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J-F's Guidebook for Montréal

Jean-François
Jean-François
Član od 2017
Jean-François

J-F's Guidebook for Montréal

Food Scene
I just love the vibe of this dynamic third wave coffee shop within walking distance, owned by a young hard working couple. They offer 49th parallel coffees as well as vegan muffins and other bakery delights in a modern decor. Good for a break or to start the day; free and fast Wi-Fi. Gets pretty busy on weekends!
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Café Myriade - Le Plateau
4627 Rue Saint-Denis
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I just love the vibe of this dynamic third wave coffee shop within walking distance, owned by a young hard working couple. They offer 49th parallel coffees as well as vegan muffins and other bakery delights in a modern decor. Good for a break or to start the day; free and fast Wi-Fi. Gets pretty busy on weekends!
You'll have to order at the counter and pay before getting your meal delivered at your table, but don't underestimate this little gem when it comes to getting a hearty breakfast or a healthy lunch. Various meals of the day prepared fresh everyday!
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La Boite Gourmande
445 Avenue Laurier E
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You'll have to order at the counter and pay before getting your meal delivered at your table, but don't underestimate this little gem when it comes to getting a hearty breakfast or a healthy lunch. Various meals of the day prepared fresh everyday!
Best croissants in Montreal, just a corner away...! Also an artisan chocolatier... So visit at your own peril ;)
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Fous Desserts
809 Avenue Laurier E
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Best croissants in Montreal, just a corner away...! Also an artisan chocolatier... So visit at your own peril ;)
I'm a big fan of Japanese food, and this typical Izakaya offers it all, a great selection of Japanese tapas style entrées and a nice list of sakés, all in a true to form atmosphere and decor. A must if you like these types of establishments!
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Kinoya Izakaya
4250 Rue Saint-Denis
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I'm a big fan of Japanese food, and this typical Izakaya offers it all, a great selection of Japanese tapas style entrées and a nice list of sakés, all in a true to form atmosphere and decor. A must if you like these types of establishments!
Bagels baked fresh daily in their gigantic brick fire oven. You've heard of NYC bagels, maybe even tried them... but make no mistakes... Montreal is the home of the tried and true bagel (accept no substitute). Don't believe me? Try this place for take-out or sit-down bagel sandwiches to die for (also salads and soups).
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St-Viateur Bagel & Café Mont-Royal
1127 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
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Bagels baked fresh daily in their gigantic brick fire oven. You've heard of NYC bagels, maybe even tried them... but make no mistakes... Montreal is the home of the tried and true bagel (accept no substitute). Don't believe me? Try this place for take-out or sit-down bagel sandwiches to die for (also salads and soups).
So typically north american, and just around the corner, this greasy spoon with an open kitchen right there as you enter invites you to discover a variety of greek, north american, québecois, italian, chinese, etc. fares. Oh, and pizzas, of course. I'm a big fan of their "Special Mont-Royal" subway sandwich (with Montreal smoked meat), and believe me, unless you have a monster of an appetite, the 7 inch version will satisfy your appetite! Oh! They also serve breakfast all day...!!!
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Mont-Royal Hotdogs
1001 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
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So typically north american, and just around the corner, this greasy spoon with an open kitchen right there as you enter invites you to discover a variety of greek, north american, québecois, italian, chinese, etc. fares. Oh, and pizzas, of course. I'm a big fan of their "Special Mont-Royal" subway sandwich (with Montreal smoked meat), and believe me, unless you have a monster of an appetite, the 7 inch version will satisfy your appetite! Oh! They also serve breakfast all day...!!!
Schwartz's is to Smoked Meat sandwiches what Céline Dion is to Québec pop / diva music. And she owns the place! Seriously, amongst Montreal staple foods, the smoked meat sandwich is a must. Go there, or anywhere else, and order a medium (lean is too dry, and fat, well, I'll let you imagine) sandwich with French fries and a pickle. Iconic goodness.
