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Chicago foodies to Montreal. 1st timers.

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Chicago foodies to Montreal. 1st timers.

emiliewasmyeve | Jun 17, 2013 08:54 AM

3 of us are going to Montreal July 4-8 for a girls' weekend. It will be our first time in the city, and we are very excited. We are bringing along my 18-year old sister in-law, and it will be her first time out of the US. So, she's particularly excited.

We want to do a lot of wandering, a little sight-seeing, and a lot of eating. We're staying at Le Place d'Armes in Old Montreal, for reference.

So, while we're looking for "can't miss" things to eat.

We'd like recommendations for cafes, nice lunches, local fare, places in the neighborhood in which we're staying, and a few nicer dinners. One of us will be celebrating a birthday while we're there, and we'd like to have a couple of high-end restaurant suggestions.

We are Chicago foodies, and we like to eat good food, but that doesn't always mean fancy schmancy. Our preference is for small plate, farm-to-table restaurants. We like French food, but we aren't crazy about French cuisine that reads as pretentious. And, since we're all under 30, we'd like to go to a few "hip" spots.

Looking forward to your recs! Thanks so much.

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