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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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 #280 on: October 02, 2014, 02:34:10 PM »
Would you consider my prices a small premium? It's about  2x or 3.5x more expensive base in my numbers!
To me yes, you're already spending (a minimum of)10-15X more than that for the trip itself, might as well enjoy it fully. Besides in raw $, you're talking about ~$50 (gas included). That's one meal at a cheap restaurant.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: October 02, 2014, 02:56:05 PM »
To me yes, you're already spending (a minimum of)10-15X more than that for the trip itself, might as well enjoy it fully. Besides in raw $, you're talking about ~$50 (gas included). That's one meal at a cheap restaurant.
You can find a car in YUL for 27 hours for $50 including gas? Link? Cheapest I found was $59 before gas.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: October 02, 2014, 05:44:07 PM »
You can find a car in YUL for 27 hours for $50 including gas? Link? Cheapest I found was $59 before gas.
$50 more than public transport.

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« Reply #283 on: October 03, 2014, 03:00:20 AM »
To me yes, you're already spending (a minimum of)10-15X more than that for the trip itself, might as well enjoy it fully. Besides in raw $, you're talking about ~$50 (gas included). That's one meal at a cheap restaurant.

I kinda agree with Yehoshua, though I am single and perfectly fine using the public trans system in other cities. If his wife doesn't mind why not, besides no need to look for or pay for parking when you go to downtown, these things all add up.

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« Reply #284 on: October 03, 2014, 06:42:17 AM »
I kinda agree with Yehoshua, though I am single and perfectly fine using the public trans system in other cities. If his wife doesn't mind why not, besides no need to look for or pay for parking when you go to downtown, these things all add up.
Interesting. Firstly it's true, I have a kid so it's not even a question. My wife and I did use public transport throughout Europe but the dynamics are changed there (Public transport is generally excellent, driving & parking is generally much more difficult and car pricing more prohibitive).

I respect someone's choice to use it, I just don't think it's worthwhile for the money. If it seems more convenient, no problem. To me it would limit the places I would visit (can't drive up Mt. Royal or go to the lookout, can't easily access whichever restaurant you want to, need to leave extra leeway time on each excursion and getting back to airport in case there is a metro problem etc).

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #285 on: October 03, 2014, 08:58:43 AM »
Interesting. Firstly it's true, I have a kid so it's not even a question. My wife and I did use public transport throughout Europe but the dynamics are changed there (Public transport is generally excellent, driving & parking is generally much more difficult and car pricing more prohibitive).

I respect someone's choice to use it, I just don't think it's worthwhile for the money. If it seems more convenient, no problem. To me it would limit the places I would visit (can't drive up Mt. Royal or go to the lookout, can't easily access whichever restaurant you want to, need to leave extra leeway time on each excursion and getting back to airport in case there is a metro problem etc).
True, taking public transportation does mean allowing extra time to get places. As far as Mount Royal the 11 bus goes to the top AFAIK. It might make some stops, but it'll be a holiday so use should be lighter than a normal day. I still haven't decided for sure, but I'm leaning towards public transit.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: October 12, 2014, 07:39:42 PM »
Quick, best rolls at Yakimono?

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« Reply #287 on: October 12, 2014, 07:45:10 PM »
Quick, best rolls at Yakimono?

Here is Dan's review from Montreal TR, I'm not a fish fan myself.

Yakimono Sushi Bar: Incredible sushi and well priced as well.
I’m really not such a big sushi fan and would never touch raw fish with a 10 foot pole. We went here as an afterthought but it was well worth it.
Yakimono is clean and sleek looking restaurant. I got a fried sushi roll (10 pieces for $11) with salmon, mango, and avocado with fried tempura which was amazing. They serve their Sushi with a number of sauces (The sweet sauce was awesome!). The nice portion of fries ($4) were well-spiced and very good.
The only disappointment was the Hot Apple Crumble with Ice Cream ($8) that was overdone and consisted mostly of just dry crumble.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: October 12, 2014, 07:45:49 PM »
Thanks.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: October 12, 2014, 08:03:41 PM »
If you still need, the Geisha roll and dynamite are my favorites.

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« Reply #290 on: October 12, 2014, 08:11:05 PM »
If you still need, the Geisha roll and dynamite are my favorites.
Just ordered and not those. Hopefully what we ordered will be good. Thanks though.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #291 on: October 12, 2014, 08:26:09 PM »
Just ordered and not those. Hopefully what we ordered will be good. Thanks though.

Hard to go wrong with whatever you get...
Hope I'm still on time for desert though :) The Lava cake is amazing and most people swear by the cigars though we didn't find them too exciting.

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« Reply #292 on: October 12, 2014, 08:43:08 PM »
Hard to go wrong with whatever you get...
Hope I'm still on time for desert though :) The Lava cake is amazing and most people swear by the cigars though we didn't find them too exciting.
Our meal was amazing. We were thinking of Sprinkles for dessert. Worth it?

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« Reply #293 on: October 12, 2014, 08:47:31 PM »
Our meal was amazing. We were thinking of Sprinkles for dessert. Worth it?

Sprinkz is very good frozen yogurts, though not really dessert like you would get in yakimono bar. More of a snack type.

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« Reply #294 on: October 12, 2014, 08:52:34 PM »
Sprinkz is very good frozen yogurts, though not really dessert like you would get in yakimono bar. More of a snack type.
Ture, but I'm very picky when it comes to non dairy desserts.

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« Reply #295 on: October 12, 2014, 09:25:07 PM »
Just sampled Sprinklz and we were not very impressed. None of the flavors tasted like what they were supposed to be. We'll just stick to Toppings in LA.

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« Reply #296 on: October 12, 2014, 10:49:47 PM »
Our meal was amazing. We were thinking of Sprinkles for dessert. Worth it?
did the sukka have electricity tonight?
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« Reply #297 on: October 12, 2014, 10:50:19 PM »
did the sukka have electricity tonight?
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« Reply #298 on: October 13, 2014, 03:21:25 AM »
Just sampled Sprinklz and we were not very impressed. None of the flavors tasted like what they were supposed to be. We'll just stick to Toppings in LA.

That's bad luck, they switch their flavors very often, some are great and some are what i think of as more experimental. When I was there they had an excellent cookie dough flavor on the offerings. And they also had some good ones in the fridge at 50 percent off.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #299 on: October 13, 2014, 07:10:01 AM »
That's bad luck, they switch their flavors very often, some are great and some are what i think of as more experimental. When I was there they had an excellent cookie dough flavor on the offerings. And they also had some good ones in the fridge at 50 percent off.
I guess it also depends what you're comparing it to. They had Cookie dough (sugar free) which I didn't bother tasting  because I can't stand sugar free anything. My wife did and said it was bland. The Khalua flavor didn't taste like Khalua, but I will admit the mango sorbet was good.