Quality Inn & Suites P.E. Trudeau Airport
1010 ch. Herron Road
Montreal, QC H9S 1B3
Phone: (514) 631-4537
Fax: (514) 631-1562
Have a scrumptious meal with excellent musical accompaniment at Calistoga Grill. Located at Plaza Pointe-Claire, the restaurant not only serves delicious and grilled eatables food but also is one of the most sought after venue for local bands to perform. Special events take place here every night, may it be the ladies special night or even to commemorate a special day. The warm and friendly ambiance is such that it will make you feel at home. Add to this soft live music playing in the background and you wont want to leave. Check the website for additional details.
Navia Bar and restaurant has excellent menu and drinks, especially martinis. They have special menus for dinner and people who come in groups. The in-house DJ play good music and there are relaxing lounges too. There are excellent facilities for small parties as well. Call ahead for more details.
Wild West decor and some of the best live rock music on the West Island make this bar a popular place. Add a complete menu and a lively bar scene and you can see why it gets downright crowded at times. The music varies from reggae and heavy metal to Grateful Dead tribute groups and includes a regular "Battle Of The Bands." You can munch on wings, the specialty of the house, in between sets.
Set in an out-of-the-way location on Montreal's West Island, this Cajun-flavored French restaurant attracts clientele from both the nearby suburbs and the hard-to-please downtown crowd. What is its secret? A casual atmosphere combined with sophisticated cuisine, and a to-die-for setting in a stone house with flower-covered terrace. Main dishes include grilled filet mignon with roasted corn and black-bean salsa. Wines are also available, service is friendly and courteous.
A wide selection of pastries, gateaux, and freshly made sandwiches has made this a popular lunchtime venue for local merchants and shoppers. Drop by for a café au lait and a croissant, or pick up a chocolate-hazelnut-mousse cake for a special occasion. The cafe area extends to the pavement outside in summer. A great choice of chocolates and a small number of gift baskets are also available here, as well as a selection of breads. Only cash is accepted.
Known for its wide range of breakfast options and big lunch and dinner menus, this combination restaurant and bar in Montreal's West End is a favorite hangout for those wanting to be seen. Culinary influences are also wide-ranging: Cajun, Creole, Mexican and Thai among them. Given the culinary influences, you know that the menu will provide you with lots of choices, from breaded chicken to grilled shrimp. Service is leisurely.
Chez Papa Ernie is a home-style restaurant serving Kosher food and attracting a decidedly Jewish clientele. The restaurant is located on a residential row of houses, and you are welcomed by the painting of a penguin dressed in a tuxedo welcoming guests. The restaurant is decorated by quirky paintings by local artist Chaim Teitelbaum. The restaurant claims to have the world's best burgers, and they are excellent, served with small rounded fries and beans. In addition to Papa Ernie's Classic Burger, others include knockwurst, salami, chicken, and even teriyaki pineapple burgers. The menu includes steaks and even Michigan hot dogs.
Monkland Tavern is a bright, friendly Italian/Californian bistro that specializes in pasta: the butternut squash-stuffed ravioli is a typically imaginative, surprisingly decadent option. Appetizers include a delightful goat cheese salad and a delicious fried calamari, and those in search of a more substantial main course can choose from the steak-frites and other roasted meat and seafood dishes. Wines are predominantly Californian and include the Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc. The friendly, unflappable waiters deftly wade their way through the throngs at the bar.
The first sign of authenticity here is the number of local Koreans this restaurant attracts. A powerful, enchanting aroma beckons from the open kitchen; the neat, uncluttered decor completes the soothing overall effect. The menu includes eight house specials and main dishes ranging from standard chicken teriyaki to more exotic fare. There's also a Korean barbecue served with kimchi, the traditional pickled cabbage. Call for more information.
This large Indian restaurant does a booming lunchtime business, making reservations a must on Thursdays and Fridays. Lunch is strictly a buffet, which is reasonably priced and features dishes like Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Korma. The restaurant boasts more than 100 dishes on the buffet, featuring everything from basic salads to homemade specialties and traditional Indian desserts. There is also a vegetarian menu. For dinner, there is a choice between a buffet and regular menu. After six meals, the seventh is free.
Vegetables from the daily market is what is served on your plate. Among the main courses are a range of masala, tandoori, curry and other specialty dishes, Étoile des Indes offers a bar where you can choose from wine and beer options, including typical Indian Cheetah and Cobra beers.
If the spirit of Cajun and Creole cuisine suits you, rather than a badge of authenticity, then this comfortable little space on busy Sherbrooke Street West is the spot for you. Décor is simple and tables are tight together, making for a warm, friendly place that buzzes right along. Main dishes include deliciously-textured crab cakes and grilled Shrimp Étouffe. The desserts, including an addictive bread pudding, are massive.