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Glaff Dec 15, 2012 11:16 AM

Michele Forgione (Osteria Venti) announced that he will finally open a gelateria in 2013! I think it deserves the creation of this 2013 openings thread!

Also opening in 2013 : Rustique, a pie shop in St-Henri (www.rustiquepiekitchen.com). I already put it in the 2012 thread but it should be here.

  1. kpzoo Oct 27, 2013 07:39 AM

    The commercial space at the corner of Somerled and Madison in NDG has been occupied by various wood-burning pizza-focussed restaurants for over a decade.

    No longer.

    The pan-Asian Zen Noodles opened recently, and is apparently run by the old Monkland Soup & Noodles folks. Everything from General Tao chicken to Tom Yum soup.

    Has anyone tried it? I certainly don't expect greatness or authenticity, but it sure would be nice to have another decent option for non-suburban* Chinese in NDG.

    * for "suburban" think Mirama, Montrose - flavourless chicken balls, soy-drenched fried rice, sickly sweet spare ribs, etc. I can only eat that stuff once a year, if then.

    Menu:
    http://i.imgur.com/SoQAWWO.jpg?1
    http://i.imgur.com/QtyE6No.jpg?1
    http://www.teambuy.ca/en/laval/28157237

    Zen Noodles
    6290 Somerled Ave
    (514) 482-0777

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      marblebag Nov 6, 2013 04:30 AM

      I like chicken Parmesan from Lean Cuisine, it doesn't mean an Italian person would approve :)

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      Shattered Oct 24, 2013 09:58 PM

      A couple openings from earlier this year, but better late than never:

      Kantapia, 364 Sherbrooke O at Bleury/Parc
      Korean place, where a sushi place used to be. Opened in the spring. Haven't been, but a couple neighbours told me its good, and it has alot of Asian customers when I pass by, and looks pretty busy. Menu on their facebook. Looks cheaper than other Korean places since it's close to McGill:
      https://www.facebook.com/KantapiaBunsik

      Feyrouz, 124 Prince-Arthur E. (where the Mexican place was)
      Middle Eastern food. They have shisha / hookah.
      Again, haven't been. Opened August if not earlier.

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        denpanosekai Oct 11, 2013 08:36 AM

        Cheeburger Cheeburger downtown (on Metcalfe) has reopened after over 1 year of being shutdown. I seem to recall a story about them walking out with money they owed to the Montreal Burger Week people or something.

        Anyway the one time we tried this place it took almost an hour in and out... terrible service on an empty night, way too long for a burger place. Maybe we'll give them another try but there are so many better options in the area...

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          Glaff Oct 10, 2013 07:57 PM

          2 things on the same street corner:

          - Zitto E Mangia is now an italien grocery store. Doesn't seem to have a name yet (there's just Épicerie written in the window) and I'm not even sure if it's really open. Looked really weird and empty inside but at the same time there was already boxes of canned tomatoes and olive oil with prices in the window. Anyway, unless they do something really different, I don't really see the need for that with Milano not too far.

          - Dinette Triple Crown started painting the place next door (where there was the colombian restaurant). Don't really know if they're planning on opening something different or just expanding DTC, but they're definitely doing something after only using that place for its bathroom in the past months.

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            Fintastic Oct 10, 2013 08:53 PM

            As I understood it DTC is planning to open a dining room... and not a moment too soon! On my last trip the inside was too busy and outside was pretty frigid.

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              Glaff Oct 11, 2013 07:10 AM

              I don't know, I heard it was planned for this fall. Like Lagatta said, I'm pretty sure they need it for winter anyway.

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              lagatta Oct 11, 2013 05:23 AM

              That is too bad about Zitto e mangia; that place never seemed to find its way, but it is such a lovely place to sit, beside the park. It really should be a café or restaurant. I was hoping to have a decent byow nearby (there are a few, but only Asian ones). There was another Italian food shop on St-Zotique (between St-Dominique and Casgrain) that never really took off. I remember when there were small businesses such as a cheesemonger and a butcher, but Milano seems to have taken over all those roles.

              Yes, DTC does need a dining room for the wintertime. This long weekend will still be picnic-worthy, but it can turn much colder anytime now.

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                Glaff Oct 11, 2013 07:13 AM

                Yes you're talking about Zoti. Been closed for years and there was still products on the shelves until a few weeks ago. I think it was used for something else unfortunately (if you know what I mean)...

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                  lagatta Oct 11, 2013 08:42 AM

                  I also get that idea about Zoti. Went in there once; very old man minding the store; not even aware of prices of the items I was interested in. The rather louche café at the southeastern corner of St-Dominique and Dante seems to be under new management, though. (Not open yet, just workers sprucing up the building).

                  I cycled past the corner of St-Zotique West and Clark, returning from Loblaws (Lactantia butter for $3). One of the co-owners of DTC was on a stepladder repainting the trim of the building on the northern (DTC) corner to match DTC, so that seems fairly clear. As for Zitto, the windows are now entirely papered over, with no indication as to what it will become, but no more "À louer" sign either.

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                    Glaff Oct 11, 2013 08:53 AM

                    What do you mean about Zitto e mangia? I walked by last night and all the paper had been removed?

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                      chefjeannine Oct 11, 2013 09:13 AM

                      Glaff, lagatta must have cycled past 2 days ago when the paper is still up. As of yesterday, it was indeed set up as grocery store with the paper taken down.

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                        lagatta Oct 11, 2013 09:59 AM

                        I cycled past there at around 11 am this morning (11 October). And I checked both windows (St-Zotique side and Clark side). So it must have been put up again.

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                          Glaff Oct 11, 2013 11:31 AM

                          Weird. But at the same time it didn't look ready at all.

                          Also, did you notice people working in the old vietnamese restaurant corner St-Zotique and St-Laurent? Wonder who will take that huge place...

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                            lagatta Oct 11, 2013 12:19 PM

                            No, I didn't happen to notice that, as I was on the other side of the street and cut into the park (on foot, actually) and walked to the pedestrian crossing in front of the "Holy Condo", so I didn't really look at the former Lan. That place is huge indeed and would take deep pockets. I liked the Vietnamese resto better than the clubby place that preceded it: "Mary". However, there are so many Vietnamese and one Thai place within a few minutes' walk that starting up another seems quite the dare. There is another new one on Jean-Talon just west of St-Laurent. I wouldn't have any reason to opt for it rather than Y Lan, where we have always eaten well for an extremely reasonable cost.

                            Like Zitto, it does have a very good view on the park.

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              Foodista38 Oct 6, 2013 09:18 PM

              La Movida, Spanish Restaurant on St-Laurent (near Duluth) closed a few weeks ago and will reopen soon further north in the Mile-End on St-Laurent between Mont-Royal & Villeneuve (ex-Lallouz). New identity, new concept, tapas & pintxos. Late hours & an authentic tapas joint just like in Barcelona, run by 2 spaniards.

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                SnackHappy Oct 7, 2013 06:54 AM

                Looks interesting, but I hope they can do better than "just like in Barcelona" where tapas are an imported concept.

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                  Shattered Oct 24, 2013 09:48 PM

                  A creperie has opened in its place.

                  Breitzh Cafe, 3991 St-Laurent

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                  denpanosekai Oct 6, 2013 05:53 PM

                  Qing Hua is either opening a third restaurant or moving an existing one at 1909 Sainte-Catherine West, former location of Shaughnessy stalwart La Croissanterie Linda.

                  Interior decoration looks extremely similar to Fortune Dumplings just a couple blocks east. They seem ready to open within days.

                  I must say, as much as I enjoy Qing Hua, I don't see the point when the Lincoln spot is less than 5 minutes away. Perhaps they just really want the extra visibility.

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                    Cookiehead Oct 24, 2013 01:29 AM

                    I walked into the new location of Qing Hua tonight on Ste-Catherine St. (@1909) just as they were closing to ask if they had in fact moved from Lincoln.

                    The waitress told me the Lincoln location is still there and the Ste-Catherine branch has a completely different menu with a different type of dumpling. As she started to explain I realized she was talking about soup dumplings like they have around the corner at Mei on Mackay.

                    Sure enough when I left and looked at the sign outside it said "Soup Dumplings - Xiao Long Bao."

                    It looks like they are jumping on the soup dumpling bandwagon and that means even more dumpling options in Chinatown II.

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                      Cookiehead Oct 24, 2013 01:46 AM

                      I noticed another new Chinese place that seems to have popped up recently in Chinatown II on the north side of Ste-Catherine near the Provigo, just west of Fort St. It's called Le ShowWok Cuisine Asia.

                      I looked at the menu and it was pretty standard fare but at what seemed like ridiculously-high prices for that neighbourhood, where you have a choice of many other places at much more reasonable, if not dirt-cheap prices. Peanut dumplings, for example, were $8.00 and a chicken dish was $16.00.

                      The only redeeming quality I noticed that could justify those high prices is that it's a BYOW restaurant.

                      I couldn't find a website online but I did find this:

                      http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/f...

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                        denpanosekai Oct 24, 2013 04:49 AM

                        I don't know about new. I think they just rebranded 3 or 4 years ago. But yeah I never tried the place for the same reasons you mentioned.

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                    Glaff Oct 4, 2013 12:35 PM

                    A new café called Melbourne opened recently in the old La Diabla location on St-Laurent

                    https://www.facebook.com/melbcafe
                    4615 Boulevard Saint Laurent

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                      unlaced Oct 4, 2013 05:09 PM

                      For any Aussie expats out there, they have jaffles (a kind of toasted sandwich made in a special press) on the menu! I walked by on my way to Hof Kelsten this afternoon but didn't pop in. I am guessing it is run by Australians, will be interested to see what the coffee is like, and whether they offer an "off menu" flat white!

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                      marblebag Oct 1, 2013 07:40 PM

                      Iwashi, 9 Fairmount east, in the same space as Cafe Sardine. High seats for 18, bar stools for 7 and 2 stools for wall counter.

                      https://www.facebook.com/izakayaiwashi
                      6:30pm to 11pm - reservations available for first seating only

                      Food menu in French

                      Escabeche de sardines, dashi, mizuna, vinaigrette d'algues, crime fraîche -7
                      Tartare de thon, tofu de noix de Grenoble, edamame, wasabi, airelle -9
                      Maquereau saisi, ponzu, huile d'onion carbonisé, argousier -7
                      Légumes marinés du jour, oshinko -5
                      Bœuf fumé au foin, roquette, sauce orishi, poivre rose, ail -7.5
                      Remplacer bœuf par tofu -7.5
                      Poulet frit Karaage, aïoli -6.5
                      Katsudon de tête fromagée, sauce tonkatsu maison, moutarde, choux, sesame -12

                      Ramen

                      Butakim ramen, kimchi et porc -12
                      Tonkotsu ramen, porc koji -12

                      Extra pour le ramen

                      Porc koji -2.5
                      Œuf -1
                      Échalote et chili -1.5
                      Nori -1
                      Kimchi -1

                      Pour apporter (prix réduit
                      )Ramen 11
                      Poulet frit Karaage 6

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                        Foodista38 Oct 6, 2013 09:05 PM

                        Went last night for supper, and it was delicious. Great service, food & ambiance.

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                        Glaff Oct 1, 2013 11:46 AM

                        Hofkelsten is finally opening his bakery soon at 4524 St-Laurent. Via Lesley Chesterman on Twitter with some pictures:
                        https://twitter.com/lesleychestrman/status/385107247082123265/photo/1
                        https://twitter.com/lesleychestrman/s...

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                          stak Oct 4, 2013 10:56 AM

                          Is that where the Videotron used to be? I saw a gigantic stand mixer being moved in there months ago and have smelled good baking smells around there and was hoping it would be something good. Big space for a bakery!

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                            Glaff Oct 4, 2013 12:40 PM

                            Yes it's that building. The kitchen takes most of the space though. I went today but they were not really ready yet, they only had 3 kinds of bread. They should be more ready next week they told me.

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                              lagatta Oct 4, 2013 03:22 PM

                              That will improve that somewhat dead zone on the west side just north of Mont-Royal. Did you buy a bread?

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                                unlaced Oct 4, 2013 05:08 PM

                                Just enjoying some of their signature rye and caraway seed loaf now - it is very good! The guy at the counter (I think it must have been the owner) was very friendly and was describing how they would expand step by step with their range. This week it is just breads, some sandwiches and coffees, soon pastries etc. They have a thriving wholesale business, supplying restaurants and cafes. I quite liked the space, it had a nice feeling. The bread is delicious!

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                                  Glaff Oct 5, 2013 05:47 PM

                                  That's the bread I tried too, really good. I also tried a baguette but was not too impressed with it (but I already tasted it in a few restaurants before). I'll go back for his speciality breads. It will also give me an excuse to go more often to Aux Vivres at the same time.

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                                    lagatta Oct 5, 2013 06:24 PM

                                    Rye and caraway! A bread I love, but no really stellar versions here; mostly just white bread with a bit of rye and some seeds. Is it nice and dense?

                                    Days closed?

                                    I'm not particularly fond of Aux Vivres.

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                                      Glaff Oct 5, 2013 06:43 PM

                                      Opening hours are 11:30-19:00 Wednesday-Sunday (taken from Twitter)

                                      It's the first time I had that kind of bread, so I can't compare, but yeah, nice and dense are 2 words that could describe it!

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                                        lagatta Oct 6, 2013 04:34 AM

                                        I've spent time in Germany, so that is my reference for such breads (the "American Jewish" caraway rye is much lighter, though certainly seems like "real bread" after white balloon bread).

                                        I think I'll go pick one up today if they have it. They aren't very far from Guillaume.

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                                lagatta Oct 6, 2013 03:18 PM

                                I went there this morning - lovely aroma almost from the corner of Mont-Royal and St-Laurent (on a Sunday, less traffic than usual along that stretch).

                                Very friendly. I asked for the rye and caraway and perhaps looked a bit disappointed (it is $5) because I wanted one of the really dense, compact German kind. They said that as they usually catered to restaurants), that was about as dense and rye-heavy as they could get away with, but that another baker would be on board soon who had done training in Germany and knew how to make those "loaves you can kill someone with". It also takes a lot of production, as those are baked very slowly in a cooling oven (which I knew). I opted for a baguette instead (they are $2.50, but that is not expensive, as they seem larger than the baguettes at Jos la Croûte, Guillaume or Le Pain dans les voiles. Owner (I presume) offered me one of the ryes!

