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Maximilien Dec 10, 2013 10:18 AM

(let's see if the trimestrial topic works for next year.)

Boulangerie Guillaume will close it current location on January 1st and re-open at 5132 St-Laurent on January 17.

http://boulangerieguillaume.com/?p=327

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    EaterBob Dec 24, 2013 11:09 AM

    According to this tweet Le Serpent is finally opening...
    https://twitter.com/lesleychestrman/s...

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      Simon Patrice Dec 25, 2013 07:58 PM

      So, does anyone know what kind of food they're going to serve? And while we're at it, any idea where the name comes from?

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        iharrison Dec 27, 2013 10:08 AM

        Not sure about the name but this may help.

        http://montreal.eater.com/archives/2013/11/21/your-first-look-at-le-serpent.php

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

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          Simon Patrice Dec 27, 2013 06:26 PM

          Thanks a lot!

          That gives me a good idea.

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            Fintastic Dec 28, 2013 04:41 PM

            Considering this was announced way back in August 2012 and was originally supposed to open in December 2012 then June 2013, I'd say it's about time!! This may be the longest restaurant development in Montreal history.

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          Foodista38 Dec 29, 2013 09:32 PM

          Yes, apparently, it's italian. Specialised as a "rotisserie".

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        EaterBob Dec 24, 2013 11:18 AM

        And it appears that Burger Royale on Saint Laurent did not make it to 2014...

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          SnackHappy Dec 24, 2013 11:36 AM

          The paper in the window says they are closed for the holidays.

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            EaterBob Dec 24, 2013 12:32 PM

            It's been up for about two weeks or so... That's a mighty long holiday vacation.

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              Glaff Dec 24, 2013 04:15 PM

              And who paper their windows for vacations anyway.

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                maj54us Dec 27, 2013 08:19 AM

                That place was very disapointing on my only visit. 8$ for a plain burger with a paty that was thin was just ridiculous.

                For that price I expected a great taste out of this world and It was just a burger. Why pay 8$ when you can have better at half price..

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              Shattered Dec 28, 2013 08:04 AM

              There was a sign before the current one saying they had water damage. That's why it's been closed a while and is papered up. Who knows when/if they'll re-open - seeing as it took Romados 6 freaking months to deal with their insurance rip-off artists and get back up...

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                EaterBob Dec 28, 2013 08:09 AM

                The water damage sign was for the bakery a couple of doors further south.

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              Shattered Feb 17, 2014 10:46 AM

              Burger Royale is open again.

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              Glaff Dec 31, 2013 11:53 AM

              Les Petits Gâteaux de Marie-Jo on St-Zotique is closing in january.

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                chilipepper Jan 1, 2014 07:53 PM

                Juliette et chocolat in Le Faubourg appears to be open(though I'd heard it opened late last month).

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                  williej Jan 1, 2014 08:55 PM

                  Is it inside? Is it on the 2nd floor or at street level?

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                    Fintastic Jan 1, 2014 08:56 PM

                    Street level. I think the former Bell store, or thereabouts.

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                      williej Jan 1, 2014 09:49 PM

                      Thanks. Yes, the old Bell space was vacant for awhile. Oh goody, another place to indulge in while down in that area!

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                  chilipepper Jan 3, 2014 08:46 PM

                  Sweet Lee's Twitter:

                  @SweetLeesBakery: Welcome to 2014! We are now officially OPEN! Make your day start off better & visit our new HQ! Delicious treats, food & coffee! #verdunluv

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                    kpzoo Jan 3, 2014 09:18 PM

                    4150 Wellington in Verdun to save others a few clicks.

                    I guess this is a second location? Or did they move from St-Henri?

                    http://sweetlees.ca/

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                      BLM Jan 3, 2014 09:43 PM

                      They were in St-Henri before(pretty near-by). Now they're on the main street instead of a side street.

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                        chilipepper Jan 3, 2014 11:30 PM

                        Good for them but bad for me; used to be nearby too. :(

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                    eat2much Jan 4, 2014 07:56 AM

                    I heard a rumour over the holidays that Olive & Gourmando will be moving further west on St-Paul (i.e. just west of McGill) early in the new year.

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                      denpanosekai Jan 8, 2014 01:10 PM

                      Bizarre, St-Paul west of McGill is borderline no-man's land.

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                        EaterBob Jan 8, 2014 01:17 PM

                        If the rumor is true it won't be anymore...

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                          eat2much Jan 8, 2014 01:39 PM

                          Location is supposedly the old Encadrex space at 620 St-Paul W.

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                            denpanosekai Jan 8, 2014 02:05 PM

                            The last rumor I heard about that space was that the US embassy would build new digs there.

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

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                            Glaff Jan 8, 2014 01:44 PM

                            Yeah I think Olive & Gourmando could open almost anywhere and still be crowded.

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                              EaterBob Jan 8, 2014 02:16 PM

                              I think they'd be pushing it if the moved to Ahuntsic or Repentigny. But as long as there is a "we've moved to..." sign at the old location until all the guidebooks and websites get updated they'll be fine.

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                                sweettoothMTL Jan 9, 2014 08:05 AM

                                You've never been to la Bête à Pain if you think that about Ahuntsic...the only lost in customers would be tourist.

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                                  lagatta Jan 9, 2014 08:34 AM

                                  Or many other places along Fleury. Not to mention parts of boulevard Gouin, by Rivière-des-Prairies (the northern edge of the island).

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                          Siumaieater Jan 10, 2014 04:02 PM

                          Well, turns out rumour is false: http://montreal.eater.com/archives/20...

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                            BLM Jan 10, 2014 08:41 PM

                            On Thursday(Jan 9), I was at Olive & Gourmando & also asked a person working at O&G, & she told me it was false(they're not moving at all).

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                          JerkPork Jan 6, 2014 10:02 AM

                          According to Le St Urbain/Bete a Pain Twitter account, a new butcher shop will be opening up on Fleury (near Bete a Pain). Not necessarily by the same owners as St Urbain though.

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                            EaterBob Jan 6, 2014 10:52 AM

                            More details here http://montreal.eater.com/archives/20...

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                              lagatta Jan 6, 2014 11:17 AM

                              Well, it certainly looks like that stretch of Fleury is picking up a bit. Most food-related businesses there are farther east.

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                            Maximilien Jan 7, 2014 03:50 PM

                            According to different sources, Rapido (st-denis st.) is supposed to close soon.

                            Never been.

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                              EaterBob Jan 8, 2014 06:29 AM

                              That would not be good at all. How reliable would you say that your sources are?

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                                SnackHappy Jan 8, 2014 06:57 AM

                                There's an article on the Journal de Montreal web site, but it's behind a paywall.

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                                  Glaff Jan 8, 2014 07:14 AM

                                  Here's the article:

                                  Rendez-vous obligé des fêtards à la fermeture des bars, le restaurant Rapido a fermé ses portes, hier soir, après environ 25 ans d’existence.

                                  C’est une chicane entre propriétaires, celui du restaurant et celui de la bâtisse, qui aura mené à la fermeture de cette vénérable institution du Plateau, située au coin des rues Saint-Denis et Mont-Royal.

                                  «Ça faisait deux ans que je demandais au propriétaire de l’édifice de réparer une fuite d’eau dans le plafond, près des salles de bain», a expliqué Georges, un des copropriétaires du restaurant, qui était un peu réticent à donner une entrevue.

                                  «C’était dangereux pour les clients. S’il pleut, ça coule autant à l’intérieur. J’ai voulu le réparer, mais le propriétaire du bâtiment n’a rien voulu savoir. J’ai épuisé toutes mes ressources dans ce dossier et je ne pouvais pas continuer comme ça.»

                                  Voyant que leurs plaintes ne menaient nulle part et pour mettre de la pression, les propriétaires du Rapido ont décidé de cesser de payer le loyer. C’est là qu’ils se sont retrouvés en cour.

                                  «Ça s’est réglé à l’amiable, mais nous avons décidé de mettre la clé dans la porte», a dit Georges, cachant mal déception et tristesse à quelques heures de la fin.

                                  LE RAPIDO DE CARMEN ?

                                  Les propriétaires songent à peut-être rouvrir le Rapido à une nouvelle adresse. Mais pour l’instant, ils préfèrent laisser la poussière retomber.

                                  Mais une autre option pourrait être envisageable, alors que la plus ancienne employée, Carmen Laciancio, n’a pas dit son dernier mot et souhaiterait acheter le restaurant, tout simplement.

                                  Les oiseaux de nuit du Plateau Mont-Royal qui ont déjà mis les pieds dans ce restaurant ouvert 24 heures y ont immanquablement croisé cette dame de 69 ans, qui était le visage et l’âme de l’endroit.

                                  La sexagénaire se retrouve aujourd’hui sans emploi, mais n’a aucune envie de prendre sa retraite et déjà plusieurs restaurants du coin l’ont courtisée.

                                  Carmen est un personnage en soi. Elle parle à ses clients comme s’ils étaient ses propres enfants et ne se laisse surtout pas marcher sur les pieds si certains sont un peu trop ivres.

                                  «J’aime parler avec les gens, aider ceux qui ont des problèmes avec la boisson. J’ai de la peine. C’est difficile à prendre, car c’était comme chez moi», a-t-elle confié, au lendemain de son dernier quart, après 24 ans de service.

                                  La serveuse d’origine italienne n’a pas non plus la langue dans sa poche. «Je ne juge personne, mais s’ils avaient payé le loyer, tout ça ne serait pas arrivé», a-t-elle lancé.

                                  «Carmen était un peu la reine ici, connaissant presque tous les clients. Elle mérite toute l’attention, car le resto, c’est un peu à elle», a souligné son patron, le trémolo dans la voix.

