This is a revisited post for Nouveau Palais. Click HERE for the original post.
281 Bernard O.
Bus: STM 46, 80, 160, 435, 935
Visit: August 28, 2012
My sit-down Burger 2 Burger interview with Na’eem Adam was held at Nouveau Palais. At that particular time, I wasn’t thinking about doing much more than the interview post. In the days that followed, I got to thinking about what the Nouveau Palais meant to the Burger Search and how the original post needed to be touched up a bit. As a cornerstone to the Fave 5, it was the first time that I had one of the burgers for a second time. Would it be as good as it was the first time or would I have to rethink my decisions?
286 Notre-Dame O.
Metro: Square-Victoria, Place d’Armes
Bus: STM 14, 36, 55, 61, 75, 129, 168, 715
Visit: April 3, 2012
When I see other blogs and media outlets over-hyping a restaurant, I tend to stay away. For me, it’s more a case of not getting lost in the many voices all saying the same thing. That’s the case with this restaurant. Lately, nearly everyone has been talking or featuring Le Gros Jambon. I wasn’t about to get lost in that shuffle, but something powerful drew me in. You know me by now, if there’s something really worth trying, I just had to be there.
Metro: Peel, Bonaventure
Train: Gare Centrale, Lucien-L’Allier
Bus: STM 15, 24, 61, 74, 75, 107, 150, 168, 178, 410, 420, 427, 430, 435, 715, 747, 935
Visit: February 4, 2012
Little over 6 months ago, I came across something over Facebook that stated that the Deville Dinerbar would be opening soon in Montreal. Not knowing more than that, I put in the back of my mind. It wasn’t until the few months that the Deville Dinerbar shot out and was everywhere. They were part of a recent Dishcrawl and the focus of many blog posts. Their Twitter account was quite active and the pictures of their food all over the various tweets I could keep up with. Well, on February 4, 2012, it was my turn to see what the whole fuss was about and I wouldn’t be alone. After all, I called this Mr. Lew’s Burger Night.
281 Bernard Ouest
Bus: STM 46, 80, 160, 435, 935
Visit: March 2, 2011
Haven been taken over by new owners, this restaurant lies in the heart of a neighborhood that I have a certain familiarity with. First of all, the location is pretty good, right at the corner of Parc Avenue. The service is cordial and it wasn’t too busy.
Burger du Nouveau Palais
This burger contains lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, and bacon. The first thing that stands out is the size of the bacon in the burger. The bacon, cooked to my preference, without me asking, is extremely flavorful. The combination of all the ingredients is well done. The burger stays together well and tastes great until the end. The meat, on its own, is quite good, without having to fight to put it down. This, in 2011, has got to be one of the better burgers in the GBS.
*UPDATE* This restaurant was visited again in August of 2011. To read about that visit, click here.
5501 Gouin Ouest
Bus: STL 55, 144, 151, 902, STM 64, 68, 69, 117, 180, 468
Visit: October 5, 2010
A restaurant that offers a vast menu, you’ll notice the great service. The server treats everyone like they’ve known them for years. You’ll feel good having any meal here.
This burger contains lettuce, tomatoes, onions, two types of cheese, south-west sauce, and bacon. I’ll start by saying that this was one of the best burger in the second year of the search. The taste, a mix of sauce and cheese, is absolutely great. The bacon also just adds to the strength of this burger. Even though it’s a bit on the small side, the taste combination makes up for that.
Bus: STM 11, 14, 29, 30, 97
Visit: October 21, 2009
This old fashioned diner is located right near Lafontaine Parc within reasonable walking distance from the Mont-Royal metro station. Once you enter, you’ll immediately notice the see-through shower curtain type separation that takes a little work to get through. You get to seat yourself in this tiny restaurant. The servers are attentive so that was a plus.
Classique L’Anecdote (grand)
I will say that this burger was one of the best of the search up to this point. The double patty burger with mushrooms and bacon may seem imposing, but it really wasn’t. Good from bite one to the final taste.