[Translation] Translation request for Saskia
alison.wall at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 10:32:24 PDT 2009
We have one last largish document to deal with for the con. Please
translate the attached document. It is part of the restaurant guide.
We would need this translated for Saturday, August 1.
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Around the Delta
740 Notre Dame
Muffins, wraps, panini
Mon?Fri 6:30am?5pm, closed weekends.
698 Notre Dame
British-style pub food
Mon?Wed 10:30am?10pm, Thurs?Fri 10:30am?11pm, closed week
ends. Steak, pasta, burgers, sausages, fish&chips, draft beer, cider.
This was incredibly busy on the weekday lunchtime we tried it, and
became dead at about 2:00 as everyone went back to work. The food
was indifferent. The décor was very much trying to evoke a British
pub. The cider was good, but I wouldn?t go back.
Le Muscadin Italian
639 Notre Dame $40
Dominos Pizza Pizza
684 St-Jacques $5-10
Chez Ming Vietnamese
1015 Côte du Beaver Hall $10
Chien Chaud Victoire Hot dogs
Côte du Beaver Hall less than $10
55 Gauchetière $20-30
Between the Palais and the Delta
Toqué Fancy French
900 Place Riopelle, (514) 499-2084 $40-100
Across the street from the southwest entrance to the Palais.
Le Steak Frites Bistro
405 St-Antoine, (514) 878-3553 $15-20
Steak, duck confit, all you can eat fries in a pleasant bistro atmosphere
and right by the convention centre. Not much vegetarian. It?s
better (and cheaper) at lunch than dinner. They charge for all side
dishes, and the steaks weren?t all cooked as they had been ordered.
Via Vivoli Italian
413 St-Jacques, (514) 284-5320 $10
Salads and pasta to eat in or take away. They also have gelato.
InterContinental food court Food court
This is a large food court with a lot of seating and half a dozen fairly
standard food-court options and a Leonidas Belgian chocolate shop.
You can get a meal for around $10. Busy at lunchtime.
Place Victoria Food court
This is a huge food court with McDonalds, Oktoberfest, sushi,
salads, etc. Busy on weekday lunchtimes, almost entirely closed on
This is the oldest part of Montréal, immediately to south (as such
things are figured locally) of the Palais. The oldest buildings date to
the 1600?s, but it?s hardly a museum?offices, apartments, and lots and
lots of restaurants keep it current.
Rue St Jacques, from McGill to St Laurent
Bio Train Diner
410 St Jacques Less than $10
Le Gourmet Presses Cafe bio, gourmet sandwiches
406 St Jacques $10
Le Clafouti Sandwiches, cafe
402 St Jacques $10
400 St Jacques $30
Cafe Van Houte Chain cafe, sandwiches, wifi
251 St Jacques $10
La Brioche St Jacques Sandwiches, cafe
236 St Jacques $10
Eggspectation Breakfast, burgers
201 St Jacques $15-20
Standard big breakfasts with lots of fruit, burgers, salads, desserts,
etc. It?s a chain that stretches at least as far as Ottawa. There?s
nothing wrong with Eggspectation, it?s just not very exciting. Really
convenient location though.
Papillon Bleu Szechuan
200 St Jacques $20
Romagna Cafe Breakfast, sandwich, pizza, Italian
60 St Jacques $15
Rue Notre Dame, from McGill to St Laurent
Sushi Shop Sushi
430 Notre Dame $15
Cafe 420 Sandwiches, cafe
420 Notre Dame Less than $10
Bistro Cafe Van Cafe, sandwiches
401 Notre Dame Less than $10
Boring, with pallid croissants, limp sandwiches and appalling choice
of tea. Some places aren?t worth going to twice. Save yourself the
trouble and don?t go once.
400 Notre Dame $20
Cafe Depot Chain cafe, coffee sandwiches
350 Notre Dame Less than $10
Le Nantua Seafood
275 Notre Dame $35
Pasta a Piacere Italian
260 Notre Dame $10-15
Boring. Boring pasta, boring pizza, pleasant enough atmosphere but
Cafe Momus Cafe, sandwiches, wifi
243 Notre Dame $10
This place is lovely. The sandwiches are unusual, freshly made and
delicious, with a good range, some vegetarian. The cakes and cookies
are home made and great. They have a great choice of teas (loose
teas, served in a teaball in a big cup), coffees, and cold drinks. The
atmosphere is relaxed. They have some comfy chairs and some table
seating. They have counter service and can get a little harried at
busy times. Recommended.
