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Best pub food in Montreal?

hummingshowtunes Feb 28, 2014 03:09 PM

Aside from Burgundy Lion, which is a favorite of mine, where do you guys like to go for really great pub food (and beer, obviously)?

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    causeimhungry RE: hummingshowtunes Feb 28, 2014 04:09 PM

    I like the Fish 'n Chips from McGibbons on Bishop. Their bison burger is pretty decent too.

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      kpaxonite RE: causeimhungry Feb 28, 2014 06:40 PM

      Are the lunches good? I have a lot of 2 for 1 coupons Ive never used

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        SnackHappy RE: causeimhungry Feb 28, 2014 11:42 PM


        The burger is pretty good.

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        Maximilien RE: hummingshowtunes Feb 28, 2014 04:14 PM

        Pub Sir Joseph ?

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          foodie8 RE: hummingshowtunes Feb 28, 2014 08:26 PM

          Bier Market? It's expensive pub food, but great selection.

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            lagatta RE: hummingshowtunes Mar 1, 2014 03:34 AM

            I suppose that it is too early to rate the Bishop & Bagg, but it is the spawn of the Burgundy Lion, and this article mentions both the food planned to be on offer (don't know whether they are yet) and the origin of the name, which seemed odd geographically: http://notable.ca/montreal/bars-and-l...

            I haven't been there yet; have a micro-local interest in the place as it is actually a not-very-long walk from my place, and halfway in-between chez moi and a couple of close friends who live closer to PA. It does look like a cosy "snug".

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              nochainsplease RE: lagatta Mar 2, 2014 08:32 PM

              I loved the food there, which was impressive as the place had been open a week when I went. But no fish n' chips or burgers on the menu - it's pub food's cooler older brother. And yes - it's indeed a cozy spot!

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              CaptCrunch RE: hummingshowtunes Mar 1, 2014 07:42 AM

              I go to burgundy lion often and I also like Hurley's and McKibbins.

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                Shattered RE: hummingshowtunes Mar 1, 2014 09:40 AM

                Vieux Dublin on Cathcart. Great burgers and fish n chips, solid beer and fantastic scotch selection. The fact it's tucked away in the shadow of PVM is a bonus imo (no Crescent St. crowds).

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                  EaterBob RE: hummingshowtunes Mar 1, 2014 10:08 AM

                  Briskets, 1093 Beaver Hall
                  Brutopia 1219 Crescent
                  Capri 2172 St Patrick
                  Brasserie Cherrier 3638 St Denis
                  Helm 273 Bernard O
                  Le Reservoir 9 Duluth E
                  Sparrow 5322 St Laurent

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                    frogsteak RE: EaterBob Mar 1, 2014 11:01 AM

                    I think that Helm is an often over-looked spot that makes decent food and has good beer.

                    I'll just point out that my girlfriend and I once shared an amazing porterhouse steak with all the trimmings at Irish Embassy. I still think about that meal 1 year later.

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                      Shattered RE: EaterBob Mar 1, 2014 11:51 AM

                      Good call on Brasserie Cherrier. Nice kitchen and surprisingly interesting food there. Reservoir and Sparrow are great too.

                      Never woulda thought to order food at Bru, dunno why not but I'll try it sometime.

                      Capri's been on my list awhile. Do they do something special for Paddys Day?

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                      andyse7en RE: hummingshowtunes Mar 4, 2014 07:31 AM

                      I like Fiddler's Green on Bishop for food!

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                        theproo RE: hummingshowtunes Mar 8, 2014 12:48 PM

                        Second Sparrow (actual pub) but more gastropub fare.

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