Montreal is reminiscent of Paris in its culture. The fact that everybody is bilingual means you feel inadequate when just speaking English. Overall, the food is great -you might be surprised to know that Montreal has the best bagels in the world, even more so than NYC (in my opinion)! It’s home to poutine, lively nightlife and beautiful scenery.
Bocadillo Bistro: The Spanish/Venezuelan vibes at this restaurant evoked feelings of authenticity and loving family. The food here is as close to authentic Venezuelan food as you can get in Montreal, and the whole business is family run lead by Chef Marco Russo. Although an older crowd, the place is poppin’ late night, boasting salsa and loud boisterous crowds.
Food and drink sampled:
Moishe's: A classic steakhouse led by Chef Stephanie Lighter! This restaurant reminds me of Peter Lugers because of its old school vibe and older businessmen clientele. Definitely an institution and establishment that has its business roots deep into the Montreal food scene.
Monkland Tavern: Without a doubt one of the best places I’ve been to on the trip thus far. The food and ambiance were incredible, and the staff was the most accommodating and fun. Chef Josh Crowe is a James Beard winner in addition to his many other awards from the University of Guelph. It is an old school gentleman's club that was converted with modern accents and couldn't be more of a spot that industry and business people can go to.
Make sure to try their bagels fresh with sesame seeds. Go in the summer since Canadian winters can be freezing. There is a park that goes around the base of the small mountain/large hill at the north end of the city… GO THERE!
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