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Lunch and Dinner Near the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

Thanks again for your tips. A quick summary - we were late arriving at the hotel because we got stuck in a massive traffic jam downtown, so we did an "eat and run" in the Timmies in the train station. You know, people may mock Tim Horton's, but when you need a light, dependable meal in a hurry, you can't beat them! We couldn't get into Brasserie T for dinner, so we followed a suggestion from another post and went to Holder instead. It was quite good, although a bit expensive for our budget. Service was good and because there was a bit of a problem with one of the meals, they provided a lovely truffle plate for dessert. Lunch on Sunday was fish and chips at Poissonerie AquaMare at Jean Talon, and we quite enjoyed that as well. One suggestion for Chowhound - it would be really helpful if there was a thread that tracked affordable restaurants, especially for those travelling with children or who are on a budget. I love spending $100 for a meal at Joe Beef as much as the next foodie, but sometimes that just isn't an option, so a reliable information source would be fantastic. Cheers!

Lunch and Dinner Near the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

Hmmm...that's too bad about DST - I've eaten there once before and really enjoyed it. As for Il Focolaio, I was hoping for a bit of olde Montreal ambience. Brasserie T sounds like the best bet, but you know how picky kids can be ;>). The weather for the weekend is looking good - so any other suggestions for reasonably priced, family-friendly restos, maybe with a patio?

Lunch and Dinner Near the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

Thanks for your suggestions - this will give us some solid options. For dinner, it looks like either Dominion Square Tavern or Il Focolaio. The terrace at Brasserie T looks lovely too, so it's a strong possibility if our youngest can find something she'd like on the menu. Olive et Gourmando has long been on my "to try" list, so maybe this time we'll finally get there! I've been reading about the arrival of food trucks in Montreal - are they any in the area you'd recommend if we can't get into O et G?

Lunch and Dinner Near the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

We are planning a trip next weekend, and I'm hoping you can help us with lunch and dinner suggestions within walking distance of the hotel. For lunch on Saturday, we are looking for somewhere with salads and sandwiches - just something light in the Old Port area. I was thinking about MuvBox/ Porchetta if the weather is good. For dinner on Saturday, we are looking for someplace reasonably priced ($20 max for entrees) near the hotel. I think my travelling companions (one of whom is 12) would prefer French bistro, Greek, really good pizza, or even fish and chips. I'd prefer to avoid chains and try to find some place with a bit of local flair. I'd appreciate any suggestions, although I realize that this might be a tall order.
Thanks in advance!

Vietnamese or Thai Restaurants in Kingston?

Any suggestions for good Vietnamese or Thai food in Kingston? Thanks!

Saturday Late Lunch

Thanks for the suggestions. I've always wanted to try Petit Alep, and I keep forgetting that it's right by MJT. Next trip for sure! This trip, we've decided to go back to Lemeac - it's always been good and by going later, we can order off the regular menu. Cheers!

Saturday Late Lunch

We are looking for a spot that takes reservations for a late lunch (around 1:30 PM or so), preferrably within walking distance of Jean Talon Market. We are willing to go further afield too. We've tried Le Meac, Lawrence, and Reservoir in the past and have very much enjoyed them. Any recommendations? We are open to pretty much any type of cuisine. Thanks very much in advance.

Longwinded and Long Overdue - a rundown of coffee, bakeries, and icons in Montreal.

This is fantastic - thanks so much for sharing your experiences!

Whisky Cafe?

Here's the follow up to our Grand Prix adventure. To avoid getting caught up in possible kerfuffles, we decided to stick close to our hotel as much as we could. We had a lovely dinner at the Dominion Square Tavern on Friday night - super service, excellent food, and just a nice place to sit. This was followed by another nice dinner at Devi on Crescent Street (inside, away from the party insanity!). Again, great food and friendly service. We were a bit disappointed with our dinner at Au Pied De Cochon on Sunday - I think they were maybe having an off night, because the service was not up to their usual high standards. As for the bar, we ended up at Les Voyageurs in our hotel (the Queen Elizabeth). The service was outstanding, the chairs were very comfortable, and the martinis were fabulous.
Thanks again to all of you for your help - we had a great time and hope to come again next year.

Whisky Cafe?

Thanks again for all the help - you provide such a treasure trove of great information. It probably does make more sense to stay a bit closer to our hotel, so the lounges mentioned by InterFoodie sound pretty good. I'd already hoped to try the Dominion Square Tavern for dinner (we found about Whiskey Cafe on their website), so that will probably be a good starting point.

Whisky Cafe?

Thanks for the tip. We are coming by train, and will have transit passes for the weekend, so we plan to use the subway as much as possible.

Whisky Cafe?

Thank you all very much for your comments. We're going to give it a try. Of course, it all depends on how difficult it is to navigate the city given the protests and such. Wish us luck!

Whisky Cafe?

