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isa1 Oct 24, 2011 08:41 AM

I need to treat a very important client to lunch this week and have no idea where to bring him. He is from out of town and apparently likes "trendy spots" but I don't want to compromise food quality for trendiness... Thanks!

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    JohnnyGe RE: isa1 Oct 24, 2011 09:00 AM

    What part of town you going to be in?

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      isa1 RE: JohnnyGe Oct 24, 2011 10:56 AM

      Downtown but I don't mind going to Old-Montreal, Plateau, Mile-End, Outremont.

    2. kpzoo RE: isa1 Oct 24, 2011 10:58 AM

      Lawrence? Caveat: I've never had lunch there but I've only seen good things and you can check out their daily menu on Twitter.

      http://lawrencerestaurant.com/
      https://twitter.com/#!/lawrencefood

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        Fintastic RE: isa1 Oct 25, 2011 02:04 PM

        I was going to recommend Chasse et Peche, but I think maybe their lunches are done until the holidays?? Their website is ambiguous, so can anyone confirm? Its closer than Lawrence and they're consistent enough to ensure no slip-ups.

        Otherwise Toque or 400 Coups are both great options if you're aiming to impress.

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          Gregoso RE: Fintastic Oct 25, 2011 06:05 PM

          DNA is also an excellent choice for lunch. They have a great lunch menu that I believe you can check out ahead of time on their website, plus a great wine list. Has been a while since I have been there, however

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            Arktik RE: Gregoso Oct 25, 2011 06:15 PM

            i would second this recommendation - DNA has great food and appropriate setting for business - but according to their website they don't serve lunch. How about Graziella? Toque and 400 coups are also good choices.

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              mangoannie RE: Arktik Oct 25, 2011 07:29 PM

              400 coups used to be open only on Friday for lunch, I went once and was not happy with service and portion size.

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                Fintastic RE: mangoannie Oct 25, 2011 09:11 PM

                This is true - I had forgotten it was only open Fridays. I cannot speak to the service or sizing, but maybe Toque is safest? I also can't find evidence that DNA still offers lunch.

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                  Gregoso RE: Fintastic Oct 26, 2011 08:51 AM

                  Wow, I'm sort of surprised. I was there for lunch last summer, and I had a fantastic charcuterie plate and lamb burger.

                  Really disappointed they are not serving lunch anymore.

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          finefoodie55 RE: isa1 Oct 26, 2011 01:56 PM

          Downtown two of my favorites on Peel St are Le Piment Rouge or Ferreira.Great service, great food. Noise levels can be higher at Ferreira.

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