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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!

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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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