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Schwartz's Deli - Sandwiches - Steaks
3895 Boul St-Laurent
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Schwartz's is to Smoked Meat sandwiches what Céline Dion is to Québec pop / diva music. And she owns the place! Seriously, amongst Montreal staple foods, the smoked meat sandwich is a must. Go there, or anywhere else, and order a medium (lean is too dry, and fat, well, I'll let you imagine) sandwich with French fries and a pickle. Iconic goodness.
So hipster, young/student crowd (McGill University is not so far), good coffee (of course) and also a selection of breakfast offerings and sandwiches to please all palates whether for breakfast or lunch. Also a good place to sit down with your laptop and work. Take a look at the decor on Google Maps, you'll either love it or hate it. Anyway, typically Montreal :)
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Café Névé
152 Rue Rachel E
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So hipster, young/student crowd (McGill University is not so far), good coffee (of course) and also a selection of breakfast offerings and sandwiches to please all palates whether for breakfast or lunch. Also a good place to sit down with your laptop and work. Take a look at the decor on Google Maps, you'll either love it or hate it. Anyway, typically Montreal :)
They specialize in fancy grilled cheese sandwiches (with upscale cheeses and bacon or pulled pork, etc.), they serve excellent coffee and they're just a few minutes walk away!
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Lapin Pressé
1309 Avenue Laurier E
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They specialize in fancy grilled cheese sandwiches (with upscale cheeses and bacon or pulled pork, etc.), they serve excellent coffee and they're just a few minutes walk away!
You'll seldom see the sidewalk in front of this place free of a long queue. Why are they all waiting here? Everyone wants to sit down at l'Avenue and enjoy one of their iconic breakfast plates. Good coffee, vast choice of breakfast fares, lively ambiance and quirky decor all make this breakfast restaurant one of Montreal's favourites.
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L'Avenue
922 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
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You'll seldom see the sidewalk in front of this place free of a long queue. Why are they all waiting here? Everyone wants to sit down at l'Avenue and enjoy one of their iconic breakfast plates. Good coffee, vast choice of breakfast fares, lively ambiance and quirky decor all make this breakfast restaurant one of Montreal's favourites.
Breakfast at its finest in a splendid decor. Whether the PB&J stuffed pain doré (French toast) or the infamous fried chicken on a waffle, this place will delight your palate. Other examples include the Benny Mac, a twist on the old eggs benedict recipe... with pulled pork and sitting on a Mac & Cheese fritter instead of the staple English muffin. I could go on and on... And oh! they also have the classics...
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Fabergé Restaurant
25 Avenue Fairmount O
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Breakfast at its finest in a splendid decor. Whether the PB&J stuffed pain doré (French toast) or the infamous fried chicken on a waffle, this place will delight your palate. Other examples include the Benny Mac, a twist on the old eggs benedict recipe... with pulled pork and sitting on a Mac & Cheese fritter instead of the staple English muffin. I could go on and on... And oh! they also have the classics...
Breakfast place with some Vegan options. Solid. Patio for outdoor seating (weather permitting). A little unpretentious gem.
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Arts Café
201 Avenue Fairmount O
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Breakfast place with some Vegan options. Solid. Patio for outdoor seating (weather permitting). A little unpretentious gem.
Another breakfast joint, this one upscale, and be prepared to queue up and wait... and it's worth it! Sumptuous decor and breakfast transformed into a high-end affair... I wish they had a Michelin Star, to recognize their dishes and atmosphere. Why don't you go and try it, if you have the time?
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Régine Café
1840 Rue Beaubien E
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Another breakfast joint, this one upscale, and be prepared to queue up and wait... and it's worth it! Sumptuous decor and breakfast transformed into a high-end affair... I wish they had a Michelin Star, to recognize their dishes and atmosphere. Why don't you go and try it, if you have the time?
The dynamic duo who owns this place will satisfy your tastebuds like no other and make you feel like kings and queens, all at a reasonable price, including the wine list. Offering a twist on Spanish tapas, with both a Moroccan (him) and Scottish (her) influence, this place keeps impressing me with a simple, well executed formula, over and over again. That's what happens when the owners pour their heart and soul in a project, I guess! Please go say hi to them! And let me know how your experience was!!!
