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post #46 of 61
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Is L'Exotique still in business? I haven't been to Montreal for @15 years, but my one dining experience there was memorable.

Was that the place on Laurier that served stuff like ostrich and zebra? If so, it's been closed for about 10 years, I believe.
post #47 of 61
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Was that the place on Laurier that served stuff like ostrich and zebra? If so, it's been closed for about 10 years, I believe.

Probably the same place. It was cuisine of Madagascar.
post #48 of 61
I'm going to Montreal this coming long weekend for Jazz Fest. I'll be staying at the Sofitel. I would appreciate any suggestions for touristy things to do (other than taking in the jazz, of course) for a first-time visitor. Thanks!
post #49 of 61
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I'm going to Montreal this coming long weekend for Jazz Fest. I'll be staying at the Sofitel. I would appreciate any suggestions for touristy things to do (other than taking in the jazz, of course) for a first-time visitor. Thanks!

Across the street is an amazing store called Giorgio's. You're near Peel so check that out. Have lunch and breakfast in the courtyard garden in the Ritz (more or less across the street.)

Spend a lot of your time in old port. I'd say for someone older and more into culture, exit the sofitel, cross the street, then walk west. A ton of art galleries, boutiques, and a museum or two. East of that is pretty shitty and pointless. In fact most of Sherbrooke east of McGill is useless if you're a bit older. That changes if you go south or north, I was never a big Plateau fan but if you like East Village (is that the right equivalent?) maybe check it out. But yeah, mostly Old Port and Montreal West.
post #50 of 61
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Across the street is an amazing store called Giorgio's. You're near Peel so check that out. Have lunch and breakfast in the courtyard garden in the Ritz (more or less across the street.)

Spend a lot of your time in old port. I'd say for someone older and more into culture, exit the sofitel, cross the street, then walk west. A ton of art galleries, boutiques, and a museum or two. East of that is pretty shitty and pointless. In fact most of Sherbrooke east of McGill is useless if you're a bit older. That changes if you go south or north, I was never a big Plateau fan but if you like East Village (is that the right equivalent?) maybe check it out. But yeah, mostly Old Port and Montreal West.
Thanks for the recommendations.
post #51 of 61
Need a recommendation for a good hotel over Thanksgiving weekend in October. Requirements are:

- Downtown near all the good bars/restaurants/shopping, Rue St-Catherine etc.
- 'Romantic', i.e. jacuzzi in the room and not a friggin Best Western. Boutique hotel is a plus.
- Nothing that will break the bank (i.e. under $250 a night, if they have a gov't rate even better)

I haven't been to Montreal in years, and when I did it was like 10 of us crashing in some dive hotel room, all we were there to do was drink. Now I'm trying to romance a lady for the weekend.

Added bonus if its near some classy strip clubs too (she's a bit kinky).
post #52 of 61
How about the W.....
Don't think they have jacuzzi's but she will dig it!
post #53 of 61
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How about the W.....
Don't think they have jacuzzi's but she will dig it!

Thanks for the recommendation...that's a pretty nice looking place (good location too).
post #54 of 61
heading out to MTL next week with some co workers (young designers) and looking for inspiration. Any suggestions on retail, galleries, off the beaten path type stuff ? Staying at the omni, but will be mobile. Thanks!
post #55 of 61
I am also headed to Montreal next month. Should I bring my Verizon phone from the US or just plan to be unreachable? Never been to Canada before and I don't want to be charged extra for international use.
post #56 of 61
Why not phone your office/home from the hotel. Most hotels have some voicemail system. It might be cheaper to phone from the hotel than using an out of country cell.

C
post #57 of 61
You're going to get charged for international use. Plan accordingly
post #58 of 61
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You're going to get charged for international use.
Good to know. I wasn't sure if that would happen or not.
post #59 of 61
You do know Canada isn't in the U.S. right?

You could start a rebtel account. You get charged for international calls but on a steep discount to market rates.
post #60 of 61
The W is nice, but expensive. I like Hotel St. Paul as well. You can get pretty decent rates on a jr. suite. Montreal has a ton of boutique hotels though. There's also the Vogue, and another one that's also got a really nice restaurant that i can't remember right now.
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