                                I was a bit flustered and said I could certainly pay for it; he said he was happy to treat me to it, and I assured him it would be shared by bread-loving friends, including one who had already co-owned a boulangerie...

                                I haven't cut into the rye yet, but it has a lovely aroma, a lot of caraway, and is indeed considerably denser and heavier than the baguette. The latter has a good, crisp, but not heavy crust, and a light crumb with fewer large holes than most I'm used to these days. A very good and very classic baguette.

                                There was a 10% opening reduction; have no idea for how many days that offer will last.

                                Hofkelsten and Melbourne seem to have perked that lacklustre stretch of the Main up a bit...

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                                  lagatta Nov 9, 2013 03:22 PM

                                  I just want to report that I've seen news about "Challah Fridays" at Hof Kelsten, and very pretty challah indeed at what I presume is their Facebook page. Assume these must be reserved. Has anyone here tried them?

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                                Glaff Sep 27, 2013 08:14 AM

                                Thé De Cru (Épices de cru) are opening their new tea house/store today at the market (in their old La Dépense store).

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                                  lagatta Sep 27, 2013 02:09 PM

                                  Yes, I saw that. Too sad about them closing down La Dépense; I'll have to stock up on the Southeast Asian stuff I can't find at Marché Oriental at Kim Phat and Marché Hawaï (St-Léonard) before winter sets in...

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                                  Shattered Sep 26, 2013 10:31 PM

                                  Rumi Express on St-L is now Sababa Grill. As far as I can tell, nothing's changed but the name. Pretty sure the board in front had Sababa pasted over the old name, haha. My guess is they sold it to someone who likes the concept.

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                                    sweettoothMTL Sep 27, 2013 06:47 AM

                                    It's too bad, Rumi express was really good for a quick lunch

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                                      foodinspace Sep 27, 2013 02:20 PM

                                      Rumi Express? Single-handedly the worst meal I have ever eaten in Montreal. Good riddance!

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                                        SnackHappy Sep 27, 2013 02:26 PM

                                        Yeah, something terrible happened to that place after the first year or so when it was quite good. I'm not sad to see it go.

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                                          Glaff Oct 4, 2013 10:46 AM

                                          Here's the reason why it was not the same as before, it's actually been sold a long time ago:

                                          "Rumi Express, the casual branch of Outremont's Silk Road bistro Rumi, changed hands some 18 months ago. It was not until last week, however, that new management decided to re-christen the Main restaurant Sababa Grill.

                                          Owner Ari Benhacoun explains:

                                          We did not change names at first because we wanted to maintain a sense of continuity. We integrated some new menu items over time, borrowing from my Morrocan Sephardic background and the shipudiya of Israel. My wife is Israeli - a shipudiya is a restaurant that serves grilled skewers of meat - and we'd like Sababa to reflect some of the Israeli street food traditions."

                                          http://montreal.eater.com/archives/20...

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                                    sweettoothMTL Sep 26, 2013 01:34 PM

                                    New restaurant La Grillardière seems to be opened on Van Horne, where Tagada (the pink restaurant) was briefly located. Menu says grillades, couscous, tagines, etc...

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                                      cherylmtl Sep 26, 2013 02:13 PM

                                      I can't believe Tagada managed to last for as long as it did, considering their sad excuse of a menu. Hopefully this place will do better.

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                                      Glaff Sep 23, 2013 11:13 AM

                                      A new salvadorian restaurant called Pupusa Loka is opening soon on the corner of St-Hubert and Beaubien (810 Beaubien est)
                                      https://www.facebook.com/pupusa.loka....

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                                        lagatta Sep 23, 2013 12:36 PM

                                        Is anything vacant at that corner? There is a Banque nationale, a McDo, a Valentine and a Jean-Coutu.

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                                          Glaff Sep 23, 2013 12:37 PM

                                          It was the Panini Santé place before, so not exactly on the corner.

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                                            SnackHappy Sep 23, 2013 12:48 PM

                                            That would put it on the corner of Saint-André. Nevertheless, I'll go try it out. I can never get enough pupusas.

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                                              lagatta Sep 23, 2013 04:48 PM

                                              Already two pupusa places nearby, on St-Zotique. We'll see how this one stacks up. El Amigo and La Carreta are more "eat-in" places; perhaps this one is more convenient for takeaway. I never had the slightest desire to go into Panini Santé. And hey, a SAQ Sélection practically next door!

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                                                Glaff Oct 5, 2013 05:43 PM

                                                Tried to go today. It's now open but it was completely full, I will have to try another day.

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                                                  Glaff Oct 10, 2013 08:03 PM

                                                  Tried it today. It was good but they offer nothing really different than the other salvadorian restaurants in the neighborhood. Menu is really simple, it's just pupusas, panini and salvadorian sweets. Prices are ok, but they're also the smallest I've seen in Montreal.

                                                  With Los Planes and El Chalateco (which just dropped their prices, maybe because of them) not far, I don't think I'll go back.

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                                                    Kazumba123 Nov 15, 2013 05:51 PM

                                                    Well i have tried pupusas at all the salvadorian restaurants and let me tell you the difference. Their new concept is the variety of flavors , the coleslaw and sauce is fresh . The place is small and very clean and what I like is the fact that you see when they make the pupusas. Their sweets are amazing and you don't find them in the others salvadorian restaurants. The prices are extremely good and the staff is really nice

                                      2. afoodyear Sep 20, 2013 01:17 PM

                                        There's a Japanese place called Saiko opening on Beaver Hall soon. Does anyone know anything about it?

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                                          denpanosekai Oct 2, 2013 05:56 AM

                                          Last night they were removing the paper from the windows. Looks very clean but not wooden/izakaya-style as I expected/hoped. They didn't have the menu outside yet but I'm thinking they'll be open this weekend at this rate. I think this place will do fine, there are very few Japanese places in the area. I can think of Furusato on Bleury, that's about it.

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                                            marblebag Oct 2, 2013 10:24 AM

                                            Furusato, Zen-Ya, Ikki Sushi (lunch), Izakaya, random sushi joints I would never try

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                                          Glaff Sep 18, 2013 06:02 PM

                                          There's a new Panthère Verte opening on Mont-Royal / De Bullion! Don't have the exact address, I just saw that on Twitter.

                                          1. porker Sep 15, 2013 06:16 AM

                                            Theres a new Chinese BBQ opening in the Swatow building on St. Laurent in Chinatown. I don't remember the name, but a worker said they were to open today and are associated with Le Crystal restaurant.

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                                              SnackHappy Sep 15, 2013 07:31 PM

                                              What floor are they on?

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                                                porker Sep 16, 2013 04:08 AM

                                                Street level next to G&D.

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                                                  cherylmtl Sep 16, 2013 07:49 AM

                                                  Is it just a takeout counter, or is it a restaurant?

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                                                    porker Sep 16, 2013 08:02 AM

                                                    Sorry for the lack of detail...
                                                    Its a take-out joint about the size of a walk-in closet (not even a stand-up counter to eat at). I say "bbq" as thats what they looked set up for, plus the guy said "roast pork, bbq pork, everytin."

                                                    Who knows, they might offer non-bbq items as well

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                                                      chilipepper Sep 16, 2013 01:23 PM

                                                      And big lineup this afternoon - curious and hungry folk hankering for new source of roasted porky goodness. Couldn't even poke my nose in.

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                                              eat2much Sep 13, 2013 07:26 AM

                                              The group that owns Bar & Boeuf, 400 Coups, Helena, Ostaria Venti, etc. has just announced a new project "Cantinho de Lisboa" "epicerie fine Porugaise". Opening date and location not specified.

                                              1. SnackHappy Aug 29, 2013 07:43 AM

                                                Station Ho.st in Centre-Sud has been open since early August, but has yet to be mentioned here.

                                                It's a brewpub run by the folks at Hopfenstark in L'Assomption and offers their beers on tap as well as food and a selection of whiskies.

                                                I'm going there today so I'll report back.

                                                http://www.facebook.com/pages/Station-Host/519524328083302

                                                http://stationhost.ca

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                                                  SnackHappy Aug 30, 2013 07:52 AM

                                                  I'll start with the good. The beer menu is quite extensive with over twenty beers on tap in a number of styles and there's always one cask offering. Almost all of them are from Hopfenstark. Service was very good and the servers seemed well informed about the beers. On a Thursday evening there were quite a few people and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

                                                  Now, the not so good. The decor is pretty dismal. You can see pictures on their Facebook. I'm not sure what they were going for, but it just seems unfinished. The floor and walls are covered in wooden planks and it feels like being in a crate. Unless the place is full, it can feel a bit depressing.

                                                  The other thing which is more of a problem is that the Hopfenstark beers are really hit and miss. We tried about a dozen of them and only really liked two, including a very interesting Berliner Weisse which was unfortunately not offered with any sort of syrup as I am told is the tradition in Germany.

                                                  Overall i'd say it's a decent option for the neighbourhood and a welcome addition, but not something that should take you out of your way. The website suggests that they'll have food, but they don't yet, although they were gracious enough to let us bring in food from Barosso next door. I do believe I'll check in again in a few months to see how the place has evolved. Until then, when I'm in the neighbourhood, I'll stick to Cheval Blanc.

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                                                    Fintastic Sep 2, 2013 06:53 PM

                                                    The decor looks like a slightly MORE finished version of Tripes & Caviar..

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                                                  sophie.brunet Aug 28, 2013 06:35 AM

                                                  We went to the opening night last wednesday and it was quite good, specially for a first day! It was a bit slow, obviously,but its normal and the food was excellent and well presented. We wouldnt return on the regular since its a bit pricey for our means (between 22 and 27 for main dishes and 11-15 for appetizers) but its defintitely a place to go for a treat. We had the lobster amuse bouche and the foie de volaille one, then the foie gras dumplings, and then the ris de veau and the tortelini main. We enjoyed every dishes, the broth in the dumpling was a tad salty but still delicous. I recommend you guys to try it, and it is indeed a good addition to Saint-Henri, loving my neighborhood more and more :)

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                                                    hungryann Aug 28, 2013 08:38 AM

                                                    it's not clear which restaurant you are talking about. please clarify.

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                                                      sophie.brunet Aug 28, 2013 08:45 AM

                                                      Oh sorry I tought I replied to the post about the new H4C restaurant... my bad.

                                                      edit : I cant find that post anymore... either it was removed or Im going crazy :/

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                                                        kirkcoleman Aug 28, 2013 08:48 AM

                                                        Where is it ? Address ?

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                                                          sophie.brunet Aug 28, 2013 08:57 AM

                                                          538 Place Saint-Henri
                                                          Montréal (Québec) H4C 2R9

                                                          http://www.leh4c.com/

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                                                          Fintastic Aug 28, 2013 04:16 PM

                                                          My post about the opening is still there (see the thread beginning May 23rd ), although I guess my meaning was a bit ambiguous.

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                                                            EaterBob Aug 28, 2013 04:28 PM

                                                            That's why I think it better to split the openings (and closings) into threads by month. Makes it way easier to find things...

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                                                              Fintastic Aug 28, 2013 05:47 PM

                                                              I agree entirely.

                                                    2. MikeyMadness Aug 27, 2013 06:45 PM

                                                      Le Petit Munich has reopened in the West Island. Heard an ad on CJAD. People here always seemed to like the place. It's new location is still in the West Island, now no longer on St. John's, but in Pointe-Claire Village, 48 Ste. Anne Street.

                                                      http://lepetitmunich.ca/

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                                                        lagatta Aug 28, 2013 02:43 AM

                                                        Thanks Mikey! It is still nowhere near where I live (near JTM) but I can't find real German breads anywhere near here, and that looks easier to get to from central Mtl by public transport.

                                                        They had such wonderful bread.

                                                        It depends on their capacity, but it might be a good idea for that business to have a "dépôt du pain" somewhere more central - in collaboration with Boucherie Atlantique, which is very close to a métro station, could be a good fit.

                                                        I also see that they have a delivery service; obviously the fee would be higher than the cost of one or two loaves of bread, but it might be worthwhile for groups: http://lepetitmunich.ca/contact-us.html

                                                      2. porker Aug 24, 2013 05:56 AM

                                                        To quote Snackhappy from the 2011 Openings thread,
                                                        "...I know this is not going to have big impact on most of your lives...."
                                                        Theres a newish Peruvian place in Chateauguay called Millemas at 27 D'Anjou (across from Lotus Vietnamese). They apparently opened back in June, but their signage is new.
                                                        Both hits and misses at this licensed, very tiny, colorful place: very fresh and tasty ceviche mixto, mediocre roast chicken (seemed re-warmed), terrible tomal, good mixed seafood in Peruvian sauce. Sides of fries and rice also very good. No full bar, but they do make nice pisco sours. House wine (plonk) really inexpensive @ $15/liter.
                                                        Plenty of other items on menu.

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                                                          jaco44 Aug 26, 2013 01:17 PM

                                                          Thanks for the info. Now with autoroute 30 I am only 20 minutes from chateauguay. Nice addition to a city that nice other choices then casa grecque and st Hubert.

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                                                            SnackHappy Aug 26, 2013 02:28 PM

                                                            Oh this is good news. I must make a point of going soon.

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                                                            Glaff Aug 22, 2013 11:28 AM

                                                            There's a new Poutine Centrale opening soon in Little Italy on St-Laurent (6707 I think). Looks far from being ready though, there was just a paper in the window saying they were looking for staff.

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                                                              lagatta Aug 22, 2013 12:57 PM

                                                              I hate poutine, but perhaps they'll make good frites?

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                                                                Glaff Aug 22, 2013 02:56 PM

                                                                Only heard good things about the one in Hochelaga. They also have burgers (well 1 burger and 1 cheese), but the menu is really focused on poutine: http://poutinecentrale.com/menu.html

                                                                I'm happy to have that option in the neighborhood though, since Frites Alors is probably not coming back soon at the market.

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                                                                  lagatta Aug 22, 2013 03:16 PM

                                                                  No, because they are the same distance north, on Villeray very close to Jarry Park. Not far at all, but a bit too far for them to arrive still hot chez moi cycling back from there. Evidently that Frites Alors branch is good though (I haven't happened to eat there). The location you mention is very close to chez moi.

                                                                  Rain, rain, rain! I'm glad I did Loblaws' "dollar sale" at 8 am, but one has to be a freelancer (or unemployed or retired) to do that...

