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Aug 16, 2011 02:23 PM

Need Help for Parents Wedding Anniversary Meal in Montreal Next Week

My parents are going to Montreal for a short anniversary vacation and I wanted to give them a gift certificate for a memorable, delicious and romantic meal. They are going next week and are staying in downtown Montreal (hotel clerk told me it was near the Village and the Latin Quarter). I have looked through previous posts on this board and the best I have come up with thus far is: Au Cinquieme Peche, Le P'tit Plateau, Toque and APDC. I would like to stick with local or French cuisine, not too stuffy, romantic setting, and fresh and local food would be an added bonus. It would also be nice if the restaurant could be in somewhat of a close proximity to their hotel. Price is not really an issue- I would just love for it to be a very memorable meal. I figure its the least I can do after they've been such stellar parents! Thanking you in advance for all your advice. Cheers.

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

Le P'tit Plateau
330 Rue Marie-Anne E, Montreal, QC H2W1B1, CA

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  1. I would recommend Au pied de cochon for the best gastronomy-provided that they eat pork. It would really give them the feel of Montreal, being located 12 minutes from Quartier Latin on Duluth.

    1. Au Pied de Cochon is not very romantic and neither is Le P'tit Plateau. They and Au 5e péché are bistro/brasserie type places. Toqué has a big, cold, corporate feel. I don't know what your idea of romantic is, but those places don't fit the classic definition of romantic.

      For French non-stuffy and romantic, I would go with something like La Porte or Club Chasse et Pêche. Although CC&P has a rather "masculine" setting, it is more intimate feeling than any of the places listed in the original post.

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

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      1. re: SnackHappy

        APdC is a fun meal, but it does get loud. It depends on your parents, everybody's definition of "Romantic" is different.

        I would add La Montee de Lait to the list. French, romantic (if it's not too crowded) and delicious food. Plus the wine list is fabulous!

        Another romantic place is Pintxo. While it does use local foods, it's not french cuisine.

      2. Thank you for the advice. I would really like a romantic ambiance (not too loud, not too bright, intimate, etc.). So I guess now I should go with either La Porte, Club Chasse et Peche, La Montee de Lait, or Pinxto. I appreciate your help.

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

        1. I treated my folks to Primo e Secondo in Little Italy for their anniv. this summer.