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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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/
Closed

-CHIYOKO Sushi Bar & Steakhouse
2113 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1
(514) 804-0581
https://www.chiyokosushi.com/

- Metsuyan Sushi Express at Cavendish Mall in CSL
Certified by MK

- Saizen Sushi on Decarie
Certified by MK

- 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.
Certified by MK

- Chops (upscale)
Good steakhouse

- Benny & Fils
4944 Queen Mary Rd, Montreal, QC H3W 1X3
(same owners as Chez Benny that closed)

- City Grill
5055 Queen Mary NEW!
Certified by MK

-Luzzatto At Ramada Plaza Glatt Kosher Fine Italian Cuisine
6445 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, QC H3W 3E1
http://luzzattorestaurant.com/
Certified by CK (A new hechsher)

-The BSTRO / La Renaissance Gourmet
5663-A avenue Royalmount, Mont-Royal, QC H4P 2P9 (Industrial Park)
(514) 731-1862
https://larenaissancegourmet.com
Certified by MK

- CHIYOKO Sushi Bar & Steakhouse
2113 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1
(514) 804-0581
https://www.chiyokosushi.com/
Certified by MK

-Deli 770
Comfy, kosher deli in a strip mall preparing sandwiches, charcuterie & salads to eat in or take out.
265 Alexis-Nihon Blvd, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 2A4
(514) 748-0770
Certified by Chabad of Montréal

- Jerusalem Express at Cavendish Mall

- Deli Boys (Sorsky's) at Cavendish Mall
Certified by MK

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

- Kimly Kosher at Cavendish Mall Closed

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

-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

- Westminster gourmet - Cote St. Luc

- Kosher Quality on Victoria corner of Bourret

- 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 #200 on: July 06, 2014, 08:32:52 PM »

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: July 06, 2014, 08:44:19 PM »
Montreal?
there aren't any in the Jewish area. But I rank the SPG hotels: 1 W hotel 2 westin, 3 le meridien versailles
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #202 on: July 09, 2014, 12:33:05 AM »
I got a Radar ticket on the way to Montreal, (In Canada on the 15 by Atwater), does anyone know if there is anything I can do

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: July 09, 2014, 12:34:12 AM »
I got a Radar ticket on the way to Montreal, (In Canada on the 15 by Atwater), does anyone know if there is anything I can do
what state is your license?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #204 on: July 09, 2014, 12:34:43 AM »
New Jersey, they tracked me down, I got the ticket in the mail

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #205 on: July 09, 2014, 12:38:09 AM »
New Jersey, they tracked me down, I got the ticket in the mail
points don't transfer
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #206 on: July 09, 2014, 12:44:33 AM »
points don't transfer
I know that, even if they would transfer, these radar tickets are no point tickets. But its a $200 ticket

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #207 on: July 09, 2014, 12:46:53 AM »
You mean the photo ticket on the Champlain? Have it notarized that it wasn't you driving
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #208 on: July 09, 2014, 05:45:36 AM »
You mean the photo ticket on the Champlain? Have it notarized that it wasn't you driving
It sounds like on the ticket that only works if you give them the name of the person that was driving.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #209 on: July 22, 2014, 12:18:27 PM »
Any specific recommendations for Yakimono?

And anything for someone who can't have raw fish 'for health reasons'? (Generally doesn't like cooked fish or fried rolls)

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: July 22, 2014, 12:30:36 PM »
Any specific recommendations for Yakimono?
The Mendy roll (spicy). Geisha is my personal favourite though
And anything for someone who can't have raw fish 'for health reasons'? (Generally doesn't like cooked fish or fried rolls)
Don't go to Yakimono :). In all seriousness, my wife doesn't like sushi and when we go there she gets fish n chips or some other dish like that

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: July 22, 2014, 12:39:26 PM »
Any specific recommendations for Yakimono?

And anything for someone who can't have raw fish 'for health reasons'? (Generally doesn't like cooked fish or fried rolls)
All the sushi is delicious, fries are awesome too (get half regular n' half sweet potato).
Ppl who generally don't like cooked fish sushi... have obviously never tried yakimono!! Order a cooked fish roll for your friend, you won't be disappointed.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: July 22, 2014, 12:48:37 PM »

Ppl who generally don't like cooked fish sushi... have obviously never tried yakimono!! Order a cooked fish roll for your friend, you won't be disappointed.
We've tried quite a few and she just doesn't like it.

In all seriousness, my wife doesn't like sushi and when we go there she gets fish n chips or some other dish like that
That's what we've done in the past, just wondering if anyone tried any of the other mains but you're right they are pretty limited on non-sushi items.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: July 22, 2014, 01:25:58 PM »
Any specific recommendations for Yakimono?

And anything for someone who can't have raw fish 'for health reasons'? (Generally doesn't like cooked fish or fried rolls)

Fries are a can't miss and I love their chocolate cigar dessert

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: July 22, 2014, 04:01:50 PM »
We've tried quite a few and she just doesn't like it.
Fair enough, does she like mock crab? If so, my wife enjoyed the kani salad when she got it once.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: July 22, 2014, 04:05:51 PM »
Fair enough, does she like mock crab? If so, my wife enjoyed the kani salad when she got it once.
She ended up going with the fish n' chips מה שבטוח בטוח...

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #216 on: July 30, 2014, 01:30:08 PM »
I started a wiki, if anyone has useful information, additions or suggestions feel free to add to it or reply to this thread and I will add it in. Thanks!

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: July 30, 2014, 01:48:32 PM »
Is pizza gourmetti still open? They had some of the best pizza when I was there. Though tatty pizza is not even worth mentioning in the wiki ;)

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: July 30, 2014, 01:52:26 PM »
Is pizza gourmetti still open? They had some of the best pizza when I was there.

Yes. They moved to Victoria corner bourret (across from kosher quality)

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #219 on: July 30, 2014, 02:02:44 PM »
I started a wiki, if anyone has useful information, additions or suggestions feel free to add to it or reply to this thread and I will add it in. Thanks!
Yasher Koach, made a few minor fixes.