Two Torontonian foodies staying at Hotel St Paul this weekend. I've been diligently skimming the past few pages of the forum and picking on what I think fits us: we want more of a 'Montreal French' experience in a bistro sense as well as potentially a little more luxe and modern meal too. Thoughts/inputs/additions on my choices would be fantastic. As a baseline we've been to l'express on the last trip and thought it was great. Would like to experience more of that perhaps in a little more elevated setting.
Holder - steps away and seems like a great little bistro
olive et gourmando - again close and keeps coming up in the forums, thinking good for lunch
Cube - Somewhat more expensive then we wanted but is it worth it? Of course it's right in our hotel...
Anise/Chez l'épicier - One of these will probably be our fancier dinner. The menu of Chez L'epicier appeals more to me...
Leméac- would quite like to try their $20 for app and main after 10PM deal. Have also read this is kid friendly and has brunch?
au petit extra - looks like a charming bistro but not terribly close - worth it?
laloux - if we're in neighbourhood considering this as well
SECONDLY we will be joining a larger family group of 7 staying at the Omni. They will have kids 11 and 14. Half of the party is visiting overseas from Hong Kong and enjoys 'Western' food but a more staid menu or greater variety might be in order.
Right now am just thinking Au Pied du Couchon... Any other thoughts?