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Jul 4, 2009 01:56 PM

3 Courses - up to $100/head - Montreal

Based on the following criteria, where would you recommend?

*3 courses for no more than $100 (including tip, but not including wine)
*no dietary restrictions, but prefer lighter food, as it will be summer
*prefer the idea of nouveau cuisine/fusion/chef's own creations/whatever you wanna call it
*would also consider Japanese, or any cuisine specific to Montreal/Quebec/Canada
*it's all about the food - not the location or atmosphere
*proximity to Anne ma sœur Anne an advantage, but not a necessity...

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  1. Cocagne on St-Denis is close to that :
    They have (or at least it's still on their site), an asparagus tasting menu for $60.

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    1. re: Maximilien

      That's pretty inexpensive. Is it good?

      1. re: Onara

        What restaurants out there are offering a 3 course tasting menu that's more than $100?!

        1. re: afoodyear

          First of all, there's no such thing as a three course tasting menu. That would be a prix fixe or a table d'hote. Secondly, spending 75$ before tax and tip on an appetiser, main and dessert is pretty easy in any upscale Montreal restaurant.

          1. re: SnackHappy

            Huh. Color me ignorant. Obviously I don't do fine dining that often, but I was certainly surprised at the idea of mains in excess of $50 per person for table d'hote, or even a la carte, in Montreal. Haven't come across it :)

    2. I've said 'up to $100'

      I'm quite happy to spend less (though, maybe I was wrong to assume there were places in Montreal where I could spend more)

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      1. re: Onara

        For a memorable feast, in the tasting-menu style (i.e. about a dozen different small wonderful dishes), I'd suggest Europea. Their table d'hôte is 57$ before tax/tip, so clearly below your limit. And it's worth every penny.

        1. re: Onara

          :) My apologies for derailing your thread a bit.

          Pintxo offers a 5 dish (4 chef's choice pintxos and a main of your choice) selection that comes in 3 courses for only $30 - add a dessert of your choice and you can easily still squeeze wine in for significantly less than $100 per person. Not immediate walking distance from your hotel, but certainly walkable. I recommend the beef cheek or fish of the day (usually black cod).

        2. La Montee has 4 courses for $55. Also recommended.

          1. Europea & La Montee look ideal

            Thank you!

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            1. re: Onara

              tried the full tasting menu at La Montee over the weekend, it was fantastic! for $65, it felt like an easy choice to pay $10 more and get 3 more courses, though the entire table has to go with the tasting. i noticed your other post on the Toronto board, and have to say that this place was so good for the price, and i only wish Toronto had something comparable.

            2. Checkout Le Club Chasse et Peche and Au Pied de Cochon. First strike is that neither are particularly light, but if you're coming from Sydney, both have distinct Quebecois influence and are really memorable and unique.


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              1. re: Rabbit


                Le Club Chasse et Peche in particular looks good

                And I think La Montee is on the short list, too

                1. re: Rabbit

                  I agree w/Rabbit! Le Club Chasse et Peche was our best dinner (so good we went back for lunch the next day) while we were in Montreal. APDC is just the most well known, and if you like foie, it's the place to go. Dishes vary, and I'd recommend the Duck In A Can.

                  We did some pretty extensive write ups (with photos and menus) for the entire trip:

                  I also enjoyed the Swar at Amal Bohsali, though it's quite a trek out of the main city. Jean Talon would be fun to visit in general. Joe Beef was interesting, (the rabbit dish was reaaaally yummy, even after all that we had eaten). And McKiernan, I didn't get to, but I hear has a fab brunch.

                  1. re: jlunar

                    Loved the trip blog (and photos), jlunar.

                    And agree that a trip to Jean Talon would be very worthwhile if you have the time, Onara.

                    1. re: Rabbit

                      Thanks Rabbit! It's rather useful, I've found. I've had no less than three friends ask me where to eat in Montreal and all I had to do was send them the link...!