Best casual bistros in Montreal
We live in Denver and will be visiting in Montreal for a week. Denver has 3 French restaurants and only one offers exceptional food. If we decide to concentrate on bistro/French cuisine in Montreal-where should we go for dinner? (not fine dining).
I don't want to offend anyone, but I won't be eating poutine. I have NEVER eaten gravy or sauces over potatoes. In fact, I don't even eat mashed potatoes and gravy (very un American). Of course I love french fries, but with salt only (no sauce).
Montreal is casual. You would be hard-pressed to find many formal restaurants in the city, much less bistros, so you really have a lot of options. Unfortunately, price doesn't really vary much, so you'll probably be looking to spend about the same amount no matter what choice you make. Maybe one of the bring your own wines would be best? P'tit Plateau and Monsieur B come to mind, but there are many others.