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Apr 16, 2008 08:27 PM

Favorite BYO's in the Plateau

What are some of your favorite BYO's in the Plateau area and why? We love Les Heritiers and Les Infideles. We've been to Le Bleu Raisin, L P'tit Plateau and a couple others whose names escape me right now.
What are your favs?

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  1. i very like eduardo on duluth and trullo to.

    1. Went to Edouardo last week and it's not what it used to be. I guess if chefs go and come food taste changes also.

      I also noticed that right in front they are rebuilding the old Lombardi that burned last year. I don't know when it will be ready but it's also a BYO. Loved their Calamari dish.

      Not everyone might know that but we can Bring Our Own Beer also in restaurants.
      I'm just imagining a guy going in with his 24 of beers under his arm to have a meal (LOL).

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      1. re: maj54us

        Hope he isn't driving!

        I doubt the restaurant would take kindly to someone who was taking an absurdly large quantity of either beer or wine to a resto.

        As for calamari, at the other end from Bleu Raisin etc a low-cost but pretty good family-type Greek restaurant in Mile End (don't know where you set your Plateau boundaries) is the oddly named Terrasse Lafayette.

        1. re: lagatta

          Thanks for the suggestion for T Lafayette. Will try it. They are located in a remote part where there's no much traffic. Never heard of them before.

          1. re: maj54us

            Remote? It's at 250 Villeneuve W. - a block from Parc Ave., corner Jeanne-Mance. Pretty busy area, actually, esp. on Sundays during the tam-tams. :-) Anyway, great homemade pitas, I second the recco. And the bonus is they're right near Cocoa Locale, so I'd skip the baklava and head there for dessert.

            1. re: kpzoo

              The only problem with the Cocoa Locale dessert plan is that she closes by about 5:00 or 6:00 pm, so you really need to head there before you go for dinner, hope she hasn't sold out and closed early, buy your treats and carry them around for after dinner. Or eat them before dinner and ruin your appetite...

              1. re: moh

                Very true! I had a lunch at TL with a dessert at CL, that's why it occurred to me to suggest it, but dinner wouldn't be as easy, for sure.

      2. All nice places. Someone recently posted positively on La Coulombe. I haven't been there in a long while, but I've been meaning to go back:

        I also really like Bistro L'Entrepont, but this place is essentially the same concept as Les Heretiers.

        For very fancy, I like A L'Os. The atmosphere is a little more formal than other places. I have really liked the fish courses here. But some people find it a bit snooty. For example, they serve "snob salt" (aka fancy sea salt). But it is a nice place to take people whom you want to impress without spending a fortune on wine.

        I have not been to Yo Yo's in forever. Anyone been recently? I used to love it, would love to hear a more recent report...

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        1. re: moh

          Thanks to everyone! Keep those suggestions coming! No barriers on the plateau, as we'll have a car. We just like BYOs. Willing to go elsewhere if it's a BYO. You know, we just might try Bistro L'Entrepont, since I believe it's the sister restaurant to Les Heritiers and my husband would love to go to Les Heritiers twice in a row! He loves it that much! I just think it's the people there. I feel like I'm dining in a relative's home.

          1. re: shopgirl

            Le P'tit Plateau is the best BYO. The food is wonderful, it's reasonably priced and the atmosphere is relaxed, yet special.

        2. Restaurant Yoyo is one of my favorites, although I will admit that I haven't been in a while. However, I have never had a disappointing meal there.

          1. I can vouch for Bleu Raisin and À l'os recently - À L'os being my fav and Raisin being my girlfriend's... I also used to love Au Petit Resto, before and after the move to Papineau... Is it still open and has anyone been? It was my favourite once upon a time.

            BTW If you're planning to bring a nice bottle(s) of wine, I suggest À L'os as they have decent glassware and carafes for the wine snob in you.