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Sep 6, 2011 09:04 AM

Tall order - 18 for lunch around McGill

I need to find a place that can take 18 people for a group lunch next week. Closer to McGill the better. Somewhere in the range of 20 per person would be ideal but a bit higher or lower would be okay. Any kind of food is acceptable so long as it's 'good'. Last time we went to Le Taj and I would like to avoid anything of that quality or below this time around.


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  1. Newtown has a good lunch table d'hote and could seat 18 for lunch with a reservation.

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    1. re: montrealwaitress

      Thanks for the suggestion but I looked into it and it seems to be quite a bit pricier than my range allows. With an entree, main course, tip, tax, we're looking at close to $50 pp. Any other suggestions?

    2. Just had lunch at Hakata Ramen on Stanley, just south of Ste-Catherine. Thought it was decent, not amazing, and I liked the variety of dishes they offered including various kinds of ramen soups, omurice, Japanese curry, and seafood dishes like oyster tempura. We were there for an early lunch so it was sparse but started getting more crowded as the lunch hour grew on, and they could definitely accommodate 18 people. They have a lunch special that comes with your choice of soup or salad, deep-fried tofu with bonito flakes, and your choice of about 6 mains (mostly ramen soups). I really liked the tofu, the miso soup was decent, and the ramen was decent too. Prices were about $10.95 for the lunch special.

      Not sure what else to suggest since food options around McGill stink. I think it's better to go west to Concordia and Chinatown 2.

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      1. re: looosia

        Believe me, I would love to go that far to get to Chinatown 2. Believe it or not, this is too far for this group. I know, right?

      2. Might be too expensive- table d hote at decca 77 is 23 (excellent last time I went for lunch special), la coupole is the same I believe.

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        1. re: kpaxonite

          I would LOVE to take this suggestion but the price is now 25$ and only for groups less than 10 people apparently. Codswallop!

        2. If it's in the range for you guys, St-Denis/ Duluth has many BYOB and my favorite is Lombardi.
          It's an italian style restaurant but has sea food and grilled meats as a choice
          in the range of $10$ to $30 per person

          Lombardi Restaurant
          411 Av Duluth E, Montreal, QC H2L1A4, CA

          1. A bit west at Sherbrooke and Guy is Fino Gourmand. Quite large and could definitely accommodate a group of 18. Maybe even on the terrasse if its nice out. The food is really good. I have only been for supper but noted they offer a nice selection of gourmet pizzas only at lunch time. Unfortunately the lunch menu is not on the website and the supper menu isn't exactly current so you may want to go and check out the lunch menu to have a more accurate idea of whats available and costs but there are several really yummy supper menu items under or close to $20. I can vouch for the deliciousness of the short rib, gnocchi with meatballs, burger, arugula salad and calamari.