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Sep 15, 2008 01:06 PM

ok if not Mexican....

I'd really like to find something within walking distnce of rue de Bluery. Something different...not too fancy. My partner is not into fancy...bu we'd like to go somewhere nice.

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  1. Giving an intersection, not just a street name will help us to locate where exactly you are staying.

    That being said, you are lucky because we are talking about a short stretch of street. And THAT being said, the immediate area is kind of a dead zone for chow. You can perhaps schlep to Old Montreal, Chinatown, or upwards to Mile End.

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    1. re: emerilcantcook

      The intersection I'm not too sure about. I'm told "steps away from old Montreal". So - third try - anything in Old Montreal recommeneded for not too fancy but excellent food? thanks

      1. re: ltmmnorth

        Breakfast? Lunch? Dinner?

        For the first two, Olive et Gourmando is a board favorite, though there were some recent rants about the shrinkage of their brownies. You can also do a board search for Old Montreal, there are a million discussions.

        1. re: emerilcantcook

          I'm also a fan of Sur Bleury for lunch located close to de la Gauchetière on Bleury. Good sandwiches and great fires too.

          1. re: Campofiorin

            Between Sur Bleury and O&G there's also Café Titanic, run by the same people as Cluny. It's after Rue Bleury changes to Rue St-Pierre, near Rue des Récollets.

        2. re: ltmmnorth

          Bleury and St. Catherine isn't incredibly far from La Paryse, if you're willing to take a bit of a hike up Ontario...

          Restaurant La Paryse
          302 Rue Ontario E, Montreal, QC H2X1H6, CA

      2. You could also try Stash's polish restaurant - in Old Montreal. Great food a great prices. You won't go home hungry or disappointed. If you don't know what to have, order the polish plate which will give you a bit of everything (bigos, pierogi, cabbage rolls)

        1. Mentioned on the other thread is Casa de Mateo, its about a block and a half around the corner from Stash Cafe on St. Francis Xavier - it'll do in a pinch for Mexican - not bad, but not fantastic.
          There's Garde-Manger (not Mexican, but a crab shack meets mediterranean kinda place), also on Xavier, who's doing some interesting stuff - call ahead as this place is always full. Also turns into a lounge/club after dining time.