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CNW2000 Jun 18, 2012 12:28 PM

We will be in the city in late July for three or four nights. Looking for food and activity recommendations. We are relatively adventurous, but may be limited with the company of our 4 year-old son.

We are staying at Hotel de la Montagne, and I'm finding it difficult to search in that neighbourhood (ideally, we'd like to have dinners within walking distance). Planning on an afternoon hiking Mount Royale and another just walking around Old Montreal.

Some questions:

1. Any must-see spots (I've seen APDC, Toque in a lot of discussions) that are family-friendly?
2. Looking specifically for something casual the night we arrive - Poutine and beer near our hotel?

Looking for something caOpen to any ideas, thanks CH'ers!

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    Maximilien RE: CNW2000 Jun 18, 2012 01:28 PM

    Toqué! is not familiy friendly (It's one of the high-end restaurant in town).

    Maybe you are thinking of its small sister : "Brasserie T".

    1. cherylmtl RE: CNW2000 Jun 18, 2012 07:48 PM

      You are a short walk to Dominion Square Tavern or MBrgr, and a fairly short drive (or taxi ride) to La Banquise, if you want poutine and beer (very family-friendly place). Also a short drive to Chalet BBQ for chicken.
      Forget about Toque, but otherwise most restaurants in Montreal are pretty receptive to small kids (especially if those kids are relatively well-behaved. Not so much if they scream and throw food around...)

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        CNW2000 RE: cherylmtl Jun 19, 2012 08:27 AM

        Thank you for those suggestions!

        I think we are going to try to do a picnic with take-out APDC one afternoon, and made reservation at Joe Beef. Will look at either of those walking-distance restaurants for our first night.

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          Maximilien RE: CNW2000 Jun 19, 2012 08:43 AM

          Au Pied de Cochon opens at 5pm, maybe late for an afternoon picnic , and I'm not certain exactly what you can/could order for take out.

          M.

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