We'll be having one dinner at Renoir in the Sofitel, but I need a second restaurant for a party of 5 the following night. The group ranges in age from 36 to 74, and we need a place where conversation would not challenged by bustling background noise on a Friday night.
I loved the food at La Montee, but the room will be too noisy for this particular dinner. Have also liked meals at Ferreira, but I'd imagine it will also be quite noisy on a Friday night. Not particularly impressed with my last meal at Le Latini. One of the people in the group did not enjoy Europea on a past visit, and I think the menu at Europea might be a little too innovative for this group. L'Aromate isn't upscale or quiet enough for this group.
Continental, French or other European food would work well with this group, although a French or French Canadian menu might be nicer, since all the people attending the dinner are visitors to Montreal.
Preferably a restaurant with some fairly conservative choices, and mains for less than $40, so that means places like Bice and Bronte probably won't work.
Where would you suggest? Does a restaurant that will meet these requirements exist in downtown Montreal?
Or should we take taxis to another part of Montreal (maybe Outremont) to find a restaurant with good food that would be fairly quiet on a Friday night?