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Best New Restaurant

1. M:brgr (2025 Drummond, (514) 906-2747)
2. Bofinger (5667 Sherbrooke W., (514) 315-5056)
3. Il Tignanello (89 Jean-Talon E., (514) 273-9995)
4. Trinity Greek Restaurant (1445 Drummond, (514) 787-4648)
5. Garde Manger (408 St-François-Xavier, (514) 678-5044)

Best Pub Grub

1. McKibbin’s Irish Pub (1426 Bishop, (514) 288-1580)
2. Ye Olde Orchard Pub (various locations)
3. Peel Pub (various locations)
4. Hurley’s Irish Pub (1225 Crescent, (514) 861-4111)
5. Le Pistol (3723 St-Laurent, (514) 847-2222)

Best Cheap Eats

1. McDonald’s (various locations)
2. Al-Taib (various locations)
3. Boustan (2020A Crescent, (514) 843-3576)
4. Patati Patata (4177 St-Laurent, (514) 844-0216)
5. La Belle Province (various locations)

Best Pricey Eats

1. Gibby’s (298 Place d’Youville, (514) 282-1837)
2. La Queue de Cheval (1221 René-Lévesque W., (514) 390-0090)
3. Au Pied de Cochon (536 Duluth E., (514) 281-1114)
4. Moishe’s (3961 St-Laurent, (514) 845-1696)
5. Chu Chai (4088 St-Denis, (514) 843-4194)

Best Late-Night Eats

1. La Banquise (994 Rachel E., (514) 525-2415)
2. Boustan (2020A Crescent, (514) 843-3576)
3. La Belle Province (various locations)
4. Picasso (6810 St-Jacques, (514) 484-2832)
5. The Main (3864 St-Laurent, (514) 843-8126)

Best Breakfast

1. Chez Cora (various locations)
2. Cosmos (5843 Sherbrooke W., (514) 486-3814)
3. Eggspectations (various locations)
4. Beauty’s (93 Mont-Royal W., (514) 849-8883)
5. Dusty’s (4510 Parc, (514) 276-8525)

Best Buffet

1. Buffet Maharaja (1481 René-Lévesque W., (514) 934-0655) *** Check out my reviews
2. Buffet La Stanza (various locations)
3. Buffet Vichy (various locations)
4. Le Commensal (various locations)
5. Buffet Casa Corfu (various locations)

Best Delivery

1. Domino’s (various locations)
2. Boustan (2020A Crescent, (514) 843-3576)
3. Allo Inde (1422 Stanley, (514) 288-7878)
4. À la Carte Express ((514) 933-7000, www.alce.ca)
5. St. Hubert (various locations; delivery (514) 385-5555)

Best African

1. Le Nil Bleu (3706 St-Denis, (514) 285-4628)
2. Le Piton de la Fournaise (835 Duluth E., (514) 526-3936)
3. Abiata (3435 St-Denis, (514) 281-0111)
4. Keur Fatou (66 St-Viateur W., (514) 277-2221)
5. La Khaïma (142 Fairmount W., (514) 948-9993)

Best Caribbean

1. Mango Bay (1202 Bishop, (514) 875-7082)
2. Ma’s Place (5889 Sherbrooke W., (514) 487-7488)
3. Caribbean Curry House (6892 Victoria, (514) 733-0828)
4. Jardin du Cari (21 St-Viateur W., (514) 495-0565)
5. Le Corridor (3655 St-Laurent, (514) 284-0740)

Best Chinese

1. La Maison VIP (1077 Clark, (514) 861-1943)
2. Beijing (92 de la Gauchetière W., (514) 861-2003)
3. Soupe et Nouilles (1871 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 933-0531)
4. Kam Shing (6767 Côte-des-Neiges, (514) 731-1401)
5. New Dynasty (1110 Clark, (514) 871-8778)

BestEastern Eurppeam/Russian

1. Mazurka (64 Prince-Arthur E., (514) 844-3539)
2. Stash Café (200 St-Paul W., (514) 845-6611)
3. Euro Deli Batory (115 St-Viateur W., (514) 948-2161)
4. Troika (2171 Crescent, (514) 849-9333)
5. Kalinka (1409 St-Marc, (514) 932-3403)

