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    best steakhouse in montreal?

    Going to montreal tomorrow and all i hear about is Montreal steaks and good steakhouses with a bar

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    Salute, if you do a search, you will find a long discussion of steakhouses in the New Montreal Restaurant thread which I started.

    I have been to Gibby's and Moishe's which are two of the better steakhouses. I liked the food at Moishe's slightly more, but the place is devoid of ambience.

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    Here`s that thread that EB started:
    https://merb.cc/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=5851

    BTW I enjoyed Le Queue de Cheval very much.
    Very expensive, but worth it.
    http://www.queuedecheval.com

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    Re: steakhouse's

    I've been to most MTL steakhouse's, the 4 best are 1) que du chaval= rene lesveque 2) Gibby's= old mtl, 3) moishes = st Laurent st, 4) 40 west= ddo (off island)

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    Re: queue de chaval

    Quote Originally Posted by G1GBallday
    The comment I always read about this place is that the food is great but very expensive. I for one don’t mind paying a lot as long as the food is good but the one thing I can’t stand and never accept is when restaurants are pretentious and act as if they are doing you a favour by serving you.

    What is La Queue de Cheval like in this regard? Do they treat you with respect and as a valued customer or are they pompous snobs?
    I definitly hear what your saying G1, but believe it or not the service is great. They don't make you feel like they are doing you a favor, but make you feel welcome. ! reason i love it sooo much is that they bring you the food before they start cooking it, just so you can decide if you like the steak or fish or whatever you order. Another Bonus is that there are HOT women just lurking around to see who's got the $$$$$$$$. Let's be honest most of us or HOBBYIST and never mind dishing a little cash, whether to pay for time (fs) or just a Hot money grabber

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    Steak houses in Montreal

    I agree with all of you La queue de cheval is indeed a very good steak house. However it is not the only one and frankly what militates against this place is that it's quite expensive .

    I can recommend a more affordable steak house on Ste. Catherine Street: The Alouette Steak House : 1176 Ste. Catherine W.
    (514) 866-6244.

    A little more expensive than The Alouette, is Angus Beef Steakhouse. It's also very good.
    1218 Drummond (514) 868-1666.
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    Smile Steak Restaurants

    The following,not mentionned,are very good -
    excellent:

    The Main Deli, on St.Laurent across the street
    from Schwartz's,a couple of buildings south.
    Good eastern European side dishes.The smoked
    meat is almost as good as Schwartz's.Not
    as crowded.

    The Keg - St.Paul Street - Old Montreal.
    Part of a chain,perhaps a bit pricy compared
    to others.

    Le Biftheque - 6705 Cote de Liesse.Overall
    excellent from the various steaks to seafood
    and side dishes.

    Final comment about steak and smoked meat
    restaurants.Regulars pay attention to who
    the smoked meat cutter is and who is
    working the grill.Not all are equally skilled
    and it makes a difference in your dining
    experience.

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    Steakhouse

    I forgot to mention this one: El toro on Fleury Street.

    http://www.eltorosteak.com/

    This steakhouse is quite far from downtown Mtl but as I lived not far from this area I warmly recommend this place.
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    Does the Alouette Steak house still slap the tips onto your bill? I was there maybe 8 years ago and they added the tips to my bill. I wasn't too happy because I believe tips should be to the customer's discretion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras
    I agree with all of you La queue de cheval is indeed a very good steak house. However it is not the only one and frankly what militates against this place is that it's quite expensive .

    I can recommend a more affordable steak house on Ste. Catherine Street: The Alouette Steak House : 1176 Ste. Catherine W.
    (514) 866-6244.

    A little more expensive than The Alouette, is Angus Beef Steakhouse. It's also very good.
    1218 Drummond (514) 868-1666.

    Alouette.....netx time EB is in town, he should go to the place....I just wait for his comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I must disagree with Beave about Moishe's ambience. Going there on a Friday night (the Sabbath) and seeing all the Jews from Cote St Luc is a very warm and inviting atmosphere, very high energy, and it takes over an hour past your reservation to get in. However, the steak there is nothing special.

    Gibby's is fun, but is resting on their laurels, as the steak is not so hot, unless you like the peppercorn sauce. The menu is limited, you are basically forced to order the main selection.

    Queue de Cheval is great, but it means you can't see three extra escortesans during your visit.

    Conclusion: If you want a good steak in Montreal at a fair price, send it up overnight priority mail from Luger's or Smith and Wollensky's in Manhattan.

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    Un faux ami/ afalse friend

    Quote Originally Posted by Board Stiff
    I must disagree with Beave about Moishe's ambience. Going there on a Friday night (the Sabbath) and seeing all the Jews from Cote St Luc is a very warm and inviting atmosphere, very high energy, and it takes over an hour past your reservation to get in. However, the steak there is nothing special.
    the word «ambiance» has a different semantic value in English and in French. Even though they are cognate terms «ambiance» in English refers more to the physical surroundings while its refers in French to the atmosphere created by a group of people. So Eager Beaver and Board Stiff are both right but they refer to a different thing (atmosphere vs physical surrounding).

    Moishe is a very gloomy place but the steak is good.
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    I think the confusion is the two spellings, ambiance and ambience. The word "ambient" refers to the surroundings. The word ambiance (also spelled as ambience) in English means the distinctive and instrinsic atmosphere of the environment or setting, not the atmosphere created by the guests. I found Moishe's ambience, that is, the decor and environment, to be very bland, plain, vanilla. I would never take a date to this place- I would sooner go to Gibby's on a date. No amount of festive Jewish guests would change the analysis.

    No offense to the locals but the best steak I ever had was in Kansas City, Missouri, at The Hereford House.
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    In North America, one of the best steak I've ever had was in Sante FE.

    Outback Steakhouse
    2574 Camino Entrada
    Santa Fe, NM

    In South America nothing beats a Churrascaria in Buenos Aires or in São Paulo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    No amount of festive Jewish guests would change the analysis..
    Hah! That's funny. I think Beave and I understood each other on this one, but thanks for the lexical breakdown, protagoras. Both spellings mean the same thing in English, and I was in fact referring to both the people and the physical setting. But I do understand Beave's point and agree.

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