Kinton Ramen, originated from Toronto (already have 5 locations!), is part of the Kinka Family, which decided to come to Montreal after the successful launch of Kinka Izakaya last year. I love ramen. However, none of the ramen spots could satisfy my cravings as there's always just something lacking in the bowl. Now, you'll know where to find me during the harsh winter in Montreal.
Parada 22 is a gem in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood, not far from the Golden Gate Park. It serves home-style Puerto Rican cuisine, which I have never thought about such type of cuisine before. Even though the neighborhood is a bit sketchy, and I definitely recommend to go with a friend, nonetheless, the food was hearty, and nice vibe.
Hôtel Herman, unfortunately, is a restaurant, not a hotel for lodging. However, the vibe and the food were simple, yet with sophisticated and interesting flavors. It has recently be ranked as the No.15 by Canada's 100 Best. I'm already looking forward to my next visit.
Ichigo ichie is a new izakaya in the Plateau, which offers a variety of Japanese tapas. I heard that the team behind Ichigo ichie is the same as the well-known Imadake, which is an izakaya near Atwater, but with a more extended menu.
MKT Restaurant, locating on rue Metcalfe, offers unique blends of authentic Italian and Mediterranean flavors. I can finally have a restaurant to recommend to my friends when they ask for recommendations in downtown Montreal, especially when it's right across from McGill University. Fresh seafood from the market, and chef Marino Tavares tries to use as many local ingredients as possible.
Pesto Cheese Balls, we thought "why don't we make a pizza?" The dough that we used was pizza dough anyway, so it was perfect! The thought of making this pizza was definitely impromptus, but it turned out to be our favorite besides the Earl grey chocolate braid.
Le Mousso, who came from an artistic family. There is only one menu available, and with the concept of "minimalist plates, with ambiance and music."