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Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

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NJ
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reviews: 23
Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

Flying in on Christmas at 5pm & staying at the Frontenac. Would like restaurant with nice ambience, great food not too far away. Hotel restaurant has set price of $155pp + wine...looking for something more $75pp or less?

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1. Re: Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

We ate at Charbon on New Year's Eve a few years back. Very nice and a short cab ride from downtown. Not sure if they are open Christmas, but could be worth looking at.

whitestone, ny
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2. Re: Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

Ask the concierge at the Chateau and book at your arrival. Can also recommend Le Pain Beni just in front or le Conti Caffé. Both will be open

Massachusetts
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3. Re: Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

All good recommendations thus far.

Please note there are 2 restaurants in the Frotenac. The other is Le Cafe De La Terresse. They are not quite as formal as Le Champlain and the prices are cheaper, with meals more often being offered buffett stylle.

Another idea would be Le Lapin Saute in Lower Town, on Petit Champlain. Just take the funicular outside the Frotenac, and turn right and it is a short distance down.

JDP

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4. Re: Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

Indeed ask the concierge , you may even call in advance to know which restaurants are opened on Christmas Day nearby. The concierge is there to help you so a simple request as that one can be made by phone, in advance and will not necessitate a tip. Then with a list you can check the websites of the restaurants to see which one appeal to you both for menu, atmosphere and price.

Personally if it is open, I would go to Aux Anciens Canadiens and try the very traditional Québécois dishes. Nowadays this is the only restaurant that is offering these specialties and it is also a tradition for the Holidays in French Canadian homes to make those dishes, at least at that time in the year since it is usually tooo heavy for our contemporary sedentary lives.

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5. Re: Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

Oh usually at Aux Anciens Canadiens lunch menus and prices are offered until 5h30 pm so it then becomes a deal for the early birds.

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6. Re: Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

And if you are still around on Dec 27, there will be a special white night, with events taking place in Lower Town at 3 locations: in Petit-Champlain St, Place Royale and Marché du Vieux-Port (Farmer Market). Gospel singers, buskers and street entertainers outside, ice bar, etc etc.

northern Ontario
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7. Re: Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

To Eirelover. That sounds amazing. Wish I could be there!

To, Michelle219,

Another place you might want to check out is Le Patriarche. They sometimes have a set menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but if my memory serves me well they do have something in the price range you listed. It is a lovely place with a cozy atmosphere and good food. It would be one of my choices for the holiday season.

tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g155033-d12…

Best wishes.

NJ
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8. Re: Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

I was able to get a reservation at La Cremaillère for Christmas, and we will try the other recommendations while we are there. Thanks!

9. Re: Nice, reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner

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