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tigre Feb 8, 2013 04:05 PM

i always follow my partner to the complexe desjardins food court (since it is close, because there sure isn't any other reason!) but if any one has some specific suggestions I'd like to hear them. Please be specific, since saying "china town is close" isn't specific and spouse does not like any sort of guessing game of finding a good resto among the ungood restaurants.


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    foodie8 Feb 8, 2013 05:09 PM

    Brasserie T and Bouillon BLK are two of my favourites.

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      jfprieur Feb 8, 2013 05:16 PM

      Second Brasserie T, always been very happy when leaving there.

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        JerkPork Feb 8, 2013 07:55 PM

        +3 on Brasserie T, but obviously slightly more pricier than the food court.

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          Ghostquatre Feb 9, 2013 07:07 AM

          By slightly pricier you mean twice as pricy as the food court?

          Nudo Ramen in Chinatown is quite cheap and filling.

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            SourberryLily Feb 9, 2013 08:53 AM

            I actually didn't like Brasserie T... Portions were meager and food quality didn't justify the price. I think you're paying for the location and reputation of the chef.

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              SnackHappy Feb 9, 2013 09:05 AM

              My experience at Brasserie T was not so great, either. Decor and service were ok , but execution was mediocre. It certainly wasn't worth the money.

      2. cherylmtl Feb 8, 2013 05:39 PM

        If you want to try Chinese, Keung Kee is always consistently good. But I would go with Brasserie T...or else F Bar.

        1. kpzoo Feb 8, 2013 06:28 PM

          I had some *really* good and inexpensive pho (grilled chicken with veggies) at Pho Bang New York in Chinatown last week

          1001 St Laurent Blvd.

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            westaust Feb 8, 2013 08:55 PM

            You can always go and pickup Banh Mi Sandwiches at Hoang Oanh @ 1071 St-Laurent close by and really good and cheap

            1. carolilas Feb 9, 2013 06:02 AM

              I've tried Brasserie T, F Bar and Bouillon Bilk. I'd recommend Bouillon Bilk first, then Brasserie T.

              In Chinatown, Mai Xiang Yuan is a very nice place for dumplings.

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                JedZ Jul 3, 2013 10:26 AM

                I wonder if Mai Xiang Yuan would allow you to bring a bottle of wine?

              2. SourberryLily Feb 9, 2013 09:01 AM

                In Complexe Desjardin, i am in love with Boulangerie de Montreal. They have fantastic sandwiches and their soups and side salads are really good too. I actually pick this place over any sit down restaurant every time!

                Nagoya sushi on President Kenedy (literally next to Sushi shop, but not the same) has really a really good lunch special and i love their sushi. I don't know if they are open on the weekends though.

                Keung Kee in Chinatown is good chinese food. Ginger lobter is great when in season.

                Kam Fung or Rubis Rouge serves good Dim sum. FYI dim sum is served until about 3pm, so not an evening meal.

                Sumo Ramen has nice ramen, the restaurant is up the stairs, and it's quite nice.

                1. kpzoo Feb 9, 2013 11:55 AM

                  Furusato has decent Japanese. Not *outstanding* IMO (at least what I've had there) but tasty, reasonable, and good service.

                  2137 Bleury St. - just below Sherbrooke St. W.


                  Be sure to check opening hours, they're closed a few days.

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