Its decor is simple: white tiles line the walls and ceiling and dozens of sketches of famous Quebec figures are mounted on the walls. This is one of the most unique experiences you can have in Montreal. Photo cred - Stash Café 200 Saint Paul At first sight, Stash Café may seem a bit too ritzy for those of us with small wallets it is in Old Montreal, after all , but don't let most of the menu fool you. Allow plenty of time to explore the rest of the market. British Accent Looking for crazy-high-quality ingredients prepared in a straightforward, un-gimmicky way? If the whole city is too much to choose from, try picking a spot from our list of or discover something new from these. I think you should also add some night time activities since Montreal has so much to offer. With a loyal following, tons of collective expertise, and a newly-redesigned space, this elegant restaurant is capturing the hearts and stomachs of food-savvy Montrealers.
The Bixi bike share is a good alternative. Shop for used books, thrift clothing or local designer duds along Bernard Street and St-Viateur Street. Francis Arkinson is the sommelier who oversees the wine menu at M. It is home to numerous bars, lounges and nightclubs, some that are dress to impress type places and others that are holes in the wall. Quartier Latin What you're getting: Fried tofu banh mi Vua Sandwichs is famed across Montreal for amazing, deeply flavourful banh mis at a fraction of a typical sub's price. Le Serpent Photo credit: James Brittain The Darling Foundry is a visual arts center showcasing, promoting, and supporting all things contemporary art.
A friend of mine seemed charmed when I told him how much I loved it. Lovely neighbourhood for post-dinner strolls, plenty of ice cream shops nearby. Plateau has plenty of restaurants to keep you sated for both lunch and dinner but I think dinners are particularly enjoyable, out on a terrace, with a glass of wine. For something more casual, consider little sibling Le Petit Alep, right next door on Jean-Talon. Fast forward a few months later and Agrikol is already impressing how important its Haitian offerings -- the only restaurant cooking this cuisine in the city -- to Montreal. Thank you for your recommendations!. Any suggestions for an itinerary? The smart cocktail and wine list is curated by rising-star sommelier Etheliya Hananova, the pastries span such French standards as tarte Tatin and praline-filled éclairs, and the weekend brunch is deservedly the most popular in town.
And there are plenty of one-of-a-kind coffee spots and bakeries to sustain you on your journey. Montreal Science Centre Photo credit: abdallahh via Flickr The Montreal Science Centre is another exciting family-friendly adventure. I have never been to Montreal before but love to practice my french as I have visited and lived in Europe several times and English speaking places are boring to me at this point. In a chic tavern setting with white tile floors and pastel-pink chairs, Harricana offers a refined selection of crafts beer and ciders, imported bottles of beer, rum and whiskey. A tourist list without a fancy Montreal eatery would be silly, because while we may not have the dollars to drop at an upscale resto, visitors probably do. We blame it on the combination of authentic dishes, the heavy yet balanced hand chef Raquel Zagoury has with spices, and those addictive French fries.
When you can order a foie gras hamburger or foie gras poutine, you know you're eating somewhere special. You also can't beat the adorable red hats the staff wear either. Photo cred - One of the greatest aspects of living in Montreal is the incredibly diverse and ever-evolving food scene. Wintering Photo credit: Old Port of Montreal With the help of an augmented reality app, Wintering brings the past to life all around the Old Port. All four owners traveled to Haiti, collecting artwork that you can now view on the restaurant walls.
It's timeless, run down, and beat up in some places but stylish and spiffy in others. Its chestnut-flour bread and Kamut baguettes are winners. Yes, you read that right. Any suggestions please on a reasonable accommodations probably close to the Parliament area … so many good things on your blog!!! You can also enjoy views of the city centre from Champ de Mars. While the debate between the cities with the still remains to be settled — New York or Montreal? La Grande Roue de Montréal Photo credit: La Grande Roue de Montréal Hop aboard one of the enclosed gondolas of the 60 meter tall observation wheel and take in breathtaking views of the city, the river and the mountains! Good loaves can also be found at in the Mile End. Source: Old Montreal The oldest area of the city, Old Montreal is an impressive neighbourhood that dates back to the 17th century.
Last month, their wine and food menus were built around Greek dishes, and when I visited last week they had only just switched to a Jerusalem theme. We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. La Banquise lovers go now respond in pure hatred. The building itself is full of history, from its inception in 1705 as a residence for then Governor of Montréal, Claude de Ramezay, to its occupation during the American Revolution. If you're looking for a more contemporary take on traditional favorites, try eating along one of the main drags — boulevard St-Laurent, rue St-Denis or rue Crescent — which have become major foodie hubs over the past several years. It is split into 19 large boroughs, though most tourists tend to not stray too far from Ville Marie. Are we likely to have some good warmish, sunny days?? We will definitely use your suggestions.
The Biodome is popular, yes, but there is also the Planetarium, Insectarium and Botanical Gardens nearby that are also very fun. There are places that mix it up a bit and offer Mexican- and Indian-style poutine, but stick with the original for your first tasting. Where and how details of wisdom would be greatly appreciated thank you! Stock-up on tacos, refried beans, homemade salsa and Mexican Jicama salad during your next visit to Chinatown! It is chips with cheese curds and gravy. We are planning a driving trip from Wisconsin to Montreal this summer with two of our three teenagers. Oh and any suggestion for where we can find Beavertails? As incredible as Old Montreal is, the rest of the city is also vibrant, buzzing with life and full of amazing things to discover… check out our other neighbourhood guides for the , , and to continue your Montreal adventure! Photo cred - Arepera du Plateau 4050 du Bullion Even though I personally prefer Bocadillo when it comes to delicious arepas, Arepera is much more of a legit sit-down restaurant, and is arguably just as good when it comes to the classic Venezuelan dish. There are over 3,000 slot machines at the casino, as well as over 100 gaming tables, speed lotteries, virtual games and Keno facilities. Although the jet boating sound fun but I am not sure if they can do it considering their age.
So I got to see the skyline and now I really want to visit! Not to mention the fact that the owner herself is wonderful. Some of the best croissants in the city are made at Au Kouign-Amann, a short stroll from La Main down Avenue du Mont-Royal. What to Eat in Montreal Like the French, Montrealers pride themselves on top-notch cuisine. I am visiting from the states for 2 days nights in late June. We are considering coming a few days early to enjoy Montreal. It is not a paid blog but there are many advantages such as our powerful search engine presence and the ability to have links back to your own blog and web site. Some dishes have grabbed the international spotlight throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia.
Not as geeky as it sounds. The house agnolotti, dressed under morel mushrooms and asparagus and cheesy butteriness, were extraordinarily good. Marche Bonsecours Photo source: The Canadian Encyclopedia The grand and historic building of Marche Bonsecours is home year round to countless boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Mingle with them, and discover works from around the world, at these galleries that just might make you fall in love. Now, we're not talking about Dagwoods or places in food courts. Horse-drawn carriage ride in Old-Montreal is also a popular option.