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First-Time Visitor Needs Opinions on Restaurants for the Difficult Sunday and Monday nights.

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First-Time Visitor Needs Opinions on Restaurants for the Difficult Sunday and Monday nights.

Claire | May 8, 2006 10:50 PM

This is my first posting to Chowhound and also my first visit to Montreal. For my birthday, my mother wants to show me the lovely city where she was first married over thirty years ago. Unfortunately, we arrive on my birthday which is a Sunday (June 4) and we leave Tuesday morning. As I've learned through this site that's a difficult time as most restaurants are closed.

Thanks to your expertise, I intend to visit Olive et Gourmando and the St. Viateur Bagel shop for breakfast/lunch.

For dinner on Sunday and Monday, I would appreciate your counsel on deciding between:

Pied de Cochon
Cocagne
Pierre du Calvet
Les Ramparts
L'Express
L'Epicier
Bonaparte

We prefer food that is simple, not overly fussy or experimental, just solid ingredients done well and bursting with flavor. I'm worried that Pied de Cochon's food may be too rich for my mother - she's just not the type to suck on marrow bones or eat fois gras with everything!

I appreciate your advice and cannot wait to visit!

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