                                  La petite dame blonde, appréciée de tous, pourrait donc faire en sorte que le restaurant soit officiellement le sien, en lui donnant une deuxième vie.

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                                    EaterBob Jan 8, 2014 08:30 AM

                                    Thanks for the article, but that sucks big time.

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                                      EaterBob Jan 8, 2014 10:00 AM

                                      And the La Presse article (with video)
                                      http://www.lapresse.ca/vivre/gourmand...

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                                chilipepper Jan 7, 2014 08:09 PM

                                Not an opening but added opening hours:

                                @sataybros: More Satay for 2014! Now open Wednesdays til 22:00! Wednesday to Sunday 10:30 to 22:00!

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                                  Glaff Jan 8, 2014 10:13 AM

                                  Sel Gras is now open.
                                  https://www.facebook.com/RestaurantSe...

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                                    Glaff Jan 9, 2014 12:54 PM

                                    Not a 2014 opening, but I think it was never reported in 2013: there's a new banh mi place on Sainte-Catherine in the Quartier des Spectacles called Le Viet. This is actually where D Liche opened their second location, they don't have a store, juste a space in that restaurant.

                                    Just had a delicious tofu banh mi for lunch there for a big 4$.

                                    292 Sainte-Catherine ouest.
                                    http://www.leviet.ca/
                                    https://www.facebook.com/levietsandwich

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                                      lagatta Jan 9, 2014 03:05 PM

                                      Yes, I forgot to report on that. A lovely "dépanneur" when working at Place des Spectacles.

                                    2. hala Jan 9, 2014 07:57 PM

                                      Mai Xiang Yuan has a sign in the window saying they are closed for painting and cleaning.

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                                        withaflourish Jan 23, 2014 06:03 PM

                                        Any news as to when they're re-opening? Seems odd to be closed right before Chinese New Year...

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                                          vabou Mar 2, 2014 02:06 PM

                                          Mai Xiang Yuan is opening a new location : 1929 Ste-Catherine Ouest. First day tomorrow.

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                                            nochainsplease Mar 5, 2014 06:39 PM

                                            The original location on St-Laurent is reopened. Same people, same phenomenal dumplings. The only change seems to be a new... carpet.

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                                          Glaff Jan 10, 2014 06:50 AM

                                          There's a new café on St-Laurent between Duluth and Rachel called Café Code Black. Second location from a café in Melbourne, Australia. Looks like it's the year for Australian coffee place on St-Laurent with Café Melbourne opened last autumn.

                                          4095, boul. Saint-Laurent
                                          https://www.facebook.com/CodeBlackCof...

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                                            twinkie83 Jan 14, 2014 03:46 PM

                                            yelp reviews, http://www.yelp.ca/biz/caf%C3%A9-code...

                                            seems to have an attitude problem

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                                              JerkPork Jan 14, 2014 04:39 PM

                                              Not really fair to say that based on two reviews, one being from a first time reviewer. Not exactly a huge sample size.

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                                                Glaff Jan 14, 2014 05:24 PM

                                                Yeah... I trust this kind of review as much as reviews from bloggers raving about a restaurant after its opening party.

                                                Anyway, it's just trash... it's not saying anything.

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                                                  Shattered Jan 15, 2014 06:16 AM

                                                  Absolutely. English review was literally one line, no details whatsoever. French guy seemed to make up his mind based on their logo, then took 300 words to say the coffee wasn't hot enough and they said goodbye in English - but service 'began' in French, ie. presumably when he was actually served at the counter. Call the language Gestapo! Gimme a break.

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                                            Glaff Jan 10, 2014 08:13 AM

                                            Another new opening (soon) on Notre-Dame:

                                            Rufus Rockhead, by the team behind Mangiafoco
                                            1726, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
                                            https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rufus-...

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                                              lagatta Jan 10, 2014 08:55 AM

                                              Do hope there will be live bands there. He was a legend.

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                                                Cookiehead Jan 10, 2014 10:03 AM

                                                It looks more like a DJ-based place, not live bands.

                                                At least that's what their Facebook page seems to be alluding. They're already hyping the line-up of DJs who will be playing there.

                                                And the opening hours are another giveaway: 4pm - 3am. I think this is going to be more a disco/club (whatever the word for it is these days) than a foodie place.

                                                I live a block away: I'm going to go for a walk later this afternoon and pass by the place. I think it's the strip where the now-defunct Jane was.

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                                                Glaff Jan 10, 2014 08:20 AM

                                                A new Vasco de Gama is opening in february at the airport. Also new at the airport: Archibald Microbrasserie (with 2 locations in Québec already) and Vino Volo (tapas).

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                                                  cherylmtl Jan 10, 2014 11:53 AM

                                                  Vino Volo is in airports all over the US and elsewhere in Canada - it's very highly regarded, although I have not have a chance to try it yet.

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                                                  Fintastic Jan 10, 2014 08:56 AM

                                                  The newly-opened Le Gladstone is already temporarily closed due to "extensive water damage". Given the construction to the building and the cold weather we can probably assume a pipe burst upstairs.

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                                                    denpanosekai Jan 10, 2014 11:15 PM

                                                    La Belle et la Boeuf (Burger + Beer kinda place) is expanding beyond Laval and into Faubourg Ste-Catherine's new street-level location. Looking forward to this, seems to have decent reviews online.

                                                     
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                                                      carolilas Jan 11, 2014 04:39 AM

                                                      Le Faubourg Ste-Catherine is experiencing a revival, it seems...

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                                                        denpanosekai Jan 11, 2014 07:02 AM

                                                        Right. I forget where I mentioned this but bahn mi shop VUA is also opening there, likely in the only remaining street spot. This summer.

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                                                          frogsteak Jan 15, 2014 08:17 AM

                                                          wow really???? damnit! I've been wanting Vua to open near Concordia for a dog's age! I'm glad that they're opening but I am finished at Concordia!!!

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                                                        Maximilien Jan 11, 2014 08:14 AM

                                                        "La Belle et LA Boeuf" ???? why LA ?

                                                        Is that a poor translation or am I not awake enough ?

                                                        (I know it is a reference to "La Belle et la Bête" (the beauty and the beast) )

                                                        Max.

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                                                          carolilas Jan 11, 2014 08:55 AM

                                                          Sadly, it's the right name...

                                                      3. SnackHappy Jan 11, 2014 04:08 PM

                                                        I don't know how new this is, but since it doesn't seem to have been reported here... I noticed a new branch of La Chilenita has opened at the corner of Roy and DeBullion.

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                                                          Fintastic Jan 12, 2014 08:48 PM

                                                          Amidst the closing of so much along the middle stretch of Notre Dame West between Atwater and the tracks, I've just noticed signs of life in the form of a tiny sandwich shop at the intersection of Rose-de-Lima. If I'm not mistaken it'll be called la Sandwicherie, or something of the sort. I'm not sure why, but something about it looks very promising - possibly the kind of establishment for which St. Henri is best suited.

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                                                            Siumaieater Jan 19, 2014 12:39 PM

                                                            I've looked for this but have not seen it

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                                                              Fintastic Jan 19, 2014 04:29 PM

                                                              It's called Sandwicherie St. Henri. Next to the comic store and and cat boutique. Not yet open - just brown paper.

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                                                                Siumaieater Jan 20, 2014 05:31 AM

                                                                Good to know. Hopefully as good as Campanelli!

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                                                              Fintastic Apr 6, 2014 05:35 PM

                                                              Sandwicherie St. Henri is now open, I think weekdays lunchtime-6pm. Its small but more seating than I'd expected and looks nice. I'll try it this week and report back,

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                                                              wattacetti Jan 13, 2014 10:24 AM

                                                              Online bakery venture Carmencita & David (http://www.carmencitaanddavid.com) now taking orders for alfajores, which in their interpretation make them look sort of like a South American macaron, and a limited list of baked goods.

                                                              Looks like launch is initially limited to serve denizens of St-Lambert and Longueuil, *and* delivery-only so no chance of pickup. Makes that a bit limiting.

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                                                                Glaff Jan 14, 2014 12:05 PM

                                                                Another new restaurant from Jeff Stinco (Rufus Rockhead, Mangiafoco), again on Notre-Dame Ouest.

                                                                Restaurant Shinji
                                                                1732, rue Notre-Dame Ouest

                                                                Opened this week.

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                                                                  Fintastic Jan 14, 2014 09:15 PM

                                                                  That stretch of Notre Dame has gone insane. According to Eater, Stinco also has a microbrewery registered to 1728 Notre dame, which is the small doorway separating Shinji and Rufus Rockhead.
                                                                  It's sad to look at the google street view of that stretch: a sea of wonderful antique stores captured just as the lights went out.

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                                                                    lagatta Jan 15, 2014 05:31 AM

                                                                    Yes, often these lightning changes bring a lot of dubious venues, though sometimes they get sorted out with time. I'm disappointed that "Rufus Rockhead" doesn't seem to be a club venue with live music.

                                                                    I was at the former Rufus Rockhead in the 1980s when Doudou of Le Soleil levant/The Rising Sun took over Rockhead's Paradise. Such an impressive venue, even in its dotage. Pity that it wasn't saved.

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                                                                      Siumaieater Jan 15, 2014 06:17 AM

                                                                      Well, lets hope that Stinco doesnt come up with thee Stinkers. These new places are obviously geared towards the influx of young professionals living in Griffintown.

                                                                      I agree that there really is a lack of any new bars or clubs focusing on live music, and it's a pity. It's one thing I enjoy about Toronto and Chicago. However, new legislation applicable to such establishments as Divan Orange and Il Motore is crippling.

