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gastronom Sep 8, 2008 12:54 PM

Walked by yesterday and looks legit (I haven't been to the Eglinton location but heard tons of bad reviews). Saw the usually tartines on the blackboard and the bread look delicous.

I will update with a proper review once I actually taste the stuff.

Anyone else been already?

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    dipsetrenegade Sep 12, 2008 09:17 PM

    Not worth it IMO. Just went there for lunch few days ago. 45$ for two people? I've been to south of France and Paris many times, this doesn't duplicate ANYTHING that you could get there. The bread isn't even that fresh.
    Skip it and go next door to Crepes a GoGo instead.

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    1. re: dipsetrenegade
      mrbozo Sep 13, 2008 11:59 AM

      A visit to Montreal isn't a bad idea if you want to enjoy excellent French-style baked goods and coffee and/or an authentic bistro lunch.

      Ironically, if one were to take advantage of Coach Canada's $10 fare to Montreal one could indulge in my suggestions for not much more than the price of lunch at LPQ mentioned in the post above. And be served better quality food in a genuine francophone environment.

      LPQ sounds to be founded on the McDonald's business model.

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        tjr Sep 13, 2008 09:50 PM

        I thought it was $10 for limited seats (kind of like Greyhound's $1 to NYC sale, for which you had to book several months in advance); but, yes, PQ isn't worth the money by any stretch of the imagination, and most of the food (bread to breakfast) is mediocre at best.

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          piccola Sep 14, 2008 07:32 AM

          It's nearly impossible to get those tickets. Better to hit restaurants here.

    2. Googs Sep 13, 2008 02:03 PM

      Why is anyone excited by a chain commonly found in shopping malls, subway and train stations in Europe? This isn't high end. I agree with mrbozo. This is McFrench.

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        Suresh Sep 13, 2008 02:28 PM

        I don't understand the $3.70 difference between 1 softboiled egg (with bread), and 2 softboiled eggs(with bread,with only 3 extra tiny slices)
        I had breakfast at le pain today, and I'm just a little pissed off about this. $3.70 for an extra egg?...

        The cappucinos are really good there, the bread is hit or miss...the tarts are good, the cookies are good, and they sell this belgian chocolate spread that is to die for.

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