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Thanksgiving in Montreal - HELP!

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gigisf Aug 25, 2008 01:07 PM

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. carswell RE: gigisf Aug 25, 2008 01:32 PM

    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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      gigisf RE: carswell Aug 25, 2008 08:25 PM

      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. porker RE: gigisf Aug 25, 2008 10:35 PM

      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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        cherylmtl RE: porker Aug 26, 2008 07:25 AM

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

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          gigisf RE: cherylmtl Aug 26, 2008 09:06 PM

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

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            superbossmom RE: gigisf Aug 27, 2008 03:43 AM

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

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        buttie RE: gigisf Sep 25, 2008 10:01 PM

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

        1. Richelle RE: gigisf Sep 26, 2008 08:20 PM

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

          Good luck!

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            gigisf RE: Richelle Sep 27, 2008 06:34 PM

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

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              Richelle RE: gigisf Sep 27, 2008 08:15 PM

              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.

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                superbossmom RE: Richelle Sep 28, 2008 03:58 AM

                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.

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                  english muffin RE: superbossmom Sep 28, 2008 06:30 AM

                  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.

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            Plateaumaman RE: gigisf Sep 28, 2008 07:30 AM

            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.

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