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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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    jay_81k Aug 1, 2013 09:34 PM

    Id eat anywhere alone..

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      marblebag Aug 1, 2013 08:09 PM

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

      1. petek 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 Jul 31, 2013 06:38 PM


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            petek Jul 31, 2013 06:52 PM


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          Gloriaa Jul 31, 2013 05:09 AM

          La Salle a manger
          Bouillon bilk
          3petits Bouchons
          Tuck shop

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            carolilas 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 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 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 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.

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            Simon Patrice Jul 30, 2013 06:24 PM

            I would have to say:

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

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              Fintastic 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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                finefoodie55 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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