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Bazaar Anise or Cuisine et Dependance?

hotdogsgirl Sep 27, 2007 10:06 AM

Which restaurant would you recommend for this Saturday night?

  1. phedre Sep 28, 2007 07:17 AM

    Allow me to chime in: Bazaar Anise hands down. I was just there last night. The food's phenomenal, and the prices are unbelievably low for the quality.

    Not to be missed: the veal cheek (so tender you don't need a knife), samosas (both vegetarian and lamb varieties), their unique take on grilled cheese sandwiches...

    Ah hell. Just order anything on the menu and you'll be happy. They also sport a decent wine list, and definitely opt for the $3 Douceurs for dessert: three small desserts of varying tastes. More than worth the price!

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    1. re: phedre
      swissfoodie Sep 28, 2007 02:41 PM

      I'd also like to add that the falafel are divine...

      1. re: swissfoodie
        Simon Patrice Sep 28, 2007 05:51 PM

        Since we're talking of Bazaar, and restaurant choices, let me ask, Bazaar or Club Chasse et Pêche? My wife and I will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary in 2 weeks and were supposed to go to CCP. But now you've got me drooling over Bazaar. I went twice at CCP and loved the food and ambiance but never went to Bazaar. How would you compare the two, food, ambiance and price wise?


        1. re: Simon Patrice
          cherylmtl Sep 28, 2007 11:48 PM

          Chasse et Peche would be my vote for an anniversary. Bazaar has a much more casual vibe - it's brighter (although much quieter) than CCP. Prices are definitely lower - depending on what you order, I would say it's about half the cost of CCP for a meal. It's more of a place to head for a nice enjoyable dinner, but not a celebration destination, IMHO (unlike when it was Anise, which was another animal entirely). Their menu is online (http://www.lebazaar.ca/menu.html).

          1. re: Simon Patrice
            maisonbistro Sep 29, 2007 12:24 PM

            I also second the vote for CCP. I am one of the few that is not all that gaga over bazaar nor was I a fan of Anise beforehand. Different strokes for different folks, but I would definitely recommend CCP for a celebration dinner.

      2. f
        Feastradio Sep 27, 2007 12:51 PM

        I haven't been to Cuisine et Dependance, but I still dream about the lamb dish I had at Bazaar Anise a few months ago. (and i'm not even a big lamb person) It was astounding, so I vote for there. We came during the later hours and sat alone upstairs, it was nice to eat the little plates in a loungey setting and pretty romantic...

        1. s
          swissfoodie Sep 27, 2007 12:28 PM

          Bazaar Anise for sure - just check the board for the copious amounts of positive feedback about this place. And you have to try either the octopus/lentil starter or the sardines - both are amazing.

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