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

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  • Nifms May 25, 2011 09:44 AM
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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. 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

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

    2. 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

      Edit
      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

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

        1. re: Nifms

          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
          http://cafetheatre.biz/

      2. 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

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

          1. re: SnackHappy

            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

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

              1. re: SnackHappy

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

                1. re: mayssam

                  Found it. Thanks

        2. 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

            WAY over budget

          2. 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$)

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

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

              1. 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

                  Brit and Chips now have a terrasse on the street

                  1. re: westaust

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

                2. 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