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gaelyne leslie Nov 25, 2001 08:23 PM

My husband and I will be in Montreal for our wedding anniversary. We are planning to go to Toque for one meal but looking for something less formal and maybe kind of funky for the other night. Is there anything new and hip we should know about?

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    Warren Prince Nov 28, 2001 03:51 PM

    What do you consider "funky" as a restaurant? Are you referring to atmosphere or food? If you're looking for something different in the food line, try Che Chai, a vegetarian Thai restaurant where they do an excellent job substituting vegetarian products for meat. My wife had the duck yesterday and raved about it. I had the Pad Thai and thought it was great. Now, I can't take hot (spicy) food, and this rendition of Pad Thai wasn't hot, so much to my enjoyment. My wife's duck was spicy, just the way she likes it.

    If you'd enjoy a cozy, off the beaten path spot, try the Bistro Gourmet on St. Mathieu. They offer a very good value for rather well prepared food. I had calves liver there the other night, in a balsamic sauce that was great, and my wife believes they have the best mussels in town...

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    1. re: Warren Prince
      Warren Prince Nov 28, 2001 04:03 PM

      Sorry, that's Chu Chai not Che Chai

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        gleslie Nov 30, 2001 10:10 AM

        I was referring to atmoshere but the Thai place sounds good.

        1. re: Warren Prince
          iron frank Nov 30, 2001 02:05 PM

          I agree the food at ChuCHai is pretty damn good but the atmosphere is pretty dull. I'd say one of those places on mid St. Laurent above Chinatown might be more in line like Red Thai, or Globe. That is only if you're looking for more of a trendy atmosphere.


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