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Queue de Cheval is now located at 1181 de la Montagne.

1234 de la Montagne
Montréal, Québec

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

http://www.queuedecheval.com/

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.

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3807 Wellington
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  De L’Eglise, Lasalle
Bus:  STM 12, 21, 58, 61, 71, 78, 108

Visit:  September 7, 2012

http://www.joblorestaurantsteakhouse.com/

After welcoming a brand new school year and settling into the daily grind, it was finally time to unwind.  What better way to do just that by having a new burger for the first time in nearly 3 weeks?  Also, I couldn’t think of anything better than having the third ever Mr. Lew’s Burger Night.  JoBlo has been a place that was high on my list of places to try and I was more than eager to see what the fuss was all about.

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998 Boulevard St. Laurent
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Place d’Armes
Bus:  STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit:  July 30, 2012

http://www.lecristalchinois.com/

I have a real soft spot for Dim Sum and I take any opportunity to go out to sample what Montreal has to offer.  Recently, Le Cristal Chinois opened its doors in the Swatow building in Chinatown.  While the jury is still out about the success of the building itself, the Cristal Chinois sits atop and for rightful reason, it offers a luxurious take on one of the best facets of Chinese cuisine.

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2127 Sainte-Catherine O.
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Atwater, Guy-Concordia
Bus:  STM 15, 24, 57, 63, 66, 90, 104, 108, 138, 144, 150, 165, 166, 435

Visit:  October 13, 2011

As some of you know, I’ve been trying to expand my reach outside the realm of the bacon cheeseburger in the last few months.  Well, I couldn’t refuse an opportunity to try something that I’ve never done before in my life.  As a matter of fact, it’s something that I’ve never done in any facet of my life.  What I’m talking about is Korean BBQ.

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9030 de L’Acadie
Montreal, Quebec

Bus:  STM 19, 54, 100, 119, 460
Train:  Chabanel

Visit:  September 23, 2011

http://www.restaurantellada.com/

It’s been a fully charged Greek cuisine week for me.  When I heard that our colleagues at school were planning a retirement party at this restaurant, I had mixed feelings.  For one, my fellow food fanatic teacher cohort, who is Greek by the way, did not have rave reviews for the food.  I also wasn’t going to pull out the full food blogger Mr. Lew hat for this evening, but I was convinced otherwise by my cohort.  He was hoping that I would back up his previous statements.  The rest of the personnel at school all felt that the food was quite good.  I think I was going to make it my goal to see the truth since I obviously eat a lot.

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679 Saint-Roch
Montreal, Quebec

Bus:  STM 80, 179, 193, 435

Visit:  September 20, 2011

Having 8 hours to find something to do and having colleagues who love to eat are the greatest 2 things to go together.  I’ve been lucky to have a fellow English teacher who knows about places for Greek food.  On this day, after 3 months of anticipation, we were finally on our way to Tripolis.  If you have a very good memory, months ago, I asked for a vote between pizza and Greek food.  I completed the pizza part in July and finally got around to the Greek part on this faithful day.  I was actually supposed to go here last June, but a very heated union meeting had me flabbergasted and lacking motivation to move.  So, here was my chance to put my colleague’s tastes to the test once again.

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67 de la Gauchetiere
Montreal, Quebec

Metro: Place D’Armes
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit: June 27, 2011

When I think of Chinese buffets, this place, in my opinion, is the top of Montreal. I don’t claim that because it is the best, but because the rest isn’t any better. As a half-Chinese fellow myself, I’ve been brought to other Chinese buffets to act as the litmus test for decency of quality. Still, nothing comes close. The problem is that I’ve been here so much that the variety doesn’t work for me anymore.

Another note that one should consider is the servers and tipping. If you don’t tip, they will hassle you. I’m not kidding. I’ve seen them run after people for tips, not just in the restaurant, but in the street. Our server was hovering around our table until all members of our party left a tip, They didn’t care so much about the bill, but the tip was paramount.

Sui Mai

Tried: June 27, 2011

This is my go-to dish whenever I come to this buffet. I know you can get this at any Dim Sum location, but I tend to always stock up on these every time I fill a new plate.

BBQ Pork

Tried: June 27, 2011

This is usually hit or miss. BBQ pork tastes a lot better when fresh. The harder the piece is, the worse the experience. It takes a very keen eye to spot the good pieces in the tray. I try, but I’m 50-50.

Spring Rolls

Tried: June 27, 2011

There’s nothing much to say about spring rolls. I like the size of the ones offered here. Having worked in a Chinese packaging plate before, there’s smaller.

Egg Rolls

Tried: June 27, 2011

These are standard to most Americanized Chinese meals. I always make it a point to get one of these during my buffet blitz, though I’ve have much better from a take-out place near Lew central.

Vegetarian Noodles

Tried: June 27, 2011

These are the exact same noodles that are offered at the Ruby Rouge Dim Sum restaurant just a block away. I usually take this to help vary the flavor on the plate.

Sweet and Sour Pork

Tried: June 27, 2011

This dish is one of the better choices, thus why you see it half empty. The flavor of this one isn’t half bad and actually earned a second helping later on.

Beef Rice Noodles

Tried: June 27, 2011

This dish is one of my standard weekly dishes I get from my regular place. I find they do it a lot better here. You don’t have to fight the noodles due to the fact that you don’t have to overchew.

Greens

Tried: June 27, 2011

I have a soft spot for leafy greens during Chinese meals. They go well with almost anything. They also help counterbalance all the “garbage” selections I tend to make, though, not by much.

Dessert

Tried: June 27, 2011

Chinese restaurants don’t really offer dessert options, and this is why. These are very simple cakes. You can finish them in two bites and feel blah about the whole thing. If you want something dessert like after the buffet, just cross the street and go to a pastry shop, there are plenty.

Plate 1

This plate contains Sui Mai, an egg roll, a spring roll, beef rice noodles, and bbq pork.

Plate 2

This plate contains vegetarian noodles, greens, Sui Mai, sweet and sour pork, and beef rice noodles.

Plate 3

This plate contains a spring roll, sushi (yes, I know), Sui Mai, sweet and sour pork, and bbq pork.

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1676 Lincoln
Montreal, Quebec

Visit: May 21, 2011

Metro: Guy-Concordia
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 66, 165, 166, 427, 435

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz for this dumplings restaurant in the last few months and I had to check it out. Unfortunately, there are a few lessons that need to be learned. The first and only true lesson is to now eat an hour before coming here.

The restaurant only really serves dumplings and that’s a good thing. The other tables, three of them, ordered nothing but dumplings. In a market that saturated with Chinese restaurants, a specialty restaurant is what Chinatown 2 needs. This was my first ever visit to Chinatown’s long lost orphan cousin and hopefully it won’t be my last.

Shrimp and Pork Fried Dumplings

Tried: May 21, 2011

The one thing any patron of dumplings should know is that they take a very long time to come to your table. I spent a lot of time watching the 4 kitchen staff churn out 15 dumplings. I ate 12 of them and it didn’t do it for me. It’s not that the dumplings were bad or anything, it just wasn’t my taste. The dumpling shell tasted weird for me and I would just rather stick to my Siu Mai favorites.

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