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Moules Frites Family

Infamy Jan 5, 2009 05:26 PM

We are planning a trip to Montreal in February. My husband, twin ten-year-old girls, and I are moules frites fanatics. Suggestions, please! Thanks

  1. mainsqueeze Jan 6, 2009 07:48 AM

    How much are you looking to spend?

    I'm not a moules enthusiast but some like Bières Et Compagnie:


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    1. re: mainsqueeze
      eat2much Jan 6, 2009 07:59 AM

      Also, try Le Petit Moulinsart on St-Paul in Old Montreal, La Moulerie on Bernard, and L'Actuel on Peel.

      1. re: eat2much
        anachemia Jan 6, 2009 06:19 PM

        For visitors to Montreal, I'd second the recommendation for La Moulerie - moules & frites is pretty much all they do, and you can choose from a bunch of different sauces on the mussels. Their fries are decent from what I recall.

        They are located a few blocks' walk from the Outremont metro station, or there is a bus which goes right there from the station. They are located in a nice part of town, on Bernard street which has lots of cute shops and connects to Parc Ave, a main artery through town.

    2. carswell Jan 6, 2009 06:56 PM

      Le Petit Moulinsart has gotten low marks for service and unmemorable food from this board and the press in the last couple of years. La Moulerie is kind of like the spaghetti/cheesecake factory of mussel restos. In your shoes, I'd head to Bières et Compagnie (almost as many different preps as La Moulerie), L'Actuel downtown or Brasserie Holder in Old Montreal, which offers only mussels marinières and au pastis but has lots of atmosphere, a real buzz and very good fries.

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