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Best restaurants for solo outings?

carolilas Jul 30, 2013 03:12 PM

Can you name ten places you particularly like to eat when you go out alone for dinner in Montréal?

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    finefoodie55 RE: carolilas Jul 30, 2013 03:34 PM

    Park in Westmount
    Kazu On Ste Cath W.
    L'express on St Denis
    Burgundy Lion on Notre Dame W
    All these restaurants have Bar or Table seating (As you feel)

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      Fintastic RE: carolilas Jul 30, 2013 04:26 PM

      I definitely second Kazu and L'Express. I've also done APDC solo once after a cancellation. Usually Joe Beef/Liverpool House/Vin Papillion (??) are good spots as well as they're crowded and busy enough that one won't feel awkward, and people at the bar tend to be chatty enough to dispel loneliness. I'd also consider Dominion Square... perhaps less for the food and more for the ambiance.
      Generally, however, if I'm on my own I'll aim cheaper by heading to one of the better asian spots... most recently Mei. The foodtrucks have also served me well in the last two months...

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        Simon Patrice RE: carolilas Jul 30, 2013 06:24 PM

        I would have to say:

        Au pied de cochon
        Cinquième péché
        La famille
        Brouhaha
        Le petit Alep
        Décarie Hot-Dog (I know...)

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          Gloriaa RE: carolilas Jul 31, 2013 05:09 AM

          La Salle a manger
          Lawrence
          Bouillon bilk
          3petits Bouchons
          Tuck shop

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            carolilas RE: Gloriaa Jul 31, 2013 05:13 AM

            I've been to Lawrence and Bouillon Bilk. Love them!!

            Do they have bar seating at Tuck Shop and 3 petits Bouchons?

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              Gloriaa RE: carolilas Jul 31, 2013 05:15 AM

              Yes. I've eaten at both of them! My husband and I love eating at the bar so do so most of the time.

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                carolilas RE: Gloriaa Jul 31, 2013 05:23 AM

                I like to eat early, as soon as the restaurant opens. Do I still need to make reservations?

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                  Fintastic RE: carolilas Jul 31, 2013 01:19 PM

                  Typically. Tuck Shop might be OK for early walkins but it still gets very busy. I wouldn't risk it.

          2. petek RE: carolilas Jul 31, 2013 06:20 PM

            I recently made a solo reservation at 400 Coups. Do they have seating at a bar for dining?

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              Maximilien RE: petek Jul 31, 2013 06:38 PM

              yes.

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                petek RE: Maximilien Jul 31, 2013 06:52 PM

                Cheers!

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              marblebag RE: carolilas Aug 1, 2013 08:09 PM

              Gus on Beaubien and St-Dominique, Burrito Shop, Kazu, Mei Yuan in Chinatown 2.

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                jay_81k RE: carolilas Aug 1, 2013 09:34 PM

                Id eat anywhere alone..

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