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May 27, 2009 09:37 PM

Any BYOB Restaurant in Old Mtl or near Crescent St.?

I'm looking for a BYOB restaurant for a rehearsal dinner (can be casual). We'll be ~14 people. I'm looking for a place that is either walking distance of the Basilica Notre-Dame or walking distance from Crescent Street (all rehearsal dinner guests will be staying at the Hotel De La Montagne). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Many thansk -

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  1. My BF quite liked La Trattoria (1551, rue Notre-Dame O corner Guy)...
    It is about a 10 minutes walk from Crescent though.

    1. L'Academie on Crescent fits the bill - I haven't been to that specific location. L'Academie gets a lot of hate on this board though, but I have taken out-of-towners non-foodie there and they liked it. (price is ok, and BYO!)
      You could also hit Steak Frites St-Paul in Old Mtl, also BYOB. It's about $20 for a salad, steak and fries. They have other choices too (salmon for sure).

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      1. re: Em24

        I have been to L'Academie in Laval and the one on St Denis and both times I found the food not great but edible. Nothing I would go out of my way to recommend.
        I pleased my friend by trying the one on Cressent because it's so close to home. I will go as far to say that my meal was disgusting. I don't know how one can screw up pasta but it's possible. I also ordered Lemon Veal and It was like chewing leather. Really awful!! too bad they put so much money into the decor because the food is shameful.

        1. re: Em24

          They also have a Steak Frites on Laurier Avenue above Park. Located where Eduardo's used to be. I think Eduardo's is now on Deluth across from Lacademie. Italien BYOW it's soso...

          Does anyone know if L'entrecote St Jean is BYOW ? They make an awsome Steak Frites...

          There is also a BYOW Thai restaurant thats OK called Souvenirs De Bangkok at 1925, rue Ste-Catherine O corner Fort.

          1. re: Alyson777

            L'Entrecote St. Jean, as far as I know, is not BYOW. It's also not "awsome" by any means.

            1. re: cherylmtl

              I think it's good for the price ! I also haven't been in atleast 2 yrs ...last time I went it was good. I know people who go and love it!

              1. re: cherylmtl

                Definitely not BYOB, though the overpriced wine list is serviceable at best, devoid of excitement. Like the menu, the ingredients, the cooking and the decor ("We could be in Bistroworld, Orlando, FL" is the takeaway quote from the review).

          2. A ten-minute walk west of Crescent is Chez Ennio (1978 De Maisonneuve West, 514 933-8168), a small mom and pop-type red-sauce Italian BYOB. The food's affordable, honest and, nothing to write home about, undoubtedly way better than L'Académie.

            1. Thank you all for the suggestions and reviews. I have left a voicemail to Steak Frites to get more info - their location on St-Paul Street would be perfect as it is close to the rehearsal. I will also try Chez Ennio the next time I'm in Montreal