Sorocco
4621 Rue Saint-Denis
The dynamic duo who owns this place will satisfy your tastebuds like no other and make you feel like kings and queens, all at a reasonable price, including the wine list. Offering a twist on Spanish tapas, with both a Moroccan (him) and Scottish (her) influence, this place keeps impressing me with a simple, well executed formula, over and over again. That's what happens when the owners pour their heart and soul in a project, I guess! Please go say hi to them! And let me know how your experience was!!!
Its name says it all! If you happen to have a craving for burgers or soups, they'll satisfy it.
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BURGER ROYAL
3820 Boul St-Laurent
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Its name says it all! If you happen to have a craving for burgers or soups, they'll satisfy it.
Iconic in Montreal, stylish French bistro, offering the same classics since forever! It's like being in Paris, minus the attitude (and even sometimes attitude included). When a formula works, why change it? I've also been told they make the best over easy eggs for brunch. You'll probably see me trying them one day! Their kitchen is open late. Reservations required most time of day, even late at night.
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L'Express
3927 Rue Saint-Denis
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Iconic in Montreal, stylish French bistro, offering the same classics since forever! It's like being in Paris, minus the attitude (and even sometimes attitude included). When a formula works, why change it? I've also been told they make the best over easy eggs for brunch. You'll probably see me trying them one day! Their kitchen is open late. Reservations required most time of day, even late at night.
Fresh, tasty, steaks... It's an institution in Old Montreal. They know their business! I'll admit I've yet to go enjoy it myself, but I trust the guests who told me to add it here! Let me know about your experience, if you decide to go!
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Vieux-Port Steakhouse
39 Rue Saint Paul Est
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Fresh, tasty, steaks... It's an institution in Old Montreal. They know their business! I'll admit I've yet to go enjoy it myself, but I trust the guests who told me to add it here! Let me know about your experience, if you decide to go!
This hidden gem provides some of the best breakfasts I've been lucky enough to discover anywhere on this planet. OK, that might be a bit of an hyperbole, but truly, they go out of their way to provide a twist on classics, using farm/fresh ingredients. To wit: their breakfast sandwich. It's monstrously good! This is NOT a place where you'll see a lot of tourists. It's a Montrealer's secret! They get quite busy (that's what happens when you're that good) but if you're lucky enough to be here when the weather permits it, they also have a nice terrasse so you can enjoy dining outside.
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L'ENTRE-POTS Déjeuner dîner
1995 Rue Masson
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This hidden gem provides some of the best breakfasts I've been lucky enough to discover anywhere on this planet. OK, that might be a bit of an hyperbole, but truly, they go out of their way to provide a twist on classics, using farm/fresh ingredients. To wit: their breakfast sandwich. It's monstrously good! This is NOT a place where you'll see a lot of tourists. It's a Montrealer's secret! They get quite busy (that's what happens when you're that good) but if you're lucky enough to be here when the weather permits it, they also have a nice terrasse so you can enjoy dining outside.
In my opinion, the best burgers in Montreal. You can either enjoy their current creations, which are seasonal, or go with one of their classics. If you prefer, make your own from scratch. Once you've chosen with or without bacon and cheese, they'll top it all off to your liking at no extra charge! They also have good caesar salad, French fries and poutine. Bring an empty stomach...
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Burger de Ville
5282 Boul St-Laurent
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In my opinion, the best burgers in Montreal. You can either enjoy their current creations, which are seasonal, or go with one of their classics. If you prefer, make your own from scratch. Once you've chosen with or without bacon and cheese, they'll top it all off to your liking at no extra charge! They also have good caesar salad, French fries and poutine. Bring an empty stomach...
