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Oct 12, 2006 10:38 PM

Reasonably Priced & Early Dinner for 8 in Montreal?

I will be 1 in a group of 8 visiting Montreal this Saturday. We're looking for a reasonably priced place for dinner between 4 - 5 in the afternoon (yes I know, hardly the French Bistro dining experience). By reasonable, I mean $30 per person (give or take). Searches for early options have yeilded little. Ideas?

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  1. What kind of food/kind of place are you looking for? Estimate includes wine? would you prefer a byob? what area of town if it matters?...there may be some ideas, need more info.
    Assuming dinner to start between 4 and 5, correct?

    1. All good questions... (as you can see I am new to the site). We are flexible for the type of food. It should not be formal, as we will not be dressed up. A place that has a full bar is preferred so people can order mixed drinks if they prefer. The $30 assumes no wine/drinks. The area of town does not matter so much, but close to St. Catherine would be ideal (this is where we are catching a film after dinner). And yes, dinner to start between 4 and 5.

      Thank you!

      1. I'd suggest one of my favorites.... A little bistro type place on Park Avenue. Not near St. Catherine, but in your price range and really great food for the price... Le Margaux ( Since you want to eat that early, I'd suggest calling for reservations. They may not normally serve before 5:00 but I'm sure if you tell them it's a party of 8, they'd open for you.

        1. The only restaurant that I can think of that is open & serves full meals all afternoon is Le Jardin de Panos on Duluth, it's a bring-your-own-wine Greek restaurant. Food's pretty good. No drinks before dinner, but then, there is the wine:) ! It's a nice, relaxed kind of place, if it's a nice day you can ask to be seated in the garden. Also it's not close to St. Catherine, but taxis are a good option to go back and forth.
          Le Jardin de Panos, 521 Duluth Street East, tel. 514-521-4206