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Apr 27, 2010 11:01 AM

Out-of-towner needs help. Looking for something close to Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

I haven't been to Montreal in years, but find myself in charge of organizing a dinner for 6 - 8 people when I'm in town in June for a conference. We're all going to be staying at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, so something within walking distance would be perfect.

This will be a business dinner, so cost isn't a huge issue. We would however like something at least worth the cost, and with an atmosphere conducive to conversation. A little bit of fun would be good too!

I've read through all of the "best-of" and "recommendations" threads. The problem that I'm having is trying to figure out where some of these restaurants are, and also a few of them seem to have French only websites.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Hi! If you list some of the restaurants you're interested in, I'm sure we can help with the location. :-)

    Have heard good things about Ferreira but haven't been myself. It's at 1446 Peel, walkable from your hotel. (watch the music)

    1. Europea would also be a great choice! It's on De la Montagne, so maybe a 10-minute walk from your hotel... but definitely worth it!

      1227, rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC H3G1Z2, CA

      1. Decca 77 on the corner of Rene Levesque and Drummond is a good choice as they are business oriented ( if you need a quiet corner they will try to accommodate )and have a varied menu to please all tastes.

        Decca 77
        1077, rue Drummond, Montréal, QC H3B 4X4, CA

        1. Within close walking distance of the Queen Elizabeth, I would suggest Le Piment Rouge. High quality Chinese cuisine (both authentic and North American Chinese style items), massive wine program, beautiful dining rooms in the historic Windsor building with views of Dominion Square.

          Within approx. two miles but not walking distance, try Toqué and Club Chasse et Peche. Beautiful locations in Old Montreal. Toque is in a modern building, and Chasse et Peche in a historic building. French influenced, with also big wine programs and appropriate settings for business dinners.

          All three are popular and well established restaurants for high-end business dining in Montreal. Even when packed, they have generous table spacing and manageable noise levels for business conversations.

          Toqué and Le Piment Rouge have French/English bilingual websites:

          Chasse et Peche has only a French website, but with English menu:

          Enjoy your visit to Montreal!