Weekend without the girlfriends in Montreal
I will be coming to Montreal from NYC with a friend of mine while our girlfriends are away for a bachelorette party. Neither of us have been to Montreal before. We will be staying at the Sofitel which I believe is downtown. We need some restaurant recommendations for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Keep in mind that we are in our late 20s and definitely plan on going out to bars, etc. after dinner so will probably be going for 9 or 9:30 reservations. I am willing to spend a decent amount of money but would like to keep to places with entrees in the $20-$35 range. I would like a good scene, good food and something that will have the right vibe to start the night. Thanks in advance for those with recommendations.
Friday Night - I'ld suggest dinner and drinks in the Old Port
Garde Manger is fantastic, but very small. If you want to go out after, try Confessional or Cherry.
Saturday Night - head to St Laurent
You can party at either place afterwards or walk the strip and find another club more to your liking
Sunday - if you don't mind being out of downtown area, I highly recommend RARE, in Little Italy - be sure to try the "gnocchi Poutine"