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Anything you suggest at DNA?

Having dinner at DNA on Friday night.
Wondering if there's anything that you say is a must.

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  1. Charcuterie and Canadian wines.

    1. The lamb tartare is delicious

      1. The only thing I thought was exceptional were their selection of Canadian wines. I felt that this restaurant was having an identity crisis, was it a restaurant or a Bar as far as I am concerned if you dance on a table you loose your credo as a restaurant.The food was competent but not great served with big lapses between courses.Not a place I would run back too.

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        1. re: finefoodie55

          I completely disagree every time Ive been its been a classy restaurant- never witnessed anything remotely close to people dancing on tables. One of the best restaurants in mtl.

          1. re: kpaxonite

            i agree with kpax - its a very classy environment. i was at garde-manger this weekend and saw people dancing on the tables, but at DNA never. they don't even place music that you can really dance to...

          2. re: finefoodie55

            They have one of the best wine lists with Canadian bottles in Eastern Canada but I really can't imagine people dancing on the tables without braining themselves on the glass and chrome. Or falling down the stairs if they lose balance.

            Forgot that it's the tail end of matsutake season so they may have matsutake papperdelle like last autumn.

            1. re: finefoodie55

              Are you certain you are thinking about DNA and not some other restaurant ?

              I cannot imagine people dancing on tables there.

              1. re: Maximilien

                You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu at DNA. Agreed 100% about the lamb carpaccio, charcuterie plate, and Canadian wines. If they have it, the pork brain ravioli is the most delicious thing that I've ever eaten. The sweetbreads agro dulce are also yummy.

                1. re: CookEatSleep

                  I agree with CookEatSleep, the sweetbreads are to die for, but I can also atest to what finefoodie55 said about great lapses between courses.

                  Talk to the sommelier, he is very knowledgeable about Canadian wines. We shared a laugh talking about going to Daniel Lenko's 'winery'.

            2. Thanks to everyone for their tips!

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              1. re: atomeyes

                I was in town on business for the last few days and was looking for a restaurant to try in Old Montreal. After a search of the CH Board and a few local websites, I decided upon DNA for lunch. I am happy that I did. The table d'hote menu for lunch was really good value. I ordered the sweet breads appetizer and the pork belly main. For $20, lunch was a steal. Both plates were excellent topped off with a complementary Sancerre. There are many wines on the list that I would have tried if I were with my significant other.

                Just a thought - I wonder how many bottles of that $9300 Petrus they sell? That would be a sticker shock.