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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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 #340 on: June 24, 2015, 01:29:35 PM »
What's with Fuego?
Opened and closed within a year?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #341 on: June 24, 2015, 09:00:51 PM »
Wiki isn't terribly helpful here.
Which of these are the top 2 dairy options?

-Pizza Pita - Decarie

-Exception (Breakfast/Lunch) Queen Mary Rd.

-Bistro Pizza Bar on Westminster

-Pizza Gourmetti on Victoria corner of Bourett

-Kosher Pizza Bar at Cavendish in CSL

-Restaurant Mozart on Queen Mary

-Taty Pizza on Darlington
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #342 on: June 24, 2015, 09:04:10 PM »
I believe Mozart & Exception
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #343 on: June 24, 2015, 10:07:43 PM »
I believe Mozart & Exception
+1
Everything else is basically pizza shops.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #344 on: June 24, 2015, 10:09:31 PM »
+1
Everything else is basically pizza shops.
Any of them stand out?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #345 on: June 25, 2015, 10:59:28 AM »
Any of them stand out?
I only really ate at Pizza Pita so I couldn't tell you (half of those didn't even exist when I lived there).

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #346 on: June 25, 2015, 05:06:28 PM »
Any specific recs at Yaki?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #347 on: June 25, 2015, 10:09:25 PM »
Deli 365 is a take out on Bernard famous for his sandwiches

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #348 on: June 26, 2015, 02:40:54 AM »
Wiki isn't terribly helpful here.
Which of these are the top 2 dairy options?

-Pizza Pita - Decarie

-Exception (Breakfast/Lunch) Queen Mary Rd.

-Bistro Pizza Bar on Westminster

-Pizza Gourmetti on Victoria corner of Bourett

-Kosher Pizza Bar at Cavendish in CSL

-Restaurant Mozart on Queen Mary

-Taty Pizza on Darlington
Pizza Pita is a nice sit-down pizza shop, (they recently expended their Italian-Pasta dishes).
Exception is a nice dairy restaurant.
The rest are not first in line in my opinion.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #349 on: June 26, 2015, 02:42:48 AM »
Yakimono is a top-notch sushi restaurant which is a must go when you visit Montreal.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #350 on: June 26, 2015, 02:52:42 AM »
Cool, what else is worth going to?

Wiki is pretty sparse on reviews and hasn't been updated since January...

In my opinion the nicest restaurant outing is at Chops, but take along a 'charge card' cuz maybe your CL won't be enough.... LOL and always make reservations.
Are you coming to Montreal? Maybe we can arrange a DO?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: June 26, 2015, 08:25:24 AM »
What's with this new place Mediterraneo? Any good?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #352 on: June 26, 2015, 10:36:08 AM »
I wasn't there yet, & I didn't hear feedback either, they opened just a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #353 on: June 26, 2015, 01:53:02 PM »
In my opinion the nicest restaurant outing is at Chops, but take along a 'charge card' cuz maybe your CL won't be enough.... LOL and always make reservations.
Are you coming to Montreal? Maybe we can arrange a DO?
Chops doesn't have the MK Hechsher, they use KSR

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #354 on: June 26, 2015, 04:04:07 PM »
Chops doesn't have the MK Hechsher, they use KSR
True, but very well excepted in Montreal, and the reason is simple, because the system with the meat in Montreal, all meat in Montreal goes thru the MK anyway, they still impose the Isur of shchutei chutz.
(very unlikely NOT to see chasideshe people at Chops)

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #355 on: June 28, 2015, 03:27:10 PM »
Just went to Restaurant Mozart this morning, it's more upscale then pizza pita and food is good as well. I got the regular breakfast the omlett was OK but everything else (Bread, Small square baked potatos with chilli, salad, cheeses, salmon) was very good. Wife got Belgium waffle says was good

Anyone know if chops across thr street does takeout? Thinking of getting launch/dinner later

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #356 on: July 01, 2015, 05:42:58 PM »
anything intersting to do in montreal beside what it says in the wiki? there is nothing really gevaldig in the wiki. how about on the way from montreal to NYC?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #357 on: July 01, 2015, 05:49:18 PM »
anything intersting to do in montreal beside what it says in the wiki? there is nothing really gevaldig in the wiki. how about on the way from montreal to NYC?
On the way you can stop at Howes Caverns right before Albany. Supposed to be really nice.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #358 on: July 01, 2015, 09:10:27 PM »
anything intersting to do in montreal beside what it says in the wiki? there is nothing really gevaldig in the wiki. how about on the way from montreal to NYC?
Actually tonight is Opening Night for the wire work competition at La Ronde, you can watch it off the Jacque Cartier bridge.
This runs twice week Saturday night & Wednesday night both at 10:00 pm.
More details here:
https://www.sixflags.com/larondeen/linternational-des-feux/opening

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #359 on: July 01, 2015, 09:38:34 PM »
Actually tonight is Opening Night for the firework competition at La Ronde, you can watch it off the Jacque Cartier bridge.
This runs twice week Saturday night & Wednesday night both at 10:00 pm.
More details here:
https://www.sixflags.com/larondeen/linternational-des-feux/opening

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