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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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 #480 on: May 04, 2016, 04:13:56 PM »
With the MK you can almost guarantee it's because they paid their bill a day late. Or something else petty.

https://twitter.com/KosherMatters/status/727940177453289472

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Pertaining to the revoking of Ernie & Ellies Kosher certification -certification was removed due to Kashrus violations
Jews ≠ Zionists
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #481 on: July 20, 2016, 10:12:13 AM »
Car available to be driven from Montreal to Lakewood.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #482 on: August 10, 2016, 07:40:21 PM »
So I'm planning a trip to Montreal and Tremblant for the end of the month. I read through this thread and I didn't find much info on Tremblant during the summer.
Does anyone know of any good activities to do in Tremblant for this time of year?
TIA!

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #483 on: August 11, 2016, 10:17:52 PM »
A brand new upscale Kosher Cafe called District Bagel is opening up on Aug. 17. District Bagel will be at the former Mount Royal Bagel location on 701 Lucerne Rd. TMR. District Bagel will be a combination of two previous Montreal famous food services; Mount Royal Bagels and Sandwiches Plus. District Bagel is offers a variety of 18 kinds of bagels, salads, coffee and bakery items. District Bagel is offering to all customers as a Grand Opening celebration gift a Free MuffyCoffe- coffee & muffin and an entry to win a Signature Breakfast For Two & a $50 Gift Card.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #484 on: August 14, 2016, 02:13:19 PM »
Would there be a hotel next to the airport which offers balconies?
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #485 on: August 14, 2016, 10:13:18 PM »
A brand new upscale Kosher Cafe called District Bagel is opening up on Aug. 17. District Bagel will be at the former Mount Royal Bagel location on 701 Lucerne Rd. TMR. District Bagel will be a combination of two previous Montreal famous food services; Mount Royal Bagels and Sandwiches Plus. District Bagel is offers a variety of 18 kinds of bagels, salads, coffee and bakery items. District Bagel is offering to all customers as a Grand Opening celebration gift a Free MuffyCoffe- coffee & muffin and an entry to win a Signature Breakfast For Two & a $50 Gift Card.
Will they be making the bagels on-site in a wood-burning oven, like Mt Royal?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #486 on: August 14, 2016, 10:31:53 PM »
A brand new upscale Kosher Cafe called District Bagel is opening up on Aug. 17. District Bagel will be at the former Mount Royal Bagel location on 701 Lucerne Rd. TMR. District Bagel will be a combination of two previous Montreal famous food services; Mount Royal Bagels and Sandwiches Plus. District Bagel is offers a variety of 18 kinds of bagels, salads, coffee and bakery items. District Bagel is offering to all customers as a Grand Opening celebration gift a Free MuffyCoffe- coffee & muffin and an entry to win a Signature Breakfast For Two & a $50 Gift Card.

There is a nice day of activities on tremblant (luge, ski lift for gorgeous views, other kids activities. Tremblant is also 25 minutes from laurentins (aka trout lake) which has amusement parks for kids (Santas village, Alice in wonderland, horseback riding, ziplining, go karts and many other activities) also some nice lakes if you're into boating

Also, rumor is a new kosher sushi place opened (chiyoco) that is on par or better than yakimono

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #487 on: August 14, 2016, 11:21:46 PM »
Will they be making the bagels on-site in a wood-burning oven, like Mt Royal?
Yes

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #488 on: August 14, 2016, 11:43:47 PM »
Yes
Fantastic- vastly superior to New York bagels !!

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #489 on: August 14, 2016, 11:47:14 PM »
Fantastic- vastly superior to New York bagels rolls in a bagel shape!!
FTFY
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #490 on: August 14, 2016, 11:57:33 PM »
Hungry....

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #491 on: August 15, 2016, 12:46:47 AM »

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #492 on: August 15, 2016, 01:28:22 AM »

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kosher food in the laurentian mountains
« Reply #493 on: August 18, 2016, 10:27:31 PM »
Is there any kosher food available in the laurentian mountains? Any takeout?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #494 on: August 19, 2016, 12:33:51 AM »
There's no take-out anymore, there are some limited products at the IGA in Val Morin, also there is a nice veriety of 'Klein's' ice cream at the following Depaneur/Gas station (7.2 km off exit 89 on the 15 north) :
Le Depaneur Feghaly
5005 Route 329 N
Saint-Agathe-Des-Monts, QC J8C 0M5

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #495 on: August 25, 2016, 10:13:55 AM »
Anyone eat at Mediterraneo Steakhouse recently? Is it any good?
TIA

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #496 on: August 25, 2016, 10:08:42 PM »
I was there a while ago, it was preety good.
Here is Dan's report.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #497 on: September 07, 2016, 10:52:19 AM »
Arrived to YUL yesterday from NY by plane. The line to clear customs was over 2 hours! People around me who fly there every day said they have never seen something like that. The line started a half a mile back before the stairs which take you down to customs!

If your ever in such a mess, here is the way around.

On the side of the hallway where everyone was waiting there is a narrow empty lane designated for "connecting flights passengers" as someone knowing that even connecting pax have to clear customs and pick up bags and recheck, I just took that lane, they asked me where my BP is I just told them I'm picking it up at check in, I told them I have 10pm flight to Paris. And yala, was out in 10 minutes.
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #498 on: September 07, 2016, 10:54:46 AM »
Arrived to YUL yesterday from NY by plane. The line to clear customs was over 2 hours! People around me who fly there every day said they have never seen something like that. The line started a half a mile back before the stairs which take you down to customs!

If your ever in such a mess, here is the way around.

On the side of the hallway where everyone was waiting there is a narrow empty lane designated for "connecting flights passengers" as someone knowing that even connecting pax have to clear customs and pick up bags and recheck, I just took that lane, they asked me where my BP is I just told them I'm picking it up at check in, I told them I have 10pm flight to Paris. And yala, was out in 10 minutes.

Smart dude.

I have waited there for an hour downstairs a few times. Ridiculous wait.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #499 on: September 07, 2016, 11:33:01 AM »
Cool, if only CC's would reimburse nexus.