Lunch in old Montréal
- ScoobySnacks20 Mar 12, 2009 12:59 PM
Going to see customers at La Cité du Multimedia.
Any Suggestions on where to go/bring them that won't break the bank?
Depends how much you want to walk but in the Cite itself I would recommend Cluny on Prince. You also have Cartet on McGill or Olive & Gourmando on St-Paul.
Those are all classics for good food, but, except for Cartet, don't have table service. Oh, and altough not an ''institution'' like the other mentionned places, the SoupSoup location on Wellington is very good, and they have full service, and good soups and sandwiches (and deserts :))
I'm a big fan of Vallier, corner of McGill and Lemoyne. Lunch will cost about $20 / person. The food is good (try the burgers) and it's unpretentious.
Very close to your work is also SoupeSoup, on Wellington. Everyday they have four or five choices of soups and sandwiches...everything is delicious and the space is great.
You know what? In my opinion, Olive and Gourmando crushes all these competitors in a heartbeat! Unbelievable sandwiches, soups, salads, antipasto platters, etc... accompanied by fantastic baked good, delicious coffee, and the friendliest staff in the "vieux". It's my favorite lunch-time destination, and I crave it daily. I would live there if I could. Just go.
PS. Whenever O&G is closed for vacation/renovation/and the like, I go to Cluny. There is ABSOLUTELY no comparison between the two. O&G is simply superior. Just go.
while I do admit O&G's food is excellent, I doubt I would enjoy bringing clients there at lunch time. It is always so packed, so one would have to wait in line in (very) close quarters with said clients. Also, it does not have a relaxed atmosphere and would not foster extensive work discussion... After the food is done, you leave to make way for the other tightly-squeezed-while-waiting patrons.
just came back from lunch at Cluny. totally disappointed... The latte tasted like water, and the sandwiches were so-so. I had high expectations but they fell short!! I am still thinking about this tasteless coffee. so sad.
Also, the service was only provided in english. While I don't care myself, my collegue is french and had trouble ordering. I don't think this should be happening in Montreal.
An San Francisco hound here, collecting ideas for an upcoming visit. Gotta love chowhound! Are any of these more vegetarian friendly than others?
106 Rue McGill, Montreal, QC H2Y, CA
Olive et Gourmando
351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal, QC , CA
649 Rue Wellington, Montreal, QC H3C, CA
Vallier Restaurant Licenci
425 McGill, Montreal, QC H2Y 2H1, CA