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
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.