Best Montreal Lunch Spots To Eat At Right Now

You may or may not know that Montreal has the highest restaurant concentration per capita in North America. That’s pretty damn impressive. We have surpassed other major cities like New York and Toronto… Yeah, it’s awesome. We obviously have lots of great lunch spots to choose from here. Therefore, we’ve decided to put together a list of […]

Step Inside Saint-Henri Star Sumac on a Friday at Lunchtime

What makes this popular newcomer tick?   “The food will be Middle Eastern. Basically doing a fresh to order falafel and shawarma shop with spreads and salads. Homemade stuff with a liquor license but still casual.” When David Bloomdescribed Sumac last fall, it all made sense. What a no-brainer. If done well, fingers crossed, a […]

11 Hottest Cheap Restaurants in Montreal

Sumac Welcome to Eater Cheap Eats Week, where flavour and frugality live in harmony. To kick it off, here are the top new cost-effective, quality restaurants in Montreal. These 11 spots have all opened, reopened, or relocated, over the past year. Link to original note

A fresh bite from the Middle East

Serving up the notable spice and seed of Middle-Eastern cuisine, Sumac Restaurant is one of the newer neighbours in the comfort food landscape of St-Henri’s Notre-Dame Street. Under the steerage of David Bloom (Tuck Shop, Rustique) and the talented chef Raquel Zagury, this restaurant brings a homestyle approach and a subtle flair to its cuisine and atmosphere. […]

The 15 Hottest Restaurants in Montreal, February 2015

Saint-Henri has viable Middle Eastern food now, thanks to David Bloom and chef Raquel Zagury’s fresh-to-order falafel, shawarma, salads and spreads. Sarah Musgrave recently gave the restaurant a rave review in the Gazette. Link to original note

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Sarah Musgrave’s list of best casual restaurants of 2014

The restaurants that stood out on Montreal’s casual dining scene in 2014 weren’t just a place to eat, but ideas come to life. At most of the addresses on this list, you can just imagine the business partners strategizing about a premise that would set them apart for an increasingly food-savvy public. Whether it was […]

Sumac is unique among Montreal’s Middle Eastern restaurants

Sumac Great bet $$ 3618 Notre Dame St. W. (near Bourget St.) Phone: 514-935-1444 Website: Licensed: Yes Credit cards: MC, Visa Wheelchair accessible: Small step up Vegetarian friendly: Definitely Open: Tues.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m.-10 p.m., closed Sun. and Mon. Price range: Salad and dips $4-$11; sandwiches, plates […]

Sumac is Like a Big Jewish Dinner Party, Raves Sarah Musgrave

he Gazette casual food critic calls the Saint-Henri newcomer a ‘Great Bet.’ In what may be her best review of 2014, The Gazette critic Sarah Musgrave swoons over Sumac, the new cafeteria-style Middle Eastern restaurant from chef Raquel Zagury and David Bloom. Launched at the start of October, it’s already banging; from our counter-height table, […]


A good restaurant does more than just provide you with good food, it also offers an experience. Walking into Sumac, you could be easily transported into a modern, bright falafel shop in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, the smell of lemon and parsley wafting through the air, and a mélange of languages and laughter all around […]