Hi, and thanks in advance for any thoughts you might be able to offer!
I'll be in Montreal with my boyfriend and my parents for four nights next week. We're in our 30's, my parents are in their early 60's, we all live in Boston, and we all love to eat. We'll have a few meals as a group, but my parents will probably split off on their own a few nights, too.
But don't worry, this isn't yet another "where should I eat in Montreal" post! I've been reading the Montreal board obsessively over the past few days, so I know where I'm hoping to go with my boyfriend -- Bu, Bouchonée, and perhaps Bazar Anise or Leméac, some of the neighborhood bistros mentioned in other posts. We speak French, and we can't stand boring, touristy restaurants -- so I'm really grateful for the info I've found here.
The problem, however, is where to eat on our first night in Montreal, when my parents will be tired and will likely want to stay close to the hotel. We're staying at the Sofitel (Sherbrooke at Stanley), and I haven't read about any interesting restaurants in that neighborhood.
Any thoughts? I'm looking for a place with a nice atmosphere, great/interesting food, not terribly expensive, and not terribly loud (my mother is a bit hard of hearing).
Thanks so much!