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Jan 22, 2010 05:14 AM

Lunch on a Saturday.

First, a disclaimer: I love brunch! However, in this case, I'm looking for a place to take 8 people on a Saturday for lunch (so reservations are important). The menu could be a mix of brunch and lunch, I guess that is ok, but I want to order some wine (not mimosas!), so the mood will definitely be more lunch.

Any suggestions?

From a similar previous thread, these were suggested:
- l'Express
- Petit Alep (don't think so, we already go often, and unless the policy is different for lunch, they don't take reservations)
- Lemeac (said to have both their regular and brunch menu)
- The Sparrow (but I'm not sure they have alcohol for and their menu is more brunch, as I recall (but very good))

Anything else? I'm now thinking a bistro might have more Saturday lunch options. Le Continental probably has their regular menu, anyone know?

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  1. According to their website, le Continental opens at 5:30pm every day of the week.
    I enjoy Holder, where they have a mix of brunch and lunch options on Saturdays and Sundays. Their regular wine list is available as well.

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    1. re: alixium

      Stupid of me, I should have checked the hours, thanks for doing the legwork.

      Good rec on Holder, I like that place. However, in this case, I would prefer something in the Mile-End, Laurier, Outremont, or Plateau area (so basically more ''central'', altough it's all relative). Plus, I work in old Montréal, so I try to limit my week-end visit :)

    2. Oh, and I've added non bistro options to my list, like Rumi and Braseiro. Open for lunch Saturday with lunch options and their wine list.

      But so far, nothing has clicked as ideal. The runner up are Lemeac (just afraid it may be a little too pricey), l'Express, and even Chez Levesque, they have a lunch menu at 15.50, even saturday, which is interesting. I'm intrigued by Lemeac's website claim that they have a ''terrasse couverte et chauffé'', it could be nice at lunch if were lucky and it is sunny.