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Mandy’s New Old Montreal Location Tosses Salads And Bar Service Together

Take a look inside Since opening their first counter in a Mimi & Co store in 2004, Mandy’s Gourmet Salads has grown into a very Instagram-friendly micro-empire of two storefronts (Westmount and Crescent Street) and one counter (in aShow More Summary

Hôtel Herman Checks Out of Mile End Today — And Other Closures

Wipe away a tear MILE END — It’s been coming for almost a month, and today’s the day of Hôtel Herman’s final service. For reasons undisclosed, their landlord would not grant a new lease (even when offered the opportunity to double the rent), meaning an untimely closure. Show More Summary

Critic: Prince is Montreal’s Finest New BYOB Restaurant

And Montréal Plaza is still close to perfection — Prince, a new Plateau BYOB taking up the former Les Infidèles space, gets its first critical treatment since opening in November. It’s a good one — the Gazette’s Lesley Chesterman declares...Show More Summary

Joël Robuchon's Montreal Restaurant Received $11 Million In Government Funds

Quebec’s finance minister offered few details about how that money was spent It’s been known for a while that the Montreal edition of multi-millionnaire French chef Joël Robuchon’s Atelier restaurants was likely a pricey affair. Back...Show More Summary

Look Inside This Canada-Themed Pop-Up Bar in NYC

Featuring Molson and poutine Toronto chef and restaurateur turned New Yorker Amanda Cohen has launched an all-Canadian themed pop-up bar out of her restaurant Dirt Candy in the city’s East Village. It’s certainly riding the post-Trump-election...Show More Summary

Joe Beef’s Fred Morin Says Restaurants Need More Empathy For People With Allergies

“When I was in cooking school, and to this day, there’s not one mention of allergies.” Are restaurants and chefs a little too flippant about catering to customers with allergies or dietary requirements? Perhaps, according to a new interview...Show More Summary

Valentine’s No-Shows Plague Montreal — And Other Intel

Including the demolition of the Village’s “Gay Disneyland” DOWNTOWN — Customers making reservations and never showing up are an excrutiating annoyance for restaurants, and they seem to peak on Valentine’s Day (although they certainly happen throughout the year). Show More Summary

Karaoke and Jukeboxes: Montreal's Best Dive Bars

For when cheap beer matters more than a charming atmosphere For some, going out to drink at a bar is a special occasion necessitating high quality libations, and a pleasantly curated ambiance. This map is not for those people. No, these...Show More Summary

Your Guide To Montreal's Finest Charcuterie Plates

The meats that will "cure" what ails you There’s something undeniably fun, and a tad indulgent, about ordering a charcuterie plate. It’s inherently Instagram-worthy, with a spread of cured ham or slices of terrine atop a wooden slab,...Show More Summary

Gawk At Glitzy Henden, Griffintown’s Newest Bar

Photos by Alison Slattery Cocktails started flowing last Thursday at Henden, the new bar attached to November’s fried chicken and champagne arrival, Le Bird Bar. While the upstairs restaurant is brighter and more modern, Henden has more...Show More Summary

Here Are The 26 Food Trucks Approved by The City For This Summer

But lots of big names aren’t returning February may not feel like the ideal time to be talking street food, but food truck season isn’t far off at all this year, with the city allowing (most) trucks to hit the streets on April 1. City...Show More Summary

Les P’tits Enfants de Felice Arrives on Parc From Ex-Olimpico Barista

More caffeine for the Mile End Is peak coffee something that Mile Enders should worry about? Apparently not yet, as newcomer Les P’tits Enfants de Felice threw open its doors over the weekend. It takes the place of decades-old GreekShow More Summary

Montreal's Best Dive Bars For A Low-Key Valentine's Date

For when cheap beer matters more than a romantic atmosphere For some, Valentine's Day is a special occasion, to be taken as seriously as holidays like Christmas, with no expense spared on gifts, restaurants, and the like. This is not...Show More Summary

Valentine's Day Reservations: Montreal Restaurants for Procrastinators

The places with spaces Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year, meaning it's not as tough to find a table as when V-Day is on a weekend, but reservations for two are nonetheless in hot demand. But by scouring the city's dining rooms,...Show More Summary

The First Review For Joël Robuchon’s Casino Restaurant Is In

And smooth vegan spot LOV gets some love The Montreal installment of Joël Robuchon’s Atelier at Montreal’s casino wasn’t the most warmly welcomed restaurant opening: when it arrived back in December, it had drawn criticism for its use of public funds. Show More Summary

Shiny Pan-Asian Comptoir Maneki Touches Down in Hochelaga

With all the cuisines The East End has a new miscellaneous east Asian dining option, in the form of Maneki Comptoir Asiat’. Not quite a restaurant — more of a casual comptoir-slash-take out spot, it opened up in recent days on Hochelaga,...Show More Summary

Plush Playboy Mansion Bar Henden Roosts in Griffintown Starting Tonight

Featuring lots of velvet Griffintown fried chicken newcomer Le Bird Bar expands tonight, with the addition of a full bar, Henden, in its basement. Henden was always in the plans for the double-level space, but took an extra couple of months to come to fruition. Show More Summary

At Nilufar in Shaughnessy Village, Falafel for the People

A conversation with Nilufar Al-Shourbaji, the woman in charge Nilufar Al-Shourbaji, the namesake and guiding hand of Montreal’s Nilufar restaurant, loves falafel. It’s accessible, she gushes. It’s versatile, she exclaims. “It’s fantastic...Show More Summary

Antonio Park Has A Dessert Project Coming — And Other Forthcoming Restos

Including the possible return of Shinji WESTMOUNT — Antonio Park is a busy human. The re-building of fire-stricken Lavanderia is still going on, but he has another project in the works. He’s pairing with pastry savant Bertrand Bazin,...Show More Summary

60 Essential Montreal Coffee Shops

These places have buzz As the old adage dictates, we cannot live on bread alone. That’s because we need coffee too. Montreal is a good place to drink coffee. The city, in fact, is at a café crescendo of sorts, with manifold micro-roasters,...Show More Summary

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