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                                                                twinkie83 Sep 23, 2013 12:09 PM

                                                                place is open for business as of last friday. passed by there yesterday and it was quite empty

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                                                                  Glaff Sep 23, 2013 12:41 PM

                                                                  Last wednesday. I went for lunch and it was quite good. I'll go back as there is no other good poutine in the neighbourhood.

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                                                                montrealnick Aug 21, 2013 01:40 PM

                                                                Has anyone heard something about 'Sel Gras' (https://www.facebook.com/RestaurantSe...)? Seems set to open soon in the Mile End.

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                                                                  AlexCV Aug 22, 2013 01:06 PM

                                                                  The name sounds like something from Google Translate.

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                                                                    sweettoothMTL Aug 22, 2013 01:16 PM

                                                                    héhé, it really does.

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                                                                    Maximilien Sep 3, 2013 03:17 AM

                                                                    Unfortunately, there was a fire (accidental? criminal?) there last night.

                                                                    hopefully they will recover.

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                                                                      Glaff Sep 3, 2013 05:43 AM

                                                                      A few days after the opening is a weird coincidence... poor them...

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                                                                        Shattered Sep 3, 2013 06:08 PM

                                                                        If it was an electrical fire, the timing isn't coincidental. Contractors might've cut corners, maybe rookie owners started overloading switches as soon as they opened, or someone forgot to shut something off overnight because their procedures weren't second-nature yet. Of course, it's not coincidental if it was arson, either. The Gazette article makes no mention of damage to neighbours, or (presumably) apartments above, so it probably wasn't an accident either way. Human error or otherwise, it sucks for them.

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                                                                    denpanosekai Aug 16, 2013 08:14 PM

                                                                    Cafe Verdure: newest addition to the Mackay Green Block.

                                                                    https://www.facebook.com/CafeVerdure

                                                                    Looking tasty.

                                                                     
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                                                                      Glaff Aug 16, 2013 09:50 PM

                                                                      So there's now 3 vegan restaurants in the same building?

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                                                                        catroast Aug 20, 2013 08:48 AM

                                                                        that's hilarious
                                                                        also don't forget vegan lunch is free during the school year only 7 floors up

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                                                                      lagatta Aug 15, 2013 04:34 AM

                                                                      A new Portuguese chicken place on Rachel, but east of the traditional Little Portugal segment, just west of Parc Lafontaine at the former location of Café Rico: http://mapoulemouillee.ca/
                                                                      According to the blog La Bouche pleine, it has just opened.

                                                                      A blogger claims it is even better than Romados, better spicy sauce and a bit more "sympa", though that remains to be seen.

                                                                      Alas I didn't stop off as I was cycling past and a light drizzle was starting to fall, and I didn't have my rain poncho... Certainly worth a look at least, but often the new outposts of Portuguese chicken have been just a bit disappointing.

                                                                      Ma Poule mouillée grillades portugaises
                                                                      969, rue Rachel Est, Montréal H2J 2J4(514) 522-5175

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                                                                        kpaxonite Aug 15, 2013 11:46 AM

                                                                        On the facebook page it says they serve suckling pig on sundays!

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                                                                          lagatta Aug 15, 2013 12:05 PM

                                                                          Yes, I saw that!

                                                                          It also gave me hope in terms of authenticity (whatever that means) and quality, in this less-Portuguese stretch of Rachel, though actually many Portuguese people live throughout the Plateau, from the more "Québécois de souche" areas farther east to Mile-End.

                                                                          If it is good, imagine a picnic at Lafontaine Park, perhaps with some smoked fish from La Boucanerie...

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                                                                        stak Aug 13, 2013 10:42 AM

                                                                        Patisserie La Ruche has opened in that spot at the NW corner of Mt Royal & Parc. Croissants, palmiers, eclairs, cakes, etc and coffees. I just finished an excellent strawberry tart. Yum!

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                                                                          karlcow Aug 13, 2013 10:57 AM

                                                                          There is a bad omen on this corner. I'm not sure if the place is just too big or really well not placed. But shops are opening and closing very quickly. Even the previous Mc Donald didn't succeed. I wish them luck. At least they opened for once very quickly.

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                                                                            Shattered Aug 13, 2013 02:38 PM

                                                                            The place is huge and the rent is high. I think it's better suited for retail.

                                                                        2. vermontrealer Aug 3, 2013 04:24 PM

                                                                          I don't think I've seen this one listed here yet? Café Replika has just barely opened at 252 Rachel E, corner of Laval. They've had a sign in the window for a while saying, "Plats Turcs Ou Presque," so we've been looking forward to the opening (conveniently, it's right up the street).

                                                                          I haven't been in yet but my husband brought home a few mezes for lunch today: a traditional tzatziki, a carrot tzatziki with walnuts (mostly carrots, little yogurt), and an omelet (more like a frittata) with, I think, zucchini and herbs. They also had some cold soups and a borek (with meat) that we didn't try. Everything was nicely executed and tasty, so I'd be anxious to try out more things.

                                                                          A few cafés have been in and out of this location, so I hope the food might set them apart.

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                                                                            Fintastic Jul 31, 2013 08:06 PM

                                                                            Ludger, a "gourmet refreshment establishment", has opened in St. Henri at Notre Dame and Couvent, across from the IGA. From the exterior it appears that the hipster purists(*) accumulating in the neighbourhood finally have a place to hang out other than Bar de Courcelle and Blackjack.

                                                                            (*) Note that this is self-directed criticism: I didn't check out the menu because I couldn't get my spindly legs to stop my fixie fast enough as I flew by... What a douchebag.

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                                                                              Glaff Jul 30, 2013 12:42 PM

                                                                              A new pizzeria called Geppetto opened in the old Tomato location on Beaubien. According to the website, they already have a location on Notre-Dame. Anyone tried it? The menu looks a lot like the one from Tomato... just slightly more expensive...

                                                                              http://geppettopizza.com/

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                                                                                Fintastic Jul 30, 2013 04:30 PM

                                                                                The one on Notre Dame (next to Burgundy Lion) is rather more upscale than Tomato. I actually kinda liked the place, although I wasn't super impressed by the service or prices. Pies were good enough..

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                                                                                FortyMan Jul 26, 2013 06:24 AM

                                                                                there is a new place called "Dallas BBQ" on Sherbrooke East, where there used to be a Scores, between Viau and L'Assomption - I couldn't find any online information - did anybody try it yet?
                                                                                Is it like a chicken BBQ place?

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                                                                                  eat2much Jul 24, 2013 10:33 AM

                                                                                  Looks like the Holder brothers are going to open a new bistro at the defunct Le Murphy location on Bernard.

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                                                                                    SnackHappy Jul 24, 2013 11:01 AM

                                                                                    Yes, that was mentioned earlier.

                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8821...

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                                                                                      sweettoothMTL Jul 24, 2013 11:28 AM

                                                                                      However, I can add that despite originaly stating an early June opening date, renovations are still going strong. Still placated over. Haven't seen a new opened date stated anywhere.

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                                                                                    harry in montreal Jul 24, 2013 09:48 AM

                                                                                    NDG - new Greek Grill in the beavertails locationon Monkland. opened last monday

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                                                                                      kpzoo Jul 24, 2013 10:09 AM

                                                                                      Yep, was mentioned above, it's called Massa. Look forward to reports.

                                                                                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8821...

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                                                                                        shelspace Sep 2, 2013 04:14 PM

                                                                                        It's called Massa & it's good. not huge portions, but reasonable for the price. I didn't try the marinated grilled chicken yet, but it's probably similar to Agora on Somerled in NDG

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                                                                                        denpanosekai Jul 22, 2013 05:39 PM

                                                                                        Patough Amo Jamal / Chez Oncle Jamal opened up a few weeks ago at 1620A Sherbrooke West. Between Grosvenor Castle and Beaux-Arts Condos.

                                                                                        Haven't tried yet but seems like an upgraded version of Chateau Kabab. I'm not even going to take a guess at which nationality this is from, but it looks GOOD!

                                                                                        https://www.facebook.com/AmouJamalPatogh

                                                                                         
                                                                                         
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                                                                                          kpzoo Jul 22, 2013 05:49 PM

                                                                                          That does look good! I think it's Persian/Iranian. Love the closeup of tahdig (delicious rice crust) on their Facebook page.

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                                                                                            kpaxonite Aug 21, 2013 06:32 AM

                                                                                            I went last night and ordered the Soltani plate. It was really good, far better than chateau kebab which I really dont like. I got it with half salad half rice.. it should come with pita bread I think. The meat was higher quality than places nearby and better value than altaieb grillade. I think I will go back on saturday or sunday to try the lamb shank which is served as a special on the weekend. The menu is longer than in the picture above but unfortunately my phone died as soon as I arrived so I couldnt take a picture. They have sandwiches with all the meats for 6$. They also have an alcohol license.
                                                                                            Just looked at the fb page... the number of pictures of the owner is kind of funny.

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                                                                                              BLM Aug 23, 2013 08:18 PM

                                                                                              This establishment is reviewed in tomorrow's Gazette paper. According to Sarah Musgrave, it use to be located in NDG on Sherbrooke West, but it was a little further west.

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                                                                                                lagatta Aug 23, 2013 08:28 PM

                                                                                                It is already online at the Gazette site, and evidently they have kept an NDG location (see Musgrave article). It is Persian (the cultural group) and specifically Iranian (the country). Yes, they have a licence, so not a "fundie" place.

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                                                                                                  BLM Aug 23, 2013 09:00 PM

                                                                                                  Yes, that's how I found out about the review. So the original NDG location is still in the family(I wasn't sure from reading it).

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                                                                                                    kpaxonite Aug 23, 2013 09:24 PM

                                                                                                    This is the link http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/f...

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                                                                                                      BLM Aug 23, 2013 10:52 PM

                                                                                                      Anyone with a idea of its original location in NDG(where Colbeh Amoo Jean restaurant is now)? Maybe I would of eaten there before.

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                                                                                                denpanosekai Jul 22, 2013 05:18 PM

                                                                                                New Tawanese place at Faubourg Ste-Catherine where Grumman 78 used to be. Actually couldn't catch the name... F something.

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
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                                                                                                  Glaff Jul 22, 2013 06:14 PM

                                                                                                  People still go eat there?

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                                                                                                    meagain Jul 22, 2013 07:32 PM

                                                                                                    Yup, Bangkok suffered a slight downturn a few years ago when "Dad" cooked to much in his decline. He now seems to have a much more minor role, but is still present. Bangkok is still the best food court food I've tasted, and I'm well into the multiple hundreds of times I've eaten there.
                                                                                                    Never seen a roach anywhere in the building either in 15 years.

                                                                                                2. kpzoo Jul 21, 2013 10:45 AM

                                                                                                  NDG opening soon - sign said something like Desi Box, looks like some kind of Indian fast food joint. On Somerled, corner Grand, in the block with B&M.

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                                                                                                    kpzoo Sep 27, 2013 06:51 AM

                                                                                                    Anyone tried DesiBox Indian place on Somerled? Looks like it opened back in August -

                                                                                                    http://desibox.ca/

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                                                                                                    Glaff Jul 21, 2013 10:33 AM

                                                                                                    Marius, a new bistro/café/bakery just opened in the old Commensal location in the Quartier des spectacles.
                                                                                                    http://www.mariusprovence.com/
                                                                                                    50, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest

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                                                                                                      lagatta Aug 20, 2013 03:27 PM

                                                                                                      I see that they have la socca!

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                                                                                                        williej Aug 20, 2013 04:02 PM

                                                                                                        la socca is?

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                                                                                                          EaterBob Aug 20, 2013 04:14 PM

                                                                                                          Also known as Farinata a socca is "a thin, unleavened pancake or crêpe of chickpea flour"
                                                                                                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farinata

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                                                                                                      Glaff Jul 15, 2013 06:17 PM

                                                                                                      New pastry shop (and pastry school) opening soon in the Old-Montreal called Maison Christian Faure (MOF and president of the new MOF North-America based in Montréal).
                                                                                                      http://christianfaure.ca/
                                                                                                      https://www.facebook.com/cfaureMOF
                                                                                                      355 Place Royale

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                                                                                                        BLM Jul 23, 2013 07:36 PM

                                                                                                        Has this pastry shop opened yet?

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                                                                                                          Glaff Jul 23, 2013 09:19 PM

                                                                                                          Not that I know.

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                                                                                                            Glaff Jul 25, 2013 11:33 AM

                                                                                                            Opening next week. They started putting pictures on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cfaureMOF

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                                                                                                              Glaff Aug 1, 2013 06:52 AM

                                                                                                              It's open! Let me know if you try it. I will probably not be able to go this week.

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                                                                                                                eat2much Aug 3, 2013 07:49 AM

                                                                                                                This is going to be a big problem for me! I'm trying to lose weight and a top shelf pastry joint opens right around the corner from my office. Suffice it to say that their pain au chocolat aux amandes will be the death of me (the cannellé weren't too shabby either).

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                                                                                                                  BLM Aug 20, 2013 02:27 PM

                                                                                                                  Tried it last week. Initial impression. Very very good quality. Focusing on French desserts & pastries(won't see any American style desserts & pastries). Also some lunch items on their menu.

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                                                                                                                    Claudine_d Aug 20, 2013 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                    Brioches and macarons were great. Grabbed everything to go but décor is nice and clean. The girls at the counter were very sweet, especially to a 4-year old :) Hopefully, it will get busier despite all the construction going on around there. They had a Paris-brest éclair that looked delicious!!

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                                                                                                                      Glaff Sep 13, 2013 11:41 AM

                                                                                                                      I tried the macarons and Paris-Brest today. Both were really good. I was surprised by the macarons, really good classic flavors. Better than the macarons at Point G, which were my favourite in town before today.

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                                                                                                                  lagatta Aug 20, 2013 03:25 PM

                                                                                                                  From the Facebook page, it looks as if they sometimes have brunch. I thought it was just a pâtisserie that sold their wares; is it possible to have coffee and a pâtisserie, brioche or viennoiserie there? If so, it might be a nice place to recommend to visitors staying in that area.

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                                                                                                                    Claudine_d Aug 21, 2013 03:58 AM

                                                                                                                    Yes, they do have tables. they seems to have a nice coffee machine but I didn't get close enough. Like I said, nice, airy place... with a nice view of the back steps of Pointe-à-Callières. Pastries were about 3.50/4$ so more than fair for the area.

