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late night deals or early bird specials

wilmagrace Mar 22, 2009 10:11 AM

Hi i wondered if we could list the restaurants that offer the late service discounted, there are a couple on laurier, one on parc. I have tried lemeac twice after 10 pm and found it good value. There was one restaurant well known in old montreal i noticed the other day but i forgot the name, offering special menu at good price if you go around 5:30 pm, anybody able to provide the details...In economic doom and gloom times, deals can be welcome

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    Shattered RE: wilmagrace Mar 22, 2009 07:21 PM

    Excellent idea.

    As you mentioned on Laurier, there is Lemeac's $22 after 10pm, Chez Levesque $21 after 9pm, and Ferriera Cafe $24 after 10pm.

    Ferriera's webpage also announces a lunchtime table d'hote every Monday for -get this- only $13! The menu online lists neither the Monday lunch nor latenight (which is every night) specials, so this calls for investigation...




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      jonny8 RE: Shattered Jan 26, 2010 07:49 PM


      can anyone confirm that ferriera's lunchtime table d'hote is $13? I always used to walk by the place and it looked great but never tried it.

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        kpaxonite RE: jonny8 Jan 27, 2010 08:50 AM

        It isnt on the website anymore so I really doubt it

    2. estilker RE: wilmagrace Mar 23, 2009 01:05 PM

      We're testing driving the late-night restaurants. There's Milos as well (although no mention on their website) and La coupole. Will investigate Ferreira Cafe.
      So far Milos is #1. But I found the ambiance better at Lemeac.

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        carswell RE: estilker Mar 23, 2009 01:28 PM

        What's on the late-night menu at Milos these days? A few weeks ago, when I checked I was disappointed to learn it was your choice of three apps (salmon sashimi, organic lentil soup or I forget what), three mains (tuna burger, mushroom risotto or fried squid, I think) and one dessert (fritters of some sort) for $20, i.e. nothing like their great lunch special. Several of us had been planning to go for our post-tasting meal but no one wanted to after hearing the menu details.

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          Shattered RE: carswell Mar 23, 2009 02:07 PM

          Is that the lunch or late night menu you described? $20 for late night? How much is lunch? Thanks.

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            carswell RE: Shattered Mar 23, 2009 02:20 PM

            That was the post-22:00 special.

            The lunch special is here: www.milos.ca/en/montreal/menu/lunch/i...

            Looks like the late-night special is online now, too, and much as I remembered it: www.milos.ca/en/montreal/menu/late_ev...

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              carswell RE: carswell Aug 23, 2009 10:17 AM

              Milos has updated the late night special and, at $20.09, it's really quite the deal. The food, cooking and presentation are on a level with their regular fare. The settings are fancier than at Leméac or Bouchonné. Service is polished if a little cool. On a June evening, the mezze plate was a winner of an appetizer but the tomato and feta salad was also first-rate. The dorade was lovely; the lobster pasta just fine (the lobster -- pulled from the tank before our eyes -- fresh and tasty, the pasta nicely al dente, the tomato sauce very good though, if making it at home, I'd have added a fresh red chile and showered it with basil) and fairly priced ($15 supplement); the fillet was said to be very good. As reported elsewhere, the baklava is elegant and refined. The sorbet was full of flavour. Not many diners the twice that we've been, making for a subdued atmosphere. Still, given the recent disappointments with Leméac's offering and the changes at Bouchonné, this strikes many of us as delivering the most bang for the buck when it comes to post-22:00 dining in Outremont/Mile End these days.

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                estilker RE: carswell Aug 25, 2009 08:12 AM

                Wow, that sounds like a great menu. I've tried the late night special at Milos, La Coupole, Chez Leveque and Lemeac. Milos was by far the best food. Lemeac was meh (a clearly nuked but still cold minestrone), La Coupole too snobby (a forgettable seafood pasta, too creamy) and not very welcoming, Chez Leveque was the best all-round experience: good service, nice ambiance and simple but well prepard food. Think I will go back to Milos for the food and try Ferreira and Les Deux Gamins.

