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first night in Montreal - which would you choose?

lulu25j Aug 13, 2010 10:32 AM

We will have had a long day of travel and it will be a late dinner and then bed - we are staying in the old town -
Garde Manger

good food, good wine, casual. A nice welcome meal to Montreal..

Thanks for any opinions!

  1. cherylmtl Aug 13, 2010 05:08 PM

    IMHO, if it's a late dinner, you're probably best off with Holder. More relaxed than DNA, and quieter (sort of) than Garde Manger, which tends to morph into a bar later in the evening. DNA might have better food, but it's not as casual, and if you're like me, probably not what you're looking for after a long day of travel. Or you could try Da Emma...

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      kpaxonite Aug 13, 2010 02:24 PM

      Without a doubt, go to DNA.

      ps if you arrive between 5 and 7 the wine is half price

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        Maximilien Aug 13, 2010 12:59 PM

        I'd go with DNA.

        but all three are ok; but will probably be hard to get a reservation at "Garde Manger".

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        1. re: Maximilien
          SourberryLily Aug 13, 2010 02:37 PM

          I'd go with Garde-Manger but as Maximilien said, you need a reservation well in advance.

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          marblebag Aug 13, 2010 12:24 PM

          I've been to Holder so I'd go with Garde Manger first if possible based on all the raves here and elsewhere.

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