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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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:

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 Dťcarie, Montrťal, 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 canít go wrong with any of the other cheese baked goods.
359 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montrťal, 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: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2011, 04:17:35 PM »
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.
Thanks. When i said i was going to be there tomorrow, i meant the day after i posted it ;)
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2011, 04:24:13 PM »
Yes, but I didn't see your post.
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2011, 10:18:22 AM »
For all of you that have Sprint, Itís a problem to use it in Canada,(Niagara on the Canadian side) you can be charged 59 Cents per minute (unless you sign up with a plan then its 20 Cents). Since Niagara is so close to the USA, if you set your phone that it should NOT roam, then it will most likely find a Sprint tower, and if you are in Canada and it picks up a Sprint tower there is no charge, itís like making and receiving a call in the USA.


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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2011, 11:09:18 AM »
For all of you that have Sprint, Itís a problem to use it in Canada,(Niagara on the Canadian side) you can be charged 59 Cents per minute (unless you sign up with a plan then its 20 Cents). Since Niagara is so close to the USA, if you set your phone that it should NOT roam, then it will most likely find a Sprint tower, and if you are in Canada and it picks up a Sprint tower there is no charge, itís like making and receiving a call in the USA.


Ill keep that in mind next time Im in Montreal ???
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2011, 03:31:27 PM »
dan,
It's not going to work all the way to Montreal, It only works for the first 5 to 10 miles after the border, after that it wont be able to pick up any Sprint towers, but i would imagine in Niagra since it's so close to the border it should work on the Canadian side.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2011, 04:34:22 PM »
dan,
It's not going to work all the way to Montreal, It only works for the first 5 to 10 miles after the border, after that it wont be able to pick up any Sprint towers, but i would imagine in Niagra since it's so close to the border it should work on the Canadian side.
You travel to Montreal via Niagara?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2011, 10:03:36 PM »
You travel to Montreal via Niagara?

nope, I usually  travel to Montrea from the 87 (Champlain Crossing)(Coming from Lakewood), this Chol Hamoed I'm going to be in Cleveland the first days and traveling to Montreal via Niagra (One night using the groupon stay at the Embassy Suite Hotel) for the 2nd days.



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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2011, 12:10:15 AM »
Watch out for traffic in Toronto.  From Cleveland best to stay on 90E until Syracuse, then north on 81 over the Thousand Island bridge.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2011, 11:26:16 AM »
Watch out for traffic in Toronto.  From Cleveland best to stay on 90E until Syracuse, then north on 81 over the Thousand Island bridge.
Thats if I want to go straight from Cleveland to Montreal, but I want to make a Stop in Niagra.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2012, 11:43:46 PM »
Anyone know of a upscale Dairy restaurant that has nice ambiance? Nice place for dessert?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2012, 12:26:43 AM »
Anyone know of a upscale Dairy restaurant that has nice ambiance? Nice place for dessert?
not exactly 'upscale' but its a nice joint, exceptions on queen mary
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2012, 10:07:00 PM »
Hi- Going to Montreal for my anniversary and wanted to know if anyone here has stayed at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth? Got a good deal through Fairmont premier and wanted to know if it was still worth it.

Also, I read through the 2010 Restaurant List (thanks). Are those still the best restaurants? (Maybe a new one opened since, or some of the ones on the list arent good anymore).

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2012, 11:45:20 PM »
Hi- Going to Montreal for my anniversary and wanted to know if anyone here has stayed at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth? Got a good deal through Fairmont premier and wanted to know if it was still worth it.

Also, I read through the 2010 Restaurant List (thanks). Are those still the best restaurants? (Maybe a new one opened since, or some of the ones on the list arent good anymore).

Thanks for any help.

I have never stayed in a room at the Queen Elizabeth but it is known in Montreal as one of the higher end Hotels...

As for restaurants, Morty's is closed and there is another overpriced steakhouse now across the street called Chops.

2 doors over from chops there is a self serve cholov yisroel frozen yogurt place that just opened and is getting all the buzz...

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2012, 11:43:57 AM »
I have never stayed in a room at the Queen Elizabeth but it is known in Montreal as one of the higher end Hotels...

As for restaurants, Morty's is closed and there is another overpriced steakhouse now across the street called Chops.

2 doors over from chops there is a self serve cholov yisroel frozen yogurt place that just opened and is getting all the buzz...

Thanks for your help. Whats the best area to stay? in the middle of the city/ Old City etc..?

Thanks.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2012, 12:53:00 PM »
Hi- Going to Montreal for my anniversary
Why not Quebec city?
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