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        MickFlanagen RE: wilmagrace Mar 23, 2009 01:20 PM

        L'express is also open pretty late (not sure about exact hours) but there are no deals.

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          wilmagrace RE: MickFlanagen Mar 23, 2009 01:54 PM

          i didnt realize milos had late night menu or ferreira , would like to try them out, I have had the lunch special 3x at milos, great value and the menus do change. I may go down to old montreal to check out which restaurant had early bird advertised, i think it was on a roof....

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            wilmagrace RE: wilmagrace Aug 23, 2009 09:50 AM

            well tried out cafe ferreira and that was a perfect evening with their late night deal! Now thinking of going to 2 gamins on Prince Arthur this evening as good reviews, but i noticed on their site that they too have a late night deal other evenings, menu de soir $22 after 10pm thurs. to sunday til midnight, it is also noted they have music on weekends --so here it is added to our list

            their website http://www.lesdeuxgaminsmontreal.com/

        2. souschef RE: wilmagrace Aug 25, 2009 06:11 PM

          Beaver Hall (Europea's bistro) has a deal too, 22% off after 10pm, if I'm not mistaken. However, I have never seen the place recommended here.

          I went there for lunch shortly after they opened, over a year ago, and it was okay.

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            chilipepper RE: wilmagrace Aug 26, 2009 09:10 AM

            Here's a recent report:

            Cafe Ferreira late night special
            - tasty sardines, meh squid, nice grilled chunk of salmon with super silky sweet potato puree, delish roast chicken, and all for 24 bucks for 1 app and 1 main! And decent servings!
            But always room for dessert: creamier-than-I'd-like quince pannacotta with apple-cinnamon-streusel-y topping but still licked the cup clean and molten chocolate cake with intense (well, for me anyway because I don't like coffee) coffee ice cream and crazily yummy cookie crumbs on the side and itty bitty chocolate cookie balls on top of the cake.
            The service was the best: treated us real nice, whether we spent 24 bucks or 240 bucks, didn't appear to matter.

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              MartinSLR RE: wilmagrace Aug 29, 2009 09:37 AM

              Au Chaud Lapin $19 avant 19h

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                devilishlyj RE: MartinSLR Aug 29, 2009 07:13 PM

                Sounds interesting, I've never heard of this place before...any reviews?

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                  MartinSLR RE: devilishlyj Aug 30, 2009 05:28 PM


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                    wilmagrace RE: MartinSLR Sep 11, 2009 12:11 PM

                    joli moulin restaurant 1201 van horne (near Christophe restaurant) has posted in window that it has a late night menu 10-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, soup of the day or salad + lamb shank, atlantic salmon, rib steak or duck leg confit. I have not eaten there but someone mentioned they have had group meetings there with success.


              2. carswell RE: wilmagrace Oct 3, 2009 10:50 AM

                Six of us went to Chez Lévêque at 11 p.m. yesterday after a wine tasting. We'd tried to get into Leméac but were told they weren't accepting reservations since there were already 40 names on their *waiting* list.

                Service was prompt and efficient but also smarmy and breezy. Not only did the waiter crack jokes, the jokes felt rehearsed. When we were talking among ourselves about a Cour-Cheverny on the wine list, the waiter commented -- uninvited -- on how rich and round it was, which raised my eyebrows, since every CC I've tried has been the diametric opposite: lean and sharp (see http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/374419 for one example that's often available at the SAQ). When I placed my order -- an appetizer of potato salad with smoked herring, followed by an entrecôte with choron sauce and (according to the menu) julienned vegetables -- he didn't mention that the steak came with fries. When another member of the party inquired about the charcuterie plate and the headcheese plate, the waiter told him the charcuterie plate was an assortment of deli-style meats; wanting to try the headcheese, he ordered that plate and was surprised when his neighbour's charcuterie plate showed up with a slice of headcheese in addition to the cold cuts.

                What's worse, the headcheese was unremarkable. Ditto the salad with chevre and pecans. Ditto the duck terrine. My potato salad was fine though the herring would have benefited from a milk-soak to blunt its smoky edge.

