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Nov 25, 2009 09:53 AM

Dining for 1 in Montreal?

I'll be in Montreal this weekend and dining by myself. I'd appreciate recommendations for a quality place where I'd be comfortable on Saturday night. Any good bistros where I wouldn't feel conspicuous taking up a table?

Also, any suggestions for Sunday breakfast/brunch in Old Montreal?


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  1. You could go somewhere where you could eat at the bar like Leméac, L'Express, Au Pied de Cochon, La Fabrique and many more.

    1. I love eating alone at a bar and in a big city people rarely stare at you because we are used to it. A couple of places where I loved having dinner by myself are:

      Continental (french bistro), Misto (nice Italian with a twist), Les 3 p'tits bouchons (excellent food with very nice biological wine by the glass), M sur Masson (the food is excellent but there are only 3 places at the bar so you have to make a reservation), Chez Roger (a carnivore's delight, one of the best steak tartares I have eaten).

      Those are some of the places I am thinking of at the top of my head where you won't feel out of place.

      1. This recent thread, and the ones linked within, may be useful to you:

        For breakfast in Old Montreal:

        1. Thanks much for these suggestions. I think I know where I'll go now.

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          1. re: mkc

            Please do come back and let us know where you ended up going and how your experience was - it'll be helpful to others in the same boat in the future.

            Have a great visit!

            1. re: mkc

              Pinxo also has bar seats, and should make a great evening with its tapas and nice wine offerings.