I rarely eat out (should I be admitting this as a food blogger?!) and I am fortunate to receive a lot of media invitations to restaurants and openings which I also am usually unable to attend. So when I DO manage to go out, I don’t want to just head to some random restaurant. It’s got to be interesting, appealing, and if it’s for lunch it’s most likely got to be baby friendly.
These picks are all in in the ‘hood (NDG, Westmount, St-Henri). Luckily St-Henri in particular is booming and there’s a lot going on. I won’t be able to hit up all these places (hello, I’m giving birth in a month) but I’ll try and fit in a few before and then when things calm down a few after…. I’m sure there are a million other places to try (Manitoba in Mile-Ex, Ha in the Plateau, Tapas 24 in Old Montreal….) but these are the ones I might realistically actually make it to! Lunch is much more likely than dinner so I’ve focused mostly on places open for lunch.
Foyer – Saint-Henri (Notre Dame just west of Atwater) – Described as pizza, salads, fresh fish, daily specials and dessert. Open for lunch!
Le Bon Vivant – Saint-Henri (Notre Dame just east of Atwater) – Looks like they have some pretty amazing and inventive sandwiches. Open for lunch but their hours aren’t listed.
Sumac – Saint-Henri (Notre Dame west of Atwater) Not opened yet at time of writing but due to open this fall – Middle Eastern restaurant specializing in falafel, shawarm, salads and spreads. I freaking love that stuff. From what they are serving I assume they’ll be open for lunch.
Henri Saint-Henri – Saint-Henri (Notre Dame west of Atwater) – Not open for lunch but looks like it could be a fun place for dinner. They also have a boutique!
Rotisserie Sud-West – Saint-Henri (Notre Dame just west of Atwater) – Open for lunch and take out. I have a friend that has eaten here a couple times and says it’s pretty good.
Grinder – Griffintown (Notre Dame east of Atwater) – They seem to have a bunch of raw stuff which I am not totally down with (especially now while pregnant!) but the rest of the menu looks pretty good too. It’s a bit on the more expensive side (I didn’t see a specific lunch menu) so maybe for a special treat? But.. open for lunch!
Pho Sure – Westmount – OK I can’t find any sort of webpage for it but I saw this pho restaurant in Westmount while driving. Anyone eat there?
Edwinas – NDG/Westmount – (Sherbrooke east of Decarie in the NDG part of Westmount) – Recommended by a friend this looks like a pretty kick-ass grilled cheese spot. Open for lunch!
So – anywhere I should try out that I missed????