It was almost completely empty of customers (probably because it has a pub/bar atmosphere and was lunchtime during the week), but it was a great meal just the same. The interior was quite nice, with dark wood and a long bar. It was nicer than I would have imagined. The lighting was low, but the snow outside lit it up! Our waitress was extremely kind and talked at length with us about Montreal. She was more than willing to give us tips on what to see and do. If it had been busy, I'm sure she wouldn't have had the time, though.
The food wasn't anything spectacular, but it was a really good meal for the price. I was expecting the food to be burgers and other pub fare, but they had some great chicken dishes, appetizers, and desserts. Overall, it was a good experience.
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From journal Montreal in a Blizzard
April 14, 2001
Its prime location on Crescent is 2-3 blocks from Rene-Levesque Blvd, and its downtown hotels I stay at (and journal for you) when I visit Montreal.
Dundee's is a fun bar with friendly service. The large bar is inside the door, and it has a large selection of bottled and draft beer. They have 2-for-1 prices from 4-7pm, which was a nice surprise. The floor is on multiple levels. At the rear of the bar, they have a dining area on a lower level. There is a separate stairway to the basement, and their spotless restrooms.
The restaurant is inexpensive, but the food is only fair. They have a selection of sandwiches, steaks, and pasta. We both had a steak. My wife didn't complain, but mine was very tough (I chalked it up to you get what you pay for). I started with a salad, which was okay, but the vegetables were in strips like you see on appetizer plates. My wife started with French Onion soup, which she liked.
The staff is friendly, and the bar is great fun. If you stay to eat, try their sandwiches.
From journal Downtown Montreal