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Amanda's Guidebook

Amanda

Amanda's Guidebook

Neighborhoods
Laid back neighborhood known for its European vibe, charming townhouses, murals, casual cafes, laid back eateries, and busy bars. Plenty of parks to discover here as well, Mount Royal Park, Lafontaine Park, and Wilfred Laurier Park are all within walking distance.
Plateau Mont-Royal
Laid back neighborhood known for its European vibe, charming townhouses, murals, casual cafes, laid back eateries, and busy bars. Plenty of parks to discover here as well, Mount Royal Park, Lafontaine Park, and Wilfred Laurier Park are all within walking distance.
A historic neighborhood that makes you feel as though you’ve been transported into another time. Narrow cobblestone streets, charming restaurants and cafés, multiple speakeasies, and landmarks such as Notre Dame Basilica.
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Old Montreal
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A historic neighborhood that makes you feel as though you’ve been transported into another time. Narrow cobblestone streets, charming restaurants and cafés, multiple speakeasies, and landmarks such as Notre Dame Basilica.
A former industrial area that is now an emerging area. It’s composed of industrial structures flanked by modern structures. Home to many 30 something professionals, the area is hip, artsy, and out of the box.
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Mile-Ex
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A former industrial area that is now an emerging area. It’s composed of industrial structures flanked by modern structures. Home to many 30 something professionals, the area is hip, artsy, and out of the box.
Beer lovers
Montreal is famous for its craft beer scene from microbreweries to pubs to “Dépanneurs” specialized in beer.
Microbrewery with a unique selection of beers, rotating tap, and comfort food. Situated in the hip Mile-Ex neighborhood.
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Brasserie Harricana
95 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest
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Microbrewery with a unique selection of beers, rotating tap, and comfort food. Situated in the hip Mile-Ex neighborhood.
Over 100 microbreweries to choose from and 1000+ beers
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Boni-Soir - Dépanneur Peluso inc.
2500 Rue Rachel E
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Over 100 microbreweries to choose from and 1000+ beers
Large open space that is ideal for having a few beers with friends during the summer.
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Terrasse St-Ambroise
5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise
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Large open space that is ideal for having a few beers with friends during the summer.
Located in the Plateau, this local watering hole is a favorite for craft and Czech beer.
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Bily Kun
354 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
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Located in the Plateau, this local watering hole is a favorite for craft and Czech beer.
Popular brewpub with a great rooftop patio in the summer. Their weekend brunch is also worth the visit. Located only steps away from my place.
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Réservoir
9 Avenue Duluth E
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Popular brewpub with a great rooftop patio in the summer. Their weekend brunch is also worth the visit. Located only steps away from my place.
Bustling neighborhood pub known for their house brews.
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Dieu du Ciel!
29 Laurier Avenue
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Bustling neighborhood pub known for their house brews.
Spa Day
Thermal “hot cold” experience. Great way to unwind and feel refreshed.
Historic river ferry that was converted into a thermal spa. Great spot to relax year-round and offers beautiful views of Old Montreal.
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Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau
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Historic river ferry that was converted into a thermal spa. Great spot to relax year-round and offers beautiful views of Old Montreal.
The newest addition to thermal spas in the region. It’s a 30 minute drive from the Plateau neighborhood.
Förena Cité thermale
250 Rang des Vingt Cinq E
The newest addition to thermal spas in the region. It’s a 30 minute drive from the Plateau neighborhood.
Lunch
Some of my favorite spots for lunch
Charming restaurants with few seats serving Japanese food, the Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki alone are worth the visit.
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Noren
77 Rue Rachel O
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Charming restaurants with few seats serving Japanese food, the Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki alone are worth the visit.
An “Empanada House” that offers take-away or dine in. Enjoy them warm and accompanied by the spicy tomato sauce.
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La Chilenita
130 Rue Roy E
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An “Empanada House” that offers take-away or dine in. Enjoy them warm and accompanied by the spicy tomato sauce.
A local favorite that also has one of the most cozy summer patios in Montreal. Delicious and affordable sandwiches and great vegetarian and vegan friendly options.
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Café Santropol
3990 Rue Saint-Urbain
