In the 17th and early 18th century, everything North of Old Montreal, including NDG, was a vast forest system with streams and marshes. Today the neighborhood is home to a diverse population, tree-lined streets, brick houses, and closely cropped duplexes. If you're from NDG, or just passing through, there are some lovely spots to grab a drink and a quick bite in this neighborhood. These are some of our favorites, please tell us what we missed!
Honey Martin5916 rue Sherbrooke OuestAnother fantastic residential NDG pub makes our list. Honey Martin has everything: "... it's small with old wood floors, small booths with stained glass, taxidermied owl, a wall of whiskeys, bourbons and scotches, Guinness on tap, friendly no stress staff, regulars being friendly to each other and to strangers at the bar." This quote was taken, with no shame, from Montreal Yelp superhero Risa D.
Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill5563 Monkland Blvd.Ye Olde Orchard has been in MTLblog's sights before for their enormous and delicious capon wings. They make our NDG drinks list for their cheap beer and good pub food, like Sri Lankan curries!
Next Door Pub5175 rue Sherbrooke W.Next Door is a lively neighborhood favorite. Next Door has made MTLblog's lists before for their dynamite chicken wings (and chicken fajitas). Now they're back because of their delicious martinis, only $6 on martini Mercredi.
Lucille's Oyster Dive
Caesar's made with crab chunks, dozens of fresh oysters, and lobster rolls are just some of what to love in Lucille's. Great summer decor, including a mermaid statue, that Seals the deal.
Estiatorio Yiasou5375 Chemin Queen MaryThis Montreal Greek classic has been on MTLblog before, for their great calamari. Great souvlaki, dakos (Greek bruschetta), and Moussaka (eggplant lasagna-type), and a full bar are just some of the reasons to love this piece of Montreal's culinary past and present.
Typhoon Lounge5752 Ave de MonklandThis NDG bar has everything you want: cheap booze, good cocktails, and seriously good bar foods like burgers, sweet potato fries, poutine, and wings.
La Louisiane5850 rue Sherbrooke OuestLa Louisiane is an excellent authentic cajun restaurant. They serve the hearty and spicy bayou favorites like cajun shrimp, crab cakes, blackened fish, and "dinosaur" beef ribs. This restaurant also has a full bar and makes a mean rye Sazerac.
Jardin Iwaki5887 rue Sherbrooke OuestJapanese seven course meals for under $30. Complete with jellyfish, Japanese pork pancakes, and seared tuna, this restaurant also offer a range of Japanese beers and sakes.
Maz Bar & Restaurant5617 rue Sherbooke Ouest.This bar is a piece of Montreal history, serving food since the end of the second Great War. Tie an onion to your belt before you come here, it was the style at the time. Today this bar has pool tables, air hockey, cheap pitchers, and a diverse NDG crowd.
Le Slang LABO a MANGER5669 Monkland Blvd.This chic new edition to NDG is going to stand the test of time, it's going to stand the rain. Come for good appetizers like octopus and dumplings, and a clean and modern full bar with innovative cocktails like smoked wine, caesars, and more!
Monkland Taverne5555 Monkland AveThe Monkland Taverne makes the list for their special honey ginger shrimp and salmon tartare. As the cuisine indicates, this is not an inexpensive stop, but definitely one worth making. Try the Mac n' Cheese.
Prohibition Montreal5674 Ave du. MonklandProhibition is one of Montreal's truly special restaurants. This is an all-day breakfast/brunch spot +souper and dinner, famous for their blueberry pancakes, fried chicken, Bulgarian Benedict, and challah french toast. Would you believe this restaurant also houses a full bar?
Claremont Cafe5032 rue Sherbrooke Ouest.The Claremont Cafe is a lovely little neighborhood cafe and eatery. Fabulous people watching, a full bar, piles of mussels, and delicious Caesars are just some of the things Claremont does so well.
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