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8 Great Deals for a Fancy Prix Fixe Lunch in Montreal

Try out restaurants like Toqué and Milos for just a fraction of the regular price by heading there for lunch instead of dinner.

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A midday meal is a great entry point if you’re curious to try out some of the city’s more expensive restaurants. These prix-fixe or table d’hôte lunches typically offer two to three courses and coffee or tea at some of the city’s top tables, for a fraction of the price of the restaurants’ dinner offerings. And really, who doesn’t love a good lunch deal?

Some Montreal restaurants also offer similar late-night deals — there’s a separate map for them over here.

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For $29 at this Greek staple in Mile End, you’ll get a choice of lentil soup, tomato salad with feta and olives, salmon tartare, or smoked salmon to start, followed by the main course of your choosing — tuna burger, whole white fish, salmon, lamb chops or chicken skewers — and dessert to finish. They also guarantee that if your prix-fixe lunch isn’t served within an hour of your arrival, lunch is comped entirely. Efficiency!

Normand Laprise’s temple of Quebec gastronomy offers a slightly different version of the table d’hôte lunch. Here, all main courses come with an appetizer, coffee, tea or infusion, ranging in price from $30 to $54.

Fiorellino

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At lunchtime, all mains at this tidy downtown Italian spot come with soup, salad, or some fancier appetizers for a few extra dollars. Mains range in price from $16 for a Romana pizza (with fior di latte, oregano, garlic, chilis, anchovies and capers) to $26 for a Caprese pizza (with marinated tomatoes, basil, parmigiano, garlic and bufala mozzarella).

Ferreira Café

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This downtown institution’s lunchtime deal starts at $25 and gets you all the Portuguese classics that helped it make its name, such as roasted sardines with sea salt onion escabeche and horseradish vinaigrette, or pan-seared Portuguese fish.

Ibérica

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This Spanish restaurant’s lunchtime special includes a soup, tapa or salad, along with paella ($26), whole fish of the day ($32) or a beef tenderloin and manchego sandwich with patatas bravas ($25). While you’re at it, you may as well add on some pan con tomate for another $6.

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At Daniel Boulud’s Montreal outpost in the Ritz-Carlton hotel, lunch service includes two courses for $42, an appetizer and a main, or $49 for three. Choices include the well-loved House Grind Burger, which comes with arugula, tomato, onion chutney, smoked pork belly, and Morbier cheese.

Beatrice

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A long-time go-to for the business lunch crowd, Beatrice’s $25 lunch menu includes an app (butternut squash soup, smoked salmon on grilled focaccia, ricotta-stuffed zucchini flowers, or grilled fennel salad), main course (veal scallopini, fish of the day, grilled veal liver, homemade cavatelli, or short ribs) and dessert.

Over in Westmount, Antonio Park’s namesake restaurant offers a pretty solid lunch deal, especially given the lofty evening prices. For $23, you’ll get a small salad, platter of nigiri and maki, and an organic miso soup.

Milos

For $29 at this Greek staple in Mile End, you’ll get a choice of lentil soup, tomato salad with feta and olives, salmon tartare, or smoked salmon to start, followed by the main course of your choosing — tuna burger, whole white fish, salmon, lamb chops or chicken skewers — and dessert to finish. They also guarantee that if your prix-fixe lunch isn’t served within an hour of your arrival, lunch is comped entirely. Efficiency!

Toqué

Normand Laprise’s temple of Quebec gastronomy offers a slightly different version of the table d’hôte lunch. Here, all main courses come with an appetizer, coffee, tea or infusion, ranging in price from $30 to $54.

Fiorellino

At lunchtime, all mains at this tidy downtown Italian spot come with soup, salad, or some fancier appetizers for a few extra dollars. Mains range in price from $16 for a Romana pizza (with fior di latte, oregano, garlic, chilis, anchovies and capers) to $26 for a Caprese pizza (with marinated tomatoes, basil, parmigiano, garlic and bufala mozzarella).

Ferreira Café

This downtown institution’s lunchtime deal starts at $25 and gets you all the Portuguese classics that helped it make its name, such as roasted sardines with sea salt onion escabeche and horseradish vinaigrette, or pan-seared Portuguese fish.

Ibérica

This Spanish restaurant’s lunchtime special includes a soup, tapa or salad, along with paella ($26), whole fish of the day ($32) or a beef tenderloin and manchego sandwich with patatas bravas ($25). While you’re at it, you may as well add on some pan con tomate for another $6.

Maison Boulud

At Daniel Boulud’s Montreal outpost in the Ritz-Carlton hotel, lunch service includes two courses for $42, an appetizer and a main, or $49 for three. Choices include the well-loved House Grind Burger, which comes with arugula, tomato, onion chutney, smoked pork belly, and Morbier cheese.

Beatrice

A long-time go-to for the business lunch crowd, Beatrice’s $25 lunch menu includes an app (butternut squash soup, smoked salmon on grilled focaccia, ricotta-stuffed zucchini flowers, or grilled fennel salad), main course (veal scallopini, fish of the day, grilled veal liver, homemade cavatelli, or short ribs) and dessert.

Park

Over in Westmount, Antonio Park’s namesake restaurant offers a pretty solid lunch deal, especially given the lofty evening prices. For $23, you’ll get a small salad, platter of nigiri and maki, and an organic miso soup.

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