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Thread: Montreal Restaurants: The Two Strikes And You're Out Club

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    Thumbs up Montreal Restaurants: The Two Strikes And You're Out Club

    This is a new thread on Montreal restaurants which should be the repository for bad reviews of bad restaurants. It is designed to be to restaurant reviews what Lion Heart's thread "Buyer Beware: Warning of Potential Bait And Switch Providers" was to reviews on bad and deceptive escort agencies. The thread is named in honor of Jeremy & Vinita's "Two Strikes And You're Out Club" on their cult favorite website. I have asked the Mods to splice in some warning reviews of bad restaurants from the thread I already started called "New Montreal Restaurant Thread." It was suggested in that thread that I start a new thread for the "Two Strikes and You're out Club." I decided to do that with the thumbs down icon since the "New Montreal Restaurant Thread" was created with a thumbs up icon.

    So this thread is for bad reviews or warning reviews on restaurants. Review away!
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    Gotsome,

    I am glad you liked their fries, but the readers should know that the La Belle Province on St. Catherine and Aylmer is listed in the "Two Strikes and You're Out Club" on Jeremy and Vinita's Montreal Restaurant Guide, with the comment that they are serving "horrid fast food." The "Two Strikes and You're Out Club" is essentially the restaurant equivalent of the "bait and switch agency" warning thread on MERB:

    http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/~jer/visit/rest.html (scroll to bottom of list)

    Other restos that Jeremy and Vinita list in this club and which could be a dangerous and sickening culinary experience (some of these may have already closed as the site is not up to date):

    Indiana's
    Amelio's
    Sushi et Boulettes
    Foxy's
    La Belle Thailandaise (they really hammer this place)
    Dunn's
    Rahamim (Kosher Japanese, now confirmed as closed)
    Moe's Deli and Bar (Dorval Airport; called a "disgrace to the fine culinary offerings of Montreal")

    If anyone would like to add to the Two Strikes and You're Out Club, please do, as this thread is not confined to discussion of recommended restaurants only.

    My first nomination to the Club, and I think I mentioned it previously in this thread some years ago, would be the hotel restaurant at the Delta Montreal which served me the most disgusting tasting pizza I ever had in my life. I know, it serves me right for ordering food at the hotel restaurant. Well, it was a few years ago in early April, it was raining like crazy outside, the college basketball Final Four was on TV, and I did not feel like leaving the hotel. That is the only time in my life I ever ordered a pizza that was so bad I could not even eat one slice. Despite being ravenously hungry! It tasted rancid and I nearly vomited.

    As far as regular restaurants, honestly I have not eaten at too many bad restos in Montreal. I don't off the top of my head recall ordering food that was inedible at a regular non-hotel resto. I would say the closest would be Claddagh on Crescent Street which served me a burger that was mediocre at best and fries that were soggy and wilted like a 50 year old SP's breasts. It's definitely the weakest food I ever had on the Crescent Street strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    Gotsome,

    I am glad you liked their fries, but the readers should know that the La Belle Province on St. Catherine and Aylmer is listed in the "Two Strikes and You're Out Club" on Jeremy and Vinita's Montreal Restaurant Guide, with the comment that they are serving "horrid fast food." The "Two Strikes and You're Out Club" is essentially the restaurant equivalent of the "bait and switch agency" warning thread on MERB:

    http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/~jer/visit/rest.html (scroll to bottom of list)

    Other restos that Jeremy and Vinita list in this club and which could be a dangerous and sickening culinary experience (some of these may have already closed as the site is not up to date):

    Indiana's
    Amelio's
    Sushi et Boulettes
    Foxy's
    La Belle Thailandaise (they really hammer this place)
    Dunn's
    Rahamim (Kosher Japanese, now confirmed as closed)
    Moe's Deli and Bar (Dorval Airport; called a "disgrace to the fine culinary offerings of Montreal")

    If anyone would like to add to the Two Strikes and You're Out Club, please do, as this thread is not confined to discussion of recommended restaurants only.

    My first nomination to the Club, and I think I mentioned it previously in this thread some years ago, would be the hotel restaurant at the Delta Montreal which served me the most disgusting tasting pizza I ever had in my life. I know, it serves me right for ordering food at the hotel restaurant. Well, it was a few years ago in early April, it was raining like crazy outside, the college basketball Final Four was on TV, and I did not feel like leaving the hotel. That is the only time in my life I ever ordered a pizza that was so bad I could not even eat one slice. Despite being ravenously hungry! It tasted rancid and I nearly vomited.

    As far as regular restaurants, honestly I have not eaten at too many bad restos in Montreal. I don't off the top of my head recall ordering food that was inedible at a regular non-hotel resto. I would say the closest would be Claddagh on Crescent Street which served me a burger that was mediocre at best and fries that were soggy and wilted like a 50 year old SP's breasts. It's definitely the weakest food I ever had on the Crescent Street strip.
    EB,
    This guide is hard to follow and seems obsolete. We have no references. When did the review occurred? last week, last year? a decade ago?

