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Apr 20, 2011 06:21 PM

Required: Upscale restaurant for special event

Any suggestions for an out-of-this-world dinner for a very special celebration? Hubby is a big steak-fan, but it could be something else too.

I was thinking of the usual famous ones:
Club Chasse et Peche
Queue de Cheval
Has anyone been to any of these recently? What's your review?
It's been a long time we haven't been to any of them.

Which other restaurants should we consider and why? Budget is $150-175 for 2, excluding alcohol.
A really nice atmosphere/decor would be very nice, but more importantly we are looking for a real treat to our tastebuds.


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      1. -Garde Manger in the old port - by food network chef Chuck Hughes, great lobster poutine

        -Le Meac on laurier street

        -Holder in the old port, amazing lobster ravioli

        The best steak I've ever had would honestly be at Burger De Ville in st-laurent or in montreal west. It's not an upscale restaurant however, they make the best fresh burgers and steak at an incredible price. I'm a huge steak fan too and this place beats the keg, bifteck, and baton rouge. You should try it out for lunch on day.

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        1. re: VikPham

          Sorry to sound snarky, but do you think you could read the OP's request a little closer? "an out-of-this-world dinner for a very special celebration", and $150 - 175 for 2 - how on earth would Burger De Ville even merit a mention for that? And while Lemeac, Garde Manger and Holder are fine, none of those even come close to the criteria...

          1. re: cherylmtl

            Cherlmtl- I know that Burger De Ville is no where near fancy however I just thought it would be nice to point out this place since her husband enjoys eating steak. Not many people have heard about it since it's relatively new. It was simply a side thought.

            1. re: VikPham

              It's a burger chain joint.

              Not a special occasion restaurant.

              1. re: Maximilien

                I understand that it is a burger joint, I've been there. It was just a side note for great steaks for everyday lunches.

                1. re: VikPham

                  Yeah, but the OP specifically gave a budget....
                  Just razzin ya, Vik!

        2. CCP would be my favourite of the 4, and they almost always have some form of steak on their menu. Not sure Toque will even fall within your budget, and even Queue de Cheval might be tough... or you could drive up north to L'Eau a la Bouche, if that works.

          1. Perhaps you might like Bonaparte? You can check out the menu. Good food and service but not stuffy. BTW We had boar on our last visit.