Montréal is a city of 4,000 restaurants (also known as ‘restos’ for short) serving the cuisine of 80 countries, where appetites of all ages are indulged. Visit these restaurants with the family and learn why the city has won AAA’s “Gastronomic Capital of the World” title many times. From hotdogs to burgers to French cuisine, here are Family Travel Forum’s “resto” picks.
1425 Stanley Street (near Sainte-Catherine)
Montreal H3A 1P4
A great breakfast spot in a fun atmosphere. Eggs, omelets and specialty pancakes keep everyone fueled for a day of sightseeing.
Dilallo Burger Original 1929
2851 rue Allard
Montreal H4E 2M1
Visit this authentic, seasoned old burger joint and take an opportunity to scrutinize the quality of the Canadian burger.
Hot Dog Elegant
328 rue Beaubien Est
Montreal H2S 1R8
Never tried an elegant hot dog? Bring the kids down and refine their taste for their favorite fast food.
The “Smoked Meat” sandwich of Montreal is the cheesesteak of Philadelphia or the deep-dish pizza of Chicago. The following deli features this signature specialty, a Canadian version of corned beef and pastrami.
Schwartz’s Montréal Hebrew Delicatessen
3895 boulevard Saint-Laurent H2W 1X9
Reuben Schwartz, an immigrant from Romania, opened his deli in 1927 and it has been here since. His meat is marinated in a secret recipe for 10 days and smoked daily.
Mama’s Restaurant Pizzeria
1805 avenue O’Brien
When the kids want pizza, here’s a place with a family-friendly atmosphere that serves pizza and more.
4771 Van Horne Avenue (Near Lavoie)
Montreal H3W IH8 and other locations
Come here for huge portions of everything, great fried rice dishes and fabulous eggrolls. Roast Duck is the house specialty.
For more Chinese food options, Montreal’s Chinatown is where you’ll find:
1115 Clark Street (2nd floor, south of Rene-Levesque Boulevard)
Montreal H2Z 1A1
Jardin du Cerf
1162 boulevard Saint-Laurent (corner of Rene Levesque)
Montreal H2X 2S5
La Caverne Grecque
105 rue Prince-Arthur Est (at Coloniale)
Mediterranean specialties are offered in this family-friendly spot, where outdoor dining allows you to enjoy the street musicians and performers. Specialites include moussaka and shish kebob while vegetarians can enjoy Greek salads, spanakopita, dips and more.
447 Sainte-Francois Xavier H2Y ST1
We’re partial to this comfortable inn in the heart of Old Town whose charming brick and lace ‘resto’ serves delicious fare from Provence, simple pastas and fresh fish in a light, nouvelle Francaise style, all in a relaxing, child-friendly ambiance.
Festin du Gouverneur
1000 St-Antoine West (on Ile Ste-Helene) H3C 4G8
Enjoy dinner served by a costumed staff, and a bi-lingual presentation of Montreal’s heritage through song and dance.
For general information contact the Quebec tourism department at 800/363-7777 or visit Tourism Montreal.
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