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xpr0k Aug 6, 2012 02:12 PM

Am staying in Hilton Bonaventure with 4 other friends this Saturday. How bad will the lineups be around 11-12am for Brunch? We looked at the following places:

Sparrow, L'Avenue, Griffintown Cafe & Lawrence

Pros: Griffinitown accepts reservations
Cons: L'Avenue menu only in French

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    unlaced RE: xpr0k Aug 6, 2012 02:36 PM

    We were walking around Sunday at about 11:30am looking for a new place to have brunch (admittedly Sunday seems to be a busier brunch day than Saturday) and the Sparrow had a 20-30min wait for a table of two. Same with Faberge.

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      Fintastic RE: xpr0k Aug 6, 2012 03:25 PM

      L'Avenue, Lawrence, and Griffintown are among the busiest brunch places in town. With 5 people I'd expect at least 30-45 mins, though obviously this can vary a lot. If you're worried about waiting then maybe try booking at Griffintown, though sometimes I've found that they won't take reservations (this seems to change from week to week). Lawrence and Griffintown I prefer over Sparrow and L'Avenue. I wouldn't worry about the french menus. If you're unsure about what things are, a waiter can help you out.

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        Shattered RE: Fintastic Aug 20, 2012 12:30 AM

        It's the francophones who're concerned about being "helped" in Quebec's official language at Sparrow (rightly so, it's a haven of hipster douches)

      2. kpzoo RE: xpr0k Aug 6, 2012 04:40 PM

        I believe you can make a reservation at Lawrence with 5 people. (I think the minimum is 4). I love their brunch and would highly recommend it.

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