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Clayton Sandhu

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Pùtes, pizzas, et plus : Les 27 meilleurs restaurants italiens de Montréal

Pùtes, pizzas, et plus : Les 27 meilleurs restaurants italiens de Montréal

MISE À JOUR, dĂ©cembre 2021 : Nous avons besoin de rĂ©confort ces jours-ci, et les meilleurs restaurants italiens ont exactement ce qu'il nous faut. Au vu de la qualitĂ© servie sur les tables de la ville, il n'est pas Ă©tonnant que cette cuisine soit devenue extrĂȘmement populaire ces derniĂšres annĂ©es, et nous ne pensons pas que cela va changer de sitĂŽt. AprĂšs les Français et les Anglais, les Italiens reprĂ©sentent le troisiĂšme groupe ethnique en importance Ă  MontrĂ©al, et avec eux (et les inspirations qui en dĂ©coulent) viennent les meilleurs restaurants italiens de MontrĂ©al. Avec la rĂ©putation de la ville en tant que capitale culinaire du Canada et la culture alimentaire italienne de renommĂ©e mondiale, ce n'est pas une coĂŻncidence si beaucoup des meilleurs restaurants de MontrĂ©al sont italiens. Que vous soyez Ă  la recherche de la meilleure pizza, d'un cafĂ© exceptionnel, d'un repas bon marchĂ©, d'un bar Ă  vin ou d'un restaurant raffinĂ© Ă  MontrĂ©al, il y a un restaurant italien pour vous. RECOMMANDÉ : Guide complet des meilleurs restaurants de MontrĂ©al

Mangia, mangia with the 27 best Italian restaurants in Montreal

Mangia, mangia with the 27 best Italian restaurants in Montreal

UPDATE, December 2021: We're in need of some serious comforts these days, and the best Italian restaurants have just what we need. Looking at the quality served to the tables of the city, it's no wonder why this cuisine has become exceedingly popular in recent years, and we don't expect that to change any time soon. After the French and English, Italians represent the third largest ethnic group in Montreal, and with them (and the inspirations that follow) comes the best Italian restaurants in Montreal. With the city's noted reputation as the culinary capital of Canada and Italy’s world-renown food culture, it’s no coincidence that many of the Montreal’s best restaurants are Italian. Whether you’re after the best pizza, exceptional coffee, amazing cheap eats, great wine bars or the finest of fine dining in Montreal, there’s an Italian restaurant for you. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Montreal

The ultimate guide to the best delivery and takeout in Montreal

The ultimate guide to the best delivery and takeout in Montreal

Many restaurants, bars, and cafĂ©s pouring out the best coffee have been either flipping into or upping their game as the best delivery and best takeout in Montreal, and we're all for spreading some of our Love Local spirit by sharing our research. Montrealers are in part defined by our enjoyment of going out and eating; our relationship with eating exceptional food means that while we can’t enjoy one another’s company in a sit-down setting right now, we’ll still stay hungry for the best. Fortunately, many of the city’s top names for stuff like the best pizza, best ramen and more (including access to some of the best wine cellars in town) are still serving to make our time spent behind closed doors feel a bit more civilized. If you really want to mix things up, try any one of the restaurants with the best new delivery and takeout in Montreal. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Montreal

Les meilleurs bars de la Petite-Italie Ă  essayer

Les meilleurs bars de la Petite-Italie Ă  essayer

Ce quartier prisĂ© est peut-ĂȘtre mieux connu pour rassembler certains des meilleurs restaurants à MontrĂ©al, mais les bars de la Petite Italie mĂ©ritent notre attention. On y retrouve une collection solide de bars qui attirent une clientĂšle des quatre coins de la ville avec certains des meilleurs bars Ă  vin et de la meilleure biĂšre en ville. Que votre visite prĂ©cĂšde ou suive vos plans nocturnes ou que vous cherchiez Ă  simplement prendre un verre rapide entre deux festivals, ce quartier a une multitude d’endroits oĂč se dĂ©saltĂ©rer de façon dĂ©contractĂ©e comme sophistiquĂ©e. Bonne sĂ©lection! RECOMMANDÉ : Le guide complet des meilleurs bars Ă  MontrĂ©al

