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Three Days (I Promise I've Done My Homework)

badschiraldi | Jul 1, 2010 01:31 PM

Hi - I'm D.C. based CH coming up to eat my way through Montreal for three days in late July. After looking at a bunch of recommendations and making some inquiries about who will be open during Construction Week, I've got a tentative eating plan, but: 1) I've got some open questions and 2) I'd love some validation/critiques to make sure that we're getting the most out of the city. (Thanks by the way to all, especially Carswell and Moh for the amazing recs on the board)

First a few pieces of context:
1) We were going to make this trip to Paris, but couldn't afford it, so we're looking to double down on the french/bistro/european side of things
2) We're not shy of spending money, but we tend to be more into places that pour their money into the food rather than into the decor (in other words, we prefer cozy, nieghborhoody, and delicious to swanky)

So, here's the schedule:
Saturday the 17th: Arrive in the afternoon, dinner at Au Cinquième Pêché
- we're leaving on Tuesday Morning, and I think they are closed Sunday and Monday

Sunday the 18th:
- breakfast of bagels/pastries/wandering
- go to JTM and wander around - any ideas for good lunchtime menus around there? (the other option would be to hit a bistro like Lemeac, Laloux, or L'express for lunch before heading out there)
- Dinner at La Chronique (we'd wanted to go to La Porte, but they seem to be closed on Sunday and Monday and ACP was a higher priority)

Monday the 19th:
- breakfast is more pastry wandering (maybe in Mile End)
- Lunch either at Nizza or at a bistro
- Dinner at Montee after drinks at Dieu Du Ciel

So the question is - how are we doing? Are there places we should sub in? Au Pied du Cochon seems a little to meaty for my SO (mostly pescatarian) but I could be convinced. Other things that we wanted to get in but couldn't find space for were 3 petit bouchons, and Kitchen Galerie. But if there are other neighborhood gems with amazing food that might fit in, the only real commitment we have is Montee (Chronique is there largely because Sunday seems like a tough night).

Any thoughts would be appreciated - oh - and we are staying at Hôtel Château de L'Argoat near the Sherbrooke Metro. Thanks so much.

La Porte Restaurant
3627 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X2V5, CA

Mile End Bar
5322 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montr, Montreal, QC , CA

1121 Anderson, Montreal, QC H2Z 1M1, CA

Kitchen Galerie
60 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, QC H2R1S5, CA

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