Le Notre Dame Restaurant Breakfast, fast food
237 Notre Dame Less than $10
Though this looks like a total dump, appearances can be deceiving.
This is a nice Greek restaurant with a good range of poutine and
burgers etc, cheap and surprisingly cheerful. Recommended especially
for people on a budget, and if you want to try Quebec?s signature
Da Franco Italian
233 Notre Dame $15-20
Inside, this place is decorated like a Roman restaurant. The food is
Italian with more range than just pasta. Everything we tried was
good, and the straciatella soup outstanding. Better value for money
at lunch than dinner.
210 Notre Dame
Cafe Saison Diner
207 Notre Dame $10-15
Breakfast until 11am, sandwiches, light lunches. Generally pleas
ant atmosphere and perfectly acceptable food, let down by abysmal
service?very slow and entirely forgot our drinks.
140 Notre Dame $25
Eat fabulous artistic sushi atop fishtanks. Unusual maki pairings
made with fresh ingredients and a light touch on flavorings. Light
on the rice and heavy on the artistry. A beautiful meal well worth
lingering over. The restaurant is not large, fewer than 10 tables for 4
in the main room. Their menu is small, but interesting and focused
more on maki than nigiri or sashimi. They have most of the tradi
tional nigiri/sashimi, but seem more focused on spicy variants (spicy
tuna, spicy salmon, etc) than plain.
Claude Postel Cafe, chocolatier, patisserie
75 Notre Dame $15
Disappointing and over-priced.
Pizzedelic Chain pizza, breakfast on weekends
39 Notre Dame $15
La Sentence Resto-Bistro
17 Notre Dame $20
13 Notre Dame Less than $10
Palais de Justice food court Food court
480 St Laurent, coin Notre Dame
Starbucks (bet you?ve seen one), Arahova Souvlaki (souvlaki, $10)
and Mon Plaisir Smoked Meat, fast food. $10. As food courts go, this
looks like a pretty good one. Arahova make notably good tzatziki.
Rue McGill, from St Antoine to St Paul
Presse Cafe Chain cafe, sandwiches
485 McGill $10
Deli, pizza, diner, breakfast
This place has plenty of room. They serve nice standard North American
breakfasts. Their dinner menu is diner food, with some Greek
options. The prices are extremely good value for most things. Great
with kids, some vegetarian choices. I wouldn?t go out of my way for
this, but if you?re on a budget this is pretty good, and definitely one of
the better breakfast choices. Closed weekends.
Boris Bistro Nouvelle cuisine
465 McGill $30+
While it may call itself a bistro, this is in fact a trendy restaurant
with some unusual food offerings, definitely tending to the small and
beautifully laid out. There?s an outdoor terrasse as well as a large
indoor area. There?s a great choice of wines, beers, and ciders. The
cold soup was absolutely delicious. All the ingredients of everything
were clearly carefully chosen and matched with each other. If you
like your food in morsels and money is no object, this might make
a good choice for one evening of the con. If you?re considering more
expensive places because you want to have one splurge, this wouldn?t
be my choice.
Louigi Pasta, pizza, Italian diner, breakfast
444 McGill $10-20
McGill Hot Dog Fast food
433 McGill Less than $10
Restaurant Vallier Bistro, wifi
425 McGill $15-30
The menu specialises in unusual takes on familiar food?duck
shepherd?s pie, lamb burger, etc. It?s all absolutely delicious. Fries
are served in a metal cup to keep them warm. Great choice of very
good salads, and other vegetarian options. Wonderful sounding des
serts. Excellent choice of tea, wine, beer, cocktails, and did I say tea?
(Loose tea, served in a teapot with removable insert.) All this in a
relaxed atmosphere with just the right degree of service, neither too
attentive nor too slack. This is the kind of place that makes me glad
I?ve got lots of friends to introduce it to. Highly recommended.
Holder Nouvelle cuisine
407 McGill $35
Nomad Station Cafe, wifi
407 McGill $15
Rue St Pierre, from St Antoine to St Paul
445 St Pierre $15
Resto Bistro Vietnamese, diner: Pho, club sandwiches, etc
425 St Pierre $10
This place doesn?t seem to have a proper name. We suggest ?Huh??
Rue St François-Xavier, from St Antoine to St Paul
447 St François-Xavier
$40+, Tasting menu $62
Casa de Mateo Mexican
440 St François-Xavier $30
Luna d?Oro Cafe
415 St François-Xavier $15
214 St Sacrament, coin St François-Xavier $15 lunch, $20 evening
Rue St Laurent, from Notre Dame to St Antoine
McDonalds Fast food
510 St Laurent Less than $10
Via Bassano Italian cafe
520 St Laurent Less than $10
Mon Plaisir Deli, bistro, wifi
530 St Laurent $10-15
Pallid croissants, hot water with a teabag in the saucer, limp salads.
