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Friday oyster happy hours?

Anyone have a recommendation for a Friday night Oyster happy hour? Many places seem to offer theirs any night but Friday? Many thanks!

Oct 06, 2012
jenem001 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Make a case for the best BYOW

My wife and I will be in Montreal for two nights next month. The first night we'll be eating at Jun-I. For the second night, we want to go to a BYOW. We have been to Le P'tit Plateau and Le Quartier Generale, and we're not opposed to returning, but we could be easily convinced to try something new if someone on the board made a compelling case for another option. So here's the question: is there a better BYO option than the two I mentioned, or should we stick with what was already pretty darn good?

Sep 21, 2012
jenem001 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Martini in Montreal?

Alright Montreal Board Readers,
I've done my due diligence and don't think this has been been addressed as its own topic: Who makes the best martini in Montreal? My wife and I are coming up this weekend for a couple of nights and have reservations at two BYO's (P'tit Plateau and Le Quartier Général), but where should we go for a martini before or after?

BTW--Gin, of course.

Looking forward to the suggestions--and possible debates.

Jun 13, 2011
jenem001 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Two day getaway in Montreal--know the city, but what would you do?

So, my wife and I will be getting away for two nights in June. We travel to Montreal a fair amount with our kids but have this weekend to ourselves. So, CH'ers, what would you do if you didn't have to spend half the day at the biodome/insectarium and--more importantly, where would you eat. I'm curious to try Le Filet, Tuck Shop, and maybe Kazu, but we'd like other recommendations. Basically I'm keen to know where I should direct my feet and my $$ as we explore on our own.

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Kazu
1862 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3H 1M1, CA

May 10, 2011
jenem001 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

recs for something memorable, interesting, and (maybe) quiet in Montreal?

Yes, HotW is one of our favorites. We once ate one of their appetizers for dessert, it was so good. If we could find a correlate in MTL, that would be great, but I'm also open to other cuisines/styles.

Apr 27, 2011
jenem001 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

recs for something memorable, interesting, and (maybe) quiet in Montreal?

And by cost isn't an issue, I mean that I'd much rather have a really good $20 meal than a $200 meal where I'm paying for the reputation/experience.

Apr 27, 2011
jenem001 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

recs for something memorable, interesting, and (maybe) quiet in Montreal?

So, living in Vermont, I get to Montreal fairly often, but I usually go with my kids. This summer, however my wife and I will have a couple of nights there on our own, so I'm looking for recommendations for something memorable and interesting and--although this isn't a deal breaker--quiet. I'm not necessarily looking for the top restaurants in the city that churn out tons of settings because of their reputation, but rather something out of the way or eclectic that Chowhound readers can recommend as a place they've taken their significant other/best friend and said--"that was a great evening." Type of cuisine/cost aren't an issue, just good places I wouldn't go "avec les enfants." Thanks!

Apr 27, 2011
jenem001 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Easter Weekend Recommendations -- off the beaten track?

Thanks for the recommendations. I'll report back after the weekend!

Mar 31, 2010
jenem001 in New Orleans

Easter Weekend Recommendations -- off the beaten track?

I'm in New Orleans for a conference from Thursday to Sunday, and a friend and I are looking for good places to eat--and drink--where we can A) Have a good meal, not too expensively, AND B) Avoid the other conference-goers as much as possible. We're staying in the French Quarter, but we're willing to travel by foot, by bus, by cab, by whatever. We've both been to New Orleans before, so we're not looking for the places you should go if you want to hit the highlights or THE New Orleans experience. Instead we want to try somewhere that we can have a good (great?) meal and hang out in a relaxed setting.

Also--as a secondary consideration, one night we might get together with 8-10 other friends. Any recs for a place where spend an evening out and not overstay our welcome?

Many Thanks in advance!

Mar 29, 2010
jenem001 in New Orleans

Good martini--inexpensive food in the Back Bay

Thanks for the suggestions. I think we'll try Coda because it's midway between our respective locations, and since we're not sure what our meet-up time will be and they don't take reservations. I'll report back.

Mar 21, 2008
jenem001 in Greater Boston Area

Good martini--inexpensive food in the Back Bay

This might be a Utopian fantasy, but I'm meeting an old friend for dinner in the Back Bay. Neither of us are from Boston, but we'd like a quiet place to drink a few martinis and have a decent, but not outrageously expensive meal (i.e. not Grill 23 or Abe &Louie's). Walking distance to the Arlington train station would be a plus.

Many Thanks!

Mar 20, 2008
jenem001 in Greater Boston Area

Chinese in Chicago, Near Monk's

Oh-- and I forgot to mention, at least two of the people going are vegetarian.
Thanks! Dave

Mar 06, 2007
jenem001 in Chicago Area

Chinese in Chicago, Near Monk's

I'm going to be in Chicago this weekend. On Friday I'm meeting some people for drinks at Monk's, and then a smaller group (3-4) of us are heading out for dinner. The folks I'm going with want to eat Chinese -- any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Mar 06, 2007
jenem001 in Chicago Area