80th Birthday - Laval Suggestions?
Can anyone recommend a nice dinner spot for someone that is turning 80 soon? This person is unassuming and not seeking anything too trendy. Since she lives in Laval, that area would be preferred (though Montreal is not ruled out completely).
I know this is a strange request, but I'm hoping some of you hounds might have an idea or two! Thanks!
I would strongly advise against Manhatten's steakhouse. Very plain and dissapointing the few times I have been. If you like the St Martin area there is always Kam Shing for Chinese, Luganos or Grigio for byob and of course many places in Centropolis or Vieux St Rose. I tried a pizza place called Pizza Picante in Ste Rose and really enjoyed it.
Ste-Rose is a beautiful historic district (old village).
If you are looking for somewhere much more modest but for a wide variety of tastes, Terrasse Lafayette (Greek, but also extensive menu) byow has a branch in Laval now.
It really depends on what you, but above all the "birthday girl" might want.
Depending ou your budget, the following are quite nice. You can check out their sites to see the menus and prices:
1. Amato in Ste-Rose: they have a spectacular terrace in summer and good Italian food
2. À l'Imparfait in Duvernay: French BYOB
3. Le Mitoyen in Ste-Dorothée: fine French food
4. Terracina in Chomedey: Italian, more affordable than Amato
This is by no means a Chow-worthy place but I thought I'd mention it anyways since you're looking for basic food for an 80th birthday party. My in-laws love Manhattan steakhouse in Laval.
1446, boul. St-Martin Ouest
The menu is pretty generic but there's live music and dinner/dancing on weekends so it's good for celebrations and meals come with soup and salad bar.
It may be too late for fraisefatale but I ate at Ken Ching in St-Dorothee last Saturday. Food very good, very generous portions and reasonably priced (try the combos for 2). On Samson near Fouqet. Everyone had left over to take home and everyone loved it. I highly recommend it.