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duckiedmud Mar 8, 2010 05:49 PM

Anyone know of restaurants in Montreal that have a nice salad bar like Deligence did years ago.

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    kpaxonite Mar 10, 2010 03:55 PM

    It isnt a salad bar but you see them make the salad in front of you and you can choose the ingredients: letuce to go(its a chain there are quite a few downtown) and there is another I forget the name but its something like chop chop

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      westaust Mar 11, 2010 06:45 AM

      Names to help the OP search

      laitue et go (locations at pvm and cathedrale)
      chop crazy (locations at simon's and gare centrale)

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        OliverB Mar 13, 2010 08:04 AM

        Not a salad bar... but Juliet et Chocolat has decent meal sized salads.

        I took my little sister last night for dessert crepes and chocolates and ended up ordering a fairly good salad with asparagus, corn, cheese crisps and some sort of crispy bread webbed over the top. It was pretty good, though not amazing or anything but surely better than Le Commensal! I think Le Jardin Nelson also makes some pretty good meal salads if memory serves, but I'm not a huge fan of the food there so it's been years since I've been (except for a decent breakfrast/brunch last summer)

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      PadmeSkywalker Mar 10, 2010 03:45 PM

      I work downtown and sometimes I go to the salad bar at Dame Nature in the Gare Centrale. They have the usual lettuce and standard veggies but also things like hummus, scallop salad, french green bean salad, pasta salad etc.. If you work nearby it is worth a trip for lunch or if you happen to be in the area but I wouldn't go out of my way to go there. Otherwise there is always Le Commensal which is a vegetarian/vegan salad bar/hot buffet which also has a dessert area.

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        jptimbaud Mar 11, 2010 06:15 AM

        Although quite tasty, I think their scallops might be fake, they are much too uniform in size and shape...

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          afoodyear Mar 12, 2010 09:48 AM

          What exactly is a fake scallop made out of?

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            jptimbaud Mar 12, 2010 10:51 AM

            I don't know. Google's telling me all kinds of things: surimi, pollock, skate, shark...

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              rcianci Mar 12, 2010 10:59 AM

              My guess would be surimi. Inexpensive fish, finely ground, mixed with starch, sugar, salt, and scallop flavor, then steamed. I hear they bounce.

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                PadmeSkywalker Mar 12, 2010 03:10 PM

                I'm curious now. Next time I'm there I'll ask if they're real or not.

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        Matash Mar 10, 2010 02:42 PM

        I heard there is one at Casa Grecque on the west Island (never tried)

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          kpaxonite Mar 8, 2010 06:25 PM

          I have no clue if they do; but I suspect vichy's might have one but it wouldnt be called 'nice'

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            Maximilien Mar 8, 2010 06:13 PM

            nope, except maybe "Le Commensal" .

            (and I just read on their webbie that they have a maximum price per plate, up to $13 for lunch and $16 for dinner,)

            "Depuis le 23 novembre 2009, tous les restaurants Commensal ont adopté la politique du Prix Maximum. Ainsi, peu importe la quantité de mets sains et savoureux que vous mettez dans votre assiette, vous ne payez jamais plus que 12,95 $ le midi ou 15,95 $ le soir. Et chez Commensal, vous n'avez aucun pourboire à verser!"

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              celfie Mar 8, 2010 06:20 PM

              scores has one
              it's not that good but everything is fresh and there is variety
              also unlimited soup

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