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5 days in Montreal

Hi all! I live in Florida. I spent a month in Montreal in 1999, doing summer study @ McGill. I don't remember all the places where I ate in 1999, and I'm sure places have come and gone. But I remember eating amazing Mexican food, amazing Chinese food, and loving the french fries with gravy!

My husband and I are going back for 5 days in September for our 10th anniversary. Here is what I have so far, from searching the board, including the Quintessential and Best Of threads:

* Rent bicycles and eat at a terasse on St. Denis
* Poutine
* Schwartz
* Bagels

What else would be fun, delicious, and/or essential? We will want one distinctly French meal, any price range, as long as it is excellent food. We also enjoy Indian, fish/seafood, sushi, and pretty much anything else, except I don't eat spicy.

We will want one nice celebration dinner. I have read mixed about Europea, and I would like to know what else to consider. We are staying at the Omni.

Thanks much!

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

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  1. I would add Au Pied de Cochon. I make it a point to visit this place (more than once if I can) whenever I visit Montreal.

    1. For Indian, Bombay Choupati - call me, I'll act as chauffeur and introduce you to a lovely eating experience and lovely people.

      1. Not that it needs to be seconded, but I'll second Au Pied de Cochon anyway. It's a memorable meal. I don't think we would have gone if they didn't have their seafood menu (we were there in July; not sure about September) because my s/o doesn't eat meat. Turned out great for everyone.

        1. For fish go to Cafe Ferreira it is pricey but absolutely wonderful. (2 min walk from omni)

          For your celebration dinner consider Club Chasse et peche in the old port (25 min walk 5 minute cab)

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          1. re: kpaxonite

            CC&P is in Old Montreal, not in the Old Port.

          2. A fun place to eat:

            Kazu
            Chowhound thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/695351

            Japanese. It's a fun & enjoyable place. Really small, so go there at a time before you usually eat because there might be a small lineup outside. They have a really interesting menu and the focus isn't on sushi!!! (yes they do have some).

            It is currently my favorite place at the moment, and judging from the number of people who wait outside when I ate there, others as well :)