Sometimes, nothing beats North American style Chinese food. You don't have to be in an American sitcom to enjoy Chinese food take-away. Just walk to this place, take a look at their menu, and enjoy 10% off when you get take-away instead of delivery. Plus, you'll be sure you get your food quickly and piping hot! It's one of my guilty pleasure, for sure ! Should you decide to stay there and have a sit-down meal in the restaurant, it doesn't offer the most fantastic decor or atmosphere, but it is a BYOB, and the SAQ Express nearby is very convenient to pick up some wine or beer, according to taste.
Lotus - Centre Des Mets Chinois
961 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
Sometimes, nothing beats North American style Chinese food. You don't have to be in an American sitcom to enjoy Chinese food take-away. Just walk to this place, take a look at their menu, and enjoy 10% off when you get take-away instead of delivery. Plus, you'll be sure you get your food quickly and piping hot! It's one of my guilty pleasure, for sure ! Should you decide to stay there and have a sit-down meal in the restaurant, it doesn't offer the most fantastic decor or atmosphere, but it is a BYOB, and the SAQ Express nearby is very convenient to pick up some wine or beer, according to taste.
Attention foodies! You have a special occasion to celebrate? You're looking for something upscale? This high end restaurant is pricey... (90$ + tx and service for the 8 course meal), but you get what you pay for in one of Montreal's new shining stars headed by a young creative chef. Open kitchen, fixed menu (chef decides courses), menu varies seasonally. But simply put: wow! Don't forget to make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance, and bon appétit!
Chasse-Galerie
4110 Rue Saint-Denis
Attention foodies! You have a special occasion to celebrate? You're looking for something upscale? This high end restaurant is pricey... (90$ + tx and service for the 8 course meal), but you get what you pay for in one of Montreal's new shining stars headed by a young creative chef. Open kitchen, fixed menu (chef decides courses), menu varies seasonally. But simply put: wow! Don't forget to make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance, and bon appétit!
It's a BYOB and there's a SAQ (liquor store) right across the street... What more could you ask for? L'Académie has been around... well... forever! The food is good and the prices a little high (though overall if you bring a bottle of wine, think of how much you're saving by buying it yourself). That's typical of BYOBs, at least in Montreal. It's pretty busy, so you might want to call, if not to reserve, just to see how long the wait is!
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L'Académie
4051 Rue St-Denis
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It's a BYOB and there's a SAQ (liquor store) right across the street... What more could you ask for? L'Académie has been around... well... forever! The food is good and the prices a little high (though overall if you bring a bottle of wine, think of how much you're saving by buying it yourself). That's typical of BYOBs, at least in Montreal. It's pretty busy, so you might want to call, if not to reserve, just to see how long the wait is!
Vegan Sushi? Yes!!! And to die for! I haven't visited their new location (and so sad they moved, they were just a couple of blocks away, formerly!), but I can vouch for their food. The Poutine Momo is crazy heavy, spicy and delicious. Vegan does not necessarily mean healthy, remember? Lol! Do check out this place and see for yourself. Variety, taste, just indulge in something different and delicious. Reservations required on most nights
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Sushi Momo Végétalien
3609 Rue Saint-Denis
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Vegan Sushi? Yes!!! And to die for! I haven't visited their new location (and so sad they moved, they were just a couple of blocks away, formerly!), but I can vouch for their food. The Poutine Momo is crazy heavy, spicy and delicious. Vegan does not necessarily mean healthy, remember? Lol! Do check out this place and see for yourself. Variety, taste, just indulge in something different and delicious. Reservations required on most nights
Vegan and delicious! I've had vegan guests, and it's a pleasure to add a few suggestions that cater to the vegan community! This is one simple / casual place where you order at the counter and pick up your food before sitting down. Best falafel in town, I heard! I'm no expert... but they were goohoohood!
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La Panthère Verte
145 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
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Vegan and delicious! I've had vegan guests, and it's a pleasure to add a few suggestions that cater to the vegan community! This is one simple / casual place where you order at the counter and pick up your food before sitting down. Best falafel in town, I heard! I'm no expert... but they were goohoohood!