Rue St Paul, from McGill to St Laurent
362 St Paul
Bio-organic, nouvelle cuisine
Lots of vegetarian.
Olive et Gourmando
351 St Paul
Sandwiches , croissants, pastries
Awesome. This is a place for a snack rather than a meal, but what
they do is absolutely wonderful. Closed Sunday?Monday.
Marché de la Villette French deli bistro
325 St Paul $15-20
Overpriced tourist trap.
Les Pyrenées Spanish
320 St Paul $20-30
Restaurant Gandhi Indian
230 St Paul $30
Van Winkle?s Cafe Sandwiches, cafe
221 St Paul $15
Stash Cafe Polish
200 St Paul, (514) 845-6611 Lunch $15, dinner $30-40
Booking a good idea. This place is wonderful. They have three prix-
fixe menus or you can choose à la carte. The prix-fixe menus come
with borsht and sour cream, salad, and dessert. The duck is good,
the wild boar is better, but get the Polish delicacies menu and try
everything. This is an absolutely terrific restaurant that scores all
round, great atmosphere, great food, impeccable service. We loved it.
Do try it.
Crêperie Chez Suzette Crepes, sandwiches, fondue
3 St Paul Est, coin St Laurent, (514) 874-1984 $10-20
Chinatown is right outside the Place d?Armes end of the Palais. It?s a
very good place to eat as long as you like Asian food. It isn?t all Chinese,
there?s also a lot of Vietnamese, a little Japanese, Mongolian,
Korean, and Uighyur. It tends to be very cheap?some lunches start at
$3.25. The only problem with it is that there?s so much, and it?s so hard
to tell the good places from the indifferent places.
Rue St Urbain
Noodle Factory Chinese noodles
1018 St Urbain Less than $10
Cash only. 11am?10pm. This place looks like a dump, but looks can
be deceiving. The food is excellent, made pretty much in front of
you. You can see them throwing the noodle dough around like pizza
dough. It?s very cheap, it?s small and definitely not a place to linger,
but everything we?ve tried has been lovely. Recommended, especially
for a fast lunch.
La Maison Kam Fung Chinese, dim sum
1101 St Urbain, in the Chinese mall $10-15
This is the best dim sum in town, but they tend to be very busy
indeed if you go at lunchtime. They open at 8am, and before 10:00
there are no carts, but you choose dim sum options from a menu.
You can usually get seated right away even with a big group before
about 10:30, 11:00 is okay, but later than that you always have to
wait. They also have exceptionally good evening meals, from about
5pm, especially for large groups, including good vegetarian options.
Lotte Furama Chinese, dim sum
1115 Clark $10-20
8am?11:30pm. This is the restaurant that former Prime Minister
Jean Chretien prefers for dim sum. It?s very nice, but they tend to
have more dumplings and not enough other things for my taste.
New Dynasty Chinese
1115 Clark $8-15
Cantonese food, plenty of room for groups. Not very exciting but
perfectly good. You are expected to fill in your own order with pencil
and paper provided.
Less than $10
Mon Nam Chinese
1096 Clark Less than $10
Another not terribly memorable Chinese restaurant, with a wide
range of dishes. The prawn toast was too salty, but we enjoyed it otherwise.
Not very adventurous, but with plenty of room.
La Maison V.I.P. Chinese
1081 Clark, (514) 861-1943 $10
11:30am?4am. This is the standout brilliant restaurant that makes
me glad I volunteered to write this guide. It looks identical to all
the others, but it?s wonderful. The first page of the menu features
ordinary North American Chinese food. Then it gets weird and
wonderful. Order the odd things you?ve never heard of, you won?t be
sorry. Also check out the specials on the blackboard. There?s a mixed
?bo-bo platter? that comes with a mini iron stove and is great for
sharing. They are not large and get very busy; lunchtimes and early
evenings are usually safe without booking, but it?s a good idea if
there are going to be a lot of you. This is a wonderful restaurant.
Ming Do Dim sum, lunch, dinner
1050 Clark $10-20
They do a very good one- or two-person dim sum selection lunch,
and have a pleasantly varied menu. If this restaurant were anywhere
but across the street from Maison V.I.P., I?d be very happy with it.
Ruby Rouge Dim sum, dinner
1008 Clark $10-20
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