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silviastraka May 26, 2009 08:49 AM

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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    silviastraka May 26, 2009 07:50 PM

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I'll check them out and let you know where we ended up going.

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      poutineguy Jul 19, 2009 06:30 AM

      Too late -- but the cafe at the McCord museum (Sherbrooke between University and McGill College Ave; Tue-Fri) has great cooking, very reasonable prices (<$15), casual atmosphere with table service, nice dessert, but a reservation will be absolutely necessary.

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        The Chemist Jul 20, 2009 08:04 AM

        We take visiting profs here as it's right across the street from our building (chemistry, of course). It's good, simple food. I was surprised.

    2. rwarren May 26, 2009 04:58 PM

      How about Le Biftheque newly opened at Cours Mont Royal?

      1. carswell May 26, 2009 12:56 PM

        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. Alyson777 May 26, 2009 12:50 PM

          M:BRGR on Drummond could be a good option...
          http://www.mbrgr.com/

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            sophiaaa May 26, 2009 12:31 PM

            I like Boccacinos, it's on McGill College, just south of of Ste-Catherine. Check out the menu at http://www.boccacinos.com/bbeta/eng/m... I recommend the chicken ceasar salad.

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              Cornelya May 26, 2009 09:38 AM

              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: http://www.martiniboys.com/Montreal/A...
              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.

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