It's upscale vegan! And again, I haven't visited this particular location, but it seems the one I did visit on Saint-Viateur has closed. Boohoo! Nevertheless, since you'll probably visit old Montreal, you could consider adding these guys to your schedule, for hip and chic vegan ! I know I liked them :)
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Invitation V
254 Rue Bernard O
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It's upscale vegan! And again, I haven't visited this particular location, but it seems the one I did visit on Saint-Viateur has closed. Boohoo! Nevertheless, since you'll probably visit old Montreal, you could consider adding these guys to your schedule, for hip and chic vegan ! I know I liked them :)
Well, this place is just exceptional. It's a little bit out of the ways, but with specialties like the "cornicochon", a sushi of steak tartare with cream cheese on a fried pickle piece, the owner as earned a reputation in the inventive sushi world. Also has great poke bowls, and a beautiful "instagram worthy" informal dining space, like an upscale counter, though the space caters a lot to take-out orders. Bon appétit!
Comptoir sushi à la maison
3870 Rue Ontario E
Well, this place is just exceptional. It's a little bit out of the ways, but with specialties like the "cornicochon", a sushi of steak tartare with cream cheese on a fried pickle piece, the owner as earned a reputation in the inventive sushi world. Also has great poke bowls, and a beautiful "instagram worthy" informal dining space, like an upscale counter, though the space caters a lot to take-out orders. Bon appétit!
This is by far one of my favorite Mexican restaurant in Montreal. If you are in the area, visit that little gem, take a look at their menu and enjoy their food and one of their cocktails. And the place is beautiful. Just cozy.
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Venice Mtl
440 Rue Saint-François-Xavier
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This is by far one of my favorite Mexican restaurant in Montreal. If you are in the area, visit that little gem, take a look at their menu and enjoy their food and one of their cocktails. And the place is beautiful. Just cozy.
Now, this one is a little out of the way, but if you're around. That's it. That's my top spot for Mexican food in Montreal. Nothing else needs to be said. Authentic!
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Café Cantina
1880 Rue Centre
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Now, this one is a little out of the way, but if you're around. That's it. That's my top spot for Mexican food in Montreal. Nothing else needs to be said. Authentic!
Essentials
Awesome selection of quality products at this typically Plateau grocery store. Within walking distance, prices might be higher than in some other neighbourhoods, but you'll find everything you need and more there. Also, if you walk a little further east on Laurier, other food specialty shops will catch your attention...!
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Metro Beaulieu Laurier
1293 Avenue Laurier E
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Awesome selection of quality products at this typically Plateau grocery store. Within walking distance, prices might be higher than in some other neighbourhoods, but you'll find everything you need and more there. Also, if you walk a little further east on Laurier, other food specialty shops will catch your attention...!
Just a corner away and less than 2 minutes away, this place is worth a visit. It's delightfully messy, and offers just the basic necessities, including alcohol, but they will always welcome you with a smile and "Bonjour"! Very useful if you need milk, chips, beer, or any other convenience store staple. Last visit, for me, it was ketchup :)
Dépanneur Xie
Just a corner away and less than 2 minutes away, this place is worth a visit. It's delightfully messy, and offers just the basic necessities, including alcohol, but they will always welcome you with a smile and "Bonjour"! Very useful if you need milk, chips, beer, or any other convenience store staple. Last visit, for me, it was ketchup :)
Liquor Store Government owned and operated provincial monopoly, there's no avoiding this place if you want anything worthy with an alcohol content, whether it's specialty beers, red and white wine, port apéritif or hard liqueur and alcohols, they have it (almost) all. And it's opened until 11 pm everyday!
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SAQ Express
940 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
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Liquor Store Government owned and operated provincial monopoly, there's no avoiding this place if you want anything worthy with an alcohol content, whether it's specialty beers, red and white wine, port apéritif or hard liqueur and alcohols, they have it (almost) all. And it's opened until 11 pm everyday!
This niche market specializes in healthy foods, has a good selection of fruits and vegetables and is located less than 5 minutes away on Gilford. Go take a look. I promise you won't be able to leave empty handed!
