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Christmas meals in restaurants

mangoannie Dec 3, 2011 08:36 PM

I put up this topic as there are always some montrealers or tourists looking for restaurant cooked meals (beyond chinatown or hotel chains) during Christmas when most restaurants are closed. I also found it intesting as did not know you can pick up tourtières and other holiday favourites at PDC.

This article starts listing a few opened on 24th and 25th for christmas meals and we can add others to the list


Laurie Raphaël: 2050, rue Mansfield, www.laurieraphael.com,514-985-6072

Auberge Saint-Gabriel: 426, rue Saint-Gabriel, www.lesaint-gabriel.com, 514-878-3561

Le Saint-Sulpice (Sinclair): 414, rue Saint-Sulpice, www.lesaintsulpice.com, 514-288-1000

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    mangoannie Dec 11, 2011 04:29 PM

    christmas/new years


    Au cinquieme péche closed at christmas, and 24th

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      mangoannie Dec 10, 2011 02:21 PM

      Nothing happening in the ferrer group of restos around Christmas but they (Europea, Beaver Hall, Andiano) will be open for New Years Eve

      les deux gamins will be closed dec. 23-27 but open for new years with this menu:

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        montrealwaitress Dec 7, 2011 11:24 PM

        A friend of mine at Gibby's assures me they will be open for business Christmas Eve and Christmas...

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          OliverB Dec 8, 2011 04:56 AM

          They always are, but I'm not sure why anyone would want to spend their holidays at Gibbys.

          If anyone is interested, I was able to make reservations at Le Club Chasse et Peche for New Years. They have an 8-course fixed-prix menu for $130 with complimentary champagne and an optional $80 wine pairing. The maitre'd (or whoever I spoke with over the phone) had said that he'd contact me at a later date with further details on the menu (I'm not sure that it's been set as of yet) and only asked if there were any dietary restrictions.

          If anyone is still looking for a really nice/festive dinner option for NYE with fun atmosphere, I suggest you jump on this asap because every other place that I've tried has already been sold out for weeks. Details are not being advertised on their website or anywhere else, so there still appears to be seating available. $210 for an 8-course degustation with champagne and wine pairing on New Year's Eve is a pretty amazing deal! I spent nearly that much on a meal for myself at the restaurant last month... There's only one dinner seating (they want to start serving at around 9pm, so advise guests to be at the restaurant by 8:30 at the latest) and it's supposed to run late into the evening. Expect to be finnished with dessert and champagne by midnight.

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            mangoannie Dec 10, 2011 05:03 PM

            the new resto sinclair wouldnt yet be sold out and their new years menu is now online but pricier than Club Chasse

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          OliverB Dec 7, 2011 03:23 AM

          I probably shouldn't be posting this until my reservations are in... but I called CCeP last night and was told that they are open for New Year's and are hosting a special event for the 31st.

          The person that I spoke with was unable to explain what would be taking place at the time, but asked to call me back this evening. Evidently, I am guessing that there are still tables available.

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            OliverB Dec 5, 2011 05:58 AM

            Does anyone know if CCeP is open for NYE on the 31st?

            It looks like 400 Coups isn't happening (I tried every possible variation on OpenTable and they're booked through for the entire weekend) so I'm looking for an equal alternative...

            I might look into La Porte or Les 3 Petits Bouchons also.

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              OliverB Dec 5, 2011 06:09 AM

              Aix Cuisine du Terroir is also booked through for NYE.

              I just tried to make a res through OpenTable for 4 and 2 with no luck. :(

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                OliverB Dec 5, 2011 06:33 AM

                Sorry for the multiple posts... Les 400 Coups contacted me and they are completely sold out. They've offered to help with alternate suggestions for the 31st which was very nice.

                - I've booked at Le Saint Gabriel for Saturday the 24th with fixed-prix special menu.

                - I've booked at Aix Cuisine for Sunday the 25th with fixed-prix special menu.

                Not sure what to do for the 31st now... I had no idea that restaurants would fill up almost a month in advance. Any other suggestions for NYE?

                I'm looking for a place with lively atmosphere but not overly tourist dinner-club style. Champagne and fixed-prix with wine pairing preferred. Swinging enough for a fun NYE shindig, but still intimate for a small group of several couples... French or nouveau regional cuisine would be great, and the emphasis is on a killer degustation menu with top service. Think CCeP.

                Any help would be super appreciated... the list of places with available seating is limited this year.

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              OliverB Dec 5, 2011 04:05 AM

              OpenTable is not showing availabilities for Les 400 Coups on the 31st (NYE) but I just sent an email for the 2nd dinner service. I hope they have room!

              SEb l'Artisan in St-Jovite is open for the holidays and are doing a special Christmas menu for Dec. 24-25, which is probably where I'll be on Sunday night. Made reservations at Le Saint-Gabriel for the 24th.

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                illusion Dec 5, 2011 04:56 AM

                i've tired to book for four yesterday at 400 coups for NYE second service dinner and been told they where filled up. It's a shame as i would of love to repeat last year experience.

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                  OliverB Dec 5, 2011 05:48 AM

                  damn, I did the same... maybe I'll try for two and see if they can squeeze us in.

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                mangoannie Dec 4, 2011 06:24 PM

                voir paper has some listings for holidays

                chez ma grosse truie cherie has $60 reveillon meal (24th), also special menu for new years eve


                also mentions damas, Chez L’Épicier, zero 8 for christmas reveillon, l institut for special breakfast on 25th; hotel restos...

                If tourists are reading this they will need to know that unlike other provinces quebec has a special meal en famille late evening on 24th and this custom is reflected in restaurants so may be best to join in that than try to find your traditional christmas feast in a resto on 25th.

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                  mangoannie Dec 4, 2011 08:59 AM

                  checked 400 coups site, must be closed for christmas as only mention new years menu, same on newtown site, dna also mentions only new years + special lunch menu starting: DNA December lunch

                  From December 6th to 23rd 3 course menu 35$, Tuesday to Friday

                  New year’s eve dinner

                  4 course menu 75$, make your reservation !


                  on aix cuisine site


                  antonopolous group of restaurants, some open some not


                  on clubchasse et peche site, they have announced they will starting up their weekday classic holiday lunches from Tuesday Dec 13 til Dec. 23 inclusive

                  restaurant napoleon in old montreal is open on the 24th, and new years eve but closed dec. 25, and jan. 1

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