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May 26, 2009 08:49 AM

Lunch near McGill - midweek?

I'm taking my thesis supervisor out to lunch on graduation day (along with 3 other family members). Since we're having a big celebration dinner that day, I'm looking for a restaurant that:

- has lighter food options
- is near McGill
- European or North American cuisine (parents' tastes!)
- won't break the bank
- has a nice ambience for celebration

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. I'd opt for Arlequino. They do not have a website yet (or I just can't find it), but here is a review from the internet:
    It's a pretty place, elegant, not too pricey and very good pizzas (not heavy). The nutella pizza is a must for dessert. It is a bit noisy at lunch time, but that is good when celebrating, right?! Reservations are a must.

    1. I like Boccacinos, it's on McGill College, just south of of Ste-Catherine. Check out the menu at I recommend the chicken ceasar salad.

      1. M:BRGR on Drummond could be a good option...

        1. Brasserie Brunoise: The daily special runs $14 until 17:00. Tends to be fairly hearty, though there are some lighter (and still pretty affordable) à la carte options.

          La Montée: First and main in the $18-$22 range, desserts $3. They'll send you a typical lunch menu if you ask.

          Ferreira: I believe has a lunch special, though there's no mention of it on their website.

          1. How about Le Biftheque newly opened at Cours Mont Royal?