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                                                                                                                  chilipepper Jul 14, 2013 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                  @ChefAntonioPark: @Restaurant_PARK little sister is almost ready!!!

                                                                                                                  Love it! http://t.co/Kmb0JtCgo8

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                                                                                                                    Fintastic Jul 14, 2013 11:44 AM

                                                                                                                    Does someone know where this is? It's news to me!

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                                                                                                                      Gloriaa Jul 14, 2013 02:22 PM

                                                                                                                      It's next door where the video shop used to be.

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                                                                                                                    westaust Jul 5, 2013 12:24 PM

                                                                                                                    Misto's owners are apparently working on a new project for next fall! Indeed, they will be opening a new restaurant called Richmond, located on the street of the same name in Griffintown. The establishment plans to offer brunch, lunch and dinner in a 150-seat dining room, not to mention a 75-seat summer terrace. One to follow!

                                                                                                                    http://www.montrealinfo.com/index.php...

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                                                                                                                      Glaff Jul 5, 2013 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                      Also on the same site:
                                                                                                                      A new vegan cake shop is about to start serving clients at 167 Des Pins Avenue East. Sophie sucrée will celebrate its official opening on July 11 with pastries, cupcakes, coffee, tea, ice cream, jellies, and other local handmade goodies prepared without gluten, but definitely with flavour!

                                                                                                                      https://www.facebook.com/sophiesucree

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                                                                                                                        Peaches to Poutine Jul 5, 2013 01:40 PM

                                                                                                                        Lovely! About time Montreal got a dedicated vegan bakery (no, selling baked goods in addition to your menu ala Aux Vivres doesn't count--though they are yummy)!

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                                                                                                                      causeimhungry Jul 5, 2013 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                      I have a suggestion for the opening threads. Is it possible to divide the openings into two threads (Jan-June, July-Dec)? The reason I ask is that this is most popular thread and as of the beginning of July, we have just under 500 replies. It makes it very hard to read new replies on a smart phone, since there is so much scrolling to do. I have seen on other boards, they have opening and closing threads for each month. I believe this would be unnecessary for the amount of traffic on the Quebec board, but I do think a second thread would be helpful.

                                                                                                                      Please let me know what you guys think.

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                                                                                                                        Maximilien Jul 5, 2013 11:08 AM

                                                                                                                        My suggestion was (sometime ago) to have 2 threads, one for ONLY the actual announcements and another one for the discussions of the "openings"

                                                                                                                        So one would add a new opening in both threads.

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                                                                                                                          EaterBob Jul 5, 2013 11:43 AM

                                                                                                                          If you click on the number in the replies column it will automatically scroll down to the first unread comment for you.

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                                                                                                                            hungryann Jul 5, 2013 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                            I agree...I had suggested this a few years ago but nobody was keen.

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                                                                                                                              denpanosekai Jul 5, 2013 03:41 PM

                                                                                                                              yes please! this thread is absolutely terrible on mobile devices

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                                                                                                                                eat2much Jul 5, 2013 03:44 PM

                                                                                                                                This thread is terrible because chow sucks on smartphones. Dividing it in two will still suck and does not address the problem.

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                                                                                                                              Glaff Jul 2, 2013 07:42 PM

                                                                                                                              New Chinese restaurant downtown on Mackay: https://www.facebook.com/MeiRestaurant. Anyone tried it? Looks different.

                                                                                                                              Also, a new vegan place called Propulsion just opened in the village: https://www.facebook.com/cantina.prop...

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                                                                                                                                catroast Jul 2, 2013 08:12 PM

                                                                                                                                somebody posted a review of soup dumplings from mei a few weeks ago - said it was the real deal

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                                                                                                                                  chilipepper Jul 3, 2013 12:13 AM

                                                                                                                                  Re: Mei
                                                                                                                                  Here's what catroast is referring to:
                                                                                                                                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/904554

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                                                                                                                                  Glaff Jul 2, 2013 11:01 AM

                                                                                                                                  New bar in the Old Montreal (also serving food of course): Le Dunbar, 350 Saint-Paul Est.
                                                                                                                                  https://www.facebook.com/LeDunbar

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                                                                                                                                    lagatta Jul 2, 2013 11:16 AM

                                                                                                                                    A Dun is a fort (usually a very ancient ruin of one) in both Scottish and Irish Gaelic. So a fort with a bar?

                                                                                                                                    Have you been there?

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                                                                                                                                      Glaff Jul 2, 2013 04:27 PM

                                                                                                                                      Nope! I don't think I will, I just saw that opening on nightlife.ca.

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                                                                                                                                    chilipepper Jun 29, 2013 08:38 PM

                                                                                                                                    Buffalo Bill taking over the old Rosty joint.

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                                                                                                                                      catroast Jun 29, 2013 10:31 PM

                                                                                                                                      lol man, isn't it time for them to throw in the towel already?

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                                                                                                                                        jay_81k Jun 29, 2013 11:05 PM

                                                                                                                                        I know! Who eats there anymore?!!? Rosty was half decent, its too bad.

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                                                                                                                                      Glaff Jun 26, 2013 07:47 AM

                                                                                                                                      Martin Juneau just announced the opening of a new restaurant called Pub Sir Jospeh (http://www.pubsirjoseph.com/) for July. Probably where Projet 67 was.

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                                                                                                                                        Maximilien Jul 4, 2013 01:19 PM

                                                                                                                                        as per twitter ...

                                                                                                                                        That went quick, it is opening tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                        https://www.facebook.com/PubSirJoseph

                                                                                                                                        I hope it will not crash, Juneau's not been lucky with expensions.

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                                                                                                                                        Glaff Jun 24, 2013 06:26 PM

                                                                                                                                        A new brunch place called La Récolte opened saturday on Bélanger : http://la-recolte.ca/

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                                                                                                                                          FoodNovice Jul 7, 2013 11:02 AM

                                                                                                                                          Just tried the brunch today - excellent quality, all organic and focus on local products. Very nice addition to the neighbourhood.

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                                                                                                                                            anachemia Jul 21, 2013 09:22 AM

                                                                                                                                            Their website doesn't list anything they actually serve. Can anyone elaborate on what's on the menu (besides the fact that it's "organic" and "local")?

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                                                                                                                                              Glaff Jul 21, 2013 10:29 AM

                                                                                                                                              There's a menu on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LaRecolteEsp...

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                                                                                                                                                FoodNovice Jul 21, 2013 03:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                They have four or five dishes that change weekly, and standard items like a toast w/ rilletes and jam basket and a few other à la carte items.

                                                                                                                                          2. kpzoo Jun 23, 2013 06:19 AM

                                                                                                                                            Not an opening per se but Prohibition on Monkland finally got their liquor license a little while ago and instead of lunch is now serving dinner Wed.-Sat.... with cocktails:

                                                                                                                                            http://www.prohibitionmontreal.com/souperdinner.html
                                                                                                                                            http://www.prohibitionmontreal.com/co...

                                                                                                                                            They're still doing their fantastic weekend brunch as well.

                                                                                                                                            Also on Monkland, the new cafe next to Spice Station looks to be called Melk Bar à Café. Not sure of opening date, or perhaps it's opened already.

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                                                                                                                                              wattacetti Jun 21, 2013 12:24 PM

                                                                                                                                              Not sure how this diversifies the local eating options but Saint-Laurent now has two wing shops. AB Wings and Pizza at 823 Décarie (where there was an attempt to do a Pakistani eatery) and a Buffalo Bill outlet on de l'Église next to il Boccalini.

                                                                                                                                              For those in need of root beer, an A&W opening up across from the Côte Vertu Métro station in the same building housing Pizza Pizza.

                                                                                                                                              1. porker Jun 18, 2013 03:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                I was in Chinatown yesterday and noticed a new place at the former all-you-can-stomach sushi place on corner of Clark and Gauchetiere (across from Little Sheep, previously previously Ming Do).
                                                                                                                                                Apparently a dumpling place called "Ohdumpling" which just opened.
                                                                                                                                                Did not yet try.

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                                                                                                                                                  maj54us Jun 18, 2013 04:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Apparently the New Dynasty guys that were on clarck reopened a place 2nd floor on St-Laurent boulevard. Anyone has Info on this ? If you guys remember one of the owner was named Thomas. Very nice man.

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                                                                                                                                                    EaterBob Jun 18, 2013 04:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                    It's called Chez Maxim Oriental and the address is 1059 St-Laurent.

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                                                                                                                                                      chilipepper Jun 18, 2013 06:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                      And they have dim sum. Hope it's good...

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                                                                                                                                                        chilipepper Jun 23, 2013 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Sadly no dim sum, only Har gow and Sui Mai in the appetizers section. :(

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                                                                                                                                                        maj54us Jun 20, 2013 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Thanks EB for the Cez Maxim Oriental 411,
                                                                                                                                                        Do you know if it's Thomas who is involved with that place?
                                                                                                                                                        I saw on the net that they have been open for a couple of weeks.

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                                                                                                                                                          EaterBob Jun 21, 2013 06:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Sadly I do not know Thomas, so I can not tell you if he is involved or not.

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                                                                                                                                                        Shattered Jul 17, 2013 01:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Chez Maxim is really good. Review here:
                                                                                                                                                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/909549

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                                                                                                                                                        EaterBob Jun 18, 2013 04:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                        It's called Oh Dumplings (with an "s") and judging from the website
                                                                                                                                                        http://ohdumplings.ca/ it's a sister restaurant to Dumplings etc in Kirkland
                                                                                                                                                        http://www.dumplinged.com/
                                                                                                                                                        Which does not give me any confidence that it will serve anything that is not industrially made.

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                                                                                                                                                          porker Jun 18, 2013 07:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Their temporary signage seems to indicate one word (with no space). Perhaps OhDumplings?
                                                                                                                                                          Too bad if they're not quality/homemade.

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                                                                                                                                                            denpanosekai Aug 14, 2013 09:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                            I walked by last week and it seemed pretty nice inside.

                                                                                                                                                            But what is UP with Chinese restaurants and their French menu translations... "Boule de l'egume frite" under "Entréeé"...

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                                                                                                                                                          chilipepper Jun 15, 2013 05:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Marche Hawaii has a new store on Pie IX near Grandes Prairies (9204 methinks).

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                                                                                                                                                            lagatta Jun 15, 2013 06:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                            You've made lagatta a happy, happy lady! Not exactly next door, but much easier for me to get to.

                                                                                                                                                            Just hope they have the Indonesian stuff.

                                                                                                                                                            By the way, I looked at their website and no mention of the new location.

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                                                                                                                                                              chilipepper Jun 15, 2013 10:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Huh! Guess they focused first on the advertising, and they'll get around to the web later...

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                                                                                                                                                                lagatta Jun 16, 2013 04:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                I almost never read newspapers in print anymore, except my own neighbourhood shopping paper - some merchants in St-Léonard do advertise in it, as it is due east and has a strong connection, but not that one. And I never watch TV or listen to commercial radio.

                                                                                                                                                                I'm sure they've advertised in the relevant "ethnic" media, but alas I don't read Chinese, or any of the Southeast Asian languages...

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                                                                                                                                                                  wattacetti Jun 16, 2013 07:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  They've been advertising on the sides of STM buses.

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                                                                                                                                                                    lagatta Jun 16, 2013 08:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Odd, I haven't happened to see those ads, and I've certainly seen some of the relevant buses: Beaubien, Bélanger, Jean-Talon est 93, Jarry and even Pie-IX... That's the way the mop flops. Thanks to Chowhound!

                                                                                                                                                                    By the way, if anyone should go, please report if there is an Indonesian foods aisle. Looking for sambals!

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                                                                                                                                                              lagatta Jun 28, 2013 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                              On this very rainy Friday afternoon, I decided to take the bus to Marché Hawaï Saint-Léonard. I took the Beaubien bus (its western terminus is St-Zotique and St-Laurent), a frequent bus, to Pie IX, then the equally frequent and double-bodied Pie-IX up to 9204 Pie-IX. A charm going up there, but when I returned the bus was full and I had to stand with my groceries; if I go again on a weekday, I'd try to go earlier in the day. (I was working until about 2pm).

                                                                                                                                                              The bus stop is just a short walk from the entrance to the supermarket, and while it is large, clean, and well-appointed, it has the inevitable problems of being brand new. There were a lot of "staples" on the shelves, but the fruit and vegetable section was understocked for a good Asian market, as compared to, say, nearby Kim Phat in St-Michel. The fruit and veg area was also quite literally a cold room, obviously with doors that refrigerated everything outside business hours to prolong freshness. It was a very cool day for late June and I had on a denim jacket and Breton sailor's sweater; I'd have been very cold in there in summer gaments.

                                                                                                                                                              The fish and seafood selection was also disappointing - just a few types of "fresh" (or thawed) fish one can find in any supermarket, a better selection of frozen seafood but once again, not up to the other Marché Hawaï. I commented on this at the cash and the (very friendly) staff said, "Oh, we'll have a poissonnerie (fishmonger's); it hasn't opened yet.

                                                                                                                                                              Prices were competitive: I found Bamboe Indonesian Instant spice packets for cheaper than at either Kim Phat or the imported foods emporium at Marché Jean-Talon ($1.29 packet) and the little glass jars of sambals were also the cheapest I've found in Mtl. But not the selection I had found in the Netherlands (obviously to say nothing of Indonesia). There are good indications of foods from the various countries and regions of East and Southeast Asia.

                                                                                                                                                              I was happy to find a kilo of Canadian Buckwheat Noodles for $3,99 from a Toronto (Scarborough) firm called Noodlegacy www.noodlegacy.com

                                                                                                                                                              So, a very good addition to foods available in Northeastern Mtl, but the place still needs some tweaks and that fish market. Wish them luck.

                                                                                                                                                              Parking: Free parking for cars. No designated parking for bicycles but I saw several poles where I could safely park my bicycle in slightly better weather. I don't mind a bit of rain, but it was pouring!

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                                                                                                                                                              Glaff Jun 13, 2013 06:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                              The Old Montreal restaurant Sésame is opening two new locations soon, one in front of Atwater market and one in the Quartier des spectacles. Anyone tried it? Is it good?

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                                                                                                                                                                JerkPork Jun 11, 2013 12:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Not an opening as much as a renovation. Bete a Pain will have a bigger space. It looks like they are taking over the diner space next door.

                                                                                                                                                                According to their Twitter account; @LaBeteaPain

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                                                                                                                                                                  williej Jun 11, 2013 01:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Where?

