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Group of 10 in Montreal

leyb Feb 29, 2008 08:32 AM

Hi all!

I'm looking for a great place to take a group of 10 people, but we're on a bit of a budget - we're trying to keep it at around $20-$30 per person. We're going to be a group of all ages and the only specifications are that we don't go for Sushi, Thai, or Indian.

Any ideas would be really appreciated! Thanks!!

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    leyb RE: leyb Feb 29, 2008 09:08 AM

    I forgot to mention - we'll be coming from McGill University, so anywhere within walking or short-cab distance from there would be amazing. Thanks again!

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      ScoobySnacks20 RE: leyb Feb 29, 2008 11:05 AM

      Dunn's Famous Smoke Meat on Metcalfe or at Phillips Square. Especially if you are bringing out of towners, they will get a taste of Montreal and you'll be well below budget.

    2. cherylmtl RE: leyb Feb 29, 2008 11:59 AM

      Is it for lunch or dinner? An option would be going to Chinatown - which is not too far from McGill (walking distance in nice weather), and always fun to do in a group.

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        kpzoo RE: cherylmtl Feb 29, 2008 12:09 PM

        I second the Chinatown idea. Get a big table with a lazy susan in the middle and off you go! It's inexpensive, you'll get lots of tasty food for your money, and the round table is perfect for groups. I specifically recommend: Hong Kong on St-Laurent & La Gauchetiere and Mon Nan (upstairs) on Clark for groups. Have fun!

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          leyb RE: kpzoo Feb 29, 2008 12:18 PM

          Oops - I thought I put in all the info! It's for a dinner.

          Chinatown is a really good idea - we're taking out an academic that most of us haven't met before so something communal like that would be great for breaking the ice.

          The other places I was thinking were Pintxu, Liverpool House, Au Petit Extra, or Le Taj. Any thoughts on those?


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            cherylmtl RE: leyb Feb 29, 2008 12:59 PM

            If your price includes drinks, tax and tip, forget about Liverpool House. It won't even come close to being within your budget. Au Petit Extra is good, but expect to pay $20 to $25 for the table d'hote, plus drinks and tax and tip on top of that. Pintxo is likely on the slightly pricier end of things, too. As for Le Taj - I know they have a lunch buffet for around $20 pp, not sure how much dinner would be there.

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              eat2much RE: cherylmtl Feb 29, 2008 02:56 PM

              Le Taj is Indian and you said you don't go for Indian....

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                leyb RE: eat2much Feb 29, 2008 09:55 PM

                Yes! You're right... originally the boss didn't want Indian but said he'd consider it if it was the best value (the other specs still stand though).

          2. re: kpzoo
            moh RE: kpzoo Feb 29, 2008 10:12 PM

            The nice thing about the Chinatown idea is that you can still order some impressive dishes (like lobster), but it will still be under budget because of the more reasonable dishes. This will be nice to impress the visiting academic. To add to the list, I quite like the dinner menu at Kam Fung too.

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