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MONTREAL: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON THE LAYOVER

When Anthony Bourdain visited Montreal on his show The Layover Season 1 Episode 6, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on The Layover – Anthony Bourdain Montreal episode, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – Beauty’s Special

WHAT IS IT?

Bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese, onion and tomato.

WHERE IS IT?

Beautys Luncheonette
93 Mont-Royal Ave W
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

READ MORE: 5 must-try restaurants for every foodie in Montreal, Quebec

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Open since 1942, Beauty’s Restaurant (Beautys Luncheonette) is one of the first restaurants to start breakfast in Montreal.

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DISH – Montreal-style Bagel

WHAT IS IT?

Hand rolled, wood fire baked bagels made using the same European recipe brought over more than half a century ago.

WHERE IS IT?

St-Viateur Bagel Shop
263 Rue Saint Viateur O
Montréal, QC, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not stop by St-Viateur Bagel Shop on this episode but he recommended it as “one of the best examples of Montreal-style bagels”.

DISH – Latte

WHAT IS IT?

Coffee made of espresso and steamed milk.

WHERE IS IT?

Club Social
180 Rue Saint Viateur O
Montréal, QC, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

While Anthony Bourdain did not stop by Café Club Social on this Montreal trip, he suggested it “if you like sitting for hours, sipping your latte”.

DISH – Artisan Cheese

WHAT IS IT?

Cheese made by hand and using traditional craftsmanship, like raw goat’s milk cheese.

WHERE IS IT?

Marché Jean-Talon
7070 Henri Julien Ave
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Marché Jean-Talon is one of the two main farmers’ markets in Montreal with more than 300 vendors. One of the stalls that Anthony Bourdain stopped at is the artisan cheese stall where he sampled raw goat’s milk cheese. If you are looking for a larger selection, Bourdain suggests La Fromagerie Atwater in the Atwater Market that stocks about 850 kinds of cheeses.

DISH – Steak Tartare, Lobster Salad, Scallop Ceviche, Smoked Octopus, and Duck Magret

WHAT IS IT?

Steak Tartare – dish of raw ground meat; Lobster Salad – salad of lobster and vegetables; Scallop Ceviche – ceviche of scallops with grapefruit foam; Smoked Octopus – with smoked paprika, a foam of smoked potatoes, corn, beans, and cherry tomatoes; Duck Magret – duck breast with butternut squash, grilled onions, jalapeño and red pepper.

WHERE IS IT?

Club Chasse et Pêche
423 Rue Saint-Claude
Montréal, QC, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Le Club Chasse et Pêche shares a terrace with the museum next door but is unaffiliated. The restaurant offers primarily refined Québécois fish and game dishes.

DISH – Grilled Cheese with Meat

WHAT IS IT?

Two pieces of grilled appenzeller cheese, with braised beef shoulder in the middle.

WHERE IS IT?

L’Emporte Piece
418 Rue Gilford
Montréal, QC, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not stop by L’Emporte Piece during this Montreal visit but he suggested it as a place for grilled cheese and meat. As of this writing, L’Emporte Piece is no longer in business.

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DISH – Fried Calamari and Rib Steak

WHAT IS IT?

Fried Calamari – battered then fried squid rings; Rib Steak – steak from rib portion of a cow.

WHERE IS IT?

Marven’s
880 Avenue Ball
Montréal, QC, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

While Anthony Bourdain did not visit Marven’s on this episode, he suggested it as place “for some old world Greek food”.

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DISH – Pork Knuckle

WHAT IS IT?

Slow-cooked pork knuckle.

WHERE IS IT?

Brasserie Capri
2172, St-Patrick
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Brasserie Capri is a Québécois pub offering casual fare.

DISH – Moules-Frites

WHAT IS IT?

Mussels with fries and small cubes of bacon.

WHERE IS IT?

Dominion Square Tavern
1243 Metcalfe St
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not visit Dominion Square Tavern in this episode but suggested it as an option if you prefer a more sophisticated dining experience.

DISH – Orange Julep

WHAT IS IT?

A blend of milk and orange juice.

WHERE IS IT?                                  

Gibeau Orange Julep
7700 Decarie Blvd
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

While Anthony Bourdain did not stop by Gibeau Orange Julep on this trip, he suggested it as a place for getting the frothy orange julep beverage  .

DISH – Clams on a Radio, Double Down, and Meat Platter

WHAT IS IT?

Clams on a Radio – baked stuffed clams served on a radio; Double Down – two pieces of foie gras, house smoked cheddar and house bacon with house mayo made from reduced chicken stock; Meat Platter – chops of beef, chicken, duck and lamb.

WHERE IS IT?

Joe Beef
2491 Notre-Dame St W
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Joe Beef is the flagship restaurant of chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin, with a menu that changes daily. Clams on a Radio is one of their signature dishes, along with their take on the Double Down and several others.

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DISH – Steak Frites, Bone Marrow, and Trout Salad

WHAT IS IT?

Steak Frites – hanger steak with shallot butter and fries; Bone Marrow – served with coarse salt; Trout Salad – a salad of trout and vegetables.

WHERE IS IT?

L’Express
3927 St Denis St
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not stop by L’Express on this trip but recommended it if you’re looking for classic bistro fare for lunch.

DISH – Portuguese Roast Chicken

WHAT IS IT?

Portuguese-style spicy roast chicken.

WHERE IS IT?

Rotisserie Romados
115 Rue Rachel E
Montréal, QC, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Although Anthony Bourdain did not visit Rotisserie Romados during this trip, he recommended it if you’re looking for rotisserie chicken.

DISH – Head Cheese, Smoked Sausage, Sautéed Mushrooms and Soft-boiled Egg, Pork Salad, Garlic Sea Snails, and Lobster with Salad

WHAT IS IT?

Head Cheese – with classical vinaigrette and mustard; Smoked Sausage – sausage cooked through smoking; Sautéed Mushrooms and Soft-boiled Egg – sautéed Girolles mushrooms served with a soft-boiled egg; Pork Salad – a salad of pork and vegetables; Garlic Sea Snails – escargot dish with garlic; Lobster with Salad – grilled lobster served with herb-chanterelle salad.

WHERE IS IT?

Brasserie T!
1425 Jeanne Mance St
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Brasserie T! is Chef Normand Laprise’s restaurant in Place des Arts.

DISH – Saké

WHAT IS IT?

Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented polished rice.

WHERE IS IT?

Big in Japan
4175 St Laurent Blvd
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Anthony Bourdain visited Big in Japan Restaurant on this episode and had sake and Chinese whiskey. The Big in Japan Restaurant is no longer business, but the Big in Japan Bar continues to operate at its present location.

DISH – Taco

WHAT IS IT?

Hand-sized tortilla with meat and/or vegetable toppings.

WHERE IS IT?

Nouveau Palais
281 Rue Bernard O
Montréal, QC, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

When Anthony Bourdain stopped by, Nouveau Palais was where you can get Grumman’78 tacos on weekends. These days, there are Grumman’78 taco trucks around Montreal, with locations updated through social media channels, as well as a Grumman’78 restaurant on Courcelle Street.

DISH – Smoked Meat Sandwich

WHAT IS IT?

Meat that has been marinated and cooked through smoking placed between slices of bread.

WHERE IS IT?

Schwartz’s
3895 St Laurent Blvd
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANTHONY BOURDAIN MONTREAL NOTES

Opened in 1928, Schwartz’s is famous for its smoked meat.