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Urgent! Warm, cozy, fish-friendly, little bit upscale restaurant needed in Plateau! Ambience a must.

noahcave Apr 26, 2012 09:53 AM

My friend's coming for her birthday and she couldn't get into Pied. There must be some great places along Mont Royal or between there and Rachel or there and St. Joseph that I can tell her to try!


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  1. TheSnowpea RE: noahcave Apr 26, 2012 10:35 AM

    Lawrence? Sparrow?

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      Maximilien RE: noahcave Apr 26, 2012 10:47 AM

      Since you were prepared to go to Au Pied de Cochon, why not try "La Salle a Manger"?

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        sweettoothMTL RE: noahcave Apr 26, 2012 11:45 AM

        My first thought was also La Salle a Manger.

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          stak RE: noahcave Apr 26, 2012 11:54 AM

          Agree with the other suggestions - another possibility might be Cafe Sardine. I haven't tried it myself (yet!) but the recent review in the Mirror makes it sound like it might fit the bill. http://www.montrealmirror.com/wp/2012...

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            jellyhock RE: noahcave Apr 26, 2012 02:47 PM

            How about Le Filet on Mount Royal?

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              SnackHappy RE: jellyhock Apr 26, 2012 03:19 PM

              Le Filet is great but it isn't exactly warm and cozy.

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                Maximilien RE: SnackHappy Apr 26, 2012 05:49 PM

                neither is Au Pied de Cochon.

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                  SnackHappy RE: Maximilien Apr 26, 2012 06:13 PM

                  Well, it gets pretty hot in there and the seating arrangement is certainly very cozy... ;)

                  I get what you're saying though. APDC is not a warm and cozy, but Le Filet's decor is pretty cold and harsh.

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                    noahcave RE: SnackHappy Apr 30, 2012 12:04 PM

                    We did O'Thym, which is probably my favorite resto in Mtl, all things considered. And the atmosphere in Pied is totally warm and cozy, everything looks buttery and lovely, although it's loud as hell.

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              Fintastic RE: noahcave Apr 26, 2012 03:38 PM

              I absolutely second Lawrence - even if the atmosphere is colder than when they were in the Sparrow premises, the staff will make anyone feel right at home. Other than that maybe Chien Fumant? P'tit Plateau is also really cozy, as is Pintxo. Salle a Manger never feels cozy to me - far too large for that.

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                OliverB RE: noahcave Apr 30, 2012 07:31 PM

                5ieme Peche or 3 Petits Bouchons just off Mont Royal both fit the bill. Not sure what's meant by 'warm but double check for intimate/cozy and fish. Le P'tit Plateau byo just off Mont Royal also, might not be as fish friendly though.

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