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Apr 14, 2009 02:20 PM

"Guys" dinner St.Laurent/Sherbooke

Afternoon all-
Need a recommendation for some friends coming to town for a guys weekend-staying near Sherbrooke and St.Laurent.
There are lots of fine dining in the area which I would recommend for couples-but drawing a blank trying to find something interesting for a group of guys who appreciate good food-but don't necessarily want fine dining
Any ideas?
Gastro-pub, wine bar?

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  1. nothing really in that "corner" that could be called a gastro-pub or a wine bar; no real "fine-dining" either (except for "La Porte" on st-laurent); there are a few "people-watching" restaurants on the strip on st-laurent between sherbrooke and pine st. (globe, med, buena notte, ...)

    The closer wine-bar would be Pullman.

    You could try Pinxto (roy st.)

    9 Replies
    1. re: Maximilien

      I read somewhere that Montreal (finally?!) has a gastro-pub now... the Burgundy Lion. It is however not at all in the geographical area you want, and since I have never been, I cannot comment if it's worth the trek. Here's the website:

      1. re: idenon

        The Burgundy Lion is a fine friendly neighbourhood place, but I really wouldn't go out of my way to eat there. The food is very uneven. I don't think it's at the level of what a gastropub is supposed to be.

        And, It's not like this city is lacking in places with eight dollar pints and so-so food.

        1. re: idenon

          and it's not near "sherbrooke&st-laurent"

          1. re: Maximilien

            wasn't it a gastro pub called Sparrow , that was discussed here recently ?

            1. re: superbossmom

              Yep but it's not open for dinner (pending arrival of a permit to serve liquor).

              1. re: superbossmom

                Right now, they are only open for lunch and brunch wed to sunday. They still don't have a liquor license.

                1. re: SnackHappy

                  Thanks guys-
                  Here are a few I am thinking of in somewhat walking distance-please let me know what you think.
                  Dieu du Ciel, Resevoir, MBGR, Globe(eye candy)> Any thoughts comments?
                  PS-was at the burgundy lion the other evening-not bad at all-very busy.

                  1. re: montreal traveller

                    Dieu du Ciel meets (and exceeds) the pub criterion but not the gastro criterion. Réservoir's kind of the other way around (good food, meh beer).

                    If eye-candy isn't your top priority, consider:
                    - Au Pied de Cochon
                    - Le Garde Manger
                    - Bouchonné wine bar

                    1. re: carswell

                      Thanks I had suggested APC to them too-Bouchonne might work as well-

        2. I was recently at steak frites on Laurier and there was a bachelor party of 30 guys there... plus another table of 10 guys for a birthday. I feel as though its a popular choice amongst guys.