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Two day getaway in Montreal--know the city, but what would you do?

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So, my wife and I will be getting away for two nights in June. We travel to Montreal a fair amount with our kids but have this weekend to ourselves. So, CH'ers, what would you do if you didn't have to spend half the day at the biodome/insectarium and--more importantly, where would you eat. I'm curious to try Le Filet, Tuck Shop, and maybe Kazu, but we'd like other recommendations. Basically I'm keen to know where I should direct my feet and my $$ as we explore on our own.

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

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  1. As much as I love the Southwest side of town as a resident, its really not infinitely stimulating as a visitor, though its where both Tuck-Shop and Kazu are located. If you're using restaurants as waypoints for exploration then definitely take that into consideration. Both are great, and if you planned for a day that's Wednesday-Friday, you could maybe do Kazu for late lunch and Tuck-Shop for dinner, interspersed with Atwater market, walking the canal, etc.

    Otherwise, some newer places that are amply discussed on this board include Icehouse and Nouveau Palais on the super-casual end or Lawrence, Quartier General, and Chien Fumant in the mid-range. I haven't been to any new high-end places, but Club Chasse et Peche (cousin of le Filet) is always worth recommending if you've not been.

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

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      1. others will know better than me, but you might want to call ahead for tuck shop to make a reservation for when you want to go, so you won't be turned away