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Aug 30, 2010 11:11 AM

Marriage proposal recommendations

I will be in Montreal Sept 9 - 12 and I plan on proposing to my girlfriend. I am considering a restaurant and figured this would be the place to get some great suggestions. I will be staying in old Montreal and would love a fine dining romantic restaurant.

If you could recommend a restaurant and best day of the week. I can do it on a Thursday or Friday. I am sure the restaurants get busier as the weekend approaches. If you know of any additional accommodations a restaurant can make please be sure to mention them. i.e. more private room, package, music etc..

We are open to various types of food.


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  1. Club Chasse et Peche ...

    and I dont know exactly what kind of accommodations you want but Im sure if you call in advance something could be arranged.

    4 Replies
    1. re: kpaxonite

      Hehe look who's come from TA's board. Good for you, this is a great site i'm sure the others will have loads of great suggestions =D

      +1 for Club Chasse et Pêche. It's one of the best restaurants in Montreal. Reservations are a MUST.

      DNA might be great too, the decor is beautiful and modern and the service is excellent. Go early if you want it to be quieter. Here, found a detailed review from some time back:

      1. re: SourberryLily

        Hello Lilly, yeah i am contemplating a restaurant, so I know some good advice can be found here. It can never hurt to have too much information ;)

        Around how far in advance do i need to make reservations?

        1. re: jefftravels

          I'd make them ASAP - it's only 10 days away and some of these places are very popular. The sooner, the better to nab your top choice! :-)

          1. re: kpzoo

            ASAP for Club Chasse et Peche. DNA is slightly less critical, I pass-by and there is often room. But i'd make them the night before.

    2. Perhaps a postprandial popping of the question while being whisked through the old town in a horse-drawn caleche. For this I would propose (!) a flask of cognac and a couple of snifters or, if you can find a way to hide them, a split of champagne and flutes.

      I confess I was going to do exactly this myself some 13 years ago, but found myself unable to find a caleche after dinner - I have no idea how we found ourselves on the only caleche-free summer evening in the history of Old Montreal...

      I had to improvise with a proposal on the waterfront. Fortunately the answer to the question was the one I had hoped for. All’s well that ends well.

      Good luck.

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      1. re: erich wiess

        erich, I also fear I will not be able to get a caleche at the perfect time. I am considering reserving one prior for an increased fee. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great. I think I am going to dine at Club Chasse et Peche.

        Hows the chefs table at DNA and europea? Can either be romantic?

        How about a nice romantic restaurant for lunch? I would like to make the entire day as romantic as possible.