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APDC or Joe Beef or Les Deux Singes

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Looking for some advice.

Out of these three - Au Pied de Cochon, Joe Beef, or Les Deux Singes de Montarvie - which would you pick for a mid-week dinner (and why)?

Thanks.

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Au Pied de Cochon
536 Av Duluth E, Montreal, QC H2L1A9, CA

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

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  1. I've never been there but I think that Deux singes is definitely not in the same league as the other two.

    Joe Beef is the kind of place where I would be happy to eat every week for the rest of my life.
    APDC is the place where I had some of the most memorable meals in my life. Either way, you can't go wrong. However, Joe Beef is the most expensive of the bunch.

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

    1. Never been to that monkey place...
      But I would choose Joe Beef - I know some people think it's a bit overrated/ overpriced, but i'm a bit over APDC -too heavy. Plus with the cookbook out i'm sure JB are aiming to impress. Atmosphere-wise those two are pretty much the same.

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

      1. I much prefer Joe Beef.

        1. I've tried all 3 of them, and Les 2 singes is underwhelming, food is ok nothing stellar, I would definitely pick one of the 2 other options you're mentioning.

          1. Deux Singes is a nice place, and I once had an amazing meal there, but on my subsequent visits I found the food and service to be less impressive. I feel like this place is a gamble.

            PDC is probably the best value and is worth trying for something who hasn't been before. I think its probably the restaurant I've been to the most, so I'm also a bit worn out on their menu, but they've kept me coming back so that speaks to their quality.

            Joe Beef is always great, but its pricey. I like this place best when east coast seafood is still available. I think its early enough in the year that some still is, but I know later in the year they swap for West Coast products that I like less. This place will also be packed due to the press the cookbook is getting, so be sure to reserve far in advance if you choose to go - even on a weekday.

            So I think my answer is PDC if you've never been before... In the Joe Beef visitor itinerary in their cookbook they recommend the same thing.

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