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Visiting Montreal/Quebec

JamesJT Aug 8, 2008 07:16 AM

I'm visiting Montreal for 3 days and Quebec for 1. I know nothing about any of the places to go and would really appreciate some advice!

I'm looking for a list of the best high end places in town, especially sushi and steak, but I'm open to anything.

Food that I can't get in other parts of Canada, high end or divey.

And last but not least, good poutine.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. cherylmtl RE: JamesJT Aug 8, 2008 08:12 AM

    If you're looking for high-end sushi and steak places, you're looking at the wrong cities (except maybe jun-i for sushi). Check this board for the many threads over the past few weeks, and you should be able to find plenty of recommendations for everything else, though.

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      Cornelya RE: JamesJT Aug 8, 2008 08:32 AM

      Personally, I really like the sushi at Takara (downtown Montreal: 1455 rue Peel, Montréal - (514) 849-9796). For steaks, you have quite a few choices one of which is Queue de Cheval (www.queuedecheval.com). One of the most spectacular restaurants in Montreal is Pied de Cochon (www.restaurantaupieddecochon.ca): they actually have a foie gras poutine (which is not your usual poutine but definetely worth a try) and amazing fresh seafood platters. Their wine selection is also very interesting. Toqué (www.restaurant-toque.com) is a five star top-notch restaurant, Lemeac and L'Inconnu are exquisite French cuisine restaurants (www.restaurantlemeac.com and www.linconnu.ca). Have fun in Montreal!

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      1. re: Cornelya
        Campofiorin RE: Cornelya Aug 8, 2008 10:14 AM

        Honestly, other than throwing your money through the window and playing the big shot, Queue de Cheval is of no interest.

        1. re: Campofiorin
          rcianci RE: Campofiorin Aug 8, 2008 11:39 AM

          Amen to the comment on QdC.

          Also, if their website is any indication, Au Pied de Cochon is done with their seafood platters for this year.

          1. re: rcianci
            souschef RE: rcianci Aug 8, 2008 12:00 PM

            Thank god for that ! No more rubber seafood !

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