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Weekend in Montreal

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by HotlantaHoward, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. HotlantaHoward

    HotlantaHoward Well-Known Member

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    Will be in center of town (W hotel) with a ladyfriend.

    Recs for restaurants? Nothing so fancy that reservations are impossible as I am going on short notice.

    Things to do in winter?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MeHateyou

    MeHateyou New Member

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    Well , Montreal is relatively a good city. I fly there for business purposes every year
    Restaurants are decent in downtown , you could try on Sherbrooke Street , there's plenty a good places.
    If you and your partner love asians restaurant... The Chinatown is a couple of streets away . Otherwise , just take the subway and head to Le Plateau , over there you will have plenty of things to do .
    What can you do over there?
    Well you can talk a walk at the old port , although it's pretty freakin' cold in the city ,especially at this moment of the year , but the view is still hella worth it . Thus, if you have energy you guys can enjoy skating on the ice rink that the city has installed for the winter .
    You can also go shopping around, Montreal is known to have good designers in the city and downtown is probably the best place to start diggin' up .
    As for night life, it's pretty dope . Just stay downtown and there's enough lounges and clubs to fit everyone's tastes. You can meet cool people , it seems like the city is very friendly to the tourists.

    PS : If you're an open smoker...
    Weed in Montreal is one of the best I have ever smoked,it's everywhere .

    -T
     
  3. ter1413

    ter1413 Well-Known Member

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    You try the "search styleforum.net" option above where it says "search styleforum.net?" Some good stuf in there...
     
  4. Canadian

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    I stayed at the Omni for a week last year. Hotel resto sucked and drinks were astronomical. That said, Time Supper Club was good two years ago. And nothing beats Old Montreal at 11AM for crepes in St. Jacques square. The apple juice vendor was very understanding that I was hung over.

    CK
     
  5. dragon8

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    You have to try Schwartz's Deli. they serve smoked meat and I think its the best anywhere in the world.
     
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    Toque' (my pick for the best restaurant in Montreal), Europea (one of my favorites, but have heard of some inconsistencies of late..when the service is on, it can be a very special place with lots of special extras) , L'Express (a lively bistro...you can pretend you're in Paris or relish the fact you are in Montreal).
     
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    Au Pied de Cochon

    +1

    Duck in a can.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Lord-Barrington

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    Au Pied de Cochon is awesome but it will likely be booked solid on short notice. The downtown culinary scene is pretty crappy. Most of the good restaurants are on the Plateau or in the Mile End.

    Other recs that will probably have space:

    Les Infideles
    Lemeac
    Toque
     
  10. sjg22

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    Joe Beef is excellent. My rec would be the Lobster Spaghetti there. Short cab ride from the W. Low key place, small but you should be able to get in. Prices are fairly $$$, but nothing absurd. Only annoying feature: they don't give you a physical menu. You have to read it on a single large blackboard on side of the restaurant when you come in, so you end up awkwardly standing over someone's table trying to figure out what you want for dinner. Worth it though!
     
  11. Lord-Barrington

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    Joe Beef is excellent. My rec would be the Lobster Spaghetti there. Short cab ride from the W. Low key place, small but you should be able to get in. Prices are fairly $$$, but nothing absurd. Only annoying feature: they don't give you a physical menu. You have to read it on a single large blackboard on side of the restaurant when you come in, so you end up awkwardly standing over someone's table trying to figure out what you want for dinner. Worth it though!

    I'm not a fan of Joe Beef just because I think there's hundreds of better quality/price ratio options around the city. But it is close to the W, like walking distance close.
     
  12. Officer Of The Watch

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    Au Pied de Cochon is awesome but it will likely be booked solid on short notice. The downtown culinary scene is pretty crappy. Most of the good restaurants are on the Plateau or in the Mile End.

    Other recs that will probably have space:

    Les Infideles
    Lemeac
    Toque


    Agreed. You pretty much have to leave downtown to find anything. The Plateau is great. I forget the name of an Italian place that I went to there, but it was some of the best I have ever eaten. I pretty much lived at the Hyatt for a few months most of the good places to eat where not in walking distance from it.
     
  13. sjg22

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    I've stayed at the Hyatt a few times. VERY strange hotel design... It takes multiple elevators to get anywhere.
     
  14. Lord-Barrington

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    As much as I like Montreal I must say that our big hotels suck. The Hyatt is pretty terrible, the Marriott sucks, the Ritz is nice but way too expensive and the Queen E, although stately, is pretty stale.

    Good boutique options though.
     
  15. Officer Of The Watch

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    As much as I like Montreal I must say that our big hotels suck. The Hyatt is pretty terrible, the Marriott sucks, the Ritz is nice but way too expensive and the Queen E, although stately, is pretty stale.

    Good boutique options though.


    I liked the Hyatt. For the amout that I ( aka the government) was paying it was pretty nice. It does have an odd design. One elevator to get to the lobby, then several to get to your room haha.
     
  16. dragon8

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    Stayed at Hotel Le Crystal and it was nice. It had a seperate sleeping area and a block away from where the Canadiens play.
     
  17. stylefan2

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    For Steak, Gibby's is very good. I have gone there a couple of times on business. I agree Schwartz is great for Montreal smoked meat. I have also been to Cafe Fereira for seafood which was fantastic. I am going in a couple of days and I am trying Cafe Europa which I was told is fantastic as well. i hope this helps.

    David
     
  18. bing

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    You have to try Schwartz's Deli. they serve smoked meat and I think its the best anywhere in the world.

    quoted for truth
     
  19. AlexP

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    I am a Montrealer. Times Supper Club is awful. You should try F Bar, Brasserie-T!, le Hangar, Schwartz, le Local, Tapeo (not downtown though) and Ferreira.

    If you need more info on what you should do in Montreal, pm me.
     
  20. AlexP

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    For Steak, Gibby's is very good. I have gone there a couple of times on business. I agree Schwartz is great for Montreal smoked meat. I have also been to Cafe Fereira for seafood which was fantastic. I am going in a couple of days and I am trying Cafe Europa which I was told is fantastic as well. i hope this helps.

    David



    I don't really like Gibby's, you can find much better for the price. Moishe's is so much better for steak. Europa, are you referring to Europea ? That restaurant is mindblowing.
     

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