Damas: Gorgeous Syrian in Outremont

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Upscale Middle Eastern is still riding high in Montreal – especially with Damas Restaurant at the reins. Inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi and a slew of popular cookbooks from across the pond, Su is dragging well-dressed Westmounters to Verdun, LOV is doing it vegetarian in the Old … [Read more...]

Falling in LOV

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When omnivores, carnivores and vegetarians alike are talking about a new restaurant in Montreal, it's a big deal. Because depending on your love of marinated tempeh, nutritional yeast-seasoned rice bowls and turmeric-tinged scrambled tofu, your opinion of vegan cuisine may … [Read more...]

Tasty Tacos at Taqueria Arturo

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Montreal is in a Mexican food heydey. St-Henri is swimming in carnitas. Downtown loves after-work agave. And while hot sauce is still catering to wimps/Quebeckers (in my opinion), at least Tacos Victor has whole conches of the stuff on its counter to add as desired. Then … [Read more...]

Top 10 End-of-2016 Restaurants in Montreal

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This is a 100% subjective list of the restaurants in Montreal that earned top marks for me this year, or held strong from previous years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But for something new...well, go to: 1. Le Fantôme This fine dining place in Griffintown is tasting … [Read more...]

La Sala Rosa’s New Menu: Quality Spanish Classics at an Unbeatable Price

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The first time I came to Sala Rosa was on New Year's Eve about five years ago. I didn't even know it was a restaurant then. I thought it was just a live music venue, which is still a lot of peoples' reactions when I tell them it's the city's best kept Spanish secret. My friend … [Read more...]