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Getting to Montreal:
Airports:
-YUL
Main airport - There is an express bus (#747) that goes direct from the airport to downtown for $10 CAD.

-PBG
Plattsburgh is on the US side and therefore may provide cheaper flight options. About 1 hour drive to Montreal.

-BTV
Burlington is on the US side and therefore may provide cheaper flight options. About 1.5 hour drive to Montreal.

Other transport:
-Heiman's Bus (~ 9 hrs) ~$140 RT
Bus from NYC to Montreal. Leaving every night arriving early morning.

-Amtrak (~ 10.5 hrs from NYC) ~$100-$120 RT
Train is much more comfortable than the bus. Schedule not as convenient, leaves early morning arrives late evening. Wi-Fi and Kosher snacks available.
Amtrak TRs here and here

Hotels:
Downtown:
-W hotel  (SPG)
Beautiful and highly recommended.

-Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Regal hotel, excellent ambiance.

-Intercontinental/St James's
Gorgeous

-Hyatt
Outdated

Airport:
-Sheraton four points (SPG)
5 minute drive (w/o traffic) from kosher area.

Chabad area:
Quality Hotel - Decarie & Plamondon
Walking distance to entire Chabad area. Has kosher breakfast. Rooms are old and outdated. Not a luxury experience to say the least. Has a kosher restaurant on premises.

-Ruby Foo
About 15 minute walk from Chabad area.

Transportation:
Great Metro system that is pretty easy to follow.

Activities:


Museums:


Amusement parks/Thrill rides/Game Rooms:
-Casino (downtown)

-La Ronde
Six flag style amusement park

Beaches/Water Activities:
Boat ride at Old-port

Winter Activities:
Skiing
-Mt Tremblant resort
Best skiing

-Mont St Sauveur
Good skiing. Less touristy.

-Snow tubing
-Ice Skating
-Ice village
Ile des Nieges

Sports:
Montreal Canadiens (NHL - Hockey)

Alouettes (CFL - Football)

Impact (MLS - Soccer)

Other activities:
Beaver Lake/Mount Royal
Old Montreal
Jazz Festival
Comedy Festival
Old Port
Biodome
-Olympic Stadium & Tower
Some felt this was an underwhelming experience.
-Underground city

Shopping:

Hiking/Nature:
-Botanical Gardens
Beautiful gardens, great for a date on a nice day.

Nearby Cities:
Ottawa (2 hours)
Quebec City (3 hours)
Boston (5 hours)
Toronto (5 hours)
Niagara Falls (7 hours)
NYC (7 hours)

Eateries:

- Google map of all the restaurants and stores on the Montreal Kosher website here (probably missed some, saved to my drive to enable edits, so feel free to update accordingly)

Dairy:
-Pizza Pita - Decarie (@ Plamondon) Great hours (open until 11pm? 4am M"S)
Great food all around. There is something here for everyone. Pizza is good, but the real treats lie elsewhere. Poutine is a must as is the pizza eggroll/wrap. Felafel and veggie burger are some of the best in Western hemisphere. Great salad and ice cream bars as well. Has a drive-through.
514-731-7482,  6415 Decarie Blvd, Que, H3W 3E1 pizzapita.com

-Exception (Breakfast/Lunch) Queen Mary Rd.
Good breakfast menu. A bit pricey, but quality food. Delicious pizza

-Bistro Pizza Bar on Westminster

-District Bagel (Formerly Mount Royal Bagels) 709 Lucerne Rd.
 Authentic wood-oven bagels. Great flavors. Blueberry, cinnamon etc. Now available on Uber Eats

-Pizza Gourmetti on Victoria corner of Bourett

-Kosher Pizza Bar at Cavendish Mall in CSL

-Restaurant Mozart on Queen Mary

-Taty Pizza on Darlington

Sushi:
- Yakimono
Best kosher sushi, hands down. Nice ambiance for Montreal standards. Delicious french fries (order half regular and half sweet potato).
4210 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal, QC H4A 3K3 (514) 484-1515
http://www.yakimono.ca/

- Metsuyan Sushi
2113 Rue Saint Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1 (514) 744-2323
http://www.metsuyansushi.com/

- Metsuyan Sushi Express at Cavendish Mall in CSL

- Saizen Sushi on Decarie

- Chanoch's Sushi on Darlington

Meat:
- Ernie & Ellie's (Chinese) Decarie Square Mall
Good Chinese food. They have a tasting menu (all you can eat style) once a week that some recommend.

- Chops (upscale)
Good steakhouse

- Chez Benny (American/Israeli) Queen Mary Rd.
Fast food/cafeteria style. Delicious Shwarma.

- The Grill (American) Decarie & Plamondon in the Quality Hotel
Decent food, about what you would expect for something called "the grill".

