Saturday April 5 Dinner
I have been up and down this board and I can't decide!!!!
I want elegant (I loved Toque when I went 2 years ago) but I'm not sure I want to spend $400 for 2... Something closer to $200-250 would be good...
I want French food, or modern "International"... But the choice is vast...
I need it to be downtown (we're staying at the Ritz)
I assume that you are looking for something within easy walking distance of your hotel. In that case, I would recommend Bronte, on Sherbrooke a couple of blocks west of your hotel. The food is throughly modern with French and Italian influences.
Club Chasse et Peche would be in line with your budget. It's a bit farther from your hotel than Bronte would be (which would also be a great choice), but it's probably less than 10 minutes by cab.
I was this close to not responding, as the first two posts give excellent suggestions, and you sound a little overwhelmed! If so, skip the rest of this post. Both Bronte and Club Chasse et Peche would fit your bill perfectly.
Chez L'Epicier is also quite lovely (in Old Montreal, short cab ride away). They have a website if you want to check out the menu, but I should warn you it is really annoying to sit through (cheesy music, annoying graphics that move and take forever to load...)
No problem at all! I don't think you could go wrong with any of these 3 restaurants listed here. And I think you could certainly stay within your budget as long as you don't go crazy on the wine. I know Club Chasse et Peche also has a website, so you could compare the menus and see what appeals to you. Have fun!