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Jul 20, 2010 09:23 AM

Sunday brunch in Old Montreal

Early August visit, ideally on terrasse, walking distance from where we're staying, Hotel Place D'Armes. Asking too much?

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  1. I stayed one night (the night of my Canadian wedding reception) with my husband at the Hotel Place D'Armes. It was...okay.

    Anyway, I don't have any suggestion for Old Montreal brunch places, but a nice stroll around should fill in any gaps for you.

    1. Le Cartet is walkable (about 4 blocks?) and offers a solid brunch

      Le Cartet
      106 Rue McGill, Montreal, QC H2Y, CA

      1. My friend told me she recently had a surprisingly enjoyable meal at Jardin Nelson. They're known for their terrasse and their crepes. I haven't been there myself.

        Le Cartet is nice but I don't think they have a terrasse.

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          1. Suite 701, which is in your hotel has one of the nicest terrasses in the city! I'm not sure they have a sunday brunch but if they do just take the elevator to the roof. Cartet, Holders are both great but no terasse. Unfortunately everything else around are tourist traps.

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            1. re: showthyme

              Vallier, at 425 McGill also has a good brunch, and a few tables on the sidewalk,
              I think Cartet had a few tables outside also.

              1. re: superbossmom

                We had brunch last weekend at l'arrivage 2nd floor restaurant of archeology museum and it was busy. We didnt have reservations unlike most people so had to wait 15 minutes for balcony table outside (they did offer inside tables but we wanted view of old port and activities) it was well worth the wait. They have the usual variety of breakfast dishes with special extras added, suggest you try the breakfast special which includes variety of dishes+coffee, dessert but there is also fish, dish of the day, pasta dish. I had the omelette with duck confit etc and found it too heavy, the special breakfast ordered by partner was much better. Service was slow at our table but otherwise very pleasant place for brunch. Soup or salad was included with all dishes and my sweet potato soup was delicious.