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New ideas for Saturday night

montreal traveller Dec 15, 2009 08:06 AM

Afternoon All
Will be back in town this week on business, staying at the Hilton Garden on Peter Street
I have 2 days solo which I will likely hit my old haunts of eating at the bar at JK wine bar and Starfish
Saturday evening 2 friends are joining me to see a late show (10 pm start)at the Horseshoe(Queen/Spadina)
In the past we have done Terroni,KI, The Keg, Rivoli etc..Anything new in walkable distance from the hotel or the Horsehoe that I should check out for that evening-if they take reservations it would be even better.
Can be mid-to mid high price wise-and cuisine is pretty open as well, except Indian or similar spiced foods.
Thanks all

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  1. Dimbulb RE: montreal traveller Dec 15, 2009 08:19 AM

    Jamie Kennedy sold the Wine Bar a couple of months back. Try Tutti Matto or Crush. Jules on Spadina just south of the 'Shoe is a cute French bistro. Nota Bene if you want to go upmarket.

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      montreal traveller RE: Dimbulb Dec 15, 2009 10:50 AM

      Thanks for the heads up on JK, it's still open despite the sale?
      Any other tips for Saturday night would be great-

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        Tatai RE: montreal traveller Dec 15, 2009 12:42 PM

        The Wine Bar, as it's now called, is still open under new owners, two of whom were former chef and pastry chef at Jamie's establishments. http://www.9church.com/

        Jamie Kennedy's Gilead Cafe, which he still owns and operates, will be turned into a bistro in January, to be open on evenings, too. http://www.jamiekennedy.ca/content/re...

    2. Rabbit RE: montreal traveller Dec 15, 2009 12:47 PM

      I second the recommendations for Tutti Matti and Crush. Crush, in particular, is also very user-friendly to the solo diner if you're into eating at the bar. I also really like Le Select (walking distance from your hotel) which has a great zinc bar for dining-with-self.

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        montreal traveller RE: Rabbit Dec 15, 2009 12:51 PM

        Thanks all-
        The Saturday night in question I will not be solo,but the other 2 indeed
        I had forgotten about Crush, and have not been to select yet, but it too looks promising

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        tasoid RE: montreal traveller Dec 16, 2009 02:56 AM

        Try Buca, the new hot spot on King. Good food and lots of wines.

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