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                                                                                                                                                                    SnackHappy Jun 11, 2013 02:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.labeteapain.com

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                                                                                                                                                                    carolilas Jun 11, 2013 02:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    They'll eventually serve brunch too...

                                                                                                                                                                    Menu on their Twitter account...

                                                                                                                                                                  3. lilmsmuffin Jun 9, 2013 07:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Pizza Pizza finally moved in and open on the Northeast corner of de l'Eglise and Wellington in Verdun, after a year of "opening soon" posters. A shame, really, considering it's prime real estate in this up and coming area. The perfect spot, right on the corner and with more interesting architecture too. Oh well.

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                                                                                                                                                                      shelspace Jul 31, 2013 08:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      I agree, it would have been nice to have a more interesting resto there, with all the interesting cafes, they should have opened a Bring your own wine place!

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                                                                                                                                                                      daviiiiiid Jun 7, 2013 10:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      Al & Jo frozen yogourt seems to be opening soon.
                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.yelp.ca/biz/al-and-jo-montreal

                                                                                                                                                                      Images:
                                                                                                                                                                      http://imgur.com/siy3KFK
                                                                                                                                                                      http://imgur.com/qPsYa1K

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                                                                                                                                                                        me0kat Aug 20, 2013 08:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Opening Sept 12, they have FB event, 2 for 1 on froyo that day https://www.facebook.com/events/41662...

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                                                                                                                                                                          Shattered Aug 20, 2013 12:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          They've been open for a while, since at least late June. Haven't tried their 'froyo' because I prefer ice cream, although maybe I haven't looked in the right places - the stuff at Yeh tastes like plastic. Al & Jo also has banh mi, which I tried a couple times during jazzfest and is okay. Not great but edible and the bread and veggies were fresh. Costs about a buck more than anywhere else, but that's to be expected due to location (2 slices at the pizza place a couple doors over is $7).

                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks for the heads up and link for the 2-for-1.

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                                                                                                                                                                        eat2much Jun 6, 2013 07:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        There is a new sign in the window of the defunct Beavertails location on Monkland announcing the opening of a "Greek Grill".

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                                                                                                                                                                          eat2much Jul 21, 2013 04:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Just opened today. Name is Massa and they also offer delivery.

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                                                                                                                                                                          chilipepper Jun 5, 2013 06:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          A new CocoBun in the Industrial Alliance food court near Simons opening soon, sign's up, help wanted sign too.

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                                                                                                                                                                            catroast Jun 5, 2013 06:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            green line empire

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                                                                                                                                                                              chilipepper Jun 5, 2013 07:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              McGill would be next logical choice, what with all those students!

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                                                                                                                                                                              denpanosekai Jun 6, 2013 06:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Just a quick note, the note+sign have been there (and gamebuzz has been closed) since at least February this year.

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                                                                                                                                                                                chilipepper Jun 6, 2013 08:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Eek - not a good sign.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  AlexCV Jun 6, 2013 11:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Didn't they take forever to open at Guy Concordia?

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                                                                                                                                                                                chilipepper Dec 28, 2013 02:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                It's finally open. Tiny compared to the others though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                denpanosekai May 29, 2013 04:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                O Coq Halal Chicken... new rotisserie place on Maisonneuve at Guy (formerly Quiznos). Most likely more of a competitor to Charcos than Romados....

                                                                                                                                                                                 
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                                                                                                                                                                                  catroast Jul 21, 2013 09:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  it's called Coq o Coq

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Glaff May 29, 2013 02:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Some new openings mentioned in the JDM by Thierry Daraize:

                                                                                                                                                                                  - Icône on St-Laurent north of Sherbrooke by chef Charles-Emmanuel Pariseau (Le Local)
                                                                                                                                                                                  - Les coudes sur la table on Ste-Catherine near Fullum https://www.facebook.com/lescoudessurlatable?filter=1
                                                                                                                                                                                  - A new Holder on Bernard (where Le Murphy was probably?

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                                                                                                                                                                                  http://blogues.journaldemontreal.com/...

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                                                                                                                                                                                    sweettoothMTL May 30, 2013 07:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Your right, The Holder restaurant will be in the old Murphy space (http://www.journaloutremont.com/nouve...). They aimed at an early June opening, don't know if that is stille on track.

                                                                                                                                                                                    That article you posted also says Bu is not closing, but simply moving to Bernard, as more of a Wine Bar. I wonder where on Bernard they will set up?

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                                                                                                                                                                                      unlaced May 30, 2013 08:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I think Lesley Chesterman tweeted that Bu was going to hold wine nights at La Dispensa

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                                                                                                                                                                                      "The original Mtl wine bar, BU, closes on 25/05. However BU Nights will be held at La Dispensa (361 Bernard W.) 3X a week (T-F-S) as of 6/06"

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                                                                                                                                                                                      SnackHappy Jun 5, 2013 04:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Les coudes sur la table officially opens tomorrow for lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.facebook.com/lescoudessurl...

                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Peaches to Poutine May 29, 2013 05:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      The gourmet burger wave has finally come to Sherbrooke.

                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.omgburger.ca/

                                                                                                                                                                                      A quick scan of the menu suggests this is a bit too pricey for this town. $15 for a veggie burger (even with a side, that's airport prices; better quality no doubt, but still...yeesh!). It will be interesting to see if this will work here in the Townships.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        JerkPork May 28, 2013 10:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Another BBQ joint is opening up, this one at 5625 Decarie close to Cote Ste Catharine, Moonshine BBQ. No info besides address on their website thus far.

                                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.moonshinebbqmtl.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                          EaterBob May 28, 2013 12:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Judging from their Twitter account I would guess that the ex-Epic meal Time Chef, Shawn Dascal is involved. There's another guy who was a sous-chef at Cartel, David Dadoun, who is calling himself the "Owner/Manager" on LinkedIn.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Judging from the street view picture, they're going to have to make some seriously good BBQ in order to attract any customers.

                                                                                                                                                                                          I wish them the best of luck.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            JerkPork May 28, 2013 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I was going to mention location as well but refrained, that's definitely a challenging spot to say the least. Best of luck to them, I will definitely try them out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              kpzoo May 28, 2013 06:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Yeah, that's the old Casalinga location. Hoping for the best, but...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                eat2much May 29, 2013 07:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                While Casalinga did not last last very long the same location was the home to La Giaconda Pizzeria which lasted a good 10 years or so. Casalinga's demise might have had less less to do with location than with their food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  JerkPork Jul 15, 2013 12:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Looks like Moonshine BBQ has been open for a week, any reviews yet? Glancing at their menu online pricing seems odd, i.e. $10.99 for 1/4 chicken but if you want a side and a drink it's an additional $3.99. Does this mean that for $10.99 all one gets is chicken?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    jay_81k Jul 15, 2013 02:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I tried it the other day. Ya you do basically only get chicken I believe for 10.99$. I got the brisket plate combo. Cost me 20$, came with a drink, I chose tater tots for my side, and they included corn bread (not sure if everything comes with it or they made a mistake)Service was prompt, food was not bad at all considering the location. Portions were big. My only complaint was that they dont offer sandwiches. Id much prefer a bbq brisket sandwich or pulled pork sandwich rather than just loose meat on the plate, but that could just be me. I went with several friends, they all had no complaints except that the portions were too big. Although one friend got this tater tot poutine that was topped off with some chili and orange cheddar, seemed like a good idea until it got soggy and just looked like a pile of vomit by the end. Its definetly a good addition to the area which is lacking is decent food options, but dont think I would return, only because its not too close to me and not so reasonably priced.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ghostquatre Jul 22, 2013 09:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      >food was not bad at all considering the location.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I hope that means the food is actually somewhat decent. I don't remember anybody saying anything like that for Mesquite and Bofinger NDG and both those places were also in a poor area for food, although Decarie/Cote Ste Catherine's probably worse...

                                                                                                                                                                                                      How does the quality and quantity compare with Dinette, Rubs, Diablo, Blackstrap and Bofinger?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        catroast Jul 22, 2013 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        bofinger on sherbrooke was good when it first opened and was praised here

                                                                                                                                                                                                        some people here also liked mesquite but i never did

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          jay_81k Jul 22, 2013 11:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Its really not bad at all. If i had to choose where to go though Id probably choose rubs and dinette first, never tried diablo, blackstrap was a disaster when I went and havent been to bofinger since it first opened. The quality of the food is by no means bad though.My only concern is if they will go downhill after about a month or two like most of these other places. I find that most restaurants here are at their best the first couple months they are open but then get lazy and their standard of quality diminishes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            porker Jul 23, 2013 03:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I don't know if its so much laziness as the reality of making BBQ fit a restaurant model, which I think is more difficult than other types of cuisines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Everyone goes into it with lofty goals but the reality is that loftiness has a high cost. It becomes easy to cut corners to cut costs and there goes the standard of quality...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            williej Jul 23, 2013 05:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bofinger is in an area of Sherbrooke street with many good restaurants. I used to go there when it first opened but it's quality has gone down.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ghostquatre Jul 23, 2013 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              bleh I beg to differ, but it's nothing compared to downtown, the plateau and even rosemont and verdun these days.I'd say even Cote des Neiges does better than NDG.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I can't personally name one real standout place in NDG maybe except for like Jardin Iwaki but I haven't been yet. Everything else is just either acceptable, mediocre or down right bad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                jay_81k Jul 25, 2013 12:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                My favourite korean place is in NDG , Hwang Kum , but ya for the most part pretty useless.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  catroast Jul 26, 2013 09:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  chalet bbq is one of the best restaurants in the city hands down ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Glaff May 24, 2013 01:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Looks like Léché is already opening a second location!
                                                                                                                                                                                                https://twitter.com/Lechedesserts/sta...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  sweettoothMTL May 24, 2013 01:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  And from facebook: ''We will only reveal its location when we open the doors! It's to good to tell!''

                                                                                                                                                                                                  So that's that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff Jun 8, 2013 11:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Unfortunately it's not at a more central location, it opened today in the Old Montreal (15 de la commune ouest)...

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not a great place to open I think, especially when winter will come...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  yellowcake May 23, 2013 06:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  St-Henri updates:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Au P'Tit Cochon Santé will open on Monday in St-Henri (Notre-Dame and Ste-Marguerite)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Same area on Notre-Dame, little "slow food" braise and roast joint opening this weekend. (Window painted "Roti Frit"). Tiny space, unsure of concept.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Space being renovated near La Gaillarde to be a resto-bar or bar à vin. Uncertain who is behind this (Joe Beef guys? Campanelli?)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    westaust May 24, 2013 08:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    It's about time au ptit cochon sante opens, it's been saying opening soon for almost a year now!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    For the Roti ou Frit place, here's their twitter account, not much information on it though @roastedorfried

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Joe beef's bar a vin is next to their restaurant (where fait ici was) so near la gaillarde is not them

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      lagatta May 24, 2013 10:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Perhaps an ongoing "Atwater Market - St-Henri" thread might be useful, along the lines of the Jean-Talon Market and area ones?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lowrent Jun 7, 2013 07:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        "- Space being renovated near La Gaillarde to be a resto-bar or bar à vin. Uncertain who is behind this (Joe Beef guys? Campanelli?)"

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Are you talking about the 540 Notre-Dame building ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maximilien Jun 7, 2013 08:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          probably not the joe beef guys, there are in the process of opening their own bar à vin (Vin Papillon).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            yellowcake Jun 7, 2013 10:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            More like 4000 N-D west. Near Place St-Henri.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Could be the chef who departed Reservoir?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lowrent Jun 7, 2013 12:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes, it's Dany's place.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Right next to the Banque Laurentienne on Saint-Jacques. Number above the door is 540 and the bank is 4080, wtf ? Anyways...

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I went there on my lunch break to take a peek.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Looks like it will not open in 2 weeks like planned.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                yellowcake Jun 7, 2013 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ahhhh - we're talking of two different spots in the same vicinity. (Yours in news to me!) The one I previously mentioned is two businesses east of Miracle Pizza, on the corner, where Iglesia Pastos Verdes used to be.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fintastic Jul 31, 2013 08:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  See my post from today: it's called Ludger. I'm still confused if this is Dany Bolduc's spot or not. It's opening last weekend puts the timing about right.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    westaust Aug 1, 2013 11:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This is not Dany Bolduc's place, his new restaurant will be called H4C St-Henri, to be located at 538 place st-henri.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://player.vimeo.com/video/7082356...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fintastic Aug 1, 2013 12:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cool! I suspected not but glad to have a slew of new St. Henri options

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fintastic Aug 1, 2013 12:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And even more pleased that someone will finally be using that beautiful building!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lowrent Aug 15, 2013 08:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  H4C is opening on august 21st

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fintastic Aug 22, 2013 01:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The place looks good. Googling Le H4C will get you the Twitter/Facebook/website with a few pictures and menus. I think I was expecting something more along the lines of Reservoir, whereas H4C is actually a traditional restaurant (i.e. appetizers/mains/desserts and reservations). Regardless, it's great to have another restaurant in St. Henri.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              lagatta May 22, 2013 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The former Restaurant Poyo Loco 200, rue Beaubien E, is set to become a French or French-inspired BYOW bistro

                                                                                                                                                                                                              On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beaubien-de-Gasp%C3%A9-Le-projet/118135488384836?ref=stream

                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/ZKKyUOKw8Q/

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Another opening or rather, change of vocation. The former small Metro supermarket on Jean-Talon at the corner of de Normanville is going to become an Esposito.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                lagatta May 30, 2013 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The new Esposito store at 1263, Jean-Talon E (corner de Normanville, between Jean-Talon and Fabre métro stations) opened today in the premises of the former Metro Lachance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                www.espositofoods.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lagatta Jun 6, 2013 12:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I was talking to a couple of the guys behind the Beaubien/de Gaspé bistro, same team as Les Héritiers, Le Smoking Vallée, Monsieur B (?). They are continuing to clean up the remains of the old Poyo Loco restaurant - which looks to have been VERY grimy and will start redoing walls, wooden floor, and obviously install equipment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They say it will be "French cuisine du marché"; logical, with JTM so close. It will thus feature vegetable dishes (as well as meaty ones, of course) and probably be more vegetarian-friendly than the rest of their little empire. They know that it will have to be a bit cheaper here than Les Héritiers, and rather more casual.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They are aiming to open in July, so Stefano Faita's Impasto should beat them to it; they are aiming for the third week in June, and work seems to be progressing apace.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lagatta Sep 27, 2013 02:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Beaubien-de Gaspé place is finally set to open on Sunday. It was going to be Bistro Pacifique (name based on a former street name, in turn from the nearby CP line that was at the heart of development of the area) but now they are talking about something like "Lane et Pacifique" (former street names - I wish these restauranteurs would go for simpler and less obscure names. Un trip de gars, je me dis...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The windows are clean now, everything seems ready inside, the old Poyo Loco sign is down.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It looks rather expensive, that chain tends to be...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lagatta Oct 2, 2013 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bistro Lannes et Pacifique (byow) has opened:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lannes et Pacifique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Apportez votre vin!"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    200, rue Beaubien E (coin de Gaspé)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Montréal, QC, H2S 1R4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (514) 591-1891