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                                                                  Siumaieater Jan 14, 2014 12:12 PM

                                                                  Corner of Greene and Notre Dame, new place called BBQ Sud Ouest (terrible name) set to open soon. They advertise southern style BBQ ribs and the like, but strangely they also have pictures of rotisserie chicken - which has nothing to do with smoked BBQ chicken.

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                                                                    Ghostquatre Jan 17, 2014 06:44 AM

                                                                    sounds like New System BBQ

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                                                                      Fintastic Jan 17, 2014 09:08 AM

                                                                      St. Henri has a type...

                                                                  2. SnackHappy Jan 14, 2014 04:54 PM

                                                                    Richard Holder is teaming up with Charles-Antoine Crête and other partners to open up a 65 seat small plates resto-bar that will include an oyster bar. On paper, it seems like a bit of a yawner, but considering the people involved, it could be great.

                                                                    http://www.montrealinfo.com/fr/nouvel...

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                                                                      Glaff Jan 14, 2014 05:26 PM

                                                                      There was an article about it this weekend in La Presse too: http://www.lapresse.ca/vivre/gourmand.... Charles-Antoine will just help with the concept and the menu. After that he'll work on his own restaurant.

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                                                                        SnackHappy Jan 14, 2014 06:25 PM

                                                                        Oh well, I guess I'll trust La Presse over Montreal Info.

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                                                                      Jay123 Jan 15, 2014 02:52 PM

                                                                      Not sure if this has been posted before but Picks on St Marc appears to be closed (door and windows have been papered over).

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                                                                        cherylmtl Jan 16, 2014 11:09 AM

                                                                        There was a paper posted that said something about painting, but I'm not holding my breath...

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                                                                          Glaff Jan 16, 2014 12:35 PM

                                                                          Seems to be confirmed here: http://cultmontreal.com/2014/01/sayin...

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                                                                            denpanosekai Jan 19, 2014 06:06 PM

                                                                            It's closed for repairs. Not sure why cult mtl is so keen to pronounce pick's dead.

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                                                                              Jay123 Jan 22, 2014 03:35 PM

                                                                              The brown paper has been removed and I did see a "closed for repairs" sign. A man was also seen working inside. So there's still hope for kogos in the spring!

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                                                                              cherylmtl Jan 25, 2014 12:01 PM

                                                                              Walked by yesterday, and it is indeed open again.

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                                                                                Jay123 Jan 30, 2014 04:55 PM

                                                                                Enjoyed a lunch today of two kogos with honey-mustard sauce and spicy ketchup.

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                                                                              Glaff Jan 15, 2014 06:08 PM

                                                                              New restaurant from the Tapeo team coming soon called Mesón:
                                                                              https://twitter.com/Restotapeo/status...

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                                                                                sweettoothMTL Jan 17, 2014 08:22 AM

                                                                                In the space where Ginger was. I always thought it was a really nice space when biking past, glad to see a new restaurant there.

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                                                                                Maximilien Jan 17, 2014 05:45 AM

                                                                                The "new" Boulangerie Guillaume looks very nice.

                                                                                It opens on the 21st.

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                                                                                  lagatta Jan 17, 2014 07:41 AM

                                                                                  Thanks for saving me the trip - I was thinking of going there today, for the opening.

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                                                                                  Siumaieater Jan 19, 2014 12:44 PM

                                                                                  So the space formerly occupied by Mariani is now open with a new restaurant named «Cho», which un-excitingly advertises itself as Asian-fusion (as in «asian poutine»).

                                                                                  Mark my words: this will be terrible.

                                                                                  http://www.yelp.ca/biz/cho-montr%C3%A9al

                                                                                  http://www.restaurantcho.com/

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                                                                                    marblebag Feb 14, 2014 08:52 AM

                                                                                    If the bar on top of the O in their logo is an accent, it would mean "dog" in Vietnamese.

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                                                                                    alinemramos Jan 20, 2014 08:08 AM

                                                                                    Boustan has opened up shop on Sainte-Catherine East, on the corner of Saint Dominique (i.e. right next to Métropolis). If I'm not mistaken, the actual address is 19 Sainte-Catherine Est.
                                                                                    They opened this past Thursday, with some of the same staff from the Crescent shop. Same good food, low prices and late hours.

                                                                                    The guy there also told me they have opened/will be opening (not sure...) another Boustan on Côte-des-Neiges.

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                                                                                      denpanosekai Jan 20, 2014 09:04 AM

                                                                                      Cdn at?

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                                                                                        alinemramos Jan 20, 2014 11:21 AM

                                                                                        Don't know exactly. Sorry. The guy just mentioned it in passing. He said they plan to start opening a bunch of other locations as well.

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                                                                                        BLM Jan 20, 2014 09:13 AM

                                                                                        So original location is still operating or not? Who're the current owner(s) of Boustan?

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                                                                                          alinemramos Jan 20, 2014 11:22 AM

                                                                                          Yes. The original location is still operating. They just seem to be expanding the business. But no idea who the current owners are...

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                                                                                        Shattered Jan 20, 2014 09:55 AM

                                                                                        GoGo Lounge on St-Laurent closed after Saturday night. It'll re-open with a new concept for the spring.

                                                                                        http://montreal.tv/portail/blog/2014/...

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                                                                                          Glaff Jan 20, 2014 11:34 AM

                                                                                          The Furco team opened today a café next door called Café Parvis. Don't know the exact address, I just saw it on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/barfurco

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                                                                                            Shattered Jan 20, 2014 12:02 PM

                                                                                            https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caf%C3...

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                                                                                            Glaff Jan 21, 2014 12:59 PM

                                                                                            Another new restaurant in Griffintown, called Arëm. Anybody know where that is?: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=650291778362061&set=a.447459641978610.102903.445189975538910&type=1&theater

                                                                                            http://restaurantarem.com/
                                                                                            https://www.facebook.com/restaurantarem

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                                                                                              EaterBob Jan 21, 2014 01:05 PM

                                                                                              1619 William, or if you prefer, here: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1619+W...

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                                                                                                Siumaieater Jan 21, 2014 01:06 PM

                                                                                                On William street.

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                                                                                                  hala Jan 21, 2014 08:09 PM

                                                                                                  It's not very encouraging when the teaser says a ton about the decor and nothing about the food.
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                                                                                                  Imaginez un endroit underground sur la rue William dans Griffintown — une porte en acier avec le nom discret de l'établissement, un corridor rempli de lumières orientales, de sculptures et de peintures exotiques, une salle VIP fermée pour les very important people indeed, une cuisine immense, une salle à manger avec des luminaires exotiques, des tissus et des peintures sorties tout droit d'un film avec une table de DJ posée en hauteur; vous avez à peu près le prochain restaurant Arëm; ouverture officielle dans le semaine du 27 janvier. TRÈS exotique. TRÈS excentrique. TRÈS flamboyant et TRÈS original. À suivre attentivement. Je vous tiens au courant.

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                                                                                                    causeimhungry Jan 21, 2014 09:09 PM

                                                                                                    Trying a bit hard there.

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                                                                                                      SnackHappy Jan 22, 2014 03:09 AM

                                                                                                      That quote is from Jean-Philippe Tastet's Facebook, BTW, not from the restaurant.

                                                                                                      Anyway, seems like a place for the happy few and those who long to be part of the 1%. I've always thought Montreal was more or less immune to that kind of pretentiousness.

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                                                                                                        Glaff Jan 22, 2014 06:16 AM

                                                                                                        It is actually very encouraging when Tastet talks about your restaurant like that. He's probably the best critic in Montreal.

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                                                                                                        Maximilien Jan 22, 2014 06:16 AM

                                                                                                        Turkish-ish food is the new black ?

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                                                                                                          SnackHappy Jan 24, 2014 01:37 PM

                                                                                                          Here's an Eater Montreal article that doesn't make the place seem too appealing.

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

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                                                                                                            lagatta Jan 24, 2014 03:19 PM

                                                                                                            That sounds absurd, and that neighbourhood, while trendy, still doesn't have the solid bourgeois cred to sustain such (ridiculous) prices.

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                                                                                                              Shattered Jan 25, 2014 01:22 PM

                                                                                                              Their write-ups sound incredibly pretentious and vacant even by upscale restaurant standards, too.

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                                                                                                                Fintastic Jan 25, 2014 05:35 PM

                                                                                                                At least it's going to leave a beautiful corpse..

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                                                                                                              Siumaieater Jan 25, 2014 01:02 PM

                                                                                                              150$ prix fixe menu (and one of them is vegetarian). Ridiculous.

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

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                                                                                                                Shattered Jan 28, 2014 04:13 PM

                                                                                                                More on this bizarre restaurant here:
                                                                                                                http://montreal.eater.com/archives/20...

                                                                                                                The links are priceless.

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                                                                                                                  lagatta Jan 28, 2014 04:30 PM

                                                                                                                  Bizarre and disturbing. Those poor bakavas, at the crime scene.

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                                                                                                                    Shattered Jan 28, 2014 06:39 PM

                                                                                                                    Yeah, that video is disturbing (had to wait for intermission to watch it). The dry ice, the rocks, the flowers - I can't even tell where / what the food is.

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                                                                                                                      cherylmtl Jan 28, 2014 06:42 PM

                                                                                                                      Someone's been a little influenced by Alinea, perhaps?

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                                                                                                                Glaff Jan 24, 2014 08:12 AM

                                                                                                                Ô Plaisirs Gourmands (formerly Olivier Potier) has closed. I have not been there a lot since Potier left, but I guess it was predictable...

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                                                                                                                  denpanosekai Jan 24, 2014 09:08 AM

                                                                                                                  Predictable, really? I live nearby and this place was usually busy, especially in the morning.

