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Mar 2, 2014 10:13 AM

Mid range French bistro cooking

Hi. The birthday celebrator wants to have the meal on a Sunday night at a French (ie France-influenced, like L'Express and Cafe Chenier) bistro in Montreal (the area of the city doesn't matter). Are there are any threads on this here? Or can someone provide me recommendations or a link to a good list they can choose from? Thanks.

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  1. Cocagne, 3842 St Denis
    Laloux, 250 Pine E
    M sur Masson, 2876 Masson
    Au Petit Extra, 1690 Ontario E
    Le P'Tit Plateau, 330 Marie Anne E (BYO)
    Les Temps Nouveaux, 815 de Maisonneuve E
    Le Valois, 3811 Ontario E

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    1. re: EaterBob

      Are these mid range. I thought Cocagne for example was quite pricey. I am talking $25-35 main courses.

    2. Are you looking for French-inspired or traditional French? Because L'express and Café Cherrier are both pretty old-school French places. Whereas Eaterbob's list runs the gamut from Traditional to contemporary bistro.

      For traditional I would go with Lemeac, and for contemporary, I would do Laloux. I'Ve never been disappointed by either.

      You might also want to consider Le Margaux. I haven't been in quite a while, but if it's as good as it was before it went BYOW, it would a great option.

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      1. re: SnackHappy

        I started a post wondering about its new incarnation not long ago. I was interested in particular as a friend is visiting and he will be staying very close by (in the flat of a friend who is away) and we thought it might me nice to take him out there, as it is not much more than round the corner.

        Since there is a SAQ SĂ©lection round another corner, it would be handy - if it is good.

      2. Chez Levesque is very similar to L'Express. Laurier, west of Parc.