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Stash Cafe

200 rue St-Paul Ouest (At rue St-Francois-Xavier), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Z9, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #68 of 4,473 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Polish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Description: Polish cuisine done to perfection in a great atmosphere. Chip away at basic Polish dishes or dare to try more interesting options.
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57 reviews 57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You can't beat ethnic food well prepared with good service and live music! Drinks were of a decent size and the "Menu de Debutante" afforded the chance to sample a variety of Polish specialties. I had barsczc (borscht, beet soup), pirogies, placki (potato pancakes); a mushroom filled croquet and a hearty stew. Dessert was a fruit cobbler -- also very... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We had a wide choice of delicious Polish dishes - approved by a friend from Poland, who accompanied us and had extra hints on what to try. The live piano music was a nice touch and the service was helpful, although not perfect. Try the essential Barszcz and maybe Krokiety (Pierogi, Placki, and some other dishes ordered from our table... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We go to this place quite often. Found something out last night- they sometimes have a "surprise" soup. Last night a surprise pickle soup was an option. This soup warranted another review. Unbelievable soup. (pickles, chicken, carrots, onions, potatoes...). As always, the pierogies are to die for. Tip: read the guest book when you leave! Lots of cute memories made... More

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Yorba Linda, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere. Seating is on pews from a chapel; tables from an old convent. Had their lunch special...beef stroganoff with potatoes and a beet salad. Delicious!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Terrific Polish café. Grazed so we could try a lot of dishes. Beside terrific, ethnic food, the piano player, Martin, made the night for us. He has a wide range and the old piano lives and breathes an older, unsynthisized sound. Our waitress was sweet, helpful, professional, cheery and worked so hard. Great coffee.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited it for the first time. We ordered Menu du Debutant, which supposed to have "bigos" as a main course. It was described in menu as "cabbage stew with roasted meat, sausage and wild mushrooms". Instead we got a small (not more that 2 table spoons) portion of a sour craft cabbage with absolutely no meat sausage or mushrooms.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Love this restaurant and visit whenever I am in Montreal! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is perfect!

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Paramaribo, Suriname
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I used to go to Stash as a student when I wanted good, home cooked Polish food. 30 years later, the venue has changed - a little larger, new location but the food is still incredible. My Polish Mother-in-law is a great cook and this is as good or better. The Polish beer was a bit pricey at $10.00 a... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I like to visit Old Montreal quite often and it usually includes a reservation for dinner at the Stash Café on St-Paul street. Each time we notice that not much has changed and that's a good thing, because the food is consistently good and the wait staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. Over all, it was a... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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144 reviews 144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a little bad start as we had reservation at 19:30 and arrived on time, but no table available, we gad to wait 15 min to get ours. They don't have a children menu, but advice is to take 2 appetizers, potato pancakes and dumplings. To prep your children they don't serve ketchup, only sour-creme. I took the cabbage, really... More

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