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Old Montreal mid-price restaurant?

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Old Montreal mid-price restaurant?

Hi - looking for something specifically in Old Montreal in a moderate price range with a menu that offers something for everyone (a small group with quite varied tastes travelling together). Appreciate suggestions.

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1. Re: Old Montreal mid-price restaurant?

Old Montreal with some of the highest real estate and rents in Canada is not very conducting to inexpensive or even mid-price restaurants. And if you throw in the mix the "something for everyone" factor then the possibilities shrink even more; bye bye Stash Polish Café!

At the moment I am a bit at a loss so, even if I don't particularly care for it after a bad experience, I would say Giorgo if everybody agree at least on Italian cuisine.

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2. Re: Old Montreal mid-price restaurant?

Oh even if you are specifically requesting suggestions in Old Montréal, Chinatown is only 2 minutes away and Buffet Fu Lam could be interesting for your group. The cuisine is pedestrian at it's best but offers everything but the kitchen sink from quite esoteric Chinese preparations to more familiar ones to pizza, etc. etc. Everybody in your party will be able to find something that they like and as much as they want.

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3. Re: Old Montreal mid-price restaurant?

Thanks, Italian is something I know the group likes and I'll look into Giorgo. I realize the term "moderate" is fairly subjective. I think that the well known high end restaurants of Old Montreal (some of which I've enjoyed in past) may cause discomfort to some in our group, both due to price and to the somewhat more exotic menu offerings (i.e. some of the group are basic meat and potatoes types) . By "moderate price" I'm thinking something that, if we were looking at a dinner for 2 with wine, would be in the, say, $100 to $150 tops range. I considered the Keg, but thought I would post to find out if there are any more interesting options.

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4. Re: Old Montreal mid-price restaurant?

A ten min walk outside Old Montreal will take you to Saint-Hubert, which has a mid range menu that suits everyone.

Within old montreal, mid-range and would accommodate all is difficult. You could go to Les 3 Brasseurs. It's a chain specialised in beers but they have a menu which fits all tastes (thin crust pizzas, burgers, wraps etc...) and it is good for large groups. You might want to reserve.

Casa di Mateo is a mexican place, which is pretty cool, but i don't know if they are within your definition of "mid-range". Lookup their menu online.

Another choice is Aziatik, which is asian fusion food. They have some simple grilled meats which would accommodate the non-adventurous people in the group.

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5. Re: Old Montreal mid-price restaurant?

Well, at that price range you could get into slightly more exotic than Giorgio. Something like Holder for example, which may appear to have more exotic menu, but has a nice buzz to the place and the end result is actually not that foreign after all -- and delicious. Or perhaps Le Local, which is, hmm... a little fancier in terms of choices, but I still prefer Holder.

If you want better Italian than Giorgio, there's Da Franco, which has been around since the 70s and is a Montréal institution, and they've even kept some of the 70s kitch in their décor, which I think works very nicely, actually.

And of course, there's Modavie which gets recommended here often, although I've never actually been (shame on me :). And Bar et Boeuf would be great for meat-and-potatoes kinda people.

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6. Re: Old Montreal mid-price restaurant?

Thanks very much. We ended up at Mondavie and everyone was happy. Nice decor, lively, good service, good food and value.

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