I'll be traveling to Quebec City and Montreal next week. Any suggestions for restaurants?

  • Posted by: drbabs
  • September 8, 2010


drbabs July 28, 2019
Hi. Nancy. I have only vague memories of that trip...it was 9 years ago...hard to believe. It rained the whole time we were in Quebec City. We took a walking tour of the upper and lower cities. I know we stayed in a bed and breakfast that brought in pastry from a bakery around the corner. They were the best croissants I’d ever had. But I can’t remember the name of the place. I’m sorry! I hope you have a great time.
Nancy July 28, 2019
Thanks for the good wishes - am looking forward to meeting some friends there, who already started planning. I also visited once already, but even before 2010, so I'm looking now for stuff beyond the basics...maybe some summer festival, fireworks, etc.
Nancy July 28, 2019
DrBabs, ChefJune and others - do you have updates since 2010? I'm interested in your Quebec City recommendations for restaurants, things to do, things that were not worth it. Nancy
drbabs September 21, 2010
Thanks again, everyone! We had a great trip. Had a fabulous lunch in Quebec City at Laurie Rafael. We were only in Montreal for a day--spent it at the farmers' market (fabulous) and the botanical gardens (also wonderful).
phyllis September 9, 2010
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Lena S. September 9, 2010
Hey! Montreal food - there is plenty - don't be afraid to venture out downtown and old port areas.
Here are some of my faves
Laloux - french bistro
Casa de Tapas - amazing tapas
Patisserie de Gascogne - this is a bit further north in the plateau - but the most delicious patisserie and they have lunch items too
Chez L'epicier -
Byblos Cafe - Iranian casual restaurant, friendly, good food
Brunch - anywhere - its a brunch town (served in some places till 3 or 4 pm), one of my faves is called Grand Mere Poule
Make sure to check out Duluth Street between St. Denis and St. Hubert - its lined with adorable restaurants, some are bring your own wine, there are some great little Italian place's Spaggios, Eduardo's, and also amazing Afghani restaurant (Khyber Pass).
I could clearly go on and on and on.

Also you must check out Jean Talon Market (you will need to take the metro), but its worth the trip - fresh fruits and veggies, lots of fun things to try and I'm sure you will enjoy it.

- and I love all of the red starred restaurants on this list
sygyzy September 8, 2010
Montreal - Juliette et Chocoalte, Pied de Cochon, La Aalle A Manger, Club Chasse Et peche, Restaurant Toque, Schwartz's
Midge September 8, 2010
Had a truly amazing dinner at Toqué (restaurant-toque.com?) a couple years ago. The public market is amazing. Love that town; I'm jealous!
EmilyNunn September 8, 2010
Joe Beef!
ChefJune September 8, 2010
There's an amazing Italian restaurant with a French name that flies under the radar. Le Muscadin is the name. 639 Notre-Dame O, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
514-842-0588 Food is exceptional, the welcome and ambiance even better. Charlie Iacono, the owner is a gem. Be sure to ask for a tour of the wine cellar.
Savorykitchen September 8, 2010
I love Montreal. If I recall, the public market in Quebec city was fabulous and we built quite a picnic from there.

Here's my food photoset from our Montreal trip. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157606449592798/

Enjoy and bon voyage!
drbabs September 8, 2010
Thanks! That gives us a lot of choices!
Savorykitchen September 8, 2010
In Montreal: Pied de Cochon for a foie-gras feast, L'Express for a classic bistro meal, any branch of Frites Alors! for french fries (nomnomnom), Bieres et Compagnie for an astounding beer selection, Olive et Gourmando for bakery, Schwartz's for smoked meat. That should get you started. :-)
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