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In and Around the Plateau Neighborhood in November

JPR Oct 31, 2012 08:30 AM

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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    Maximilien Oct 31, 2012 10:03 AM

    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
      causeimhungry Oct 31, 2012 10:57 AM

      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
        Fintastic Nov 1, 2012 07:59 AM

        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
          catroast Nov 1, 2012 02:50 PM

          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
            JPR Nov 9, 2012 07:29 AM

            That is where I stay when in town.

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        EaterBob Oct 31, 2012 08:58 AM

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

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          Glaff Oct 31, 2012 08:53 AM

          - 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
            Plateaumaman Oct 31, 2012 12:18 PM

            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
              JPR Oct 31, 2012 01:20 PM

              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
                Plateaumaman Oct 31, 2012 01:42 PM

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

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            unlaced Oct 31, 2012 08:52 AM

            (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 http://boulangerieguillaume.com/
            Patisserie Rhubarbe 5091 de Lanaudière http://patisserierhubarbe.com/
            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!) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kem-CoB...

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            1. re: unlaced
              Glaff Oct 31, 2012 08:55 AM

              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
                causeimhungry Oct 31, 2012 10:53 AM

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

              2. re: unlaced
                JPR Oct 31, 2012 10:57 AM

                I have also had Au Cinquieme Peche' suggested

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