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Mar 11, 2011 12:00 PM

please help me choose a restaurant for my last night in Montreal- maybe a not very expensive place?

With the help on this board, we have decided on three of our four meals in Montreal next week: Le Comptoir, Club Chasse ey Peche and APDC. I am trying to decide on an option for the last night, hopefully not too expensive, and probably on the lighter side of food (fish?). What would you recommend? The options I am weighing are: Garde manger, 5ePeche, Joe Beef, Les 3 Petite Bouchons. Would any of those fit my preferences? Or if not, any other suggestions?

Also, excellent lunch places within walking distance or quick car ride from Le Centre Sheraton would be greatly appreciated!!

Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

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  1. some options for lunch suggested to me are Dominion Tavern and Ferreira.

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    1. re: adamandeve

      Ferreira is expensive. Consider its more casual restaurant F located at place des art.
      Places that have under 20 dollar table d hote menus for lunch that are excellent are: DNA (incredible value), F, T, Pintxo (a bit further away though,..but amazing..), La Coupole (personally dont like it), Marinara, Decca 77.

      Decca 77
      1077, rue Drummond, Montréal, QC H3B 4X4, CA

      La Coupole
      1325, Rene Levesque West, Montreal, QC H3G 0A4, CA

      1. re: adamandeve

        dominion tavern is quite close and reasonably priced, sometimes busy during weekdays at lunch but you can reserve if you decide on that bistro.., it might be relaxing to be close to hotel after your resto touring and although weather mild, raining past few days March can get very cold. Someone just mentioned in a post that you can have a reasonable lunch at piment rouge in a nice setting just a couple of blocks from your hotel it is opposite dominion tavern, you can check out the menu midi/lunch, or you could just order a la carte

        lunch in montreal restos are usually served until 2:30 or so but always check if you plan to eat out on a monday as many restaurants close that day. if you are here sunday march 20 the whole downtown area is a traffic nightmare due to St Patricks Day Parade so you might just join in the celebration and head to one of the irish pubs in that area or seek peace somewhere outside of city core! I wouldnt bother with Pintxo, really out of your way and you have so many excellent choices, they serve tapas in a little old house. Business lunches on weekdays with 2 or 3 courses for around 20$, more or less, are great deals in Montreal.

      2. Depends on what you mean by "not too expensive", but I would say your criteria pretty much rules out Joe Beef (pricey, and meals are on the large side...). Garde Manger might work, but it's not easy to get a reservation there, and it will easily run you close to $200 with wine, as can 5e Peche. 3 Petits Bouchons is possible (although I have heard prices have gone up since I was last there), also Kitchen Galerie Poisson, Brasserie T, or F Bar (if you're not going there for lunch).