Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Squid Eats: Le Petit Sao

Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal) is one of the more touristy parts of the city, containing the Notre-Dame Basilica, upscale hotels, souvenir shops, etc.  As such, it's not our first choice neighborhood as a place to stay but there are still good reasons to visit when we're in town.  Our excuse this time was the Scandinave Spa where we spent a decadent late morning soaking in warm water and such.  Afterwards, we were hungry for lunch.  Google Maps led us to a lovely spot...

Le Petit Sao is a Vietnamese restaurant, a long and narrow set up ideal for a quick lunch and take out - I would guess less accommodating for a sit down dinner in the evening.  Most weekdays, I imagine they do well with the work lunch crowd.  The name translates from a combination of French and Vietnamese to the little star.  We both got banh mi sandwiches.  My wife got the pork, I the chicken.  Both were excellent.  The price was quite reasonable, especially considering the quality of the food.  Service was friendly.  

Le Petit Sao was a nice find.  I don't think I'd head across town for it but it's a good place to remember for future lunches if we're already down there.


  1. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day :)

  2. I love Vietnamese food and these sandwiches seem the ideal combination of French and Vietnamese... As they say, Vietnam is one of the few places in Asia one can find good bread thanks to the French influence (they also have good larger beer).

    1. We do, too. Banh mi are, in fact, named for the baguettes with which they are made. We are lucky in Vermont. Loads of Vietnamese immigrants in the Burlington area over the past 50 years means plentiful and excellent Vietnamese restaurants.

      Vietnam is firmly on my wish list.