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Chicago hounds requesting advice... several questions


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Chicago hounds requesting advice... several questions

marno | May 17, 2006 09:43 PM

Hello. I recognize that there are many threads on BYOB's in Montreal here, as I have sifted through all of them. But I am still unsure. My sister is coming this weekend from Chicago, where I grew up. I live in Ottawa now, and have been to Montreal only once in the 6 months I have lived here.

When I went, I dined at La Colombe, which I loved. Chicago has many fabulous BYOBs, and I was so happy to encounter it again (they are virtually nonexistant in Ottawa/Toronto, or they charge a $20 corkage).

Here is the dilemma. I enjoyed La Colombe; however, I have a penchant for trying new restaurants... for better or for worse. My sister, who is only 23, has requested "authentic French" food, and is not a fussy eater, although her finances would dicatate that anying over $40 pp table d'hote would probably concern her and detract from the meal.

We both adore seafood and game, and I have considered the following. Opinions would be much appreciated:

La Colombe (again)
Le Poisson Rouge
La Prunelle
Le Pegase
Restaurant Les Hertieres
Restaurant Les Infedeles

Are any of these out of our range, price-wise (I know La Colombe is not). And of them, which would you choose and why?

And the final question -- WHAT is a Michigan burger? My family is originally from Michigan, and I have never known it to have a namesake burger. However, in many diners in Montreal, I observed that there was a Michigan burger on offer.

Thank you!!!

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