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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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, 5345 Vezina, (NEW ADDRESS) 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 #560 on: August 02, 2017, 06:23:47 PM »
Can someone please give a quick rundown of the Montreal kosher restaurants. I know some are listed on previous posts but I'm looking for updated info. Also I know there is a list on http://mk.ca/kosher-guide/restaurants/ but I don't tihnk that is updated as I see Ernie & Ellies listed and I read on previous posts that it is no longer under hashgacha. I would especially appreciate for a quick line about the cost of the restaurants. I'll even help you out by posting the list from the MK website. You can just reply in line a quick line about each one. Thank you!

Also isn't there a cheap flieshig place inside the Quality Inn on Decarie? I don't see that one listed. Feel free to add to the list if any are missing. Here's the list:

Atrium Cafe (dairy/pareve)   
Chez Benny (meat)   
Chiyoko (Fish/meat)     
Deli Boyz (meat)     
ELNA Bistro (dairy)       
Ernie & Ellies (meat)       
Exception II (dairy)     
Federation CJA Coffee Shop (dairy)     
Iris-istible (dairy)     
Kimly Kosher (meat)     
Kosher Pizza Bar (dairy)       
Metsuyan Sushi Express (fish)         
Mozart (dairy/fish)         
Paradise Kosher Meat (meat)         
Pizza Gourmetti (dairy)           
Pizza Pita (dairy)           
Pizzeria Taty (dairy)           
Resto Uriel (meat)             
Saizen Sushi (Fish)               
Yakimono Kosher Sushi (fish/pareve)       




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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #561 on: August 02, 2017, 06:42:53 PM »
I'm looking for updated info     
I recently updated the wiki

I see Ernie & Ellies listed and I read on previous posts that it is no longer under hashgacha.
Ernie & Ellie's is under new ownership & indeed still under the MK.

I would especially appreciate for a quick line about the cost of the restaurants.
On a scale of $ to $$$$$ (I only rated the ones I am familiar with):
Atrium Cafe (dairy/pareve) $$
Chez Benny (meat) $$
Chiyoko (Fish/meat) $$$$
Deli Boyz (meat) $
ELNA Bistro (dairy)       
Ernie & Ellies (meat) $$$
Exception II (dairy) $$$
Federation CJA Coffee Shop (dairy) $
Iris-istible (dairy)
Kimly Kosher (meat) $
Kosher Pizza Bar (dairy) $
Metsuyan Sushi Express (fish) $
Mozart (dairy/fish) $$$
Paradise Kosher Meat (meat) $
Pizza Gourmetti (dairy) $
Pizza Pita (dairy) $
Pizzeria Taty (dairy) $
Resto Uriel (meat)
Saizen Sushi (Fish) $$$
Yakimono Kosher Sushi (fish/pareve) $$$

Also isn't there a cheap flieshig place inside the Quality Inn on Decarie? I don't see that one listed.
Ther's is one in the Quality Hotel, but not under the MK.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #562 on: August 03, 2017, 12:06:33 PM »
The Grill isn't under the MK? what does it have then?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #563 on: August 03, 2017, 12:18:30 PM »

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #564 on: August 03, 2017, 12:25:35 PM »
The Grill isn't under the MK? what does it have then?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #565 on: August 03, 2017, 02:49:14 PM »
Is there a list of minyanim anywhere?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #566 on: August 03, 2017, 03:02:18 PM »
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #567 on: August 03, 2017, 03:17:36 PM »
http://www.godaven.com/list.asp?City=montreal

Thanks, Before I filter through 7 pages what would be my best option for shacharit close to the airport.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #568 on: August 03, 2017, 03:31:16 PM »
I believe Bet Ora in Ville st Laurent, or Chabad on Westbury and Plamondon

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #569 on: August 03, 2017, 03:55:12 PM »
I believe Bet Ora in Ville st Laurent, or Chabad on Westbury and Plamondon
Heading which way ? asking regarding traffic
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #570 on: August 03, 2017, 04:30:08 PM »
I am sleeping near the airport, Hoping to grab an uber to minyan and then some Cheskies before going back to the airport.

ETA: a late minyan is OK

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #571 on: August 03, 2017, 04:42:08 PM »
ETA: a late minyan is OK

This helps you with traffic
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #572 on: August 03, 2017, 04:42:23 PM »
I am sleeping near the airport, Hoping to grab an uber to minyan and then some Cheskies before going back to the airport.

ETA: a late minyan is OK
Chesky's & a late Minyan, you best off at Satmer on 5555 Hutchison, they have a minyan until chatzot.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #573 on: August 03, 2017, 05:08:43 PM »
Under the Strict Supervision of Rabbi Pinchus Wieder

Is is an accepted hechsher by the Orthodox community? Do you recommend this grill?

Thanks for the listing the prices ranges!!


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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #574 on: August 03, 2017, 05:18:50 PM »
Is is an accepted hechsher by the Orthodox community?
Absolutely.

Do you recommend this grill?
Haven't bean there in a while...

Thanks for the listing the prices ranges!!
It's my pleasure.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #575 on: August 03, 2017, 05:35:11 PM »
Absolutely.
Haven't bean there in a while...
It's my pleasure.

I'm confused is the restautant in the Quality Inn hotel Le Grill or Luzzatta?


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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #576 on: August 03, 2017, 05:40:15 PM »
I'm confused is the restautant in the Quality Inn hotel Le Grill or Luzzatta?

Used to be Le Grill. Changed name same location.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #577 on: August 03, 2017, 05:46:36 PM »
Used to be Le Grill. Changed name same location.
Bingo

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #578 on: August 03, 2017, 06:57:38 PM »
I am sleeping near the airport, Hoping to grab an uber to minyan and then some Cheskies before going back to the airport.

ETA: a late minyan is OK
If you are looking for Shacharit after sleeping at the airport, then Beth Ora in St. Laurent is the closest shul.  There is a bakery not far from there on St Louis- not anything like Cheskies, but pretty good.  Otherwise those will be pretty expensive pastries at Cheskies if you are going by cab or uber. Also, there could be a lot of traffic from the airport area into town. You won;t have much traffic going to Beth Ora. Not sure when davening is there, however.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #579 on: August 03, 2017, 09:57:52 PM »
Go daven says 7:30
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