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Best Gourmet Lunch Deal?

ScoobySnacks20 Jan 28, 2008 06:50 AM

I am looking for the best gourmet luch deals going on today.

Milos still has the 20.08$ deal going on but my guest is not so fond of fish. Toqué is now closed for lunch.

I know they are a few more great deals out there, but I haven't been able to get out of my office lately...

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    papilles Jan 28, 2008 07:11 AM

    I sound like a broken record but Le Margaux on Park ave at Laurier is hard to beat,
    great food, definitely "gourmet" and very reasonable prices

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    1. re: papilles
      carswell Jan 28, 2008 07:22 AM

      Closed on Mondays. As are Au Cinquième Péché, Bazaar, Justine Bar à Vin, Jun i and many other candidates.

      1. re: carswell
        ScoobySnacks20 Jan 28, 2008 08:00 AM

        It's for tomorrow

        1. re: ScoobySnacks20
          carswell Jan 28, 2008 08:17 AM

          You might want to rephrase your original post then: "I am looking for the best gourmet luch deals going on TODAY."

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            C70 Jan 28, 2008 08:25 AM

            but it's for TOMORROW


        2. re: carswell
          CroqueMadame Jan 29, 2008 07:10 AM

          Does anyone know what does Jun-i's lunch deal looks like? And price? Is it just weekdays, or weekend lunch as well?

        3. re: papilles
          moh Jan 29, 2008 07:06 AM

          I'll put in support for Le Margaux. Had a wonderful lunch there before Christmas, and it was a great deal. Had a wonderful quail confit salad, and my steak frites were. The fries were addictive, the meat was flavourful, but the cut was a little tough. Their sauces are very rich and reduced, and add a wallop of flavour to the dishes. The floating island dessert was light and balanced, a nice end to the meal. All for the cost of the entree (about $18). And yo can get some nice wines by the glass, very appropriate for a business lunch.

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          swissfoodie Jan 28, 2008 08:41 AM

          No question, Decca77 for $25, three course meal. www.decca77.com

          Or Europea for another extravagant meal at $26.50 www.europea.ca

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          1. re: swissfoodie
            swissfoodie Feb 4, 2008 08:46 AM

            Looks like Lesley from the Gazette agrees with my reco for Decca77:


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            bonne_vivante Jan 28, 2008 11:30 AM

            XO in the Hotel St. James has a fixed price lunch somewhere around $29 (excluding alcohol) that was excellent! CUBE used to have a very reasonably priced lunch.....have they reopened?

            1. carswell Feb 2, 2008 08:38 AM

              Well, well. Today's Gazoop has an article about gourmet lunch deals. What a coincidence!

              Anyway, here's the list of places mentioned (one assumes Decca77 would have been included were it not the subject of today's fine-dining review). See the article for colour commentary. www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/weekendlife/story.html?id=94574a43-7180-48bf-8983-6f6bd4fc3166

              La Chronique, 99 Laurier, 514 271-3095. Two courses $19-$29. Tu-F, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. www.lachronique.qc.ca

              Le Club Chasse et Pêche, 423 Saint-Claude, 514 861-1112. Two courses $19-$26.
              Tu-F, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.leclubchasseetpeche.com

              Laloux, 250 Pine E., 514 287-9127. Three courses $24-$40. M-F, noon to 3 p.m. www.laloux.com

              Café Ferreira, 1446 Peel, 514 848-0988. Two-course table d'hôte $22-$45. M-F, noon to 3 p.m. www.ferreiracafe.com

              Nizza, 1121 Anderson, 514 861-7076. Three-course table d'hôte, c. $29.50 (plus coffee). M-Sa, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. www.nizza.ca

              Chez l'épicier, 311 St. Paul E., 514 878-2232. Two courses $14.95-$19.95. M-F, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.chezlepicier.com

              Europea, 1227 Mountain, 514 398-9229. $26.50-$36.50. M-F, noon to 2 p.m. www.europea.ca

              Le Latini, 1130 Jeanne Mance, 514 861-3166. Two-course table d'hôte $22-$38. M-F 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

              Milos, 5357 Park, 514 272-3522. M-F, noon to 3 p.m. Three courses $20.06. www.milos.ca

              Jun-i, 156 Laurier W., 514 276-5864. Tu-F, noon to 2:30 p.m. Three courses $22-$29. www.juni.ca

              L'Atelier, 5308 St. Laurent, 514 273-7442. Three-course table d'hôte $16. Tu-F, noon to 2 p.m. www.restaurantlatelier.com

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              1. re: carswell
                BLM Feb 2, 2008 08:41 AM

                Yes, she mentions 'besides Decca77(reviewed on this page)....'

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                  moh Feb 2, 2008 08:49 AM

                  Wow! What a fun list!

                  I have to ask, have any of you eaten at Nizza? The thought of a good socca is very exciting... (perhaps I'll start a post)

                  1. re: moh
                    thelonious777 Feb 22, 2008 07:15 AM

                    Yes. I enjoyed it very much although it was deserted when I went for dinner about a year ago. Authentic provencal food like pieds et paquets (not for everyone but I doubt you'll find this Marseilles specialty in many other restaurants) and a solid pissaladiere. I am going to go back next week. It's a place I never think of going to even though it made a very good impression

                  2. re: carswell
                    phedre Feb 2, 2008 09:02 AM

                    Nice! I've hit a few of these places for lunch, but definitely not all! I must add La Chronique and Jun-I to my 'must try' lunch list. Anyone else up for it?

                    1. re: phedre
                      moh Feb 2, 2008 01:17 PM

                      Oooh...oooh....oooooh! (raising her hand and doing her best Arnold Horshack impression).... Mistah Kawtuh!!

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                        phedre Feb 3, 2008 01:04 PM

                        Hah! I may hit you up on that. I'll be spending a lot of time in Ottawa, but should be in Montreal and available for Friday lunches. Let me know if you're interested!

                    2. re: carswell
                      Fritzy Feb 3, 2008 10:35 AM

                      Can anyone provide additional information on what Nizza is like?

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                        CMT Feb 25, 2008 09:56 AM

                        -have had positive experiences at Nizza for lunch/dinner and even a group of ~ 25 - creative menus and good consultation on interesting wine list-
                        Worth your time!

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                      Lesley Feb 2, 2008 12:59 PM

                      Just to make things clear, that column was planned long before this thread popped up here. I used to run this kind of list quite frequently in that space.

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                        moh Feb 2, 2008 01:12 PM

                        Hey, anyone who helps with legwork on getting good eats is doing good work in my book! Very excited by the possibility of socca... I do love the whole lunch thing, it's a chance to try some very nice places at a more reasonable cost, and you have the whole day to digest...

                        1. re: Lesley
                          ScoobySnacks20 Feb 7, 2008 12:24 PM

                          Ha! you wish Stop stealing my ideas! :o)

                        2. eoj Feb 3, 2008 05:03 PM

                          Justine Bistro à Vin has an excellently priced 3-course lunch for $11.95.

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                            koodie Jul 27, 2008 12:21 PM

                            Had lunch at Milos of few weeks ago, the food was OK would not return. Best lunch I have had recently was at Graziellas the service was great the food was amazing, can't wait to return.

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