Restaurants & Bars 10

Quartiers Gourmands 2007/8 publication

The Traveller | Apr 15, 200811:23 AM

I picked this edition up from my recent visit to Chez Vito (thank you Carswell). Do any of you have it and which stores have you recently visited, recommend and why?

By the way, I recently asked you all for "More Informal Eating in Montreal"; we were out-and-about at the weekend and I didn't have the list, so having called the likes of Au Pied who like many others don't open until the evening, and having swung passed Joe Beef which was also closed (from the outside it looked permanently closed), I then remembered I had read about Reservoir on Duluth. A long story short, I was really pleased to see that Reservoir was not one of the places you recommended (but I could have sworne I'd seen it somewhere as a recommendation). Having spent 3 days finding a parking spot, then going into a grungy and dirty (tetanus recommended after visiting loo) small room where there was barely elbow room, we walked out having laughed about the $10 they wanted for an omelette.

Where in this town can we hang out, have a beer, spirit or wine, over some good, but informal food, shooting the breeze? Is it not common here to service liquor, beer and wine in the same establishment, and do eateries generally not open for lunch at the weekend? Anyone been to Brazil and visited Fogo de Chao? (If you've been to Brazil, you'll know this place). If you have, where can we go here for similar service, opening hours and standard of fare?

We finally ended up in Clyde's (nearer to home and recommended by someone near home [Beaconsfield]) which is a bar and just way, way too American/Canadian (quilted jackets, baseball caps, 25 TVs playing sport, 3 guys propping up the bar glued to said TVs and wooden food). Carswell, Moh, Maximillien - shout out a place we can visit this weekend and we'll check it out and get back to you next week.

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