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Jan 9, 2006 08:46 AM

Good places in Verdun?

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Hey there

Are there any good foodie places in Verdun or do I have wishful thinking?

Any kind of food, any price - it doesn't matter!


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  1. Haven't been there, but Simpléchic (3610 Wellington, 514 768-4224) got postive write-ups in the Gazette, Voir and maybe a couple of other local papers last year. The link below will take you to the Voir review.


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    1. re: carswell

      Simpléchic is EXCELLENT.

      Chez Linda is also excellent - super service, great food. Classy establishment.

      Garage Café is a great place for a drink and some friends, nice decor and great food for about $15.

      Villa del Tequilla on Wellington is a true, authentic Mexicain spot. Best mango margarita. Really good food.

      1. re: ALi

        Hecho en Mexico @ 4816 Wellington near 4th Avenue is, IMHO, a much more authentic Mexican restaurant. The portions are bigger, the prices are much & the staff more knowledgeable.

        1. re: Emeraldblack

          Emeraldblack, have you tried Villa de Tequila before it disappeared in 2007? I found their offerings similar.

          1. re: Emeraldblack

            I read one reviewer complaining about the food here and should of taken their opinion seriously. THE PORTIONS ARE NOT BIG, the latino waitress can't smile to save her own life and the food (enchilada's) weren't very good nor were the quesadiallas. The enchiladas were made with boiled chicken and many parts of the chicken were included. It tasted of exactly that "boiled chicken". The quesadiallas were small and nothing in but melted cheese.
            Tasted like bland mozzarella. The good thing about the restaurant is the French Canadian waitress she is very friendly and good at her job. The only asset Hecho en Mexico

      2. Italian: Chez Linda Corner Wellington/Hickson, family owned/run, classic rich italian food. Price- 15-30$

        Chiniese: Panda 5653 Verdun ave. Price:CHEAP 5-10$

        Bistro: Garage Cafe 275 Hickson, Bistro style, fun atmosphere, great burgers, fish plates, and thin crust pizzas. Price: 15-20$

        General: Woodland's Corner Woodland/Wellington. BEST PIZZA EVER, they also have twice baked poutine, yum. Price: 12-20$

        Hot Dogs and fries: Normand Patatte 4087 Verdun ave. best homemade fries and steamies. Price: 5$

        If you have any other questions, please ask. :)

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        1. re: Michelle

          I concur with WOODLAND although I never tried the pizza there.

          Best chopped egg sandwich in town....for 75 cents extra they load up with double filling and extra mayo....delicious heaping sandwich for $4.50 (includes the double filling...o/w it's $3.75)

          Sliced chicken sandwich is also the BEST.

          I go out of my way to eat at WOODLAND

        2. Villa Wellington, 4701 Wellington
          Fab and cheap Peruvian fare
          Great seafood, especially the ceviche and grilled and fried dishes

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          1. re: chilipepper

            How could I possibly forget to mention the Villa Wellington?!? Now my secret spot is out.

            best calamari ever. Succulent, tender chicken. Great shrimp. Everything is good there.

          2. Very small and quirky, serving huge plates of hearty food from the small island of Mauritius:

            Aux Delices de l'Ile Maurice
            272, rue Hickson, Verdun
            (514) 768-6023


            1. Chez Linda has the BEST breakfast. Busy on the weekends, but sooo good, and so not expensive!

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              1. re: gokkusagi

                Su on wellington offers wonderful turkish cuisine. Even my two year old went crazy for their braised beef and bulgar. Make sure to try some of their eggplant dishes. they are to die for.


                Another worthy foodie place is the Naked Lunch, also on wellington. I recommend their frozen criossants. they take 12 minutes to cook and are guaranteed to impress any guests. I love offering them to out of towners. It always makes them jealous of the amazing pastries we have here in montreal :) I have not tried their food, but i hear it's good.

                Other popular places are: L'atelier gourmand on Wellington (take out, free trade coffee), some tea shop on wellington (forgot the name, but cute female owner has won prizes for operating a 'green' business). And how can i forget the Patio on the intresction of hickson and gertrude. I had a memorable meal there about a year ago. Too bad i have an intolerance for bivalves.

                Also, if you cook, you should try visiting viandal on De l'eglise. That's the butcher between the CLSC, and the building they are redoing as an extention to the CLSC. I really hope they don't touch viendal. If you know you meat McCormick on De l'eglise and Bannatyne is really really good. But if you don't know your meat he will try to pass off things that i don't like smelling, let alone eating. The guy used to have a stand at Marche atwater and claims to still supply several butchers there.

                And of course, if you like cooking you can just hop on the 108 bus or take the bike path over to marche atwater:)

                hehehe. I just noticed that post is a couple of years old. Sorry for the late reply :)

                1. re: hala

                  Villa Del Tequila is closed down.

                  Try: Hecho En Mexico - 4816 Wellington

                  Chorizo Tacos
                  Steak Tacos
                  Tartar Jalapeno

                  to name a few of the authentic dishes they have there...frozen drinks and Jarritos sodas.
                  Can't go wrong.

                  DO NOT go to mexi-go around the corner, it's grade-f slop

                  1. re: Hoster

                    Is this the new place that opened up about a month ago? I actually had a pretty poor meal there the other day. All the food had a super bitter taste, and it was really expensive for mexican. I'll drive across the city to Coin du Mexique before I will go there again.

                    1. re: Keramel

                      Yes they recently opened up. I have to tell you, there's a HUGE difference between authentic Mexican and "Carlos and Pepes" fajita night. Nothing was bitter in our meal, we had the Chorizo Tacos and the Enchilladas, both amazing dishes, properly seasoned and the portions we're huge. The entree of Nachos and salsa had a perfect balance of spice and salt. And you can't go wrong with homemade tortillas.

                      Of course there are better places across town, but Hecho En Mexico is certainly not overpriced (it is very reasonable to be quite honest) and if you only have Verdun as an option this place is a rare treat for someone like me who's lived here for a good 5 years.

                      Great place, cute intimate environment, good food and an attentive waitress who takes good care. Gives me a reason to not pick up Old El Paso at Provigo.

                      8.5/10 for me

                      1. re: Hoster

                        Hahaha ok, just because I didn't like the place when I went doesn't mean I was comparing it to Carlos and Pepes. That's a pretty rude comment. and makes false assumptions about my level of experience with Mexican food. The servings were huge for us too, but we left most of it on the plate because of the all-pervasive bitterness, also because they forgot to bring our soup and brought it with the entrees.

                        I am, however, very happy you liked it because I want new restaurants in Verdun to succeed. People should give it a try and share their opinion. Maybe my experience was a fluke, you never know.

                        1. re: Hoster

                          man people should start posting the numbers instead of expensive, overpriced, cheap etc...

                          1. re: Ghostquatre

                            Good point. I believe it was about $45 for two, excluding tip and with no alcoholic beverages. Not super expensive but since I left most on the plate, disappointing. About 1.5 times the prices of Coin du Mexique.

                            1. re: Keramel

                              Nice decor , good food , great if you live in verdun..not so great service..thats okay, still loved it!!