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Marché 3 Piliers
750 Rue Gilford
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This niche market specializes in healthy foods, has a good selection of fruits and vegetables and is located less than 5 minutes away on Gilford. Go take a look. I promise you won't be able to leave empty handed!
Parks & Nature
Just a corner away, this park offers nice shade, green and also a pool if you happen to be here between late June and early September. In any event, a nice place to enjoy a picnic or a free movie in the park , or just a stroll or even some ice skating in the winter!
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Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
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Just a corner away, this park offers nice shade, green and also a pool if you happen to be here between late June and early September. In any event, a nice place to enjoy a picnic or a free movie in the park , or just a stroll or even some ice skating in the winter!
Botanical gardens built during the 1929 recession to provide work for the unemployed, now provides beautiful outside and inside (greenhouses) exhibits. If you're here in October, don't miss the magic of the Chinese Lanterns at night! Also one of my favourites, the Japanese Gardens, in season
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Montreal Botanical Garden
4101 Rue Sherbrooke E
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Botanical gardens built during the 1929 recession to provide work for the unemployed, now provides beautiful outside and inside (greenhouses) exhibits. If you're here in October, don't miss the magic of the Chinese Lanterns at night! Also one of my favourites, the Japanese Gardens, in season
Getting Around
The map erroneously shows the Laurier entrance... but don't be fooled, the closest entrance to this station on the Orange Line is at the corner of Berri and Saint-Joseph, a mere 4 corners (or three traffic lights) away!
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Laurier
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The map erroneously shows the Laurier entrance... but don't be fooled, the closest entrance to this station on the Orange Line is at the corner of Berri and Saint-Joseph, a mere 4 corners (or three traffic lights) away!
Drinks & Nightlife
This select wine bar offers an unmatched selection of wines for all palates and tastes, and some food to match. A great place for a romantic escapade after a day full of sightseeing, just before getting back to your favourite Airbnb ;)
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Le Rouge Gorge
1234 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
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This select wine bar offers an unmatched selection of wines for all palates and tastes, and some food to match. A great place for a romantic escapade after a day full of sightseeing, just before getting back to your favourite Airbnb ;)
Swanky bar on Rachel, not far. For the night owl in you.
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Mayfair Cocktail Bar
451 Rue Rachel E
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Swanky bar on Rachel, not far. For the night owl in you.
It's an institution in Montreal, and within walking distance. Sort of hipster, but not... always busy, good vibe, very urban. Let me know how you find it!
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Bily Kun
354 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
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It's an institution in Montreal, and within walking distance. Sort of hipster, but not... always busy, good vibe, very urban. Let me know how you find it!
This place has an outdoor terrasse (in summer) that's very enjoyable, should you find a seat there. It's the perfect place to sit down with a friend (or a few), and have a drink (or a few)!
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Bar Plan-B
327 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
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This place has an outdoor terrasse (in summer) that's very enjoyable, should you find a seat there. It's the perfect place to sit down with a friend (or a few), and have a drink (or a few)!
Are you a beer aficionado? Then go enjoy this place, offering its own products from a micro-brewery in Gaspésie. Because Gaspésie is too far, but their beer is close!
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Pit Caribou Pub
951 Rue Rachel E
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Are you a beer aficionado? Then go enjoy this place, offering its own products from a micro-brewery in Gaspésie. Because Gaspésie is too far, but their beer is close!
Micro brewery that came to us from the easter townships (Sherbrooke) with an excellent selection of beers and bar foods. Their French Fries with spicy mayo are amongst the best I've tasted recently Also, walking distance, maybe 15 minutes...
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Siboire Brewpub
5101 Boul St-Laurent
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Micro brewery that came to us from the easter townships (Sherbrooke) with an excellent selection of beers and bar foods. Their French Fries with spicy mayo are amongst the best I've tasted recently Also, walking distance, maybe 15 minutes...
