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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2008, 11:01:14 AM »
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
Care to list some?

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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2008, 05:05:05 PM »
Beaver Lake/Mount Royal,Old Montreal,Jazz Festival, Comedy Festival, Old Port ,Biodome
etc etc etc

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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2008, 12:02:04 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!




Ive never been to that place, but $24.95 for all you can eat doesnt sound like such a great deal.
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Re: Best Kosher Restaurants/Things To Do In Montreal?
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2008, 02:53:59 PM »
Ive never been to that place, but $24.95 for all you can eat doesnt sound like such a great deal.
I dont like most all-you-can-eat deals.  You get to select only the food that they want to serve, that's been sitting in a tray for who knows how long, being picked over by everyone...

The deal at E&E was that you get to order as many dishes as you want, made fresh for you for just $24.95!
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2011, 01:43:17 PM »
Adding to the Montreal thread......

I'm surprised no one mentioned the dairy patisery (breakfast lunch restaurant) Exception. They have a good breakfast special menu served till 2 pm. They are next door to chez Benny which is a good option for fast food fleshig. If you like chez Benny but want to try something slightly different (but same idea) try the grill located in the kosher hotel on decarie and plamondon. Pizza pita us a great option for pizza and dairy.

There's a new restaurant, Chops, I ate there once and wasn't terribly impressed but people like it and it's upscale. The automatically include an 18% tip even for a party of 2.

Ernie's and eli's is alright mid-range restaurant. I think the policy for all you can it isthst everyone at the table had to order it (that helps them avoid sharing issues).

Yakimono is a must, great sushi place never disappoints (at least that's my experience).

There are other restaurants but these are the ones I frequent and they cover the range of what you'd need while traveling.
Also a bagel shop off of Jean Talon I think it's called royal bagel, try their hot cinnamon bagel with their blueberry cream cheese (the last few times i couldnt get it cause either they were outofthe bagels or cream cheese ;(.

For deli take out (bakery/grocery/deli) there's kosher quality on Victoria and bourett they have amazing challah ( I would say the best in the world but everyone has the best challah in the world from their home town).

For a great bakery and if you want to buy a nice cake for your shabbos host check out westminister gourmet on westminster in cote-st-luc.


Chezkies has been mentioned somewhere else in forums they also have good naming mezoines.


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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2011, 01:47:18 PM »
Gave my opinion on Montreal eateries here:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/6370

I didn't mention Exception which I thought was not exceptional but was just OK.  And neither of the kosher hotel eateries are anything to write home about.
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2011, 05:44:28 PM »
As they say " al ta'am varaiach ein l'hitvakeiach"  I agree bout the hotel's joints, but exception has not disappointed anyone else that I know of.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2011, 07:12:13 PM »
if anybody is heading to montreal over the summer Tatty's Pizza is having a sale $12 for a 18" pie of pizza the pizza there isnt anything special but they rock when it comes to Poutines!

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2011, 12:45:27 AM »
if anybody is heading to montreal over the summer Tatty's Pizza is having a sale $12 for a 18" pie of pizza the pizza there isnt anything special but they rock when it comes to Poutines!

Pizza pita spicy extra saucy poutine is way better than Tatty..

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2011, 11:39:16 PM »
We have a 3 hour layover in YUL tomorrow...is it feasible to get to a restaurant and back?
How far is the closest place?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2011, 11:45:12 PM »
Maybe you could order with delivery to the airport... otherwise I wouldnt risk it. Try pitapizza...

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2011, 12:50:23 AM »
We have a 3 hour layover in YUL tomorrow...is it feasible to get to a restaurant and back?
How far is the closest place?
It's about 20 minutes from YUL to the restaurants on Decarie, such as Pizza Pita.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/6370

Or if you're a Sushi guy then head right to Yakimono, also on Decarie.
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2011, 01:05:21 AM »
It's about 20 minutes from YUL to the restaurants on Decarie, such as Pizza Pita.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/6370

Or if you're a Sushi guy then head right to Yakimono, also on Decarie.
Do you think there would be time to take a cab there and back?
We land at 1:45 pm and our flight is at 5 pm

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2011, 02:06:49 AM »
Sure, if you're flight arrives on time you can leave the airport at 2-2:15 (luggage stays) and you can easily be back by 3. Even if you get there at 4 you're OK. If you checked luggage and already have a boarding pass from the earlier flight you really have no reason to be there earlier.
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