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Aug 13, 2007 11:52 AM

Good restaurants in Old Montreal?

Hi, me and a bunch of friends (8 guys in total) are going to Montreal for a Bachalor Trip, we are looking for a good restaurant for dinner in the Old Montreal area for the Labour Day long weekend. Knowing nothing about Old Montreal, I would like to get some input from here about suggestions for restaurants in the area, we would prefer something french, and we're in the $50-60 budget for each person. Thank you!

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  1. Well, as a Montrealer myself, I have recently discovered Old Montreal, and more specifically, McGill Street.
    I would suggest the following places for different reasons:
    - Boris Bistro: very cool courtyard and outdoor seating. Nice menu options. Great for late evening dining
    - Holder: Very french-bistroesque. Reminds me of Balthazar in nyc.
    - L'Appartment: I like this resto/lounge mainly because of the ambiance. The food is not the best, in my opinion. But it would a cool place for a bachelor party.
    - Gibbys: if you like steak, then Gibby's it is!

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    1. re: foodie_mtl

      Can vouch for the fact that other than the terrasse, Boris has nothing else going for it - the food is terrible. As for L'appartement, it's always empty and the reviews have been terrible. I would definately go to Holder. I might also suggest Aix, the restaurant in the Hotel Place D'armes:

      1. re: swissfoodie

        I second the motion with respect to Boris Bistro and also suspect that Holder may be the right place both ambiance-wise and given your budget. I suspect Aix will be too expensive (and it does not exactly exude that bachelor-party vibe).

    2. Garde Manger is a funky place. Most of the food The later you stay, the cooler the vibe. Food is very good, ambience is very cool. Mostly seafood but enough meat for non-fishy types. Might be at the top end of your budget, but fun.