We are looking for a quiet place with great scotch and comfortable chairs. After sitting in those dreadful grandstands, we're going to need it! We certainly don't have anything like that here in Ottawa, so it will be nice to experience something a bit different. We'll probably get dinner somewhere else - I'm thinking this sounds like a nice place for a nightcap or before dinner drinks.

Whisky Cafe?

We are looking for something interesting for the Formula 1 weekend and are wondering if this place is worth visiting? Any opinions - good or bad?
Thanks in advance for your help!

Last-Minute Itinerary Advice

Keep in mind that Sunday May 13 is Mother's Day, and the restaurants might be a bit busier than usual. Enjoy!

Downtown Restaurant Advice

Thanks very much for your suggestions. We stopped by Beer Bistro Friday night to sample their beer list. They have some really interesting choices, and we loved the BrewDog Paradox! We went back for a lovely lunch on Saturday - the eggs benedict were great. Would highly recommend it - nice ambiance, great service, and of course, super beer!
We ended up picking up sandwiches at the Longos on York Street - it was great alternative to the sorry little plastic blobs served by Via Rail. Thanks again!

Sending chocolates to someone in Ottawa

I'm not sure if they deliver, but both make excellent truffles. You could try contacting them directly to see if they can help you out.
Good luck!

http://truffletreasures.com/index.php...

http://www.stubbechocolatesottawa.com...

Downtown Restaurant Advice

We are heading back to Ottawa on Saturday night, so the Market is a great suggestion - we'll check that out for sure. We do have some really good Thai and bistros here, but it's always nice to try something different. We are drawn to Beer Bistro because of the extensive beer lists, but we can always go there for lunch on Saturday. Cheers!

Downtown Restaurant Advice

We are out-of-towners and we would appreciate any suggestions for a great, reasonably-priced dinner after a long day at the car show this coming Friday. I've poured through the threads, and we've narrowed it down to Beer Bistro, the Gabardine, or Khao San Road (our tastes are bit eclectic!) Any other suggestions? We are staying at the Royal York and although we'd prefer something close by, we are quite willing to take a reasonable cab ride for something exceptional.
Also, is there any place near Union Station where we can really good sandwiches for the train trip home? When visiting Montreal by train, we've picked up great picnics from Première Moisson (http://www.premieremoisson.com/en) - is there anything like that in the Front Street area?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

Dutch or German Grocery Stores?

Thanks to you all for your help. We've tried Gourmet Laurier and Vieille Europe on previous visits (I'm from Ottawa), and they have good selections. We were in Montreal yesterday and we visited Boucherie L'Atlantique. Nice selection of goodies there too. We asked about the Honig bouillon cubes and the very helpful staff confirmed that they are no longer available for import. I like them because they do not contain MSG and just have a nice flavour, for a cube ;>) Cheers!

Dutch or German Grocery Stores?

Can anyone recommend a store that carries Dutch, German, or Danish foods? In particular, we are looking for Honig brand bouillon cubes. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Brew Pubs or Bistros In Peterborough

Thanks to you all for your recommendations - it's much appreciated. We arrived late Saturday, tired and cold from spending the day at the Tall Pines Rally in Bancroft. Instead of heading for the beery fabulousness offered by St. Veronus, we got lazy and went to the Boston Pizza beside our hotel. We should have known better, but the frostbite must have clouded our judgement. ;>) Won't be making that mistake again. Anyway, we look forward to a return visit to Peterborough, where we can try your recommendations. Cheers!

Brew Pubs or Bistros In Peterborough

We're going to Peterborough this Saturday night, and are looking for a brew pub or bistro with a good beer selection, decent food, and comfy chairs. Previous postings indicate that St.Veronus and the Olde Stone Brewing Company are our best bets. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help!

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Olde Stone Brewing Company
380 George St N, Peterborough, ON K9H3R3, CA

Recommendations for Mont Tremblant

Thanks for your suggestions. Although it was clear from the postings that the best food in the area is to be found in St-Jovite, we didn't feel like driving and opted for something within walking distance of our hotel (Fairmont Tremblant). We ate at Microbrasserie La Diable (http://www.microladiable.com/eng/inde...). The beer was fantastic - they had a nice selection and we liked everything we tried. The service was a bit indifferent, but the food was fine. Nothing exceptional, but decent quality, a fair price, and reasonable portions. Cheers!

Recommendations for Mont Tremblant

We are looking for suggestions for a late dinner in the village. We want to avoid the tourist traps, and I'm thinking that maybe a brew/gastro pub or a steak joint would might be a safe bet. However, we are fairly adventurous and will try just about anything. Any recommendations - either for places to try, or places to avoid? Thanks!

Recommendations for Indian Restaurants

Thanks so much for your recommendations. This gives us a couple of good options-now hopefully we'll be able to get a table! Cheers!

Recommendations for Indian Restaurants

We are looking for a good Indian restaurant in the downtown area. We are coming for the Grand Prix weekend and would like to have a late, leisurely dinner. Any suggestion? Thanks!