Montreal restaurant advice

Oct 3rd, 2005, 04:11 PM
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Montreal restaurant advice

We are 8 women headed to Montreal in early November, and would like any recommendations for a restaurant for Sat. night--we were at Brunoise last year (fabulous), and in year's past have been to Area, Gibby's, Queue de Cheval and Bonaparte. It is hard to compete with these great places...any ideas for a well-priced dinner?
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Oct 4th, 2005, 02:57 AM
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By well priced, do you mean cheaper than the restaurants you were at in previous years ? those are very pricey.

Casa de Mateo in Old Mtl is a mexican place with a lot of atmosphere and good food.
Jardin de Panos is ok; you can bring your own wine.
Fonduementale on st. denis is not cheap but it has a fixed price menu.
I'm assuming you still want a nice place where you can spend a few hours ?
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Oct 4th, 2005, 01:25 PM
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We just loved our dinner at L'Express a few weeks past. The restaurant is bistro style but has wonderful food and is fun for a group. Very good prices IMO
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Oct 4th, 2005, 03:57 PM
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By well-priced I mean you can get several courses for $35 to $40 per person including dessert. We really liked Brunoise because it is one price and includes a small soup, appetizer, entree and dessert...for +/- CAD $28 to $38 (plus tax!), depending on the entree. Are there other places where there is a fixed price? Thanks for your input!
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Oct 5th, 2005, 11:56 AM
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Loved Cafe Ferreira Trattoria - 1446 ru Peel (tel. 514-848-0988.) The also have a website
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Oct 6th, 2005, 02:02 AM
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Most restaurants have a Table d'Hote menu which will give you a fixed price; read the fine print carefully though, many don't include dessert anymore but they used to.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 01:47 PM
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Any comments on Modavie in Old Montreal? Table d'Hote only for parties of 15 or more, but menu looks good with lamb a specialty.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 04:26 PM
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Modavie is a good bet. Has been around a long time and quite reliable. For a treat, why not try the Tour de Ville restaurant at the top of the Delta Centre Ville hotel. They offer theme buffets (very high quality - none of the mini hot dogs or onion rings). I believe November is "Taste of Provence" but you may wish to check their web site. Restaurant has 360 degree windows and rotates with a night view of MTL to die for...
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Oct 7th, 2005, 05:19 AM
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PKS: It will be hard to find a restaurant whose price-to-quality ratio can match Brunoise. Brunoise is really superb!

Can you do one splurge meal? Toque is transcendent!
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Oct 12th, 2005, 06:06 PM
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If you can afford Queue de Cheval, I assume you can afford Toqué or Nuances (at the Casino with breathtaking view of the city).
Cube at Hôtel St-Paul in Old Montreal is also recommended.
Is there any specific area you prefer? You didn't seem to go beyond Sherbrooke.
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Oct 13th, 2005, 09:27 AM
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Out of 8 women, a couple are not hugely gourmet, so was not considering Toque because of what I have read (tres fancy!). We were thrilled with Brunoise --- it was iffy when we first looked at the menu but in the end we all loved it. Is Nuances wonderful? We've never made it to the Casino so that could be a fun destination. We are staying a LeCentre Sheraton and will take cabs, so a couple miles would probably be the max distance we want to go. I looked into the Tour de Ville on top of the Delta--it is $49.95 per person which we can do but seems really high for a buffet....comments on that? Is there a nice bar up there we could get a drink at and enjoy the view? Thanks for the comments--would love to hear more!!
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