Best Dinner in Montreal
Will be in Montreal on the 17th. Best reataraunt recomandation. What should I not miss.
what style you prefer ? any money restriction ? do you prefer staying in one area ?
anyway, in the generic answer you will get :
Au Pied De Cochon,
A good night would be to go have a drink at Baldwin's or at Bu ( with the obligatory byte ) and walk to Anise.
Obviously I'm responding after your visit; and I'm sorry I didn't see your post earlier. Hopefully this will help future visitors.
I'm also a visitor (from Los Angeles), and I spent about 2 months here ending in September, 2006. I just returned today for a couple of weeks.
I totally agree with *atoz*. Certainly I don't know as much as the locals, but I found Chasse et Peche to be an outstanding restaurant on many levels. It is on a par with the best restaurants in LA (my only point of reference).
I also went to Gibby's, and I enjoyed that immensely. It's ultimately a steakhouse, so be prepared to order meat. I had 2 outstanding meals there. I highly recommend Gibby's.
Please indulge me for this one statement: I think Gibby's is one of the best steakhouses I've been to. Chasse et Peche is one of the best restaurants I've been to.
I plan to go to both during my current visit.
I know from personal experience that Anise and Au Pied de Cochon treat the single diner very well. Another great option would be Brunoise.
Also, I second the Joe Beef recommendation. I hear that three time North American oyster shucking champion John Bil will be working the bar on the 17th and 18th.
My "can't miss" in Montreal is Gibby's, in Old Montreal. A carnivore's delight in a dlightfully ancient dining room.
Gibby's cannot compare with Joe Beef, Club Chasse et Peche, etc., it is a decent enough steak house but that's about all.