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raisaroo Jan 11, 2013 05:38 PM

I am looking for a not to pricey sit-down restaurant (preferable under 15$ per person) that is open on Monday, has that Montreal flavour and can fit 6 people at a table! This has not been easy, many of the restaurants are closed Mondays, don't have large tables or are out of my price change. To further complicate things I am trying to avoid Asian-themed places. Any advice?
I was considering Arepera du Plateau but it closed on Monday, maybe Santropol Roulant but I am not a big fan....
Locations being considered : Sud-Ouest, Plateau, Little -Italy, Mile-End

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    catroast Jan 11, 2013 06:35 PM

    pho bang new york

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      chawanmushi Jan 11, 2013 10:20 PM

      Aux Vivres
      Pizza Napoletana
      La Banquise

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        EaterBob Jan 12, 2013 11:00 AM

        A fairly comprehensive list can be had here http://willtravelforfood.com/2012/04/...

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        1. re: EaterBob
          raisaroo Jan 13, 2013 08:22 AM

          Good list but most of these do not fall under the "cheap eats" category.

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          raisaroo Jan 13, 2013 08:16 AM

          Thanks everyone - La Banquise and Aux Vivres are good options. Also was considering Lola Rosa.

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            raisaroo Jan 14, 2013 12:09 PM

            La Cabane is the winner!

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              raisaroo Jan 15, 2013 11:40 AM

              Sumary of our La Cabane experience.
              Everyone was able to have a decent size meal and drinks for under 20$ (this included drinks and tip, all main entries were under 15$). It was more pub-style food than expected but decent and filling, nothing fancy. Everyone enjoyed their meal (Calamari, steak, and Sole).
              La Cabane was on the main, so my friend got one last chance to see some nice parts of Montreal.
              FYI - (1) Asian was avoided because my friend was flying to Vancouver and the Asian food, inlcuding Indian, is just better in BC
              (2) We also didn't want French food as she is from France

              We would have liked to go to a latino place (cuz we make it better here than in France and Vancouver) but they were either out of our price range, closed or we couldn't confirm they were open on Monday. Which is why we ended up opting for "Portuguese." I have trouble classifying La Cabane as Portuguese, it is more akin to mediterranean pub-food as you get your main served with fries and salad.

              We were satisfied, not stressed out by the bill and happy to try out a new place. All went well, Thanks for the input.

              1. re: raisaroo
                Shattered Jan 16, 2013 02:08 PM

                Glad you liked it. I was there on Monday too for their $10 steak & fries special. There's more authentic Portuguese across the street at Jano, but there's not too many places you can get a meal and a pint for $20 or less!

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            Shattered Jan 13, 2013 09:47 AM

            The Main
            La Cabane
            Chef Guru or Thali (unless Indian is "Asian-themed")
            pubs like McKibbins, Ye Olde Orchard, Vieux Dublin, etc.

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              depgirl Jan 15, 2013 06:55 AM

              How about under $20?

              Here are some suggestions from other websites. You'll have to check if they're open Mondays:



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                causeimhungry Jan 15, 2013 08:41 AM

                The OP never said he was expecting 15$ with tax and tip included. He said he's just looking for a place where the mains are preferably under 15$.

                How are your suggestions helpful to the OP when he's specifically looking for places open on Mondays?

                1. re: causeimhungry
                  SnackHappy Jan 15, 2013 10:46 AM

                  "He said he's just looking for a place where the mains are preferably under 15$."

                  I didn't see that anywhere in the original post. What's written is "(preferable under 15$ per person)". To me, that means all-in or possibly before taxes and tip, but never just mains.

                  1. re: SnackHappy
                    causeimhungry Jan 15, 2013 11:26 AM

                    I was wrong. I said mains because I made the assumption based on the 15$ price per person.

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                      SnackHappy Jan 15, 2013 11:43 AM

                      It could very well have been what OP meant. I just would never assume that. It's part of the reason I didn't answer this post, as it seemed to me an unrealistic request.

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                depgirl Jan 15, 2013 08:51 AM

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                  EaterBob Jan 15, 2013 12:10 PM

                  You don't. They do.

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                    maj54us Jan 15, 2013 10:07 AM

                    I assume that many Indian or Pakistani food places are open on Mondays since many are closed on Tuesdays.

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                      depgirl Jan 15, 2013 02:04 PM

                      I'm going to have to think really hard about this one.

                      What about Bonnys vegetarian in St-Henri?


                      I will think of more.

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                        depgirl Jan 15, 2013 02:11 PM

                        You can try this cheap burger tapas place, also in St-Henri:


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                          depgirl Jan 15, 2013 02:16 PM

                          Cafe Souvenir on Bernard in Outremont, not too far from Mile End:


                          Good salads and burgers.

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