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Jan 5, 2010 08:29 AM

Old Montreal Restaurant-recommendations? Near Centaur Theatre

A group of 7 is going to a Saturday matinée play at the Centaur, and we would like your help in deciding on a restaurant for lunch. I like Ganges. Do you have any other suggestions for us?

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  1. IIRC Ganges is not open for lunch on Saturdays. You could try Bonaparte or Le Bourlongeur.

    1. Gandhi.

      Very good Indian cuisine, very close to the Centaur, designed to appeal to the Western palate (i.e., you have to beg for spice) but definitely tasty and well-executed.

      Another Indian resto opened up fairly recently in the OP - Mirchi. But I haven't been.

      Other (non-Indian) spots close by:
      - L'Orignal (chalet-chic
      - Stash Café

      4 Replies
      1. re: nochainsplease

        Gandhi is not open for lunch on Saturdays and neither is L'Orignal.

        1. re: nochainsplease

          Mirchi is great, definetely worth a try. Not sure if they're open for lunch though.

          1. re: nelya

            Oh sorry - I missed the "lunch" part!
            You could also try Verses, in the Hotel Nelligan...

            1. re: nelya

              yes it is. i have been there for a team lunch at work. I really enjoyed the meal, although it's quite expensive for indian food

          2. OP- i am think u want lunch and not specifically Indian

            from what i have seen busy for lunch:
            le bourlingeur and tokyo on st. paul/francois xavier

            S le rest.. @ St Sulpice is abt. @15-20 for sat. lunch, nice ambience as u can see the horse carriages go by (resto is below street level), food?

            love the vibrant ambiance/decor of Barroco ( 1 block down/2 blocks west of Centaur) but is $$ for the value

            3 Replies
            1. re: divya

              I don't think that Barroco does lunch.

              1. re: divya

                You're right divya-Indian is not a requirement. I checked Le Bourlingeur and S@St-Sulpice and neither serves lunch, and as eat2much said, no lunch at Barroco. I'll keep searching.

              2. How about the Pointe-a-Callieres restaurant? It is not big, so you should make a reservation, but the last time I was there food and service were very good.

                1. Never been - but Gibby's? I hear it's a great place...