If you are in the mood for some delicious Sushi, Saint Sushi Bar is the place to go to. Offering an array of maki sushi roll platters as well as other varieties, this restaurant is highly popular among locals and tourists alike. A number of sashimi options, a few light appetizers and miso soup are also on offer. The ambiance here is cozy and elegant with dim lighting, an open sushi bar, decorative lamps and dark wood furniture. All in all, this is a great place to go for lunch with friends and family.
A small place painted in bright green and with a long queue outside easily catches eyes of the people. Kem CoBa is one of the most loved and favorite ice cream parlors of Montreal. This popular ice cream center has been offering homemade ice creams of some common and unusual flavors. Not only this, they also have sorbets and cheesecakes which are, also, loved by all the locals and visitors. This small joint has to be there in your list if you plan to visit Montreal.
As it’s name suggests, this welcoming restaurant offers something for everyone. For the vegetarian, the Herbivore plate, which offers a selection of 5 vegetarian appetizers, is just right. For the meat-lover, the Carnivore plate comes with three meat sandwiches of your choice, and comes with a side of rice, lentils, and hummous. For the majority of us who lie somewhere in between, the Omnivore plate allows you to mix and match whatever combination you would like. With warm décor, friendly staff, and an inventive menu, this St. Laurent spot could easily become your new regular lunch spot.
If you happen to be passing by this restaurant in the morning, be sure to drop in for a hearty breakfast. Chez Jose Cafe offers a wide range of breakfast items of both regular and vegan varieties. Along with sweet treats like danishes and croissants from their bakery, they also offer a variety of crepes, bagels, fresh fruit juices, omelettes and crepes. You can also stop in for a quick lunch and opt for a soup and sandwich combo. Providing diners with a pocket-friendly but delicious meal in a cozy ambiance, Chez Jose Cafe has definitely earned its popular acclaim.
Tejano Bbq Burrito brings about an amalgamation of two favorites, Mexican food and BBQ and their exciting burritos are always well received by locals and tourists alike. Choose your base then go on and select the hot ingredients, try the Spanish rice if you are looking for a veggies treat but indulge in the spiced pulled pork if you are a meat lover. Any Mexican dish is incomplete without some salsa and guacamole, so go on and add a generous amount of those. Grab a seat nearby and dig into your fantastic creation.
Have yourself a bowl full of greens, at Mandy’s salad bar where gourmet salads make the cut with even the strictest health food connoisseur. With three locations spread across Montreal, the Westmount outpost is cozy and quaint, with a small patio where you can grab a quick bite of assorted salads. Freshness is a given at Mandy's - what you really should know is that they make a mean Waldorf salad, replete with romaine lettuce, dried cranberries, walnuts and blue cheese. If you wish to stick with the basics, dig into the classic Caesar Salad served with baked pita chips. Pair this up with their own cold-pressed concoction, the Jus Pur juice. Salad meals are available in handy takeaway containers too, so health-on-the-go is never a problem.
Located at Montreal's historic Old Port, L'Usine de Spaghetti is housed within a historic building that is believed to be where Charles Dickens wrote a part of A Tale of Two Cities. With a rustic ambiance and antique décor, the restaurant proudly embraces the rich history of its surroundings, even naming each of their dishes after the city's neighborhoods and famous personalities. The restaurant offers a selection of dishes that are masterful compilations of traditional Italian flavours and the goodness of home-style cooking. Some popular choices include lamb shank braised in red wine, duck leg confit, chicken parmesan with spaghetti and home-made tomato sauce, and spaghetti with meat sauce. L'Usine also offers an excellent wine list, complementary garlic bread and an extensive salad bar to complement your meal.
A breezy neighborhood spot, La Grande Terrasse welcomes diners to relish staple American eats and an amazing selection of beverages. Nestled by the lively Place Jacques-Cartier, this cozy joint is famous for its sprawling patio dining area. During winters, the outdoor space is insulated with heaters which keeps it operational throughout the year. In sunny days, the canopy-style roof cuts the sun's blaze, creating a soothing atmosphere inside. Stop in for a early morning breakfast or in the evenings to devour some wholesome burgers and delicious concoctions.
Maple Delights is a charming spot and a must visit if in Old Montreal. This sweet bistro and museum is a wonderful way to discover this national pride. At the bistro you can relish delish baked goodies, gelatos, candies, waffles, milkshakes, coffees and sorbets, all with the goodness of maple syrup and sugar in them. Check out their small museum that gives an insight of how the sap is collected. You can also taste the products made from maple that highlight its unique quality.
If you wish to give your palate a break from the local cuisine head to Pho Bang New York, a quaint Vietnamese restaurant serving soulful food. This restaurant is a chain of the Pho Bang in New York and gives the same authentic taste as its American sister. From Tonkinoise soup, spring rolls, Bun Bo Hue to the beef soup and more, everything in Pho Bang arrives at your table in massive portions. Their taste suits the likes of kids and adults, which makes a visit to Pho Bang New York, a complete family experience. On a cold evening, a take out from them comes recommended.
Tucked away amidst the myriad little Asian shops and eateries lining the streets of Chinatown in Montreal, you'll find Pho Cali. Though not much to look at, and largely popular as a take-away, their selection of Vietnamese staples like Pho, Spring rolls, Bahn Mi are a good option for a budget friendly and filling meal. Especially popular with a younger crowd and students and professionals looking for a quick, reasonable meal. For takeaways give them a call.
If you're in the neighborhood of Chinatown and craving Ramen noodles, Sumo Ramen has a nice selection of dishes to choose from. Casually cheerful, the décor is simple but nice. With Japanese specialities like Edamame, Gyoza, Fried Tofo, Takoyaki, Japanese Curry Rice besides the hearty Ramen variations there is plenty to choose from. Try a glass of their popular Bubble Tea along with your meal. The appetizer selection is especially popular with regular customers.