A Montreal Layover for Tony means calling up local friends like Martin Picard to explore the city's hot spots that can't be found in any guidebook. He sees first hand how intrinsic the local environment is to ...Go to Episode
"Greasy hands, greasier food. Delicious. Join your fellow gearheads over at Orange Julep." This is the oldest drive-in in Quebec dating back to 1932. Their best-known drink -- orange julep -- attracts the visitors.
7700 Boulevard Décarie, Montreal, Quebec H4P 2H4
Owned by chefs Fred and Dave, Joe Beef's menu changes daily and is "unapologetically over the top." The guys order clams atop a radio, a double down (2 pieces of foie gras with bacon and cheese), beef, chicken, duck and more.
2491 Notre Dame W, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6
Tony Also Recommends: L’Express
Simple, humble and classic bistro fare. Good steak and frites, trout salad and more.
3929 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, Quebec H2W 2M4
Tony and local chef friends have drinks and eat headcheese, smoked sausage, pork salad, escargot and lobster. "This is the newest place from Normand Laprise, the godfather of Montreal fine dining."
1425 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, Quebec H5B 1E4
Open 7 days a week until 3 a.m., this is the "premier service provider for drunk-ass chefs after work. Sake? Of course."
3723 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2V7
Since Montreal no longer allows food trucks, Tony ventures across the street from the retired Grumman ’78 food truck to Nouveau Palais, in order to get this late-night taco snack. Tony eats a veggie and pork taco.
281 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2V 4K8
Tony visits Schwartz’s for his last stop. He claims it's arguably one of the best places in Montreal for smoked meat.
3895 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1X9