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30th Birthday in Montreal

mo.elhilali Jan 6, 2011 09:57 AM

I need you "chowies" to help me choose a resto in Montreal to celebrate my 30th birthday. I tried le Local but its fully booked for Jan 22nd.

I'm looking for great food and atmosphere. Something to remind me that I was "young" at some point. Just looking for good food and a good vibe. Preferably the Old Montreal.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

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    Maximilien RE: mo.elhilali Jan 6, 2011 10:02 AM

    3 letters : DNA

    Max.

    1. certifiedfresh RE: mo.elhilali Jan 6, 2011 11:01 AM

      What about Chuck Hughes's Garde Manger or Barroco (on St-Paul, right next door)? Both offer this "young" vibe you are looking for; on the other hand, both are on the expensive side (but this didn't seem like an issue by reading your post).

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        mo.elhilali RE: certifiedfresh Jan 6, 2011 11:45 AM

        I looked into Garde Manger, but its closed till the 10th and I need another plan since it seems hard to get a reso there.

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        sweettoothMTL RE: mo.elhilali Jan 6, 2011 11:44 AM

        I'll second DNA's reccomendation, it fits all your criterias.

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          waziboy RE: sweettoothMTL Jan 6, 2011 12:37 PM

          You're about 2 weeks older than me!! Remember, age is just a number.

          From what I've been told, DNA is the way to go. But you and your friends can't be afraid to try new things.

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          westaust RE: mo.elhilali Jan 6, 2011 01:06 PM

          There's always Le Hangar, a bit off Old Montreal (Wellington Street on the other side of Bonaventure) same owners as Le Local

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          Le Local
          740 rue William, Montréal, QC H3C 1P1, CA

          Le Hangar
          1011 Rue Wellington, Montréal, QC H3C 1V3, CA

          1. mo.elhilali RE: mo.elhilali Jan 10, 2011 10:03 AM

            what about L'Appartement? anyone tried it?

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            L'Appartement
            600, william coin McGill, Montreal, QC H3C1N6, CA

            1. mo.elhilali RE: mo.elhilali Jan 10, 2011 10:47 AM

              also looking into AIX and L'Assomoir? Any comments on either?

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                Maximilien RE: mo.elhilali Jan 10, 2011 11:03 AM

                l'Assomoir, only for drinks; IMO, food is not that great, and it can get quite loud in the evening.

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                  jptimbaud RE: Maximilien Jan 10, 2011 12:02 PM

                  i concur about the food being not great

              2. waziboy RE: mo.elhilali Jan 10, 2011 10:56 AM

                I once went to L'Assomoir for my birthday, but it was for drinks only. Huuuuge selection, pretty good atmosphere.

                Have you considered Buvette Chez Simone or Santos?

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                  panpam RE: mo.elhilali Jan 10, 2011 07:09 PM

                  Stick with DNA - you'll have good food, and a great time there.

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