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                                                                                                                    kpaxonite Jan 24, 2014 12:40 PM

                                                                                                                    So do I and Im surprised too... The other day I was thinking the new signs advertising lunch are quite nice ... the sandwiches were overpriced though. Hopefully a nicer owner will open a cafe there.

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                                                                                                                      denpanosekai Jan 25, 2014 07:43 PM

                                                                                                                      It was definitely open today. Employees inside and customers walking out with bags of bread. What up now, Glaff?

                                                                                                                       
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                                                                                                                        Glaff Jan 25, 2014 09:36 PM

                                                                                                                        Well that's good news. And someone should tell these people cause that's where I got the news: http://www.quartiersgourmands.com/

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                                                                                                                          cherylmtl Jan 25, 2014 11:03 PM

                                                                                                                          It's no longer called Olivier Potier, but to say it's closed is quite the error on their part! (and quite a relief to know it's not on ours!)

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                                                                                                                            Glaff Jan 26, 2014 04:22 AM

                                                                                                                            Yeah I thought the error was just on the name, because not everybody noticed that he left (even though these people should know).

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                                                                                                                  JohnnyGe Jan 24, 2014 01:24 PM

                                                                                                                  Looks like Caffe Italia on St. Laurent in Little Italy all papered over. A shame... Great espresso joint!

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                                                                                                                    Glaff Jan 24, 2014 02:30 PM

                                                                                                                    They're closed for renovations and reopening soon. There's a message on the door.

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                                                                                                                      lagatta Jan 24, 2014 03:21 PM

                                                                                                                      Thank God. I think I'd die.

                                                                                                                      This is not the first time they have done this. Usually their renovations are much-needed repairs and renovations.

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                                                                                                                        Simon Patrice Jan 24, 2014 07:15 PM

                                                                                                                        Somehow, Caffe Italia and renovations in the same sentence sounds weird but we'll see what it looks like.

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                                                                                                                          lagatta Jan 25, 2014 10:01 AM

                                                                                                                          Last time, it was just repainted, and perhaps they changed the toilet. The fixture, I mean, not the WC décor. It is still happily stuck in the 1950s.

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                                                                                                                        JohnnyGe Jan 25, 2014 11:47 AM

                                                                                                                        That'll teach me just to do a "drive-by" report....Shock to see though.

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                                                                                                                          Glaff Jan 25, 2014 01:18 PM

                                                                                                                          I'll confirm next time I pass in front. I think there was a date on the message but I don't remember.

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                                                                                                                            Simon Patrice Jan 25, 2014 07:53 PM

                                                                                                                            It is now open. I passed by today and it was quite full.

                                                                                                                    2. rwarren Jan 24, 2014 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                      Good riddance. Rubbery, tasteless little cupcakes that were way short on icing.

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                                                                                                                        SnackHappy Jan 24, 2014 08:04 PM

                                                                                                                        Pardon?

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                                                                                                                          BLM Jan 24, 2014 10:50 PM

                                                                                                                          Responding to who & what establishment?

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                                                                                                                            Glaff Jan 25, 2014 06:34 AM

                                                                                                                            Probably to the Les Petits Gâteaux de Marie-Jo closing.

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                                                                                                                              rwarren Jan 25, 2014 04:27 PM

                                                                                                                              Yes that was for the Petits Gâteaux. My Internet was a little persnickety last night and didn't fully draw the page, so my reply didn't plop in where I expected it.

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                                                                                                                          denpanosekai Jan 25, 2014 07:47 PM

                                                                                                                          Opening soon: cafe/restaurant "Pointati" 1458 Sherbrooke West (at Mackay) with seating capacity of 60.

                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                            Fintastic Jan 26, 2014 11:46 AM

                                                                                                                            Any idea when it's opening? Those "opening soon" signs have been in the windows for months.

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                                                                                                                              denpanosekai Jan 26, 2014 01:21 PM

                                                                                                                              Months? Are you sure you're not confusing Pointati with "Chez Gisele" a few doors west? Or Aunja which was "loading" for almost 6 months before finally opening?

                                                                                                                              Anyway, the transformation permit was issued by the city on December 18th 2013. Couldn't get a good peek inside, sorry.

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                                                                                                                                Fintastic Jan 28, 2014 04:27 PM

                                                                                                                                Definitely that restaurant and those signs, though the permit appears to be a more recent addition. I don't specifically remember when they first went up, but I actually noticed them before I ever noticed Aunja, which I first visited back in early December. By this I'd guess it's been two months at the least, but possibly more.

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                                                                                                                                  williej Jan 29, 2014 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                                  By the way, I loved Aunja the two times I have been there. You can select your teas and flavorings from the jars there and their soups are really good. It is also very quiet so a good space for meetings over tea. The owners are Iranian I believe so the soups have that flavour but they also have traditional (and big) sandwiches. Just west of Mackay on Sherbrooke.

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                                                                                                                                    Fintastic Feb 3, 2014 06:49 PM

                                                                                                                                    I agree. It's very nice! Some of the best cafe grub in town (at least West of downtown), always lots of free tables, and much longer hours than most cafes. They never seem too busy, but I hope things will pick up!

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                                                                                                                              denpanosekai Mar 29, 2014 06:24 PM

                                                                                                                              I'm not sure why the permit was issued for "Pointati" because the place is now called "Cafe Coffice". Yes, as in Cafe Office... maybe? Looks a bit sterile for a coffee shop, plus they are listing "business centre" as one of their functions. I think the concept would work better in the Quartier International but good luck to them!

                                                                                                                              http://www.cafecoffice.com/
                                                                                                                              https://www.facebook.com/cafecoffice

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                                                                                                                              FoodNovice Jan 28, 2014 06:27 PM

                                                                                                                              Looks like a Japanese restaurant will be opening in the old Kiano spot on City Councillors that has been vacant for the past couple of years - http://biiru.ca/

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                                                                                                                                pkzilla Feb 1, 2014 12:49 PM

                                                                                                                                Probably an izakaya based on the name (which is just 'beer').

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                                                                                                                                  FoodNovice Feb 2, 2014 02:40 PM

                                                                                                                                  Yep, according to Eater MTL it will be an izakaya...
                                                                                                                                  http://montreal.eater.com/archives/20...

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                                                                                                                                    BLM Feb 2, 2014 05:10 PM

                                                                                                                                    It's Ian Harrison to be specific. Give him credit.

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                                                                                                                                      pkzilla Feb 3, 2014 07:09 AM

                                                                                                                                      I'm getting my hopes up that this one might live up to the usual izakaya name (cheap beer, cheap good finger bar food, comfy pub atmosphere)...but that's asking for a lot I'm sure.

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                                                                                                                                        marblebag Feb 14, 2014 08:37 AM

                                                                                                                                        I went on opening (to the public) night. The food is beyond terrible for me. See separate post.

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                                                                                                                                          SnackHappy Feb 14, 2014 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                                          What post would that be?

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                                                                                                                                            kpzoo Feb 14, 2014 08:55 PM

                                                                                                                                            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/965384

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                                                                                                                                              SnackHappy Feb 14, 2014 08:59 PM

                                                                                                                                              Yes, the post "appeared" a couple of hours after I asked the question.

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                                                                                                                                                marblebag Feb 17, 2014 10:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                You're too fast for me. I was catching up on the board reading.

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                                                                                                                                  Glaff Jan 30, 2014 06:03 AM

                                                                                                                                  The Commensal on St-Denis and McGill are now called Végo: http://restovego.ca/

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                                                                                                                                    lagatta Jan 30, 2014 07:16 AM

                                                                                                                                    The "profiling" and such are really tacky (quétaine) but what really matters is the food. I trust they aren't weighing it any more.

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                                                                                                                                      westaust Jan 30, 2014 08:15 AM

                                                                                                                                      From what I read in this morning La Presse, they are still doing the weight formula for pricing.

                                                                                                                                      They got rid of the flexitarian meals, back to vegetarian only, new name and new recipes.

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                                                                                                                                    thegluttonousstudent Jan 30, 2014 11:26 AM

                                                                                                                                    I saw a new sign for a grills place on atwater and st. henri, looks very interesting

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                                                                                                                                      williej Jan 30, 2014 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                      Where exactly (st. henri is an area of the city and atwater is a street)

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                                                                                                                                        HungryLurker Jan 30, 2014 04:34 PM

                                                                                                                                        I'd hazard a guess that it's BBQ Sud-Ouest on Notre Dame and Greene (just west of Atwater),
                                                                                                                                        as mentioned by Suimaieater on Jan 14 below.

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                                                                                                                                      I had a bit of a freakout when I walked by La Mie Matinale and saw À Louer signs in the windows. "Those muffins! How will I live without those muffins?", I thought. I had a bus to catch so I couldn't stop in and ask what was up.

                                                                                                                                      Making my way to the metro, trying as fast as I could to get myself through the different stages of grief, I noticed a sign in the old Papas Tapas location further down Sainte-Catherine. Seems La Mie Matinale isn't closing for good but moving to a nicer, larger space.

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                                                                                                                                        denpanosekai Jan 31, 2014 08:40 AM

                                                                                                                                        I could swear I read about it on this forum, but I didn't find "faktorie" using the search tool....

                                                                                                                                        Burger Faktorie is open in the tunnel between PVM and Eaton Centre (apparently 733 Cathcart). The menu looks tasty and it sounds like an interesting spot.

                                                                                                                                        Any opinions yet? I was thinking about stopping by tonight, but it hit me: They're only open from 7AM to 7PM on Mon-Fri. So their meat probably isn't the freshest on Friday 6PM... or am I overthinking this?

