Montreal’s Eating Rooms Are Back, But Not Everyone Is Rushing to Reopen

A terrasse in Old Montreal | Kristi Blokhin/Shutterstock Plenty of places are sticking to takeout for now After three months of forced closure due to COVID-19, restaurants can now reopen their dining rooms in Montreal — but plenty of restaurants aren’t rushing to throw open their doors. Monday, June 22, is the first day that restaurants in greater Montreal…

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Quebec Is Preparation to Crack Down on Social Distancing at Bars and Nightclubs

Outside window of a bar in Montreal | BalkansCat/Shutterstock Meanwhile, two customers at a South Shore bar tested positive for COVID-19 Less than two weeks after the Quebec government permitted all bars to reopen, the province is now threatening fines and shut-downs for venues that don’t enforce social distancing rules. Almost all businesses in the province were permitted to…

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Big Line-Ups Kind After Wellness Officials Desire Bar Customers, Employees to Obtain COVID-19 Examinations

Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images The reopening of bars in greater Montreal continues to be a debacle Thousands of Montrealers have been lining up for COVID-19 tests this week, after public health authorities recommended testing anybody who set foot in a bar since July 1. Authorities made the recommendation on Saturday afternoon, after a number of coronavirus…

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A Warm New Caribbean Resto Has Actually Started Grilling at the Heart of Place-des-Arts

Kamuy/Darwin Doleyres Plus, a new restaurant from the people behind Dépanneur Le Pick-Up, and two other notable openings to know QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES — Downtown Montreal has a new destination for upscale Caribbean food with Kamúy now open at the centre of Place-des-Arts. The restaurant is helmed by chef-owner Paul Toussaint, who made his name at Village Haitian spot…

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Iconic Montreal Steakhouse Moishes Is Leaving the Plateau

Inside Moishes’ (former) Plateau dining room | Randall Brodeur/Eater Montreal The 82-year-old restaurant will reopen eventually — but not in its home on St-Laurent Iconic Jewish steakhouse Moishes is moving out of its home on the Plateau — although it’s not the end for one of Montreal’s oldest restaurants. According to various reports on Wednesday, the steakhouse will eventually reopen…

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