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Cute Terrasse restaurant in downtown Montreal $30-50 for 2 pp?

Nifms May 25, 2011 09:44 AM

I am going out for dinner tonight with a friend, and I am looking for a cute terrasse in downtown Montreal. Anywhere in between Rene-Levesque and Sherbrooke St., Peel and Crescent.
We are on a budget, so we would like to keep it at under $50 for both of us (including a glass of wine each), tax & tip extra.

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  1. divya May 25, 2011 10:03 AM

    check out restaurants on Mcgill street (Boccaccio, Trois Brasseurs ....) or Guido/Angelina on St Catherine.
    ok food- great people watching and some ambiance.

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    1. re: divya
      kpaxonite May 25, 2011 10:33 AM

      TB is a sports bar with horrible service... and not exactly a cute terrace
      Guidos is honestly the worst Italian food in MTL

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      kpaxonite May 25, 2011 10:07 AM

      that is an extremely limited area with hardly any terraces (and 30 dollars for dinner including a glass of wine is almost unheard of for dinner downtown...)
      Close by option that have terraces and will fit the budget:
      1-Il Focolaio (across from the bay) for pizza
      2- T for F in place des arts great bistro food...but at the high end of your budget
      3- Any number of horrible places on crescent street
      ohhh and
      4- Alexandre on Peel ....overpriced but maaaayyyybe you could make it work if you dont order an app or dessert
      5- The Keg

      oh sorry I reread your post and realize you are asking for a terrace for 30-50 for two people (not 30-50 pp) including a glass of wine.....Honestly: Completely Impossible ....and not even just downtown; anywhere in Montreal

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      1. re: kpaxonite
        Nifms May 25, 2011 10:27 AM

        Thanks everyone! We'll have to re-think our plan (a.k.a budget).

        1. re: Nifms
          unlaced May 25, 2011 10:54 AM

          You can do it! How about Cafe Theatre? They have a little terrasse on St Catherine. The food is excellent and the drinks prices are quite reasonable

      2. mayssam May 25, 2011 10:58 AM

        Newtown restaurant has a really nice terrasse on Crescent and very decent and reasonably priced food. They also have the best chef in Canada working in the kitchen! Hope that helps!

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        1. re: mayssam
          SnackHappy May 25, 2011 11:08 AM

          Dinner for two at Newtown is in the $80 to $100 range. That's twice the OP's budget.

          1. re: SnackHappy
            mayssam May 25, 2011 11:22 AM

            Only if you eat upstairs in the restaurant where there's no terrasse. If you eat at street level in the lounge on the terrasse, the menu is very reasonable and fits the budget ;)

            1. re: mayssam
              SnackHappy May 25, 2011 11:34 AM

              I stand corrected. What is the menu like? I can't find it on their website.

              1. re: SnackHappy
                mayssam May 25, 2011 11:54 AM

                Check under the "brasserie" menu in the lounge section. Their burger and their beef tartare are amazing! :)

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                  SnackHappy May 25, 2011 12:00 PM

                  Found it. Thanks

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          blonde_fringe May 25, 2011 11:29 AM

          Well, I know you mentioned the area you want to stay within but you may have to think outside of that... more in the Old Port/Old Montreal. There is a small terrasse beside Hotel St-Paul; the rooftop patio at Hotel Nelligan is nice; Le Jardin Nelson or anywhere in the same vacinity

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          1. re: blonde_fringe
            kpaxonite May 25, 2011 11:36 AM

            WAY over budget

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            westaust May 25, 2011 12:23 PM

            50$ for 2 is basically a pasta dish + glass of wine each at a place like weinstein and gavinos, or a burger and wine at more upscale place (in reference of a previous post of the newtown menu, where a fish and chip is 20$)

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              Maximilien May 25, 2011 12:35 PM

              Cut your loses and go up to Santropol and its backyard terrasse.

              3990 Rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, QC H2W 1T8, CA

              1. SourberryLily May 26, 2011 08:25 AM

                Downtown? Not easy.
                If you want to stick to your budget, you could do it but you'd have to venture out of downtown.

                Old Montreal, You could try:
                -Brit & Chips but no terasse
                -Aziatik has a 5-7, a wine glass is 5$ and most of the dishes (NOT table d'hote) are below 20$. Plus their terasse is gorgeous, near a little patch of white flowers. Tax & tip will likely push you over the 50$ though.

                In the latin quarters, you could try a number of pubs or microbrewery. They aren't normally known for their food, but the prices fit. Try Saint-Bock, they have a cute terasse and the food is above pub quality.

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                1. re: SourberryLily
                  westaust May 26, 2011 08:50 AM

                  Brit and Chips now have a terrasse on the street

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                    SourberryLily May 26, 2011 11:19 AM

                    Huzzah! Well there ya go :) It's a pretty cute area too.

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                  mike_chila Oct 24, 2011 10:58 AM

                  Whoa lotta great places mentioned here. I'd say Trois brasseurs is at the top of my list. Unfortunately a lot of the other great places are out in the plateau area on St-denis :S

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