Tucked away on rue Hochelaga in the East End neighbourhood of Tétreaultville sits the unassuming Coq de L'Est. Only the kitschy illumination of a tattered sign featuring a personified chicken alerts passersby to its existence.\nEven its online presence is minimal. The "About" section on its Facebook page reads only, "Rôtisserie et côtes levées — Chicken Joint." The restaurant has no website.\nFor Montrealers living in the denser neighbourhoods at the centre of the island, getting to Le Coq de l'Est wihtout a car involves a trek to the eastern extremity of the green line and then either a 10-minute bus ride or a 25-minute walk.\nBut step inside to the tiny restaurant and enjoy perhaps the best roast chicken and ribs you'll ever have in an intimate, quirky space.\nGoogle Maps\nThough it may appear like a classic BBQ and chicken shack (and in many respects it is), le Coq de L'Est continually reimagines the Quebec specialty.\nView this post on Instagram 3 years old today A post shared by @ lecoqdelest2015 on Sep 5, 2018 at 2:25pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Chicken wings “65”. 8$ A post shared by @ lecoqdelest2015 on Jan 6, 2019 at 3:04pm PST\nOften, Quebec homestyle dishes take on an Asian twist. Past menu items have included a ramen with roast chicken and wings and a particularly delectable chicken tandoori.\nThe restaurant menu changes and always seems to be playfully lacking in detail, but expect a bit of a surprise on the first bite.\nOrder a selection of the specials with a group of friends and indulge together to maximize your sample of the chef's impressive creations.\nTruthfully, the only way to get a true sense of le Coq de l'Est is to simply go. Organize a large dinner party and embark on a mini road trip to this lesser-visited section of Montreal.\nView this post on Instagram Fried chicken and waffles A post shared by @ lecoqdelest2015 on Jun 4, 2017 at 8:45am PDT\nView this post on Instagram Spaghetti, chicken, poulet A post shared by @ lecoqdelest2015 on Sep 12, 2018 at 2:20pm PDT\nBrunch is also an option this summer!\nLe Cog de l'Est is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Sunday brunch begins at 11:00 AM.\nEverything you need to know\nWhat: le Coq de L'Est roast chicken and spare ribs\nWhere: 8803 rue Hochelaga\nWhen: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM\nFacebook page.