The Forum Entertainment & Restaurant Complexes
A celebration of Montreal taken across the world
As we move out from Montreal with the objective of being in over 250 cities worldwide by 2030, a component of our plan is to develop an accumulation of the best restaurants on the Montreal landscape (with a couple of exceptions!) and to make these delectable favourites available to a growing number of people across the world, with the ultimate objective being to be in every city in every country in the world by 2050.  In these complexes will be an IMAX theatre(s), movie theatres, an arcade, pool tables, bowling alleys and other activity areas.  The restaurant element will feature all the great institutions, mostly from Montreal, each with the look and feel of the original restaurants.  Another consideration of these spaces is to develop a Sports Hall of Fame, honouring all of Montreal's great teams (Canadiens, Expos, Alouettes, CF Montreal, as well as all the older pro teams) and athletes, dedicated to the greatest athlete of all time, Doug Harvey.  On top of being one of the greatest hockey players in history, Doug also excelled at baseball, football and lacrosse.  The only sport he did not 'master' was golf, which caused him no end of torment!

  • Bar-B Barn In 1967 The Bar-B Barn opened their doors for the first time, it has since become Montreal's go to spot for delicious Fall Off the Bone Spare Ribs and succulent chicken. Come see what has made The Bar-B Barn a Montreal institution for more than 50 years.  "Finger lickin good." "Fall Off The Bone." "Succulent." "Five napkins." When it comes to our ribs, these are some of the phrases you'll use to describe how deliciously delectable our ribs are.
  • Chalet Bar-B-Q - Chalet Bar-B-Q is serving spit-roasted bbq'd chickens since 1944!  Over the years, we have built a legendary reputation for the best charcoal broiled chickens in the world.  Ask anyone who knows!  We selectively buy local fresh plump chickens and then s-l-o-w-l-y roast them on real hardwood charcoal.  We make sure every chicken is crispy and golden on the outside, tender and juicy in the inside.  When served with our famous dipping sauce, nothing compares. Simply delicious.  Bon Appétit!
  • Cosmos Cosmos Snack Bar has been serving delicious breakfasts and burgers since founder Tony Koulakis opened its doors in 1967 after he immigrated from Greece. Along with his wife, two sons, and daughter, the family served thousands of loyal customers from not only all over Montreal but all over the world. Famous for their signature dishes, the mighty Mish Mash omelette featuring all the meat on the menu, and the Creation egg, bacon and salami sandwich served on a selection of many different breads, the little 9-seat diner has become known as a place where people gather and converse from all walks of life and every race, creed, colour, and class.
  • Emeraude Bangkok - We invite you to discover the authentic delights of Thailand and Szechuan under one roof. Whether it's for a romantic night out, a business meeting or a celebration, we are ready to greet you with a warm atmosphere, with our large dining room,  accompanied with a courteous service at each visit. Enjoy Montreal's finest Thai and Szechuan cuisine with your favorite wine! You can order take-out too!
  • Falafel St. JacquesSimple, delicious, vegetarian Middle Eastern street food — From crispy falafel, vegan shawarma and house-made pita, to rugelach, babka and halva croissants.  Opened on June 1, 2015, the restaurant-counter Falafel Saint-Jacques offers delicious dishes from the Middle East! The Falafel Saint-Jacques space is small with about 20 seats inside and a few additional seats on the terrace. The space is very “ good casual”  : a service counter, a menu painted by hand in all colors, products filling all the shelves, a counter at the window and wooden tables and high chairs. The decor of the place has been thought out by the whole team and the family and friendly side feels very good. The space is crowded from opening to closing, with many customers even taking out the sandwiches.
  • Ganges A beloved South Indian Restaurant located in NDG, on Sherbrooke St West in Montreal, Canada...  Almost 30 years of serving our neighbours our delicious, Halal South Indian Cuisine.  Chef Haque always there to take care of you, your friends & your family.
  • Geez Resto-Bar Cafe - A Scotsman and Kiwi walk into a bar.  No joke.It's actually how the story goes.  When the original Billy Geez closed down on Somerled, customers were heartbroken.  Like them, Mark Fraser couldn't bear to see his beloved NDG bar permanently close.  So, after a few pints with patron & pal Maxx Mackay, they decided to reopen the Geez in a bigger and brighter spot on St. Jacques.  While the address has changed and the menu has been spruced up, the beer, the burgers, and the laughs the locals and the Geez fun, relaxed spirit remains strong.  Come by and say 'HI!'  You'll surely become one of the regulars here too.
