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"fancy" indian restaurants dinner in Montreal

klnfln Oct 22, 2012 07:54 AM


My parents and grandparents are coming up to Montreal and I've been asked to make a reservation at a "nice" place as we're celebrating my graduation. If it were up to me I'd just head up to parc ex and get indian food but they're expecting something a little more fancy-ish. I was wondering if anyone had any appropriate recommendations? I've been to Le Taj, it's ok but I didn't think it was anything special. I'm thinking somewhere not too formal but definitely a place where you reserve and the energy is a little more relaxed than the hole-in-the-wall places I go to. Somewhere with a vibe like Rumi would be ideal. Any thoughts? Thanks a bunch.

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    montrealwaitress RE: klnfln Oct 22, 2012 07:58 AM

    Ghandi in Old Montreal - http://www.restaurantgandhi.com/

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      514eats RE: montrealwaitress Oct 23, 2012 10:54 AM

      We second this answer. Look no further than Ghandi.

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        Whygee RE: 514eats Oct 25, 2012 09:55 AM

        I'm sorry to differ but I think we lack this kind of restaurant in Montreal. Gandhi sure is a nice location but it's very bland and expensive: you basically get the same food you would get on Jean-Talon Ouest but for 4 times the price and none of the kick.

        I've read good things about Devi, but I've never tried it because I try to avoid Crescent at all cost ;-)

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          514eats RE: Whygee Apr 3, 2013 08:08 AM

          You are absolutely correct. We just went back this weekend and were generally disappointed. We definitely had better memories from the times we've been in the past, many years ago.

    2. hungryann RE: klnfln Oct 22, 2012 08:55 AM

      Atma on St-Laurent is pretty good for what you are looking for but doesn't beat the Park X joints IMHO.

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        Goormay RE: hungryann Mar 30, 2013 07:22 AM

        I really love Atma and I firmly believe this is the best Indian resto in Montreal. When you walk in, you get a feeling of calm and happiness as the place has great, warm energy. The nan bread is baked fresh and see if you can have only one piece of garlic nan - I can't. From their Tandoori dishes to the lentil dishes, everything is fresh and so flavorfull. We have been to every popular Indian place in this city and we always go back to Atma and we are never disappointed!

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          Peaches to Poutine RE: Goormay Apr 3, 2013 08:35 AM

          Usually I'd put in my vote for Atma because it has that sort of elegant yet slightly chubby atmosphere that I sometimes surprise myself by liking. The first time my husband and I went there we loved it. The second time we went our service was less than stellar, we were rushed, and the food wasn't as good as before.

          Still, I'm game for giving it another shot.

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        EaterBob RE: klnfln Oct 22, 2012 02:26 PM

        Mysore on Saint Laurent and Rachel. Free indoor parking (which is a godsend on the Plateau) great food and better service.

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