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Aug 30, 2007 05:41 AM

Montreal Dinner for two elderly Chowhounds [Moved from Canada board]

Any new recs for dinner for two ladies who LOVE good chow. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth please.

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  1. Château Frontenac is in Quebec City, not Montreal.

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    1. re: carswell

      Sorry..Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

      1. re: phelana

        How much are you looking to pay? What kind of food? What kind of atmosphere? How important is a wine list? How far are you willing to travel?

        The following threads date from the last 12 months and contain several good reccos. We might come up with some additional ones based on your answers to the above questions.


        1. re: carswell

          Elderly, wine by the glass, moderate priced, very nice setting for a memorable night..they want to walk or not too $$ Taxi from the hotel.

          1. re: phelana

            Decca77 has a nice by the glass selection as well as excellent food. Within walking distance, about 2 blocks from the Fairmount. $35 prix-fixe three-course menu.


    2. We were in Montreal last August. Our best meal was at Restaurant Le Parchemin located at 1333, rue University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A4 phone 514-844-1619


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      1. re: jmsvss

        If that was your best meal, I'm afraid to ask which other restaurants you ate at...

        1. re: cherylmtl

          Well, Cheryl, what do you recommend??

          1. re: phelana

            Depends what you would consider moderate, but the above-mentioned threads are pretty comprehensive. Decca 77, Ferreira and Europea are the best I can think of closest to the hotel, but on the pricier side. If they love good chow, I'd go with a place like Brunoise, which is a reasonable cab ride away, and around $50 pp before wine (with their prix fixe menu).

            1. re: cherylmtl

              Decca77's prix fixe is only $35. Whether the setting is "very nice" depends on what you think of corporate slick.

              Europea's table d'hôte runs $46.50.

              Ferreira is pricier.

              French/Japanese-fusionish Ariel sounds spendy (does anyone have a website for it? the Caprices de Nicolas website's still up...) but would certainly be on my short list.

              If classic French appeals, a 15 to 20-minute walk or short taxi ride to Old Montreal's Bonaparte would definitely fill the bill: picturesque neighbourhood; polished service; romantic atmosphere; elegant table settings; fine if conservative food; and table d'hôtes in the $30 to $45 range.

                  1. re: Venusia

                    Thanks everyone..as the title suggests, trendy and fusion may not work..3 course menus too much..I assumed folks knew the style of elderly..lol..they love a good house wine, nice soups and delicious food. 50 pp is fine. Elegant is great...polished nice..Bonaparte sounds perfect...

                    1. re: phelana

                      It should be perfect--
                      Bonaparte is great, if your a bit older. I went with my girlfriend a while back and we both felt like teenagers sitting at the grownup table for the first time. I swear we were the only ones in there under 50. The food and service was great, the setting is beatiful, but we just couldn't relax.