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1. Grillado's Grilled Chicken2079 St-Catherine West, Montreal
2. Brasserie Lucille's4124 Rue Ste-Catherine, Montreal
3. San Gennaro69 Saint Zotique, Montreal
4. Escondite1206 Union, Montreal
5. La Cuisine d'Izza228 Rue Bernard Ouest , Montreal
6. HarBin Dumpling4801 Boul St-Laurent, Montreal
7. La Bodeguita De Montreal7805 Boul St-Laurent, Montreal
8. Les Fillettes1226 Van Horne, Montreal
9. Amelia's Pizza201 Milton, Montreal
10. Le Red Tiger1201 de Maisonneuve East, Montreal
11. Lili.Co4675 St Laurent, Montreal
12. Don Taco1855 Sainte-Catherine West, Montreal
Grillado's marinates all of its chicken for a whole 24 hours, then flame grills the bird with your choice of five different Peri Peri sauces. They offer everything from sandwiches to single platters to whole chickens, and even grilled espetada.
Already with a permanent location in Monkland and a food truck, Lucille's Oyster Dive has expanded once more, this time bringing the restaurant's signature take on surf 'n turf eats to Westmount. This restaurant features a chic open-kitchen concept, and identifies as more of a steak house, specializing in prime rib, though you can still get the lobster rolls you know and love.
Each and every day at San Gennaro scores of handcrafted pizzas are made, including some very creative numbers, like the egg & sausage breakfast ‘za. Throw in homemade gelato, high quality espresso, and a variety of freshly baked pastries (some of which are filled with Nutella, natch) and you have a must-try hot spot in Little Italy.
Escondite is a Mexican tapas restaurant, where you’ll find fish, meat, and veggie tacos on the menu, along with tantalizing fusion dishes like a smoked meat tacos, tamarin shrimp, and the switched-up peaches 'n cream corn dubbed the “Corn Esquite.”
La Cuisine d'Izza offers flavours unseen elsewhere on Bernard street, slinging traditional Morrocan dishes like keftas, merguez plates, and a selection of tagines, with a special brunch selection served pretty much all day, everyday. Being able to enjoy shakshuka at 9pm is a concept you'll only be able to fully appreciate once you've had the chance to do it.
Named after the capital in northeast China, HarBin continues its namesake's tradition of delicious dumplings. You can get simple chicken, beef, shrimp or veggie dumplings by the platter for around $10, a great deal in comparison to the pricier restaurants to be found in the Mile End area. More creative dumpling creations are also available for you to enjoy, like spicy chicken red curry, light egg and chive, and beef and fresh coriander, with fried noodle dishes also available for those who don't only want dumplings as a meal.
Small and quaint with a very family-friendly atmosphere, La Bodeguita specializes in Cuban BBQ meat dishes, with some seafood and taco plates in the mix. Equipped with a fully stocked bar (you know they make a great Mojito) and Sunday Happy Hour specials that feature live Cuban tunes, La Bodeguita is the tucked away Cuban restaurant you didn't even know you were missing.
Artisanal vinos are a strong focus at Les Fillettes, but the food backing it up is pretty great too. Operating out of what was once Le Paris Beurre, an Outremont gustatory institution for three decades, Les Fillettes maintains the culinary tradition of its forefather, just with a more modern flair.
Amelia's is known for its classic cheese pizza but also throws some wonderful surprises into the menu. If you are dying for something different, try the “The Florentine,” an artichoke and spinach dip-inspired pizza, and the “Rueben,” which is topped with meat and sauerkraut.
Le Red Tiger serves modernized versions of Vietnamese street food in a pub atmosphere that reads a lot like an updated American diner -- with checkered tile floors, bright colors, and a counter-wrapped open kitchen. Beers are on tap, and an intriguing list of Asian-inflected proprietary cocktails are served, like the F.O.B. (fusing gin, Thai basil syrup, lime and egg white). The food is just as appealing as the cocktails, with a menu focusing on less common Vietnamese plates, from beef jerky-papaya salad to snails sautéed in lemongrass, in addition to a cast of special Vietnamese soup dishes.
Once a tiny restaurant in the Plateau, Lili.Co has moved farther north into the heart of Mile End and into a much larger space to accommodate the scores of Montrealers who already love the resto's cuisine. The improved space offers more cocktails, a later dinner service, and brunch to all those craving a salmon Banh xèo, one of the many European and Asian-inspired dishes to grace the menu.
Don Taco isn't a large establishment, but their tacos are big on flavor. Classics like Tinga (shredded chipotle chicken) and Asada (grilled beef with onions and coriandor) tacos grace Don Tacos' menu, with some more interesting taco-fillings rounding out the restaurant's Mexican offerings, such as the Lingua (beef tongue), Pastor (marinated pork with grilled pineapple) and the Pescado fish tacos. Yes, that's right, real fish tacos right here in Montreal.