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Montreal & Quebec City Restaurant Suggestions

Aug 3rd, 2019, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ekscrunchy View Post
Eliz: Is Joe Beef worth a trip from another city? NYTimes just did a big article on the owners.......
I may be in the minority but I don't think so. We've been to it and its sister restaurants. Very good but not "worth a detour". The owners are very charming - I'll have a look at the article.
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Sep 1st, 2019, 03:41 PM
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Has anyone dined at Brasserie 701 in Montreal?
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Sep 1st, 2019, 04:56 PM
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Lesley Chesterman has.

Here is her review:
https://montrealgazette.com/life/foo...-brasserie-701
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Sep 2nd, 2019, 07:38 AM
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Yikes ... thanks for the warning. Guess that's crossed off the list.

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Sep 11th, 2019, 01:07 AM
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In QC, go to Chez Temporel for croissants. First time I had them and thought they were, by a long shot, the best I've had. Returned years later and they were still phenomenal. In the heart of things, yet on a quiet, obscure street that hardly anyone ventures dwen.
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Sep 11th, 2019, 05:05 AM
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Thanks for this tip, we're heading up there in 3 weeks -- is it a boulangerie or a true cafe with sandwiches and more, thinking lunch as our hotel provides breakfast
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Sep 12th, 2019, 04:49 AM
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Chez Temporel is open starting at 11am for lunch and early dinner with soups, sandwiches and other light meals. But croissants are not just for breakfast! They are worth getting any time of day, even as a snack or instead of dessert. Photos of the menu are on their facebook page, linked in Google Maps.
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Sep 12th, 2019, 08:03 AM
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Oh we know croissants are just not for breakfast, so we'll have to have something else for breakfast at our manoir, one croissant a day is more than I should have!
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Sep 14th, 2019, 03:57 PM
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Well, we had friends who dined recently at Brassiere 701 and loved it. I guess we'll see who is right.
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Oct 8th, 2019, 02:29 PM
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Back from Montreal and Quebec City.

In Montreal I highly recommend L'Express, Monarque and Un po di Più.

In Quebec City, my highest recommendations are Chez Boulay Bistro Boréal, Bello and Bistro Sous le Fort.

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Oct 10th, 2019, 02:31 PM
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We too just back from Quebec City: agree that Cafe Temporel had great croissants, but it was off the beaten path; had wonderful dinner at Ophelia (my husband had the duck and I had the out-of-this-world Black Pudding w Scallops done "a la Francaise" -- another outstanding lunch at Chez Boulay, where I hope the chef will share his recipe for the Mushroom Spinach Consomme w (meatless) meatballs that were delicious, delicate and so flavorful; but the over-the-top show stopper was our (anniversary) dinner at Chez Muffy located in the Antoine; the decor, service, wines and meal in this gorgeous 1840 warehouse w 15" crossbeams but warmly decorated in beautiful taste of 2019. Wish it were closer! I began w an open mushroom ravioli, followed by Artic Char, my husband had veal tenderloin, and we shared the tarte tatin for two, which was a picture in itself. In between these stellar meals, we had perfect Southern Comfort Manhattans (it was cold and drizzly!), onion soup, charcuterie, and the most tender pork chops braised in whiskey and topped w goat cheese ever at the warm and comfy Bistro 1640.for a lunch and dinner. The question is: did we walk enough to thwart these calories?? I'll never tell
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Oct 11th, 2019, 05:19 AM
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I'm glad you liked Chez Temporel. While it is on a very quiet street, it is just a 4 or 5 minute walk to Notre Dame and the City Hall square, so it's not like I am sending people outside the Old Town....
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