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Running out of restaurants (that I know of)

My parents are coming to visit me in 3 weeks. I'm a student so I never eat out unless they come here, in which case, I take advantage of the opportunity, and take them to the best restaurants I can think of. I need 3 dinners and 2 lunches, at some new places. We have been to:
Toque
Brunoise
Cavalli
Cube
Ferreira
Au Pied du Cochon
O Thym
Cocagne
Les Chevres
L'Express
Au Petit Extra
Le Club Chasse et Peche
Les Herritiers
Les Infideles
Les Caprices de Nicolas
Milos
Le Mas Des Oliviers
Lucca
Tsirco (It's no longer there I believe)
Les Pyrenees
Les Remparts
Schwartzs
Coo Rouge
Au 917
Beurre Noisette
Globe
YoYo

that's all I can think of off the top of my head. I don't want to go to a steak house, as we are from Alberta, and they get great steak back home.

I was thinking maybe Aix Cuisine du Terroir and Anise for two dinners. What do you think? Any other suggestions? What is XO like? Cassis? Area?

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  1. Area is very recommended although I haven't been there. It's french fusion food.

    on St-Laurent
    Moishes
    Janos
    Ail Y'ail Y'ail

    1. By all accounts Anise is a great choice. Looking forward to trying it soon.

      Other ideas:

      Joe Beef is great in my limited experience, though there have been some dissenting reports. Plan on about $100/person.

      Le Bleu Raisin is solid by all accounts (three visits for me, loved it all three times). $50-60/person + whatever wine you bring.

      À l'Os is also a solid BYO, though maybe a little close to steakhouse for your needs. $60+/person + your wine.

      Café Via Dante might be an interesting Italian option. Haven't been in a while, but I've heard the quality's still high despite some changes in format. Similar vein to Lucca, but not quite as upscale...except the sometimes-insane wine markups. About $60/person (if you're careful with the wine).

      Niu Kee is delightful Szechuan. $20-25/person if you're an incorrigible glutton.

      Garde Manger has been getting raves lately, haven't tried it yet. No idea of price, but I'd expect APdC/Joe Beef range, maybe a little lower.

      1. some other suggestions

        L'atelier,
        Cuisine/Dépendance
        Zumaia
        BU
        Lemeac
        Jun I

        ...

        1. Agree that Anise is a great choice.

          Bronte
          La Montee de Lait
          Au Cinquieme Peche
          Christophe
          Le Margaux
          Raza
          Le Jolifou
          Bouchon de Liege

          I heartily second Joe Beef. Read my review:

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          1. We just got back from Montreal. Garde Manger is fun and very loud after about 9 pm (cranked up bad music from the 80's). The shellfish platters looked amazing. We did have some very fresh and delicious oysters and a steak frites plate. On our second night there we sat at the bar and ate very good garlic shrimp and a salad. Make reservations especially on the weekend.

            We also ate at Lemeac. This is in Outremont and a classic bistro. We thought the food was good not great.(We're from the SF Bay Area so do have a rather spoiled view). It would be a good parent restaurant.