Montreal: where to eat? Sights to see?

on Sep 11, 2009 @ 02:47 am

I'm going to Montreal in early October. Any good places to eat? drink? Sights to see? Haven't been since I was a kid, many years ago, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated! As far as clubs and stuff, I prefer punk/alternative music. Thanks Chicks for your imputs!

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Ali de Bold
Sooo many great places! on Sep 11, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

My favourite restaurant so far in Montreal is Da Emma. It's set in an old stone women's prison, lit mostly by candles, and the most amazing Italian food. It's a big hit with celebrities as their pictures line the entrance. Expect to spend between $18 - $45 per entree.

Le Cartet is another goodie in Old Montreal, as is Vallier, where you can get the most amazing Portobello mushroom burger (vegetarian).

Bar B Barn is a place I've never been but it's recommended on ChickAdvisor by a few people and looks good!

Rue St. Catherines has lots of shopping and there are some beautiful patio restaurants near Ogilvy (1307 Rue St. Catherine).

Old Montreal is the obvious touristy area, but it's really fun to rent a bike and drive all over the city by yourself. They have these Bixi Bicycles everywhere where you can rent and ride all day long, then drop off at any station. It's a great way to discover new neighborhoods.

Rue St. Denis is the Little Italy area where there are lots of cafes with little patios.

I don't really know the club scene. Maybe someone can comment on that?

I was recently there on Sep 17, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

I was in Montreal for a weekend a few weekends ago. Here's what I saw that I liked:

Old Montreal - it's just a nice area. I went in the evening so most of the stores were closed by then. There were a lot of restaurants and I randomly ended up picking one, Les Pyrenees. It was pretty good but I think you could probably find a better one for the same price.

If you go on Saint-Laurent, northwest towards Rue Sherbrooke there's more restaurants and some clubs around there. I ate at a place there but didn't see any clubs. I think this is the area but I'm not 100% sure, you'll want to double check that.

I also went to the Montreal Biodome, Botanical Gardens and the Insectarium. You can also see the Olympic stadium from here. For some reason the Biodome, Gardens and Insectarium was free so that's why I went. They're all pretty cool if you're into that stuff but the Biodome was full of little kids when I went (it was at the end of summer). That Gardens are really nice but it is A LOT of walking.

A must place to eat is Schwartz's!!! They have Montreal smoked meat sandwiches and they were AWESOME!!! I had to line up for about 10 mins to eat for lunch but totally worth it.

If I were to go again I'd like to go up Mount Royal and have a Montreal bagel but I didn't have the time.


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