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finefoodie55 Jun 20, 2010 12:45 PM

Are there any good restaurants on "Restaurant Row" overlooking the canal.I have not been in over 10 years and then there was not a standout restaurant then.Help please, could be a great summer eating spot .

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  1. porker RE: finefoodie55 Jun 21, 2010 06:39 AM

    I always suggest El Meson, a family run (two brothers and their wives) Mexican restauarant. They have a small deck facing the street as well as a large terrace out back.
    Depending on whose on, they will try to accomodate special requests.

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      InterFoodie RE: porker Jun 21, 2010 11:41 AM

      I am not big on mexican food but I have been to El Messon and its great. The service is charming and the food is very good, would def go back.

    2. hungryann RE: finefoodie55 Jun 21, 2010 07:54 PM

      Ditto for El Meson. There's also some Italian restaurant on that strip which has been mentioned as being good, I don't recall the name, as I'm not a huge fan of Italian fare.

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        Rustik33 RE: hungryann Jun 21, 2010 08:20 PM

        El meson is very good indeed, and the terrasse is enjoyable.

        There is a nice chinese restaurant too, very close to El Meson. Orichine - It's been a while (3 years ?), I remember having a good meal there - but it would be worth checking for recent reviews...

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          porker RE: hungryann Jun 22, 2010 03:21 AM

          Lotsa people (including the now broadcasting-out-west Terry Dimonte) rave about Il Fornetto. I think its more of a place to be seen rather than a chow joint. Although I haven't eaten there in years, I liked low-key Pasta Andrea a coupla blocks away.

          Pasta Andrea
          1718 Boul Saint-Joseph, Lachine, QC H8S2N2, CA

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          sweettoothMTL RE: finefoodie55 Apr 11, 2011 11:18 AM

          Same topic, in anticipation of this summer, but I'm interested in places for lunch time, it would be part of a bike ride on the Canal, coming in from the east, we make it to parc René-Levesque then grab some lunch outside, ideally facing the canal, and back. Doesn't have to be fancy at all. I understand we could just grab some take-out and picnic, so if there are some more interesting takeout options, let me know as well.


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