    We don't even know if this web page created in 1997 is still updated or the people graduated from McGill. Unless they're in a multi degree studies.
    Escorts are like a box of chocolate, you never know what you gonna get! Especially with a repeat!!!!

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    IKEA Cafeteria

    I quickly scrolled down the review list and randomly came across the IKEA Cafeteria (9191 Cavendish Blvd & Autoroute 40 (738-2167)) review. Jeremy & Vinita gave it a decent review, but in my opinion they belong on the 'two strikes and you're out' list (even though I've only eaten there once and it was quite sometime ago). It was worse than airplane food. All I remember is that I had (obviously) Swedish meatballs. They were soggy, as was everything else on my plate. I would rather suffer of malnourishement while I am trapped in the IKEA with a g/f on a self-medication shopping spree than eat that again.
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    Ikea

    Agrippa,

    We have an IKEA in Connecticut and it is strictly cafeteria type food as you mentioned. Shop there, but don't eat there!

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    Thumbs up Montreal Restaurants: The Two Strikes And You're Out Club

    EDIT: I have moved this post to the position of thread starter. Doing this was to ensure that posts moved into this thread will not displace the starting post.

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    Last edited by Mod 8; 10-18-2008 at 11:05 PM.

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    Thumbs down

    EB,
    This is a great idea. How many times we give so many chances to a restaurant, and yet it keeps insisting with some bad generalized customer service. Whenever I get to experience some nightmarish restaurants, I'll drop couple of words on it (of course, I'll make sure to candidly take into consideration the difference between 1,2 bad employees Versus the entire matrix being bad ;p ) here. Thanks for the great idea.
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    City of Montreal food inspectors

    Anything that appears on this webpage http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/p..._schema=PORTAL (you then have to click on 'les contrevenants' to see who was fined) should probably be mentioned in this thread... the page appears to only be available in French.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    Other restos that Jeremy and Vinita list in this club and which could be a dangerous and sickening culinary experience (some of these may have already closed as the site is not up to date):


    Dunn's
    I like Dunns.

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    Had one then saved the rest for golf practice (fucken hit the 300 yard mark with these dogs bollocks...).
    So I guess it's true... the more dimples the ball has, the less drag, the further it travels.

    I wonder how truffles would fare.
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    I'm amused that anyone would even consider actually eating at IKEA.

    I think the list of bad restaurants is a great idea. I have had breakfast and lunch at Moe's in the Montreal airport and didn't think it was horrible. Certainly in the top 50% of airport restaurants - although I admit it's a somewhat reduced standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum Trot
    I'm amused that anyone would even consider actually eating at IKEA.
    Obviously, no one decides, "Hey, I have an idea! Let's go to Ikea for dinner!"

    You go buy furniture, and if you make a day out of it you'll be hungry eventually, so you drop by their cafeteria... shouldn't be hard to not fail, but they manage to. I'm more amused that Jeremy and Vinita gave it a good review.
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    IKEA/Moe's

    I ate at an IKEA in Connecticut once with my parents after I had taken them shopping there at their request. We ate there strictly for convenience. The food was not good. I had the swedish meatballs and they were similar in quality to a microwaveable frozen food entree (like Swanson's or Stouffer's). If you get off on this quality of food by all means eat there. Like Agrippa, I am very surprised that Jeremy & Vinita gave them a positive review.

    As far as Possum Trot's comments on Moe's, in my opinion there should be a separate category for airport and hotel restaurants which are generally serving a category of food that is substandard. J&V lumped Moe's in with other restaurants and this was probably not fair. However, I think J&V felt that Moe's, being at the airport, does not do a good job introducing the Montreal traveller to the cuisine of the city. After all, a hungry traveller who is flying in to Dorval for the first time is very likely to have their Montreal culinarity virginity taken from them at Moe's. I think J&V must have felt that there must be a better way to introduce the hungry traveller to the otherwise stellar if not spectacular cuisine of Montreal, than to subject him to Moe's.
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    Doc endorses Moe's

    This is the first time i've ever heard any negative feedback about Moe's, which also used to have a restaurant near the Bell Center until a couple of years ago when it was replaced by Baton Rouge.

    I like eating at Moe's whenever i'm at the airport. As a matter-of-fact, i was eating there yesterday. It's a much better option than most of the other 'airport restaurants i've seen. Much better in my opinion than Burger King or St-Hubert Xpress, both located at Dorval.

    What do people going to Moe's expect? Queue-de-Cheval? Gibby's? Come on people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    After all, a hungry traveller who is flying in to Dorval for the first time is very likely to have their Montreal culinarity virginity taken from them at Moe's. I think J&V must have felt that there must be a better way to introduce the hungry traveller to the otherwise stellar if not spectacular cuisine of Montreal, than to subject him to Moe's.
    Speaking for myself only - I eat there on departure, never on arrival. The other thing I was surprised about was that there was another smoked meat place on this list - Dunns. I can't remember eating there in the last 10 years but Montreal was famous for smoked meat at one point.

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