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Easter brunch

ggom1 Mar 23, 2010 09:26 PM

My friend and I will be visiting Montreal for Easter weekend and I was wondering what our best Sunday brunch options would be. Is there anything special happening we should keep an eye out for?

From reading messages here, it looks like Reservoir or The Sparrow might be the best options? Or if we decide to go for a buffet, maybe Vieux Port? How about the hotels - do any of them serve particularly good or interesting brunches?

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    Jasper1 RE: ggom1 Mar 23, 2010 11:13 PM

    The Montrealais and Beaver Club in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel usually serve up very nice brunch spreads. Chateau Vaudreuil in Vaudreuil is a bit of a hike outside of the city (about 25 km from downtown), but they are right on the lake with a scenic view... also very nice, if you like a more mediterranean/Italian theme to the brunch.

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      ggom1 RE: Jasper1 Mar 24, 2010 10:18 AM

      We don't have a car but will keep the Queen Elizabeth in mind, thanks!

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      crispy1 RE: ggom1 Mar 25, 2010 02:47 PM

      2 years ago we celebrated easter brunch at the Renoir Restaurant in the sofitel Hotel on Sherbrooke. It was lovely with a vast choice and superb desserts. It may be a tad pricey but I found it to be good value considering the location, ambiance and choice.

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        moh RE: crispy1 Mar 25, 2010 02:54 PM

        I have not had the easter brunch at Renoir, but as far as hotel restos go, Renoir has always been very good when I've gone. I'd be willing to give it a go based in my past experiences. I agree it is good value as far as hotel restos go.

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          westaust RE: crispy1 Mar 26, 2010 07:54 AM

          It seems like a really nice brunch from the menu posted on their website


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            moh RE: westaust Mar 26, 2010 08:31 AM

            Goodness! Thanks for posting that, that menu does sound great! hmmm, what am I doing easter brunch....

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          causeimhungry RE: ggom1 Mar 26, 2010 05:28 PM

          I too was looking into Easter brunch. I saw that Restaurant du Vieux-Port does holiday brunches. Has anyone tried it? Any good? It says the price is 24$ but their "special holiday brunches" would be extra.

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            harbars RE: ggom1 Mar 20, 2011 12:15 PM

            http://www.vinomontreal.com/pdf/VINO_... - they do good brunch and nice ambiance!

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              OliverB RE: ggom1 Mar 20, 2011 03:56 PM

              I'm not sure if they take res. for brunch, but if you want something special and unique, consider driving 45 mins. to Chateau Montebello (between Montreal and Ottawa) for their gastronomic Sunday Brunch in the historic Aux Chantignoles dining hall overlooking the river. I'm sure their fixed Easter menu will be exceptional... it's a feast well worth the trip in beautiful surroundings, with plenty of atmosphere to spare! You can cap it off with digestifs and cocktails in the lobby bar sprawled out in antique leather armchairs by the towering stone fireplace beneath massive log beamed ceilings! I think they charge about $45 + tax p/p

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                superbossmom RE: OliverB Mar 22, 2011 02:42 AM

                Lemeac on Laurier has a great brunch, they have 2 seatings on Easter day; reserve early.
                It's not a lunch/brunch though with a big spread, it's a nice variety of breakfast dishes.

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