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A local favorite that also has one of the most cozy summer patios in Montreal. Delicious and affordable sandwiches and great vegetarian and vegan friendly options.
Intimate spot for a late night dinner serving traditional French fare.
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L'Express
3927 Rue Saint-Denis
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Intimate spot for a late night dinner serving traditional French fare.
Casual café, good atmosphere, with a rotating menu of seasonal fare. Pizza and salads. Quartier des spectacles area (next to downtown)
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Café Parvis
433 Rue Mayor
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Casual café, good atmosphere, with a rotating menu of seasonal fare. Pizza and salads. Quartier des spectacles area (next to downtown)
Food scene
Local favorite for brunch or lunch. Bohemian, laid back, and offers Portuguese specialties. Also is Vegan and vegetarian friendly. Cash only.
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Chez José Café
173 Avenue Duluth E
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Local favorite for brunch or lunch. Bohemian, laid back, and offers Portuguese specialties. Also is Vegan and vegetarian friendly. Cash only.
Bifana sandwich....out of this world.
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Rôtisserie Portugalia
34 Rue Rachel O
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Bifana sandwich....out of this world.
Famous for their Portuguese chicken...come with an appetite!
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Ma Poule Mouillée
969 Rachel St E
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Famous for their Portuguese chicken...come with an appetite!
Traditional Ramen served in a pint-sized dining room. For large groups or a more lively atmosphere, check out their Izakaya next door that offers Japanese tapas and sake bombs. Expect a line up on weekends.
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Yokato Yokabai Ramen
4185 Drolet
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Traditional Ramen served in a pint-sized dining room. For large groups or a more lively atmosphere, check out their Izakaya next door that offers Japanese tapas and sake bombs. Expect a line up on weekends.
Come here for an introduction to Montreal’s most famous junk food... POUTINE.
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La Banquise
994 Rue Rachel E
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Come here for an introduction to Montreal’s most famous junk food... POUTINE.
Bustling food hall that opened at the end of 2019. Featuring so of the most well known restaurants in Montreal (Romados, Olive & Gourmando, Foxy, etc)
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Time Out Market
705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
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Bustling food hall that opened at the end of 2019. Featuring so of the most well known restaurants in Montreal (Romados, Olive & Gourmando, Foxy, etc)
Gourmet food hall and biergarten that opened at the start of 2020. Great spot for young professionals on Thursday and Friday as of 5pm.
Le Cathcart
1 Place Ville Marie
Gourmet food hall and biergarten that opened at the start of 2020. Great spot for young professionals on Thursday and Friday as of 5pm.
Farmers market in the middle of little Italy
Jean Talon Market
7070 Avenue Henri-Julien
Farmers market in the middle of little Italy
Dinner
Some of my favorite spots in the city for the quality of the food, ambiance, and location.
Small plates, cute decor, and great cocktail list. Perfect for a date night or group outing
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Le Darling
4328 Boul St-Laurent
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Small plates, cute decor, and great cocktail list. Perfect for a date night or group outing
For seafood and a rotating menu featuring seasonal fare. Ideal for a date night or a small group outing.
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Le Majestique Montreal
4105 Boul St-Laurent
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For seafood and a rotating menu featuring seasonal fare. Ideal for a date night or a small group outing.
Convivial wine bar that is a local favorite that has been around for years. Their Greek salad is so good it takes me back to my summers in Greece.
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Buvette Chez Simone
4869 Av du Parc
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Convivial wine bar that is a local favorite that has been around for years. Their Greek salad is so good it takes me back to my summers in Greece.
Portuguese style charbroiled meats and fish. It’s unpretentious and entering the restaurant, you feel like you’ve been transported to Portugal.
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Chez Doval
150 Rue Marie-Anne
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Portuguese style charbroiled meats and fish. It’s unpretentious and entering the restaurant, you feel like you’ve been transported to Portugal.
Coffee drinkers
Cozy spots known for their great coffee
Great coffee, light lunch (Turkish bagels). Sit on the bench outside during the summer and watch the time fly by.
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Café Replika
252 Rue Rachel E
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Great coffee, light lunch (Turkish bagels). Sit on the bench outside during the summer and watch the time fly by.
Great coffee and one of the first on the scene in Montreal, now offering 3 locations.
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Café Myriade
1432 Rue Mackay
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Great coffee and one of the first on the scene in Montreal, now offering 3 locations.