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Aug 25, 2008 01:07 PM

Thanksgiving in Montreal - HELP!

We had a great Thanksgiving dinner a couple of years back in New Brunswick so we thought we would head north again for another Thanksgiving. But I don't know where to go in Montreal for the full Thanksgiving spread. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Are you talking about Canadian Thanksgiving (Oct. 13) or US Thanksgiving (Nov. 27)?

    In any case, neither holiday is much celebrated in Quebec, especially by francophones (individuals and establishments). The fact that the holiday falls on Monday, a day many restaurants are closed, further complicates matters. There are bound to be a few places that offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal -- and as the holiday approaches, we may hear more about them -- but don't get your hopes up.

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    1. re: carswell

      Thanks carswell. We haven't given up yet. We still have a month before 10/13 and if we can't find turkey and stuffing I'm sure we'll find some other tasty food!

    2. As carswell hinted, many restaurants don't bother with traditional thanksgiving meals. I think odds would be higher in a brasserie type setting, like the Dominion Tavern downtown (they do pigs feet here as well), or Magnan's Restaurant & Tavern on St. Patrick - they very often have holiday related specials.

      If anything comes up, I'll post.

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      1. re: porker

        Possibly some of the better hotel dining rooms would have Thanksgiving meals? Just a guess...

        1. re: cherylmtl

          Definitely keep me posted if anyone hears of anything for Thanksgiving. Otherwise it's poutine (which I love)

          1. re: gigisf

            I thought of the Beaver Club at the QE, seems like they would do a traditional th'giving dinner.

      2. Try b and m on somerled its not fabulous but in the tradition of thanks giving its thumbs up..

        1. I was thinking maybe you would be luckier at a more traditional family restaurant.

          Good luck!

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          1. re: Richelle

            Thanks again everyone. Family restaurant or not some good Canadian Thanksgiving dinner sounds good! Only 2 more weeks - yeah

            1. re: gigisf

              I just had a thought, since thanksgiving isn't so popular here in Quebec, maybe you can go and look at some Inn or something in Ontario for a day of Thanks!
              I researched Montreal for it and came up empty handed, but I will keep my eye out and come back if I find anything.

              1. re: Richelle

                I checked out the Beaver Club website, through fairmount hotels, and there is no indication of a tgiving special dinner; I would give them a call though,
                514) 861-3511 ; maybe their sunday brunch will reflect thanksgiving on that sunday.

                1. re: superbossmom

                  I would check that the strike has finished first at the QE! Friends of mine stayed there last week, there was no housekeeping, room service or breakfast (apart from a carrot muffin free for all in the lobby!) and more importantly the Beaver Club was shut.

          2. I'm always too busy making a Thanksgiving feast to know what restaurants are serving one. It's a great time of year to go to Jean-Talon market to see the harvest and perhaps ask around there but here is a quick cut and paste from an article from last year's on a few local possibilities:

            GET STUFFED: Fourquet-Fourchette (265 Saint-Antoine St. W., 514-789-6370; from about $22) will design a customized Thanksgiving feast with matching microbrews. Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel (426 Saint-Gabriel St., 514-878-3561, from about $31) may not be as old as Thanksgiving itself, but the 253-year-old eatery has a long history. Get your meal to go at Schwartz's Deli (3895 Saint-Laurent Blvd., 514-842-4813), which sells whole smoked turkeys for takeout.