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Special Occasion Dinner - With Kid

ScoobySnacks20 Jul 25, 2012 04:57 PM

I am looking for a gastronomic adventure, no expenses spared for a 40th anniversary, but we'll have a 6yr old with us. I'm looking for something great, but 9 courses meals are unfortunately out of the question.

We're very adventurous eaters, so no steakhouses unless its out of the ordinary. We'll of course need to be able to make reservations (no Kazu)

I had PDC (early evening) on my list, but I'm sure y'all got some more suggestions for us.

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  1. cherylmtl Jul 25, 2012 08:25 PM

    Joe Beef? Club Chasse et Peche would be my first choice, but not with a 6-year-old... Maybe Maison Boulud in the Ritz? Haven't been there yet, but might also work.

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      Plateaumaman Jul 26, 2012 02:12 PM

      APDC fits the bill well as it can be very adventurous. I guess it might depend also on the patience of the 6 year old? I always find good sushi and seafood to be festive but I'm not sure where I'd go for that. Maybe rijstafel at Nonya would be good and they have a small terrace in the summer. Garde Manger is definitely out as they won't accept kids. Pintxo is fun too and it's easy to find something everyone enjoys as there is a lot of variety, although it might not be a huge adventure.

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      1. re: Plateaumaman
        ScoobySnacks20 Jul 29, 2012 07:34 AM

        Thanks, my son is not picky, the challenge is to find great food served in a reasonable amount of time and an atmosphere where either other kids are present or his antics are drowned in the hustle and bustle

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          Plateaumaman Jul 30, 2012 06:01 AM

          There are often kids as APDC at the early seating. As for another choice besides that, it's the gastronomic adventure part that is stumping me. Maybe something in the country like Les Jardins Sauvages with lots of freshly picked mushrooms? I've never been but it sounds festive, delicious and there's be space for the 6 year old to run around. http://www.jardinssauvages.com/index....

          1. re: Plateaumaman
            ScoobySnacks20 Jul 30, 2012 10:40 AM

            The "adventure" part is my way of saying that I am open to foods from anywhere, any style and to not "play it safe". (I hate the word ethnic as all food is ethnic. Heck, even "french food" is different in every village).

            Thanks for the recommendation and keep 'em coming!

      2. 514eats Aug 1, 2012 10:43 AM

        Tough one, but I would suggest Bice (Italian), Cafe Ferreira (Portuguese), Kaizen (Japanese) or Milos (Greek). These are all occasion-worthy, upscale and should accommodate a kid.

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        1. re: 514eats
          mangoannie Aug 4, 2012 08:58 PM

          cafe ferreira is kind of loud especially in evenings, not sure if due to loud crowds or acoustics
          Milos is really expensive but very good and would be ok for a child. PDC is lively but feels crowded to me and maybe not too fast the service, decor chalet look.. There is also new Portuguese resto in Old Montreal, Restaurant Helena, by wellregarded Montreal chef , I dont think CH have been yet but you can search online for comments

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