Best French

1. L’Express (3927 St-Denis, (514) 845-5333)
2. Leméac (1045 Laurier W., (514) 270-0999)
3. L’Académie (4051 St-Denis, (514) 849-2249)
4. Toqué! (900 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, (514) 499-2084)
5. Le Paris (1812 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 937-4898)

Best Greek

1. Arahova (various locations)
2. Marathon Souvlaki (various locations)
3. Milos (5357 Parc, (514) 272-3522)
4. Casa Grecque (200 Prince-Arthur E., (514) 842-6098)
5. Marven’s (880 Ball, (514) 277-3625)

Best Indian

1. Bombay Mahal (1001 Jean-Talon W., (514) 273-3331)
2. Star of India (various locations)
3. Ganges (6079 Sherbrooke W., (514) 488-8850)
4. Pushap (various locations)
5. Malhi Sweets (880 Jarry W., (514) 273-0407)

Best Italian

1. Edouardo’s (404 Duluth E., (514) 843-3330)
2. Pizzeria Napoletana (189 Dante, (514) 276-8226)
3. Casa Napoli (6728 St-Laurent, (514) 274-4351)
4. Luciano Ristorante (4609 Verdun, (514) 807-1353)
5. Lucca (12 Dante, (514) 278-6502)

Best Japanese

1. Kaizen (various locations)
2. Kanda (2045 Bishop, (514) 845-8868)
3. Mikado (various locations)
4. Sho-Dan (various locations)
5. Mikasa Sushi Bar (various locations)

Best Korean

1. Chez Bong (1021 St-Laurent, (514) 396-7779)
2. Hwang Kum (5908 Sherbrooke W., (514) 487-1712)
3. Seoul (5030 Sherbrooke W., (514) 489-3686
4. Maison Bulgogi (2127 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 935-9820)
5. Kimchi (705 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 844-3238)

Best Latino

1. La Chilenita (various locations)
2. La Carretta (350 St-Zotique E., (514) 273-8884)
3. Senzala (various locations)
4. Villa Wellington (4701 Wellington, (514) 768-0102)
5. Lele da Cuca (70 Marie Anne E., (514) 849-6649)

Best Mexican

1. 3 Amigos (1657 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 939-3329) *** Check out my reviews
2. Carlos & Pepes (1420 Peel, (514) 288-3090)
3. Taqueria Mex (various locations)
4. Casa de Matéo (438 St-François-Xavier, (514) 844-7448)
5. Mesa 14 (1425 Bishop, 284-0344)

Best Middle-Eastern

1. Boustan (2020A Crescent, (514) 843-3576)
2. Amir (various locations)
3. Basha (various locations)
4. Al-Taib (various locations)
5. Daou (various locations)

Best Portuguese

1. Romados (115 Rachel E., (514) 849-1803)
2. Jano (3883 St-Laurent, (514) 849-0646)
3. Chez Doval (150 Marie-Anne E., (514) 843-3390)
4. Coco Rico (3907 St-Laurent, (514) 849-5554)
5. Ferreira Café (1446 Peel, (514) 848-0988)

Best Spanish

1. La Sala Rosa (4848 St-Laurent, (514) 844-4227)
2. Casa Tapas (266 Rachel E., (514) 848-1063)
3. Pintxo (256 Roy E., (514) 844-0222)
4. Club Espagnol de Québec (4388 St-Laurent, (514) 842-6301)
5. El Gitano (3507 Parc, (514) 843-8212)

Best Thai

1. Thai Express (various locations)
2. Cuisine Bangkok (Faubourg, 1616 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 935-2178)
3. Chu Chai (4088 St-Denis, (514) 843-4194)
4. Chao Phraya (50 Laurier W., (514) 272-5339)
5. Thai Grill (5101 St-Laurent, (514) 270-5566)

Best Vietnamese

1. Pho Bac (various locations)
2. Pho Bang (9920 St-Laurent, (514) 388-6336)
3. Pho Lien (5703-B Côte-des-Neiges, (514) 735-6949)
4. Chez Lien (various locations)
5. Tay Do (300 Duluth E., (514) 281-6788)

Best Bagel

1. St-Viateur (263 St-Viateur W.,(514) 276-8044)
2. Fairmount (74 Fairmount W., (514) 272-0667)
3. Dad’s Bagels (5732 Sherbrooke W.,(514) 487-2454)
4. R.E.A.L. Bagel (various locations)
5. Tim Horton’s (various locations)

