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Toronto foodie needs help in narrowing down choices - visiting Montreal

kyra2224 | Jan 19, 2013 05:49 PM

Hello!

I have read the numerous threads on Montreal but I am still having a bit of trouble deciding where I would like to eat for dinner on my short 3.5 day visit to Montreal with my boyfriend. During the day I have cheaper eats selected (i.e. Schwartz's, Fairmount/St Viateur bagels, Kouign Armann, Boustan, Arahova on St. Viateur, La Banquise etc..)

- Wednesday : Garde Manger
- Thursday: Les 400 coups
- Friday: Au Pied de Cochon

There are a few other places I am not sure if I should opt in or take something else out:
- Le Club Chasse et Peche
- Lemeac
- Joe Beef

I am having a bit of difficulty deciding. I think there is good balance in the first 3 selected but I know the other 3 are quite popular as well. A friend insists that I go to Le Club which I know will have great food as many have posted but will be more of a "safe" choice .. or am I wrong in saying that? Also I was perhaps thinking doing an earlier dinner at APdC and perhaps going to Lemeac for the after 10pm dinner for some salmon tartare, pain perdu and duck confit.

Furthermore I was looking at APdC's menu and I am not interested in ordering the duck in a can but will likely order the pancakes with foie, and also the duck carpaccio. Any other stand outs?

Lastly, I got a recommendation that I should have the foie and fig tart from O'Thym but as a byob, i realize likely i cannot sit at the bar just to have this tart as they have seatings at dinner. Am I correct in assuming this?

We are staying in the Plateau Mont Royal area and in terms of nightlife we are planning to do
- Baldwin Barmacie
- Bily Kun
- La Distillerie

Lastly, a recommendation for an excellent brunch.

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