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Birthday Dinner in Montreal

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tgran Jun 22, 2011 08:48 AM

My husband and I are going to Montreal at the beginning of July. During our visit, I'm having a birthday and I need a little help. We normally go to a very nice restaurant for birthdays and we have narrowed down our choices to the following four restaurants:

Lemac
LePorte
DNA
Piment Rouge

I'm leaning towards LePorte or Lemac. Any thoughts on these restaurants? Did I miss anything really special? (We also considered Kitchen Galerie, Joe Beef, and Trois Petite something or other).

Thanks!

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

Kitchen Galerie
60 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, QC H2R1S5, CA

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    Maximilien RE: tgran Jun 22, 2011 08:56 AM

    fixing a few typos to help you looking for info on the web...

    - Lemeac.
    - La Porte
    - Trois Petits Bouchons

    Since your selection contains all good restaurants,
    What kind of atmosphere are you looking for ?
    Wine is important ?

    I could add :
    Le Filet
    Le Club Chasse et Pêche
    Au Cinquième Péché.
    ...

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    La Porte Restaurant
    3627 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X2V5, CA

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      tgran RE: Maximilien Jun 22, 2011 09:01 AM

      Maximilien,

      The most important thing is the food. Then service, wine, and atmosphere.

      I actually have links to all of the places that I listed but was in a rush to post. We are leaving in a little over a week and forgot about booking a table at a restaurant for my birthday. We've already decided against Le Club Chasse et Peche and Au Cinquieme Peche. I'll take a look at Le Filet. Thanks!

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      Au Cinquieme Peche
      4475 St-Denis, Montreal, QC H2J 2K8, CA

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        wattacetti RE: tgran Jun 22, 2011 09:18 AM

        If in that order, I'd pick DNA. If you go, I hope you make serious consideration for the Canadian wines on the list.

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          tgran RE: wattacetti Jun 22, 2011 09:20 AM

          Wattacetti,

          Thanks for the rec. I'm looking forward to trying the Canadian wine.

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            wattacetti RE: tgran Jun 22, 2011 09:56 AM

            Hope you report back on your experience, irrespective of the final selection of restaurant.

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          Fintastic RE: tgran Jun 22, 2011 04:23 PM

          I think DNA will be a good choice - are there reasons you ruled out Chasse et Peche and Cinquieme Peche? Just to make sure that DNA will really fit the bill.. Trois Petits Bouchons is also outrageously good, but likewise might be too similar to CCeP or CP.

          I say this a lot lately, but reserve ASAP. Next weekend will be incredibly busy with the US + Canadian holidays, Jazz Fest, etc. Good luck!

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