  • GibbysPrior to opening Gibbys in 1969, Gibby and Allan, the original foodies travelled the globe and experienced an abundance of world-class restaurants. Curating their findings and ideas, they opened Gibbys more than 50 years ago to share their passion for gourmet food.Experience the finest seafood, fresh sumptuous chilled oysters, large choice of the freshest fish, and Gibbys’ expertly aged delectable steaks, cooked to perfection. We lavish our guests the moment we seat them, with complimentary oven fresh bread, crunchy dill pickles, croutons and bacon crumble. Our main courses include a starter, lemon sorbet to cleanse your palate, as well as a vegetable and a choice of rice pilaf, baked potato or our famous Monte Carlo potato. Our knowledgeable staff can recommend the perfect pairings from our extensive wine list. Don’t forget to leave room for the delectable homemade desserts and pastries. Gibbys’ unforgettable experience offers an appetizing menu, superb service and unique atmosphere making it a food destination not to be missed.
  • Green Spot - Green Spot is an institution, 74 year old deli serving the communities of St. Henri and Montreal.  In September 2022, the restaurant will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Chef Denis Vavougios has been opening the place up at 3:30 each morning for 45 years now.  Greenspot is right out of a movie set. There are a few counter stools and enough vinyl booths to accommodate as many as 140 diners.  Each table has a jukebox. While the machines no longer function, some people still try to feed coins inside for some old songs. Music now is piped in via a Bell satellite. Greenspot has a vast menu, starting with breakfast from 5 am to 11 am weekdays and 7 am to 2 pm on weekends.  I enjoyed a plate of pancakes with syrup, eggs benedict, hash browns, a side of bacon and some fruit. Service was quick as can be.  The menu is vast, including pizzas, submarine and assorted sandwiches, Italian specialties, salads, burgers, hot dogs, brochettes, steak, seafood, deli and a plethora of poutines.
  • La BanquiseLa Banquise, a small creamery in its infancy, was born in May 1968. Its founder, Pierre Barsalou, a firefighter from the district, transformed it into a snack bar open 24 hours in the fall of 1968. excellent hot dogs and delicious fries. Poutine made its appearance in the early 80s, along with classic poutine and Italian. Given the popular success, and at the repeated request of many customers, the choices of poutines are multiplying. We now have no less than 30 different poutines.La Banquise is still a family business today.  In the summer of 2006, La Banquise undertook major renovations and considerably enlarged its dining room. Fifty years later, La Banquise has become much more than just a snack bar or a “place à poutine”. It is also a warm and friendly place where you can enjoy microbrewery beers, a full menu of the day and excellent breakfasts.
  • La Louisiane -   Montreal's best Cajun-Creole Restaurant.  For more than 30 years, Restaurant La Louisiane has been a coveted neighbourhood spot and a destination for Montrealers and friends who love great food. Serving New Orleans' favourites and 'La Lou' specialties, you're sure to be transported by the sizzling flavours and warm atmosphere. À bientôt! 
  • Lola Rosa Bistro in the heart of McGill Ghetto.Cozy, warm or the tables close to each other are reminiscent of European bistros where the neighbors' conversations mingle with yours. Despite this physical closeness, the constant hubbub gives an impression of intimacy. The dishes offered are comforting in their taste, texture and also the way in which it is advisable to eat them: With your hands (or not), in a greedy way and without fuss.
  • MacAllan's Pub - Macallan’s Pub Is your ‘local’ bar! Join us for a game of pool, enjoy some great pub fare and a drink with friends, watch a sports event, listen to live music or party the night away! Join Us for weekly events such as Thursday Wing Night, Free Pool Wednesday & monthly events such as Country Night or other special events.
  • Mandy's Gourmet Salads A brief history about the Salad Sisters: In 2004 Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe opened up Montreal’s first create-your-own salad bar in the back of a women’s clothing store.  With no prior food, business, marketing or advertising experience, the sisters played their strengths: Mandy came up with an original menu while Rebecca designed the interior of the restaurant. They crossed their fingers and opened the doors…..  Against all odds it worked! The people had spoken! Gourmet salads were what they wanted. The sisters could hardly keep up with the demand as word caught on and the Mandys salad-loving family grew.
  • Mister Steer - The year was 1958 when a humble nine-seat restaurant in Montreal's Quartier Latin flipped its first burger. 60 years later, the tasty establishment climbed the ranks from friendly little diner to full-blown Montreal institution. And while the location changed - it's currently situated at 1198 Saint-Catherine Street West in a much larger 135-seat space - its friendliness and tried-and-tested fare remain in check.  Mister Steer owes its longstanding reputation to its famous Steerburger, winner of several awards throughout the years from The Montreal Star, The Suburban and The Montreal Gazette. From the first bite, you'll note that only the finest cuts of kosher beef and freshest ingredients are used. You'll also appreciate Mister Steer's famous seasoning: a signature flavour that makes the renowned, Montreal burger one of a kind.
