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Montreal - so many places, so little time

rafer madness Dec 8, 2008 09:21 AM


Will be visiting wonderful Montreal Feb 13-16 and am wondering about the dining options so far. I did my research on the board and these are the places I am considering.

Fri night after 10pm - Lemeac
Sat - (which unfortunately dining wise is Valentines day) - thinking about Ferreira, Pinxto Maestro SVP, Le Club Chasse et Peche,...maybe Le Local...reading really mixed reviews about it.
Sun - Pied du Cochon (It will be a staple for my Montreal visits)

In between I was going to grab lunches as Schwart's and La Banquise.

Saturday is the night that is up in the air. Out of all those I mentioned on the Sat night list, which one is currently heads above the others as far as great food, service, and vibe? Thanks for the help!

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    fullabeans RE: rafer madness Dec 8, 2008 10:22 AM

    I'm not sure the Lemeac "after 10" is on Fridays (thought it was sun-thurs) but I could be wrong!

    I would suggest "L'atelier" on St. Laurent as an alternate anyway - it's a byob with interesting menu and good service/ambience.

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    1. re: fullabeans
      SnackHappy RE: fullabeans Dec 8, 2008 10:26 AM

      L'Atelier has been closed for about a month, now. I believe the after 10pm special is 7 days a week.

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        SnackHappy RE: SnackHappy Dec 8, 2008 10:49 AM

        Upon consulting the internet, it would seem that L'Atelier has not closed, but become a BYOW. I've heard nothing about this new incarnation, but Montrealfoodie has a review of the new place.


    2. cherylmtl RE: rafer madness Dec 8, 2008 03:57 PM

      Club Chasse et Peche would be my choice for Valentine's Day - assuming you're gonig to be here with someone special. Not sure I'd want to spend the evening there by myself otherwise...but there are plenty of other places to suggest, if that's the case.

      You can't go wrong with Lemeac, especially their after 10 special. Nor Pied de Cochon.

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        rafer madness RE: cherylmtl Dec 8, 2008 05:18 PM

        Your right about V-Day. I will be here with my girlfriend, but we don't dig the hallmark-cheese vibe of valentines day and the marked up menus that come along with them. Are there some nice bistros that avoid doing anything valentines day? We are staying at the Omni Mont Royal if that helps location wise.

      2. troutpoint RE: rafer madness Dec 8, 2008 04:13 PM

        Ferreira was wonderful! We were there during the President's cup, so it would be comparible to Valentine's day for crazy busy...
        We tried to go to Au Peid du Cochon, but it wasn't open on Sundays when we were there...So you might want to check before you make plans around that. We ended up at Globe Bistro..

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          rcianci RE: troutpoint Dec 8, 2008 07:10 PM

          Au Pied de Cochon is open on Sundays, closed Mondays.

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            troutpoint RE: rcianci Dec 9, 2008 02:41 AM

            Maybe it was Monday night that we tried to go....I thought it was Sunday, but it was a long weekend....

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