I was wondering what you fellow boardies would recommend for a memorable dining experience on the McGill/St.Paul near McGill strip on a Saturday night?
We're hosting some relatives from the U.S. whose ages range from mid-20s to mid-50s and whose palettes range from adventurous to not-so-adventurous, and the plan would be to eat somewhere that at once has a memorable atmosphere and an innovative, tasty menu. We're planning the walk-around-the-Old-Port and then Casino thing, hence the choice of locale on McGill/St. Paul.
I've been to Vauvert and quite enjoyed it, so I know what I'd be getting there. Many of the other spots in the area, though, would be new to me, so I'm wondering if any of them get the thumbs-up or avoid-at-all-costs judgment from you.
Wilson seems interesting, especially with the supposed addition of chef David Adjey to their kitchen (has this happened?). L'Appartement looks promising, and I've heard good things about Boris Bistro and Holder, though I've only seen those spots by day/at lunch. On St. Paul, I know Stash and Gandhi are both reliable, though I'm not sure our party will be totally on board for Polish or Indian cuisine.
Thanks in advance for the advice!