                                                                                                                                        Website: http://www.burgerfaktorie.com/
                                                                                                                                        CultMTL tried to review: http://cultmontreal.com/2014/01/montr...

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                                                                                                                                          SnackHappy Jan 31, 2014 09:25 AM

                                                                                                                                          It was mentioned in the October-December thread under another spelling (boy, do I ever love this trend of frenglish business names). And even if you had spelled it "factory", you probably wouldn't have found it. The search tool has recently been "improved" which means that it's now impossible to find anything.

                                                                                                                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9183...

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                                                                                                                                          Glaff Feb 1, 2014 06:55 AM

                                                                                                                                          Ô Gateries, an all time favorite from Philippe Mollé, is opening a second pastry shop (their first is in Longueuil) in the Complexe Desjardins on february 4.

                                                                                                                                          100 Sainte-Catherine Ouest #103 (Metro level)
                                                                                                                                          https://www.facebook.com/Ogateries

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                                                                                                                                            jptimbaud Feb 8, 2014 03:37 PM

                                                                                                                                            "Le Maitre du Dumpling" chinese dumplings at 77 Jean-Talon Est at Sainte-Dominique. I've got high hopes that this will become a good pitstop post-JTM. Not open yet and the windows are covered up so you can't really see inside. Will keep monitoring and report back :)

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                                                                                                                                              Simon Patrice Feb 8, 2014 05:35 PM

                                                                                                                                              Boucherie du Marché is planned to open in March. I didn't even think they would open again.

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                                                                                                                                                lagatta Feb 8, 2014 06:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                That is wonderful news, especially if they keep their reasonable prices and array of all manner of foods. I do miss them. I had noticed people entering and exiting the premises recently, but that has happened at intervals since the fire.

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                                                                                                                                                FoodNovice Feb 10, 2014 06:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                Has anyone tried this new Egyptian place on St Mathieu -
                                                                                                                                                La Folie du Koshary?

                                                                                                                                                https://www.facebook.com/lafoliedukos...

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                                                                                                                                                  denpanosekai Feb 10, 2014 07:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                  No but I'd be curious to hear impressions. I live nearby and I've never seen anyone walk in or out of the place. It's changed names/concepts like 3 times over the past 12 months. It was an all-you-can-eat buffet late last year, and a sandwich place before that.

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                                                                                                                                                    hala Feb 10, 2014 05:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                    My friends have and they love it. They know a thing or two about Koshary. I, unfortunately, have not had the time to go.

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                                                                                                                                                      Jay123 Feb 26, 2014 05:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                      I went for lunch today. I ordered the koshary and taamia. Both were tasty and inexpensive (with tax under $11). I'd like to try the molokhya (chicken leg) plate next time. It is not in a great location, being up on the second floor. Walking by, it's easy not to notice the resto.

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                                                                                                                                                        kpzoo Feb 26, 2014 07:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                        I had the molokhya and a taste of my friends' koshary and spiced fries a few weeks back. Everything was very good and the waiter was friendly and encouraged us not to over-order, which I ended up appreciating even though I had big eyes originally. The place is a hole-in-the-wall, but cozy and welcoming vibe, with music playing and Egyptian celebrity photos on the wall.

                                                                                                                                                        Agree that the location is tricky, I nearly walked past it. They should improve the signage and make the door number easier to see too.

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                                                                                                                                                      denpanosekai Feb 10, 2014 07:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Bofinger on University is no more. They were closed temporarily due to water damage but last week the sign was changed to simply read CLOSED. Like them or not, there goes the only southern BBQ type place in the downtown core.

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                                                                                                                                                        Cookiehead Feb 23, 2014 01:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                        I just checked the Bofinger website and there's a note addressing the situation at the downtown restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                        In a nutshell, the owners of the building are converting it to condos and didn't renew Bofinger's lease. They claim to be looking for a new location within the same area and hope to make an announcement soon.

                                                                                                                                                        Of course with their new partnership (they sold 50% of the company last month) we'll soon be able to enjoy vac-pacs of Bofinger's ribs and meats at all grocery stores, a la Baton Rouge, Schwartz's, St. Hubert, Thai Express, Mike's, etc.

                                                                                                                                                        There's even Joe Beef steak spice now at my local Metro store (for an astronomical $5.95 a jar!)

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                                                                                                                                                        finefoodie55 Feb 10, 2014 08:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                        There has been no press on Bier Markt that took over the Queue de Cheval building on Rene Levesque.The rent must cost a fortune and no advertising or PR very strange. Do they expect to live on Tourists.Has anybody been and what is it all about ?

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                                                                                                                                                          denpanosekai Feb 10, 2014 09:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Have you walked by or are you just thinking out loud? Bier Markt is usually packed and they'll be coasting on rich DINKs for years once the condo towers are done.

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                                                                                                                                                            Glaff Feb 10, 2014 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                            You'll see a lot of articles about the opening party in December if you search on Google... so yes, there was PR and advertising.

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                                                                                                                                                              Fintastic Feb 10, 2014 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                              CultMTL, Gazette's Urban Expressions, HuffPost, etc etc did some rather positive write-ups shortly after opening. I imagine that between the after-work/hockey crowds and their vast beer menu (at least compared to most other bars downtown), business must be good enough that advertising dollars need not be spent. It ain't my cup o' tea, but the only time I tried to go it was completely packed.

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                                                                                                                                                                BLM Feb 10, 2014 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                They were everywhere with PR when they first opened.

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                                                                                                                                                                  alinemramos Feb 10, 2014 01:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Bier Markt opened at the end of 2013, which means opening reports and whatnots should actually be available here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8821...

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                                                                                                                                                                    westaust Feb 10, 2014 02:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Before hockey games and friday/saturday nights the place is packed, lunch time good crowd especially on thurs and friday, and good ambiance.

                                                                                                                                                                    Drinks: beer list speaks for itself
                                                                                                                                                                    Food: It's far from being michelin star food, but solid fares from what I ate the few times i'Ve been (schnitzels, charcuterie and cheese boards, croque monsieur, salads) Burgers and sandwiches were less interesting.

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                                                                                                                                                                      sweettoothMTL Feb 11, 2014 08:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      Food a cut above 3 brasseurs?

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                                                                                                                                                                        westaust Feb 11, 2014 12:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Yes a notch above 3 brasseurs, with better beer on top of it!

                                                                                                                                                                        Less greasy, less pub more mid range restaurant type

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                                                                                                                                                                          sweettoothMTL Feb 11, 2014 01:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Good to know, thanks.

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                                                                                                                                                                      iharrison Feb 14, 2014 06:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      No press? Not the case:
                                                                                                                                                                      http://montreal.eater.com/archives/20...

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                                                                                                                                                                      Chakadora Feb 10, 2014 04:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      After 10years, Cavalli is closing at the end of this month but claims something better will reopen in its place

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                                                                                                                                                                        Glaff Feb 11, 2014 12:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Patrice Demers is finally opening his pastry shop / dessert bar next week, february 20.

                                                                                                                                                                        2360 Notre Dame Ouest Montréal

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                                                                                                                                                                          Glaff Feb 19, 2014 12:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Can't wait... http://instagram.com/p/knEfYSIZTV/

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                                                                                                                                                                          Glaff Feb 11, 2014 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Comptoir 21 are opening their third location in march in Verdun.
                                                                                                                                                                          4844 rue Wellington
                                                                                                                                                                          https://www.facebook.com/Comptoir21

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                                                                                                                                                                            sophie.brunet Feb 12, 2014 07:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            I know this board is mainly focused on Montreal, but here is an opening in Gatineau that I will make sure to try next time Im there :
                                                                                                                                                                            :http://www.lapresse.ca/vins/actualite...

                                                                                                                                                                            Veronique Rivest the somelière (2nd at the world championship of someliers last years) is opening her own wine bar this april, called Soif, which will be on the rue Montcalm, in the Vieux Hull neighbourhood.

                                                                                                                                                                            Hope this works out it would be a great addition to the Gatineau food scene.

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                                                                                                                                                                              sweettoothMTL Feb 12, 2014 08:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              It's mostly that, even though Gatineau is in Quebec, Ottawa discussion end up on the Ontario board. I would put Gatineau addresses there.

                                                                                                                                                                              That being said, good to know, will keep the info for my next visit there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                sophie.brunet Feb 12, 2014 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Yes your right, Im always confused as to where to look or post information about the Ottawa Gatineau area , falls in between both board, since the Ontario one is mostly focused on the TO area... Its own board would be awesome :) altough probably would be very quiet...

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                                                                                                                                                                                lagatta Feb 12, 2014 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Gatineau isn't Ottawa: anything on the Québec side of the Ottawa/Outaouais River goes on the Québec board. I know this is inconvenient, but perhaps the best way would be to mention the location on the other board as well?

                                                                                                                                                                                Yes, I read about "soif", but haven't been to Ottawa or Gatineau recently - Sophie, have you been there?

                                                                                                                                                                                Even discussions of Ottawa and surrounding areas on the Ontario side get sidelined on the Ontario board as well, as it is overwhelmingly about Toronto and the GTA.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  sophie.brunet Feb 12, 2014 09:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  I made a post on the new opening on the Ontario board also.
                                                                                                                                                                                  You're right it is inconvenient a little, since Gatineau and Ottawa are so close, you can easily have a meal in Ottawa and then finish your evening with a drink say in the Vieux Hull... but then would have to search both provinces board to find two places.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Soif isnt opened yet, I think its opening in April. As soon as it opens and that im in Gatineau Ill give it a try and report :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                Fintastic Feb 13, 2014 11:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Don't know if it's been mentioned but it appears that despite recent bad publicity, Marche 27 is opening an express outlet on De Maisonneuve near Peel. Maybe not great timing for them...