  • MomessoWelcome to Momesso’s Caffé Sportivo. If you’re looking for the best Italian Subs in Montreal, set in a friendly family-run restaurant since 1978, you’ve come to the right place! Which word best describes Italian Subs in Montreal you might ask?  Easy. Momesso’s.  Using only the freshest ingredients, prepared daily on site, is just one of many reasons to our success.  Our golden rule is simple: if it is not good enough for our family to eat, than it is not good enough to be served to our clients. Period.  The sausages in our Italian sausage sub, our best selling submarine, is prepared by the local butcher with our very own precise specifications.  Momesso restaurant remains a small family-run business, and as such, we treat and greet our clientele like our very own family.
  • Nation Burrito - Roger and Susan took time off from their day jobs to open sweet little Nation Burrito on Sherbrooke Street in May of 2004, offering fresh and healthy vegetarian food with a social conscience.  They went back to their days jobs when they found the incredible talented chef, Jono Aitchison, who they handed the restaurant over to in 2005.  Jono and his partner found an amazing location on Bishop Street and Burritoville was born!  This left a hole in the NDG area for great, healthy Mexican fare which Roger and Susan filled in their 'second act!'
  • NDG Luncheonette - This amazing little diner in the heart of NDG's west side is a testament to hard work and family.  Owned by Mike Griffin of Honey Martin's fame and operated by Sophia Khalil-Griffin, this diner offers spectacular brunch specialties and a very warm and inviting ambiance which makes everyone feel at home!  My personal favourite is the French Toast - with bananas, pomegranates and honey hazelnuts!  Be certain to give this place a try - you will become a regular!
  • Notre Boeuf de Grace Surrounded by fast food chains and -For Rent- signs in beautiful NDG; neighbourhood that has a thriving community of vibrant singles and dynamic families, we came to the conclusion that a high-end burger joint was missing. Not your typical fast food restaurant though. So we set out to create an intimate and enjoyable restaurant that would immediately become an integral part of the neighbourhood and a destination for both tourists and people from all corners of the greater Montreal area.
  • Orange Julep - Since the 1930’s Gibeau Orange Julep has quenched the thirst of Montrealers with its delicious one of a kind beverage.  In 1932, Hermas Gibeau opened his first retail conventional storefront on St Laurent Boulevard near the Old Port of Montreal selling his delicious Orange Julep. The business was brisk on the weekdays, his Orange Julep was a hit! In response to the limited customer traffic in the area on weekends, Mr. Gibeau made a decision that would forever change the Julep experience. Keeping with the inspiration of his Orange Julep beverage, Hermas took on the bold move to make his building in the shape of an Orange fruit.
  • Pasta Casareccia Pasta Casareccia is Italian for 'homemade pasta', what originally started out as making our own pasta, has grown into a distribution to many restaurants in the greater metropolitan area and availability of over 50 different kinds of pasta in our Gourmet boutique for you to cook at home.  All of our freshly made pasta is made with 100% durum semolina and we only choose the best ingredients for our stuffed pastas. In season you must sample some of our special kinds of pastas, like the Agnolotti di Zucca, large raviolis stuffed with pumpkin and almonds.Pasta Casareccia has been making homemade pasta since 1985. We are located on Sherbrooke West (see directionsin the beautiful borough of NDG in Montreal.
  • Pick Thai Pick Thai owner, Vilay, grew up seeing her mother running a restaurant. She is an accomplished cook herself and wants you to to come and enjoy great food in warm, relaxed atmosphere  of her beautifully designed restaurant.  We offer you delectable authentic Thai food to eat at our cozy restaurant or to take with you.  We can tailor a meal just for you, and of course, we also cater events large and small.  Take a look at our menu, and come visit us.  Bon appetit!
  • Orange Cafe - Café Orange is an NDG neighbourhood eatery. A breakfast and lunch diner. We are acclaimed for our flavourful comfort food.  We are now in our 17th year under the management and ownership of the same family.  Our cooks make nearly everything we sell, using only fresh ingredients, some organic, as the seasons allow. The restaurant specializes in breakfast food and creative comfort fare. Eggs Benedict, omelettes, pancakes, savory crepes, salads….they’re all here during the day, at reasonable prices. Come the evening, there is a delicious assortment of comfort food, wines and cocktails. This means burgers, pastas and even nachos. if you want to ‘graze’ on some light vegetarian dishes, how about a nice salad?
