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Need a rec this Wednesday. Close to Old Montreal would be ideal.

grandgourmand Jun 4, 2012 05:54 PM

Hi, have a group of 6-8 guys looking for a good, casual meal with some options for drinking/carousing afterwards (we'll be eating at 9 or shortly thereafter. Currently booked at Le Local (someone else's suggestion) but could always cancel. The menu looks ok, but doesn't do much for me. Have just been doing some last minute research and focusing in on a few names that keep coming up. Honestly, Le Chien Fumant menu is the one that looks the best, but it's a bit out of the way (I'm staying at Sofitel, friends at the Queen E).

So, looking for hip, but good food. Not wanting to blow our brains out on the bill, but don't want to cheap out either. After-dinner options nearby would be good.

I've been to APDC a few times, and it doesn't appeal to me anymore. Think the Chuck Hughes places might be a gamble, with the celebrity chef thing (and also reservation at this stage of the game likely not possible).

Thanks in advance.

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  1. prima RE: grandgourmand Jun 4, 2012 05:57 PM

    I like Osteria Venti http://www.osteriaventi.com/ and Kitchen Galerie Poisson http://www.kitchengalerie.com/ , both located in Old Montreal.

    DNA is also nearby. http://www.dnarestaurant.com/

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      kpzoo RE: prima Jun 4, 2012 06:01 PM

      DNA closed on June 2.

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        prima RE: kpzoo Jun 4, 2012 06:06 PM

        Sorry to hear DNA closed. Thanks for the update.

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      Jaetee RE: grandgourmand Jun 4, 2012 06:35 PM

      Rosalie on De la Montagne? It's not in Old Montreal, but downtown. It's right in between both your hotels, and walking distance.

      There have been alot of news about their pizza, and making a comeback. Great place to hang around later for drinks.

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        Maximilien RE: grandgourmand Jun 5, 2012 03:03 AM

        It's F1 Grand Prix Week-end (even starting wednesday).

        Get out of the downtown/old-montreal core, and head up to the Plateau area.

        I suggest "3 petits cochon", "La Salle à Manger",


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          grandgourmand RE: Maximilien Jun 5, 2012 04:24 PM

          Wow...really like the menu at Salle a Manger. Three different courses with horse.

          If it were just me I'd go for that (or Chien Fumant). But I have to be with people that are not focused on the food and "scene" matters.

          I'll see if I can swing it. Thanks for the rec.

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            Maximilien RE: grandgourmand Jun 6, 2012 05:36 AM

            Better be careful with that menu, it's 2 months old and it change relatively frequently.


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          Fintastic RE: grandgourmand Jun 5, 2012 06:25 AM

          You'd be happy at Chien Fumant - it's one of my favourites, though I have not been recently.

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