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May 25, 2011 10:14 AM

Need restaurant recos for my chef boyfriend's birthday this Saturday!

I'm planning a dinner out this Saturday to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. It's just going to be 4 people (my best friend and her husband are coming from Toronto). Since my boyfriend works as a chef and my friends are quite the foodies, I'd like to take choose a restaurant where we can all appreciate the food and have an awesome time. Any suggestions?

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  1. - Le Filet.
    - 3 petits bouchons.

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    1. re: Maximilien

      We've been to Le Filet before and loved it. I'll look into '3 petits bouchons'

      1. re: Maximilien

        I second Le Filet try the Lobster $ Sweetbreads and the Mussel & Foie Gras Soup everything served "Tapas Style" so it a very convivial atmosphere.Great Food !

        1. re: finefoodie55

          Just said they have been to Le Filet... (and by definition recently...)

        1. Chien Fumant, reserve at the bar which fronts their small kitchen.

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          1. re: porker

            I've never heard of Chien Fumant - I checked out their website, but I can't really get a feel for the food. What would you recommend from the menu?

            1. re: blonde_fringe

              For such a good joint, their website sucks...
              Le Local it is, but I'd suggest you and your boyfriend try Chien Fumant after your friends return to TO.
              They're a bit under the radar, but they do some good stuff - their own charcuterie (you can peek into the small cold room as you enter), serious cocktails (when I asked the bartender if he had orange blossom water he asked "you want a Ramos Gin Fizz?" I was happily surprised), and a menu thats always changing.
              Fred (a la Joe Beef) Morin's brother Max opened this place. If they have it, you must try their buffalo style pig ear....oh boy!

              1. re: porker

                blond-fringe, hope to have a report on your dinner, its been awhile since I dined at
                le Local so would be interested if still good value, and from a chef s point of view! They used to have a wine tasting which i thought was an interesting option.

          2. Thanks for the input everyone! I ended up making a reservation at Le Local - they are supposed to have amazing beef tartar.

            Le Local
            740 rue William, Montréal, QC H3C 1P1, CA