Montreal restaurants with 7yr old
We are taking our son to Montreal for a weekend and want to have him (and us) experience something new and different in restaurants (nothing spicy as he is VERY anti-spice) but he's still open to new ideas. I'm looking for any suggestions! We are considering O Noir but it looks to be on the pricey side but it might be worth it for the experience but I'm not sure.
I would go to T brasserie. You dont say when you are coming but they have a terrace when warmer weather comes and beside terrace is a lot of open space for him to enjoy They also have swings on back street until June 3 and the swings are for adults! If he wants an icecream after meal there are some places in lower part of plaza across ste catherine street. The contemporary art museum is beside T restaurant and this kind of art could well be appreciated by a 7 year old. This way you can combine resto sampling and fun activities. T resto has on seasonal basis a seafood platter which is not listed on menu. You will need to reserve.
also nearby is bouillon bilk which has more unique lunch and evening menus, I could not find english version
For breakfasts there are so many terraces/patios to enjoy but you could go to inner courtyard of Jardin Nelson (also science centre is nearby, cirque du soleil, waterfront etc) which according to FB is already open
and they have things likes crepes, salads, nice ambiance + jazz quartet
Most drestaurants in Montreal are child friendly. Especially if the child is a well-behaved seven year old. I have a six year old and I would not hesitate to take him to most places. However, I am not sure mine can handle O Noir. He is exceptionally well behaved in reastaurants. He uses his utensils, does not stare at neighbouring tables, never gets out of his seat without asking me for permission, etc. However, I am not sure how he would behave if we were in a dark room and he had to eat with his hands without seeing his food and without me and his dad seeing him. Honestly, I would be scared that he might think it's some sort of a game and decide to scream or pull people's hair or tickle them.
If I were you, I would read the Montreal board for a few days and try to see if any of the positively reviewed places appeals to you, and then I would check here to see if they are appropriate, or call them and ask if they are comfortable with 7 year olds.
How about Avesta for delicious and inexpensive Turkish food? He could try one of the not-spicy gozlemes (even the "spicy" one is not really spicy, IMO), a borek, some manti, or some delicious dips and other appetizers. It's perfectly kid-friendly, in fact I've been there with a baby and it was fine, so it should be no problem for a 7 year-old. Their site's not very helpful but there's some basic info there: http://www.restoavesta.ca/
Mirror review: http://www.montrealmirror.com/2006/06...