                With one exception, the mains were disappointing. The entrecôtes were gristly and flavourless; although the choron sauce (a bernaise coloured with tomato) had separated, everyone finished their portion since it was the only way to perk up the meat. The "julienned" vegetables were a couple of red beet slices and the bottom half of a steamed bok choy, splayed like a flower. The thin fries were OK when hot, off-putting when not. The two diners who ordered beef tartare said that, while the first few bites were tasty, it soon became cloying, harder and harder to finish. The one diner who was happy with her main had ordered the "mijoté" special, a lamb curry ("more Indian than French," quoth the waiter, "but in the restaurant biz you have to roll with the times"); not bad although the dish -- a lamb sauté with currants and nuts in a creamy, curry-powdered sauce -- was, in fact, far more French than Indian.

                Add to this the cutesy decor: the big poster of a bishop aspersing holy water from a Perrier can; the placemats with drawings of mitre-topped bishops leaning out the resto's window to check the derrière of a minskirted nun; the stained glass and Gregorian chant soundtrack in the restrooms ("I couldn't bring myself to pee," said one of our first-time visitors); and I could go on...

                In short, it's the prefect mock-bistro, a place better suited to Vatican Disney World than to a food lover's Montreal. Even at $21 for two courses (app + main or main + dessert), this is no deal. I doubt any of us will return.

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                  wilmagrace RE: carswell Oct 3, 2009 11:37 AM

                  guess i wont be going back to chez leveque! I thought i saw narcisse in old montreal advertising an early bird special at the front of the restaurant but I dont see it noted on their web site so will check it out again.

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                  MartinSLR RE: wilmagrace Oct 3, 2009 02:00 PM

                  Le Seingalt 20$ apres 20h

                  1. nochainsplease RE: wilmagrace Jan 8, 2010 10:07 AM

                    Recently went to Milos for the after-10, $20.09 special.

                    There are 4 main dishes on offer, but only 2 of them actually cost $20.09 - a tuna burger, and a dorade. The third option, filet mignon, costs $10 more, and the fourth, a pasta dish with seafood, $15 more. No joke!

                    To add insult to injury, the waiter glibly advised us that they were out of tuna burgers that night! (It was 2 minutes past 10). While waiting for our meals, we couldn't help but notice a tuna burger being delivered to an adjacent table... we just had to know what was up! My friend asked the waiter, and he replied that "they called in their order". Honestly, who calls Milos to pre-order a tuna burger?! The guy who ordered it mentioned to us later that he did no such thing. Anyway, we never did solve the tuna burger mystery...

                    All this being said, the fish was delicious (but got a little tedious to eat, as it was the same taste over and over with only a slice of carrot and zucchini on the side), the filet mignon was good, and the mezze appetizer was wonderful. I just got the impression the waiter was attempting to extort us. Must be because we answered "tap" to the age-old question, "sparkling or still?"...

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                      wilmagrace RE: nochainsplease Jan 29, 2010 05:30 PM

                      not really an early evening deal but more a lunch deal at several restaurants during montreal highlight festival feb.18-28, I have tried his a few times in past and found it good value+ a way to try out other restaurants than the usual favourite ones


                      also some but not all of these restaurants have some special lunch events during certain days of festival, click on restaurant to find out which has lunches
                      or by price

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                      lola999 RE: wilmagrace May 4, 2010 10:48 AM

                      Haven't tried this out but there is a 22$ after 22h deal at Kaizen Sushi.


                      Kaizen Sushi Bar & Restaurant
                      4075 Rue Sainte Catherine W, Montreal, QC H3Z3J8, CA

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                        wilmagrace RE: lola999 Aug 21, 2010 09:10 PM

                        Pour l’été, après 21h30, cocagne vous propose un menu 2 services à 20$
                        here is their menu of 20$ served after 9:30pm

                        and here is the late night menu at restaurant Seingalt (mentioned above) in Place des Arts (next to archambault music store), $20 after 10 pm
                        http://www.restaurantseingalt.com/en/... then click on menu le rappel

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                          wilmagrace RE: wilmagrace Aug 26, 2010 05:44 PM

                          dont know this restaurant but they advertise a late night price:

                          Misto, 929 Mont Royal east
                          Les Pates Tardives, every evening from 9:30Pm 20$ for appetizer, pasta dish chosen from regular menu, dessert www.restomisto.com
                          have a terrasse, open til midnight all evenings

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                            eoj RE: wilmagrace Aug 27, 2010 01:38 AM

                            I've never gone for their late-night deal, but Misto is rather pedestrian and expensive for the pasta dishes you get. It's always been fine, just felt overpriced, so maybe the late night would be the way to go.

