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#16 Sneakeater

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:24 AM

So now it's beginning to look like I'm going to end up eating here solo.  Which, believe it or not, will be better; I won't have to deal with my traveling companion's horror at the entire menu.  Lucky I can eat like a pig.

 

(Although can one person possibly finish the spaghetti with lobster?)

 

(Too bad I can't take leftovers home through customs.)


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#17 Orik

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:18 AM

Have you considered Vin Papillon? 

 

Although of course you can do serious damage solo at JB


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:13 PM

You can order a half portion of the spaghetti, or at least we did.
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#19 Adrian

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:15 PM

Vin paps is definitely more solo friendly, but you'll be fine at joe Beef. You'll easily be able to do the lobster spaghetti solo, but it may stuff you for the rest of it. There's other stuff that will be on the menu that's probably more interesting too. The meal is basically half price for you, so just the the weirdo who orders too much.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:33 PM

just ask the server if they'd be willing to make you a mini-tasting. i'd be surprised if they said no. perhaps preface this question with the order of a very expensive bottle of wine.


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#21 Sneakeater

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:31 PM

That sounds like a plan.

 

NOTE TO ORIK:  I am NOT going to Montreal for the first time in 40 years and skipping Joe Beef.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:36 PM

I've done solo at Joe Beef with no problems. I'd skip the lobster spaghetti altogether and make it at home (really not very hard to make). Better to indulge in the other more interesting things on the menu.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:29 PM

Good to hear that.  Thanks.  (But Mongo makes it sound SO good . . . .)


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:53 PM

well, it was bloody excellent one time and only very good the other.


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#25 Adrian

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:26 PM

It's delicious. We always get a plate, but we're always splitting the plate with like six other things (this summer - raw platter, sweetbreads, raviolis, lobster spaghetti, some veggies, roast leg of lamb for four, bread, frites). If you want to try it, order it and eat like half and do a normal order otherwise. Your exchange rate is so good.

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#26 Sneakeater

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

Yeah, you're right about that.


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#27 The Flon

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:39 PM

Rely on, in what my experience were, the VERY helpful severs to navigate the food options after you've selected your "can't miss" plates and concentrate on that wine list.  It's also on a blackboard and in fairly tiny handwriting. Wine in general was a wonderful experience in Montreal after 19 years of living with NYC wine lists.

 

The list at CC&P was great too.



#28 Adrian

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:01 PM

I'm sad sneak isn't doing CC&P.

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#29 Sneakeater

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:12 PM

Next time.

 

(Or tell them to open on Sunday.)


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:17 AM

Not to divert the thread, but does Quebec have a special relationship facilitating the import of French wines?  It seems that the selection in many restaurants is far broader than that in Toronto, and better / lower priced.

 

(Or does Ontario just tax the hell out of all imported wines, while Quebec has a more modest hand?)


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