The best Little Italy bars you have to try

The best Little Italy bars you have to try

While this popular neighbourhood gets its fair share of attention for having some of Montreal’s best restaurants, Little Italy bars are equally deserving of some attention. It’s a sturdy collection of spots that folks flock to from all corners of the city, one that includes some of the best wine bars and best beer in town. Whether you want to drop in for a pre- or post-drink to compliment your nightlife plans, or just to quickly duck in for a liquid nosh in between checking out some festivals, this area’s got a full spectrum of watering holes that ranges from casual to swanky. Enjoy picking your poison! RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best bars in Montreal

Les meilleurs hotdogs montréalais

Les meilleurs hotdogs montréalais

Le casse-croute est une partie indispensable de la culture quĂ©bĂ©coise. Ces endroits servent des excellentes poutines et burgers, mais aussi le fameux hotdog montrĂ©alais. Les MontrĂ©alais de longue date savent qu’on peut juger un diner par la qualitĂ© de leurs hotdogs. Servis en version toastĂ©e (oĂč le pain et le hotdog sont cuits sur la plaque) ou steamĂ©, garni de moutarde, relish, ognons et salade de chou. C’est un des plats typiques de MontrĂ©al et une des meilleures options pas chĂšres en ville. RECOMMANDÉ : Guide complet des meilleurs restaurants de MontrĂ©al

The best Montreal hot dogs

The best Montreal hot dogs

The casse-croĂ»te or ‘snack bar’ is an indispensable part of what makes up Quebecois culture, and they’re known for serving up—besides some of the best poutine and burgers in town—the Montreal hot dog. Every good local knows that the best diners in Montreal are only as good as their hot dog offerings: Served as toasties (bun and meat fried on the flattop) or steamies with the typical toppings of mustard, relish, onions and cabbage, it’s a snack that holds a firm foothold among the most iconic Montreal food and the best cheap eats you can get your hands on. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Montreal

Les meilleures tavernes et dive bars oĂč prendre un verre Ă  MontrĂ©al

Les meilleures tavernes et dive bars oĂč prendre un verre Ă  MontrĂ©al

Pour chaque galerie d'art, restaurant gastronomique et bar Ă  cocktails haut de gamme qui fait la rĂ©putation de la ville, MontrĂ©al demeure une ville abrasive alimentĂ©e par la poutine, les cigarettes et la biĂšre bon marchĂ© des meilleurs petits bars miteux, ou dive bars. Laissez votre façon de siroter dans les bars Ă  vin et vos belles charcuteries pour une autre fois : Il s'agit ici de vos Ă©tablissements essentiels pour monter sur un tabouret et profiter du combo de grosses bouteilles de biĂšre de base avec des shots provenant des Ă©tagĂšres du fond. Vous pouvez peut-ĂȘtre dĂ©poser un billet dans une machine Ă  jouer ou un dollar sur la table de billard pendant que vous y ĂȘtes, mais vous savez ce qui n'est pas un pari? Prendre une tournĂ©e Ă  n'importe lequel de ces endroits. RECOMMANDÉ : le guide complet des meilleurs bars Ă  MontrĂ©al

The best dive bars in Montreal for getting your buzz on

The best dive bars in Montreal for getting your buzz on

For all of the art galleries, fine dining restaurants and upscale cocktail bars this city is known for, Montreal remains a gritty town fueled by poutine, cigarettes, and cheap beer from the best dive bars. Save your sipping at wine bars and snacking on charcuterie for another time: These are your essential bare-bones establishments to pull up a stool and enjoy boilermaker combos of grosse bottles of basic beer with bottom shelf shots. Maybe you can drop a bill in a VLT or a dollar in the pool table while you’re at it, but you know what isn’t a gamble? Grabbing a round at any one of these spots. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best bars in Montreal