- Kimly Kosher at Cavendish Mall

- Jerusalem Express at Cavendish Mall

- Deli Boys (Sorsky's) at Cavendish Mall

-Mega Burger on Decarie Closed

Takeout:
- Deli365 (heimish takeout)
365 Bernard

- Oinegs (heimish takeout)
360 st viateur  Montreal, QC H2V4G9
(514) 277-3600

- Adar on Westminster

- Fooderie - Mid-Town (Formally Montreal Kosher) in Wilderton Shopping Center

- One Stop Kosher on Darlington

Bakeries/Others:
- Cheskies
The cheese muffins had an indescribably great flavor. The flaky cheese danish with confectioners sugar and large cheese florets were equally great. You really can’t go wrong with any of the other cheese baked goods.
359 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montréal, QC H2V 4H3
(514) 271-2253

- Westminister gourmet - Cote St. Luc

- Kosher Quality on Victoria corner of Bourett

- Montreal Kosher, three different locations with main branch on Victoria.

- Citi Cachere on Van Horne close to Victoria

- Mount Royal Bagel (Bagels) Jean Talon [See above District Bagel]

- Paradise Kosher in DDO (Bakery, Takeout, Meat - a mini market)

- Sprinklz Now changed to Glidaz under new management
Fun self-serve yogurt. Some Cholov Yisroel and Pareve choices. Charged by weight.

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« on: June 01, 2008, 02:04:02 PM »
Looks like I may do a mileage run north of the border-Any Montrealers in the house have info to share on the best kosher restaurants/things to do in montreal?
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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 02:30:26 PM »
hey dan
when i was there last year i was at el morocco (http://shamash.org/kosher/search.php?Recno=00189&Comm=two#) and it was the best/most authentic moroccan food ive ever had if you do go make sure you get the moroccan cigars

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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 02:07:34 PM »
el morocco is not such a good restaraunt... if you like sushi there is some good sushi places but in general montreal is really bad for normal meat restaraunts.

What type of things are you looking to do? I can probably help!

oh, when I was there, I used some points for a night in the W montreal - fantastic hotel!!

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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 02:36:07 PM »
Oy! Montreal, I hate that city.
People love Pizza Pita (fast food, not a real restaurant).

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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 03:32:57 PM »
I was there for a wedding a year ago- there was a very good pizza place (dont know if its the one mentioned above) they have a very extensive menu, a seperate ice cream counter. But that was when Canadian dollars cost less than US dollars.

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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 04:58:38 PM »
I was there for a wedding a year ago- there was a very good pizza place (dont know if its the one mentioned above) they have a very extensive menu, a seperate ice cream counter. But that was when Canadian dollars cost less than US dollars.

thats pizza pita - prices are through the roof and not the greatest food... But it is the best pizza in montreal!

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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 09:48:59 PM »
Oy! Montreal, I hate that city.
How come?
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008, 09:46:21 AM »
Its like going to France- You cant even read the road signes (unless you understand French, that is)
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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2008, 10:22:26 AM »
Its like going to France- You cant even read the road signes (unless you understand French, that is)
Worse! It's like going to WANNA BE FRANCE!!!
The people are rude (Especially if you speak English), The highway system is ridiculous & theres nothing to do there. It's used to be good to buy things at the lower Dollar rate but now thats gone...

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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2008, 02:52:21 PM »
Yeah, enjoy ze French Canadians.
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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2008, 12:45:55 AM »
I'm surprised nobody told me about Ernie And Ellie's.

They have a few menus, but their chinese tasting menu had an incredible deal: You can order sample sizes of as many of the appetizers, soups, entrés (chicken, meat, and fish), sides, and deserts from the chinese menu as you can eat for just $24.95!!! Amazing!

Also the Sheraton four points at the airport is a very nice place for a Starwood category 2, plus it's located under 5 minutes from all of the kosher restaurants on Decarie.

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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2008, 12:17:38 PM »
I'm surprised nobody told me about Ernie And Ellie's.

They have a few menus, but their chinese tasting menu had an incredible deal: You can order sample sizes of as many of the appetizers, soups, entrés (chicken, meat, and fish), sides, and deserts from the chinese menu as you can eat for just $24.95!!! Amazing!

Also the Sheraton four points at the airport is a very nice place for a Starwood category 2, plus it's located under 5 minutes from all of the kosher restaurants on Decarie.

That food is discusting!!

btw that sheraton 4 points is owned by frum jews and they have a kosher kitchen...

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2008, 12:29:09 PM »
That food is discusting!!

btw that sheraton 4 points is owned by frum jews and they have a kosher kitchen...
I thought that some of the meals were better than others, but there were plenty of good ones.  It's truly an amazing value and far from disgusting IMHO.

A kosher kitchen in the 4 points? Care to elaborate?

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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2008, 01:10:34 PM »
A kosher kitchen in the 4 points? Care to elaborate?

alot of ppl make simchas there...

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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2008, 12:35:46 PM »
I have always liked Chez Benny on Queen Mary Road.  It is cafeteria-style but has great shwarma etc. Noisy ambiance but good food. OtherGuy doesn't know Montreal- lots of fun stuff to do, and if you ignore the political nonsense you can have a great time