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Aug 24, 2009 07:50 AM

BYOB for my B-DAY

My birthday is coming in a couple of weeks and my GF wanted to surprise me with a dinner with friends at some BYOW resto. We don't visit BYOW too often so I'M a little at loss. We're looking for something not too expensive, say about $25 a head or so. Something not too fancy with rather uncomplicated food as we have some unadventurous friends while others are. Of the top of my head, I thought of Les Deux Fours for chicken on St-Zotique or Il Piatto Pennio.

What about Nonno's Trattoria? Is it any good? Any idea is welcomed.

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    1. re: Evilbanana11

      Thanks but like I said, some are unadventurous and indian can get quite daring for the untrained palate.

    2. I don't have any off the top of my head, but I'd definitely recommend checking out the guidebook "Montreal's Best BYOB Restaurants" from Vehicule Press. It's a pretty comprehensive guide, so you're sure to find something good in there. They've got an excerpt on their website from the listing for a place called O Thym:

      1. Parthenon, though not if decor matters.

        After some not too glowing reviews, a hound recently gave Terrasse Lafayette a thumbs up (250 Villeneuve Ouest, 514 288-3915). If nothing else, the terrace is quite pleasant.


        Khyber Pass (There's little that's challenging about the cuisine.)

        O'Thym would be hard to get away from for under $30-40.

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        1. re: carswell

          we have enjoyed restaurant La raclette a few times, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices, byob, also meat and fish options, busy when we went on weekends, sorry i couldnt find their website so you could see menu, they are located at corner of 1059 Gilford, we found it when we got lost looking for another restaurant but certainly is good value and we would go back. There were couples, families, groups celebrating birthdays.....they also have enclosed terrace in front.

        2. Thanks all, we'll probably end ud at Les deux fours since it's close to home and will be accomodating to the smaller budgets.

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          1. re: Campofiorin

            Just so you know, I love Les Deux Fours for their Peruvian chicken and fries, but the pizza is not great and I suspect the pasta is not much better. If you don't want be disappointed, order the chicken.