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post #16 of 55
Good list, Histrion.

I would add some pubs I like:

Vices et Versa (Out of the way, but really good selection of microbrews)
Le Cheval Blanc
Le Saint-Bock

If you only visit one brewpub though, make it Dieu du Ciel.

Get a poutine from La Banquise after a night out, they're open 24 hours a day.

I like the Beijing restaurant in Chinablock, but I can really only recommend vegetarian-friendly places. If that's what you want, let me know and I can give you more info.

Walk around on St-Laurent and St-Denis, if the weather is bad there are lots of good museums. Pick up a Mirror (free newspaper) and check out the concerts. There isn't that much good shopping in the city, and Canadian prices/taxes are really bad. Find a nice terrace and watch people.
post #17 of 55
I recall Zegnamtl posting a pretty awesome and thorough list of sites and things to do pretty recently. You might want to PM him for the link or search, may have been on AAAC.
post #18 of 55
L'crystal hotel is very nice and must go to Schwartz deli.
post #19 of 55
I used to stay at the Queen Elizebeth, which was a pretty nice, old fashioned hotel. I liked it

I would also recomend Biddles jazz club. hear jazz, eat ribs, what could be bad?
post #20 of 55
For ribs you should go to Bofinger as there is now a location downtown. Meat Market (odd name, I know) is also pretty good.
post #21 of 55
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
I used to stay at the Queen Elizebeth, which was a pretty nice, old fashioned hotel. I liked it

I would also recomend Biddles jazz club. hear jazz, eat ribs, what could be bad?

The Queen Elizabeth is a nice hotel in a good location, but I found the standard rooms quite small. I've only stayed at a few hotels in Montreal, but the Hilton has been my favourite. It shows its age a little now, but is also in a good location, has gigantic rooms, and a beautiful (heated) rooftop pool.

Montreal is a fantastic city for foodies and there are lots of great recommendations already on here. I will say that I've never had great sushi there, though.

Restaurant l'Académie on St. Denis at Duluth is a great example of (usually) very good food at absurdly affordable prices. Most times I've been there it's been excellent, although the quality varies according to the staff when you're there since the restaurant is part of a culinary school. Don't forget to bring your own wine! (And don't fear the long queues; they don't take reservations, but things move along quickly.)
post #22 of 55
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I will be staying at the Hotel InterContinental. Anyone know anything about this place?
post #23 of 55
+1 on L'express sur St-Denis.
For good mussels and Belgian beer: au Petit Moulinsart dans le vieux Montréal
Le restaurant Cocagne sur St-Denis
post #24 of 55
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I will be staying at the Hotel InterContinental. Anyone know anything about this place?

It is a nice hotel as far as I know. I've been to a meeting there a few years ago. Its located on Saint-Antoine in the Financial District so that will put you right beside Vieux-Montréal. If you intend on taking the subway then you'll be be in a good location for that. I'm not an expert of the financial district though. All I know is that I once went into some sort of lounge there and it was a total rip off.
post #25 of 55
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...=UTF8&t=h&z=12

For breakfast.
post #26 of 55
We've got a pretty thorough run through of places to check out and such:

http://www.lifeepicurean.com/?p=109
post #27 of 55
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I will be staying at the Hotel InterContinental. Anyone know anything about this place?

I've stayed there and it's a pretty generic hotel. If you have a choice I'd go with a boutique hotel that has some character. The W is cool. Hotel St-Paul is cool. The Vogue is cool. There are tons of nice boutique hotels in Montreal depending on how much you want to spend.
post #28 of 55
Montreal is so overrated, IMO.
post #29 of 55
Thread Starter 
Overrated compared to what? I thought it was pretty nice, had a good time.
post #30 of 55
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Montreal is so overrated, IMO.

Lies.
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