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santafosta May 8, 2011 10:46 AM

Any ideas on good lobster dishes in Montreal? Don't feel like going to Red Lobster and I've already had the lobster poutine at Garde several times, looking for something different now.
Any other suggestions are welcome!

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    Maximilien RE: santafosta May 8, 2011 01:02 PM

    "La Salle à Manger" had a very good lobster salad last year; don't know if they will have the same again this year.

    Other than that, I never really eat lobster at restaurants.

    Max.

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      isa1 RE: santafosta May 8, 2011 01:56 PM

      Currently on La salle a manger's menu are the lobster salad and a lobster club sandwich. I tried both and loved the salad but not so much the club. Nouveau Falero on Parc makes a mean lobster roll.

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        The Chemist RE: isa1 May 10, 2011 05:44 AM

        Any idea how the rolls at Nouveau Falero compare to those in Boston? Personally, the ones in Boston have always lacked acid for me. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be?

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        santafosta RE: santafosta May 8, 2011 04:06 PM

        all I could find on la salle a manger's menu is a lobster bisque :/

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          Maximilien RE: santafosta May 8, 2011 04:40 PM

          The web site is not and never was up to date. (as in many if not most restaurant web sites)

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          reelection RE: santafosta May 9, 2011 05:27 PM

          You couldn't go to Red Lobster even if you wanted to!

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            santafosta RE: reelection May 10, 2011 09:28 AM

            i think there's one in Pointe-Claire? either way....

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              Haggisboy RE: santafosta May 10, 2011 01:35 PM

              There are no Red Lobster's (resto chain) in Quebec. The franchise doesn't exist here.

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                pigwig RE: santafosta May 14, 2011 10:01 AM

                The Red Lobster in Pointe-Claire closed down over 10 years ago..

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                  celfie RE: pigwig May 14, 2011 12:28 PM

                  there's homard plus on gouin by roxboro station
                  same deal

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                    Haggisboy RE: celfie May 14, 2011 12:35 PM

                    Homard Plus is a little more high end than Red Lobster, and it's not a chain. It's a family owned resto that has two locations.

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                      celfie RE: Haggisboy May 14, 2011 12:47 PM

                      it's very similar to red lobster and not very good - kind of trashy

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              bar_b_q_steak RE: santafosta May 9, 2011 07:17 PM

              Ice House has a lobster burrito, but I haven't tried it.

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                westaust RE: santafosta May 9, 2011 07:43 PM

                Muvbox should be opening soon for lobster rolls

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                  certifiedfresh RE: westaust May 11, 2011 09:51 AM

                  May 16 is the date... Or so I heard.

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                  finefoodie55 RE: santafosta May 10, 2011 06:07 AM

                  The Lobster and Sweetbreads at Le Filet is out of this world

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                    santafosta RE: finefoodie55 May 10, 2011 09:28 AM

                    where is le filet?

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                      Maximilien RE: santafosta May 10, 2011 09:32 AM

                      Mont-Royal st W. , just in front of the tennis court

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                        santafosta RE: Maximilien May 10, 2011 09:56 AM

                        danke schon

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                    santafosta RE: santafosta May 10, 2011 09:29 AM

                    thanks for the suggestions everybody

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                      jay_81k RE: santafosta May 10, 2011 09:37 AM

                      Any restaurants other than magnon do lobsterfest?

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                        VikPham RE: santafosta May 11, 2011 09:31 AM

                        Lobster ravioli at Holder in the old port on mcgill street

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                          papilles RE: santafosta May 11, 2011 10:06 AM

                          Ryu on Laurier just east of Parc has a lobster and crab taco and a tempura with lobster tail,
                          I have not been there but read some good reviews

                          1. SnackHappy RE: santafosta May 11, 2011 10:11 AM

                            Since no one has mentioned them, I'll add the lobster roll (guédille) at Au Pied de Cochon and the lobster spaghetti at Joe Beef. They are both iconic dishes at these restaurants. The lobster roll can easily be shared by two people, and, although I've never had the Joe Beef dish, I think it's the same case for the spaghetti.