Best Barbecued Chicken

1. Chalet BBQ (various locations)
2. Coco Rico (3907 St-Laurent, (514) 849-5554)
3. St-Hubert (various locations)
4. Côte-St�"Luc BBQ (various locations)
5. Romados (115 Rachel E., (514) 849-1803)

Best Burger

1. La Paryse (302 Ontario E., (514) 842-2040)
2. M:brgr (2025 Drummond, (514) 906-2747)
3. Harvey’s (various locations)
4. Meat Market (4415 St-Laurent, (514) 223-2292)
5. Patati Patata (4177 St-Laurent, (514) 844-0216)

Best Falafel

1. Boustan (2020A Crescent, (514) 843-3576)
2. Amir (various locations)
3. Basha (various locations)
4. Sara (1 Mont-Royal W., (514) 844-7575)
5. Al-Taib (various locations)

Best Fries

1. Frite Alors (various locations)
2. McDonald’s (various locations)
3. La Belle Province (various locations)
4. Lafleur (various locations)
5. Patati Patata (4177 St-Laurent, (514) 844-0216)

Best Hot Dog

1. La Belle Province (various locations)
2. Lafleur (various locations)
3. Montreal Pool Room
4. Decarie Hot Dog
5. Costco (various locations)

Best Noodles

1. Just Noodles (various locations)
2. Soupe et Nouilles (1871 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 933-0531)
3. Parfums d’Asie (3754 St-Laurent, (514) 842-8880)
4. U & Me (1900 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 931-0081)
5. Wok Café (1845 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 938-1882)

Best Pizza

1. Domino’s (various locations)
2. Al-Taib (various locations)
3. Pizza Hut (various locations)
4. Pizzeria Napoletana (189 Dante, (514) 276-8226)
5. Double Pizza (various locations)

Best Poutine

1. La Banquise (994 Rachel E., (514) 525-2415)
2. La Belle Province (various locations)
3. Lafleur (various locations)
4. Patati Patata (4177 St-Laurent, (514) 844-0216)
5. Frite Alors (various locations)

Best Ribs

1. Bâton Rouge (various locations)
2. Bar-B-Barn (various locations)
3. Bofinger (5667 Sherbrooke W., (514) 315-5056)
4. St-Hubert (various locations)
5. Scores (various locations)

Best Sandwich

1. Santropol (3990 St-Urbain, (514) 842-3110)
2. Subway (various locations)
3. Dagwoods (various locations)
4. Aux Vivres (4631 St-Laurent, (514) 842-3479
5. Boustan (2020A Crescent, (514) 843-3576)

Best Seafood

1. Milos (5357 Parc, (514) 272-3522)
2. La Sirène de la Mer (various locations)
3. La Mer (1065 Papineau, (514) 522-2889)
4. Maestro SVP (3615 St-Laurent, (514) 842-6447)
5. Elounda (1818 Côte-Vertu, (514) 331-4040)

Best Smoked Meat

1. Schwartz’s (3895 St-Laurent, (514) 842-4813)
2. The Main (3864 St-Laurent, (514) 843-8126)
3. Reuben’s (1116 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 866-1029)
4. Dunn’s (1249 Metcalfe, (514) 395-1927)
5. Smoked Meat Pete’s (283 1st Ave, Ile Perrot, (514) 425-6068)

Best Soup

1. SoupeSoup (various locations)
2. Santropol (3990 St-Urbain, (514) 842-3110)
3. Pho Bac (various locations)
4. Pho Lien (5703 Côte-des-Neiges, (514) 735-6949)
5. Pho Bang (9920 St-Laurent, (514) 388-6336)

Best Souvlaki

1. Arahova (various locations)
2. Marathon Souvlaki (various locations)
3. Souvlaki George (various locations)
4. Kojax (various locations)
5. Villa du Souvlaki (5347 Sherbrooke W., (514) 489-2039)

Best Steak

1. The Keg (25 St-Paul E., (514) 871-9093)
2. Gibby’s (298 Place d’Youville, (514) 282-1837)
3. La Queue de Cheval (1221 René-Lévesque W., (514) 390-0090)
4. Bâton Rouge (various locations)
5. Bifthèque (various locations)

