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Montreal--Downtown Late Night Dining

Ora Jul 2, 2009 09:56 PM

Does good late night dining exist in downtown Montreal? Late night is a kitchen that is open after 11:30PM. We just had a n awful meal at Les 3 Brasseurs because it was one of the few places that we could actually find open near midnight on Ste Catherine. Are there some hidden gems? We have a car and we we are willing to drive for decent food late at night.

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    Maximilien Jul 3, 2009 03:40 AM

    You could try "Chez Alexandre", web sites says the kitchen is open up to 2am.


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    1. re: Maximilien
      Ora Jul 3, 2009 07:50 AM

      We've eaten there during regular hours. Its OK, nothing great, barely good.

    2. buzz_sapien Jul 3, 2009 03:55 AM

      If you want real food, l'Express on St-Denis has a late kitchen. Otherwise your best late-nite street snack in downtown will be the one and only Boustan on Crescent just above de Maisonneuve.

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      1. re: buzz_sapien
        Ora Jul 3, 2009 07:51 AM

        Yes, we keep hearing of Boustan, something tells me we'll be there tonight. And we may try L'Express for Sat Brunch. Thanks.

        1. re: Ora
          SnackHappy Jul 3, 2009 08:30 AM

          L'Express does not serve brunch. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. So depending on the time you go you will be offered either a breakfast or lunch menu.

          1. re: Ora
            tombombadillo Jul 3, 2009 10:06 AM

            would avoid Boustan, the meats are left over, and their pita is like cardboard, for a bit of a more upscale Le Ferriera on Peel has portuguese upscalr cuisine and is open late, also I think La Montee is open late also

        2. kpzoo Jul 3, 2009 06:21 AM

          Dunn's isn't fine dining, but it has some decent items (matzo ball soup, fries, club, grilled-chicken club) and I'm pretty sure it's open 24 hrs. 1249 Metcalfe - corner Ste-Catherine

          A few Chinatown places are open very late, check out Beijing, VIP, Hong Kong. (may want to call first to be sure of hours)

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          1. re: kpzoo
            Ora Jul 3, 2009 07:52 AM

            OK--keep those suggestions coming--thanks!

            1. re: Ora
              kpzoo Jul 3, 2009 08:36 AM

              Also, once again, not fine dining, but Schwartz's is open til 12:30 on weekdays, and between 1:30 & 2:30 am on weekends, and you're certainly less likely to have to wait in line. A good time to get your smoked-meat fix:


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