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    Looking for recommendations for a good seafood restaurant

    I need to find a seafood restaurant for next Thursday. I was going to go to Chez Delmo in Old Montreal, as the last time I was there the food was good, the atmosphere was perfect and the service was excellent, but unfortunately it seems they do not have an opening that evening. So I need an alternative.

    Criteria:

    Atmosphere - should be somewhat intimate, quiet enough to hold a conversation, private enough to feel romantic
    Service - must be good; attentive and polite
    Bar - full bar required
    Menu - good variety of quality seafood dishes
    Price - not an issue
    Location - within a 15-20 minute drive from downtown

    Any ideas?

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    Milos is always a great bet for seafood, a bit pricey but fantastic fish
    Park is also an amazing fish restaurant, more of an asian and with a sushi bar, but the owner is a chef who directly imports his fish so the quality is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiannas View Post
    I need to find a seafood restaurant for next Thursday. I was going to go to Chez Delmo in Old Montreal, as the last time I was there the food was good, the atmosphere was perfect and the service was excellent, but unfortunately it seems they do not have an opening that evening. So I need an alternative.

    Criteria:

    Atmosphere - should be somewhat intimate, quiet enough to hold a conversation, private enough to feel romantic
    Service - must be good; attentive and polite
    Bar - full bar required
    Menu - good variety of quality seafood dishes
    Price - not an issue
    Location - within a 15-20 minute drive from downtown

    Any ideas?
    Faros on Fairmount (362 Fairmount) corner Park Avenue, in the Mile End / Outremont area is great for seafood...Chilean sea bass and grilled Octopus plate to die for!
    Milos as well a close second just minutes away on Park Avenue is a good choice as well but pricier.
    La Sirene de la Mer on Jean Talon East corner Dresden (technically located in TMR) may be a little off the 20 minute drive from downtown but well worth the visit...Great seafood in a middle eastern ambiance with good prices!

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    No doubt you'll enjoy all 3 mentioned, but I'd say La Sirene any day of the week. I've never been disappointed with service or food there, really a great spot.
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    Milos is great, if you want a less expensive option along the same lines is really, really great! : http://eatwellmontreal.com/psarotave...um-restaurant/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallseye View Post
    Milos is great, if you want a less expensive option along the same lines is really, really great! : http://eatwellmontreal.com/psarotave...um-restaurant/
    Symposium was the best in my book when they were on Park Avenue years ago (they were located practically across the street from Milos). The ownership / management changed and so did the quality of the food and service. However, I have not been to the new location on St-Denis.

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    If you have a big budget Milos is one of the best place in Montreal and Also Ferreira on Peel street close to Maisonneuve BLD.

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    Restaurant La Mer at the Jacques Cartier Bridge The selection of seafood is great and you can select the fish fresh from tanks if that's your thing. They have a shop also so if you want to check it out first its Ok to go in and browse.
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    Milos is very good but also very expensive

    Faros meets all your criteria. I wouldn't look any further. My personal favorite is the Black Sea Bass (different than the Chilean) and grilled octopus, you can't go wrong. They once also had Sablefish (Alaskan black cod), ask about it, it's mindblowing good.
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    Concenring seafood restaurants

    I do like the following ones

    1) Café Ferreira 1446, rue Peel http://www.ferreiracafe.com/accueil

    2) Solmar http://www.solmar-montreal.com/

    (Note that I do like cod (bacalhau), not everybody does(.

    3) I also like La Sirène on Jean-Talon but it is out of downtown Montréal.
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    Perhaps a little off the beaten track, I would vote for PortusCalle on St. Laurent blv. and her wonderful chef, Helena Loureiro. In fact, she has also another retaurant in the Vieux Montreal, called Helena:

    http://www.portuscalle.ca/restaurant_flash_fr.html

    http://www.portuscalle.ca/livre-helena.html

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    I've been to Café Ferreira, it's downtown by Peel metro. It was a fancy place and the fish was really good. I didn't know about the place and the name doesn't sound fancy but my brother picked it and he's a big foodie. It wasn't a dark kind of restaurant though. I wouldn't picture it as being romantic but it was quiet and upscale.

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    Thanks so much for the suggestions. Once question about Milos - about the Grecian influence, just how strong is that? If someone really dislikes greek food (me!), will they be disappointed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtlNewbie View Post
    Café Ferreira
    It's funny the number of times I walked by this place wondering about it but never trying it. I was of the understanding that it is Portuguese cuisine. One thing that should be mentioned is that the Portuguese generally cook gilled fish whole, meaning with the head and tail still on. I ordered red snapper one time in a Portuguese restaurant in Connecticut and it came whole with head and tail on and the dead fish looking up at me. I generally do not like being looked at by my dinner, so I had to behead it before I could eat it. It was pretty tasty but I was a bit freaked out that the fish was not cleaned up and dressed as I prefer.

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    Just in case, if you're looking for some fishy smelling things outside those places, Annonce123 and CL have quite the variety!
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