Hi! I will be visiting Montreal this weekend (from Fri - Tues)...something my husband and I usually REALLY look forward to because we love the city (I was born here) and love, love, love eating our way around the city.
This time - I'm not so sure..... We're coming with my parents, who are older (70-80 yrs old) and not too adventurous with food and more price-conscious, and we will also have our toddler (13 months) with us. We're staying in the Plateau area. So, where can we eat with a family of 5 that can still allow us to enjoy the foodie experience that we love so much about Montreal?!
I really need chowhounder help on this, please! My thoughts so far are:
Napoletana - casual, family-friendly, BYO, and my parents can do pasta/pizza fine, as can baby.
Marche Jean-Talon (for some munchies) - Perfect fit and variety, so I'm actually looking forward to taking the whole family here.
Au Cinquième Péché - We LOVE this place and previously had early dinner here with the baby and it worked out fine. So we plan on eating here again, with early dinner right when they open.
Olive et Gourmando - for some take out sandwiches if we're in Vieux Montreal.
Byblos - for breakfast
Reservoir - for lunch/brunch
Some place in Chinatown - either for great dim sum or a nice dinner? Any recommendations?
Milos - for lunch
However, there are a bunch of places that I want to either try or go back to, and I'm not sure if it will work with our crowd. Will it be a bad idea to go to these places?
APDC again (loved it before!) but I don't know if it might be a bad idea with parents and baby in tow.
Le P’tit Plateau - have been meaning to go there but it's always closed when we've gone by - maybe this time?
Laloux - only a 5 minute walk from where we are staying!
Pintxo - also a 5 minute walk
Kitchen Gallerie - based on Carswell's rec
Les 3 Petits Bouchons?
I think we can probably get my parents to babysit for one evening so husband and I can go for a nice meal on our own - Which one of the above or any other recommendations for our *ONE* really great meal out?!
Thank you so much - I'd really appreciate any help here.