Restaurants near Delta Centreville??
I'm going to be staying at the Delta Centreville for a few days in November, I'd like to know what's available within walking distance (especially not too expensive lunches...bakeries, delis, take-out places). And if anyone has a great restaurant close-by but not walking distance I'd enjoy hearing about that too!!
Thanks for your help.
P.S. If anyone is familiar with the area and can give me some info on non-food things I'd love to hear from you!
There are two Delta's downtown - one is on President Kennedy - the other is an older building (with a revolving restaurant on top that used to be Regine's discotheque).
Montreal is wonderfully compact - both are a short cab ride from all the restaurnats. If you like ribs & jazz - Biddle's is around the corner from the Delta on Pres Kennedy. The other Delta is close to Old Montreal, where there are more good restaurants than you can shake a stick at...
Delta Centreville is actually at University and St. Antonie. Close to Old Montreal and Mcgill street, not McGill university.
The closest tourist attraction, the casino! You can wander up to the train station food court for lunch hours or into Old Montreal for Olive et Gourmando.
The Delta is near the McGill campus and within a ten-minute walk of the centre of downtown (corner of Peel and Ste-Catherine). It's also about 15 minutes by foot from the heart of the St-Laurent strip and from Chinatown. Old Montreal and the densest part of St-Denis are more like 20 minutes away. There have been at least two recent threads about the McGill area that you should check out, and other threads deal with dining establishments in the areas mentioned (there are far too many to list and discuss without your providing more guidance such as price range, type of cuisine, energy levels/atmosphere, importance of wine lists, etc.).
As for bakeries, head to the Pâtisserie Belge on du Parc south of Milton; Premier Moisson in the tunnel between Place des Arts and Complexe Desjardins or in the Central Station Food Court; and Au Pain Doré on Peel a bit north of Ste-Catherine. Breadwise, Premier Moisson probably offers the best products with Au Pain Doré running a close second. MBCo (Montreal Bread Company) on Stanley between Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve offers an ever-changing selection of breakfast and luncheon fare, desserts and even wine. The Lebanese restaurant on the corner of Union and de Maissoneuve (or is it Président Kennedy?) is one of the best downtown. There are tons of small sandwhich shops, salad bars, coffee bars, etc., that cater to the weekday inhabitants of the office towers.
Things to do? Again, you're right downtown, so shopping, movies, museums (the McCord just down the street for Canadiana, the CCA west of Guy for architecture, the Museum of Fine Arts for traditional exhibits, the Musée d'art contemporain at Place des Arts for modern stuff, Pointe-à-Callière in Old Montreal for local history and archeology; just be aware that, with the possible exception of the CCA, none of them are world-class), concerts, bar hopping, walks on Mount Royal, Canadians games...