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Montreal - recs please for a favorite menu degustation menu & also for very late dining

Anise does a great dégustation menu but I like the new formula restaurants that let you create your own degustation menu. The portions are slightly larger than the ones at Anise.
The 2 that come to mind are La Loïe (René-Lévesque and Panet) and L'Atelier (St-Laurent between Fairmont and St-Viateur).
The food at L'Atelier is interesting, I would call it evolutive Quebec/French, with a good exploration of ingredients (red rice, exotic mushrooms, different game meats). Three to four dishes with wine will run you around 90$-110$.
http://www.restaurantlatelier.com/

La Loïe is great if you are dinning solo because all wines are offered by the glass at a fifth of the bottle price (no rip off here and ahuge selection) They have recently introduced a degustation menu or you can opt to create your own from their à la carte listing. The food is a modern take on french cuisine with crazy inventions like savoury marshmallow toppings. The dégustation menu and wine will run you up about 85$-100$. Sorry no website for La Loïe... that I know of.

Sep 04, 2006
Hectares in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lunch near Place des Arts

Can anyone recommend a good eatery near Place des Arts for lunch today (Sunday)? The café du TNM is closed on Sundays...

Aug 20, 2006
Hectares in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

70 people for dinner

Our company is hosting a North American Conference and we need to host a dinner at a Montreal restaurant for 70 people (we would reserve the entire restaurant on a Wednesday night). It needs to be top notch dinning (food and design combined). We have a budget of 100$ per person. Ideally the restaurant should be close to St-Laurent and Prince Arthur where the cocktail will be held in our offices. Any ideas?

Jul 25, 2006
Hectares in Quebec (inc. Montreal)