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Friends coming to montreal, taking them out for a dinner

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.alias Sep 26, 2012 10:41 AM

Taking a few friends who are visiting from Waterloo for dinner.

We're all univeristy students, so i'm looking for something good, yet affordable...probably no APdC or Joe Beef etc for us.

Anyone have any good ideas for a dinner out, maybe even near the mcgill campus?

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    .alias RE: .alias Sep 26, 2012 10:48 AM

    currently looking at les 3 petits bouchons, if we stick to the cheaper mains, could we get by with 25 pp? Also, does anyone know if they have an english menu?

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      picklebird RE: .alias Sep 26, 2012 01:13 PM

      Hard to go to Les 3 petits bouchons and not spend $$ on wine!

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      wattacetti RE: .alias Sep 26, 2012 11:46 AM

      Wasn't there a recent thread about how the alma mater is a wasteland?

      if the proposed budget excludes booze, Pinxto, BU and Le Comptoir might suit your budget though the latter is a bit further north. Depending on how much you eat, it will likely be around $40/pp after taxes and tip. If it includes booze, suggest looking for a BYO option.

      There's also the Asian options near Concordia.

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        picklebird RE: wattacetti Sep 26, 2012 01:12 PM

        I was recently at Le Comptoir with a group and with wine we each paid $50+tip per person and ate well. I'd say without wine it was about $35+tip (some folks only had one glass).

      2. cherylmtl RE: .alias Sep 26, 2012 05:53 PM

        If you want to do the after 10 pm dinners, there are a few good options.

        1. porker RE: .alias Sep 26, 2012 06:42 PM

          C-H-I-N-A-T-O-W-N
          Eat like kings, drink like barons, pay like paupers.

          Howsabout Polish Mazurka on Prince-Arthur - hearty reasonable fare, not BYOB, but affordable wine.

          Maybe Portuguese Portugalia on Rachel - good chicken, ribs. Or La Cabane Portugal across from Schwartz - standby Portuguese like bifana, grilled steaks, terrific marinated octopus, plus eclectic items on the whiteboard (wild boar/wapiti/rabbit etc) and reasonable drinks & full bar.

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            Shattered RE: porker Sep 29, 2012 08:20 AM

            I'll second Chinatown or the cheaper Portuguese joints around the Main.

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            LoveGossipGirl RE: .alias Sep 30, 2012 09:46 AM

            Chinatown!

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