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Oct 31, 2012 08:30 AM

In and Around the Plateau Neighborhood in November

Going to be in the plateau neighborhood for a long weekend during the american thanksgiving holiday. Going to check out our usual haunts such as Romados, St. Vitauer Bagels, Sala Rosa, Casa de Popolo, Pied de Cochon and Dieu du Ciel plus a new place called Cafe Sardine. Any other chowhound advice? Anything new? Or an old place that we should try? Good place for our thanksgiving dinner? Thank you for any input.

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  1. (without knowing when you last visited and what is new and old to you)
    I would recommend
    Guillaume, a boulangerie, it is right next door to Sardine
    Patisserie Rhubarbe 5091 de Lanaudière
    Kem Coba an artisanal ice-cream shop on Fairmont, quite close to Sardine and Guillaume (though maybe you won't feel like ice-cream in late November!)

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    1. re: unlaced

      I'm not sure if Kem Coba serves ice-cream in november though? I've not been since last summer, but I think in the autumn they make pastries.

      1. re: Glaff

        I believe the are planning to reopen on November 7th.

      2. re: unlaced

        I have also had Au Cinquieme Peche' suggested

      3. - Hotel Herman in the Mile-End. Just opened this summer and quickly becoming a new favorite.
        - Have you already tried Lawrence? And Boulangerie Guillaume? Both Café Sardine's neighbour and both amazing.
        - Trip de Bouffe on Mont-Royal. A new lebanese bakery/lunch place, not far from Kouing-Amann (that you must try if you didn't already)
        - Le Couteau for coffee, on St-Denis

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        1. re: Glaff

          I second Trip de Bouffe, great Lebanese bakery. I had a lovely lunch with a few snacks and some tabbouleh from there today. Kouign-Amann also deserves a visit for the signature pastry and the croissants. Lallouz is a good place for lunch, kebabs and pogo merguez.

          Do you want turkey for Thanksgiving dinner? That could be a tough one.

          1. re: Plateaumaman

            Thanks for the info. No, turkey is not on the agenda. A couple of years ago we did Pied de Cochon for thanksgiving and had a great time. Foie gras beats turkey anytime.

            1. re: JPR

              That's a good attitude. Or maybe duck in can?

        2. Lawrence, which is also right next door to Cafe Sardine. Chez Boris on Parc, Sparrow, Le Filet, Nouveau Palais and the Royal Phoenix.

          1. Sardine is nice; just be warned that is does not take reservation; first come first serve.

            IMO, nothing food interesting about Sala Rosa or Casa del Popolo.

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            1. re: Maximilien

              I agree with Max. There's nothing special about Sala Rose and Casa del Popolo and I would replace it with Lawrence.

              1. re: causeimhungry

                I definitely agree. Sala has its place, but in most cases I'd aim for Lawrence. Cinqieme Peche is also excellent and innovative, though I actually don't like their new location as much as their (tiny) old space. Its one of the few places in the world that consistently has seal on their menu, if you're one for experimentation.

                1. re: causeimhungry

                  Casa del Popolo has been the nucleus of Mile End's rise. It is worth visiting as it is now an institution. It's got a homey-watering hole-bohemian vibe and it is a nice place to lounge about during the afternoon for a pint and a sandwich.

                  1. re: catroast

                    That is where I stay when in town.

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