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  • Food (1703)
  • Culture (1038)
  • Nightlife (897)
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Montreal was highly rated for food by 332 guests from the United States!

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Is there more to shopping in Montreal than just brand-name stores?

Kitty
Kitty, Canada

4 days ago Report

Forget the brand name stores, they are everywhere. We went to the garment district and were floored at the great fashions and unbelievable prices. Will definitely go back there.

Why do you recommend Montreal for food?

Anonymous, Unknown location

21 days ago Report

There are lots of restaurants featuring lots of different foods as well as French haute cuisine. Montreal is green and lush in the summer.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Anonymous, Unknown location

29 days ago Report

There is a wonderful restaurant "Finnegan & Bacchus Bar" on the corner a few steps from the hotel, the food is excellent and the cost was great for the service and experience. Salad, entrée, dessert and coffee or tea for two with gratuity $55.00. We ate there for dinner twice and breakfast twice. Excellent! Tell Nick we said hello from Ohio!
  • Culturally Diverse Food 350 endorsements
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What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Montreal has to offer?

Dwight
Dwight, Canada

17 days ago Report

Montreal is best experienced on foot if you don't mind a good bit of walking, as it allows you to see and experience the amazing diversity of street level life found in small shops, sidewalk cafes and ethnic restaurants, etc. Montreal transit also offers an inexpensive day pass for the metro and buses that allows you to quickly move between the different ethnic quarters, where a great range of dining experiences await you.

Which fine art museums should a first-time visitor to Montreal start with?

Paul
Paul, Canada

16 days ago Report

Any within walking distance of the hotel (some are within steps). The staff at the hotel are a good source, just ask, they're very friendly and knowledgeable.

How can you enjoy the sights in Montreal while avoiding the crowds?

Anonymous, Unknown location

8 days ago Report

Montreal is like NY City so I don't think one can avoid crowds altogether. We were there during a music festival so there were a lot of people. The streets hardly had anyone until after 9AM and restaurants were not crowded until earlier evening.

What is it in Montreal that makes history come to life?

Anonymous, Unknown location

2 days ago Report

Old Montreal appears to be rich in history and reminds me a lot of Europe.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Montreal.

Anonymous, Unknown location

28 days ago Report

First you find all kind of shopping malls within a close perimeter especially when you are staying at the Faimount Queen Elisabeth and even if the weather 's bad you don't have to go out and can reach The Ville Marie shopping mall or the other shopping centers of the Rue St Catherine quite easily . And when you come from France it's a pleasure to shop at Tommy Hilfiger or Roots , brands you hardly find in Europe .

What's the best way to make the most of Montreal by foot?

Anonymous, Unknown location

22 days ago Report

If you have a place in mind then walking directly to it is fine. If not there were multiple streets closed off for markets and night life activities. Follow your eyes ears and nose. Get lost for a few.

What were the best places for wandering in Montreal's old town?

stoky1
stoky1, New Zealand

21 days ago Report

Historic buildings and museums were excellent. Along waterfront and all the old town streets. Rue St Paul Rue St Jacques Rue Notre Dame

What makes the people from Montreal so friendly? Tell us your story.

Pamela
Pamela, United States of America

2 days ago Report

well i am from NY and my husband and i were there to see our daughter who was performing an art installation with springboard program, emerging choreographers...the hotel helped me use their WiFi address which enabled us to text our daughter every day on Whatsapp...thank you staff

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Montreal?

Amir
Amir, Canada

13 days ago Report

When a girl offers you a lapdance in a club be careful cause that might be a full trap. Girl tells you that it is only $20. She takes you to the room and gets $20 cash. Everything looks fine so far. Then she stays as long as 5 or 6 or even 10 songs with you and you thinks she is staying long cause she likes it and you are happy that you are getting a nice long lap dance with $20. But when you get out of the private lap dance room the bouncer tells you that you owe another $100 or maybe even $180 cause it were $20 per song and you stayed there for 10 songs or so. This is a real trap for robbing travellers. Be careful and avoid being trapped

What makes Montreal one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Brenda
Brenda, Canada

1 day ago Report

So much to do. Hop on a bike and ride the waterfront,go shopping,find a little cafe for charcuterie,wonderful places to eat. Jazz festival is a highlight.

What can we expect to get our feet tapping in Montreal?

Donna
Donna, United States of America

14 days ago Report

If you visit in mid-June, be sure to check out the Francofolies de Montreal; they always have a wide variety of concerts, and most of them are free of charge. It's a family friendly event, too, so feel free to bring the kids.
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Where in the botanical gardens could you have stayed forever in Montreal?

Barbara
Barbara, Canada

12 days ago Report

Everywhere. I was in Montreal doing photography in June of 2014 and was thrilled to go back to the same area for the Lantern Festival at the Gardens. Was wonderful to see the differences between the seasons.

What is it about the people in Montreal that makes them so watchable?

Marina
Marina, United States of America

2 days ago Report

It was interesting, for all of the hundreds of people we saw walking around, whether they were alone or with friends, very few of them were looking down at a screen or their phone. Around here (Oregon), most pedestrians are focused on their devices, but in Montreal the people seemed to be engaged and present in their location/present situation. It was nice.

Why do people say Montreal can be seen best by foot?

Paul
Paul, United States of America

2 days ago Report

The sights, aromas, and interactions with people from so very many nationalities can only be accomplished well by the ability to focus at your leisure.
HOWEVER, taking a bus tour first enables you to know what is where for later leasurely visits!

Is Montreal the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Heather
Heather, United States of America

27 days ago Report

We loved NYK's Bistro Pub. We happened upon it our first night because it was close to the hotel and it turned out to be our favorite place to eat all weekend. The Duck Confit Poutine is a must!

Tell us what you really thought about the art in Montreal?

Guylaine
Guylaine, Canada

24 days ago Report

Montreal is an amazing city, full of creative people. The energy is vibrant and positive, it's a fantastic place to visit in the summer!

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