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                                                                                                                                                                                  causeimhungry Feb 13, 2014 11:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  I was at their express location two weeks ago for lunch and the place was pretty busy and seating was full. Look forward to trying the new location. Anyone know when they plan to open?

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Siumaieater Feb 17, 2014 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Small place on Notre Dame between Atwater and Rose de Lima has a paper up indicating a wood oven pizzeria will be opening.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    sweettoothMTL Feb 17, 2014 12:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    El Sombrero, the Mexican restaurant on Belanger (near St-Denis), seems to be closed! No warning, but it's now empty inside. Unless they are doing some work and did not post a message...

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. hungryann Feb 19, 2014 03:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Terrasse Lafayette in Laval bit the dust. That was quite short lived. I'm not surprised since it looked always empty. A new restaurant will open in its place, with the ridiculous name YOLO, and touting cuisine urbaine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        lagatta Feb 19, 2014 04:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        That is interesting; why was it so unsuccessful?

                                                                                                                                                                                        I don't get the impression that the original Terrasse's "upscale" move was wildly successful either, though I might be wrong. It certainly needed a bit of sprucing up (particularly the WCs) but the obligation to order a "whole meal" is annoying; it was one of those places where friends could congregate, some ordering a full meal, others just a sandwich or a salad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Glaff Feb 19, 2014 05:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Can't wait to try this one:

                                                                                                                                                                                        "Saka-Ba!, a new restaurant from Junichi Ikematsu, will soon open in the old Au Chaud Lapin space on Mont-Royal Est."

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Glaff Feb 19, 2014 08:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Just passed in front of a new health food store on Parc between Fairmount and St-Viateur called C'est la vie. Probably a second location of the store on Laurier (or they moved? I haven't been in that part of Laurier in months).

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                                                                                                                                                                                            eat2much Feb 20, 2014 05:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            It is a 2nd location. The store is very nicely laid out and should do well in the neighbourhood.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Glaff Feb 21, 2014 06:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Not sure if I should put it here, but Le Hip-Hop Café will open on march 1st on Parc. Not sure because it's not only a café, but a store too at the same time. But why not:

                                                                                                                                                                                            https://www.facebook.com/lehiphopcafe
                                                                                                                                                                                            4801 avenue du Parc

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                                                                                                                                                                                              sophie.brunet Feb 21, 2014 07:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              A new place opening in may on Notre Dame in Saint-Henri, called Henri Saint-Henri (?!?)
                                                                                                                                                                                              http://montreal.tv/portail/blog/2014/...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Shattered Feb 21, 2014 01:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Way to think of their search engine hits, lol

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fintastic Feb 25, 2014 09:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Regardless, if there's even a tiny chance this will get Lavy & Shiller to pull that terrible metal façade off what appears to be a beautiful building, it'll all be worth it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                eat2much Feb 21, 2014 11:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Santos in Old Montreal is papered up. Sign in door is unclear as to whether it will re-open as Santos or under a different name.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fintastic Feb 21, 2014 03:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hopefully something very, very different..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff Feb 21, 2014 05:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    It is clear here: https://www.facebook.com/ilovesantos

                                                                                                                                                                                                    On february 4: "THIS SUNDAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                    THEN WE CLOSE FOR OUR 3 WEEK RENOVATION

                                                                                                                                                                                                    LAST CALL FOR ALCOOL."

                                                                                                                                                                                                    With pics and videos of the renovations every week.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff Feb 21, 2014 04:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Autumn 2013 opening but it was never announced here I think: just found out that Bocadillo opened a new location in Rosemont last november at 1224 Bélanger est.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      lagatta Feb 21, 2014 05:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Very interesting, thanks! Have you had any of their offerings?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Odd I hadn't noticed that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Though of course 1224 Bélanger est is in la Petite-Patrie, not Rosemont (the east-west boundary is Iberville). That address is scarcely east of Christophe-Colomb.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      There are quite a few Latino food businesses around there, including my favourite tortillas at Popocatapetl, which is no more.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glaff Feb 21, 2014 06:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        It's actually where Popocatapetl was.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have not been to that location yet, only the one on the corner of St-Laurent and Mont-Royal. It's really good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      lor74 Feb 23, 2014 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sad to report that Asean Garden on Sherbrooke st is closing their doors as of March 1st. It has been my go to place for all you can eat sushi/Chinese for the past 15 years :(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        kpzoo Feb 23, 2014 02:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        That's too bad. :-( Any additional news about the closure?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          lor74 Feb 23, 2014 03:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Was there last night...ate way too much! The manager came to us while we were eating to tell us the news. He said it was the owners decision. Don't know the specifics. There is a for sale/rent sign on the building.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            kpzoo Feb 23, 2014 04:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks for the heads-up. We plan to order from there before they close. :-(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              eat2much Feb 23, 2014 05:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ate there tonight to say goodbye. Rent is $12k/month so they decided to just shut down.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Apple IIGS Feb 23, 2014 11:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Asian Gardens is, I should I say was, one of Montreal's top restaurants that made this city unique. Certainly my all time favorite for sushi, THE gold standard which I've judged all others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                My favorite was their Kamikaze sushi and sticky rice in a lotus leaf, I can't fathom that disappearing forever. I'm in shock they're permanently closing though it sounds more like a problem trying to operate in Montreal (over taxed and corrupt city) than an issue with popularity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is becoming a worrisome trend, I'm starting to lose track of how many favorite Montreal restaurants I've lost in the past several months. All that's left in NDG is Chalet BBQ....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sad....just incredibly sad! I'm in shock. :(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DowntownJosie Feb 24, 2014 09:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I like ASEAN Garden, my favourite being the kamikaze roll, but the food and decor were nothing special. Their Szechuan and Thai dishes were boring and bland. The peanut dumplings were the biggest offender, IMO they were inedible. I live near NDG and there are better and more interesting spots than AG and chalet-albeit not too many.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    causeimhungry Feb 24, 2014 09:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What is better than Asean Garden and Chalet in NDG? I'm always looking for new places nearby to try.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DowntownJosie Feb 24, 2014 10:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NDG/Westmount does not have a lot of good restaurants and I am not saying that they, Chalet or Asian Garden, are bad restaurants just that Asian Garden is not one of Montreal's best. IMHO Hwang Kum, Jardin Iwaki, sushi cinq saison and Yumi, Lezvos, monkland tavern are better, and most are hit and miss.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Apple IIGS Feb 24, 2014 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I think it's matter of opinion and taste. I've tried other sushi restaurants in and out of Montreal and none have approached Asian Gardens. As a matter of fact, everyone I know raves about Asian Gardens, it's just that good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Might be worth trying those others in the area you recommend (I live nearby) but I'm not optimistic.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DowntownJosie Feb 24, 2014 02:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I agree with you that the sushi is good, not always consistent, but good enough. You will/can find better sushi in Montreal so please do not despair.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Chowhound Team Feb 24, 2014 07:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We split some discussion about finding good sushi in Montreal similar to Asean Garden's over to its own thread, so a broader audience would see it. Check it out here:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/966708

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kpzoo Feb 24, 2014 03:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mikako on Monkland is one of our favourite places in the city for sushi, but it's more expensive than AG (no combos or other deals that I know of) so we reserve it for special occasions. But well worth a try if you've never been. Their sushi specials are also amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://mikadomontreal.com/ (watch the music)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There are tons of other great restos in NDG but I don't want to derail this already long thread with OT stuff, so if you're interested, feel free to start a new thread and I'm happy to share my faves.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kpzoo Feb 25, 2014 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oops, sorry about the typo above, that should have read Mikado!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              lor74 Feb 24, 2014 03:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Food is a matter of opinion, and there is no sense arguing about a restaurant that is about to close....but just to give me 2 cents on why it will be missed:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              They have a consistent product which has not changed in the past 15 years. Their pricing is good considering the amount of choice that goes in the menu including the sushi......and it is the amount of choices that worked great for my family. It is not easy to find a tasting menu which has enough to satisfy a vegetarian (+fish) and a vegan. The fact that they have multiple tofu dishes, and many vegetarian items is amazing for us. We travel from Dollard to eat there, and as a family we are in mourning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              RIP AG!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              JerkPork Feb 23, 2014 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anyone know the extent of damage to Bombay Mahal? Seems a Molotov cocktail got lobbed over the weekend, see Gazette or other local news site for story.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                lagatta Feb 23, 2014 12:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I was also thinking of posting that here; yes, it has appeared on several local news sites.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                On a happier note, they do seem to be making progress with the renovations at the burnt-out Boucherie du Marché. Hope the concept doesn't change too much; they also had great prices for cheeses and almost always some nice poultry soup bones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The sign says that they are due to open in March, but their neighbour from Chez Louis says it won't be before April. We'll see.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  pkzilla Mar 16, 2014 01:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I pass by everyday since I work in the area and the inside is still completely gutted out (and I mean even the basement doesn't have a floor yet, still all dirt.) But they're working on it furiously! They have an image posted by the door of I guess a mock-up of the interior, looks nice. I agree it probably won't be opening in March though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pain Dore beside them only JUST got the smell of fire smoke out of their shop too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hala Feb 23, 2014 07:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I heard on Facebook that there is minimal damage and that it's open.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Any updates on this? There are none on their website or the express location's facebook page.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lagatta Feb 23, 2014 12:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I just noticed (perusing Quartiers gourmands) that cookware shop La Maison d'Émilie on Laurier in Outremont is closing its doors. It is 37 years old and one of the 10 oldest extant businesses (site says on avenue Laurier, but I assume they mean the Outremont stretch of it). http://www.lamaisondemilie.com/ They are having a liquidation sale, but I have no idea for how long or what remains.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff Feb 26, 2014 08:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pub Bishop & Bagg just opened in the Mile-End.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    52 St-Viateur Ouest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://bishopandbagg.com/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pub-Bishop-Bagg/1417477925159915

