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2 Montreal Lunch for a single dude ... this thursday and friday.

Maximilien May 31, 2010 05:01 PM

(since I'm a regular here, I should know better, but I'm not really into "lunch")

Looking for something "downtown-ish", could be plateau, downtown, old-montreal, but not really further.

I have two day off while attending the Mutek festival and it's around my birthday and want to take up on the chance of trying a couple of restaurants for lunch.

Couple of ideas I have :
Europea (business lunch ?) ?
Andiamo ?
La Chronique (not downtown, but close to home)
Le Club Chasse et Pèche

I love chinese and indian, but I feel it's not fun eating there alone.

I probably will try the better one on thursday and find something more relaxed on friday .

Thanks for any suggestions.


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

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    mak2k RE: Maximilien Jun 1, 2010 06:43 AM

    try the ramen at kazu (apparently it's only available during lunch time).

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      Mr F RE: Maximilien Jun 1, 2010 10:42 AM

      It might be slightly past your geographic limits (though almost "Plateau", so I'll throw it out there), but if you haven't been to the Sparrow for lunch yet, it's well worth it.

      No problem as a solo diner; there are at least four or five seats at the bar.

      Either show up a few minutes before they open (noon) or towards 1:00. Otherwise you risk waiting, because like a lot of places in the area it has an intense lunch rush due to nearby Ubisoft. But it might not be so hard to get a single at the bar even in mid-rush.

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        theproo RE: Maximilien Jun 1, 2010 01:10 PM

        Olive & Gourmando in the Old Port (351 Rue Saint Paul Ouest). Go early, it's always packed

        1. waziboy RE: Maximilien Jun 2, 2010 07:41 AM

          Sparrow is an interesting choice. I would consider Milos as well, they have great lunch specials.

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            mainsqueeze RE: waziboy Jun 2, 2010 02:28 PM

            In the same vein, Reservoir might be a good option for a relaxed lunch. I like Titanic for lunch in Old Montreal. If you like Chinese Dumplings you could try Qing Hua - you can order half orders of dumplings.

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            thomasein RE: Maximilien Jun 3, 2010 03:17 AM

            You might wish to add La Porte to your list. Also I have heard raves about the lunch menu at Portus Calle.

            La Porte Restaurant
            3627 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X2V5, CA

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