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Restaurants with Counters for Single Diners

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ampersand Apr 16, 2011 06:14 PM

I usually eat lunch alone and am always on the lookout for decent restaurants in the downtown core that have counters where single diners can eat a $10-$15 lunch. Any suggestions?

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  1. alixium RE: ampersand Apr 17, 2011 07:12 AM

    Kazu comes to mind for a delicious japanese lunch! You can sit at the bar that overlooks the small kitchen and watch the cooks prep your meal, and its definitely in your price range.

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    Kazu
    1862 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3H 1M1, CA

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      montrealwaitress RE: ampersand Apr 17, 2011 08:35 AM

      I second Kazu. You will have to practice restraint to stay within $15 but their lunch menu makes it much easier.
      McKibbons on Bishop also has a bar where you can eat. It won't be a diet lunch, but some of their food is not bad.
      There is also Crescent street and you can sit at the bar at Wienstein and Gavino's - they have a 10$ lunch special.

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      Kazu
      1862 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3H 1M1, CA

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        kpaxonite RE: montrealwaitress Apr 17, 2011 08:49 AM

        Wienstein and Gavino's has been absolutely disgusting the few times I had to eat there I would never return but would actively recommend that people don't go there
        On crescent 3 brasseurs would be a far better option

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          montrealwaitress RE: kpaxonite Apr 17, 2011 11:50 AM

          what do you eat at 3 brasseurs, kpax? i've been three or four times and never found anything i liked at all. at wientstein's i find their pizza to be quite acceptable and cheap downtown for lunch.

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            kpaxonite RE: montrealwaitress Apr 17, 2011 12:05 PM

            the free peanuts hahah
            seriously though, I dont eat there very often and haven't recently but i know the salads are great, the burgers are decent, and the pizza-type things they make are really good.

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              celfie RE: kpaxonite Apr 17, 2011 12:15 PM

              i had a chicken salad - not only was i mocked by the waiter for being a man ordering a salad as my meal but they obviously re-grilled a pre-cooked chicken breast. The entire thing was swimming in oil. It was unappetizing to say the least.

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