Young Chowhound riabibby is over the moon about a recent meal at Montreal restaurant Les Trois Petits Bouchons and is posting on the New York boards because he suspects there’s "a lot of overlap of CHOW-fanatics" amongst the "two wonderful cities." He seeks to replicate his "glorious" experience at the Canadian restaurant—a meal which included stuffed dates, veal tartare, and sweetbreads—in New York during his July visit.
Suggestions from helpful Montreal resident cricri7 include Bar Boulud, renowned for its in-house charcuterie; Casa Mono, a Spanish spot also popular for wine and sharing plates; and Picholine, Terrance Brennan’s French-Mediterranean restaurant that’s a bit on the upscale side (cricri7 likes to sit at the bar, so as not to be beholden to the prix fixe).
We’re surprised no one has chimed in yet about restaurants helmed by former Montrealers: At M. Wells, Chef Hugue Dufour is a former toque at Montreal’s Au Pied de Cochon. Brooklyn’s Mile End, which recently introduced dinner service, is co-owned by native Montrealer Noah Bernamoff and his wife, Rae Cohen.
riabibby doesn’t want to spend a lot of money, but is clearly craving some French—or French-Canadian—cuisine worth his time. Where should he go?
Bar Boulud [Upper West Side]
1900 Broadway, Manhattan
Casa Mono [Gramercy]
52 Irving Place, Manhattan
Picholine [Upper West Side]
35 W. 64th Street, Manhattan
M. Wells [Long Island City]
21-17 49th Avenue, Long Island City
Mile End [Boerum Hill]
97-A Hoyt Street, Brooklyn