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Crescent Street

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 3 other guides
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Address: Sherbrooke St south to de la Gauchetiere, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2C1, Canada
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One of our favorite streets to wander down in Montreal!

The 3 blocks of Rue Crescent between René Lévesque Boulevard and Sherbrooke are so much fun! Both sides of the street are lined with shops and cafes and restaurants. And not just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Rutland, Vermont
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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This street has charming architecture and is full of little boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Unlike other parts of Montreal, the sidewalk is clear and easy to walk on in the middle of January, not slushy or muddy.

Thank JoanJh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Dundees....good food; however the service really needs to be supervised. Had to wait more than 30 minutes for water and decided to leave...then my bill was jacked up. Over paid due to an employees dumbness.

Thank jayrodsan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone who's anyone goes to Crescent Street for drinks; but the street also offers great people watching, dining and a few really nice shops. It is about six blocs long and is THE place for the Annual Formula One partying in June. It was hip when I was 16 and 50 years later it still IS ! Crescent street has... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just about any kind of food and drink. We went there several times and never needed reservations - this was in the middle of the week.

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Rutland, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The 3 blocks of Rue Crescent between René Lévesque Boulevard and Sherbrooke are so much fun! Both sides of the street are lined with shops and cafes and restaurants. And not just at street level. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for second-floor places you access from sidewalk-level iron steps, or even subterranean "basement" places that are below ground... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We went out to get dinner our first night in Montreal and walked right to Crescent Street knowing there are at least 4 restaurants we have already enjoyed. We saw a sign at The Burger Bar which said they had the best burger in town. They were right!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Most people visit for the cafes and restaurants and bike hire.Just another Montreal Street though.One visit is enough unless you have a reason to return.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We were in Montreal Nov. 9-13 and it was FREEZING but still walked Crescent Street and it was awesome! I wish we were there in the summer cause Crescent Street is the place to be!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Montreal's main street. It has everything, from departament stores to Appe, Best Buy, Zara... If you're willing to buy something, that's the place!

Thank Narikawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Somewhat pricey, but varied and colourful bars with good entertainment food and drinks. Easy to get to.

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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