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Their opening night was this past Sunday. I don't see a website yet, nor opening hours. I'll try to pass by today and see if these are indicated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maximilien Oct 2, 2013 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Isn't that the the "Beaubien/Gaspé" restaurant ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beaubi...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        twinkie83 Oct 2, 2013 10:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        looking at some of their posts, you both are talking about the same restaurant

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lagatta Oct 2, 2013 12:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes, of course it is the same restaurant. That is why I did a reply to my own post made in June. But now it has a name and phone number. It is open 7 evenings a week. There was a little sign up saying that they were taking cash only, but just today (as I write). So if anyone is planning to go there soon, you should check on the debit and credit card situation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Similar bistro fare to the other restaurants in that sort-of-chain, but it seems considerably cheaper than Les Héritiers, for example, and there is more emphasis on vegetable dishes - I didn't peruse the menu carefully but I think there is at least one vegetarian main and starters, etc that vegetarians could happily eat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            twinkie83 Oct 2, 2013 04:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            found their menu:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Menu Bistro Lannes & Pacifique

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pain maison 2.00$

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Entrées:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Terrine de jambon, légumes marinées, pomme, pain de seigle au levain 9.00$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Bettraves, raifort, échalottes, mauquereau, Aneth 8.00$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Salade de légumes de fin d'été, abricots, ricotta maison et noix 8.00$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Risotto de brocoli, crème fraîche, huile de truffe 9.00$ entrée ou 18.00$ en plat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Entremet:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trou Normand 7.00$

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Plats:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Boeuf braisé, romano, tomates, coriandre et lime 24,00$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Cuisse de poulet croustillante, champignons, poireaux, macaroni et thym citronné 24.00$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Poisson du jour, purée d'aubergines, artichauts, bette à carde et moules (prix du marché)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Canard, céleri rave, endives, mûres et légumes verts 28.00$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Steak, purée de pomme de terre aux oignons verts, choux et sauce au poivre (prix du marché)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dessert:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Panacotta au babeurre, gelée de mûres, biscuit au gingembre 6.00$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Bar de chocolat, piment d'espelette, orange, crème fraîche, tir éponge 8.00$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Fromage bleu du Québec, biscuit de blé entier, confiture de prunes 8.00$

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Eau en bouteille 5$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Latte 3,50$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Allongé 3,00$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Espresso 3.00$
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thé 2.75$

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lagatta Oct 2, 2013 07:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks, twinkie!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Today they told me that they had lowered some of their prices - a bit high for the neighbourhood - and were tweaking the menu accordingly, and obviously things will change with the seasons, but that is pretty much what they had à l'ardoise.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Glaff May 22, 2013 11:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New restaurant in the Old Montreal by the MTL Cuisine group (400 Coups, Venti, Helena, etc.) with Simon Mathys as chef: Racines, to open this summer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jay_81k May 18, 2013 08:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anybody try the new place next to satay brothers at the atwater market? I only got a quick glimpse and it said something about food from ile de la reunion.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kpzoo May 19, 2013 06:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Atwater Market site lists it as "Marmite su'l feu" and I found this site - http://www.marmitesulfeu.com/ Looks interesting if it's the same place.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jay_81k May 19, 2013 08:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yes I'm pretty sure that's the same place ! I'll probably check it out later today. I'll let you know...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              williej May 19, 2013 06:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It sounds like the Reunion restaurant in St. Sauveur (on the main street). When I ate there last summer, they mentioned trying to find a location in Montreal. They served their excellent food in les marmites.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lagatta May 18, 2013 03:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I saw La Petite Mangue - Cambodian cuisine on Mont-Royal as I was cycling to Trip de bouffe, but didn't stop as traffic was very busy. Now Susan Musgrave has a write-up in the Gazette. Sounds good, and most reasonably priced (byow)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/f...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It is in the space formerly occupied by Fou d'épices (Vietnamese) 300 Mont-Royal E.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            denpanosekai May 18, 2013 02:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dic Ann's Burgers will open in July 2013 at 2079 Ste-Catherine West, next door to Station des Sports.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.dicanns.ca/Dic_Anns_Hamburgers/Nouvelles/Entries/2013/5/16_Dic_Anns_Centre_Ville_Ouest.html

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They will share the space with Bonatarte

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/467576

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourberryLily May 21, 2013 12:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dic Ann's brings up so many memories!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                maj54us May 21, 2013 04:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                not a great spot. They should have went between guy and crescent

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  denpanosekai May 21, 2013 05:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On Ste-Catherine? I actually can't think of any available/suitable commercial space on that stretch. I think it's a great location myself. They should do OK with the college crowd across the street, the bar crowd at night and all the new Seville residents. Don't underestimate the increased foot traffic when Adonis and Target open later this year. Anyway, we'll see.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kirkcoleman May 23, 2013 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    agree - i live around the corner and been a long wait but looks like this section of Ste Catherine is finally turning the corner !Adonis is great addition , and forgot that Target is coming too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shattered May 23, 2013 03:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Adonis is the kinda thing I would go out of my way for. When is it supposed to open?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lagatta May 23, 2013 04:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They just say summer of 2013 on their site: http://adonisproducts.com/index.php?l... you can keep posted there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I do go up to the Acadie/Sauvé one from time to time - think that is about the same travel time for me (near JTM) as Atwater, but the one farther west at Place Vertu is more spectacular. I haven't been to the West Island, Laval or Dix30 ones. They have quite a chain now, with a branch in Mississauga as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          maj54us May 23, 2013 05:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Adonis belongs 50% to Metro. They will expand. Already one in Toronto also.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What I noticed. Meats still good at cote vertu.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fruits and vegetables quality went down down down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prices have been going up up up

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      maj54us May 23, 2013 12:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Good if it's changing but it's still a No mans land for a while + a residential area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Between atwater and Du-Fort is a weird area. No nightlife, unless you consider station du sport a good spot. Day workers that are further west wont walk all the way to that area with an hour lunch neither are Concordia students. I hope they do well but that area will is dead. A good example is the forum pepsi.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Arktik May 18, 2013 01:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No clue about this place..just opened. Joverse:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Maximilien May 19, 2013 12:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ugly, ugly, name; they should have called it "Joseph Versaille" instead of contracting the two names it would have given them a sense of respectability, now they have an "anglo-ish" name that means nothing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Also, tapas/small plates with DJ music will turn the place into a zoo passed 9pm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff May 15, 2013 05:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New poutine and burger (...) place called Mange Moi (...) opening soon corner St-Dominique and Mont-Royal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: http://instagram.com/p/ZL1p7jyxgQ/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lagatta May 15, 2013 06:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That had been Les Épinards, and before that, a resto-café-bar with a vaguely Egyptian name ... forget what it was. Lot of turnover around there. Pretzel place still standing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I cycled past there, between Trip de Bouffe and PA, not really interested in looking at publicity for poutine and burgers. Sign of age? I can't digest poutine (though I never liked it anyway) and prefer my own burgers, and my friends'. Wishing them luck anyway.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      wattacetti May 15, 2013 04:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A new entry to challenge Chez Benny Express for the neighborhood dining dollar in this particular part of Saint-Laurent.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sushi Metsuyan has its sign already up but the space (the old gift/candy shop) has its windows still papered over with no indication of when it's slated to open.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourberryLily May 21, 2013 12:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What street is Metsuyan on?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kpzoo May 21, 2013 02:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I Googled and found this:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Metsuyan Sushi - 2113, rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            wattacetti May 21, 2013 05:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sorry - kpzoo's information is correct.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Metsuyan is in the strip mall found on the northwest corner of St-Louis and Gratton. They now have their borough renovation permit up so there should be some activity coming soon to that space.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            wattacetti Jun 27, 2013 02:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Update: they're planning to open July 8.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The MK kosher certification is stenciled into the logos on the window so obviously no Friday/Saturday service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. hungryann May 14, 2013 11:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Terrasse Lafayette opening a 2nd location in Laval onSt-Martin between Chomedey Blvd and Cure-Labelle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lagatta Jun 7, 2013 12:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hungryann and Laval chowhounds, just wanted to point out that their Chomedey, Laval location is now open:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://www.terrasselafayette.com/Lava...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Terrasse Lafayette - Chomedey - Laval
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bring Your own Wine or Beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dining Room - Take out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tel: 450-934-8669
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3600, boul. St-Martin O, Chomedey, Laval, H7T 1A5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Email info@terrasselafayette.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Glaff May 14, 2013 06:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Benelux in Verdun is now open
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4026 rue Wellington

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourberryLily May 14, 2013 10:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                About time!!! They have been waiting for their liquor license forever.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                stak May 11, 2013 07:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                La Tamalera "haute cuisine de rue mexicaine" opened recently on Fairmount near Jeanne-Mance. Some photos & menu on their website: http://latamaleramontreal.com/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We tried some tamales to take home & were very impressed. They were cheap, too. Three of them and a bucket of horchata came to something like $12, I think it was. Will definitely return to try more.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There's an Adonis opening on Ste-Catherine west, in the Seville building. Signs just went up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And Mandy's Westmount has moved, it's now a stand-alone resto (with an espresso machine!) just a bit west of their former location, just west of Claremont.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kirkcoleman May 16, 2013 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NICE ! Great addition to neighbourhood

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      causeimhungry Jul 20, 2013 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Anyone know an opening date for the Adonis? I walked by a week ago and looked like it would be happening soon, sign said summer 2013.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        denpanosekai Jul 20, 2013 11:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'd say it's still at least a couple months away. Look at this interior picture from July 9th. I assume the construction holiday will affect Adonis in some capacity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.mtlurb.com/forums/showthre...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          denpanosekai Jul 22, 2013 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oops, forget my previous message. I just saw August 7 grand opening printed on the side of a bus.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            causeimhungry Jul 22, 2013 01:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ah thanks! I hope they manage to open on time, I'm very excited to shop there!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shattered May 8, 2013 08:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GoGo Lounge has installed a bunch of huge flat screen tvs and rebranded itself Chez Serge (same owners).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fintastic May 8, 2013 08:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          But is there a bull?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New restaurant in the heart of Chinatown on de la Gauchetiere "Buffet Resto Sport Mondial".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OK, don't get all excited as its likely not a new restaurant, but a flip of the 7 day Jade Buffet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I get the "buffet" part of the name, even the "resto", but can anyone shed light on the "sport mondial" part?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shattered May 8, 2013 08:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maybe a Chinese buffet / sports bar hybrid? That would be pretty awesome actually.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chilipepper May 8, 2013 06:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If it's same ugly orange sign, not so new. Saw that in December, methinks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              denpanosekai May 7, 2013 08:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A La Saj - 2155 Mackay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Upstairs from La Panthere Verte. Opened early March 2013. Cool new concept, I had never heard of "saj" bread before but it's not too different from a crepe, except it's used for sandwiches. Interior is really nice and stylish, staff is super friendly. They could use a menu with pictures, I didn't know what half of the "traditional" ingredients were.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I found this video online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vy9gF...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Glaff May 8, 2013 11:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Interesting! Will try it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jay_81k May 28, 2013 10:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tried A la Saj tonight, staff is very friendly. I had the kibbeh saj. It was good! Could of maybe used a bit more spice but overall I enjoyed it alot. Love that they make the saj bread fresh in front of you, the owner was very kind and offered me a free dessert, ( kinder with mozzarella) a combination I would never ever want to try or attempt to make , but since it was free I tried it out and was surprisingly not bad at all. Interesting combination. I will be returning for sure to try some more of their options. Also he mentioned to me on thursdays they are doing a special promotion 10$ all you can eat sandwiches! I will be back for that for sure.. Its supposed to be for students only but he said it would be ok if I went, so not sure if that goes for everybody or not..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jay_81k Jul 22, 2013 12:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I tried the all you can eat promotion at a la saj about a week after first trying it, and it was very disappointing. The owner needs to stick to his roots and just serve syrian inspired wraps. The non syrian ones I tried were badly executed, and some included ingredients that should never be used, like canned tuna and processed cheese. I didnt have the heart to tell him what I thought because he was just so nice to me. I hope he reads this and takes my advice because I really hope he succeeds.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  scipie May 3, 2013 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Iwaki Jardin Japon has replaced 5000 ans on Sherbrooke in NDG.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    roblow Jun 6, 2013 07:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Great restaurant. $19 for a 5 course tasting dinner...worth every penny...Thankful to have a quaint, delicious japanese isakaya in our neighbourhood..will definitely be going back...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      chilipepper Jun 7, 2013 07:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Is it Kazu-like? What kind of dishes?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        roblow Jun 7, 2013 09:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Um...is it kazu like..? I guess you can say that...but perhaps a little more refined in terms of appearance. Its as tasty as Kazu without the long wait...i love Kazu but the issue I had with them is that all their dishes all tasted the same...Kazu puts a certain sauce on pretty much everything on the menu including the salad...after a while, it gets too much. If you like Kazu then you would like Iwaki Jardin. Its a nice addition to the the neighbourhood...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff May 2, 2013 04:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Found that while looking for KYO:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Another japanese tavern in the Old Montreal called Flyjin: http://montreal.tv/portail/blog/2013/04/flyjin-un-nouveau-pub-japonais-underground-montreal/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And a Champagne bar called La Champagnerie, also in the Old Montreal:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      foodie8 May 16, 2013 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Flyjin opens May 19th. Champagnerie open May 29th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Two places I've been excited to try!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Glaff May 2, 2013 03:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KYO, a new japanese bar, will take over the old Aix Cuisine du Terroir soon. Owned by the same group.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glaff May 2, 2013 07:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hmmm just saw that on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sardinekitchen/st.... Ex-chef from Café Sardine is opening a new restaurant in Chinatown this summer!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glaff Oct 11, 2013 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aaron Langille is opening his new restaurant Orange Rouge soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fintastic May 1, 2013 07:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tripes & Caviar had their soft launch/grand opening this week, and posted on facebook today that they are open for business. However, no indication that I can find of their hours, current menu, or reservation policy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3725 rue Wellington, Verdun

