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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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 #675 on: August 30, 2018, 08:32:29 PM »
I’m going to be in Montreal tonight and would want to know which kosher  restarants are open late (until 11 or later).  I also want to know if there are any minyan factories for maariv? Thank you
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #676 on: August 30, 2018, 08:54:27 PM »
I’m going to be in Montreal tonight and would want to know which kosher  restarants are open late (until 11 or later).  I also want to know if there are any minyan factories for maariv? Thank you
Oineg's Takeout closes tonight at midnight.
Deli 365 closes at 11:00.
most other restaurants close at 10:45 - 11:00.
Latest Maariv is at Skver Shul 11:30.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #677 on: September 02, 2018, 12:32:11 AM »
how long is the wait by the border going to montreal on average? do they do anything more than scanning your passport?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #678 on: September 02, 2018, 12:35:15 AM »
how long is the wait by the border going to montreal on average? do they do anything more than scanning your passport?
I've gone by bus but they just scan the passport-one time they made us take our suitcases off as well,depends what mood theyre in. But I've seen cars go by with no delay
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #679 on: September 02, 2018, 02:01:18 AM »
how long is the wait by the border going to montreal on average? do they do anything more than scanning your passport?

Expect delays on Sundays afternoon/evening.

Here is a link to check the wait time (it's the 'St-Bernard-de-Lacolle' border crossing), it's updated hourly.

If you go by car they usually just ask for papers (if you're a US or Canadian passport holder), if you go by bus, most of the times they ask you to go down with your luggage.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #680 on: September 05, 2018, 07:13:18 AM »
how long is the wait by the border going to montreal on average? do they do anything more than scanning your passport?

It took us about ten minutes to get into Canada. They scanned our passports, asked us to open our windows and they looked inside from the booth.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #681 on: September 05, 2018, 07:32:21 AM »
I went to Montreal/Mont Tremblant last week as a road trip with my husband and 4 kids ages 5, 7, 8 and 9. Here's what we did:

Sunday: Drive from NJ to Star Trek Experience in Ticonderoga. Fun if you have a star trek fan, all others should skip it. Then drive to Montreal.

We stayed at the Residence Inn downtown. It was perfect for what we needed. Pull out couch was small, there was no oven and parking is in the building behind the hotel. They had some kosher cereal but that's about it. Also, no disposable utensils.

Monday: Archaelogy Museum (really interesting and fun!) followed by an Amphi-Bus tour. They do a little city tour and then go into the water. Definitely worthwhile. We ate out in Pizza Pita and had delicious poutine.

Tuesday: Montreal Science Center, then we rented a 6 person bike, drove to Cheskie's (lives up to the hype), went to a view point on Mont Royal, ate dinner at Ernie and Ellie and drove to Mont Tremblant.

We stayed at the Residence Inn there - it's a beautiful hotel. Parking is really tight. We had a first floor room with a regular door that we could use on shabbos. This one had a full size pull out couch in addition to the two full beds in a separate room and had a full kitchen. The front door of the hotel was also manual. Same breakfast situation as the first.

Wednesday: It was raining in Mont Tremblant so we drove to Ottawa. We took a tour of the Mint, went to Rideau Bakery, then went to Parliament. My kids didn't want to do a tour so we walked around the grounds. The city is incredibly beautiful and I want to go back. We slept in Mont Tremblant.

Thursday: We went canoeing on the Rouges River. The water is calm and shallow and very easy to canoe in. Definitely a highlight!

Friday: We did all the village activites - we rode the Luge, did euro bungy, took the gondola to the top of the mountain, walked to the view point, saw the Birds of Prey show (definitely a highlight - the birds fly through the audience), took a short hike to a waterfall, half of us went to laser tag, the other half went to the spray park, we drove the Cabriolet a million times then got ready for shabbat. My husband davened at Chabad friday night (5 minute walk).

Saturday: We davened at chabad and enjoyed their kiddush. The chabad Rabbi and Rebbetzin are awesome. Then we went back to our hotel, played games, walked around the village, took my kids to the playground. There are also concerts going on all around the village.

Sunday: we bought seasons passes to Six Flags and activated them at LaRonde. Unfortunately, it was raining a lot so we only went on a few rides before leaving, but now we have cheap seasons passes. Then we drove home.

It's really beautiful in Canada. We didn't change any money. There's a ton to do and we would go back in a heartbeat.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #682 on: September 05, 2018, 02:27:04 PM »
Thanks,have a trip to Montreal soon. :)
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #684 on: November 15, 2018, 09:05:34 PM »
What to order at chops?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #685 on: November 15, 2018, 09:22:58 PM »
What to order at chops?
My favourite? The sweetbread for starter & the Manhattan steak for the main.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #686 on: November 15, 2018, 09:25:23 PM »
My favourite? The sweetbread for starter & the Manhattan steak for the main.
ordered the sweetbread and penutbuyter dumplings
& Korean steak plus Burger for main
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #687 on: November 15, 2018, 09:27:03 PM »
ordered the sweetbread and penutbuyter dumplings
& Korean steak plus Burger for main
Actually the peanut butter dumplings are indeed the favourite of many people.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #688 on: November 15, 2018, 09:29:40 PM »
Actually the peanut butter dumplings are indeed the favourite of many people.
which is why I was told to order
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #689 on: November 16, 2018, 02:25:22 AM »
which is why I was told to order
eta the sweetbreads were incredible.
The burger was solid
The steak was decent nothing great imo
Personally didn't like the dumplings but can see why people like it

Is chezkys a good option for breakfast tomorrow?
All I need is some good coffee and cake.
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