Two dinners in Montreal
My friend and I will be in Montreal for an upcoming weekend, and we're trying to decide where to eat our two dinners. Difficult decision! We love places that are more vibrant and laid-back than stuffy or pretentious (Toque doesn't sound like it's quite our style). We're staying at the St. Paul, although we don't necessarily need to eat near our hotel. We'd like to splurge one night and go a little more reasonable the next. Any comments on the following places - in terms of food and atmosphere - would be much appreciated! Thanks!
Le Club Chasse et Pêche
La Chronique (this place sounds great, but the web site isn't up yet)
Hi, my friends and I were in Montreal last week. We loved LeBlub Chasse et Peche. The food was very good. Dinner for one with a couple of drinks and tip about $110.00 per person. We also loved Verses at Hotel Nelligan. We had the most fantastic spanish food at Tapeo. It is a very small restaurant about 15 minutes by taxi from downtown. The food was amazing and inexpensive. You might want to read the endless banquet blogers' article on Montreal in Budget Travel. We loved everything that they suggested.
Most if not all of these have been extensively and recently discussed. Click the Search This Board link at the top of the page and type the restaurant's name -- between quotation marks if it comprises more than one word -- in the search box. Note that the former Anise recently closed and reopened with a new concept and name, Bazaar Grillades & Compagnie. With one exception, all the places you list are worth visiting. The exception is Boris Bistro, which has one of the city's finest terraces and thoroughly lacklustre food.
Thanks, carswell. It's helpful to know that about Boris Bistro. I've read discussion threads on all the restaurants above (on Chowhound and other places), but I thought I'd post anyway, because we've had a hard time making a decision. It sounds like we can't really go wrong with any of them - thanks.