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shattered Apr 30, 2013 03:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Burmese place just opened at 3685 St-Laurent (across the side street from the Second Cup just below Pins). Walked by and it's open, but no name yet because they just took down the signage for Falafel & Wrap, which came and went in the blink of an eye.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Also, not an opening, but Depanneur La Main at 3644 St Laurent is now serving bahn mi sandwiches. They're quite good imo. Nice move, the next closest ones are Chinatown or lower St Denis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kitsune Expresso Bar is also moving into a long dormant space at 19 Prince-Arthur O. This place will do awesome, the only other cafes nearby are chains. Offhand, Pikolo and Neve are the only expresso bars or indie cafes even somewhat close (I guess Vieille Europe, too, but hours are very limited).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bahn mi, expresso, and hopefully cheap sitdown Asian that's a major step up from the execrable Just Noodles and Maison Thai: all good developments around the Main.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              porker Apr 30, 2013 03:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaking of across from Second Cup (but across St. Laurent) theres a wild candy store called Freak Lunchbox. Although not completely new, they haven't been open too long...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://www.freaklunchbox.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How does the Burmese place look?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SnackHappy Apr 30, 2013 05:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A Burmese place? That's intriguing. I've never had Burmese food and know next to nothing about it. I suspect most Montrealers are in the same boat. I hope there's enough of Burmese community here to support this place.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  catroast Apr 30, 2013 05:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the first episode of bourdain's new show was in burma. you should check it out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shattered Apr 30, 2013 08:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yeah, that episode was amazing. I will check out the Burmese place soon, looks interesting. I hope it's good and does well, it's a fairly large and expensive spot, and has had alot of turnover.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Freak Lunchbox is hilarious. Great place to bring a date after a couple drinks, and open til 11pm every night. Check out some pics...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      catroast Apr 30, 2013 09:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      by the way, jd's baconaise is kosher

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    porker May 1, 2013 11:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm talking maybe 22-24 years ago, there was a Thai-Laotian place on Victoria around the corner from the Van Horne Commercial Center in Cotes des Neiges. It was a very small, family-run, hole-in-the-wall with roots tied to Burma.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They were open for a short time (maybe a year) after I stumbled into it. They closed and re-opened a fancier joint on Decarie. Alas, they did not survive the move.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Their chili-fish still haunts me to this day....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I assume Burmese cuisine can run quite a gamut as it touches on Thailand, Laos, China, India, and Bangladesh.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      williej May 1, 2013 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There's still a Laotian place on Decarie in St. Laurent near Cote Vertu. It's not fancy and pretty good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shattered May 1, 2013 03:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yeah, I looked at their display menu: biryani chicken, curry pork, curry fish balls, and pork with pineapple. Reads like Thai-Indian fusion, as I guess one would expect. But I still gotta try it, waiting to rope a friend into co-guinea piggying.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jay_81k May 27, 2013 08:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tried the burmese place. Its called Ruby Burma. The owner is a really nice burmese woman. They just opened so not sure the menu or anything is really finalized. I had the green tea leaf salad to start and a pork with curry tamarind sauce and rice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        At first glance the salad didnt look like anything special, but it was actually pretty tasty.. The pork was pretty good as well. The sauce was very flavorful. My only complaint would be the price. Just a tad more expensive than I would of liked but not too crazy... But enough to stop me from going very often. She's a really nice woman though and I wish them the best, I will definitely return to try a couple more dishes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mangoannie May 27, 2013 08:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          thanks for feedback, cant wait to try-- missed the burmese food we had in Christchurch New zealand of all places

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            marblebag May 29, 2013 07:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tonight I had the tea leaves salad, Mohinga and Dan Pauk (rice and chicken). Very tasty and I will be back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vermontrealer Jun 14, 2013 02:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We tried Ruby Burma for lunch today after seeing it listed here and the write-up in Cult: http://cultmontreal.com/2013/06/ruby-burma-montreal-restaurant-review/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Very excited to try it since it's been a long time since our last Burmese fixes in SF and DC. We tried the tea leaf salad, which was very tasty, and the northern light salad (the one with 24 ingredients), which was intriguing and nicely spicy. The northern light salad was quite large and filling, the 2 plenty as lunch main dishes. And the owner and our waiter were both lovely and so appreciative of the business and helping them get the word out, apologetic that they're still smoothing out some rough edges. I guess they're still struggling to get their BYOW license--when they do I'll be happy to try it in the evening. Hope they do well in a kind of jinxed location.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Restau...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lagatta Jun 14, 2013 07:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks. The salad on their Facebook page looks lovely as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lagatta Jun 15, 2013 05:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marie-Claire Lortie of La Presse has an interesting write-up of Ruby Burma: http://www.lapresse.ca/vivre/cuisine/...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pretty much what everyone has said: nice, welcoming place, evidently quite authentic, but still uneven in terms of dishes; some far more interesting than others, and still a bit disorganised. Highly recommends the salads. And she agrees that the BYOW (or other) licence will be welcome. But I certainly hope they make it; a decent Southeast Asian restaurant from any of those countries would certainly be a boost to this micro-area, with its woeful examples of these cuisines.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  karlcow Jul 26, 2013 04:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We had two salads, the tea leaves one and Mongok, the tomato ones, and the Catfish noodle soup and the carry with chicken.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The salads were tasty. The noodle soup was a bit blend (not spicy enough) and missing a bit of richness in the taste. The carry was not bad at all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  See the photos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Simple presentation, service good and friendly. Good music. Atmosphere perfect, not overwhelming at all. A good place to go to dinner without being crushed by the room decoration.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ah and bonus point, we can smell the food from the Kitchen!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lagatta Aug 3, 2013 05:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just wanted to tell everyone I cycled past Ruby Burma late this afternoon, and they have their "Apportez votre vin" sign in the window. I'm glad they were able to get it in decent time, as per vermontrealer's astute comment. There were quite a few diners inside.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lagatta Aug 23, 2013 05:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dropped in at Ruby Burma to pick up a few business cards, and the décor has much improved - it no longer has a cafeteria look - light and airy but some artwork and views of Burma.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Here is a little video, but done when there was absolutely no décor. Indeed, as the ladies say, it looks very clean, which must have taken a lot of work, as the café there beforehand was a filthy dump (and not in a nice way). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgmsnn...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        marblebag Aug 30, 2013 12:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Can someone go eat there with me? I can't eat most dishes alone.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hungryann Aug 30, 2013 03:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Time for a chow down?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            marblebag Sep 12, 2013 02:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The last one I attended was for Qing Hua dumpling on St-Marc!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hey, I was there...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    stak May 3, 2013 12:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I had a banh mi from the dep the other day. I was on my way home at lunchtime, looking for a cheap bite and this fit the bill. Can't beat $3! The fillings were a bit on the skimpy side but what do you expect for that price? Unfortunately, there was no cilantro in my sandwich but I was able to add some at home, along with more carrot & daikon pickle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      catroast May 3, 2013 12:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Which dep

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      by the way, you can find bahn mi for $3.50 that do not skimp on the fillings ;) like at VUA on St-Denis and de Maisonneuve.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        stak May 3, 2013 12:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Depanneur la Main, mentioned in Shattered's post (along with 2 other places) which I thought I was replying to, but I guess it wasn't clear.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    catroast Apr 30, 2013 01:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Quick burger" is opening in the doomed corner spot on St Cath west between St Math and St Marc. They have a pretty handsome old-fashiony sign in their window and they painted over all of the graffiti.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Chowhound Team Apr 30, 2013 06:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Folks, we've removed some replies here about the language of restaurant names. We know these issues are close to the hearts and minds of many Quebecers but they are just too far afield for Chowhound and lead to more off-topic discussion. Thanks for your understanding.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kirkcoleman May 1, 2013 11:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I walked by today, looks close to open. Similar name but do not think the same chain as the one from France and Belgium.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          denpanosekai May 1, 2013 12:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just for perspective, I mentioned "Giuseppe Burger" back in March 2012, in that same exact spot. They seemed ready to go back then, really wonder what's the hold up. Don't they wanna sell some burgers?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8236...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kirkcoleman May 1, 2013 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maybe same people as logo has italian colours ! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jay_81k May 19, 2013 07:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Its enough with the burger places already..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glaff Apr 30, 2013 12:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Noticed today that a new Cool&Simple is opening soon on Mont-Royal, between De la Roche and Christophe Colomb I think...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glaff May 30, 2013 03:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Now open at 1024 avenue Mont-Royal Est

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glaff Apr 28, 2013 08:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Another new interesting opening in the gay village: Nudo is opening a new place soon at 1285 Amherst. Facebook page was not updated since last month, so maybe it's already open actually.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              denpanosekai Apr 26, 2013 10:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Not a restaurant per se, but a "fine epicerie" is opening at 1486 Sherbrooke West, right next door to the Olivier Potier bakery. This is where they had "Java U opening soon" signs for years...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The name? Chez Giselle... they advertise a website at www.chezgiselle.com (or was it .ca?) but nothing online yet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Glaff Apr 26, 2013 02:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Crudessence is opening in the Atwater Market on May 16.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  catroast Apr 26, 2013 03:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  no kidding. are their other locations that popular? i've gone from time to time on mackay and it's never really hopping. the food is good so good luck to them!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff Apr 26, 2013 08:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I was wondering the same thing. I've never seen the one on Mackay full, especially compared to La Panthère Verte next door. I heard they will also open at Dix30 soon too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      catroast Apr 26, 2013 10:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the metro on beaumont, for a while, was selling their raw vegan cookies. 2 cookies for $8. they were gone a month later.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SnackHappy Apr 26, 2013 10:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Two cookies for eight dollars? No wonder it took them a month to sell them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shattered Apr 27, 2013 04:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It's funny, I hate most vegetarian restaurants (although Panthere Verte is great), I cook better veg food myself at home than the mostly bland stuff around town, and they're way overpriced (including PV).... and that's exactly why I should open one. Freaking cash cows.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            porker Apr 27, 2013 07:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yeah, but they looked like this

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              catroast Apr 27, 2013 08:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LOL they certainly didn't. they had sprouted grains and cashews and were kept in a fridge section. I was actually about to buy them when the cashier rang them up for 8 bux and change. They were tiny! but they actually did look wholesome and kind of good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourberryLily Apr 29, 2013 06:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I know that they get a lot of publicity on TV, the chef being invited to this and that show.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It seems really good, just a bit expensive. I wish them luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pub Le Rosemont is already open but will be holding its official opening tomorrow night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They have a kitchen, but I can't find a menu anywhere.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.lerosemont.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    https://www.facebook.com/LeRosemont

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shattered Apr 24, 2013 02:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The one photo of food on their fb page is of tartare:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Very original (*sarcasm*). Still, kudos I suppose for opening an upscale bar in that location.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      p.s. I don't understand at all how tartares have become pub food. Last thing I want holding down my booze is raw meat. But I guess they're not true pubs and they're not drawing a drinking crowd; they're swishy places for a light dinner with a glass on the side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The question then becomes: do we need sort of a 'classification/demarcation board' to keep these places from calling themselves pubs and misleading the rest of us who like an honest brew, no frills?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        catroast Apr 24, 2013 03:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        copious amounts of wine and tartar go well together

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourberryLily Apr 25, 2013 06:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I see fries as well, so possibly it's just that one dish that stands out. Maybe the owner didnt think it through and just thought it would look good on a picture (

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That being said, when i go to a pub with friends, i'm always dismayed at the lack of healthy choices and end up ruining my diet just to be among friends.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glaff Apr 24, 2013 01:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Invitation V, a new vegan bistro in the Mile-End, is opening today. 254 Rue Bernard O.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        https://www.facebook.com/TheVeganPlace

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glaff Apr 18, 2013 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A new cookie shop called La Cardeline opened last week in Rosemont (1123 rue Beaubien Est).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Small review: http://www.katerinerollet.com/boutiqu...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weird idea... they look good, but... can you really stay open for a long time by selling little cookies only? Anyway, I'll try them soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lagatta Apr 18, 2013 05:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They do look nice and usually that type of petits biscuits are not overly sweet, which is pleasant. By the way, 1123, rue Beaubien est is in la Petite-Patrie, not Rosemont. Rollet's error, not yours - it is one of those arrondissements that incorporates more than one historic neighbourhood (like CDN/NDG farther west), and like that one, the border is a bit fuzzy, but it is well to the east of 1123 east. That is just east of Christophe-Colomb, think it may have been the former
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dumpling shop.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Edited to add: it was: Lin & Lin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Such a place might succeed with a lot of takeaway and providing treats for restaurants, hotels etc. Who knows?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rolletkaterine Apr 18, 2013 09:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sorry Lagatta but it's actually called Rosemont-La Petite Patrie (More precisely St-Edouard district) I shorten it to Rosemont.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/pa...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              But about success, you're right. You need to sale a lot of $2.85 cookie to pay your rent...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lagatta Apr 19, 2013 03:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That is the name of the borough. It is composed of those two neighbourhoods, just as the Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough is composed of those two pre-existing neighbourhoods. Rosemont is the eastern part of my borough, approximately east of Iberville, or the 1st avenue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In La Petite-Italie, I do not live in Rosemont! I do, however, live in St-Edouard, named after the very large greystone church at the corner of St-Denis and Beaubien (to get back to food, Vietnamese restos Pho Tay Ho and Y Lan are located right there).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Glaff Apr 19, 2013 05:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rosemont or Petite-Patrie... the important thing is that we're not calling it Mile-Ex ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glaff Apr 17, 2013 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Barbounya, another new turkish restaurant is going to open soon on Laurier in the old Salute location (234 Laurier Ouest). Don't really know any details, just saw that here: https://foursquare.com/mayssamaha/che...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fintastic Apr 17, 2013 02:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That small section of town is getting to be a bit of a hotbed of Turkish and other middle-eastern food. Two brand new Turkish restaurants within 1.5 blocks!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Glaff Apr 24, 2013 08:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Looks like it's a collaboration between Chez Victoire and Su. Opening May 15.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                chilipepper Apr 16, 2013 07:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cacao 70 is now open on Ste Catherine in the Gay Village, a few doors away from the new Dunn's

