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Dec 5, 2009 03:38 PM

Seeking very fine lunch, not brunch, on a Saturday

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?

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  1. L'Express!

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

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    1. re: nochainsplease

      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!

    2. 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

        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

          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.