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                              wilmagrace RE: eoj Sep 14, 2010 04:10 PM

                              fixed menus end of evening 10pm on, $20 Thurs.-Sat.

                              also thursdays trio jazz from 10pm-2am,
                              snack dishes $5 each thurs.-sat.

                              outremont restaurant, their web site is being developed, no engish version seen

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                        jay_81k RE: wilmagrace Sep 17, 2010 10:24 PM

                        Just tried Misto's late night deal. I got a wild mushroom with parmesan shavings appetizer which was kinda good. The main was not great at all... Penne Rustica I think it was called.The tomatoe sauce was really thick in a weird way.. Almost as if It was like a sundried tomato tapenade. For desert I had Tiramisu which was pretty good. All in all it was worth the price but I wouldnt really go back.

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                          wilmagrace RE: wilmagrace Feb 23, 2011 02:08 PM

                          was invited to eat at chez leveque this weekend to take advantage of their 9pm supper specials and still found it to be a good deal, and a big plus is that it is an hour earlier than many similar deals in restos on laurier which start their deals at 10pm. For starters we had shrimp, mussel potage and onion soup - all were happy with these choices. For main course we each had different kinds of fish, very large and tender portions with variety of ordinary veggies -- no complaints although one found her nicoise sauce a little too salted for her taste. Actually was a pleasant evening out without denting the pocketbook and no problem at all with the service.

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                            wilmagrace RE: wilmagrace Apr 7, 2011 09:49 AM

                            just to update the list, review on late night restos this week in the mirror and cava and kaizan added to list, i think resto f also has late night deal but didnt see it on website

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                              wilmagrace RE: wilmagrace Apr 9, 2011 11:21 AM

                              I am just adding this as hard to find reasonable priced meals in old montreal. Le Bourlingueur now has some simmered meals (plat mijoté) at 7. 95$ at noon during week, or meals a la carte at 13.95$, the latter being 2 for 1 on Mondays at noon-no.English version of this new deal yet on their website


                              and here is the late night cava menu

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                            restoprestige RE: wilmagrace Apr 9, 2011 02:08 PM

                            I make sure to get down to kaizen sushi bar for some of the best sushi in Montreal! I believe it is 22$ after 22h00! Well worth it!

                            Lemeac also has a great one. Highly reccomended!

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                              wilmagrace RE: restoprestige May 15, 2011 12:27 PM

                              Moshes now has joined restos with late night deal --appetizer and main course for 25$ Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 9pm til midnight--lamp chops, steak and fries, Kobe burger, organic salmon etc...

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                                jay_81k RE: wilmagrace May 15, 2011 01:21 PM

                                Good thing because theyve gone down hill. Its one of the least worth it restaurants to go to in my opinion. But now with this late night deal I may go back...

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                                  Shattered RE: jay_81k May 15, 2011 02:42 PM

                                  +1 what Jay said

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                                    celfie RE: jay_81k May 15, 2011 03:12 PM

                                    i humbly disagree
                                    i've gone three times this year and each time
                                    was very good.

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                                kpaxonite RE: wilmagrace May 15, 2011 01:36 PM

                                Unfortunately DNA has stopped offering its amazing value lunch menu.....what a shame

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                                  Ghostquatre RE: wilmagrace May 15, 2011 05:19 PM

                                  2 dollar dim sum at Tong Sing if you go from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 11am.

                                  They don't have all the selection however they don't only serve the cheap stuff.