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Review here: http://cultmontreal.com/2014/02/pub-b...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lagatta Feb 26, 2014 09:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I was wondering why Bishop, which is nowhere near Mile-End (and Bagg is in the southwestern Plateau) but I see they show the appropriate cleric on their publicity. Have you been there?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        nochainsplease Feb 26, 2014 07:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just tried it out. Score!! Great addition to the neighbourhood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Space is very warm and cozy. Just opened this weekend but already a good crowd. We tried a bunch of plates: jerk cornish hen, mushroom rarebit, arugula and beet salad, and... crispy pork belly with grilled endive, maple mustard, and grapes. All really well priced. Apparently the chef used to work at Joe Beef... and a couple of other places I've forgotten.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My favourite thing: in true British fashion the menu offers "pudding" instead of "dessert". It's all in the details...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glaff Feb 28, 2014 08:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2015 opening, from Société Orignal:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Just out of the meeting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Les amis... It´s now official.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Will open our grocery store in the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Quartier Villeray spring 2015"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. blork Feb 28, 2014 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mourelato's on Ste-Catherine O. near Guy is closing imminently. They're selling everything off at half price (except booze & smokes) and there's almost nothing left in the store. I asked the cashier and he confirmed they're closing. Probably today or tomorrow, as there's not enough stock left to justify staying open.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I think Adonis (at Ste-C and Lambert-Closse) killed it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            denpanosekai Feb 28, 2014 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yes today's their last day. Even with 50% off there are no deals to be had here. I'm sad to see them go after 50 years downtown but they certainly weren't keeping up with the competition. They always had terrible prices. PA forever!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              blork Feb 28, 2014 11:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              50 years downtown? They've only been at the current location since about 2002. Where were they before that?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                denpanosekai Feb 28, 2014 11:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Their sign says since 1956.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  blork Feb 28, 2014 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ah. But that's not the downtown store. From their website:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It was 1956 when Peter Mourelatos and his five brothers opened their first grocery store. Located on Mount-Royal Street, in the City of Montreal, and operating under the banner "MOURELATOU BROS", the store catered predominantly to the Greek and Mediterranean communities. In 1959, in order to better serve the Greek Montreal community, the Mourelatos brothers closed the Mount-Royal store location and opened a new store on St-Lawrence Boulevard where they operated successfully for 20 years.In 1981, Peter Mourelatos with his brother Angelo opened a store on Jean-Talon Street. In 1987, Efthymios Mourelatos, Peter's eldest son, took over operations of the Jean-Talon store location. In 1990, Peter, with his sons Efthymios and Christos, opened a second store on Notre-Dame Boulevard, in the City of Laval. The Laval store

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  showed great potential and so in 1992, the Jean-Talon location was sold to allow Efthymios more time to devote to the Laval store. Over the next two years, the Laval location expanded twice and operations continue to thrive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As a result of the success of the Laval store, the Mourelatos family began a succesful expansion plan with the opening of a second store in Pierrefonds in 1995, a third store in Lasalle in 1996, a forth store in Ville St.-Laurent in 1997 and a fifth store on Samson Boulevard, Laval, in 1999. Most recently, in 2002, a Mourelatos Gourmet store location opened in the heart of downtown Montreal.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lagatta Feb 28, 2014 12:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I remember shopping there one day as I was working extremely close by and didn't have time to walk to PA. I was shocked by the high prices, as I didn't remember them being overpriced when they were on Jean-Talon in Park Ex, or at the Ville St-Laurent location.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Between Adonis and PA, such prices couldn't bear the competition.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                williej Feb 28, 2014 02:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sad really. I always go there when i am at concordia and want to buy stuff to cook for supper. Adonis is too far to go and PA is always too crowded

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jay123 Feb 28, 2014 12:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yeh Yogurt has opened on the metro level of Alexis Nihon Plaza.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                williej Feb 28, 2014 02:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New Taco take out place mtl west westminster north of shetvrooke. Royal west students will love it

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  causeimhungry Feb 28, 2014 04:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anyone know the name or contact number of this place? Do they have Facebook or a website?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    williej Mar 1, 2014 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The sign just says Tacos. I will go by there this week and check for more info.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kpzoo Apr 6, 2014 03:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tacos place in Montreal West is at 30 Westminster. Haven't been there yet but my friend just went and is excited about it. Doesn't seem to have a name other than "Tacos"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Facebook page is minimal but some info on the About page: https://www.facebook.com/montrealtacos/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tel: (514) 507-2355

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 taco for $3 or 3 tacos of the same selection for $7 tax included

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tacos al pastor: Marinated pork, slowly cooked and served with fresh onions, pineapple, corriander and fresh homemade salsa on top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tacos Campechanos: Delicious mix of our homemade Mexican style sausage and beef steak, served with fresh onions and salsa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tacos Beef Milanesa: Breaded beef steak, served with rice, baked beans, lettuce, fresh salsa and sour cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tacos de Chorizo: Homemade Mexican chorizo served with fresh onions, lime juice, one line of Mexican sour cream and salsa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tacos Chicken Milanesa: Breaded chicken breast served with rice, baked beans, lettuce, fresh salsa and sour cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vegetarian Tacos: Cheese, baked beans, rice, lettuce, fresh salsa and sour cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Burrito: 12” flour tortilla with ground beef, beans, rice, lettuce, sour cream, cheese and salsa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nachos: Homemade, unsalted tortilla chips served with refried beans, lettuce, sour cream, cheese and red and green salsa.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shattered Mar 1, 2014 02:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Churrasco, Portuguese chicken & pork place at 68 des Pins Est.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Opened by former owner and employees of Piri Piri on Mt-Royal at St-Denis. Delicious, and they do it right: grilled over coal, not rotisserie. A welcome addition for lower Plateau and McGill ghetto dwellers who don't have to trek and lineup at Romados anymore!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (mind the music: http://www.rotisseriechurrasco.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, and they've joined the Portuguese poutine bandwagon, which is the best damn thing since sliced bread (credit to Tony Alves at Ma Poule Mouillee for inventing that).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Open til 8pm Mon-Sat. Only downside: closed Sundays. Hopefully that will change when the snow melts and as they get better known.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shattered Mar 23, 2014 08:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They're open now til 9pm every day (including Sundays).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My opinion after a few visits: not as good as Romados or Ma Poule Mouillee, but hey, those are the gold standards. It's close enough and as generous with their portions to be worth a shorter walk and skipping the line-ups for ppl below Pins.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      williej Mar 2, 2014 03:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Anyone know what is behind the paper on the windows at the St. Hubert at Place Desjardins, corner of St. Urbain and Ste. Catherine?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shattered Mar 2, 2014 08:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They're renovating, will reopen this month.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        denpanosekai Mar 3, 2014 08:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Second "Mai Xiang Yuan" location at 1929 Sainte-Catherine West (at Towers), just a few door downs from the second Quing Hua location! I think they opened on Monday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This replaces "Casse Dalle" (formerly known as La Cabane Du Poulet, both names always cracked me up) which did make it to Cult Montreal's "secret sandwich" list in 2013 but was otherwise unremarkable and mostly empty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glaff Mar 5, 2014 11:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 new cafés in Rosemont:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Les Empoteuses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1106 Beaubien Est
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          https://www.facebook.com/lezempoteuses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Soucoupe Café
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6910 Fabre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          https://www.facebook.com/lasoucoupe.f...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lagatta Mar 5, 2014 04:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Neither is in Rosemont. Both are in la Petite-Patrie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Have you been to either?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            denpanosekai Mar 5, 2014 03:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Allo Mon Coco, presumably new breakfast joint to open at 1684 Maisonneuve West (at St-Mathieu, Caserne #10). No other details for now. This could probably seat at least 60 considering how large this building is. Given the location, I'm secretly hoping for a pack-em-in Americana experience a la Lou Mitchell's, Chicago-style.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kpzoo Mar 5, 2014 03:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks for the heads-up. Looks like a chain: http://allomoncoco.com/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                denpanosekai Mar 5, 2014 04:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You're right, I realized I should google the name right after I posted ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Well good luck to them. I'll most definitely be dropping by. Eggspectation a few blocks east tends to be too full and noisy for us, and Tutti Frutti is too far west. Cocktail Hawaii across the street is decent but usually overpriced given their small plates.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fintastic Mar 5, 2014 05:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I know several people who live off island that love this place.. You can interpret that how you want to.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A fishmonger and grill opening up on April 1st in Verdun:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              https://www.facebook.com/qdepoisson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              from the picture, it looks like the old Mas Cuisine location.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BLM Mar 6, 2014 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes, it's the old Mas Cuisine location.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wattacetti Mar 6, 2014 06:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Maison Mignon (1440 de l'Eglise) is a new eatery in St-Laurent run by a couple from Taipei offering Taiwanese dishes and Taiwanese variants of some Japanese yōshoku.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I have managed to snag a menu and got takeout of the pineapple cakes (pretty good; nice short crust) but need to go back to try a couple of things because what I'm reading and the accompanying photo doesn't look like what I've had in Taiwan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On the Japanese side of things, donburi, tonkatsu, ebi-fry, omurice and curry among others. Onigiri, inarizushi and Taiwanese variation of sushi (read: "large") also on offer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Tao listed for the less-adventurous.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Plates go from $7.50 to $10, but most of the menu seems to be $8.50.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kpzoo Mar 6, 2014 06:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks for the report! Any chance you might be able to upload the menu somewhere readable, like http://imgur.com/ ? Thx!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    wattacetti Mar 6, 2014 07:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'll try and scan the thing but it'll have to wait until I finish my confit prep.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  eat2much Mar 7, 2014 05:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There is an ouverture bientot sign on Monkland at the former Em & Seb / Malibu location for a Basha grillades. While I wish them well, I fear it makes as much sense for the street as the defunct Beavertails.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kpaxonite Mar 8, 2014 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    F Bar has reopened as Taverne F focusing on small plates to share 'petiscos' .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JohnnyGe Mar 11, 2014 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      La Queue de Poisson anyone?? Opening April Fool's..... in Verdun chez former Mas Cuisine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EaterBob Mar 11, 2014 11:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As the Friendly Giant would say "Look Up."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9273...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JohnnyGe Mar 11, 2014 06:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And not even WAY up..... that'll teach me not to scan before I type....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glaff Mar 11, 2014 11:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just saw in the old Restaurant Lan (St-Laurent and St-Zotique) a paper announcing the opening of a new breakfast and lunch place called La Stazione for april.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6700 Saint-Laurent

