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New Year's Eve in Montreal!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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New Year's Eve in Montreal!

My boyfriend and I are spending the 30th through the 1st in Montreal. Does anyone know of anything fun happening for New Year's Eve? We're really open to anything, except dancing (or standing) in a crowded club for 6 hours. Any suggestions?! We're super excited, we just don't have a plan yet!

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1. Re: New Year's Eve in Montreal!

We follow the French tradition of the *Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre* which means that restaurants are offering a long, late and luxurious meal that ends around 11 or 11h30 pm, just in time for the new year arrival and the champagne glass with confettis, party favors, etc.

So many restaurants around are offering that and if they are in Old Montréal they are close to the Old Port where fireworks will happen. Many people just dart out from the restaurants just after midnight to watch most of the fireworks and then come back to the restaurant for the final leg of the hoopala which, actually winds down quite shortly afterwards. Restaurant Réveillons are usually over by 1 a.m. quite different from the clubs and bars that can last much longer.

So if you let us know about your budget and about youf feeling in being in the crowd of onlookers for the fireworks or if you would prefer a calmer réveillon in other parts of the town.

Gainesville, Georgia
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2. Re: New Year's Eve in Montreal!

Oh, this sounds perfect! We're staying at the InterContinental, which if I'm not mistaken is near the Old Port. I would love to see the fireworks! What restaurants are nearby that you think would offer the Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre? That sounds amazing! Thanks for your help!

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3. Re: New Year's Eve in Montreal!

Calm and expensive Chex L'Épicier

Mexican with mariachis, etc. Casa de Mateo.

Cosy and very French: Napoléon

Nice steakhouse: Restaurant du Vieux Port.

Taverne Gaspard is one of the few restaurants opened on De-La Commune Street during that time of the year, it is located in Auberge du Vieux Port and is directly facing the fireworks. but the fodoffers eem a bit pediestrian.

Edited: 12:26 pm, November 19, 2012
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