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"Guys" dinner St.Laurent/Sherbooke

montreal traveller Apr 14, 2009 02:20 PM

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?

  1. Alyson777 Apr 16, 2009 11:41 AM

    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.

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      Maximilien Apr 14, 2009 05:09 PM

      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
        idenon Apr 14, 2009 07:29 PM

        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: http://www.burgundylion.com/

        1. re: idenon
          SnackHappy Apr 14, 2009 07:44 PM

          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
            Maximilien Apr 15, 2009 03:21 AM

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

            1. re: Maximilien
              superbossmom Apr 15, 2009 04:47 AM

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

              1. re: superbossmom
                carswell Apr 15, 2009 05:44 AM

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

                1. re: superbossmom
                  SnackHappy Apr 15, 2009 05:45 AM

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

                  1. re: SnackHappy
                    montreal traveller Apr 15, 2009 06:58 AM

                    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
                      carswell Apr 15, 2009 07:04 AM

                      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
                        montreal traveller Apr 15, 2009 01:04 PM

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

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