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          carolilas Mar 12, 2014 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Any relationship to the restaurant of the same name in St-Faustin (Laurentians)?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glaff Mar 12, 2014 01:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No idea. There's no logo in the window, just a paper with that name and description.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            But after seeing the menu of La Staztione in St-Faustin on Facebook, I sure hope it's not the same... I really don't see what it would bring to the neighbourhood.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lagatta Mar 12, 2014 02:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To be honest, I don't see what another of those "breakfast and lunch" places would bring to the neighbourhood period. They are usually as dull as doorknobs. Early in the morning, I prefer one of our old Italian cafés. At lunch, perhaps Nhu Y or Y Lan, unless I want a slightly fancier lunch at Le Petit Alep.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Will it ever be warm again??? I'm just aching for some real, local vegetables...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Glaff Mar 13, 2014 04:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If it's classic italian, I agree, but if they try something different (like Brama or Impasto), why not?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lagatta Mar 13, 2014 05:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Classic Italian "breakfast and lunch" places don't exist. Breakfast is something you eat in the kitchen, sometimes even standing up (though I always refused to do that). A very light meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I needed some protein - always saved some cheese or yoghourt. Great coffee, but I can't start my day on sweet biscuits. Other than the stellar coffee, breakfast is not usually the high point in Italian food culture.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff Mar 13, 2014 05:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I think you know what I meant: classic cooking à la Café International.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glaff Mar 11, 2014 12:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A new chocolate store called La Tablette is opening soon on the Plateau. They will sell chocolates from bean-to-bar producers around the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          838 avenue Mont-Royal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          https://www.facebook.com/latablettedemisschoco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.misschoco.ca/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glaff Mar 12, 2014 02:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The team behind Le Comptoir is opening a store/butcher shop soon called La Réserve du Comptoir.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2000 Amherst, Montréal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            https://twitter.com/La_Reserve2000

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Glaff Apr 16, 2014 06:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              La réserve du comptoir is now open. https://twitter.com/Steph_Grondin/sta...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Glaff Mar 13, 2014 04:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Looks like Stefano and Michele already have new plans for something new: http://instagram.com/p/lf71RKEeja/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lagatta Mar 13, 2014 05:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yep, I've seen this going on since the boys were checking out the former sleazy place on the southeastern corner of Dante and St-Dominique. Cycled past the other day, on my way to the market, and this was pretty much confirmed. I didn't want to spread rumours here until there was something a bit more concrete. Do hope it will be something a bit more casual and accessible, where one can drop in for a coffee, beer or wine and have a sandwich or salad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Their standards are high and they are absolutely not bling bling or pretentious - which is merciful after some efforts by others, but I certainly can't afford to go to Impasto more than once or twice a year.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Glaff Mar 13, 2014 08:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That's exactly what I hope too. And I think that's what it could be. Two clues:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://instagram.com/p/lYesB2P_Bx/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  https://twitter.com/AndreaDDonida/sta...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lagatta Mar 13, 2014 08:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wonder if they'll do a "pop-up" opening on the 19th, with zeppole?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff Apr 4, 2014 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rumors on Eater:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione will branch off on Dante in Little Italy this summer. There is a groundswell of buzz that the sister spot to Impasto will be a no reservations pizzeria, though the duo has yet to confirm it. Forgione has, however, been on fire with pizza recipes of late - see here, here and here. It looks like we can safely say that retro ice cream desserts will make the final menu, however."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://montreal.eater.com/archives/20...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Disappointing (for me at least) if it's just a pizzeria...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maximilien Apr 4, 2014 04:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Could be fun if it was a "rome" style pizza (i.e. Pizzarium ).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lagatta Apr 4, 2014 04:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Well, yes, but at least that guarantees you vegetarian options. Including side salads.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'd still get to take away, if the wine prices are anything like those at Bottega...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As I eat my peperonata and champiñones al ajillo... the red peppers bought, cheap, at Milano, organic mushrooms (special ended on Wednesday) at IGA... yum.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glaff Apr 7, 2014 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Probably a pizzeria. Hints on Twitter:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stefano Faita ‏@Sfaita 5 avr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Giovanni Emilia Massimo Anna #unnamedImpastoproject

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Michele Forgione ‏@IMPASTO_MTL 1 h
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Go vote then go make pizza.... #pizzeriaGEMA

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glaff Mar 14, 2014 11:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don't know when it opened, but I think it's new from this year: Au Bon Jack, sandwich place on Ontario est. Looks interesting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    323 Ontario Est
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    https://www.facebook.com/aubonjack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://aubonjack.ca/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EaterBob Mar 14, 2014 11:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Feb 3 according to their Facebook page.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Looks like someone is muscling in on Uniburger's turf...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shattered Mar 18, 2014 08:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In the sense that it's nearby, sure. I don't think $9-10 sammys and $5 burgers are after the same market segments, tho.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ponyup Mar 14, 2014 12:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kanda on Ste Catherine is closed

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        eat2much Mar 16, 2014 07:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There is a new sign up at the defunct Java U location on Monkland. "Taboule". Now the question will be if Monkland can support a trio of Lebanese restaurants, and if not, which will close first.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Opening March 18, a gluten-free, lactose-free, allergen-free bakery in Westmount:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pâtisserie Petit Lapin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://patisseriepetitlapin.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          342A avenue Victoria, Westmount, Québec, H3Z 2M8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Phone: 514-507-4077

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This should certainly be a boon to people with serious food allergies and their loved ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "We guarantee that our products are made ​​from ingredients that do not contain the following allergens:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Peanuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nuts* (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sesame seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Milk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Seafood (fish, crustaceans and shellfish)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Soy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sulphites (a food additive)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mustard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wheat or other gluten containing grain (barley , oats, rye , etc.)"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maximilien Mar 18, 2014 04:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            What's left to bake with !!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fintastic Mar 18, 2014 04:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rabbit meat. Perhaps their name is quite literal..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            wattacetti Mar 18, 2014 05:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Eater reporting that Navarrete's reincarnating Raza into Callao, a "Peruvian cantine" with a vague opening date of Spring 2014.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Anticuchos are listed along with other small plate/street eats so let's see if there's actually some beef heart on a stick.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lagatta Mar 18, 2014 05:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Seems to me that La Melchorita in Villeray has those, but that actually is pretty much a Peruvian cantine...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yep, they do:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anticuchos de corazón
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brochettes de coeur de boeuf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6.95 $

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wattacetti Mar 18, 2014 06:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I am aware that other places have heart anticuchos (Villa Wellington is another example).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Anticuchos is essentially grilled marinated meat on a stick with heart being popular in Peru, so the question is whether Callao will do it or will tone it down and offer other cuts to be palatable for the less-adventuresome. It's not exactly like abats are the number one favorites of the majority on the Croissant.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Foodista38 Mar 19, 2014 04:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Callao is the port in Lima so i hope and imagine there will be a lot of seafood & fish in the menu. Anticuchos are great but it's true it can scare some people :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jaetee Mar 19, 2014 12:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cheeburger Cheeburger? I went last Saturday, hoping to use up the Coupon I purchased. All the chairs were on the table, and the Drink fridge was empty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I know they were closed and then re-opened last year. I guess their second shot didn't work?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                denpanosekai Mar 19, 2014 12:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What a weird place.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Foodista38 Mar 19, 2014 04:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Finally, La Movida has opened! Tapas & pintxos spanish bar/restaurant. Run by two spaniards. On St-Laurent between Mont-Royal and Villeneuve. Close to Aux Vivres.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                www.facebook.com/restaurantlamovida2

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LordWilmore Mar 22, 2014 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Signs for a new restaurant called La Barake (Caserne à bouffe) just went up on the old Angus SAQ building, in the Loblaws parking lot, on the corner of Rachel and Midway. They should have a terrace.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lagatta Mar 23, 2014 03:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What happened to the SAQ branch? Is there a new one nearby? Lots of people in condos, apartments and townhouses in Angus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That is a lovely old railway building.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LordWilmore Mar 23, 2014 04:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They built a brand new one, the largest in Qc I think, at the other end of the Loblaws parking lot. It opened last spring.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The building where the new restaurant will be is the old fire station of the Angus yards.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lagatta Mar 23, 2014 05:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I haven't been past there in a while - as soon as the bloody snow melts and the cycle paths open!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cherylmtl Mar 25, 2014 02:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That should be by July, at this rate ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kpaxonite Mar 31, 2014 11:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    At the end of next month Restaurant Nilufar is closing for good. https://www.facebook.com/restaurantni...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EaterBob Mar 31, 2014 12:11 PM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Apparently they have a sense of humor...

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