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Dinner Suggestion for Mid-Week

Thank you ... I wasn't aware of the change in chef at Laloux. I looked at the menu for Les 400 Coups, sounds terrific, and got reservations for the Tuesday night to replace Laloux. Thanks!

Looks like the other night might be Kitchenette. Is this a good choice?

Jul 03, 2012
BrunswickGuy in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dinner Suggestion for Mid-Week

Coming to Montreal the 10/11th from Toronto. Already have reservations at Laloux for Tuesday night based on some good reviews I read here. Now looking for a good place for dinner on Wednesday. We're too late for APDC, Garde Manger, etc -- they're already all booked up. So perhaps a nice contrast, something different from Laloux? Open on type of cuisine, and the place could be fancy or a little-known local spot. Staying at Hotel Place d'Armes, but will venture away from that area if need be. Any help? Thanks

Jul 03, 2012
BrunswickGuy in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Visting NYC from Toronto next week

Hi Kathryn .. thanks for the swift reply. The lunch in the West Village would be on Thursday, and I'll be up around 10 Ave & 22nd Street. The other day is Saturday. And, yes, somewhere between ICP and Bar Boulud. How much for lunch? Gee, not sure; does $30-40 sound reasonable? As for the bar, my customary pre-dinner drinking is a dry cava, so somewhere to sit and watch NY while slugging back two or three glasses of sparkling wine. But if the better experience is a neighborhood bar and a few pints of beer, I can easily do that too. Thanks!

Feb 08, 2012
BrunswickGuy in Manhattan

Visting NYC from Toronto next week

Greetings: I'd really appreciate a few recommendations. I'm looking for a good place for lunch in the West Village/Chelsea area for one of my days. For the next day, I'm also looking for another good lunch spot up around the International Center for Photography. Later that same day, I'm meeting a friend for dinner at Bar Boulud, and I'd like to have a great bar to hang out in for a few hours before meeting up with my friend (rather than travelling back downtown where I'm staying and then heading up to midtown again). Does that make sense? Any advice much appreciated. As for the food, I'm open to just about anything -- authentic, "ethnic," something NYC -- all good. Not looking for super fancy, but something memorable would be lovely. Thanks!

Feb 08, 2012
BrunswickGuy in Manhattan

Tattling on Tati

Last night, we took two family members visiting from out of town to dinner at Tati Bistro. We'd been a couple times before and while not spectacular, it 's been competent. Not last night. One of our guests ordered the Beef Bourguignon, described on the menu as "tender beef stewed in red wine" ($24). The cubes of beef were gray on the inside, tough, dry, and stringy. It was painful having to watch our guest suffer through this completely unacceptable meal. Normally, I would have said something about it, but our guest is not one to make a fuss and I didn't want to put her on the spot. We won't be returning to Tati, which is unfortunate because we live right in the neighbourhood. Thankfully, though, the Harbord Room and Loire are just across the street.

Feb 22, 2009
BrunswickGuy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)