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ok if not Mexican....

ltmmnorth Sep 15, 2008 01:06 PM

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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    emerilcantcook RE: ltmmnorth Sep 15, 2008 01:12 PM

    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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      ltmmnorth RE: emerilcantcook Sep 15, 2008 01:19 PM

      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

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        emerilcantcook RE: ltmmnorth Sep 15, 2008 01:27 PM

        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.

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          Campofiorin RE: emerilcantcook Sep 15, 2008 01:43 PM

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

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            rcianci RE: Campofiorin Sep 15, 2008 02:25 PM

            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.

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          afoodyear RE: ltmmnorth Sep 15, 2008 02:37 PM

          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

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        maisonbistro RE: ltmmnorth Sep 15, 2008 05:53 PM

        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. porker RE: ltmmnorth Sep 16, 2008 08:05 AM

          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.

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