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Mar 2, 2012 07:01 PM

NYC Foodies in town for Bachelorette Weekend

Let me start by saying that all I'm looking for is good food! Yes, I realize it's a bachelorette party, but we don't need a crazy, clubby restaurant (were too old for that)....just good food, good drinks and a fun atmosphere.

There will be 10 of us in town for 2 nights (fri-sat) in April. We'll be staying in Old Montreal (I think?) but will travel for food! I think we'd want to stay away from overly stuffy restaurants, but other than that, we're open to it all! We eat anything!

The bride very much wanted to go to Garde Manger, unfortunately our group is too large. We've also heard good things about Piede de Cochon and Gibby's. Of course I know of Joe Beef and a quick perusal of the other boards has me thinking about DNA.

But experts, help me please!

I need suggestions for:

1 awesome restaurant for Saturday night
A different, fun, (maybe more casual, but equally delicious) restaurant for Friday night
Casual, delicious lunch recs for friday and saturday afternoons
Bonus points for 1-2 amazing brunch places!!

Thank you so much in advance!

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  1. Are you in any way related to those boys : ??



    Have a look at that thread...

    1. Whats with the Gibbys?!
      2 words: do not go.

      3 Replies
      1. re: porker

        Thanks, Im getting that Idea now... What about the others?

        1. re: Offallytasty

          I like Maximilien's idea of checking out the other thread - it runs roughly parallel to your post. Currently, theres also albatruffles thread on visiting in mid-april, and .alias' 4 nights in mtl, must trys.
          IMO: Joe Beef might have greater appeal to a wider range of people. It might be a moot point for someone calling themself Offalytasty, but:
          yes, apdc is uniquely Quebec and is generally touted as THE montreal food destination. However, the food is not everyone's cup of tea.

          1. re: porker

            Thanks guys! Yes, the Boys Foodie Weekend thread is totally on point for us, thanks for pointing it out!

      2. 10 is too large for joe beef and it's too late to get APDC

        DNA is a good idea and could likely accommodate you, perhaps even at chef's table

        Brunch I would do Lemeac.. as they could probably do 10 and you can reserve. most great brunch places are small, don't take reservations, etc.

        4 Replies
        1. re: j_do

          Thanks. We won't be up there until the end of April. Do you still think its too late for APDC?

          1. re: Offallytasty

            You definitely still have time to book at APDC.

          2. re: j_do

            Now that Joe Beef has expanded, they might be able to accommodate 10. It can't hurt to ask. Otherwise, you could try their sister restaurant, Liverpool House, next door.
            An alternate to Garde Manger is Le Bremner, Chuck Hughes' other restaurant - the atmosphere is a bit different, as is the menu - it's more small plates - but better food IMHO. Or ina similar vein, you could look at Le Filet, which will also happily accommodate a group of 10.

            1. re: cherylmtl

              Thank you! I think Le Bremner also has a 6-person cap on their reservations, but I will definitely check out the others!

          3. Lawrence for brunch. Delicious "gastro-pub"-style food (my fave is the smoked-salmon scrambled eggs, also don't miss the homemade doughnuts), lovely atmosphere, great service. Not sure what their largest table holds, but they do take reservations for groups over 4, so worth a try. I always text them for reservations, they are very responsive. You can see their sample menus on Twitpic.

            5201 St. Laurent, Montreal, QC
            sample brunch menu: