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better chow neighborhood-- plateau or old montreal?

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better chow neighborhood-- plateau or old montreal?

Rebecca Tree | Aug 20, 2004 11:44 AM

I will soon be spending a week in Montreal, and I'm frothing to visit your delicious looking city! I have been obsessively researching dining options, but I wonder, where should I station myself for maximum chow satisfaction?

The restaurants I already have my eye on are: Brunoise, Au Pied de Cochon, and Anise. Schwartz's, too, if that counts. But I'd also like to be able to roam around and stumble upon great food that strikes my fancy. Is there a concentration of great bistrots, little French places, patisseries, in one neighborhood above others? Are either Old Montreal or the plateau decidedly better choices for spontaneous food finds?

Of course I am willing to travel for the best meals, but if I could position myself to stumble on greatness, that would be grand.

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