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sockhead Sep 16, 2008 08:40 AM

Hey guys, looking for some good value comfort food in Montreal on a student budget. I was thinking something like APdC, but not so high profile. My budget is $60-80, and we won't be drinking wine. It's a date, for two people :)

  1. mainsqueeze Sep 16, 2008 08:43 AM

    $60-80 per person or for both?

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      Campofiorin Sep 16, 2008 09:42 AM

      Actually, if you're not drinking, you can do APdC pretty much within your budget which I guess is for 2. You'll have each a main, and will share a app and dessert and you should be able to make it around $80.

      1. SnackHappy Sep 16, 2008 09:46 AM

        For that kind of money, you could each have an app. and split a main at APDC and you wouldn't leave hungry.

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          eat2much Sep 16, 2008 09:53 AM

          Go to an early movie and then head off to Lemeac after 10 for a great meal and a glass or two...

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            SnackHappy Sep 16, 2008 09:56 AM

            Thank you, I think I will. ;-)

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            sockhead Sep 16, 2008 10:37 AM

            Hmm, I guess I'll try APdC then :) was just wondering if there were any well known/comparable alternatives.

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              SnackHappy Sep 16, 2008 11:52 AM

              There are fancy comfort food places like Le Dîner and Vallier Restaurant Licencié, but I have only tried Vallier and was unimpressed. I guess others could chime in on those places.

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                SnackHappy Sep 16, 2008 12:00 PM

                Oh, there's also Kitchenette on René-Lévesque. It's a lovely place and the service we had there was really excellent, but the food didn't quite do it for me.

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                  wilbroni Sep 19, 2008 04:17 PM

                  I've been to Kitchenette a handful of times since it opened and haven't been disappointed once by the food or the service. The decor is clean and modern, and if you're not drinking wine you'll stay well within your budget.

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              maj54us Sep 16, 2008 01:20 PM

              I always thought that comfort food ment cheap $$$ and home style cooking. ohh well!

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                papilles Sep 20, 2008 07:18 AM

                Le Margaux on ave du Parc has wonderful food for a very fair price, all main courses come with the soup which is a lovely purée; they have duck, rabbit, pork and my
                favorite two crispy filets of sole forming a sandwich with a small seared piece of foie gras in the middle plus many vegetables including a mound of pureed squash, hard for
                me to order something else...you can order a half carafe of wine from the Minervois for again a very good price...I just talked myself into going back tonight...there is not too much of a scene which I like, they are busy but usually not mobbed.

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