Best Tapas

1. La Sala Rosa (4848 St-Laurent, (514) 844-4227)
2. Casa Tapas (266 Rachel E., (514) 848-1063)
3. Pintxo (256 Roy E., (514) 844-0222)
4. Tapeo (511 Villeray, (514) 495-1999)
5. Confusion Tapas du Monde (1637 St-Denis, (514) 288-2225)

Best Vegetarian

1. Aux Vivres (4631 St-Laurent, (514) 842-3479)
2. Chu Chai (4088 St-Denis, (514) 843-4194)
3. Le Commensal (various locations)
4. Lola Rosa (545 Milton, (514) 287-9337)
5. Le Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent, (514) 509-1199)

Locally Brewed Beer

1. Brutopia
2. St-Ambroise
3. Les 3 Brasseurs
4. Dieu du Ciel
5. Boréale

Best Bakery

1. Première Moisson (various locations)
2. Cheskie (359 Bernard W., (514) 271-2253)
3. Au Pain Doré (various locations)
4. De Gascogne (various locations)
5. Cocoa Locale (4807 Parc, (514) 271-7162)

Best Coffee

1. Starbucks (various locations)
2. Tim Horton’s (various locations)
3. Second Cup (various locations)
4. Café Olimpico (124 St-Viateur W., (514) 495-0746)
5. Java U (various locations)

Best Non-Chain Coffee

1. Café Olimpico (124 St-Viateur W., (514) 495-0746)
2. Santropol (3990 St-Urbain, (514) 842-3110)
3. Art Java (837 Mont-Royal E., (514) 527-9990)
4. Club Social (180 St-Viateur W., (514) 495-0114)
5. Caffé Italia (6480 St-Laurent, (514) 495-0059)

Best Teahouse

1. Camellia Sinensis (351 Emery, (514) 286-4002)
2. Dervish Café (867 Ontario E., (514) 816-1071)
3. Cha Noir (4646 Wellington, Verdun,
(514) 769-1242)
4. Orien-thé (4511 St-Denis, (514) 995-6533)
5. Le Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent, (514) 509-1199)

Best Fromagerie

1. Fromagerie Hamel (220 Jean Talon E., (514) 272-1161, 2117 Mont-Royal E., (514) 521-3333)
2. Fromagerie du marché Atwater (134 Atwater, (514) 932-4653)
3. Vieille Europe (3855 St-Laurent, (514) 842-5773)
4. La Foumagerie (4906 Sherbrooke W., (514) 482-4100)
5. Qui Lait Cru (Jean-Talon Market)

Best Ice Cream

1. Bilboquet (various locations)
2. Ben & Jerry’s (various locations)
3. Dairy Queen (various locations)
4. Ripples (3880 St-Laurent, (514) 842-1697)
5. Meu Meu (4458 St-Denis, (514) 288-5889)

Best Chocolate/Sweets

1. Juliette & Chocolat (1615 St-Denis, (514) 287-3555)
2. Genevieve Grandbois (various locations)
3. Godiva (1307 Ste-Catherine W., (514) 849-4789)
4. Les Chocolats de Chloe (375 Roy E., (514) 849-5550)
5. Suite 88 (3957 St-Denis, (514) 844-3488)

Best Butcher

1. Chez Vito (5180 St-Urbain, (514) 277-1981)
2. La Maison du Roti (1969 Mont-Royal E., (514) 521-2448)
3. Atwater Market (138 Atwater, (514) 937-7754)
4. Le Maître Boucher (5686 Monkland, (514) 487-1437)
5. Slovenia (3653 St-Laurent, (514) 842-3558)

Best Vegetable/Fruit Stand

1. Jean-Talon Market (7075 Casgrain, (514) 277-1588)
2. Atwater Market (138 Atwater, (514) 937-7754)
3. Fruiterie Mile-End (5686 Parc, (514) 278-5576)
4. Rocky Montana (various locations)
5. Sami Fruits (various locations)

Best Fishmonger

1. Waldman (76 Roy E., (514) 285-8747)
2. Falero (various locations)
3. La Mer (1840 René-Lévesque E., (514) 522-3003)
4. Atwater Market (138 Atwater, (514) 937-7754)
5. Shamrock (7015 Casgrain, (514) 272-5612)

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