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randyjl May 2, 2007 11:34 AM

Am coming to MTL in June. What are some good restaurants in the gay village. Got any ideas for a birthday celebration (moderate)? Thanks!

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    ididitallforthegnocchi Jun 12, 2007 09:28 AM

    I like Bato Thai on Ste-Catherine!
    Low-key atmosphere, very reasonable prices - and delicious food.

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      Frenchie May 3, 2007 12:04 PM

      Well. It's not GREAT, but it's decent: Le Saloon, on St-Catherine. Great ambiance for a party, decent food and lovely martinis!

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      1. re: Frenchie
        kit May 16, 2007 02:03 PM

        Saloon has great ambiance that's for sure! But overly priced mediocre uninteresting food.

        How about St. Hubert? Very local thing....lol. I'M JOKING!

        Further down the street - I think the sister to Miyako opened a shabu shabu - japanese hot pot. Though may be a little hot for summer but it was fun and good!

      2. kpzoo May 2, 2007 07:24 PM

        I haven't been there in ages since I worked in the neighbourhood, but if you're into sushi, I remember Miyako as being excellent and reasonably priced - if anyone's been there recently and knows otherwise, do chime in!


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        1. re: kpzoo
          thomasein May 3, 2007 02:42 AM

          If you are into sushi than I think that Taro would be a better choice with perhaps the most inventive maki's in montreal. It also an atmosphere more in keeping with a party, especially after 11p.m.

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            Nanbanane May 3, 2007 08:03 AM

            I would recommend La Loïe just south of the village on the corner of René-Lévesque and Panet Street. Beautiful French Bistro with inventive dishes, a real foodie experience.

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          rooibus May 2, 2007 06:22 PM

          Brunoise on St. Andre is great.

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          1. re: rooibus
            SnackHappy May 3, 2007 08:24 AM

            Good pick, but Brunoise is not in the Village. It's in the Plateau. It wouldn't be a bad idea to try and check out place outside the Village though, since most of the restaurants there are rather bad.

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            morebubbles May 2, 2007 11:36 AM

            O'Thym has good food, it's also a BYOB, so it'll help you stay in the moderate range! Enjoy your stay.

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