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. kpzoo Apr 16, 2013 05:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A new café has opened in the old Java U spot on Monkland near Girouard - has anyone been? Sign says they also do breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also on Monkland, has anyone tried Yatta Sushi & Robata, near Wilson?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff Apr 16, 2013 03:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Looks like Lawrence is planning to open a butcher shop soon: https://twitter.com/Restonomy/status/...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      causeimhungry Apr 16, 2013 03:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That's the best news I heard today! I can't wait.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maximilien May 29, 2013 02:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        facebook page of the Boucherie is now created.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Boucherie is opening on june 11.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          williej May 29, 2013 04:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          where? link?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JerkPork May 29, 2013 05:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            https://www.facebook.com/BoucherieLaw...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              stak May 29, 2013 07:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It's on St-Laurent a few doors north of Lawrence resto (which is at Fairmount).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JerkPork Apr 16, 2013 07:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It looks like a new spot opened up across the street from Caffe in Gamba. I think it's a Greek restaurant, but I didn't get a good look. Maybe someone else has a better idea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glaff Apr 12, 2013 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Groupe Europea (Jérôme Ferrer) announced that they will open a new Café in the new Musée Grévin to open soon. Probably similar to Café Birks:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Le Grand Chef Relais et Châteaux Jérôme Ferrer, mettra, avec son équipe, la touche finale à l'expérience sensorielle du musée Grévin Montréal avec Café Grévin par Europea entouré du grand chef pâtissier Jean-Marc Guillot, Meilleur Ouvrier de France et Champion du Monde de pâtisserie et son ami Francis Reddy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Un resto-boutique avec une restauration au comptoir, adapté à la clientèle du centre Eaton et du musée Grévin avec Petit-déjeuner à la parisienne, boites à lunch et salades repas à consommer sur place ou à emporter, et un rayon de boulangerie et de fines pâtisseries, feront de ce lieu d'attraction, une nouvelle destination gourmande pour les montréalais."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              williej Apr 12, 2013 01:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              What, and where, is Musee Grevin?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SnackHappy Apr 12, 2013 02:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It's a wax museum in the Eaton Centre.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EaterBob Apr 12, 2013 05:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And so starts the slow steady descent towards insignificance... sigh.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff Apr 12, 2013 05:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Start? Musée Grévin started more than 130 years ago in Paris...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EaterBob Apr 13, 2013 06:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This isn't Wax Museum Hound...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shattered Apr 14, 2013 10:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I think what EaterBob is saying is that opening in a wax museum is the beginning of the end for Europea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glaff Apr 15, 2013 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No difference between that and Café Birks and Espace Boutique. They're basically all the same concept.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EaterBob Apr 15, 2013 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Exactly. One is special, two is alright, three is pushing it, and four is either a cash grab or franchising or attempting to cash in on name recognition or some combination of all three. Which is not good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mangoannie Apr 15, 2013 02:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think it is good combo idea as the other dining options in museums around the city are dead, and this should be an improvement to options in the malls. The Grevin museum is suppose to be an destination entertainment venu so hopefully europea will pick up on that in their menu choices.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourberryLily Apr 16, 2013 06:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We have a wax museum? Is it popular? This is a really bizarre choice for another Europea Cafe, in my eyes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maximilien Apr 16, 2013 06:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We used to have a was museum (on Cotes de Neiges); and it was turned into a Commensal outlet for a few years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kpaxonite Apr 16, 2013 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Its opening soon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Glaff Apr 16, 2013 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @SourberryLily

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not really bizarre... look at the Café Grévin in Paris : www.cafegrevin.com.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No i mean its a bizarre choice in Montreal. The museum is fairly new and will be on the 5th floor of an already booming shopping center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wax museums aren't the biggest success stories in my book already, i wonder if the restaurant will benefit from enough visibility if it relies on foot traffic from museum visitors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You can't compare it to an already established location in Paris.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          catroast Apr 16, 2013 11:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the owner must know something you don't

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourberryLily Apr 16, 2013 02:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I sure hope you're right!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shattered Apr 16, 2013 03:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Actually, wax museums are hugely popular with people who seriously lack imagination on vacation and/or need to upload a steady stream of 'funny' photos to facebook (which is unfortunately a lot of ppl.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              IOW, I agree this is very downscale for Europea, from what I know of their rep (never been there, tho).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mangoannie Apr 17, 2013 02:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I dont know if you have kids shattered but my family really enjoyed the wax museum in Paris, less so the one on st Mary rd in Montreal. There were plenty of historical figures as well as more familiar ones to children, anyways it is an outing that could be of interest especially when weather is dreary. I sometimes wonder if the commenters here who have negative people remarks have actually visited the places themselves, just wondering.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  williej Apr 17, 2013 03:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just seems odd to have a museum inside a mall and not on the street. Same question goes for putting a restaurant in a mall. You miss all the street traffic that way.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourberryLily Apr 18, 2013 06:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Exactly williej. Without being visible to foot traffic, the restaurant has to rely on museum clientele or having a reputation big enough so that people would seek it out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    So all in all, if the restaurant is indeed on the 5th floor of the eaton center, it will be somewhat dependant on the success of the museum.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Glaff Apr 18, 2013 08:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's the same for Café Birks no? You have to be inside to know that there's a café.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourberryLily Apr 18, 2013 11:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Isn't there #Cafe Birks inside" printed on the windows, in front of Birks, or something like that?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          catroast Apr 18, 2013 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Joe Shmo on the street does not go to Cafe Birks on a whim. It is a destination, generally (e.g., they take reservations for lunch!) I am sure they get some foot traffic, as I am sure the Eaton Center location will too with proper signage. I can't imagine that too many people stop in for a $40 per person lunch just like that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          williej Apr 18, 2013 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There is a big big difference between being on the 5th floor of a mall and being inside a store at the street level.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I agree with others, people will go to the new restaurant as a destination. Being inside a mall though does limit street recognition. I often find out about restaurants while window shopping; inside a mall you wouldn't do that so much.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pics of the museum opening:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ok, I'll give them pts for the local touches (Patrick Roy, John & Yoko bed-in, etc.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            @mangoannie: I don't know too many preteens or parents of said humans with time for social media, so it was not them I was taking the piss outta.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I don't know how new it is, but last night I noticed Dolce & Gateaux on the corner or Bernard and Clark.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A quick search of this board came up with bupkis, so I thought I'd mention it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Glaff Apr 11, 2013 07:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's new. I saw it 2 weeks ago and it was not yet opened. I hope there's more than what we see on the Facebook page... because if there's one thing the world doesn't need is another cupcake shop.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SnackHappy Apr 11, 2013 07:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They seem to do a lot of those fondant cakes that make up half of the Food Network's programming. Not that I find any more exciting than cupcakes,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        stak May 11, 2013 06:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stopped in today. I must say, I have no problem with cupcakes. Yes, they were all trendy & they are hard to eat gracefully, but they can be so damn tasty, who cares. This place has a lot of cupcake flavours, but also gelato, espresso drinks, cakes, panini, decorated cookies, and other treats. I tried a limoncello cupcake (good lemony flavour topped with meringue, which I was not crazy about) and coco lime (really delicious, filled with lime curd and topped with a wonderful fluffy buttery not-too-sweet icing). The cake itself was a bit on the dry side but I prefer that to overly moist & gummy. With the filling & icing, the overall effect was not dry at all. Staff were very friendly & kind.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glaff Apr 11, 2013 06:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A new sandwich place called Le Sanbox is opening soon in the Mile-End (5448 St-Laurent)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          yeggy Apr 10, 2013 01:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There's a new Parthenon on Queen Mary, a few doors west of Second Cup. I tried it once, not impressed will try it again some other time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            When I went to Abu Elias yesterday, I noticed that the place across the street that served Lebanese breakfast has closed and that a Poulet Bronzé will be opening soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Also, I don't know if someone has posted about this elsewhere, but there's now a Curry & Naan in the same strip as Abu Elias.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nikkori Apr 9, 2013 07:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Balila? Gone? :(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourberryLily Apr 10, 2013 07:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I tried to go once and it was empty. I mean literally, there was no clerk, no music, nobody greeted me at the counter. Awkward, not very inviting. We just went to abu elias.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not surprising they are closed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C70 Apr 10, 2013 04:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I scooped C&N in the 2012 thread, it's taken that long for them to open. Still not open yet as of today, but it looked ready.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Glaff Apr 6, 2013 03:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A new pastry shop called Mlles Gâteaux opened today in Villeray (363 rue Villeray). Nice pictures! You might recognize the style if you've been to Pastaga before, one of the girl was the pastry chef there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    carolilas Apr 7, 2013 05:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They were in La Presse yesterday.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      chililala Apr 9, 2013 05:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I was there by accident on opening day. Amazing stuff, and I don't say that lightly. Tried 2 cupcakes, vanilla and chocolate - caramel. Both were lightly frosted and filled. The cake itself somehow rich and airy. The frosting on the vanilla had a hint of sour cream, and the filling seemed to have some white chocolate in a dense and subtly- sweet pastry cream. The chocolate was filled with an unctuous and fluid caramel that had none of the cloying sweetness the latter often has. Also tried an amazing passionfruit tartelette, a plain and perfect croissant, and a very nice cheese bread. Recommend highly!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Glaff Apr 5, 2013 01:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sefa, a new turkish restaurant on Parc between Laurier and Fairmount, opened recently. Looks interesting.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SnackHappy Apr 5, 2013 01:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, that looks promising. I might just have to go try it out myself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourberryLily Apr 5, 2013 02:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ooooooo!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Looks really nice, though on the high end of my budget.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glaff Apr 5, 2013 07:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Here's a mini review with pictures http://www.katerinerollet.com/restaur...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JerkPork Apr 5, 2013 12:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anyone know anything about this place, http://suwumontreal.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Seems like it just opened yesterday, St Laurent corner Prince Arthur.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SnackHappy Apr 5, 2013 12:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            House-made pogos are the new pulled-pork.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              catroast Apr 5, 2013 12:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              not enough places serve pulled pork

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SnackHappy Apr 5, 2013 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That's why this city needs food trucks serving $12 pulled-pork sandwiches.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  catroast Apr 5, 2013 12:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I know you have a thing for hating on specific types of food but my attitude is that in montreal, a city deprived of just about every north american amenity, more is always better.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SnackHappy Apr 5, 2013 01:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I actually love pulled-pork when it's good and reasonably priced. What I hate is the overabundance of shitty and/or overpriced pulled-pork. There was a point not long ago when every casual or "rustic" restaurant in the city was serving it in one form or another because it's cheap to make and it sells like hot cakes. What I hate is the tyranny of any dish that becomes overly trendy never the dish itself. I'll eat anything if it's good. I think what the Montreal food scene needs most is more diversity. Every restaurant in the city serving the same thing is not diversity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anyway, this is about hipster pogos – Something I actually find quite intriguing and am looking forward to trying out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      catroast Apr 5, 2013 02:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      you would pay $8 for a pogo egad

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SnackHappy Apr 5, 2013 06:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I never said I would pay $8 for a pogo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lagatta Apr 5, 2013 03:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm sorry you are feeling that way, catroast. I had visitors from Toronto and from NYC recently and they were raving about the amenities here. À chacun son goût, I guess.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      porker Apr 5, 2013 01:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The newly formed Joint Oversight Committee on Multi-Burrough Food Truck Sanitation Safety and Exclusivity first has to decide if pulled-pork sandwiches are "junk food" or not...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SnackHappy Apr 5, 2013 01:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LOL

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sir_jiffy Apr 9, 2013 10:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They probably need to do a survey before deciding if it is indeed junk food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Then do opposite of survey results.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kirkcoleman Apr 5, 2013 12:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No but nice website - looks good

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shattered Apr 5, 2013 08:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What?! It looks like it was thrown together by a 12 year old who just discovered Pinterest.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shattered Apr 5, 2013 08:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Well, first off I'll be damned if I can find their address or anything else. Their page is a tumbler feed with nothing under the headings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Even more egregiously, it started playing some shite rap that drowned out my Elvis. Fuck with Elvis and you be gettin' a cap in yo' azz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Okay maybe not but you won't get my 'benjamins'.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glaff Apr 5, 2013 08:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The address in on the announcement of the launch party (in English only of course). Third image from the top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ... Was the "neighborhood bar" really necessary to the name? Bar de quartier is too French?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          catroast Apr 5, 2013 09:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          you're right. it's pretty stupid and inflammatory

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          their fried chicken on biscuit sandwich looks good tho :x

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kirkcoleman Apr 8, 2013 05:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The food / menu / decor looks good and stretch of St laurnent has been dying - area is in dire need of some investment / quality food!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Le Smoking Vallée has announced on its Facebook that they will be opening a new BYO at 200 Beaubien Est. That's where Poyo Loco is now. I hadn't noticed that they had closed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      https://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        alinemramos Apr 3, 2013 09:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dunn's has a new location, in the Village, which opened on April 1st, I think: 1336 Ste-Catherine Est.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          westaust Apr 3, 2013 10:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Toronto chain Bier Markt to open end of autumn in the place of 1221 Steakhouse (ex. Queue) which is closing at the end of this month.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shattered Apr 3, 2013 09:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bier Markt, eh? Good luck with that. The OQLF agents will be on it like fat kids on the last smartie the day it opens.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              artstate Apr 4, 2013 08:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Easy to avoid by putting "restaurant" before the name. Although, grammatically speaking, Bier Markt isn't in a particular language

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SnackHappy Apr 4, 2013 08:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah, I don't see what Shattered is on about. AFAIK, the name Bier Markt doesn't break any of the language rules.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  catroast Apr 4, 2013 09:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  especially not if it is a registered trademark which it probably is

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    porker Apr 4, 2013 10:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Perhaps because they're coming from Ontario?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thats the way I took it; new, high-profile resto in Montreal with a parent company from Ontario just might have the OLFQ agents salivating right now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    However, they have a foothold here already with Eastside Marios and Caseys, so I don't think they're going to flub up TOO much on the language thing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maximilien Apr 4, 2013 12:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They just could have re-branded the restaurant name to French !!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shattered Apr 4, 2013 01:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lol, okay, can you tell I don't speak German? I guess you guys are right, it will be okay. Then again, who thought 'pasta' or 'caffe' would be problems?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Time will tell.