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best old montreal restaurants

rockbox Dec 18, 2008 09:04 PM

please tell me best restaurants in old montreal and why you are recommending them; atmosphere? food quality? price? thanks much

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    Jonquilles Dec 19, 2008 04:10 AM

    Club de Chasse et Peche is one of the most important ones. Casa de Matteo (440 St Francois Xavier) is quite good, Mexican cuisine, nice atmosphere. I am sure there are lots more, I just seem to draw a blank right now.

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      Campofiorin Dec 19, 2008 04:54 AM

      In my opinion, Casa de Matteo is pretty expensive for substandard mexican food.

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        kpzoo Dec 19, 2008 05:35 AM

        Agreed about Casa de Matteo - steer clear. One holiday office party & several lunches there were more than enough for a lifetime.

        For breakfast/brunch/lunch how about Olive & Gourmando on St-Paul - excellent baked goods, sandwiches & coffee, but go off-hours to avoid the crowds - and Le Cartet on McGill College - unique atmosphere, good lunches & supposedly great weekend brunch though I still haven't tried the brunch.

        1. re: kpzoo
          eat2much Dec 19, 2008 06:05 AM

          In no particular order...Club Chasse et Peche, Garde Manger, Holder, Barroco, Olive & Gourmando, Le Cartet, Titanic, Le Local, Da Emma, Graziela, etc. While many people swear by Chez L'epicier & Version Laurent Godbout his style just doesn't appeal to me. If you are just in the mood for a good steak and don't mind a "corporate big box" restaurant you could do worse than the baseball cut at the Keg on St-Paul.

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            abaesel Dec 20, 2008 07:41 PM

            We like Le Cartet very much for breakfast during the week and the brunch on the weekend. Like the atmosphere...great eggs, breads...fabulous cafe au lait.

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        moh Dec 19, 2008 07:55 AM

        Cluny Art Bar is nice for lunch:


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          rockbox Dec 19, 2008 07:51 PM

          anyone know price ranges of Le Local? it sounds great but no prices on web site and not looking to go bankrupt. also has anyone eaten there? thanks.

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            isa1 Dec 20, 2008 05:00 AM

            I`ve been to Local a few times. Food is great but not cheap, 10-20 apps, 20-40 entrees, wine list is amazing. dinner for two with wine will cost you min. 150$. This place is very crowded and loud, you`ll need to reserve way in advance.

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            abaesel Dec 20, 2008 07:43 PM

            I like Moulinsart for mussels!

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              rockbox Dec 20, 2008 10:52 PM

              how does l'epicier compare in cost?

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                rockbox Dec 28, 2008 10:37 PM

                well after much deliberation I ended up going to le local- it was awesome and very reasonably priced.

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