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Chowhead Nov 9, 2006 05:17 AM

Will be in Montreal on the 17th. Best reataraunt recomandation. What should I not miss.

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    Maximilien Nov 9, 2006 10:33 AM

    what style you prefer ? any money restriction ? do you prefer staying in one area ?

    anyway, in the generic answer you will get :

    Anise,
    Au Pied De Cochon,
    Toqué!
    ...

    A good night would be to go have a drink at Baldwin's or at Bu ( with the obligatory byte ) and walk to Anise.

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      atoz Nov 9, 2006 04:07 PM

      simply, Le Club chasse et pêche.

      Not only is it outstanding, but it's the most talked about restaurant in Montreal right now.

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        lil mikey Nov 29, 2006 12:38 AM

        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.

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          rcianci Nov 29, 2006 01:47 AM

          Next time or two that you're in town, try Queue de Cheval, try Moishe's. Then let us know which of Montreal's luxury steakhouses you think is best.

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        Chowhead Nov 9, 2006 09:15 PM

        No Money restrictions. Will try almost anything and probably will be dinning alone.

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          Abendschein Nov 10, 2006 04:18 PM

          On your own, Joe Beef would be great - sit at the bar.

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            rcianci Nov 10, 2006 04:50 PM

            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.

          2. DrSkimeister Nov 28, 2006 06:44 PM

            My "can't miss" in Montreal is Gibby's, in Old Montreal. A carnivore's delight in a dlightfully ancient dining room.

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              eat2much Nov 28, 2006 07:01 PM

              Gibby's cannot compare with Joe Beef, Club Chasse et Peche, etc., it is a decent enough steak house but that's about all.

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                RAMGOD Nov 30, 2006 12:04 AM

                Unequiovcally, the best resto in Montreal is the 357C in Old Montreal. The most impressive dishes combined with obscure and spectular wines, served in one of the most spectacular dining rooms in the city.

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                  BLM Nov 30, 2006 12:19 AM

                  But this place is a private club, not open to the public. Maybe there's a way to get in, that I'm not aware of(besides being a member & inviting guests).

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