouch without olive oil. Love their shrimps mixed with their own concoction of spice (got to find out that recipe). They need to hire a chef that knows how to grill and cook fish. And a chef for salds and taboule.

              On the other side my experience at panama a few years back was plenty of food but tasteless and bland from salad to meats. Have they improved? Would give them another try one day to see where they stand.

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                jfprieur Apr 18, 2012 07:18 PM

                I live nearby and go fairly regularly (not my choice), decent does not cut it at the price they charge. Panama for the price point was good, have not been in a while. Don't have a vendetta against La Sirene, just the price they charge and attitude they have.

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                  maj54us Apr 18, 2012 08:21 PM

                  you go there regularly and it's not your choice? Okay did you marry my wife's sister. lol
                  You must try nostos on acadie for greek food. great chicken, great pork souvlaki and the gyros was really good also. They all have flavors. Panama was all bland.

                  As for la Sirene, they were so cheap like 10 years ago and now they moved to the mid-upscale prices. They have to tweaks things but they are not a terrible place at all to eat.

                  As for attitude I always had good service but a little on the too much side. Like it wasn't natural if you know what I mean. Not forced warmness but a bit too much.

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                    jfprieur Apr 19, 2012 05:06 PM

                    Love Nostos, go there when I hit the Costco. Close, I go with my Mom ;)

          2. hungryann Apr 11, 2012 09:55 AM

            Indian faves: Curry & Naan, Bombay Mahal and Maison Indian Curry
            OK Vietnamese: Lyla

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              maj54us Apr 16, 2012 10:03 PM

              Is Curry & Naan changing name or their sign since their real name was never C&N ?

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                hungryann Apr 17, 2012 09:55 AM

                I'm not sure. I think they are the same owners as the previous Delhi Bombay. Is that what they changed their name to?

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                  eatingproject Apr 17, 2012 01:26 PM

                  curry & naan is now called chand palace. the last time i was there, they told me that they changed owners and that the outdoor sign will be changed soon.

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                    hungryann Apr 17, 2012 06:32 PM

                    oh, oh I hope it doesn't mean the menu/food will change

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                      maj54us Apr 18, 2012 07:12 AM

                      or the chef!!!! please no please no

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                Shattered Apr 16, 2012 06:05 AM

                Halal 786

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                  maj54us Apr 16, 2012 09:45 PM

                  I agree great food but sadly no bring your own wine option or any alcohol sold. They would do very well if they added that option.

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                    Shattered Apr 16, 2012 09:59 PM

                    I guess you don't know what "halal" denotes, lol.

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                      maj54us Apr 16, 2012 10:02 PM

                      believe me $$$$ is stronger than Halal. If they need to make more of the other god they will convert ; ) lol

                      But I think the restaurant on the corner of J-T and Acadie Motti mahal has a Halal sign but also is a BYOW if my memory is correct

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                  maj54us Apr 18, 2012 06:24 PM

                  I must recommand this new discovery that I decided to try today. Great Samosa and Great dish called chaat samosa. I haven't tried their sweets yet.

                  see thread on them http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/844932

                  Punjab sweet
                  975 Jean-Talon Ouest (west)
                  Montreal, Qc H3N 1S9
                  514-273-3000

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                    hungryann Apr 18, 2012 06:46 PM

                    Is this the old Punjab Palace?
                    EDIT: sorry just saw your other thread.

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                    maj54us Jun 11, 2012 07:53 PM

                    SOUS-MARIN NHA TRANG
                    634 Jean-Talon Ouest
                    Montréal, Québec
                    tel 514-271-1923

                    see review http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/853575

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                      maj54us Jan 18, 2014 09:07 AM

                      This thread haven't been updated in a while.

                      here's some pictures of the pizza at Miss Jean Talon restaurant
                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/960241

                      901 Jean Talon Ouest
                      Montreal, QC H3N 1S6
                      (514) 274-4147

                      1. PornCorporation Jan 21, 2014 04:02 PM

                        Another vote for Bombay Mahal!

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