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    Best Steak ???

    I'm from toronto and will be visiting montreal on the weekend and i'm looking for some advice on the 5 best steak houses in the city.

    I'll be with the SO so are there any cool places a young 20's COUPLE can go out and do (besides see escorts)?

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    Montreal does not have nearly the number of top-shelf steakhouses that you will find in Toronto -- but the best ones are excellent. The top three are probably:

    Queue de Cheval
    Moishes
    Gibby's

    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Dover
    Queue de Cheval
    Moishes
    Gibby's
    The common choices. One pleasant surprise I discovered thanks to a fellow hobbyist is Steak & Frites, 12 St. Paul Street, typical unpretentious French bistro where I had Filet Mignon, medium rare to perfection, for 3/4 the ongoing price.
    Last edited by z/m(Ret); 06-13-2007 at 01:12 PM.

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    Speaking of restaurants could somebody also let me know where can I find a really great, rather fancy restaurant?

    I am looking for something along the lines of Four Seasons in Chicago
    (http://www.fourseasons.com/chicagofs/dining.html), so velvet drapes, tuxedoed staff etc., but nothing modern, I don't like that.
    It is for when my SO joins me, so gotta make it up to her somehow

    Thanks,

    Ps. I know it is not exactly what this thread is about (steaks) but I figured it is close enough (restaurants) and I didn't want to spam the board by opening a new thread again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adi

    Ps. I know it is not exactly what this thread is about (steaks) but I figured it is close enough (restaurants) and I didn't want to spam the board by opening a new thread again.
    She likes steak so i thought i'd ask, but regular restaurant would be cool too. Just get sick of the same old chain restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adi
    Speaking of restaurants could somebody also let me know where can I find a really great, rather fancy restaurant?

    I am looking for something along the lines of Four Seasons in Chicago
    (http://www.fourseasons.com/chicagofs/dining.html), so velvet drapes, tuxedoed staff etc., but nothing modern, I don't like that.
    It is for when my SO joins me, so gotta make it up to her somehow
    The Beaver Club at the Queen Elizabeth hotel.

    http://www.fairmont.com/queenelizabe...BeaverClub.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adi
    Speaking of restaurants could somebody also let me know where can I find a really great, rather fancy restaurant?

    I am looking for something along the lines of Four Seasons in Chicago
    (http://www.fourseasons.com/chicagofs/dining.html), so velvet drapes, tuxedoed staff etc., but nothing modern, I don't like that.
    It is for when my SO joins me, so gotta make it up to her somehow

    Thanks,

    Ps. I know it is not exactly what this thread is about (steaks) but I figured it is close enough (restaurants) and I didn't want to spam the board by opening a new thread again.
    Check the New Montreal Restaurant thread. Personally I don't like the very formal stuff (I would rather have great food), so I don't know where you can find that - perhaps the Queen E Hotel ? My favourite is Europea, but it is modern.....and the food is wonderful.
    Last edited by chef; 06-13-2007 at 07:02 PM.

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    There is also Joe Beef. There is a link to it in the restaurant thread I believe. I haven't made it down there myself, but a friend of mine went for dinner there and he says that it was quite an experience and the food was great. It's a one of a kind place.
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    You could also try Rib 'n Reef and 40 Westt
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    Cheers!!!

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    Queue de Cheval?

    I'm headed up to Montreal in a few weeks, and have not eaten at QdC.

    Is there anyone that could compare it to, say, the US Ruth's Chris or Morton's chains?

    Or better yet, to NYC's Peter Luger's, or Gallagher's?

    Not to disparage steakhouses (because I love steak), but prime, dry-aged beef is... pretty much the same everywhere, so long as the chef knows his grill/salamander and prepares it to order.

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    Nugie,

    It's better than a Ruth's Chris -- on par with Morton's but it's a "one location only" place, so something more unique and special compared to a chain (even though those are among the best chains)... I think the closest comparison would be to Prime in Las Vegas... I agree with the other posters who say QdC is overpriced -- but find me a 5-star steakhouse that isn't! All of these places are overpriced... but you are paying for more than a slab of beef. It's the ambience, the experience, the sucking up by the wait staff etc. etc... Besides, this guy aa_date is asking for the best -- not the best deal.

    I agree with the Beaver Club suggestion too -- again not for the best deal, but it's a perfect match for what you asked for (fancy, old school style, waiters in tuxedos etc)... They did a makeover recently, but it still has the classic look.

    Regarding Rib n' Reef... I enjoyed a meal there recently as well. It's a great restaurant -- but I don't really recommend it for visitors since the location is crap. It's on the side of an expressway and not close to anything else. It's not downtown -- and it's not exactly cheap either! Plus, they should really change the name, it sounds very "70s"...

    If all else fails you can always get your beef fix at Schwartz's

    BD

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    Rib n reef

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Dover
    I agree with the Beaver Club suggestion too -- again not for the best deal, but it's a perfect match for what you asked for (fancy, old school style, waiters in tuxedos etc)... They did a makeover recently, but it still has the classic look.
    How's the food there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef
    How's the food there ?
    The food is classic French with local accents (maple syrup, fiddleheads, etc.) and is very well done, obviously from a more than competent kitchen. The food is old style stodge, don't look for foams, cappucino soups, or anything served with dry ice or squeezed out of a toothpaste tube.

    The website says "jacket and tie are recommended", which is not true. They are compulsory.

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    Gentlemen,
    The best place for steak is indeed Moishes... it is usda and a distinctive approach.
    Without any sense of immodesty, I eat steaks alot , and at all of the "best " ones, such as Ruth Chris, Mortons, The Queue , forty west , and whole bunch in nyc..
    We dont have mortons, but I would put them on a par with Moishes, but very different steaks.
    There are some steak frites, unique french but not a real steak...Peel is another steak frite place..

    In Montreal, Queue , Forty West, and a few others are great seconds

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