  • Snowdon Deli You’ll find what might be the best smoked meat in Montreal off the main strip of Queen Mary at Snowdon Deli. A big deal in Quebec’s Metropolis, smoked meat resembles what U.S. delis call pastrami. Radiant with exotic spice, it delivers flavor that is smoky indeed. They cut it by hand because it’s too tender for a machine.
  • St. Viateur Bagel Cafe Current owner Joe Morena and his three sons Vincenzo, Nicolò, and Roberto believe St-Viateur Bagel’s success owes a lot to their loyal and dedicated employees, many of whom have been hand-rolling bagels for over 25 years, and are an important part of the bagel-making family.Like their fathers, the Morena boys have been in the bagel business since their early teens and proudly uphold the traditions passed on to them. They remain dedicated to this historic landmark and to the customers it serves, as well as to preserving Montréal’s cherished bagel tradition into the years to come. St-Viateur Bagel has been baking its famous bagels for over 60 years and is proud to be the longest running bagel shop in Montréal.
  • Soba and Sushi Soba and Sushi Bar's menu offers a wide variety of dishes that are so delicious, they will make you go back for more!  Great food, awesome experience. Soba offers quality food at a really reasonable price. Hard to find these gems nowadays, seeing everything is getting relatively expensive everywhere, soba remains humble. Menu has a huge variety of Japanese and Chinese... 
  • Tartaglia's PizzaRestaurant owner, Cat, started her business with one goal: to make fantastic pizza. After going to Bivero Pizza Academy in Florence, Italy, Cat developed an original crust formula, adding her own touch to hundreds of years of pizza-making tradition. This experience, and an Italian-made brick oven, became the building blocks of Tartaglia's pizza. Now, her restaurant is serving the best wood-fired brick oven pizza, Italian dishes, and desserts you can find in the white mountains of Campton, New Hampshire. Tartaglia's also uses the freshest, local ingredients in every pie, creating a level of quality you can taste. Try a slice of pizza made the way it was always meant to be -- fresh, hot, and handcrafted like a work of art.
  • Wilensky - Wilensky’s Light Lunch has not changed much since it opened in 1932. It is still owned by the Wilensky family, has much of the original decor and even some customers dating back to our first location! Many still remember Moe Wilensky, his wife Ruth, and their son Bernard who worked many years to make Wilensky’s what it is today.  We are famous for our “Wilensky's Special®”. Invented by Moe Wilensky, its beauty is in its simplicity: all-beef salami with all-beef baloney grilled to mouth-watering perfection on a tasty roll with a hint of mustard. And it’s served piping hot and lightning fast!
  • Yangtze Restaurant A happy marriage between two great restaurants has occurred !Named after the Yangtze River, the longest waterway in Asia, represents an important gateway into China’s rich culture and history.
    Being one of the first neighbourhood Chinese restaurants in Montreal (1956), it is renowned for its family dining experience, and has enjoyed a large and loyal clientele since its inception.This proud “institution”, as its regulars likes to call it, is famous for its Egg Rolls and have been called the “best in town”. In addition to those golden delicacies, the Wonton Soup, Yangtze Spare Ribs, Pineapple Chicken and Shrimps with Lobster Sauce are also favourites among Montrealers as well as former residents of the city who flock back when visiting.
New and Old - bringing back some old favourites and adding some new flare.
  • Bens Delicatessen Bens Restaurant, a Montreal deli favoured by luminaries from Liberace to Leonard Cohen.  A steady stream of celebrities frequented Bens, including former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, singer and actor Bette Midler and the Montreal Canadiens hockey team.
  • Joe's Steakhouse - for years Joe's was the home of the best rib steak in the city.
  • Toe Blake's Tavern - A bit of nostalgia.  I remember going with my Great Uncle Doug to the Forum to pick up his NHL pension cheque, then to the bank where he would cash this cheque into $5 bills.  We would then head down to the lane behind Toe Blake's Tavern.  There would be countless people in that lane and as our pickup moved slowly along the lane, you could hear these people saying; 'Doug's here, in excitement!'  They would form a line by Doug's window and he would speak to each of them, telling them to go into Toe's with the money he gave them and get a good meal - knowing that the majority of the people would spend that money on booze.  That was the type of person my uncle was - kind, generous, understanding and respectful of a person's right to decide what they need most.
  • Buster's Playhouse - created by Glen 'Buster' Harvey, Doug's son.  The ultimate Sports Bar featuring a Comedy Club, a Pop/Rock Stage, a Jazz/Blues Stage, a Country/Western Stage and a Karaoke Stage with a multitude of big screen TV's in the bar area.  A bar for the ages featuring only nonalcoholic beers, wines and spirits and a wide array of great food obtained by purely humane means (lab cultured meat) at extremely reasonable prices.  Also, no video lottery machines.