Getting nervous that I am not picking the best for our 4 days in Montreal
We have dinner reservations for one night at 400 Coups and another night at Au Cinquieme Peche for just my husband and myself. A third night with vegetarians we are doing Bar Bounya. We are not sure if we will do a 2nd night with the vegetarians. If so, we will go to either an Indian fusion called Rasoi or an Indonesian called Nonya. The vegetarians are young people who live in Montreal and we will be treating them, so we want nice, but not terribly expensive. If they are not available for a second vegetarian dinner, we will have another night that we can go wherever we want. I made a reservation at Laloux, but Lawrence, La Salle a Manger and Le Comptoir also look good. Should we pick one of these over Laloux? In addition, we will have one brunch. I made a reservation at Lemeac, but Maison Publique looks interesting too and Lawrence also has a nice looking brunch menu. Too many choices and we don't get to Montreal very often. Please don't recommend Italian because we have great Italian in Philly where we live.
Nonya is very good for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. I haven't heard about Bar Bounya but a quick glance over a review in the Gazette looks very promising. I really enjoyed brunch at Maison Publique so I recommend it but I haven't been to Lawrence and it does get raves. I'm sure you'll have a great trip especially if you add in some fun spontaneous lunches and cafe and pastry stops.
Another choice might be Mia Tapas Indonésiens, on rue de Castelnau in Villeray, just north of the Jean-Talon Market.
MIA Tapas Indonésiens
350, rue de Castelnau E (coin Drolet)
Montréal, QC, H2R 1P9 Metro Jean-Talon Jean-Talon
And middleagedfoodie, I'm sure you'll do just fine.
I would pick La Salle a Manger or Lawrence (or Tuck Shop or Le Chien Fumant or Hotel Herman) over Laloux.