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finefoodie55 Feb 26, 2010 06:56 AM

Have a friend from NYC coming to Montreal and he is keen on a really great Steak Tartare. My old reliable fall backs are L'Express and Le Continental . Anything new out there that is truly wonderful ?

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    sharkbait88 RE: finefoodie55 Feb 26, 2010 07:45 AM

    last time i went to au pied du cochon, my friend had a bison steak tartare of which i had some and he said it was the best he's ever had. i thought it was equally great, but that was the first time i had steak tartare.

    1. NickMontreal RE: finefoodie55 Feb 26, 2010 10:50 AM

      There is a Tartare Bar on Prince Arthur just west of St. Laurent. Anyone tried this place?

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        hala RE: NickMontreal Mar 1, 2010 12:40 PM

        good but not earth shattering.

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          montrealwaitress RE: NickMontreal Mar 1, 2010 03:33 PM

          Marche 27 - it's pretty good. They let you pick your meat and your seasoning. Some combos are better than others. They usually have beef, tuna, duck, salmon and sometimes bison. I love their fries.

        2. alixium RE: finefoodie55 Feb 26, 2010 06:53 PM

          I really enjoyed the beef tartare at Lemeac. It is quite relevé (spicy), in a good way. Plus, it is available with the after-10pm special, which makes it a great deal.

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            erich wiess RE: finefoodie55 Feb 28, 2010 09:21 AM

            I'm rarely disappointed by Brasserie Holder in old montreal. The room is handsome, the service competent, both the tartare and the frites are good, and the prices are reasonable.

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              Darren_Mtl RE: finefoodie55 Mar 2, 2010 11:30 AM

              Au Pied De Cochon is really wonderful. I agree about Holder Restaurant -> never dissappointed and I went to Tapeo last weekend and it was phenomenal. Boom!

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                westaust RE: finefoodie55 Mar 2, 2010 12:20 PM

                I will add a third voice in favour of Holder, never been disappointed over there.

                Another good tartare is at Thursday's, the restaurant on the top floor

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                  JohnnyGeWiz RE: finefoodie55 Mar 4, 2010 10:02 AM

                  I'd second the recommendation on Tapeo. Went there last night amid the crowd (on a Wednesday nite!!!) and the tartare was exceptional. Make sure you stay with the waiter's recommendation of "bien releve". An amazing dish..

                  Oh and the rest of the menu selections were pretty awesome as well. Really enjoyed it but gotta make reservations. Well worth it. Tapas heaven!!!

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