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Moderately prized lunch places in Downtown

williej Sep 30, 2013 07:17 PM

Looking for table service place that is moderately priced, no more than 20.00 a person for lunch. In area bounded by Guy and Peel and Sherbrooke and Rene Levesque.,

We are thinking of Vasco de Gama but that doesn't have table service.


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    EaterBob RE: williej Sep 30, 2013 07:23 PM

    Mei Yuan. 1425 Mackay
    Mr. Steer, 1198 Ste Catherine O
    La Soupiere, 5th Floor The Bay
    Cuisine Szechuan, 2350 Guy

    1. cherylmtl RE: williej Sep 30, 2013 10:02 PM

      Ramen Misoya, Nocochi, Cafe Holt's

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        Gloriaa RE: williej Oct 1, 2013 05:49 AM

        I like cafe via crescent. It is on crescent south of St Catherine's. The food is really good and the atmosphere is bright and cheery.

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          kpaxonite RE: williej Oct 1, 2013 06:06 AM

          Marinara on Stanley is great for the price... mostly office workers

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            williej RE: kpaxonite Oct 1, 2013 06:22 AM

            Thanks. Sorry, should have specified that it is a guest from out of town who would like something French or bistroish (he clarified that to me this morning).

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              Gloriaa RE: williej Oct 1, 2013 06:33 AM

              Pois Penche would fit the bill then.

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                SnackHappy RE: Gloriaa Oct 1, 2013 06:57 AM

                Pois Penché will bust their budget.

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                porker RE: williej Oct 1, 2013 09:36 AM

                *Just* outside your boundaries (geographically and economically), Dominion Square Taverne on Metcalfe has $22 daily specials.
                Can be within budget (but unlikely) Le Mas des Oliviers on Bishop.
                Not French and not quite bistroish, Cafe Presto can be an inexpensive Italian, almost quirky lunch...

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                  Shattered RE: williej Oct 1, 2013 11:00 AM

                  For under $20? Not a chance. Up the budget by 50% (& don't forget the tip) or forget eating French and see EaterBob or cherylmtl's suggestions.

              3. prima RE: williej Oct 1, 2013 11:15 AM

                Most salads, pastas and sandwiches at M Cafe are less than $20 per person. Some of the dishes are somewhat French or bistro-ish http://mcafe.ca/index.html

                While it isn't French or Bistro-ish, L'Universel on Peel serves lunch (burgers,sandwiches,salads), and it costs less than $20/person. http://www.resto-universel.com/univer...

                L'Aromate on Maisonneuve might be worth checking out. The lunch menu isn't opening properly on my computer, but the brunch mains are within your range. My meals at L'Aromate have been decent. http://www.laromate.com/en/menu-montr...

                If you're willing to increase your budget to closer to $30/person, there are quite a few restaurants serving nice prix fixe lunches. I've had reasonably priced prix fixe lunches (closer to $25-$35) at Ariel, La Coupoule and Ferreira Cafe

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                  marblebag RE: prima Oct 2, 2013 05:49 AM

                  Decca77 still has a 25$ prix fixe lunch menu.

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                    prima RE: prima Oct 2, 2013 05:57 AM

                    Just noticed my typo. La Coupole also has a $25 prix fixe lunch http://restaurantlacoupole.ca/lunch-2...

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                    finefoodie55 RE: williej Oct 2, 2013 12:31 PM

                    Restaurant Week is upon us go check the website for the participating downtown Restaurants. I think I remember seeing Europa and Cafe Birks on the list.

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