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MickFlanagen | May 15, 2008 12:55 PM

To celebrate my girlfriends university graduation ceremony, her mother and grandparents will be coming to Montreal for the weekend. All put together with a brother and an uncle tossed into the mix, we are 8 people.

I have been put in charge of making dinner resos for the two nights. We have reservations at Lemeac for one of the nights, but not surprisingly Au Peid de Cochon was booked full for both of the nights. As such, I have been looking for replacements. So far the list contains:

Bronte
Au Petite Extra
Toque
L'atelier
Club Chasse et Pêche

I have never been to any of these places, but they are on the list because of generally positive things that I have read about them on this board. It doesn't help that they only guidance I have is "really good food" but I think that translates to:

-somewhere with a good wine list
-nothing like Globe, trendy is alright, but I think you all know what I mean
- One of the people who is coming is very much a "meat and potatoes" type eater. That doesn't mean we need something that follows that rule exactly, but portions can't be skimpy as they ofter are at some modern places (last time we did something like this we went to Garcon, and the aforementioned person is still going on about it)
- I would prefer something showcasing what Quebec and Montreal have to offer (hence Au Pied)
-Nothing to far afield from downtown. We will most likely be cabbing it, but we are defintly situated down town

Aside from that, unfortunately, I lack any further guidance. Am I missing something? Do one of these places stand out above the rest?

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