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Seeking very fine lunch, not brunch, on a Saturday

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vjb Dec 5, 2009 03:38 PM

I've noticed that many very fine restaurants in Montreal are open only in the evening (Bronte comes to mind), but I would like to have an excellent meal at lunchtime on a Saturday. What I do not want, however, is brunch (eggs, brioche and so on). Any suggestions?

  1. m
    Maximilien Dec 8, 2009 02:35 PM

    Lemeac is good.

    You could go to either Sparrow or Réservoir and eat more "lunch" food than "brunch" food.

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    1. re: Maximilien
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      sweettoothMTL Jan 4, 2010 12:09 PM

      Interested in this, as I'm also planning a Saturday lunch in January for a birthday. I was thinking of Lemeac or the Sparrow. You're saying both these places will also offer the regular ''carte'' menu for lunch if people don't feel like the brunch menu?

      1. re: sweettoothMTL
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        Maximilien Jan 4, 2010 12:16 PM

        Lemeac is a french style "brasserie", so most of their menu is "à la carte", they have a small brunch selection on weekends.

        Sparrow only have a brunch menu on weekends (and a lunch menu during the week); but it's a very fine brunch menu with good comforting food.

    2. nochainsplease Dec 8, 2009 01:01 PM

      L'Express!

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      L'Express Restaurant
      3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M4, CA

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        thebenc Jan 4, 2010 07:02 PM

        I'd say Le Petit Alep. The decor leans more towards to the casual bistro side, but the food is of the highest quality. Dishes for the most part come with a small accompaniment of fries and fattouche, but you'd be well served to order a variety of their mezzes and salads, and pig out.

        re; this wasn't meant to be response to the L'Express suggestion (another great option). Sorry!

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