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Montreal vacation plans - please help w/ itinerary

tygrr_lily | Jun 8, 2009 10:08 AM

My bf and I are visiting Montreal next Mon - Thurs from Toronto, and I'm finalizing our food itinerary (and working out sight seeing/touristy stuff around the food options haha). We're staying at the Omni Mont-Royal hotel at 1050 Sherbrooke West near McGill. We will have a car, but parking is exorbitant and not in/out, so i'd rather just park the car and walk or take the public transit. We're thinking of getting the $17 - 3 day tourist transit pass

Criticisms and critiques would be great! We're both in our mid-late 20s, love trying dif. types of food, moderate budget. Within walking distance or easily accessible by public transit would be great. No Asian recommendations please because we get enough of it in Toronto.

Day 1 Monday. Stopping in Kingston at my fave Cambodian place for lunch. Arrive, relax. Go to Schwartz for late afternoon sandwich. Walk around or relax. 10pm dinner @ Lemeac (I made a reservation already)

Day 2 Tuesday. Old Montreal / Notre Dame Basilica / Museum of Archaelolgy and History / Botannical Gardens. i need RECOMMENDATIONS for this day, please. I'm looking at maybe le Paryse burgers for lunch? or maybe a good Brunch place if you can recommend one. Dinner I'm unsure about. I thought maybe Bofinger because we love bbq and ribs, but i've been reading mixed reviews about the place. I also considered le Bourlingueur because of a good review from Frommers and because of the cheap cheap prices, but I couldn't find much on Chowhound about it. Any suggestions would be great near Old Montreal or our hotel. Maybe not another French bistro but we love Indian, Italian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, etc.

Day 3 Wednesday. Shopping/Walk around St. Catherines and the downtown area. Europea lunch box and a picnic somewhere? Or a Brunch recommendation would be great. Dinner i'm hoping it's not too late to get a reservation for Au Pied de Cochon because it sounds fantastic. Any other recommendations if I'm out of luck? Something not too pricey but really tasty with big portions would be great.

Day 4 Thursday. La Banquise for poutines before we head back to Toronto. Will prob. stop at Fairmount or St. Viateur for bagels as well

I also have a list of places I'm hoping we walk by for a snack or late nite bite if we get hungry:
Olive & Gourmando, Boustan, Juliette et Chocolat, $1 pizza, Cocoa Local. I love bakeries and coffee shops so I'm going to look up some more of those as well.

Thanks in advance! :)

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