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Montreal- a good bistro with classic French food Monday july 22

akhorasanee Jul 15, 2013 09:19 AM

My hubby is taking his parents to Montreal for a day for the first time to see the wonderful city. His dad loves French food, could you please recommend a decently priced restaurant/ bistro (i.e. Mains 20-25) for dinner that serves good French food!!! Thank you for your help

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  1. SnackHappy RE: akhorasanee Jul 15, 2013 09:30 AM

    I think L'Express is what you're looking for. It's many people's go-to for bistro-style food in Montreal and is in your price range.


    Another less central option would be Au Petit Extra.


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      Fintastic RE: SnackHappy Jul 15, 2013 10:02 AM

      These are great recommendations. You might also consider 3 Petits Bouchons, Quartier General (mains are pricier but 4-course meals are around $40 and it is BYOW), or Brasserie T.

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        prima RE: SnackHappy Jul 15, 2013 10:33 AM

        I also like Lemeac. While only 4 mains on the current regular menu are $25 or less ( http://restaurantlemeac.com/menus-2/#... ), the $27 2 course (also including coffee/tea/tisane) prix fixe offered at 10 pm is a good deal, if one is willing to dine later. http://restaurantlemeac.com/menus-2/#...

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          AlexCV RE: prima Jul 16, 2013 10:14 AM

          Lemeac's after 10 deal is great value, the regular menu is at or above that price point but very well executed. It's a solid reliable choice and it looks the part.

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        finefoodie55 RE: akhorasanee Jul 15, 2013 01:33 PM

        Check all Restaurants before you go as Monday's are traditionally a day off for French Restaurants. I know that L'express does not close on Monday's

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        1. re: finefoodie55
          SnackHappy RE: finefoodie55 Jul 15, 2013 01:49 PM

          All places recommended so far are open on Mondays.

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          akhorasanee RE: akhorasanee Jul 23, 2013 11:28 AM

          Thank you sooo much! The family ended up eating at L'express and loved it! I'll be coming down to Montreal in Fall for a purely foodie trip and I will definitely be canvassing this group for absolute must haves!!!

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