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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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 #705 on: February 20, 2019, 02:37:43 PM »
What would you say the total cost is to drive round trip from Brooklyn to Montreal? A normal size car (not compact or SUV) including all tolls.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #706 on: February 20, 2019, 02:50:29 PM »
What would you say the total cost is to drive round trip from Brooklyn to Montreal? A normal size car (not compact or SUV) including all tolls.

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Tolls- IIRC, it's pretty much just whatever you pay for bridges out of Brooklyn plus $5-10 each way for the time you'll be on the NYS Thruway. I think you can take a free bridge into Montreal.

Gas- Just under 800 miles round trip. Figure out what MPG you get (maybe around 40 MPG on mostly highway driving if you have a new car), divide 800 miles by your MPG and multiply that by current gas prices.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #707 on: February 25, 2019, 06:31:15 PM »
Looking to bring  some people to Montreal for Shabbos in early May like right after Pesach.
Where would I be able to find some people to host some Chatzei Frum people then - around mid twenties, houses have to be nice.
Neighborhood is border of Outremont and Cote De Neige

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #708 on: March 13, 2019, 03:06:31 PM »
Any hotels near the frum area of town?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #709 on: March 13, 2019, 03:11:16 PM »
Any hotels near the frum area of town?
Frum as in? name a area
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #710 on: March 13, 2019, 03:33:37 PM »
Frum as in? name a area

As close to the  Agudath  of Montreal as we can get

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #711 on: March 13, 2019, 06:03:34 PM »
As close to the  Agudath  of Montreal as we can get
For shabbos? 40 min walking minimum Other choice is to be a guest in a house or private basement
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #713 on: April 04, 2019, 12:45:11 AM »
New place Chanoch's sushi owned by South Korean jew
https://www.google.com/search?q=chanoch+sushi&oq=chanoch+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.2355j0j7&client=ms-android-asus-tpin&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8
It’s not new, bean there for a while, (it’s even on the wiki), and his sushi is absolutely phenomenal, he’s actually a professional trained sushi chef with lots of experience in the non-kosher world, plus he’s very creative & willing to accommodate any type of order... I know him personally for a number of years now...

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #714 on: April 04, 2019, 08:46:15 AM »
It’s not new, bean there for a while, (it’s even on the wiki), and his sushi is absolutely phenomenal, he’s actually a professional trained sushi chef with lots of experience in the non-kosher world, plus he’s very creative & willing to accommodate any type of order... I know him personally for a number of years now...
Cool. I just met him at a wedding, if he's there for a while he can certainly use some advertisement
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #715 on: April 04, 2019, 09:37:21 AM »
What is it with Montreal and amazing sushi?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #716 on: April 05, 2019, 10:52:17 AM »
Any hotels in the MTL area that have suites that are not crazy $? We would need 3 bedrooms.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #717 on: April 08, 2019, 10:07:15 PM »
Was in Pizza Gourmetti, food was amazing, all made on the spot and fresh. Prices are reasonable. The wait time wasn't long but it does take some time because all is made in house.

The garlic knots [garlic bread] had nothing to do with garlic but was nevertheless good.
Thanks for your recommendation just finished there true gem in the Montreal Kosher eatery space, whatever we had was super delicious I would assume their whole menu would do. Gourmet food with family friendly touch.
We had personal pie, 3 cheese poutine, Tuna Panini, ceasar salad
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #718 on: April 30, 2019, 09:32:53 AM »
Can anyone recommend a reliable van service that can shuttle a group on 14 or so people around Montreal for a few days?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #719 on: April 30, 2019, 01:56:46 PM »
I have a 3 hr layover in YUL and I am trying to get Cheskie's and Pizza Pita delivered to the airport. I know I can use Uber, but I'm hesitant because of the higher chance of something going wrong with 2 pickups.

Would any DDFer be interested in picking up food for us and delivering to YUL? I would obviously compensate.
Or if you know anyone that may be interested, please PM me.