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The Best Montreal Late Night Restaurants

Here at Connected Montreal we’re not only pros at organizing the best bachelor parties in Montreal, but we also love to drink and eat. We follow a very simple weekend formula: go out, have far too many drinks, then hit one of the best Montreal late night restaurants. While we’ve always believed that stuffing our faces after a hard night of boozing is scientifically proven to reduce a hangover, we now seem to enjoy the congregation of drunken idiots who frequent the restaurants on this list. This list is composed of local Montreal late night restaurants, not crappy fast food chains.

5. The Mainpicture

The Main has been in somewhat of a smoked meat war for years with the famous Schwartz’s. They are literally right across the street from the world renown smoked meat emporium and have been holding their own for quite some time. Is Schwartz’s better? Yes. Are they open late night? No. So if you’re looking for a deli fix at 3am and want to harass hipster chicks this is the spot.

What to Order:
Kreplach Soup
Smoked Meat Special
 

4. Boustanpicture

If you’ve been partying on the Crescent Street strip, then there is no other contender to a late night eat fiasco then going to the middle-eastern joint Boustan. It has become a veritable late night Crescent institution offering the best Shish Taouk (think chicken gyro but better) sandwiches in the city. This is a restaurant that Oren and I frequent even when we are not tanked. Big plates of shawarma or crispy chicken shish taouk sandwiches slathered in Garlic mayo and coleslaw.

What to Order:
Shish Taouk/Shawarma Plate
Shish Taouk Sandwich
Potato Plate with Garlic Mayo
 

3. La Banquisepicture

We have talked numerous times about the importance of trying a poutine when coming to Montreal. There are countless places that serve up poutine all over the city. While this is the most popular spot, it is not our personal favourite. The poutine is no better than anywhere else. However, the combination of being open 24 hrs, having many variations of pountine, and lots of cute French girls can make it a late night winner.

What to Order:
T-Rex Poutine
Italian Poutine
Young French Girls
 

2. Maison VIP in Chinatownpicture

Sometimes we need a healthy dose of MSG to soak up all the alcohol that has been consumed during a big night. If you are jonesing for a sit down late night Chinese restaurant that serves every and any Chinese dish imaginable, then Maison VIP is the place. While the only thing VIP about the place is the name, the food is pretty good and it’s cheap. Maison VIP is located in the heart of Chinatown, between the clubs on St. Laurent and the Old Port.
If you can’t find Maison VIP just head to Chinatown and pick any place, they all look the same.

If you get lucky like the guys bellow, shout out “Connected Montreal!” on the video for a free trip!

What to Order:
General Tao Chicken
Salt and Pepper Pork
Anything but Chickens Feet
 

1. Moe’s (Casse-Croute du Coin)picture

If you have ever wondered where the Montreal Anglophone community congregates at the end of a blackout night of drinking, all you have to do is take a step inside of Moe’s. They have limited tables and it’s first come first serve. We have been kicked out of this place countless times but have yet to be blacklisted. While the prices have gone up since opening, they have not re-invested the funds into the decor. This is THE greasy spoon in Montreal, where you’ll chow down on toasted hot-dogs, poutine, grand slam breakfast and the famous “Big Ed” Burger. You must be intoxicated to actually enjoy the food here. Stick with the basics and you will be golden. If you’re looking to pick up and it’s after 3am, just scream belligerently at girls who actually speak English.

What to Order:
Big Ed Burger
Toasted Hot Dog
Onion Ring Poutine
Tums
 
 


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Posted on: 28 Dec 2012
Posted by: Rod
Top 5 Bring Your Own Wine Restaurants in Montreal


BYOW Restaurants in Montreal

When travelling to Montreal for a bachelor party, you’ll want to find a unique culinary experience.  Choosing a bring your own wine restaurant in Montreal allows you to bring your own choice of either wine or beer (not liquor) while still enjoying a great meal. You can look at going to a restaurant like this in one of two ways: if your group is trying to be cost effective, it allows you to save a little on your dinner, or if you know your wines, it allows you to pair a great bottle of your choice with a fantastic meal without paying an often absurd mark-up on the bottle(s). BYOB restaurants are sometimes given a bad rep because of the mistaken assumption that the food isn’t up to par. These five restaurants are not only amazing BYOBs, but they are some of the best restaurants in the city.

5. Restaurant O’thym

1112 Boulevard De Maisonneuve E

pictureDon’t be put off by the fact that the restaurant is located in the gay village. The traditional French restaurant O’thym takes full advantage of fresh regional ingredients, with an ever-changing menu of seasonal food. From the Brome Lake foie gras to the cheese plates, you’re in for a real local culinary experience eating here.

4. Le Quartier Général

1251 Rue Gilford (corner Brébeuf)

pictureSituated deep in the heart of the Plateau, Le Quartier General is also located right at the center of BYOB territory. This minimalist French bistro offers a meat-centric menu of fresh Canadian-sourced meats and seafood. You can just as easily pair a great bottle of red with their Quebec veal or rabbit, as keeping it light with a white to compliment their fresh line-caught Halibut or nightly tartar.

3. Restaurant Le P’tit Plateau

330 Rue Marie-Anne E

pictureA personal favorite of mine, this quaint French restaurant (it seems like all the good BYOB’s are French) is nestled away on a side street in the plateau. You feel like you’re in a different city (maybe Paris?) when entering this small-ish bistro. With an open kitchen concept and an incredibly knowledgeable staff, you’ll be delighted by the dishes they serve: they are simple yet expertly crafted. Some of the best foie gras and duck in the city.

2. Pizza Napoletana

189 Rue Dante

pictureIf you’re looking to keep it a little more casual but don’t want to compromise on the food, Pizza Napoletana might be the place for you. Located in Little Italy, this restaurant focuses – as the name suggests – on Pizza and Pasta. The décor won’t knock your socks off, but you are coming to eat a good meal at a good price and it disappoint. They do have solid meat dishes but they’re definitely known for their phenomenal pizzas. You can easily get out of the restaurant being sufficiently full with a bill under 30$ a head.

1. La Colombe

554 Ave Duluth E

pictureThis has been the most popular BYOB restaurant in Montreal for some time now. La Colombe is located on Duluth street, one of Montreal’s most popular BYOB strips. La Colombe might also be one of the most expensive BYOB’s on the list as well. If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience with the ability to bring your own wine, this is the place for you. This is a traditional French restaurant that specialize in foie gras, cheese plates, escargots, venison, etc. Make sure you bring a classic French wine to this meal.

Posted on: 29 Jun 2012
Posted by: Rod