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Jan 28, 2008 06:50 AM

Best Gourmet Lunch Deal?

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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  1. 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

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

        1. re: ScoobySnacks20

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

        2. re: carswell

          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

          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.

        4. No question, Decca77 for $25, three course meal.

          Or Europea for another extravagant meal at $26.50

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          1. re: swissfoodie

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


          2. 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. 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.

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

              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.

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

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

              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.

              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.

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

              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.

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

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

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              1. re: carswell

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

                1. re: carswell

                  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

                    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

                    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

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

                      1. re: moh

                        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

                      Can anyone provide additional information on what Nizza is like?

                      1. re: Fritzy

                        -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!

                    3. 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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                      1. re: Lesley

                        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

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