                                  43 de la gauchetiere est

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                                    wilmagrace RE: Ghostquatre Jun 26, 2011 06:28 PM

                                    chez victoire (chef Alexandre Gosselin) in plateau area has a $20 menu for appetizer and main meal starting at 8pm, you can check out choices at (no english version seen) http://www.chezvictoire.com/

                                    not a bad price for spanish style mackerel etc and starting at 8pm is a big plus!


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                                      chickenbruiser RE: wilmagrace Jun 27, 2011 08:58 AM

                                      actually, according to the website the special starts at 22h

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                                        wilmagrace RE: chickenbruiser Jun 27, 2011 10:24 AM

                                        I see you are right, I took the 8pm info from this newspaper report not realizing it could be an error: Prix: Le restaurant propose beaucoup de formules. Une entrée et un plat à 20$ après 20h


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                                    Evilbanana11 RE: wilmagrace Jun 27, 2011 05:07 AM

                                    This is a one time deal for those interested: Le Bleu Raisin is on groupon. It's a BYOB restaurant that's been well reviewed on Chowhound. You'll get 50% off.


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                                      wilmagrace RE: Evilbanana11 Jul 3, 2011 08:02 AM

                                      not really late night deal, just a discount to note for those who want music with their meal: house of jazz is advertising mardi gras tuesdays first tuesday of every month, just says 50% discount, no other details

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                                        mangoannie RE: wilmagrace Sep 24, 2011 06:53 PM

                                        Chez Victoire, plateau area (chef is Alexandre Gosselin previously at le Local)had an excellent review in journal de montreal today , with praise for everything including the Suprême de pintade(guinea fowl) des prés «Plumes des Champs» and I notice they have a late night menu 20$ at 22h for those who want to dine at a good price:


                                        Also, a bonus they are open 7 days a week from 5pm til midnight, good to know when so many others close on Mondays

                                        Chez Victoire
                                        1453 Avenue du Mont Royal Est, Montreal, QC H2J, CA

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                                          jay_81k RE: mangoannie Dec 11, 2011 04:02 PM

                                          Tried the chez victoire late night special, while the menu was one of the more interesting out of the late night specials I enjoyed it the least. That is out of the late night specials that Ive done, (Milos, Cafe Ferreira, Misto, Lemeac, chez levesque..)

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                                      mangoannie RE: wilmagrace Dec 10, 2011 05:00 PM

                                      this hotel st sulpice restaurant was posted in opening section, here is the 22h menu,

                                      2 choices for 25$


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                                        mangoannie RE: wilmagrace Dec 16, 2011 04:25 PM

                                        There is a late night menu posted on laurier gordon ramsay website as $21:30 at 21.30 which includes soup, salad, main course, dessert, wine or beer but on restaurant facade there is a late night meal at 9pm with 10 choices of mains for $10 includes grilled salmon, chicken leg, ribs, etc....I didnt read other choices as thought menu would be on their website. Laurier street (near Parc) is becoming the stretch with most late night deals

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                                          sultanpepper RE: mangoannie Dec 21, 2011 10:19 PM

                                          Just had their late menu tonight (Dec 21, 2011). 10 entrees at 10$ (each, of course) after 9pm. I had grilled salmon, while my buddy had ribs. Both were quite good, though my salmon was under-seasoned. No biggie as I added the salt and pepper myself, though for a restaurant with Ramsey's name, one could hope for a better seasoned product. The ribs were good, but again lacked some salt. It also was not the sweet kind, and though I agree that ribs are often made too sweet (sickly so, in many places), I do like a touch of carmelization on the surface. The dishes were served with a small portion of the Chipotle-style chips, which are offered as a stand-alone side dish or appetizer for 3$. Glad we ordered it. I found the alcohol prices to be higher than expected, glass of red was 9$, my micro-brewery beer (in a bottle) was 7$. Final tab was 50$ including taxes but not tip. Conclusion: good food at decent price; B+.

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                                          chilipepper RE: wilmagrace Jul 26, 2013 04:08 AM

                                          These guys haven't updated in a while but the list is a good starting point.


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                                            Shattered RE: wilmagrace May 1, 2014 04:58 AM

                                            Lili & co. at 4650 Mentana now has starter + main for $22 after 10pm, Tues to Saturday. (Hattip to Eater for the news)


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