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Downtown Business Lunch - No peanuts & Veg. friendly

Andria Dec 10, 2009 06:30 PM

We are looking for a place to have a nice business lunch downtown... not too far from Ste. Catherine/Crescent. Two challenges: vegetarian friendly for one person and no nuts due to allergies for another. Who can help me out here?

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  1. kpzoo RE: Andria Dec 10, 2009 07:09 PM

    If you need an absolutely nut-free restaurant one of the only options is Zero 8. They have a few veggie options.

    1735 Saint-Denis
    http://www.zero8.com/
    514 658 5552

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      Andria RE: kpzoo Dec 10, 2009 07:25 PM

      My nut allergy person is ok around them, just as long as she doesn't ingest them herself. I really need something closer. But thanks for that recommendation... I never heard of the place.

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        Chocolatine RE: Andria Dec 10, 2009 07:34 PM

        I would suggest Europea... they have a great lunch special. The current 29,50$ menu doesn't list a veg option but I would call to check. And "no nuts" is certainly possible.
        http://europea.ca/

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          Andria RE: Chocolatine Dec 11, 2009 08:51 AM

          Ah see, this was my first choice. Even though I am paying, they feel it is too pricey.

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            cherylmtl RE: Andria Dec 11, 2009 09:52 AM

            How about Newtown?

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              Andria RE: cherylmtl Dec 11, 2009 10:11 AM

              I haven't tried it... tell me more about it.

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                cherylmtl RE: Andria Dec 11, 2009 01:01 PM

                The former chef and pastry chef from Laloux are there now - I ate there last month, and had a very nice meal. There are actually two dining areas - one is the lounge on the main floor, where the food is more casual fare, and the other is upstairs, which is fancier (but as I just noticed when I checked, is not open for lunch, only dinner - so downstairs would be your only lunch option). It's on Crescent at de Maisonneuve.

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                  bigfellow RE: cherylmtl Dec 11, 2009 10:16 PM

                  Newtown has improved with the new people running the kitchen. The desserts are kick a**!

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      Emeraldblack RE: Andria Dec 11, 2009 03:19 PM

      Allo Inde is over on Stanley and, as with most Indian restos very vegetarian friendly meals available and quite classy. Their sag paneer is a winner in my books.

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