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trip report- 1 lunch, 2 breakfasts, 3 dinners

phoenikia | Nov 29, 201012:33 PM

Ferreira Cafe- returned to Ferreira since I've enjoyed my previous meals so much. This time, I ordered the mixed greens, octopus and a warm fig cake served with sweet potato ice cream, and my friends enjoyed the roasted sardines, cataplana, seafood rice and pear/alond tart. Loved the sweet potato ice cream. Looking forward to more meals at Ferreira.

Kitchen Galerie Poisson- first visit to this place, thanks to a Montreal Chowhound suggesting it in another thread. Great meal, and nice, casual, atmosphere. Friendly servers, interesting menu. I enjoyed the fried calamari, crab/corn/bacon soup, and my friends enjoyed the oyster soup, fried escargots, and seafood papardelle. Great bread, too. We shared 3 mini desserts ($3) amongst us. Neat place, and reasonable prices. Wish there was a casual seafood place with a Petite Friture section to their menu in Toronto!

Le Cartet- enjoyed the Brunch de Cantons, served in skillet. Friends ordered the Atlantic brunch, with smoked salmon and a bagel, and a salmon/sweet potato cake, and the Brunch Sucre, which included a crepe, yogurt/granola & pain dore. Liked that the brunch came with an amuse bouche. Great atmosphere, and nice place to brunch. Great service.

Reuben's- while I wouldn't recommend anyone go out of their way for Reuben's, it was a decent stop for a quick and cheap lunch near St. Catherine & McGill College. A bowl of vegetable soup (heaping with vegetables), a challah roll and the daily lunch special (smoked meat sandwich, with a pile of fries, cole slaw, and a pop) came around $12. We were trying to eat light, since we had a nice dinner coming up, so we actually split the lunch special between 2 of us.

Raza - Our table ordered the 5 course tasting menu, at $59 pp. Ordered pisco sours to start. Chanterelle & Portobello mushroom soup, scallop ceviche, cod with avocado & quinoa, braised short ribs, and a flourless chocolate cake with sugar cane ice cream. Freshly baked sweet potato/wheat flour rolls, and pumpkin/wheat flour rolls. This was one of the nicest meals I've had in Montreal, and the servers were professional and friendly.

Universel Dejeuner et Grillades * the Peel St location, just south of Sherbrooke Ouest- stopped here for a breakfast before leaving Montreal. Nice alternative to the hotel restaurants/Cora's/Eggspectation in the neighbourhood. One friend found his omelette bland, but I was happy with my egg/bacon/Swiss/tomato/lettuce breakfast sandwich with home fries, fruit and coffee for $8.50. My other friend was happy with her chocolate/banana/creme anglaise/chocolate crepe. Not a great place for cappuccino. Reasonable prices, and friendly servers. Opens at 6:30 am daily for breakfast, incl. Sundays.

Thanks to all the Chowhounds who helped suggest restaurants, and narrow down choices. Another great food experience in Montreal, thanks to you!

Le Cartet
106 Rue McGill, Montreal, QC H2Y, CA

Ferreira Cafe
1446 Peel, Montreal, QC H3A 1S8, CA

Reuben's Restaurant Delicatessen
888 Rue Sainte-Catherine W, Montreal, QC H3B1E2, CA

Kitchen Galerie
60 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, QC H2R1S5, CA

Universel Dejeuners Et Grillades
3630 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2X3L7, CA

Universel Restaurant Cafe
3630 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2X3L7, CA

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