This restaurant known for its "after-hours" is open 24 hours a day and offers the typical specialty food in Québec: poutine. It is mostly a food to be eaten between meals rather than as part of a food menu or dinner.We ate it a lot at night, in the bars, plus it gives a lot of energy. It is made of chips with cheese melted over and a special sauce, sauce called "poutine". At La Banquise, many varieties make this basic recipe, such as poutine with sausages, etc ... Here it normal to see people lining up overnight to eat this typical dish from the area.
Among the many forms of fast food offered in Montréal, the Portuguese rotisserie roasted chicken joint Coco Rico is a great tasty choice! The Rue Saint Laurent is extensive and multifaceted, and in one of its sections can be regarded as part of the Portuguese Quarter, due to the presence of numerous stores that sell Portuguese products such as food and objects, Portuguese pastries, etc. Coco-rich has Portuguese owners, but in reality it is the only Portuguese store that has real Portuguese owners. It is know for its roast chicken in large ovens with potatoes, small and round at the bottom so that they are soaked in with the chicken flavor while it is cooking. There is aroom with a small bar where you can eat on stools, but most customers buy chicken to go. They prepare some boxes of chicken with potatoes and salad for about $ 6 and the truth is that it is delicious.
This place isn´t exactly in the center, and isn´t well known, but it´s good. This restaurant forms part of the chain of Italian Restaurants in Canada. It´s a place where the food isn´t bad, but the contrary. It´s cozy and the service is good. It´s in an area full of restaurants and stores, you can go make a stop there after shopping.
L'Escalier Montréal is a bar-restaurant that offers a rather unique and pleasantly hippie-style atmosphere. As its name indicates (The Ladder), the entrance to the premises is up some stairs that lead to a kind of private apartment with several rooms, where you can find a restaurant and bar with an eco-friendly kitchen and natural products, a small hall for performances, and an internet cafe (wireless connection access and desktop computers available to clients). It's a good place to spend the afternoon quietly surfing the web.
Vietnamese restaurants are a tradition of the great North American cities and Montreal is not an exception. They are a cheap option serving food all the time and of very high quality. The Pho 21 Vietnamese can be distinguished from others by the friendliness of the owners and their location in the village. The traditional Vietnamese dishes on the menu are: vegetarian soups, soups with beef, rice noodle soups, rice dishes and marinated chicken as well as grilled shrimp skewer, ahuge bowl of noodles with spring rolls and mint. They have enough options (menu in French are called "table d'hote") that combine soup + rice and meat dish + dessert + green tea and works out to rates around 8-15 euros per person. I would recommend this place to eat!
Café Fruits Folie is one of the many restaurants on Rue Saint-Denis, busy and full of shops and stores. It is tiny, not known for its looks, but has a nice terrace in summer and besides the classic burgers that you can´t escape from, it also has a menu that offers custom pasta dishes. You can choose the type of pasta you want and then the type of sauce from a wide list. They have other great dishes like salads and vegetable dishes and the prices are around $ 8 per plate.
Dinner, drinks and "brunch" served on weekends from 10.30 am. The restaurant is a Réservoir that is in acharming neighborhood right in Portuguese. Actually, the menu is similar enough to Spanish restaurants with creative cuisine and market is changing every day and it advertised on a blackboard. The portions are very large and inviting order a variety of dishes to try different specialties, each one more attractive. Tempura zucchini flower, sausage and mash, endive salad with tuna tataki, are some of the plates they offer. About 4 courses for 2 people are enough for food and drink, the total can cost about 30 euros. The white beer is another thing that is worth trying , as it is handmade, as seen in metal drums behind a window showing that many of the beers they serve are made there. The service is also one of the best of Montréal, the waiters are friendly but unobtrusive, and don´t take away your plates the moment you are finishing, which often one feels compelled to continue to consume as the cup is over because the waiters have cleared the table quickly. Definitely a place where both cuisine, ambience, service and prices are very good harmony.
Many things have already been written and said about this well-known restaurant in Montreal. First of all, because their owners advertise quite well and among other things have a TV show, apparently quite wild about hunting and cooking. Some define this place "kitchen-trash" restaurant. I don't think so much. Certainly it's not the most expensive or refined restaurant out there (paper napkins, bare tables) and it's not a place I would recommend to people with high cholesterol, or religious beliefs that prohibit the pig as their menu revolves around pork and foie and everything is very fatty. But everyone that eats here that asks for the "Pied de cochon" has an opinion about it, whether controversial or moderate. Personally, everything was delicious to me. Between three people we shared three appetizers: Tomato tart, bison tartare, a marinated fish (can't remember the name). All fantastic, with flavorful ingredients and seemed to be good quality. And we shared two entrees: "the pied de cochon du hotpot", a casserole of various parts of the pig cooked in different ways, very strong but delicious. And the "foie and boudin" cake was incredible but also very rich in fat. The wine list is impressive, most wines are French, with some exceptions, but the cheapest bottle costs about $ 30. The atmosphere of the place seemed very nice but a bit noisy. I think it's a place you have to go at least once in life to experience the interesting and original style.