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

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                              westaust RE: SnackHappy May 11, 2011 10:31 AM

                              The lobster spaghetti at Joe Beef is amazing, the sauce is a nice rich lobster bisque with some bacon and then you get a whole lobster on top of that (tail + claws)

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

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                                hungryann RE: westaust May 13, 2011 07:53 PM

                                Is it a regular thing on the menu? How much is it?
                                Are there other restaurants that do this dish but with maybe more mediterranean flavors? I've seen it only in Greece but have never ordered it since it is close to 100 euros.

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                                  certifiedfresh RE: hungryann May 14, 2011 09:19 AM

                                  It's a cool $50, or enough to feed a Little League team at nearby Greenspot.

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                                    hungryann RE: certifiedfresh May 14, 2011 04:36 PM

                                    Not bad at all! I will have to make it there some time soon.

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                                      saltnpepperwhat RE: hungryann May 14, 2011 08:43 PM

                                      La Chronique is having an all lobster tasting menu at 100$ per person without wine. The menu is on their website, and it looks yummy!

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                                    kpzoo RE: hungryann May 18, 2011 03:26 PM

                                    Lawrence has a lobster spaghetti on their menu for $25 tonight - it was $18 at lunch.

                                    http://twitpic.com/4zf032

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                                      BLM RE: kpzoo May 18, 2011 05:15 PM

                                      It's a more reasonable price. $50 for lobster spaghetti at Joe Beef sounds outrageous to me.

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                                        westaust RE: BLM May 18, 2011 06:19 PM

                                        It all depends on the quantity of lobster they put in theirs relative to the price. I had the lobster spaghetti at joe beef last night, and they put a whole lobster on top of the pasta dish, from the size of the meat pieces, it was at least a 1 and 1/2 pound lobster, full claws, knukcles and tail.

                                        But then joe beef is not an inexpensive place to start with i agree

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                                        hungryann RE: kpzoo May 18, 2011 05:55 PM

                                        Thanks! Too bad I didn't see this earlier. Maybe they will serve it again soon during lobster season.

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                                          kpzoo RE: hungryann May 19, 2011 08:33 AM

                                          They've got it on the lunch menu again today, so maybe they'll have it at dinnertime again tonight! http://twitpic.com/4zp3sa

                                2. SourberryLily RE: santafosta May 19, 2011 10:04 AM

                                  Ginger Lobster or cantonese lobster served at many chinese restaurants. I like tong Por's but many swear by Keung Kee.

                                  There is another thread about Cantonese Lobster on chowhound.

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                                    vanierstudent RE: SourberryLily Jun 15, 2011 02:21 PM

                                    There's a great special at P&M.

                                    2 Lobster for 30$. The one I had weren't small either.

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                                      celfie RE: vanierstudent Jun 15, 2011 03:23 PM

                                      there are better deals in chinatown

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                                        vanierstudent RE: celfie Jun 15, 2011 03:31 PM

                                        maybe, but they do it typhoon shelter style(i think its refereed on the menu as spicy) and its a better version then most version I've tasted it in Chinatown.

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                                          BLM RE: vanierstudent Jun 15, 2011 04:17 PM

                                          Thanks for informing us.

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                                          Ched1000 RE: celfie Jun 15, 2011 04:10 PM

                                          There are better deals, fine but where?

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                                      Maximilien RE: santafosta Jun 2, 2011 11:48 AM

                                      couple of lobster specials ...

                                      Lobster spag @ lawrence is very good, with a tomato sauce a bit spicy (?) but just barely.

                                      Lobster "risotto" @ La Buvette Chez Simone : safran rice with muchrooms and a big chunk of lobster on top of it. @ $18

                                      Lobster roll @ Salle à Manger, good size portion, but the roll is some kind of brioche that I ate part of it.

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                                        Ched1000 RE: Maximilien Jun 2, 2011 12:06 PM

                                        Lobster spag @ Lawrence - I guess the dish is inconsistent or has been tuned since I have been. I had it two weeks ago and: 1) Lobster was overcooked; 2) The whole thing was pretty favourless 3) pastas were also overcook and sucked-up much of the "sauce"/oil that should have been part of the dish

                                        Result: felt like I was served a dish that just got out of the microwave (okay, I’m pushing it a bit…)

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                                        BLM RE: santafosta Jun 3, 2011 02:27 PM

                                        Les 400 Coups restaurant just started a lobster tasting menu this week. It's 5 courses at $75 per person.

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