Serre Picasso

6810 St Jacques St
Montreal, QC H4B 1V8
Phone: (514) 484-2832

Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Serre Picasso has been serving up a large variety of North American fare for the past 25 years. With affordable prices, huge portions, and specializing in HUGE complete breakfasts. Located in the West End on seedy St. Jacques, on the 90 bus route, near Vendome metro station, this popular all night hang out for teenas, psot-clubing, and St. Jacques folk is right next door to a strip club. Ambiance is very low, if not kitschy and seedy.

With a large selection of unhealthy vegetarian options, and great all-inclusive breakfast specials. Breakfast specials are served the whole day and include eggs and bacon, pancakes, French toast, and Belgian waffles. Breakfast is not the only thing on the menu. They serve submarine sandwiches, pizza, steaks, hot dogs, hamburgers, souvlakis, Caesar salads, pasta and much, much more, there’s something for everyone at the Picasso all-night diner. Sits more than four hundred diners in this restaurant, divided into 4 sections. With a laid back ambiance, a diner-type decor, this family-style eatery is worth the visit. Accepts all cards.

Pasta Casareccia

5849 Sherbrooke W. & Oxford
483-1588

 

A simple, cosy pasta supply store and intimate restaurant in Sherbrooke in the NDG neighbourhood. Very calm, and quiet. Mostly comprised of pastas, soups, salads, we ordered the roasted pepper soup, and a riccota and spinach-stuffed pasta in a mushroom and cream sauce. Also served are typical Italian fare: minestrone soup, Italian wedding (meatballs in a tomato-based broth). Also serves a variety of nice desserts that includes cake, squares, mousse, and other desserts.

B&M

6200 Somerled Ave
514-488-1555

I’ve been going to B&M since I was a kid, when it was on the corner of Monkland near Draper in the charming heart of NDG. They have always been serving wonderful hearty Italian dishes at affordable prices. I always tried every pasta and pizza and I loved it. Portions are big and they also have a liquor license.

We still go, but it has recently moved to the corner of Somerled and Grand. There is also a small location at 5800 Sherbrooke near Melrose, where they do take-out and delivery. The telephone number for the take-out and delivery place on Sherbrooke is their old number: 514.484.3717

Prices are always affordable, menu is too large (10 pages of Greek and Italian dishes – steak, fish, chicken, pasta, and a HUGE pizza menu) with many vegetarian options. Decor is very cosy, homey, family owned, and a lot of the food is “comfort food”. Whenever my New York city family comes for a visit, we always go to B&M. The last time we went my mum and sister ordered the grilled chicken with a cream and wine sauce. My aunt and uncle ordered the grilled chicken breast with sauteed mushrooms and other veggies. I ordered the vegetarian parmiagianna (eggplant parmigianna without the tomato sauce)- what a disappointment. Daily table d’hote specials are between $12.95-$15.95 and includes coffee, soup, and dessert.

When I was growing up in Montreal, we went to B&M on a weekly basis. My sister and I used to call it Barf and Marmelade (as a joke) but it had no reflection whatsoever on the freshness, flavour, and service that this classic NDG restaurant offered. Accepts all cards.