Les 27 meilleurs restaurants du Vieux-Montréal

Les 27 meilleurs restaurants du Vieux-Montréal

Nul doute que ces restaurants du Vieux-MontrĂ©al sont ancrĂ©s solidement dans le panthĂ©on des meilleurs endroits oĂč manger en ville. Le quartier, d’une part attraction touristique et d’autre part, des condos et bureaux dispendieux, semble loin de l’idĂ©e qu’on se fait d’une tĂȘte de liste, mais la qualitĂ© de la nourriture servie dans ces steakhouse coĂ»teux, ces restos italiens qui changent la donne ou encore ces restos raffinĂ©s dotĂ©s de chefs crĂ©atifs, est indĂ©niable, si bien qu’on leur dĂ©cernerait une Ă©toile Michelin nous-mĂȘme si on le pouvait. MĂȘme les dĂ©jeuners et les brunchs dĂ©contractĂ©s exigent qu’on y goĂ»te. Il serait facile de croire que les bonnes adresses oĂč se poser sont innombrables mais voilà : nous avons trouvĂ©, testĂ© et compilĂ© les 27 meilleurs restaurants pour vous. RECOMMANDÉ : Le guide complet des meilleurs restaurants de MontrĂ©al

The 27 best Old Montreal restaurants

The 27 best Old Montreal restaurants

There’s no doubt in our minds that Old Montreal restaurants hold firm footholds in the pantheon of best places to eat in town. A neighbourhood that’s one half a tourist attraction and the other pricey condos and offices might not seem like it’d reach the top of anyone’s list, but it’s hard to deny the quality of food this area’s wallet-gouging steakhouses, game-changing Italian restaurants and creative fine dining—so fine in fact that we’d deem some of them Michelin star-worthy. Even casual breakfast and brunch spots here are demanding of a taste. There’s so many good places to tuck in that it might seem like there’s too many to count, but taste, test and count ‘em we did. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Montreal

Les meilleurs dim sum à Montréal dont il faut se régaler

Les meilleurs dim sum à Montréal dont il faut se régaler

Les bonnes options de brunch Ă  MontrĂ©al sont innombrables. Si un jour vous vous fatiguez de manger du bacon salĂ© et des bĂ©nĂ©dictines dĂ©trempĂ©es de sauce hollandaise, pourquoi ne pas vous dirigez vers le Quartier Chinois pour un peu de variĂ©tĂ©? MontrĂ©al abrite de la cuisine chinoise fantastique, incluant la mĂ©thode classique du service de chariot pour les dim sum. Les employĂ©s poussent des chariots oĂč s’empilent les paniers-cuiseurs remplis de dumplings, des assiettes de nouilles frites et d’appĂ©tissantes tartelettes feuilletĂ©es Ă  la crĂšme jaune-dorĂ©e ; on pique ce qui nous chante lorsqu’ils circulent entre les tables. Voici les meilleurs restos de dim sum Ă  MontrĂ©al. RECOMMANDÉ : Retrouvez encore plus de restaurants dans les meilleurs restaurants de MontrĂ©al

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What’s it like for a top Montreal restaurateur when they close their restaurant?

What’s it like for a top Montreal restaurateur when they close their restaurant?

Amidst the growing uncertainties piling up surrounding the global ramifications of coronavirus in Montreal, some restaurateurs took a bold stand in the face of a looming crisis involving tons of cancellations, closures and postponements in Montreal. One such restaurateur is Ryan Gray, co-owner of Montreal’s Elena and Nora Gray, who decided to close his restaurants to the public preceding the announcement from the Federal and Provincial governments a week ago. Gray, along with restaurant owners across the city, stood in solidarity, refusing to keep their doors open in fear of serving as a hub for community transference of the virus. These actions, however, come at a time where much is unknown, not the least of which is the duration these businesses will need to remain closed and the economic impact these prolonged closures will have on these small businesses and their employees. We spoke with Ryan Gray about the economic impact of his decision on his business, and his responsibility as a restaurateur to his community. Photograph: Clayton Sandhu How are you guys holding up? Yeah, we’re good. Just really enjoying all being home together. It’s amazing how busy you can keep when you have a 1 year old and you’re running restaurants remotely. Speaking of which, you have two businesses that are closed due to the response to COVID-19. How will this impact you financially and why did you decide to close before being required to? We all, myself and my peers, like to think of ourselves