Montreal Journals

A Romantic Weekend in Montreal

A November 2007 trip to Montreal by tcguide

Hotel St. Paul Photo, Montreal, Quebec More Photos
Quote: Ally and I took a nice weekend trip to Montreal in early November, 2006.

Hotel St. Paul

Hotel | "St. Paul Hotel"

Hotel St. Paul Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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This was a cool medium sized boutique hotel that reminds me of the Royalton Hotel or other Ian Schrager hotels in New York City. There was a unique fireplace in the lobby (see photo) and lounge DJ music setting the urban-hip scene, even though the building exterior seems more classic than modern. They had a free breakfast with cheese, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee, and some hard boiled eggs. The room was spacious and had contemporary minimalist furniture and a flat screen TV. They give you a little box of chocolates when they turn down your bed.I loved the location. Not exactly in the heart of Old Montreal, but about 5 blocks away from the heart of Old Montreal. You can walk to the old...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 6, 2007

Hotel St. Paul
355 McGill Street
Montreal, Quebec H2Y2E8
(514) 380-2222

Juliette & Chocolate

Restaurant | "Juliette & Chocolate"

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We loved this romantic little dessert place for its crepes and its chocolate fondue. It's on the busy Rue St-Denis right in the middle of the latin quarter, which is full of nightlife and restaurants. We went after dinner on our last night in Montreal, and enjoyed the wonderful specialty chocolate drinks made of exotic chocolate blends from places like Mexico and Madagascar . These drinks were served hot. These drinks were THICK and delicious. Not like wimpy Swiss Miss hot chocolate! The place was full of young couples and groups enjoying late night treats, so it was a little crowded and lively. The chocolate fondue was wonderful with the fresh fruits like pineapple, apple, banana, and grapes....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 6, 2007

Juliette & Chocolate
1615 St-Denis
Montreal, Quebec
(514) 287-3555

L' Express

Restaurant | "L'Express"

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The is a classic old school French bistro that is famous in Montreal. We felt like we were in Paris. The waiters were all men and they spoke French (which is true for all places) and the menu had hand-written specials. Tabletops are covered with white paper on top of white tablecloths. Waiters bring you a pretty big olf-fashioned jar of sweet pickles (cornichons) swimming in pickle juice to snack on.There is a long bar on one side and the dining room converges into it. Ally enjoyed the pumpkin soup as a first course, and for the main course, she had duck with mashed potatoes. I had the raviolis with mushrooms. Chocolate cake for Ally's dessert was a nice complement to my apple tart with...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 7, 2007

L' Express
3927 St-Denis St
Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M4
(514) 845-5333

Toque!

Restaurant | "Toqué!"

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We had an exceptional and special meal at Toque in Montreal. My friend David who works at Travelocity recommended it to me, and it was certainly a high-end treat. Funny, he recommended it to me after a really nice and cheap lunch at Hong Kong Station in Chinatown NYC. Allys and I both had the tasting menu. In early November, it wasn't too hard to get a reservation for a Friday night. In fact, the restaurant wasn't all that full.

I liked Toque because it uses seasonal ingredients from producers in the Quebec region of Canada. Even the sparkling water was from Quebec.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 12, 2007

Toque!
900, Place Jean-Paul Riopelle
Montreal, Quebec H2Z 2B2
(514) 499-2084