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Great, casual bar/bistro?

seanmlee Jul 19, 2011 06:48 AM

Hi everyone.
Chowhounder from New York coming to visit with a group for a friend's bachelor party.
Can anyone recommend a great bar/bistro that can casually seat 11 guys but also services great food and is relatively inexpensive?
Haven't booked a hotel yet, so we don't really have any locations in mind.
We're open to anything. Just hoping to not break the bank.
Thanks everyone.

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    kpaxonite Jul 19, 2011 07:45 AM

    Brasserie T

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      sweettoothMTL Jul 19, 2011 08:45 AM

      Le comptoir Charcuterie et Vin?

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      1. re: sweettoothMTL
        EaterBob Jul 19, 2011 09:14 AM

        It'll be real tough to squeeze 11 guys into Le Comptoir.

        1. re: EaterBob
          deborahm Jul 19, 2011 10:57 AM

          Not full dinner but snacks and beer where you could make reservations for 11 (I've been there on a birthday for 8 people):


          Or Dominion Square Tavern (full meal):


          1. re: EaterBob
            sweettoothMTL Jul 20, 2011 07:12 AM

            It is pretty small, but I've successfully made reservations there for a group of 10 with only 2 weeks advance notice. Plus, from what I hear, it is slightly quieter there during the summer, because Montreal in the summer is outdoor season, and they don't have a terrasse.

        2. cherylmtl Jul 19, 2011 05:59 PM

          Holder would be an option. The food is better at Brasserie T, but it might be tough to seat a group of 11 there. Lemeac might also work.

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          1. re: cherylmtl
            kpaxonite Jul 19, 2011 06:04 PM

            Ive seen groups of over 12...but yes it is pretty small.... but very good price/value and excellent quality.

            1. re: kpaxonite
              seanmlee Jul 19, 2011 06:08 PM

              All, thanks so much for the great advice, ideas and suggestions. This is enormously helpful. -Sean

              1. re: seanmlee
                wilmagrace Jul 22, 2011 06:11 PM

                heres some photos of T and F etc during jazz fest, now less hectic with smaller festivals on horizon.


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