Good food, good beer, reasonable prices and good atmosphere. It's generally quite busy without being overcrowded. Also a good place to retreat once you've visited the length of Laurier and Mont-Royal streets
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Le Terminal
1875 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
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Good food, good beer, reasonable prices and good atmosphere. It's generally quite busy without being overcrowded. Also a good place to retreat once you've visited the length of Laurier and Mont-Royal streets
Definitely Hipster. Unapologetically trendy. The atmosphere, comfortable and lively, makes it the perfect place to sip an Old Fashioned amongst friends, or any other drink you favour, long into the night.
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Sparrow
5322 Boul St-Laurent
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Definitely Hipster. Unapologetically trendy. The atmosphere, comfortable and lively, makes it the perfect place to sip an Old Fashioned amongst friends, or any other drink you favour, long into the night.
Pub, this place offers good beer and excellent pub food. It's one of my favourites!
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Isle de Garde Brasserie
1039 Rue Beaubien E
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Pub, this place offers good beer and excellent pub food. It's one of my favourites!
Entertainment & Activities
If you're here in winter, I hope you brought your skates! Go enjoy this grandiose ring on a nice winter day and do yourself a favour. Also, a stroll trough the park is always nice in summer... walking around the lake in the peace the park offers will soothe your soul.
Lafontaine Skating Rink
3933 Avenue du Parc la Fontaine
If you're here in winter, I hope you brought your skates! Go enjoy this grandiose ring on a nice winter day and do yourself a favour. Also, a stroll trough the park is always nice in summer... walking around the lake in the peace the park offers will soothe your soul.
A planetarium is always a good idea, whether on a date or with your family and children... shows in English and French. Just check out the current schedule on their website (Espace pour la Vie - then go to English and find the Planetarium section)
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Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
4801 Avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
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A planetarium is always a good idea, whether on a date or with your family and children... shows in English and French. Just check out the current schedule on their website (Espace pour la Vie - then go to English and find the Planetarium section)
A mega-plex like many others, offers Ultra AVX and IMAX (including IMAX 3D). So get your game on and go delight in some Marvel Universe movie or other!
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Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal
977 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
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A mega-plex like many others, offers Ultra AVX and IMAX (including IMAX 3D). So get your game on and go delight in some Marvel Universe movie or other!
Are you into French movies? This is the place for either vo or French movies or movies dubbed in French.
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Cinéma cineplex Odeon quartier latin
350 Rue Émery
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Are you into French movies? This is the place for either vo or French movies or movies dubbed in French.
Now here you'll need to be fluent in French. This is the place to go to enjoy the last French movie (either from here, or France). Bon cinéma!
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Cinéma Beaubien
2396 Rue Beaubien E
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Now here you'll need to be fluent in French. This is the place to go to enjoy the last French movie (either from here, or France). Bon cinéma!
Sightseeing
Weather permitting, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a view of Montreal from the Mountain (Mont-Royal), accessible either by car or, should you have what it takes, from the end of de la Montagne street, downtown, climbing the stairs! Don't forget to take a peek inside the old Chalet there... the architecture is quite something, squirrel included (on the interior beams)!
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Mount Royal Chalet
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Weather permitting, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a view of Montreal from the Mountain (Mont-Royal), accessible either by car or, should you have what it takes, from the end of de la Montagne street, downtown, climbing the stairs! Don't forget to take a peek inside the old Chalet there... the architecture is quite something, squirrel included (on the interior beams)!
No visit to Montreal is complete without seeing Notre-Dame basilica, inside and out. The fine wood carvings and 18 carat gold leaves decorated ceilings are a must-see. Also, it's centrally located in Old Montreal, which you definitely won't want to miss
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Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
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No visit to Montreal is complete without seeing Notre-Dame basilica, inside and out. The fine wood carvings and 18 carat gold leaves decorated ceilings are a must-see. Also, it's centrally located in Old Montreal, which you definitely won't want to miss
Famous Streets? Perhaps... but underground! More than 42 km of underground passageways to be explored and discovered... and shopped through! There are many ways to explore this world famous underground network, but I suggest starting at Peel métro (on the green line) and following directions to McGill métro, then to Place Ville-Marie, then to Gare Centrale. Don't hesitate to get lost on the way! You'll always be able to ask your way around and rejoin the suggested path, or not. Does it really matter? As long as you're enjoying the visit!
