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Jun 21, 2011 01:37 PM

Sunday lunch/brunch in Montreal?

I will be in Montreal from 11am-2:30pm this sunday. Was looking for a good French place for lunch/brunch. I am not a fan of typical breakfast/brunch foods including pastries/breads/egg dishes and would prefer standard lunch fare (but on Sunday). Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. 2 choices :

    - Réservoir (9, Avenue Duluth East) (no reservation)
    - Leméac (1045, av Laurier O) reservation required if you want to be seated outside, and probably inside too)


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    1. re: Maximilien

      Sorry - my post didn't go through at first, but apparently we agree on these two options.

    2. You could try reserving at Chien Fumant (they do a noon seating). Definitely not standard brunch fare. Lawrence would be another good option but I think its closed for the next few weeks. I'd also recommend Reservoir - their menu at brunch is basically what they'll serve at dinner time, so it isn't bread/egg focused. They do a lot of fish/seafood and also unusual meats (blood sausage, duck innards of all sorts, etc). Maybe if you want it to be authentic French you could try L'Express or Lemeac, though I think these might lean more towards French brunches (which typically focus on pastries and eggs).

      Good luck..

      L'Express Restaurant
      3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M4, CA

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      1. re: Fintastic

        Unless things have changed, L'Express does not do brunch. I think their full menu is available for lunch, so it could be a good option for tigerjohn.

        Oh, look! They have an internet, now.

        L'Express Restaurant
        3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M4, CA

        1. re: SnackHappy

          Yup! This is true! Apologies - I only meant it as a "standard lunch fare" option.