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Help! Weekend in Montreal...

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Help! Weekend in Montreal...

Dioneo | Feb 4, 2009 01:08 PM

I have not been to Montreal since I was 13 years old; however, I have an upcoming trip. This trip just so happens to be over Valentine's Day weekend, and just so happens to be the first trip that a very special woman and I are taking together.

On that note - I have no clue where to eat. We both like *everything,* (well OK - she's allergic to bell peppers, and I don't like natto, but nobody's perfect I guess...) from fine dining to authentic food in a downstairs restaurant on a hidden side street. I would love for this brief trip to encompass a bit of everything.

So I could use some help. If there are any suggestions out there for the following categories, I would love to hear it:

- Romantic Dinner (Willing to spend up to $100 a person, but would prefer to keep it around 50-70)

- Jazz Club with well-made cocktails (I appreciate bartenders who have been around awhile and really know their stuff)

- Local specialty food (Not sure if there is a food that is really *Montreal.* Like Clam Chowder in Boston and Providence, Lobster in Bar Harbor, steak in Chicago, etc. Also, this does not need to be an expensive version - it's all about TASTE)

- Good brunch spot

Also.... any recommendations of places to visit would also be nice. Thank you all for your help! And yes... this is somewhat last minute...

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