I’m bringing the wife to Montreal for her 30th birthday for a long weekend (this weekend) and I think I’ve done a pretty good job going through the board to avoid asking repeat questions. That said, we’re staying at the Omni Mont-Royal and, more than likely, we’ll walk ALL over the city. We’re walkers. I don’t know how far we’ll stray, but we’ll be in Old Montreal and various shopping areas across the city (which is not to say if someone has a ‘can’t miss’ place in the underground city we don’t want to hear about it).
I’m looking for a few “reasonable” places for lunch and dinners (the expensive ones are covered very well on this board), I’d ideally like to find a few places that serve some sort of simple fare (preferably French, preferably with non/redmeat options) for around $10/$20 (take your pick US/Canadian at this point) for dinner (oops, almost said entrée). Also, looking for good sandwich/salad places for lunch or simple dinner, less than $10 ideally.
I know that Vietnamese or Chinese is very good in Montreal, but we’ve lived in Boston and Philadelphia where we can get very good examples of both.
I would, however, like to try some great Lebanese food. I’ve only been to one Lebanese restaurant in my life and it was really, really great. It appears to be well-covered in Montreal.
Any recommendations there would be very much appreciated.
Also, could someone please describe to me the top 3 or so places to get an almond croissant and/or a chocolate almond croissant? Preferably around our hotel? Or good breakfast pastry places in that area in general?
Thank you in advance. The next time any of you are in Philadelphia allow me to point you towards some places that elevate the art of sandwich making to poetry.