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Underground City, Montreal
747 Rue du Square-Victoria
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Famous Streets? Perhaps... but underground! More than 42 km of underground passageways to be explored and discovered... and shopped through! There are many ways to explore this world famous underground network, but I suggest starting at Peel métro (on the green line) and following directions to McGill métro, then to Place Ville-Marie, then to Gare Centrale. Don't hesitate to get lost on the way! You'll always be able to ask your way around and rejoin the suggested path, or not. Does it really matter? As long as you're enjoying the visit!
This is where you are living... so please don't miss out on a walk on Laurier, from de Mentana to Papineau and back, you'll cross the Laurier Park, and then so many boutiques and restaurants, and typical architecture... Saint-Denis and Mont-Royal are two other near boulevards that offer a lot, Saint-Denis heading south from Saint-Joseph and Mont-Royal anywhere between du Parc and Papineau! As you digest everything you see, please don't forget to turn a corner on a side street and discover the 3-storey brick buildings with balconies and winding cast iron and wood staircases that are iconic to this area, and a nightmare to negotiate and shovel in winter!
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Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
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This is where you are living... so please don't miss out on a walk on Laurier, from de Mentana to Papineau and back, you'll cross the Laurier Park, and then so many boutiques and restaurants, and typical architecture... Saint-Denis and Mont-Royal are two other near boulevards that offer a lot, Saint-Denis heading south from Saint-Joseph and Mont-Royal anywhere between du Parc and Papineau! As you digest everything you see, please don't forget to turn a corner on a side street and discover the 3-storey brick buildings with balconies and winding cast iron and wood staircases that are iconic to this area, and a nightmare to negotiate and shovel in winter!
Start at Place des Arts, in the center of Le Quartier des Spectacles, on Sainte-Catherine street, and explore Le Complexe Desjardins and Montreal's performing arts center, across each other on Sainte-Catherine (and linked by an underground corridor part of the underground city). You'll be right where most of our summer and winter festivals take place (Place des Festivals, to the west of Place des Arts). Then just head west on Sainte-Catherine to discover our downtown
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Downtown Montreal
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Start at Place des Arts, in the center of Le Quartier des Spectacles, on Sainte-Catherine street, and explore Le Complexe Desjardins and Montreal's performing arts center, across each other on Sainte-Catherine (and linked by an underground corridor part of the underground city). You'll be right where most of our summer and winter festivals take place (Place des Festivals, to the west of Place des Arts). Then just head west on Sainte-Catherine to discover our downtown
It's a small replica of Saint Peter's in Rome! Both outside and inside... and much closer than the real thing. And as you've enjoyed my suggestion of visiting the Underground City, it's conveniently located near the end of my suggested way.
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Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
1085 Rue de la Cathédrale
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It's a small replica of Saint Peter's in Rome! Both outside and inside... and much closer than the real thing. And as you've enjoyed my suggestion of visiting the Underground City, it's conveniently located near the end of my suggested way.
It was built entirely from donations under the impetus of Brother André, a testament to our recent past (construction started at the very beginning of the 20th century) and was only finished in the 60s. It's massive, eclectic architecture (especially inside, comparing the lower level crypt and the upper level Basilica) will surprise you and once you've reached the Basilica, don't forget to take in the view by exiting through the back doors. From the darkness of the Basilica, you'll emerge on top of Montreal.
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Oratorij sv. Josipa
3800 Chemin Queen Mary
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It was built entirely from donations under the impetus of Brother André, a testament to our recent past (construction started at the very beginning of the 20th century) and was only finished in the 60s. It's massive, eclectic architecture (especially inside, comparing the lower level crypt and the upper level Basilica) will surprise you and once you've reached the Basilica, don't forget to take in the view by exiting through the back doors. From the darkness of the Basilica, you'll emerge on top of Montreal.