I can’t start to say how busy October has been in just about every part of my life. I finished off the month with a week where I visited restaurants nearly every day. That way, I have a lot of my upcoming posts covered for the next month. With that being said, the monthly review posts will now feature what was posted during that month, and not what was visited. That way, it will make things a tad bit easier.
12825 Sherbrooke E.
Bus: STM 86, 186, 430, 486, 487
Visit: October 22, 2013
To this day, I’ve consumed 215 burgers and visited a few cities in the search for great burgers. But, when it comes to my stomping grounds of the Greater Montreal Area, there are so many stones that haven’t been turned. One my biggest wishes was to find burgers on the eastern part of the island. Well, I found a place that is one of the further east on the island in Teddy’s Deli & Bar.
Bus: STM 57, 61, 71, 107
Visit: October 7, 2013
Pointe Saint-Charles is one of those neighbourhoods in Montreal where you can find some of the most recognized places to eat. Over the last few years, the area has been going through a slow resurgence and that is no different when it comes to the world of restaurants. Despite that, some tried and true places still remain like À la Fine Pointe.
Bus: STM 17, 64, 70, 72, 117, 121, 128, 170, 171, 174, 177, 196, 213, 215, 216, 225, 470, 475, STL 144, 151, 902
Visit: October 11, 2013
Over the last four years, there are two things that have become a large part of my daily life, Ville Saint-Laurent and Greek food. They are two things that I didn’t seek out, but they entered my life and became important parts of it. When you combine both of them, you get a visit to Elounda.
Bus: STM 191, 195, 202, 203, 209, 211, 425, 485, 495
Visit: October 2, 2013
Dorval is an important part of the island of Montreal. With a major international airport in the middle of the city, you can’t help but visit this part of the island. Not far from the train station is a small shopping center that contains some of the biggest stores in the world and a restaurant called Deli Dorval.
Bus: STM 14, 15, 30, 150, 410, 427, 430, 715, 747
Visit: September 18, 2013
Have you ever been in a position where you pass by the same place for years and you’re not sure what goes on in there? Well, the same can be said for restaurants. Unless you’re walking right by it and are able to see the menu, you are wondering what they have to offer. That amount of curiosity motivated me to visit a place that I’ve passed by so many times, Denos.
Bus: STM 191, 209
Visit: August 15, 2013
When it comes to finding something decent to eat on the island of Montreal, it is pretty safe to assume that you won’t be short of ideas in the central part. When you start going towards the extremities, those choices become scarce. When you add your standards and requirements to the mix, you’ll be hard pressed to come up with solutions. Sometimes, you just have to go with the flow and try your luck. That’s where Chateau Dorval comes into play.
Queue de Cheval is now located at 1181 de la Montagne.
1234 de la Montagne
Train: Lucien L’Allier
Metro: Lucien L’Allier, Peel, Guy-Concordia
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 66, 107, 150, 165, 166, 410, 420, 427, 430, 435, 715, 747, 935
Visit: May 20, 2013
On every restaurant related bucket list, there’s that place that seems a little bit above reach. It’s that one place that is synonymous with power and extravagance. Every city has one and not just anyone can set foot inside. For 15 years, La Queue de Cheval has been putting forth a reputation for just that. For one brief moment in time, a little prohibition allowed yours truly to cross another item off that elusive bucket list.
5375 Queen Mary
Bus: STM 17, 51, 63, 166
Visit: April 21, 2012
Greek food and large group gatherings have become a vital part of my food adventures in Montreal. Ever since I’ve been to my first real Greek restaurant in September of 2011, I’ve been looking forward to every and each opportunity I could get. Most of those Greek outings, even if they were organized by me, came from the head of someone else. This would be the first time that I would be the one to choose the Greek restaurant. The pressure was going to be on my head.
789 Jean-Talon O.
Metro: Acadie, Parc
Bus: STM 16, 80, 92, 93, 179, 435, 935
Visit: October 29, 2011
2011 has been a big year for me to try and get to like Greek food. Over the course of this calendar year, I got a know a Greek colleague who basically has been guiding me through Montreal’s Greek cuisine. But, I need to say that I’m not the only one who wants to expand their Greek horizons. Shortly after my post on Ellada at the end of September, a conversation on Twitter gave me quite the idea.
Visit: April 26, 2011
Bus: STL 26, 46, 60, 66, 151
This was the second time I’ve been to this restaurant during the last school year. The first time I was there, I forgot to take pictures, so this time, I was ready for action. The servers in this establishment are very hardworking and cordial. For what is was worth, the value for the lunch menu was good, as the portions were really huge.
Doner Gyros Small Plate
Tried: April 26, 2011
This dish contains a Greek salad, potatoes, rice, and beef.
This was the dish that introduced me to this restaurant. I had this the first time I was here and I was going to have it again. The portions are huge and I had trouble finishing it. Being the competitor I am, I always finish, and that’s what I did. The potatoes are nothing out of this world, as is the rice. The highlights of the meal are the beef and salad. I usually save the best parts for last. The last two things on the plate were the beef and the feta cheese.