Relatively invisible from the street, Cafe Saigon hides in a windowless ground floor exterior. It's one of the city's many Vietnamese restaurant and stands out for its quality and authenticity, like the Pho Bang New York and Pho 21 (http://www.Minube.Com/rincon/10082). Sadly, the renovations that were taken left the restaurant a little poorly. It was more authentic last year, but in an attempt to draw closer to the Canadian public, the décor is now halfway between a typical Vietnamese atmosphere (with bamboo roof, a fish tank, an Asian-themed frame) and a modern taste that makes it downright tacky. The result is something kitsch, but it has its charms. The most important thing here is what you're going to eat, and the food is fine. It's not luxury, obviously, but you can get a cheap meal with very good service. You're served a pot of tea with several cups as you arrive. The tea is very clear and is intended to accompany the entire meal. The soup with rice and meat combinations are quite recommended. For nature and Vietnamese cuisine lovers, this is a good place for moderate prices.
The best thing about the Bistro Du Marche is its coffee, as it's one of the few sites in Montreal where you can enjoy a really good cup. I'd always seen it from the outside but it wasn't until I actually went in that I realized that their menu is extensive, with both daily specials and a pizza menu, but the quality is no more than average. It's not bad, but there's nothing special. It's a shame, because it's a pleasant, quiet spot.
In no time, Régine Cafe became one of the best places for brunch in Montreal. The weekend queue is proof of this! If you have patience, take the opportunity to try some of the delicious dishes on the menu. In particular, the corn waffles, the trout gravlax, as well as shredded ham present in different dishes. The hot drinks are also very good, and their homemade cakes are delicious. It is definitely a place where the atmosphere is cozy, the service is friendly, and the quality of the food makes it into the list of places we want to return regularly.
Just Noodles is a fast food restaurant with a long menu of different Asian dishes. The specialty, as the name suggests, are the noodles. Another popular dish is the Vietnamese-style soup with noodles, meat and vegetables. It's nothing special, but it's a quick and inexpensive option for lunch.
EVOO restaurant in Montreal, is an absolutely recommended place! Its cuisine called "soignée" is near the gourmet kitchen, whether for weekend brunch, lunch on weekdays and dinner. The three co-owners are very friendly. They know the menu like the back of their hand, and help you to choose and be comfortable. Note that a special night menu is offered on Thursdays, which offers a main and dessert for a very reasonable price. High quality and original products, and a friendly team; perfect to enjoy the food!
This restaurant is located within the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, in addition to delicious food, a chance to enjoy beautiful views of the Old Port and the St. Lawrence River. Minimalist décor welcomes the guest as a preamble to a scrumptious meal consisting of mainly local ingredients. The dishes are elaborate, with a simple appearance, although they have a touch of elegance. It is closed Mondays, and only opens for lunch. The price is quite reasonable, full lunch costs on average, about 18 Canadian dollars, children under 5 are free, and there are small children's menu for children between 7 and 12 years at a cost of $ 7. Tip: Has vegetarian dishes, and I highly recommend the tortellini and the ricotta.
Pastaga is the perfect place if you want to enjoy a relaxed, modern, and hipster atmosphere in Montreal. This is a very nice neighborhood restaurant, where you can enjoy a delicious brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 14pm. The staff is young, and very friendly. Eggs Benedict, are a real delicacy. It is perfect to visit after little Italy and Jean-Talon market.
Enjoy a delicious absinthe, prepared by the rules of art, at the bar of the intercontinental hotel Sarah B, in honor of Sarah Bernhardt, the famous French tragedy actress. You can share this experience with two or more in small, private rooms, alcoves, or the bar where you can also enjoy delicious cocktails. It's cozy and tastefully decorated. Do not forget to order a bite after the absinthe that will whet your appetite!
In the heart of Mile End, La Buvette is the ideal place to relax sipping a good bottle of wine. In a neat atmosphere, you'll find a good selection of wines, many of which are imports. The menu, which changes according to the seasons, is presented on a piece of paper where you tick what you want to order. Then they bring you your dishes to share with your guests. A beautiful way to share with top quality products. As well as the impressive menu, there is the house charcuterie; cod balls, roast chicken, fries, and Greek salad. Highly recommended