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Jul 4, 2011 12:39 PM

Chow Cliche - dinner suggestions in Montreal

Been many times


APDC, Joe Beef (on good nights), Liverpool House (on good nights), Le Comptoir C&V, Club Chasse & Peche, Pho Lien

Don't hate:

DNA, Lemeac, L'Express, Europea

Not our thing:

Moishe's, Chronique

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

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

1227, rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC H3G1Z2, CA

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  1. I assume you are looking for suggestions :

    La Salle a Manger, Le Chien Fumant, Dominion Tavern, 3 Petits Bouchons, Ice House, ...

    Le Chien Fumant
    4710 Rue de Lanaudière, Montreal, QC H2J 3P7, CA

    1. More suggestions: Le Filet, Laloux, Tuck Shop

        1. I agree with the above. If you want something more like Joe Beef or APDC, then Chien Fumant. If you want something closer to CCeP then Filet is a fishier alternative.

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

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          1. re: Fintastic

            If in the mood for a hearty, filling vegetarian meal I highly recommend the ChuchChai Thai fine dining resto--get reservation on the terrace. Went there for the first time last week and I'm very impressed with food and service. Try the Miam Kram appetizer--fabulous....

            1. re: deborahm

              This place has definitely gotten much better again. I loved it about 5 years ago and then it went downhill, but on a recent visit it really impressed! Probably the best thai I've had in Montreal, period (though many dishes tend to be a bit sweet for some people's tastes).

              1. re: Fintastic

                Can you expand on which dishes in particular are considered sweet? I'm going with my mother very soon and she really doesn't enjoy sweetish meals.

                1. re: hungrylikedawolf

                  Hungrylikedawolf--sorry losing track here are you asking which dishes specifically at ChuChai might be considered sweet? If so, they have, for example, fried green spinach that is lightly brushed with sugar. It's an example of something sweet on the menu (I love it but maybe your mother wouldn't want that as a side order). Also, I would say that anything at ChuChai with a peanut sauce is probably on the sweetish side. And, their selection of salads have mango and papaya in them that have a sweet/savoury vinaigrette. They have an appetizer on their menu that I love which is a fried seaweed (can't remember the name--believe it is number 10 but not sure) and that comes in a lightly sweetened sauce. I personally love it, and find it very tasty, but if you go there with your mom check the menu first or ask the server which things to avoid. The Miam Kram, by the way, is an appetizer there that has either won an award or nominated for one. It arrives on an edible leaf and consists of five sweet and savoury flavours ( lime, lightly roasted coconut, cashew, the other 2 I can't recall). It is slightly sweet but refreshing and amazing with a dry white wine. White wine would be recommended for an evening there. And the bistro next door is also really good--the menu is a little less elaborate and it is bring your own wine so less expensive.

                  1. re: deborahm

                    I remember what's in the Miam Kram now: lime, lightly roasted coconut, *ginger* , and cashew nuts on edible leaf.

                    1. re: deborahm

                      I had it once - it's absolutely delicious! But expensive.

          2. Thanks, this is useful! What about Van Horne? saw a good review Voir but I don't know how reliable that is.

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            1. re: QdeBro

              I have seen good reviews in many papers for van horne restaurant but it looks very small but then so are many of the restos on van horne in that area