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La Fabrique or Le Chien Fumant?

Mouton Noir May 22, 2012 01:01 PM

we be in montreal for just one night, Sunday, and i think that's what our choice whittled down to. our favs in montreal usuall garde manger, joe beef, holder, grazielle, monsieur B.
Is one better than the other, or both similar styles? I know Chien's chef is a former Joe Beef employee, if memory serves me correctly. Feedback much appreciated

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    Fintastic May 22, 2012 03:51 PM

    I don't mind Fabrique, but it often seems like they try to cram too many favourite ingredients into every dish. The result is a menu that's dominated by muddled, conflicting flavours.

    Chien Fumant, on the other hand, is one of my favourites. I'd recommend that one.

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      FrenchSoda Jul 22, 2012 03:16 PM

      Do you know if we are likely to need reservations at Le Chien Fumant later on a Thursday night? Or if they accept last-minute reservations? I will be stopping in Montreal next Thursday night and would love to check it out for dinner, but will have been driving back from Atlantic Canada, so I can't be exactly sure what time I will be arriving.

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        SnackHappy Jul 22, 2012 05:07 PM

        Le Chien Fumant are closed for vacation. They will re-open for the first week of August.

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          FrenchSoda Jul 22, 2012 06:14 PM

          Not the news I was hoping for, but thanks! I'll find somewhere else.

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      Plateaumaman Jul 22, 2012 06:24 PM

      I walked by La Fabrique this week and it was also closed for vacation, although the Annex was open ... ? Oh, never mind, I see FrenchSoda was only asking about one restaurant.

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        FrenchSoda Jul 22, 2012 08:57 PM

        That probably would havebeen next on the list, since the OP is debating between the two, so thank you as well : )

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