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Jun 9, 2008 02:52 PM

Waterfront lunch/dinner options?

Hi all,
In addition to Old Montreal, any thoughts for a peaceful waterfront meal in greater Montreal/laval area for family reunion?

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    1. You may consider St. Joseph boulevard in Lachine. Its not EXACTLY waterfront (there is a canal across the street, followed by a greenspace, followed by the inlet to the Lachine canal), but it is very pleasant and pretty.
      Starting at 17th, there's El Meson, a family run Mexican restaurant (my favorite), then Pasta Andrea a nice Italian restaurant (I eat there ocassionally), then Hentai Sushi and Grill on 18th (I've never tried it), ad Il Fornetto at 19th, an upscale Italian (I've been twice, but for me, a tad too expensive for the food).
      Theres a few others further along St. Joseph, but the view of the lake may be obscured.

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      1. re: porker

        I've eaten at Pasta Andrea - the spaghetti carbonara is really decadently rich and delicious. They do a very yummy version of this. But you have to like cream in your spag carbonara (I understand this is debatable).

        1. re: porker

          I went to Il Fornetto a while back and it was a horrible experience. Terrible terrible service, mediocre food (and that's stretching it) and ridiculously expensive. I would not recommend it to anyone. Stay away.

          1. re: maisonbistro

            I was trying to be polite "a tad too expensive for the food", but I agree, not recommended.
            I think its usually filled with regulars who are only happy spending big bucks for a meal, other factors being unimportant.

        2. Ste Anne de Bellevue would be my recommendation, but I don't know much about the restaurants there - there are supposed to be a few decent ones, though.

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          1. re: cherylmtl

            Peter's Cape Cod in Ste-Anne's is pretty good, reasonably priced, has lots of varieties of fish & seafood, and a big waterfront deck... Cons are that it does it not take reservations (as far as I know) so the wait can be long during peak hours. If you go off-peak it'll be much quieter on the deck (for that "peaceful" atmosphere you're looking for) as well as less of a wait.

            Edit: I just reread your original post and see that you mentioned a family reunion. I've only been there with 1 or 2 other people and there were no reservation options, but maybe they do take them for large groups - best to call and ask.

            Peter's Cape Cod
            160, Ste Anne corner Aut 20
            West Island, Qu├ębec, H9X 1M6

            Their *really* poor Web site if you dare to tread: