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Where to eat before Canadians Game?

ptwasheater Feb 8, 2010 03:51 PM

We're heading to Montreal for the Canadians game on Sat 2/20. Is there a good place to eat nearby Bell Center?

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    kpaxonite RE: ptwasheater Feb 8, 2010 03:58 PM

    Depends what you want.

    Pub: ye olde orchard on mountain and rene levesque
    French: I hated it but many people seem to like it- La coupole , same corner but on rene levesque ... might be bit too fancy for a hockey night but they have a special table d hote on those nights for 35 dollars (Decca 77 is also the same price on stanley and rene levesque, very good)
    Italian: Marinara on Stanley near rene levesque- good value

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      Campofiorin RE: ptwasheater Feb 9, 2010 05:26 AM

      I'd suggest Decca77 right next to Bell Center. By the way, Canadians are people from Canada, Canadiens is the hockey team ;).

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        GTAMOM2 RE: ptwasheater Feb 9, 2010 05:43 AM

        You might want to check the date on your tickets! The Canadians are not playing on Feb 20 - there are no NHL games - they are on a break for the Winter Olympics

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          sweettoothMTL RE: ptwasheater Feb 9, 2010 06:42 AM

          I'll second the depends what you want. If your looking for a good meal, I agree Decca77 is probably the safest/closest bet combination, altough it's not a beer and burger place.
          Arlequino, on Drummond above René-Lévesque, has italian style pizza. Otherwise, you start going higher up into downtown, and then sky is the limit, as the options increase Exponentially. I like the pub food at Brutopia, and the beer is very good if you want to stick with the hockey theme.

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            mak2k RE: ptwasheater Feb 9, 2010 06:44 AM

            Actually the lower end of bishop isn't TOO far away either.. I like the food at the Irish Embassy and their beer is pretty good too

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              Glaff RE: mak2k Feb 9, 2010 08:14 AM

              Newtown now have a special pre-game menu. 3 course for 33$

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              ptwasheater RE: ptwasheater Feb 10, 2010 05:29 PM

              Sorry about the Canadian/Canadiens faux pas. My husband and son are really embarrassed. Thanks for the help. I think we'll stick with a more casual place like the pubs mentioned. Any other ideas are appreciated!

              Go Habs!

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                kpaxonite RE: ptwasheater Feb 10, 2010 05:35 PM

                its / go habs go!

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