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Advice for a weekend in Montreal?

jacinthe | Jul 13, 2005 11:08 AM

Two friends and I are headed up to Montreal in a couple of weeks for 4 days, three nights (21-24 July). We are staying in the Plateau Mont-Royal near Lafontaine Park, and since I've deemed myself in charge of food, I was looking for recommendations.

Breakfast is provided, as we're staying at a B&B, so I'm looking for suggestions for lunch and dinner. And places to swing by for a midafternoon snack.

I've perused the board at length, as well as having looked at a couple of guidebooks and other websites, and really, find myself just overwhelmed.

Budget-wise, I'd like to keep it on the lower end (if the prices quoted on Frommer are correct, somewhere around the range of L'Express?), as we're all grad students, although one moderate (Toque, unfortunately, is probably out of the question) can't miss splurge is certainly not out of the question. I love eating, and will gladly spend more on food, but I'm not sure my travelling companions will, as of course, there's going out at night to consider also.

As for cuisine - really, food more unique to Montreal and Canada would be nice. We're travelling from Boston, but I'm from LA, if that's any help.

Maybe a night near the B&B (probably the first night we get in, as we're driving), a night in Vieux Montreal, and a night in the Quartier Latin? Or, really, where ever the food is better.

I have a half-researched list consisting of L'Express, Le P'tit Plateau (is it open in July?), Au Pied de Cochon, La Colombe, Outremont, La Gaudriole, and Brunoise.

Suggestions/recommendations/alterations highly appreciated!

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